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The 2008 dodge Avenger replaced the well-known Dodge Stratus, cutting the beginning price come $18,895; it used Dodge"s present truck-like to a mid-sized car. The car had optional every wheel drive and stability control, and, originally, a cooled gloves compartment, and also a side profile similar to the of the evade Charger.Sales the the Avenger never quite made that to dodge Stratus levels; the Chrysler-engineered Stratus sedan maintained approximately 100,000 sales per year till its final year the production, as soon as sales fell to half their prior levels, aided by widespread talk that Chrysler"s gaue won woes. The first generation Stratus" ideal year to be its an initial year on sale (2007), and from over there it dropped until a 2011 redesign.Designer/stylist Ryan Nagode claimed that part of the reason for the exterior resemblance to the dodge Charger (from the side) to be the desire to market the Avenger in Europe; they wanted the Avenger to have plainly American styling once sold abroad. But, in the end, the said, "It"s all around getting rid of the boring sedan."
Ryan detailed that that was trying to find a sinister, aggressive appearance, and was most strongly affected by his sunglasses; the grille wraps every the means around the front of the automobile to the headlamps, offering a complete graphic the the prior end. The corners, that said, are like boxing gloves - protective creates in all corners.Seven-day evade Avenger test journey results.Dodge Avenger forums.Ryan make the efforts to move the headlight aspects up to tuck the lamp under the grille, and the straight lights in ~ the double headlamps added to the impression of height. Unlike usual Chrysler headlamps, the dodge Avenger plainly showed both the the dual lamps. Ryan provided that the R/T offered black headlight fills, while the various other models supplied silver and chrome on the others; and also in the grille, the base version was body color, when the others to be chrome. That way any Avenger must be straightforward to identify from the front."Muscular behind shoulders" and a sleek rear spoiler were intended to present the "Dodge brand features of bold, powerful, and also capable," follow to press products of the time. Avenger"s greenhouse was meant to be visuaully lengthened by black appliqués ~ above the B-pillars.
Ben S. Chang, senior designer, was lead stylist for the interior; he deserve to be credited for the bright climate-control knob surrounds, which later spread transparent the Chrysler and Jeep lines.The tool panel height pad and also center ridge grain had actually a low-gloss finish to complement the defroster grille and driver cubby. The center stack was claimed to have actually a ram"s horn form that surrounded the shifter bezel. Favor the Caliber, Avenger had actually a cool beverage warehouse bin that can hold and also chill (if the waiting conditioning to be on) 4 cans.Drivers satellite 2.5 inches greater than they did in the evade Stratus, and enjoyed 101 cubic feet that cabin space (7 cubic feet an ext than the Stratus). There to be 2.5 inches more headroom, 1.2 inches more shoulder room, and an inch more hip room in the prior seat. Luggage volume in the trunk was 13.35 cubic feet, and also entrance/egress come the front and rear seats was much easier than in the front car.Dodge Avenger engines, powertrain, and specifications
|2.0 I4 2.4 I4 2.7 V6 3.5 V6 3.6 V6Diesel|
|US mpg *21/3019/28 19/29~ 29/40|
|Euro kW115 125 138 103|
|Euro Nm190 220 256 310|
|0-62 mph10.810.49.0~ 7.06.5 ***10.5|
|* 2008 figures, which are around 2-3 mpg lower than 2007 ** second from top gear *** 0-60|