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2012 Dodge Avenger Sedan

Price Range: $18,995 - $25,995 | 19 MPG City - 29 MPG Highway

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2012 Dodge Avenger Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Dodge Avenger Sedan

For a mid-sized sedan, the Avenger stands out in two ways: aggressive, sporty styling, which is borrowed from the Dodge Charger, and its fuel economy, which can manage as high as 30 mpg on the highway. The Avenger's new, redesigned interior features nicer materials and is quieter than in years past, and its upgraded styling and quality makes it a viable alternative in a crowded small car market. The R/T Avenger appeals to driving enthusiasts, and includes sporty suspension, leather interior and special exterior styling.

What's new for 2012?

For 2012, the Dodge Avenger gets a shakeup in trim names, but the equipment hasn't changed much. The mid-level SXT, formerly 'Mainstreet' gets a few new colors in addition to its new name. The 'Lux' has been replaced by the R/T model, which gets the 3.6L V6 standard, a 6-speed automatic transmission, sport-tuned suspension and dual exhaust.

Model Strengths

  • Freshened sporty styling
  • safety
  • powerful V6 engine
  • long list of high-tech options

Model Review

For 2012, the Avenger is available in four trim levels: SE, SXT and R/T. The standard engine on all but the R/T is 2.4L 173-hp 4-cylinder engine, paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission on the SE and a 6-speed auto on the SXT and R/T. Standard on the R/T and optional elsewhere is Chrysler's 3.6L Pentastar V6, which makes 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It comes only with the 6-speed automatic.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Opt
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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4dr Sdn SE

Engine

Engine Type 2.4L Gas I4
Horsepower 173 @ 6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 166 @ 4400 RPM
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Fuel

Fuel Capacity 16.9 gal
Fuel Economy 21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 507 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 17 x 6.5 in.
Tires P225/55R17
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 40.0 in. / 42.4 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 38.3 in. / 36.2 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 13.5 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 108.9 in.
Curb Weight 3400 lb.
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4dr Sdn SE

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Optional
Front Bucket Seats Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional
Navigation System Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Trailer Hitch Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Optional