2012 Dodge Avenger  -  $19,990


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $19,990
Base Invoice: $19,735
Destination Charge: $995
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn SE
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 24 | City: 21 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 4dr Sdn SE
Transmission: 4-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 2.4L DOHC dual VVT 16-valve I4 engine (REQ: NAA Emissions)

Pros

Freshened sporty styling; safety; powerful V6 engine; long list of high-tech options


Value Writeup

For a mid-sized sedan, the Avenger stands out in two ways: aggressive, sporty styling, which is borrowed from the Dodge Charger, and its fuel economy, which can manage as high as 30 mpg on the highway. The Avenger's new, redesigned interior features nicer materials and is quieter than in years past, and its upgraded styling and quality makes it a viable alternative in a crowded small car market. The R/T Avenger appeals to driving enthusiasts, and includes sporty suspension, leather interior and special exterior styling.


Model Highlights

For 2012, the Avenger is available in four trim levels: SE, SXT and R/T. The standard engine on all but the R/T is 2.4L 173-hp 4-cylinder engine, paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission on the SE and a 6-speed auto on the SXT and R/T. Standard on the R/T and optional elsewhere is Chrysler's 3.6L Pentastar V6, which makes 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It comes only with the 6-speed automatic.

Safety features in the Avenger include multistage front airbags, active head restraints for the front seats and front and rear side-curtain airbags. Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes are standard, as is Chrysler's ESP stability control system.

Even the base-level SE comes well-equipped, with body-color door handles, power heated mirrors, high-efficiency tires, new 17-inch wheels, an 8-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped wheel and automatic climate control. Other features across the line include air conditioning, power locks and windows, split-folding rear seat, Bluetooth, satellite radio and USB interface. The R/T features sport suspension as well as unique interior and exterior styling. The R/T features leather upholstery standard, as well as heated front seats.


Model News

For 2012, the Dodge Avenger gets a shakeup in trim names, but the equipment hasn't changed much. The mid-level SXT, formerly "Mainstreet" gets a few new colors in addition to its new name. The "Lux" has been replaced by the R/T model, which gets the 3.6L V6 standard, a 6-speed automatic transmission, sport-tuned suspension and dual exhaust.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
354.90 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
507.00 mi

Engine Order Code
ED3

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/144

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400

Trans Order Code
DFF

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.2 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
100.2 ft³

Front Head Room
40.0 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.3 in

Front Hip Room
52.6 in

Second Head Room
38.3 in

Second Leg Room
36.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.0 in

Second Hip Room
52.8 in

Wheelbase
108.9 in

Length, Overall
192.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.8 in

Height, Overall
58.4 in

Track Width, Front
61.7 in

Track Width, Rear
62.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.2 in

Liftover Height
30.5 in

Trunk Volume
13.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3400 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.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Order Code
TR1

Rear Tire Order Code
TR1

Spare Tire Order Code
TBC

Front Tire Size
P225/55R17

Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 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

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.5 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 x 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.9 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V282000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 02, 2013

Component
AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
442,481

Summary
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Sebring and 200 vehicles manufactured June 28, 2011, through December 13, 2012; model year 2011-2013 Dodge Avenger vehicles manufactured June 25, 2011, through January 14, 2013; model year 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through December 15, 2011; and model year 2011-2012 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through August 15, 2012. Electrical over-stress of a resistor in the occupant restraint control module may lead to the non-deployment of the active head restraints during a rear impact collision.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the active head restraints , their non-deployment could increase the risk of injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will flash the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) or replace the occupant restraint control module, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N38.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V668000

Mfg's Report Date
September 15, 2016

Component
SEAT BELTS, AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,425,627

Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Chrysler 200, 2010 Chrysler Sebring, 2010-2012 Dodge Caliber and 2010-2014 Jeep Patriot, Compass and Dodge Avenger vehicles. The Occupant Restraint Control (OCR) module may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and side air bags from deploying in the event of a crash.

Consequence
If the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and side air bags are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the OCR, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners that parts are not available yet were mailed on October 26, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available in June 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S61.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
11.8%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
These ratings do not apply to the SRT body style. Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Although not included in the star rating, the driver dummy's abdomen rib deflection reading was elevated.

2.4L DOHC dual VVT 16-valve I4 engine (REQ: NAA Emissions)

4-speed automatic transmission

Front wheel drive

525-amp maintenance-free battery

140-amp alternator

GVW rating, 4600#

Touring suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

17" x 6.5" steel wheels

P225/55R17 all-season touring BSW tires

17" wheel covers

Compact spare tire

Body-color fascias

Bright/black grille

Quad optics headlamps

Headlamp off time delay

LED tail lamps

Pwr mirrors

Tinted glass windows

Front & rear solar control glass

Laminated windshield & front door glass

Variable-intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

Hood insulation

Media center 130 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 player

Audio input jack

(4) speakers

Removable short mast antenna

Premium cloth front bucket seats

Low-back bucket seats

Driver seat height adjust

Manual driver seat adjust

Manual driver lumbar

60/40 folding rear bench seat w/pass-through

Rear seat armrest

Center console w/instrument panel storage bin

Center console 12V pwr outlet

Floor console w/sliding armrest

Floor carpet

Front & rear floor mats

Tilt/telescopic steering column

Steering wheel audio controls

Instrument cluster w/LED lighting

Tachometer

Outside temp display

Decklid/liftgate ajar warning lamp

Door ajar warning lamp

Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch down

Pwr door locks

Keyless entry

Pwr accessory delay

Pwr trunk lid release

Speed control

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Security alarm

Air conditioning

Air filtering

Rear window defroster

12V auxiliary pwr outlet

Silver instrument panel bezel

Rearview day/night mirror

Driver side visor w/vanity mirror

Passenger side visor w/vanity mirror

Front courtesy/map lamps

Illuminated entry

Trunk lamp

Glove box lamp

Trunk dress-up

Decklid liner

Brake/park interlock

Electronic stability program

Traction control

Front advanced multi-stage airbags -inc: front passenger occupant sensor

Supplemental front seat side airbags

Supplemental front & rear side-curtain airbags

Supplemental side airbags

Front height adjustable shoulder belts

Rear center 3-point seat belt

Active head restraints

Child seat anchor system, LATCH ready

Child seat upper tether anchors

Rear door child protection locks

Tire pressure monitor warning lamp

Inside trunk emergency release

Dual-note horn

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
EMISSION CONTROL WAIVER
$0

 
BORDER STATE EMISSIONS
$0

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

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

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
24Y SE CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
25Y SE CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
17" X 6.5" STEEL WHEELS
$0

 
MOPAR 17" CHROME ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
P225/55R17 ALL-SEASON TOURING BSW TIRES
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BRIGHT WHITE
$0

 
TUNGSTEN METALLIC
$0

 
BLUE STREAK PEARL
$0

 
BLACKBERRY PEARL
$0

 
COPPERHEAD PEARL
$0

 
REDLINE 2 PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK INTERIOR, PREMIUM CLOTH LOW-BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
BLACK/LIGHT FROST BEIGE INTERIOR, PREMIUM CLOTH LOW-BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$95

 
MOPAR HITCH RECEIVER
$0

 
MOPAR CHROME EXHAUST TIP
$0

 
MOPAR REAR SPLASH GUARDS
$0

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO W/(1) YEAR SERVICE
$195

 
UCONNECT VOICE COMMAND W/BLUETOOTH
$395

 
MOPAR FLOOR MATS
$0

 
MOPAR GARMIN NAVIGATION
$0

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$50

 
MOPAR TRUNK CARGO TRAY
$0

 
MOPAR ROADSIDE SAFETY KIT
$0


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