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)

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.

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