2010 Dodge Avenger

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Key Specs

of the 2010 Dodge Avenger. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    25 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    173-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    4-speed automatic w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Distinctive styling
  • Price
  • Some innovative options

The Bad

  • Plain interior
  • Not as luxurious as Camry or Passat

Notable Features of the 2010 Dodge Avenger

  • Related to Chrysler Sebring
  • Available V-6
  • Standard ABS

2010 Dodge Avenger Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
The Dodge Avenger shores up Chrysler's midsize-sedan lineup. The Avenger succeeds the Stratus and plays a sportier second fiddle to Chrysler's Sebring sedan. Trim levels include the midlevel SXT and sporty R/T. The midsize-sedan market is populated with dozens of able competitors; comparable Avenger sedans include the Kia Optima and Ford Fusion.

New for 2010
The 2010 Avenger has standard antilock brakes. The base SE trim level has been dropped.

Exterior
The Avenger sports a racer-boy look, complementing the Sebring's styling. The rear end looks much like the one on the full-size Charger, and the side profile draws elements from the compact Caliber. Up front, the Avenger sports a chrome crosshair grille.
  • Body-colored handles, front and rear body parts
  • Standard rear spoiler
  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels with full covers
  • Optional 17-inch aluminum wheels or 18-inch chrome-clad wheels


Interior
Inside, the cabin trades the Sebring's metallic textures for varied shades of plastic. A 60/40-split folding rear seat accommodates longer items from the trunk. For even more-oversized cargo, a fold-flat passenger seat is standard.
  • Seats five
  • Standard cabin air-filtration system
  • Standard power windows, locks and mirrors
  • Standard in-dash 12-ounce can cooler
  • Available leather-trimmed seats and shift knob
  • Available heated seats


Under the Hood
The Avenger is available with one of two engines: a four-cylinder or a V-6.
  • 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder wi...
Vehicle Overview
The Dodge Avenger shores up Chrysler's midsize-sedan lineup. The Avenger succeeds the Stratus and plays a sportier second fiddle to Chrysler's Sebring sedan. Trim levels include the midlevel SXT and sporty R/T. The midsize-sedan market is populated with dozens of able competitors; comparable Avenger sedans include the Kia Optima and Ford Fusion.

New for 2010
The 2010 Avenger has standard antilock brakes. The base SE trim level has been dropped.

Exterior
The Avenger sports a racer-boy look, complementing the Sebring's styling. The rear end looks much like the one on the full-size Charger, and the side profile draws elements from the compact Caliber. Up front, the Avenger sports a chrome crosshair grille.
  • Body-colored handles, front and rear body parts
  • Standard rear spoiler
  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels with full covers
  • Optional 17-inch aluminum wheels or 18-inch chrome-clad wheels


Interior
Inside, the cabin trades the Sebring's metallic textures for varied shades of plastic. A 60/40-split folding rear seat accommodates longer items from the trunk. For even more-oversized cargo, a fold-flat passenger seat is standard.
  • Seats five
  • Standard cabin air-filtration system
  • Standard power windows, locks and mirrors
  • Standard in-dash 12-ounce can cooler
  • Available leather-trimmed seats and shift knob
  • Available heated seats


Under the Hood
The Avenger is available with one of two engines: a four-cylinder or a V-6.
  • 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 166 pounds-feet of torque
  • 235-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 with 232 pounds-feet of torque
  • Four (four-cylinder) or six-speed (V-6) automatic transmission


Safety
Safety features include:
  • Standard front-seat-mounted side airbags
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Standard antilock braking system
  • Standard Accident Response System that turns on interior lights, unlocks doors and cuts fuel to the engine after airbags deploy
  • Optional electronic stability system and traction control



Latest 2010 Avenger Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(4.0)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

Good Overall Car

by Q on July 9, 2018

This car is very versatile and has many useful features. Mine came with navigation, a touchscreen, and many other useful items. The rear seats also folded flat as well as the passenger seat. Read full review

(5.0)

Great first car

by AngeloN857 from San Diego on May 31, 2018

This car is really comfortable, it has a great performance, I use it to go everywhere. This is my first vehicle and I couldn't be more satisfied with my purchase. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2010 Dodge Avenger currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2010 Dodge Avenger SXT

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Dodge

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, Carfax vehicle history report, rental car and 24-hour towing, and first day rental

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years/100,000 mile warranty on all certified vehicles
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 125 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Avenger received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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