2013 Dodge Avenger

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$19,795

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2013 Dodge Avenger
2013 Dodge Avenger

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Quiet cabin
  • Suspension refinement
  • Brake-pedal feel

The bad:

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

3 trims

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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 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.1
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great value

So far awesome drive great low mileage for the age has v 6 and has some really great pick up and great on the highway

4.1

Good car

Good car overall though it was a little expensive when I purchased almost new. Easy to maintain. No problems out of it until 150000 miles.

5.0

Best car I have ever owned

Always reliable. Never any issues except replaced battery.. I have had for 6 years and do not have one complaint on the Avenger. I receive a complaint in my car at least once a day

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Dodge
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
60 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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