The original Avenger was a Mitsubishi-based coupe that ceased production in 2000. In 2008, Dodge revived the name for a sedan that replaced the aging Stratus. A 2011 makeover gave the Avenger much-needed improvements in the quality of its interior.
A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is standard on the SE and SXT. With the 3.6-liter V6 in the SE V6 and R/T, the Avenger churns out an impressive 283 horsepower and 286 pound-feet of torque. Even the base SE comes well-equipped, and the top-level R/T includes upgrades such as a Boston Acoustics sound system, 18-inch wheels, leather seats and a performance-tuned suspension.