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2011 Dodge Avenger Overview

Sharing a platform with the new Chrysler 200, the 2011 Dodge Avenger also gets a taste of the newness coming from Dodge these days with a new interior and a few exterior changes that help it to keep up with the times.

The midsize Avenger is outfitted with one of two available engines.  Standard is a 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder and optional is Chrysler’s new 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6.  Selecting the four-cylinder gets you a four- or six-speed automatic transmission, while the V-6 gets the six-speed box standard.  All Avengers come with front-wheel drive.  Competition includes other midsize sedans like the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, and Mazda6.

On the outside, the Avenger gets a slight makeover, adding a new crosshair grille, new taillights, and a reworked bumper.  Spruce up the exterior with options like fog lights, heated side mirrors, a sunroof, or a rear spoiler.  17-inch steel wheels come standard, while 17- or 18-inch aluminum wheels are optional.  If you opt for the V-6, the Avenger adds on dual exhaust tips for a sportier look.

Most of the work on the 2011 Avenger has gone into the interior, and the new cabin is a marked improvement over the outgoing one.  Hard plastics are out, and a reskinned dash and new softer touch points on the doors give the Avenger a touch of class.  Standard features include air conditioning, cruise control, steering wheel audio controls, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and an auxiliary audio input jack.  The Avenger’s interior can also be spruced up even more with options like a navigation system or a touch-screen audio system with music hard drive.

Standard safety features on the 2011 Avenger include all-disc antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, front side-impact and side curtain airbags, and active front head restraints.

With many updates inside and out, the 2011 Dodge Avenger is ready to tackle the midsize competition.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 20 - 21 MPG
  • Highway: 30 - 31 MPG

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Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Safety Rating

  • Front Safety: Good
  • Side Safety: Good
  • Rear Safety: Good