2013 Dodge Avenger

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Pros: Smooth ride; price; lively available V6 engine.

Cons: Poor rearward visibility; outdated electronics; rental-car feel; anemic base 4-cylinder engine.

Body Styles, Trims & Options
The 2013 Dodge Avenger is available in three trim levels- SE, SXT and R/T. A 2.4-liter 173 hp 4-cylinder engine is standard on both the SE and SXT. A more powerful 3.6-liter 283 hp V6 engine is standard on the R/T and optional on the SE and SXT.

Standard features on the Avenger SE includes 17-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, full power accessories, a fold-flat front passenger seat, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat and a 4-speaker sound system with a CD player, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and a auxiliary input jack. Satellite radio and 18-inch alloy wheels are optional.

Opting for the SE V6 will not only get you the more powerful engine but it also includes 17-inch alloy wheels and a rear spoiler.  Bluetooth®, satellite radio and 18-inch alloy wheels are optional.

The mid-level SXT gets an upgraded 6-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, fog lamps, heated mirrors, a power adjustable driver’s seat with manual lumbar support, automatic temperature control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and a 6-speaker sound system with satellite radio. Optional features include the V6 engine, leather upholstery with heated front seats, a sunroof, Bluetooth® and navigation.

Stepping up to the R/T will get you the V6 engine plus 18-inch alloy wheels, unique exterior trim, a sport-tuned suspension, a rear spoiler, remote start, a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front cloth/leather sport seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth® and an upgraded 6-speaker Boston Acoustics® sound system with an iPod®/USB interface.

Safety
Standard safety equipment includes 6 airbags, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Warranty Information
Every new 2013 Dodge Avenger comes with a transferable a 3 year/36,000 mile Basic Limited Warranty and a transferable 5-year/100,000 mile Powertrain Warranty. The Basic Warranty provides bumper-to-bumper coverage for the vehicle.  The Powertrain Warranty provides parts and labor coverage on all covered powertrain components- engine, transmission and drivetrain system. It also includes free towing to the nearest Dodge dealer in the event of a breakdown.

MSRP- 2013 Dodge Dart:  

Available Trims MSRP
2013 Avenger SE $18,995
2013 Avenger SXT $21,695
2013 Avenger R/T $25,495
Similar vehicles that are worth a look before you buy: MSRP
2013 Nissan Sentra $15,990
2013 Subaru Impreza $17,895
2013 Chevrolet Cruze $17,130

 

Engines, Transmissions, & EPA Ratings 2013 Dodge Dart:

Trim

Engine

Drivetrain

Transmission

Fuel Economy (city/highway)

SE

2.4-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

4-speed A/T

21/29

SXT

2.4-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

6-speed A/T

20/31

SE, SXT & R/T

3.6-liter V6

FWD

6-speed A/T

19/29

 

 

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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