2008 Dodge Avenger  -  $19,020


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $19,020
Base Invoice: $17,711
Destination Charge: $675
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn SE FWD *Ltd Avail*
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 21 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 4dr Sdn SE FWD *Ltd Avail*
Transmission: 4-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 2.4L DOHC dual VVT 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Fuel efficiency; standout exterior styling; innovative interior features.


Model Highlights

Replacing the Stratus in Dodge's 2008 model lineup, the Avenger brings a completely different, more upright and angular appearance that borrows styling cues from the big Charger sedan and Dodge's muscle-car past. But the Avenger's appeal goes beyond outward appearance; the model offers several innovative interior features not otherwise seen among its peers.

Examples of the standout interior features available include the Chill Zone, a cooled storage compartment that can hold up to four beverage cans, a heated/cooled cup holder, stain-resistant seat fabric, LED directional interior lighting, and MP3 play compatibility on all audio systems. There's also a rear-seat video system, a Bluetooth UConnect hands-free cell phone interface, and an audio system called MyGig, which is paired with a navigation system and 20-gigabyte hard drive for storing music and images, or recording voice memos.

The Avenger is available in three different models: the basic SE, upscale SXT, and sporty R/T. The SE and SXT come with a standard 173-horsepower, 2.4L four-cylinder engine that brings up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway, according to EPA estimates. Optional on the SXT is a 189-horsepower, 2.7L V6 engine, which has flex-fuel capacity for operating on any mix of gasoline and ethanol up to E85 (85 percent ethanol). Both the 2.4L and 2.7L engines are paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. A 235-horsepower, 3.5L V6 is standard on the R/T and is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick manual control. All-weather all-wheel drive is optional on the R/T; all other Avengers come with front-wheel drive.

The base SE model comes surprisingly well equipped, with standard keyless entry, cruise control, the Chill Zone, and power windows, locks, and mirrors. Top R/T models include leather upholstery, power heated fold-away side mirrors, and automatic climate control.

Front seat-mounted side air bags and side-curtain air bags that cover front and rear occupants are standard on all Avenger models. Anti-lock brakes are standard on all but the base SE, while stability control is only standard on the R/T.


Model News

The new-for-2008, front-wheel-drive Dodge Avenger mid-size sedan, which is mechanically similar to the Chrysler Sebring, borrows its look from the larger Charger sedan and replaces the Stratus in Dodge's lineup.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Dodge Avenger, a mid-size sedan that competes with the Chevy Malibu, Ford Fusion, and Toyota Camry, among others, goes on sale initially priced $1,605 below the comparable outgoing Dodge Stratus, according to the automaker. While the base price is lower, the Avenger has expanded standard-feature content including side air bags, an alarm, and the innovative Chill Zone cooler system. Several options, such as the MyGig audio/navigation system and heated/cooled cup holder, also differentiate it feature-wise from other mid-size sedans.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
354.90 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
507.00 mi

Engine Order Code
ED3

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/144

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4400

Trans Order Code
DFF

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120

EPA Classification
Mid-size

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
100.5 ft³

Front Head Room
40.0 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.4 in

Front Hip Room
53.2 in

Second Head Room
38.3 in

Second Leg Room
36.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.3 in

Second Hip Room
53.2 in

Wheelbase
108.9 in

Length, Overall
190.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.8 in

Height, Overall
58.9 in

Track Width, Front
61.8 in

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.2 in

Liftover Height
30.7 in

Trunk Volume
13.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3235 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
multi-link

Front Tire Order Code
TPX

Rear Tire Order Code
TPX

Spare Tire Order Code
TBC

Front Tire Size
P215/65R16

Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.5 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.9 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
Unlimited

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V414000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 11, 2007

Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Potential Number of Units Affected
72333

Summary
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE FRONT DOOR LATCH CABLE MAY BECOME PARTIALLY UNSEATED FROM THE INTERIOR RELEASE HANDLE HOUSING POSSIBLY CAUSING THE LATCH TO STICK IN THE UNLATCHED POSITION OR THE LOCK FUNCTION TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.

Consequence
DRIVING A VEHICLE WITH AN UNLATCHED DOOR CAN RESULT IN AN UNBELTED FRONT SEAT OCCUPANT FALLING OUT OF THE VEHICLE OR BEING EJECTED IN A CRASH, CAUSING INCREASED RISK OF INJURY.

DEALERS WILL ADD A SECONDARY RETENTION FEATURE TO BOTH FRONT DOORS. THIS ACTION WILL SUPERSEDE AND EXPAND A PREVIOUS SAFETY RECALL (PLEASE SEE 07V-104). THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. G33. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V426000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 11, 2007

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected
1158

Summary
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES WITH ALL WHEEL DRIVE, THE FUEL TANK STRAPS WERE IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED AND COULD SEPARATE. THIS CAN CAUSE THE FUEL TANK TO LOOSEN AND LEAK FUEL.

Consequence
FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN RESULT IN AN UNDERBODY FIRE.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANK RETENTION STRAPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. G38. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V152000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 01, 2008

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Potential Number of Units Affected
180963

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 180,963 MY 2007-2008 SEBRING AND DODGE AVENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A STANDARD TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS). UNUSED ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS FOR THE TPMS MAY BECOME CORRODED AND COULD SHORT CIRCUIT, WHICH CAN CAUSE A VARIETY OF CONDITIONS INCLUDING ENGINE NO-START, DEAD BATTERY, AN INOPERATIVE CRUISE CONTROL OR REMOTE START SYSTEM, AND/OR ENGINE STALLING.

Consequence
ENGINE STALLING COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

DEALERS WILL SEAL THE WIRES FOR THE TPMS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT APRIL 15, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H07. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V473000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 02, 2007

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected
102042

Summary
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.4 LITER ENGINES, THE ENGINE COOLANT MAY BE DRAWN INTO THE LEFT RADIATOR COOLING FAN MOTOR CONNECTOR.

Consequence
THIS CAN CAUSE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT AND RESULT IN AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE CONNECTOR FOR CONTAMINATION OR DAMAGE, INSTALL A WIRING HARNESS OVERLAY, AND REPLACE THE FAN MOTOR FREE OR CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. G39. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V104000

Mfg's Report Date
03/06/2007

Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Potential Number of Units Affected
11191

Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FRONT DOOR LATCH CABLE MAY BECOME PARTIALLY UNSEATED FROM THE INTERIOR RELEASE HANDLE HOUSING CAUSING THE DOOR LATCH TO STICK IN THE OPEN POSITION AND NOT BE SECURED TO THE STRIKER.

Consequence
DURING CERTAIN CRASH CONDITIONS, THE POSSIBILITY OF A DOOR OPENING COULD CAUSE AN UNBELTED PASSENGER TO BE EJECTED, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES.

DEALERS WILL ADD FREE OF CHARGE A SECONDARY FEATURE TO BOTH FRONT DOORS TO PREVENT THE DOOR LATCH CABLE FERRULE FROM BECOMING UNSEATED AT THE INTERIOR FRONT DOOR RELEASE HANDLE HOUSING. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. G12. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V240000

Mfg's Report Date
06/05/2007

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
798

Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FRONT SEAT TRACK POSITION SENSORS UTILIZED FOR THE AIR BAG SYSTEM MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY.

Consequence
THIS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS DURING CERTAIN CRASH CONDITIONS.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FRONT SEAT TRACK POSITION SENSORS AND REPLACE THEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALLBEGAN ON JUNE 18, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. G14. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.4L DOHC dual VVT 16-valve I4 engine

4-speed automatic transmission

Lock-up torque converter

Front wheel drive

525 CCA maintenance-free battery

Front MacPherson strut suspension

Rear independent multi-link suspension

Front stabilizer bar

P215/65R16 all-season BSW tires

16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/wheel covers

Compact spare tire

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes

Body-color fascias

Quad optics head lights w/timed off delay

Pwr mirrors

Variable-intermittent windshield wipers

Cloth low-back front bucket seats w/driver height adjust

60/40 folding rear bench seat

Center console w/instrument panel Chill Zone storage bin

Floor console w/sliding armrest

Tilt/telescopic sport steering wheel

Electroluminescent instrumentation-inc: tachometer, outside temp display

Tire pressure monitor warning lamp

Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch up/down feature

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry

Pwr accessory delay

Speed control

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Security alarm

Pwr trunk lid release

AM/FM/MP3 audio system w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers, auxiliary input jack

Removable short mast antenna

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Dual visors w/vanity mirrors

Illuminated entry

12V auxiliary pwr outlet

Front advanced multi-stage airbags -inc: passenger seat occupant restraint controller (ORC)

Supplemental side airbags

Supplemental front/rear side-curtain airbags

(5) 3-point seat belts-inc: front height adjustable shoulder belts

Child seat anchor system w/upper tether anchors, LATCH ready

Rear door child protection locks

Inside trunk emergency release

Dual-note horn

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA REGION
$0

 
FLORIDA REGION
$0

 
NORTHEAST REGION
$0

 
SOUTHEAST/SOUTHWEST REGION
$0

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
BORDER STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
EMISSION CONTROL WAIVER
$0

 
2.4L DOHC DUAL VVT 16-VALVE I4 ENGINE
$0

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
24Y CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
CLOTH LOW-BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
PREMIUM CLOTH LOW-BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$150

 
PREMIUM COST PAINT
$225

 
EASY CLEAN SEAT GROUP
$230

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO GROUP
$330

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$30

 
AM/FM/MP3 STEREO W/6-DISC CD/DVD PLAYER
$350

 
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
$400

 
BODY-COLOR MOLDING
$75

 
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
$40

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$40

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$250

 
LUXURY FRONT/REAR FLOOR MATS
$30

 
PWR SUNROOF
$935

 
REMOTE START SYSTEM
$185

 
UCONNECT HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION
$360

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