2013 Dodge Avenger
Dodge unveiled the Avenger to the North American market back in 1995 as a two-door coupe. The model was produced until 2000 when Dodge decided to replace it with the Stratus coupe. Dodge used the Avenger name once again in 2007, but this time it was a sedan. The model remained untouched until 2011 when Dodge offered a small revision.
The current Avenger won the IIHS "Top Safety Pick" from 2009 to 2012, thanks to a very long list of standard safety and high-tech features that offer the driver and passenger the safest ride in the segment. There is also the V-6 engine which transforms it into the most powerful V-6 midsize sedan.
For the 2013 model year, the Avenger continues to remain unchanged. There is a choice of three trims — SE, SXT and the R/T — and the latter adds a sporty exterior look and a highly equipped interior. There is also a special Avenger Blacktop Edition, which adds an enhanced exterior look.
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2013 Dodge Avenger
Horsepower @ RPM:173 @ 6000
Torque @ RPM:166 @ 4400
0-60 time:8 sec.
Top Speed:115 mph (Est.)
The 2013 Avenger continues to offer the same updated exterior look that Dodge announced back in 2011. This includes a revised lower front fascia and a chrome grille up front. On the rear, the Avenger gets LED taillights and an exhaust system with dual end pipes.
For the 2013 model year, customers can choose between eight exterior colors:
- Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
- Black Clear Coat
- Redline 2 Pearl Coat
- Bright White Clear Coat
- Tungsten Metallic Clear Coat
- Blue Streak Pearl Coat
- Crystal Blue Pearl Coat
- True Blue Pearl Coat
Standard Exterior Features
- Tinted Glass Windows
- Laminated Windshield and Front Door Glass
- Power Exterior Mirrors
- LED Tail Lamps
- Security Alarm
- Grille with Bright Crosshairs
- Body-Color Door Handles
|Overall Body Width||72.8 In.|
|Overall Height||58.4 In.|
|Overall Length||192.6 In.|
|Overhang - Front||40.2 In.|
|Overhang - Rear||41.8 In.|
|Track - Front||61.7 In.|
|Track - Rear||62.7 In.|
|Turning Diameter - curb-to-curb - Left||36.5 Feet|
|Turning Diameter - curb-to-curb - Right||36.5 Feet|
The interior offers all the features required by a family car. The seats are not sporty, but they are soft and supportive, while the dashboard is basic and offers silver bits surrounding the air vents and the gauge cluster.
Standard Interior Features
- Premium interior with soft-touch surfaces
- Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
- Electronic stability control with traction control and electronic roll mitigation
- Advanced multi-stage driver and front passenger air bags -*Side-curtain and front seat-mounted side airbags
- Laminated front windshield and front-row side glass
- Power locks
- Power mirrors
- Air conditioning
- Remote keyless entry
- Premium cloth seats
- Speed control
- Tilt/telescoping steering wheel with integrated audio and speed controls
- Outside temperature display in gauge cluster
- CD with four speakers
- 60/40 rear seat with trunk pass through
- Fold flat front passenger seat
|Cargo Capacity (Trunk)||13.5 cubic-feet|
|Head Room - Front||40.0 In.|
|Head Room - Rear||38.3 In.|
|Hip Room - Front||52.6 In.|
|Hip Room - Rear||52.8In.|
|Leg Room - Front||42.4 In.|
|Leg Room - Rear||36.2 In.|
|Passenger Interior Volume||100.2 cubic-feet|
|Seating Capacity - Maximum Seating||5|
|Seating Capacity - Standard Seating||5|
|Shoulder Room - Front||56.3 In.|
|Shoulder Room - Rear||56.0 In.|
|Trunk Lift-Over Height||30.5 In.|
The 2013 Avenger comes with a choice of two engines. The base setup is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with an output of 173 horsepower for the base SE version, while top versions gets a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that delivers a total of 283 horsepower.
Buyers can choose between two transmissions for the four-cylinder engine engine: the standard six-speed manual or an optional a four-speed automatic. The V-6 model comes only in an automatic. With the manual transmission and four-banger in tow, the Avenger gets 20 mpg city and 31 mpg on the highway. The city rating jumps to 21 mpg with the automatic transmission, but the highway rating falls to 29 mph. With the V-6 engine, the Avenger gets 19 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.
|Horsepower||173 horsepower at 6,000 rpm||283 horsepower at 6,400 rpm|
|Torque||166 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm||260 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm|
|Transmission||4-Speed Automatic Transmission||6-Speed Automatic Transmission|
|Avenger SE V6||$22,095|
|Power Express Open/Close Sunroof||$1,095|
|Engine Block heater||$95|
|Sun and navigation Group||$1,450|
|Uconnect 730N SAT/CD||$995|
|Leather trimmed bucket seats||$795|
|Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth||$495|
|Cold weather group||$295|
|Rallye appearance group||$495|
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The 2013 Avenger is a car that will do exactly what Dodge designed to do: offer your family a smooth ride and a low price. Additionally, it comes with quite a powerful V-6 engine that helps make up for the buzzy four-cylinder engine that comes standard. What we do not like about the Avenger is the fuel economy, which is a little bit too low for a midsize car at 21 mpg city.
|Driving||B+||Compliant and smooth ride, soft suspension|
|Performance||B-||A rather powerful V-6 engine|
|Look||C||Nothing impressive, just an ordinary midsize sedan|
|Value||A||$19,000 midsized family car that will do the trick for you|
|Overall||B-||The ride is compliant, the handling is good, but the six-speed automatic does not shift properly|