Complete Dodge Avenger lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

2008 Dodge Avenger sedan - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2007 - 2014 Dodge Avenger SedanAvenger sedan3 Trims 156 to 170 Hp 1995 Dodge Avenger coupe - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions1994 - 2000 Dodge Avenger CoupeAvenger coupe3 Trims 141 to 166 Hp

The Dodge Avenger is a front-wheel-drive, mid-size sedan manufactured and marketed by Dodge, an American car manufacturer, from 1994 to 2000 and 2007 to 2014. The two-door Avenger first appeared in the North American market in 1994 and remained in production until 2000. With the 2007 release, the vehicle was relaunched as a four-door sports sedan.

History of the Dodge Avenger

Dodge Avenger (1995–2000)

In North America, the Dodge Avenger was marketed as a coupe despite its status as a two-door sedan. Production of the Avenger began in 1994 and lasted through 2000. Diamond Star Motors (DSM), a partnership involving Chrysler Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors, produced the Avenger and the similarly styled Chrysler Sebring sedan on a slightly different version of the Mitsubishi Galant platform. Mitsubishi acquired Diamond-Star Motors in 1993 after a sale from Chrysler, and on July 1, 1995, the company changed its acronym to Mitsubishi Motors Manufacturing America (MMMA). DSM logos can be found in the engine bays of Avengers and Sebring coupes manufactured between 1994 and 1996. The Avenger featured a Chrysler 420A 2.0-liter inline-four or a Mitsubishi-developed 2.5L V6 on a wheelbase measuring 2,634 mm (103.7 in). A 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic were available with the 4-cylinder engine. Dodge also used the 5-speed manual in the Mitsubishi Eclipse and Eagle Talon. Only the A604 automatic transmission could be paired with the V6 engine. The Avengers had a double-wishbone suspension and a rack-and-pinion steering system with adjustable ratios. Trims included the ES and the Highline base model, with the V6 becoming one of the regular choices in 2000.

Dodge Avenger (2007–2010)

The 2007 Dodge Avenger was offered in the United States, Europe, and other nations. However, it struggled to win over customers. It has one of the most fuel-effective diesel engines available in Europe. But it still failed to succeed. It was created to have the same accents on the headlamps and muscular shoulders out over the rear wheels as a smaller Dodge Charger. The cars often had a little wing on the trunk lid, but it was just decorative. The concept was to create a car that was both affordable and, for those willing to spend a little more, sporty within the body of a vehicle that appeared furious but not frightening. In contrast to the comic book hero, the Dodge Avenger wasn't all that spectacular unless you got the top-tier RT model with a 3.5L V6 and all-wheel drive. It didn't have anti-lock brakes on the entry-level trim levels, which was a wrong decision.


The Avenger's first major redesign since its reappearance in 2008 was for the 2011 model year. Modifications to the exterior include a redesigned crosshair grille with the Dodge logo in the lower right corner, standard LED combo taillights, and a slimmer bumper cut shape; these changes are subtle enough not to be frightening. The seats are upgraded with plusher padding and more luxurious fabric. There was the option of a two-tone interior design.


  • SE - 2007–2009, 2012–2013
  • SXT - 2007–2010, 2012–2013
  • SXT Plus - 2012
  • R/T - 2007–2010, 2012–2013
  • R/T AWD - 2007–2009
  • Express - 2010-2011
  • Mainstreet - 2011
  • Lux - 2011
  • Heat - 2011


In 2014, Dodge retailed the 2014 Dodge Avenger with a starting MSRP of $20,595 for the base SE Sedan, rising to $25,795 for the R/T Sedan trim.

  • SE Sedan - $20,595 ($25,765 in 2022)
  • SXT Sedan - $23,295 ($29,143 in 2022)
  • R/T Sedan - $25,795 ($32,271 in 2022)

Features of the Dodge Avenger

Exterior Features

The 2014 Avenger has an appearance that is somewhat befitting of its strong man moniker. The front end features the iconic Dodge crosshair grille between large, rectangular headlights. The sides feature flared fenders, and the back end features a raised fender line that tapers off into similarly sized taillights. You can install an aerodynamic wing-like spoiler in the trunk. The R/T variants feature a body-color grille and blacked-out trim, while the V6 engine has dual exhaust tips. The R/T comes standard with 18-inch wheels, while the SE and SXT have 17-inch wheels as standard equipment.

Interior Features

The 2014 Dodge Avenger has a cabin that is more than just on par with comparable mid-size sedans thanks to its beautiful layout, premium materials, cozy and supportive front seats with the right amount of bolstering, pleasant fabric patterns, and various soft-touch elements. The rear bench folds in a 60/40 split and provides adequate adult space. The flat-folding front passenger seat is a nice feature. A few upgrades in the R/T package are the leather-bolstered sport seats, a slick instrument cluster, and aggressive-looking pedals. The Avenger's cabin is quiet, making it ideal for audiophiles to listen to the available Boston-quality speakers.

Standard Features

Base SE and Upper Trims

  • Air Conditioning
  • Filtration System
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
  • Manual-Adjust Driver's Seat
  • 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seats
  • AM/FM/CD/Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Jack
  • Four Speakers (SE only)

SXT and Upper Trim

  • 8-Way Power Driver's Seat
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Six Speakers (SXT only)

R/T Trim

  • Leather Seats
  • 18-Inch Aluminum Wheels
  • Uconnect Hands-Free Phone System
  • Media Center
  • 6.5-Inch Display Screen
  • 40 Gb Hard Drive
  • Six Boston Speakers

Factory Options

  • Uconnect Infotainment System
  • Color Touch-Screen
  • Hard Drive
  • Navigation System
  • Real-Time Traffic Information
  • Power Sunroof
  • Engine Block Heater
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Rallye Appearance Group (SXT)
  • 18-Inch Wheels
  • Trunk-Mounted Spoiler
  • Two-Tone Black
  • Red Cloth Interior

Release Date

Dodge manufactured the Dodge Avenger from 1994 to 2000 and reintroduced it again from 2007 through 2014. The 2014 Dodge Avenger was released in the final quarter of 2013. By the end of the first quarter of 2014, production had ceased on the last of the Avengers for that year.