By David Thomas on January 15, 2007
Dodge announced the starting price of its all-new 2008 Dodge Avenger sedan at the Detroit auto show last week, but today we have word on the starting price of all three trim levels, including the top-of-the-line R/T with all-wheel drive.
The base SE trim level, with its 173-hp four-cylinder engine, starts at $18,220. The middle-range SXT comes standard with the same engine and features a few more cosmetic and interior options; it starts at $19,120. A 189-hp V-6 that runs on E85 or regular gasoline is optional on the SXT. The top-of-the-line R/T comes standard with a 235-hp V-6 and six-speed automatic and will start at $22,870. Adding all-wheel drive adds an additional $2,000, bringing the price to $24,870. None of the Avenger prices include the $675 destination charge.
Ford's similarly equipped all-wheel drive V-6 Fusion SEL — the Avenger's clear competition — starts slightly less at $23,885.
The Avenger should arrive at dealerships next month.
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David