26 reviews
2012 Dodge Avenger
2012 Dodge Avenger
Available Price Range $5,461-$13,221 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 24-25 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Dodge Avenger

Our Take

The Dodge Avenger returns for the 2012 model year with a few modest changes. The five-seat Avenger is related to the Chrysler 200 — formerly the Sebring — and both cars got a new interior, a revised suspension and a new V-6 engine option last year. Competitors include the Chevrolet M... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Torque steer when accelerating hard (V-6)
  • Hesitant six-speed transmission
  • Snug cabin
  • Small trunk

Notable Features

  • New R/T model for 2012
  • Standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Optional 283-hp V-6
  • Optional navigation system


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in May 2011 about the 2011 Dodge Avenger. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2012, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. With all the attention surrounding the Chrysler 200 midsize sedan — thanks in part to a breakout Super Bowl commercial — its sibli... Read full review for the 2012 Dodge Avenger

Consumer Reviews


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Best car i have owned and most fun to drive

by ruggerbv from bath, NY on July 22, 2012

The 2012 Avenger takes the look and feel of the charger and boosts the fuel economy. If nothing else, i would say that they downplay the actual numbers as i get about 26 to 28 mpg around the city and ... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 Dodge Avenger.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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