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2008 Dodge Avenger R/T

At a Glance

Pricing $18,220 - $24,870
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.4l I4, 2.7l V6, 3.5l V6
Transmissions A4, A6
Fuel Economy 15-21 (city), 24-30 (highway)

Overview Information

Dodge replaced the slow-selling Stratus with the new Avenger sedan. While the original Avenger was a sporty coupe, the new incarnation intends to battle the Accord and Camry sedans. Dodge offers the Avenger in FWD and AWD models. Engine choices include 2.4L I-4 (173-bhp), 2.7L V-6 (189-bhp) or 3.5L V-6 (235-bhp). The 3.5L engine gets a 6-speed automatic, while the smaller engines are equipped with a 4-speed automatic. Available features include heated/cooled front cupholders, MyGIG hard disk audio system, and DVD rear entertainment system. The new Avenger promises to be a more competitive offering than the forgettable Stratus.

What Changed:

The all-new Avenger sedan replaces the Stratus in the Dodge lineup. The Avenger offers FWD and AWD models. Engine choices include 2.4L I-4 (173-bhp), 2.7L V-6 (189-bhp) or 3.5L V-6 (235-bhp). The 3.5L engine gets a 6-speed automatic, while the smaller engines are equipped with a 4-speed automatic.

Official Word:

The Dodge brand is running on all cylinders, introducing the 2008 Dodge Avenger-an all-new mid-size sedan that combines bold, aggressive Dodge styling with innovative interior features, high-levels of safety and reliability, exhilarating performance and excellent fuel efficiency of 30 miles per gallon (mpg) (32 mpg based on 2007 EPA fuel economy standards). Avenger also is the Dodge brand's first mid-size car to offer all-wheel-drive capability combined with a sport-tuned suspension, performance steering and Electronic Stability Program...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Avenger SE 2.4l I4 (173-bhp) A4 FWD 21/30/25 $18,220
Avenger SXT 2.4l I4 (173-bhp) A4 FWD 21/30/25 $19,120
Avenger SXT 2.7l V6 (189-bhp) A4 FWD 19/27/23 $20,470
Avenger R/T 3.5l V6 (235-bhp) A6 FWD 19/27/23 $22,870
Avenger R/T 3.5l V6 (235-bhp) A6 AWD 15/24/19 $24,870