• (4.2) 77 reviews
  • MSRP: $6,065–$13,689
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 22-24
  • Engine: 283-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed multi-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2013 Dodge Avenger

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 Dodge Avenger

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Five-seat midsize sedan
  • Performance-oriented R/T model
  • Standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Optional 283-hp V-6
  • Optional navigation system

2013 Dodge Avenger Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Dodge 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 for 2011. Competitors include the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion and Mazda6.

New for 2013
There are no significant changes for 2013.
Exterior
The Avenger didn't get as big of an exterior overhaul for 2011 as the 200, but there were some subtle changes, like a new crosshair grille, new taillights and smoother bumper styling. Aside from the taillights, which didn't really go with the rest of the car, it was a nice update on an existing design theme. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 17-inch steel wheels; 17- or 18-inch aluminum rims optional
  • Dual exhaust tips (V-6 models)
  • LED taillamps
  • Optional fog lights
  • Optional heated side mirrors
  • Optional sunroof
  • Optional rear spoiler

Interior
Much of the Avenger's hard plastic interior trim was eliminated with the 2011 revisions, which included a reskinned dashboard and nicer touch points on the doors. That said, some rudimentary elements remain, like cheap airplane-style map lights and a wobbly turn-signal stalk. Interior features include: 

  • Standard cloth seats; leather upholstery optional
  • Standard manual air conditioning; automatic air conditioning optional
  • Standard cruise control
  • Standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls
  • Standard keyless entry
  • Standard 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Standard CD stereo with MP3 jack
  • Optional touch-screen stereo with music hard drive
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional Uconnect hands-free phone connectivity

Under the Hood
A 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is standard, and it works with either a four- or six-speed automatic transmission, depending on the trim level. The optional 283-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 pairs with a six-speed automatic. Mechanical features include:

  • Front-wheel drive
  • Both engines use regular gas
  • R/T models have a sport suspension

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Active front head restraints

 

Consumer Reviews

(4.2)

Average based on 77 reviews

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3 Trims Available

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2013 Dodge Avenger Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Dodge Avenger R/T

Front
A
Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Dodge Avenger R/T

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Front

Overall evaluation
A

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
A
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Dodge Avenger R/T

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Dodge Avenger R/T

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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