Dodge Avenger (2012)

CARBARN | Dodge Avenger (2012) | The 2012 Dodge Avenger ranks 18 out of 18 Affordable Midsize Cars. With some of the worst four-cylinder fuel economy ratings in the class, test drivers think the 2012 Dodge Avenger can not Compete with other midsize cars. Additionally, the Avenger lacks standard tech Such features as Bluetooth and iPod integration. The Toyota Camry is a good car to cross-shop against the Dodge Avenger. Test drivers like its base four-cylinder engine, the which is something That can not be said about the base Avenger. The four-cylinder Camry also gets great fuel economy compared with other midsize cars.

Since many reviewers note That the Dodge Avenger has a cramped back seat and trunk small, midsize car shoppers Should Consider also the Volkswagen Passat.  The 2012 Dodge Avenger is available in four trim levels: SE, SXT, SXT Plus and R / T. Since the Avenger is Mostly unchanged from last year, this review uses test driver comments from prior reviews. See the full list of 2012 Dodge Avenger specs. The front-wheel drive 2012 Dodge Avenger has two engines and two transmissions. The base SE trim has a 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and four-speed automatic transmission. Plus Avenger SXT and R / T models come with a 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission.

The EPA rates the four-cylinder 2012 Dodge Avenger at 21/30 mpg city / highway with a four-speed automatic transmission and 20/31 with the six-speed automatic, while the V6 engine is rated 19/29 mpg. The Avenger's four-cylinder EPA ratings are Among the worst in the class. Reviewers are not impressed with the base four-cylinder engine. The Avenger's six-speed automatic transmission receives mixed comments.

Although the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not yet tested the 2012 Avenger, the highly-similar 2011 Dodge Avenger is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, the which means it received top scores in front-, rear-and side-impact crash tests and roof strength tests. Standard safety features on the 2012 Dodge Avenger include a tire pressure monitoring system, anti-lock brakes, traction control and airbags in the front, front-side and side-curtain positions.

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