2014 Dodge Avenger

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What's New for 2014:
  • Updated equipment packages

The 2014 Dodge Avenger is a front-wheel-drive (FWD) midsize sedan available in three trim levels and powered by a 4- or 6-cylinder engine. Competitors include the Chevrolet Malibu, Chrysler 200, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Mazda 6, Nissan Altima, Subaru Legacy, Toyota Camry, and the Volkswagen Passat.

Models and Features
Serving as the Avenger's entry-level model, the SE covers the basics with 17-inch steel wheels, the usual powered amenities, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with integrated audio controls, cruise control, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, and a 1-year subscription for satellite radio service.

A few upgrades and extra creature comforts accompany a move up to the Avenger SXT trim level. Specifically, this variant is home to fog lights, heated mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, LED interior lighting, leather trim, power-adjustable driver's seat with 8-way adjustment, and a premium sound system.

Positioned at the top of the Avenger range is the sporty R/T, distinguished by its dual exhaust tips, body-color grille, 18-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, two-toned interior, Bluetooth connectivity, heated front seats, and 6.5-inch touch-screen infotainment system. The R/T is further separated from the SE and SXT courtesy of a remote start system and a performance-tuned suspension.

Options and Packages
Dodge has created a small selection of options for its 2014 Avenger SE model, including Bluetooth connectivity, heated front seats, and the remote start system. Those add-ons are shared with the mid-level SXT, which can also be fitted with a Rallye Appearance Group package that mimics the R/T's look with 18-inch alloy wheels, body-color grille, and available two-tone interior.

The assortment of options goes on to include a Sun and Sound Group package for the SXT and R/T. Content includes a power tilt/slide moonroof, navigation system, 6.5-inch touch-screen display (SXT), and Bluetooth streaming audio.

Under the Hood
Given its relatively athletic demeanor, one might expect the 2014 Dodge Avenger R/T to be fitted with the lineup's most potent engine, which is indeed the case. Drivers of the R/T will be working with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that delivers 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, output that's managed by a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control.

SE and SXT versions of the Avenger can be upgraded with the 6-cylinder, but their standard engine is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder producing 173 horsepower and 166 lb.-ft. of torque. Buyers who opt for the Avenger SE will get a 4-speed automatic transmission, whereas those who select the Avenger SXT get the 6-speed gearbox.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2014 Dodge Avenger are:
  • Avenger with 4-cylinder engine and 4-speed automatic transmission: 21/30/24 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Avenger with 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission: 20/31/24 mpg
  • Avenger with V-6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission: 19/29/22 mpg

Safety and Ratings
In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Dodge Avenger received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars. As this overview is written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Dodge Avenger.

Dodge equips every 2014 Avenger with 6 air bags, electronic stability control, and 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes. Advanced technologies, such as blind-spot monitoring and lane-departure warning systems, are not available.


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  • Name SE (4dr Sdn) Transmission Multi-Speed Automatic w/OD MSRP 20595.00 Engine 3.6 L/220 City/Hwy MPG 20/31
  • Name SXT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Multi-Speed Automatic w/OD MSRP 23295.00 Engine 3.6 L/220 City/Hwy MPG 20/31
  • Name R/T (4dr Sdn) Transmission Multi-Speed Automatic w/OD MSRP 25795.00 Engine 3.6 L/220 City/Hwy MPG 19/29
  • Front Seats w/Premium Cloth Back Material and Manual Driver Lumbar
  • 6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Manual Lumbar Support
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer and Trip Odometer
  • Power Rear Windows
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Illuminated Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Manual Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
  • Sliding Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru
  • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Sentry Key Engine Immobilizer
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • 8-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt and Manual Lumbar Support
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Compass
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Carpet Floor Trim, Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim and Carpet Mat
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Bucket Front Seats w/Leatherette Back Material and Manual Driver Lumbar
  • Garage Door Transmitter
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Remote Engine Start
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Driver And Passenger Heated-Cushion, Driver And Passenger Heated-Seatback
  • Wheels: 17" x 6.5" Steel
  • Tires: P225/55R17 BSW AS Touring
  • 17" Wheel Covers
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Black Power Side Mirrors
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
  • Chrome Grille
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Auto Off Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights
  • Laminated Glass
  • Wheels: 17" x 6.5" Aluminum
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Wheels: 18" x 7.0" Rallye Design Aluminum
  • Tires: P225/50R18 BSW AS Touring
  • Clearcoat Paint w/Stripe
  • Wing Spoiler
  • Body-Colored Grille
  • Engine: 2.4L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT
  • Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic VLP
  • Transmission w/Oil Cooler
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 3.91 Axle Ratio
  • 525CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 140 Amp Alternator
  • 4600# Gvwr
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Touring Suspension
  • Hydraulic Power-Assist Steering
  • 16.9 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic VLP -inc: Brake/Park Interlock
  • 3.43 Axle Ratio
  • Engine: 3.6L V6 24V VVT -inc: E85 capable
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic (62TE)
  • Transmission w/Sequential Shift Control and Oil Cooler
  • 3.16 Axle Ratio
  • Engine Oil Cooler
  • 160 Amp Alternator
  • Sport Tuned Suspension
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Radio: Uconnect 130 AM/FM/CD/MP3
    • Radio w/Clock and Steering Wheel Controls
    • 4 Speakers
    • Graphic Equalizer
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices
    • 6 Speakers
    • Radio: Uconnect 430 CD/DVD/MP3/HDD
    • Radio w/Clock, Steering Wheel Controls and External Memory Control
    • 6 Boston Acoustics Speakers
    • 276w Regular Amplifier
    • Digital Signal Processor
    • Wireless Streaming
    • Uconnect w/Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front

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