2012 Dodge Avenger at San Antonio Dodge Chrysler Jeep
The midsized sedan, the classification under which our 2012 Dodge Avenger would be filed, is perhaps the most competitive class of vehicle on the planet. Consumers simply want spacious (but not huge) four-door vehicles that seat a small family comfortably while still looking stylish and driving nimbly. We here at San Antonio Dodge Chrysler Jeep know that's a lot of criteria to try and meet, and with so much competition automakers have to put their best foot forward when they release their midsized offering.
Dodge's Avenger, thankfully, is just such a vehicle. At the same time Chrysler was rebranding the Sebring into the 200, the Avenger was getting plenty of tweaks and upgrades of its own. Now, a year later, the 2012 model has worked out some of the kinks of that generational update, creating the smoothest and most reliable Avenger to date.
The most notable change for 2012 is the addition of the new R/T trim, intended to excite the sportier crowds with a more finely-tuned chassis and plenty of design upgrades that give it an edgier look both inside and outside.
But let's face it: the R/T isn't for everybody, and the three other trim options?SE, SXT, and SXT Plus?are available to ensure that everybody finds the Avenger they really want. There are two engine options for these vehicles: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder, or a 3.6-liter flex-fuel V6, the latter of which has been praised by many reviewers for its impressive performance and fuel efficiency. Case in point, the Avenger tops out at 21/30 MPG.
The four-cylinder engine offers either four-speed automatic transmission a six-speed automatic with a manual shift mode. The V6, meanwhile, only offers the six-speed automatic with manual shift mode. Whatever the trim or engine, however, the ride is smooth, powerful, and a whole lot of fun.
The standard safety features in the Avenger are more or less what you'd expect from this type of vehicle?anti-lock brakes, traction control, tire pressure monitoring, and tons of airbags. Unfortunately, the 2012 Avenger hasn't yet been tested by either the federal government or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, however we should note that the 2011 model was an IIHS Top Safety Pick. That means the '11 Avenger was given a top rating of "Good" in front, rear, and side-impact crash tests, as well as in roof strength tests. Considering how little has changed in the 2012 iteration of the vehicle, we have a hard time believing the newer version will be downgraded.
It's hard for any midsized sedan to compete in so cramped a class, but we here at San Antonio Dodge Chrysler Jeep feel pretty confidently that the 2012 Dodge Avenger is on par with any comparable vehicle from any other automaker in the world. Our engineers have put a lot of time and money into fine-tuning this sharp little four-door, and it's all so our customers get the best car for the cash.
You're welcome to pay us a visit any time to test drive it or any of our other vehicles. Directions to our lot are available on our website, so please come on by. We'd love to seat you in a ride that's among the most competitive in the industry.