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2013 Dodge Avenger

$5,137 — $12,437 USED
Sedan
5 Seats
22-24 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2013 Dodge Avenger exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2013 Dodge Avenger
  • Five-seat midsize sedan
  • Performance-oriented R/T model
  • Standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Optional 283-hp V-6
  • Optional navigation system

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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 wi...
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

What drivers are saying

4.2
99 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.2)
Value For The Money
(4.1)

Read reviews that mention:

(1.0)

Very bad car

by Alpeshkumar from Regina on November 3, 2018

I am using this car almost 4 years, everytime i have to spend money to fix this car, mostly Thtottle body changed almost 3 times. Consumes lots of gas, full tank spend $ 65 and can run 300 to 400 kms ... Read full review

(1.0)

not worth the money at all

by redtex from Cabot ark on November 2, 2018

Bad gas mileage,no cubby holes ,not enough power , poor int. Had nothing but problems with it and it was my first time to buy a new car Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2013 Dodge Avenger currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2013 Dodge Avenger SE

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

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Overall Evaluation
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Dodge

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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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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