Largely unchanged for 2013 (except for the removal of the SXT plus trim level), the 2012 Dodge Avenger is a mid-size sedan that utilizes a FWD front engine layout and offers seating for five. The base Avenger is powered by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 173 hp. Upgrading to the SXT, and R/T trim grants the driver a 3.6-liter V6 engine that yields 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options consist of a standard 4-speed automatic and optional 6-speed automatic. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 19 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. Features include ambient LED lighting, automatic temperature control, 8-way power seat, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. The R/T trim offers upgraded 18-inch wheels, remote start, hands-free phone connectivity, sport tuned suspension, performance tuned steering, and z-striped cloth with leather accents. Safety is comprised of front airbags, side airbags, side-curtain airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), and traction control (TCS). The Avenger is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.