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2012 Dodge Avenger

America's Most Affordable and Most Powerful Mid-size Sedan

• Athletic yet refined exterior, a high-quality, well-crafted interior, a spirited driving experience and a 5-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty make the 2012 Dodge Avenger the smart buy for sedan buyers

• America's most affordable mid-size sedan – starting at a Ú.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of only $18,995

• Most powerful and lowest priced V-6 engine in a mid-size sedan, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine produces 283 horsepower while achieving an impressive EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 29 miles per gallon (mpg) highway

• 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine was named one of Ward's '10 Best Engines' in 2011
The Dodge Avenger named Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 'Top Safety Pick' in 2011

2012 Dodge Avenger• 2012 Dodge Avenger lineup offers four models, including the new for 2012 R/T model – packed wîth a surprising amount of standard content and a fun-to-drive factor that will delight drivers and passengers


September 1, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The 2012 Dodge Avenger is the perfect sedan for the customer who wants an enthusiastic driving performance, exceptional fuel economy and, wîth a starting Ú.S. Manufacturer's Starting Price (MSRP) of $18,995, an excellent value. The Dodge Avenger SE model is now the most affordable mid-size car in America. The 2012 Dodge Avenger provides more standard content than others in the §egmènt, high-tech features that keep drivers and passengers connected and entertained, uncompromising safety features and up to 31 miles per gallon (mpg) highway fuel economy, all at an excellent value.

Vital Stats and Specifications
Vital Stats
Engine : 2.4 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 173 hp
Torque: 166 ft-lbs

Engine : 3.6 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 283 hp
Torque: 260 ft-lbs


4-speed Automatic
The 2012 Dodge Avenger provides customers a sculpted, smooth exterior design, a world-class interior and performance attributes that put the 'fun' in functional. With a powertrain lineup that includes the most powerful V-6 engine in the §egmènt, sporty, refined driving dynamics and useful, intuitive technology like Úconnect® handsfree phone wîth Bluetooth® and a 40 gigabyte (GB) (28 GB available storage) 6.5-inch touchscreen radio, the Dodge Avenger is a vehicle packed wîth value and a style all its own.


New for 2012, the Dodge Avenger offers a model lineup comprised of the SE, SXT, SXT Plus and the new for 2012 Avenger R/T. The 2012 Dodge Avenger sports two new exterior colors: Copperhead Pearl Coat and Blue Streak Pearl Coat.

The 2012 Dodge Avenger, America's most affordable sedan, delivers agile, confident handling performance in all driving situations, whether it's a spirited adventure on twisty roads or an emergency maneuver. The 2012 Dodge Avenger comes wîth the standard 2.4-liter World Gas Engine, which has been recalibrated and is mated to a four- or six-speed automatic transmission for a fun and fuel-efficient driving experience. The Avenger powered by the 2.4-liter engine produces 173 horsepower (129 kW) and 166 lb.-ft. (225 N•m) of torque and is rated up to an EPA estimated 31 mpg highway.

Buyers can opt for the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, a Ward's '10 Best Engine' in 2011, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that gives them the best of both worlds – best-in-class V-6 horsepower and exceptional fuel economy. The new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine produces a best-in-class 283 horsepower (211 kW) and 260 lb.-ft. (353 N•m) of torque and has an EPA estimated 29 mpg highway fuel economy rating.

The Dodge Avenger mid-size sedan, an IIHS 'Top Safety Pick' in 2011, provides customers an abundance of standard safety and high-tech features designed to keep drivers connected wîth their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Standard safety features include advanced multi-stage front passenger air bags, front seat side air bags, electronic stability control wîth electronic traction control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, supplemental side curtain air bags and LATCH child seat anchor system.

2012 Dodge AvengerThe 2012 Dodge Avenger offers four models packed wîth a surprising amount of standard content from which to choose: SE, SXT, SXT Plus and R/T.

The Dodge Avenger SE – America's Most Affordable Mid-size Sedan at a starting Ú.S. MSRP of only $18,995, offers a tremendous level of standard equipment, including a 2.4-liter 173 horsepower four-cylinder engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) Electronic stability control (ESC), four-wheel anti-lock brakes, traction control, advanced, multi-stage front driver and passenger air bags, all-row side-curtain air bags, front-seat-mounted driver and passenger air bags, acoustic, laminated front windshield and front-row side glass, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, remote keyless entry, cruise control a 60/40 split folding rear seat, 17-inch wheels, LED taillamps and much more.

The 2012 Dodge Avenger SXT adds a six-speed automatic transmission wîth Auto Stick®, 17-inch aluminum wheels, eight-way power driver seat, leather-wrapped §teering wheel and shift knob, six speakers, automatic temperature control, body-color heated exterior mirrors, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and much more.

The 2012 Dodge Avenger SXT Plus adds the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that provides best-in-class 283 horsepower, 18-inch aluminum wheels, projector fog lamps, rear decklid spoiler, dual bright exhaust tips, unique, premium cloth seat fabric wîth red French seam stitching, a 6.5-inch touchscreen media center and more. New options for 2012 include premium leather-faced seating and 18-inch chrome-clad wheels (late availability).

The new for 2012 Dodge Avenger R/T model offers a distinctive monochromatic exterior appearance wîth unique 18-inch polished 'Rallye design' aluminum wheels, black background headlamps, unique 'Z-stripe' seats wîth performance leather bolsters, unique gauge cluster wîth center-mounted tachometer, SRT-inspired accelerator and brake pads, red interior accent lighting, perforated leather-wrapped §teering wheel and much more.

2012 Dodge AvengerThe new for 2012 Dodge Avenger R/T model is the perfect sedan for the customer who wants an enthusiastic driving experience at a great value. With a stiffened suspension, best-in-class 283 horsepower engine, center-mounted tachometer and performance-inspired interior and exterior design cues, the 2012 Dodge Avenger R/T ups the driving fun factor.

Dodge engineers tuned the Avenger's suspension specifically to the R/T model. They increased roll stiffness by 18 percent and spring rates by 17 percent in the front and more than 12 percent in the rear. Front strut damping rates are increased 15 percent, rear strut damping rates are increased almost 20 percent and the rear stabilizer bar diameter is 2 mm larger, increased from 19 mm to 21 mm. The suspension changes result in a spirited, performance sedan driving experience.

Únique exterior design elements of the 2012 Dodge Avenger R/T include a unique body-color grille, black headlamp background, R/T fender stripes on the front quarter panel and unique 18-inch aluminum wheels. The performance elements carry through to the rear of the vehicle wîth a spoiler and the 'R/T' badge.

The interior of the 2012 Dodge Avenger R/T sports distinctive Aunde fabric wîth Z stripe accent, red stitching and performance leather-trimmed bolsters that hold drivers and passengers firmly in their seats when they put the Avenger to the test. The front seats are heated and sport an 'R/T' graphic stitched in red on the front headrests. Drivers will notice a cockpit unlike other Avenger models. It features a unique gauge cluster wîth a center-mounted tachometer wîth the 'R/T' graphic and SRT-inspired brake and accelerator pedal pads. The §teering wheel is wrapped in perforated leather wîth red accent stitching. Red ambient accent lighting in the interior cabin is unique to the R/T model. A 276-watt Boston Acoustic sound system compliments the standard touchscreen entertainment center wîth a hard drive that offers 28 GB of available storage for songs and other media.

The standard mid-size sedan §egmènt is the largest vehicle §egmènt in the Únited States, wîth more than 1.7 million vehicles sold in 2010. The 2012 Dodge Avenger is uniquely positioned as an alternative for consumers lòòking for a sedan wîth more style, personality and performance, as well as more value for their dollar.

The 2012 Dodge Avenger is available in eight exterior colors: Blackberry Pearl Coat, Bright Silver Metallic, Black Clear Coat, Redline 2 Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Tungsten Metallic Clear Coat, Copperhead Pearl Coat or Blue Streak Pearl Coat.

The new 2012 Dodge Avenger arrives in Ú.S. dealer showrooms in September 2011.

The Dodge Avenger is built at the Sterling Heights, Mich. Assembly Plant.

Source - Dodge
Based on the platform of the Mitsubishi Galant the Dodge Avenger was produced from1995 through 2000. A two-door sports coupe, the Avenger easily fits up to four passengers with ease, yet is still sleek and powerful enough to attract sporty drivers.

The Avenger was available in both base and ES trim models and originally was available in two different engine size an transmission types, the four-cylinder 5-speed base model and the V6 automatic ES. The V6 eventually became standard on all trim models, but was only available as an automatic. The original Avenger featured 103in wheelbase. The V6 engine was only available with the A604 transmission and could not be swapped out easily due to a lack of transmission capable of fitting around the front axle.

Born out of a partnership between Chrysler and Mitsubishi, the Dodge Avenger featured an exciting style and a spacious cabin. The Avenger was built by Diamon Star Motors, along with the similar Chrysler Sebring coupe on a stretched Mitsubishi Galant platform

The Avenger was discontinued in 2000 and Dodge's newest coupe was renamed the Stratus Coupe.

In 2008 the Dodge Avenger name resurfaced as an athletically designed 4-door sedan that became the successor to the Dodge Stratus. Sharing its platform with the Chrysler Sebring the '08 Dodge Avenger featured 3 engines, a fuel efficient, relatively weak 2.4 liter 4-cylinder capable of 173 horsepower, the mid range offering 189 horsepower 2.7 liter V6 and a 3.5 liter V6 powerhouse that delivered 235 horsepower. The 2.4 liter 4-cylinde engine sent horsepower to the front wheel via a 4-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.7 liter V6 was more refined than the noisy 4-cylinder. The 3.5 liter V6 was available with front or all wheel drive.

The 4-cylinder Avenger SE features power windows, mirrors, door locks, AM/FM/CD stereo with auxiliary audio jack, AC and cruise control. The Avenger SXT features 17-inch alloy wheels, and anti-lock brakes. The Avenger R/T featured 18-inch wheels, 4-wheel disc bakes, a sport tuned suspension system, 6 disc CD/DVD changer and automatic climate control. The R/T came standard with traction and stability control.

Basically a 5-passenger sedan, the 2008 Dodge Avenger is one of the many sport themed midsize sedans in the market today. The Avenger will replace the outdated and aging Stratus sedan and along with the redesigned Sebring will use a shared DaimlerChrysler/Mitsubishi Motors platform called the GS. The GS platform will be stretched in size and known as the JS.

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