Dodge Avenger belonging to a mid size sedan segment is built by Chrysler Corporation and it was debuted in 1995 as a two door coupe. Later in 2008, the car was re-introduced to the market as four door sport sedan. The latest vehicle introduced for Avenger is 2014 model sedan. The sedan was ranked as the most American made car which holds an overall rating of 6.7. The two door coupe introduced in North America was built from 1995 to 2000. The Avenger used 2.0L inline four engine and the four cylinders was packed up with five speed manual transmission. A sport appearance package was introduced from 1997 model and by 2000 V6, automatic drive train was on standard model. For the 2011 model, changes has made for the exteriors as well as for the interiors making the sedan more noticeable. Mechanically, the 2011 Avenger Dodge comes up with 6 speed automatic with 173hp 2.4 L GEMA 14 engine.
About 2014 Dodge Avenger
The 2014 5 seated sedan, Dodge Avenger belongs to a midsize car segment. Despite of its low price, test drivers have reviewed the sedan as reliable and safe vehicle to be driven on-road. The mid size sedan is going to compete against Ford Fusion, Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata. The 2014 base model Avenger is equipped with four cylinder engine and it provides sufficient power for daily driving. The standard model is offered with four speed automatic transmission and the six speed automatic version is optional. The base model avenger is fuel efficient and the V6 powered mid size car offers daily users 19/29 mpg. The updated 2011 model sedan is more powerful, large and offers rear wheel drive to users. Dodge being a sporty specialty brand, he all new latest model has improved a lot. The 2014 Avenger that stands out from crowd looks similar to that of Sonata or an Optima. For everyday users, the 2.4 L four speed automatic will be economical with a 173 horsepower four cylinder. The four cylinder engine with six speed automatic versions is quite perky. The 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 is optional and it offers a strong and smooth ride. The six speed automatic provides smooth shift with full throttle acceleration.
Features and Packages
The 2014 Dodge is packed with lots of interesting features, making the buyers satisfied. Dodge Avenger offers 3 models to buyers- SE, SXT and R/T. R/T model comes up with sporty accessories and the SXT model makes a solid value for the price you pay. The R/T model offers features such as red stitched seat covers, stiffer suspension, red color ambient lighting, twin USB port, 6.5 inch display, real time traffic function and navigation and Boston Acoustic sound system. The SXT models are quite powerful with six speed automatic engine and the sedan features fog lamps, heated mirror, leather trim, automatic climate control and navigation system. The base model of four speed automatic versions is equipped with 17 inch wheels, split folding rear seat, locks and mirrors. With attractive design, Dodge has been introduced with fresh styling making it feel challenging against other brands. The brand identified with crosshair grille offers a small amount f muscles. With more polish look, the interiors are equipped with soft touch materials. With aggressive suspension package RT models offer a body colored grille with black headlamps. The interior, seats are wrapped with unique leather and fabric, making it comfortable for users. Navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity and a sunroof is optional and blacktop packages are available on SXT and SE models. In general, Dodge offers a premium sporty look with new dart cabin.
Fuel Economy and safety features
When it comes to mileage, the mid size Avenger isn’t one of the best choices in the market. With sprinkling performance, Dodge remains a good choice due to its affordable price tag, sporty look and affordable engine. With small interior and pleasing design, it really makes a good family car. Unfortunately, a family who is looking for a sedan which is equipped with four cylinder engine may not be happy with its fuel economy. The 2.4 liter makes 173 horsepower, 166lb-ft of torque and the standard four speed automatic offers mileage of 21/30 mpg. Those who are opting for 6 speed automatic, provides a mileage of only 20/31 mpg. If you are looking for green, the sedan won’t make a great choice. The SE models stand very back in the package offering 30 mpg on highway and 21 mpg in the city. The SXT model offers 20 mpg at city and 31 mpg on highway. When it comes to safety, Avenger doesn’t disappoint. The 2014 Dodge Avenger offers IIHS top safety packages including curtain airbags and stability control. The NHTSA has given a rating, four stars out of five and the overall rating is quite impressive. The 2014 refreshed stylish Avenger is packed with the latest safety equipment including dual front, anti-lock brakes, stability control and headrest.
Reviewers point of view
Test drivers suggest the base four cylinder engine model to be used for daily drive because they are fuel efficient. Some of drivers agree that the sedan doesn’t offer sharper handling, though it is composed around curves. Steering is quite responsive and the interiors are quite classier. With clean interior design, distinctive looks and strong, smooth V6, buyers will consider Avenger more than any other brand. With refined riding quality, the 3.6 liter V6 delivers satisfying power. Those who are looking for a value priced mid size sedan, will opt for Avenger due to punchy V6 and attractive price tag. Users are quite happy with the infotainment system because it is easy to use due to its large touch screen. Some of them are pointing Avenger lacks rearview cameras and blind spot alert system. The Avenger with old fashioned hydraulic power steering and low ride height in front, makes it unhappy for some buyers. With a few upgrade, the vehicle offers great comfort. If you are looking for a mid size sedan, Dodge will be more functional than any other brands.