2009 Dodge Avenger Delivers Style, Fuel Efficiency and Innovative Interior Features
The 2009 Dodge Avenger combines bold, aggressive Dodge styling with innovative interior features, high levels of safety and reliability, exhilarating performance and excellent fuel efficiency of 30 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway.
Many unique features set Dodge Avenger apart in the extremely competitive mid-size segment. These features include:
• uconnect phone with Bluetooth® technology, uconnect tunes, uconnect gps and uconnect studios
• Chill Zone™—a storage compartment in the top of the instrument panel that holds up to four 12-ounce beverage cans. Depending on ambient temperature and air conditioning settings, the bin keeps beverages cool when the vehicle is on
• A heated/cooled front cup holder helps keep cold beverages cool and hot beverages warm. The system heats to 140 degrees Fahrenheit and cools to 35 degrees Fahrenheit
• Stain-resistant Seat Fabric with three key benefits: repels stains, controls odor and reduces static electricity
• Heated cloth seats
• An available premium headliner that includes light-emitting diode (LED) interior lighting with high-focus white lights that provide directional lighting in both the front and rear seats
• MP3 play capability on all audio systems
Dodge Avenger makes a powerful statement as a reliable, well-engineered sedan with bold, sporty styling, spirited performance, fuel-efficient engine options and innovative features that fit active lifestyles at an affordable price. 2009 DODGE AVENGER: WHAT'S NEW FOR 2009 EXTERIOR
• Rear spoiler (now standard on Dodge Avenger SXT and R/T)
• 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels (now standard on Dodge Avenger R/T)
• Color: Silver Steel Metallic Clear Coat replaces Dark Titanium Metallic Clear Coat (all models) INTERIOR
• Dark Slate Gray interior replaces Slate Gray/Light Slate Gray (all models)
• Trunk mat with brand logo and deck lid liner (all models)
• Sunglasses holder (all models)
• Premium floor mats and cabin air-filtration system (now standard on Dodge Avenger)
• Leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls (now standard on Dodge Avenger SXT and R/T)
• Dramatically improved acoustic package for reduced noise levels in the cabin (all models)
• Fog lamps (now standard on Dodge Avenger SXT and R/T) POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS
• Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) (now standard on Dodge Avenger SXT and R/T)
• Premium Convenience Group now includes heated cloth seats, heated/cooled cup holder, heated exterior mirrors, Remote Start, auto-dimming rearview mirror, windows down with the touch of a button on the key fob, express up/down power windows, automatic headlamps, automatic temperature control, premium headliner, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and HomeLink universal home security system transceiver
• Últimate Performance Tire and Wheel Group available with 2.7-liter V-6 engine includes 18-inch ÚltraBrite aluminum wheels and P215/55R18 BSW all-season touring tires DESIGN
The 2009 Dodge Avenger builds on the bold, aggressive styling of the Dodge Charger.
From the front, there's no mistaking Dodge's heritage in Avenger's aggressive exterior lines. The brand's signature crosshair grille and large, modern quad headlamps housed in black add to Dodge Avenger's menacing glare.
Avenger's side profile shares more traits with the Dodge Charger. Muscular rear shoulders, large wheels and tires and a sleek rear spoiler embody the Dodge brand attributes of bold, powerful and capable.
From the rear, large, expressive taillamp modules placed at the corners frame the deck lid, which includes a sleekly integrated, finely tuned body-color spoiler. Both the spoiler and chrome-tipped dual exhaust outlets communicate the performance capability of the Dodge Avenger R/T's 3.5-liter engine.
The 2009 Dodge Avenger rides on a 108.9-inch wheelbase and a 61.8-inch track, which adds to its athletic stance, improves ride quality and stability and maximizes crush space in the engine compartment.
Dodge Avenger's interior provides comfortable seating for the driver and up to four passengers. The interior cabin is spacious with 100.5 cu. ft. of room. Luggage volume in the trunk is a competitive 13.41 cubic feet. ENGINEERING
Three engine options power 2009 Dodge Avenger models sold in the Únited States: the standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder World Engine, available Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV) 2.7-liter V-6 engine and an available 3.5-liter V-6 engine coupled with a six-speed automatic transaxle with Auto Stick.
The 2009 Dodge Avenger SE and SXT feature a standard four-cylinder engine that provides excellent fuel economy. Dodge Avenger's 2.4-liter World Engine with dual variable-valve timing produces 173 horsepower (129 kW) and 166 lb.-ft. (225 N•m) of torque and achieves 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
All 2009 Dodge Avenger sedans equipped with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder World Engine sold in California, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington meet the cleanest tailpipe and evaporative standards in the world and will be certified as a Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV).
The Dodge Avenger SXT features an available Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV) 2.7-liter V-6 engine that provides value- and performance-conscious consumers the power of a V-6 engine at a price that compares with the competitions' four-cylinder engines. Dodge Avenger's 2.7-liter V-6 engine produces 186 horsepower (139 kW) and 191 lb.-ft. (260 N•m) of torque. This 2.7-liter V-6 engine achieves 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. It also can operate effectively on any blend of gasoline and fuel-grade ethanol up to E85.
The 2009 Dodge Avenger R/T is powered by a 3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine coupled with a six-speed automatic transaxle producing 235 horsepower (175 kW) and 232 lb.-ft. (315 N•m) of torque. This 3.5-liter V-6 engine achieves 16 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
The Dodge Avenger's six-speed automatic transaxle provides quicker standing-start acceleration than a four- or five-speed transaxle because of its numerically higher first-gear ratio. A robust differential with increased torque capacity enhances launch performance by requiring less torque management, electronically limiting the torque that is available during the initial stages of standing-start acceleration. Smaller steps between ratios also make for a smooth, quiet ride, as the engine speed doesn't change as often with each shift. In addition, more ratio choices, more appropriate ratios for quicker acceleration and a lower overall top-gear ratio provide a quiet ride and improved fuel economy at highway speeds.Source - Dodge