2012 Dodge Avenger

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19 CITY / 29 HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- Trim levels have been renamed

Exterior Features
The 2012 Dodge Avenger is a midsize sedan that underwent extensive changes for the 2011 model year, including a slightly lower stance, wider track, and wider tires. The current model is a 4-door family car with front-wheel drive and a choice of an inline 4-cylinder or a V-6 engine. The Avenger is offered in four trim levels: SE, SXT, SXT Plus and R/T. Seventeen-inch wheels are standard, with 18-inch wheels available (and standard on upper trims). Other exterior enhancements on upper trims include fog lights and remote ignition and entry.

Interior Features
The 2012 Dodge Avenger SE offers basic power accessories, air conditioning, cruise control, and a sound system. The SXT adds automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 6-speaker sound system, and other enhancements. The SXT Plus adds a touch-screen interface, while the R/T provides further upgrades to the wheels, steering, and suspension, and adds cloth/leather upholstery and other enhancements.

Optional Features
Bluetooth connectivity and fold-flat passenger seats are available on all 2012 Dodge Avengers. A sunroof is available on all but the SE trim. Many of the upgrades to the upper trim levels are offered as optional packages on the lower trims. The Cold Weather Group includes heated front seats and remote ignition. A navigation system is optional on the upper trims.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Dodge Avenger's standard power plant is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 173 horsepower that works with front-wheel drive and a 4-speed automatic transmission. The Avenger SXT and higher trims are fitted with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The SXT Plus and R/T trims upgrade to a 3.6-liter V-6 engine rated at 283 horsepower.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Dodge Avenger are:
- Avenger with 4-cylinder engine and 4-speed transmission: 21/30/24 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Avenger with 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed transmission: 21/31/24 mpg
- Avenger with V-6 engine: 19/29/22 mpg

Standard safety features on the 2012 Dodge Avenger include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags. Several other safety features are optional.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not conducted tests on the 2012 Dodge Avenger. In safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Avenger received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for all tests.


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  • Name SE (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 18995.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 19/29
  • Name SXT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 21495.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
  • Name SXT Plus (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 23995.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 19/29
  • Name R/T (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 25995.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 19/29
  • Name SE V6 (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 18995.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 19/29
  • 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
  • 8-way pwr driver seat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Instrument cluster display screen
  • Temperature & compass gauge
  • Trip computer
  • Air conditioning w/auto temp control
  • Dual visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Front & rear aimable LED lamps
  • Rear passenger assist handles
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Trunk mat
  • Z-striped leather-trimmed front bucket seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Pwr windows w/dual 1-touch up/down
  • Remote start system
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Rearview auto dimming mirror w/microphone
  • 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
  • 17" x 6.5" aluminum wheels
  • Body colored pwr heated fold away mirrors
  • 18" x 7.0" aluminum wheels
  • P225/50R18 all-season touring BSW tires
  • Trunklid spoiler
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Premium fog lamps
  • 18" x 7.0" Rallye design aluminum wheels
  • Body-color grille
  • 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
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/Autostick
  • Tip start
  • 3.6L VVT flex-fuel 24-valve V6 engine
  • Engine oil cooler
  • 160-amp alternator
  • Dual rear exhaust
  • Dual bright exhaust tips
  • R/T enhanced intake
  • Sport suspension
  • Precision pwr steering
    • 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
    • Tire pressure monitoring display
    • Media center 130 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 player
    • Audio input jack
    • (4) speakers
    • Removable short mast antenna
    • SIRIUS satellite radio w/(1) year service *Not available in Guam, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas/US Virgin Islands and Barbados*
    • (6) speakers
    • Media center 430 -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player, 40GB hard drive, 6.5" touch screen
    • Remote USB port
    • Bluetooth streaming audio
    • (6) Boston Acoustics speakers

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