For 2013, the Avenger really has no changes. The Avenger SE comes well equipped. Its 2.4-liter, 173-horsepower four-cylinder is strong and smooth, with acceleration performance that's better than adequate. Avenger SXT models come with more equipment and the 6-speed automatic with the four-cylinder. You can upgrade the Avenger SE to come with a 3.6 liter V-6 that produces 283 hp. Avenger R/T comes with the V6, a sports suspension and racy stripes and interior treatment. Dodge aced the suspension, and both ride quality and cornering response are excellent, benefits of that rigid chassis. The fine balance of comfort and handling contribute significantly to Avenger's appeal. If you are looking for a Dodge Charger in the Palm Beach or Ft. Lauderdale area, come to Arrigo Dodge Chrysler Jeep of West Palm Beach.
The 2013 Charger feels athletic, like it's working hard but could work forever. Noise and vibration are well isolated from the cabin, and the harder you run it, the smoother the four-cylinder gets. It pushes the Avenger briskly, more than fast enough to keep up. The 6-speed automatic transmission, standard on all but the base Avenger SE, is fine for everyday driving. In Drive, around town, the upshifts are quick enough, and smooth. This transmission isn't too slow to drop down a gear, either, and most of the time the Avenger chooses the gear you expect it to.
The crosshair grille is a Dodge trademark. There are also twin character lines on the hood. The Avenger R/T, new for 2012, is most likely to stand out from the pack. It's easy to spot for its monochrome paint scheme, black headlight background and go-fast slash stripes on the front fenders. Yet the distinctions are mostly in-your-face graphics, rather than an inherently racy shape or look. The body-colored crosshair on the R/T grille helps some, and the black egg-crate in the grille and below the bumper is an improvement.
The front-drive Dodge Avenger sedan is available with four- and
six-cylinder engines and two different automatic transmissions.
Avenger SE is powered by a 2.4-liter, 173-horsepower I4, matched to a 4-speed automatic. Avenger SE comes standard with manual air conditioning, power windows, mirrors and remote locks, four-speaker audio with CD, cruise control, rear-window defroster and 17-inch steel wheels with plastic covers. SE options: SiriusXM satellite radio with one year subscription, Dodge's Uconnect voice command system with Bluetooth connectivity, and an engine-block heater.
Avenger SE V6 is equipped identically, except that it comes with a 3.6-liter, 283-hp V6 and a 6-speed automatic.
Avenger SXT comes with the four-cylinder, but upgrades to a 6-speed automatic. SXT also upgrades to eight-way power driver seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, six-speaker audio with SiriusXM, automatic temperature control, body-color heated exterior mirrors and 17-inch aluminum wheels.
Avenger SXT Plus comes standard with the V6, premium cloth seats with red stitching, a 6.5-inch touch-screen media center, fog lamps, rear deck lid spoiler and 18-inch aluminum wheels.
Avenger R/T is the sport model, with the V6, firmer suspension, leather-bolstered sport seats and unique graphics inside and out. It comes standard with the cold weather package and Boston Acoustics audio.
Recent improvements make the Dodge Avenger a contender, delivering more
bang for the buck than most competitors. It's roomy, quiet,
straightforward and effective, like the car in general. The
ride/handling balance is excellent. With a choice of engines, a range of
models and good mileage ratings, the Avenger mates value and features
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