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2012 Dodge Avenger Overview

The 2012 Dodge Avenger is back for more with a brand new R/T trim that features a V-6 engine and a stiffer suspension. This midsize sedan competes with cars like the Ford Fusion, Chevy Mailbu, and Mazda6. In 2011, the Avenger received major exterior and interior changes, so not a lot has changed from the previous model year.

Offering more power and a few exterior tweaks that set it apart from other Avengers, the new Avenger R/T features a 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6, Chrysler’s latest corporate engine that’s made its way into several other models as well. On top of that, the impressive list of changes is rounded off with tinted headlamps, a spoiler, leather interior, and fog lights.

The Avenger’s base engine is a 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder. The front-wheel drive Avenger comes with a four-speed automatic transmission attached to its base trim, but the rest get an upgraded six-speed automatic. When it comes to fuel economy, the Avenger is no slouch with ratings of 21/30 mpg city/highway for base trims while the R/T clocks in at 19/29 mpg city/highway.

Standard interior features include cruise control, power windows, and a tilt/telescopic steering wheel with mounted controls. Optional features range from a navigation system, a power moonroof, and a DVD entertainment system.

Safety features include brake assist, traction control, a security system, and six standard airbags. The Avenger was an IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2011, so you can expect similar performance from this year’s model.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 19 - 21 MPG
  • Highway: 29 - 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