2012 Dodge Avenger: Video Road Test and Review
The Dodge Avenger is a four door five passenger compact sedan from Chrysler that is powered by both four and six cylinder mills that are capable of achieving 30 MPG and feature a host of other standard and optional amenities as well. The American automaker sells the Avenger in four trim levels: SE, SXT, SXT Plus and R/T.
The entry level Dodge Avenger SE is powered by a 2.4 Liter four cylinder that produces 173 HP and 165 lb-ft of torque, mated to a four speed automatic transmission which is good for an estimated 20 MPG in the city and as much as 31 MPG on the highway. The $18,995 Avenger SE rides on a set of 17 inch steel wheels with covers and features stylish touches like a bright front grill, color matching door handles and LED tail lamps. On the inside, the Avenger SE features power windows, locks and mirrors as well as steering wheel mounted cruise and audio controls, premium cloth seats with a 60/40 split rear bench and ambient LED interior lighting. Making it a little easier to get into the Avenger is remote keyless entry and security alarm to keep it safe, while audio duties are handled by a four speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with optional Uconnect hands free connectivity.
The next step up is the Dodge Avenger SXT, powered by the same 173 HP 2.4 Liter four cylinder, now mated to a six speed automatic gearbox. The $21,495 SXT wears a set of 17 inch aluminum rims (with 18s available as an option) and gets upgraded with a set of color matching heated side mirrors. On the inside the Avenger SXT gets an eight way power adjustable driver’s bucket, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, front and rear LED overhead lamps, automatic temperature control as well as an optional sunroof while a six speaker stereo with Sirius XM Satellite radio makes up the in car entertainment.
The Dodge Avenger SXT Plus adds a bit more oomph to the standard SXT by upgrading to a 3.6 Liter Pentastar Flex Fuel V6 that cranks out a total of 283 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque mated to a six speed automatic that is good for an estimated 19 MPG in the city and as much as 29 MPG on the highway. The $23,995 Avenger SXT rides on a set of 18 inch aluminum alloys and gains a set of projector beam fog lamps, a rear spoiler and a dual exhaust. The inside of the SXT Plus features a premium cloth interior with red seat inserts (optional leather) and a 6.5 inch touch screen CD/DVD/MP3/HDD media center.
The top of the line Dodge Avenger R/T gets the same 283 HP V6, but also adds a set of 18 inch Rallye design aluminum wheels hiding a sport tuned suspension. The $25,995 R/T also gets a pair of blacked out headlamps and a color matching grill as well as a set of Dodge’s aggressive hood to fender stripes. On the inside the Avenger R/T gets a set of performance pedals, a perforated leather wrapped steering wheel with red accent stitching, heated front seats with unique cloth Z-Stripe design and high leather bolsters as well as a unique instrument panel with center mounted tachometer. Aside from the go fast goodies, the Avenger R/T also gets Chrysler’s Uconnect voice command with Bluetooth wireless hands free connectivity as well as a six speaker Boston Acoustic stereo with amplifier. Making the R/T a bit more practical, the top of the line Avenger also comes with power windows with one touch front glass, a remote starter and a universal garage door opener as well.
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