2010 Dodge Avenger

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The Dodge Avenger is a midsize front-wheel-drive 4-door sedan-it is the counterpart to the Chrysler Sebring. The 2010 model is offered with a choice between a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine or a 3.5-liter V-6. While the 4-cylinder earns an EPA-rated 30 mpg on the highway, the 6-cylinder model is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, allowing it to earn 27 mpg on the highway. The Avenger is a carryover for 2010.
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Originally a coupe when introduced in the mid-1990s, the Dodge Avenger has been reincarnated as a family sedan. Today, the Avenger is a midsize car, sportier than a Sebring and smaller than a Charger, it is comparable to the Kia Optima or the Ford Fusion. For 2010, Chrysler adds a new trim level, the Express, as its mid-line offering.

The base SE trim has been discontinued, leaving the SXT as the entry-level trim. The SXT has full power accessories, air conditioning, a basic CD audio system, and 16-inch wheels. The Express trim has 17-inch wheels, heated front seats (with eight-way power for the driver seat), upgraded sound system with onboard music storage and touch screen interface, foldaway mirrors, and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The R/T level adds leather upholstery and a rear spoiler, but the touch screen stereo is only available as an option. Other R/T options include a multimedia package with premium stereo and navigation systems, 18-inch chrome wheels, automatic climate controls, and remote ignition.

The 2010 Avenger comes with front-wheel drive, a 173-hp, 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine, and a four-speed automatic transmission. On the R/T, a 235-hp, 3.5 liter V6 engine is optional and accompanied by a six-speed automatic transmission. The EPA estimates that the SXT will deliver 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, while the R/T with the V6 engine will deliver 16 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

Standard safety features include antilock brakes, front-seat side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags, with stability control optional on the R/T trim. In NHTSA tests, the Avenger receives five stars for front impact, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the Avenger \"Good\" ratings on all tests.

Starting MSRP on the base level 2010 Dodge Avenger is $20,230.


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