2009 Dodge Avenger 4-door SE Sedan

2009 Dodge Avenger 4-door SE Sedan

The Dodge Avenger shores up Chrysler's midsize sedan lineup. The Avenger succeeds the Stratus and plays a sportier second fiddle to Chrysler's Sebring sedan. Trim levels include the SE, the midlevel SXT and the sporty R/T. The midsize sedan market is populated with dozens of able competitors; comparable Avenger sedans include the Kia Optima and Ford Fusion.

The Avenger is Dodge’s new midsize sedan that debuted in 2007 as a 2008 model. First introduced in the 1995 model year, Avenger at that time was the Dodge player in the sport coupe market that offered a blend of style and performance. The Avenger coupe was discontinued after the 2000 model year but the Avenger name returned as the 2008 Dodge Avenger midsize sedan that builds on the bold, aggressive styling and performance of the Dodge Charger. The exterior is highlighted by Dodge’s signature crosshair grille, large modern quad headlights, muscular rear shoulders, body-color spoiler and chrome-tipped dual exhaust outlets. About 1.2 inches wider and 4 inches taller than its predecessor, the 2008 Avenger has more passenger volume than the previous model. Offered in SE, SXT, R/T and R/T AWD trim levels, the Avenger R/T AWD is also the first midsize car from Dodge to offer AWD combined with a sport-tuned suspension, performance steering and Electric Stability Program (ESP) with Traction Control.

The 2009 Dodge Avenger adds new standard features for SXT and R/T trims including a rear spoiler, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, ABS and fog lights. The R/T receives standard 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels.

Dodge's version of the Chrysler Sebring uses the same 2.4- and 2.7-liter engines, which we found noisy and unrefined. The four-speed automatic was not very responsive. The 3.5-liter, V6 engine is punchy and refined but can't mask the car's flaws. Our tested Avenger had a stiff and unsettled ride with pronounced suspension noise. Handling is ungainly but ultimately secure. The styling compromises rear-seat access and visibility. Head-protection air bags are standard, but electronic stability control is optional. Overall, the Avenger is one of the least impressive vehicles we've recently tested.

Exterior:-

The Avenger sports a racer-boy look, complementing the Sebring's styling. The rear end looks much like the one on the full-size Charger and the side profile draws elements from the compact Caliber. Up front, the Avenger SE includes a black grille, while the SXT and R/T have a chrome crosshair grille.
At 190.9 inches long and 71.8 inches wide, the Avenger is about the same size as the Fusion and both longer and slightly wider than the Optima.

  • Body-colored handles, grille, and front and rear body parts
  • Optional body-colored side mirrors and chrome grille
  • Optional rear spoiler
  • 16-inch steel wheels with full covers (SE), 17-inch aluminum wheels (SXT) and 18-inch chrome-clad wheels (R/T)

Interior:-

Inside, the cabin trades the Sebring's metallic textures for varied shades of plastic. A 60/40-split folding rear seat accommodates longer items from the trunk. For even more-oversized cargo, a fold-flat passenger seat is standard (SXT, R/T). With 100 cubic feet of cabin volume, the Avenger slightly trails the Optima (104) and is about even with the Fusion (100).The 2009 Avenger gets a dark gray interior option, replacing the light gray interior.

  • Standard cabin air-filtration system
  • Standard power windows, locks and mirrors
  • Standard floor mats and trunk mat
  • Standard in-dash 12-ounce can cooler
  • Available stain-resistant seat fabric
  • Heated seats and heated/cooled upholders

Under the Hood:-

The Avenger is available with three different engines: a four-cylinder, a V-6 and an E85-capable V-6. All-wheel drive is no longer available.

  • 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 166 pounds-feet of torque (SE, SXT)
  • Flex-fuel 186-hp, 2.7-liter V-6 with 191 pounds-feet of torque (optional in SXT)
  • 235-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 with 232 pounds-feet of torque (R/T)
  • Four (SE, SXT) and six-speed automatic transmissions (R/T)

Safety Features Include:-

  • Standard front-seat-mounted side airbags
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Accident Response System that turns on interior lights, unlocks doors and cuts fuel to the engine after airbags deploy
  • Electronic stability and traction control (optional on SXT & standard on R/T)
  • Antilock braking system (standard on SXT and R/T)

Comparison Between Dodge Avenger SE Sedan Vs Midsize Cars:-

  • Basic Results: (vs. midsize cars)
  • Better than category average
  • Retail Price (MSRP): $20,515 (average: $29,948)
  • Better than category average
  • Fuel Economy (City): 21 mpg. (Average: 19.47 mpg.)
  • Better than category average
  • NHTSA Driver Front Crash Test: 5 star(s) (average: 4.75 star(s))
  • Standout Results: (vs. midsize cars)
  • Better than category average
  • Power train Warranty: Unlimited months/Unlimited miles (average: 78 months/93,418 miles)
  • Better than category average
  • Front Headroom: 40 in. (average: 38.87 in.)
  • Worse than category average
  • NHTSA Rear Side Crash Test: 4 star(s) (average: 4.7 star(s))
  • Worse than category average
  • Power to Weight Ratio: 19 lb/hp (average: 15.45 lb/hp)

Specification:-

Standard Engine

  • Engine: 2.4 L in-line4
  • Cc: 2,360
  • Fuel type: unleaded

Power   

  • Maximum power kW: 129
  • Maximum power hp/PS: 173
  • Rpm for maximum power: 6,000
  • Maximum torque Nm: 225
  • Maximum torque lb ft: 166
  • Rpm for maximum torque: 4,400

Standard Transmission

  • Transmission type: automatic
  • Number of speeds: 4
  • Sports or close ratio: No
  • Manual mode (auto only): No

Fuel Economy

  • Urban (L/100km): 9.7
  • Country/highway (L/100km): 6.6
  • Combined (L/100km): 8.3
  • Urban (mpg): 24
  • Country/highway (mpg): 36
  • Combined (mpg): 28

Performance

  • Maximum speed (km/h): No Data
  • Maximum speed (mph): No Data
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h: No Data
  • Acceleration 0-60 mph: No Data

Comfort & Convenience

  • Power windows: Standard
  • Power locks: Standard
  • Cruise control: Standard
  • Sunroof: Not Available
  • Navigational systems: Not Available
  • Telemetric: Not Available
  • Trip computer: Not Available
  • Height adjustable pedals: Not Available
  • Tachometer: Standard
  • Air conditioning: Standard
  • Climate control: Not Available
  • Rear control for climate control: No Data
  • Seating capacity: 5

Entertainment

  • Includes radio: Standard
  • Includes cassette: Not Available
  • Includes single CD: Standard
  • CD changer: No Data
  • CD changer capacity: No Data
  • CD player reads MP3: Standard
  • MP3 player: Not Available
  • DVD: Not Available
  • Video player: No Data

Safety Features

  • Electronic traction control: Not Available
  • Stability control: Not Available
  • Collision warning system: Not Available
  • First aid kit: No Data
  • Low tire pressure indicator: Standard

Airbags   

  • Driver: Standard
  • Passenger: Standard
  • Occupant sensors: Standard
  • Side airbag: Standard

Brakes & Traction   

  • ABS: Not Available
  • Electronic brake distribution: Not Available
  • Brake assists system: Not Available

Warranties
Warranty: Whole Vehicle   

  • Duration (months): 36
  • Distance (km): 60,000
  • Distance (miles): 37,300

Warranty: Power train   

  • Duration (months): 60
  • Distance (km): 100,000
  • Distance (miles): 62,100

Warranty: Anti-Corrosion   

  • Duration (months): 36
  • Distance (km): Unlimited
  • Distance (miles): Unlimited

Warranty: Paint   

  • Duration (months): No Data
  • Distance (km): No Data
  • Distance (miles): No Data

Warranty: Full Service   

  • Duration (months): No Data
  • Distance (km): No Data
  • Distance (miles): No Data

Warranty: Roadside Assistance   

  • Duration (months): 60
  • Distance (km): 100,000
  • Distance (miles): 62,100
    2009 Dodge Avenger 4-door SE Sedan

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