Dodge Avenger Models and Avenger History

The Avenger name first appeared in 1995 as a sport coupe replacement to the Dodge Daytona. Based on the same structure as the Stratus sedan, the Dodge Avenger two-door coupe was also distinguishable by its front end. For 1998, the Avenger came with a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or a 163 horsepower, 2.5-liter V-6 powerplant.


For 2001, Dodges mid-sized, two-door coupe was rebranded as a Stratus resulting in dormancy for the Avenger nameplate for seven years. In 2008, Dodge dropped the Stratus and resurrected the Avenger name for their redesigned mid-sized sedan. Styled similarly to the Dodge Charger, the 2008 Avenger sedan came in SE, SXT and R/T models.



SE and SXT models of the Dodge Avenger were offered with a choice of a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or a 2.7-liter V-6 powerplant. On the performance-tailored 2008 Avenger R/T model, a 3.5-liter V-6 producing 235 horsepower paired with a six-speed automatic transmission featuring AutoStick was standard. The six-cylinder engine powering the 2008 Dodge Avenger R/T also provided buyers with the option of all-wheel drive.



The all-wheel drive option was discontinued after the 2009 model year. Unique exterior components and 18-inch wheels provide further identification of the R/T model. All models of the Dodge Avenger included cruise control, keyless entry, CD player and air conditioning. Options available on the Dodge Avenger included automatic temperature control, leather seating and a Chill Zone cooled glove box.



In 2011, a 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine was introduced to the Avenger through the Heat trim level. Since its introduction to the marketplace, the Dodge Avenger enjoyed a successful stint in the NHRA Pro Stock category. The Avenger name was also aligned with Dodges NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car program in 2007 during the rollout for the so-called Car of Tomorrow race vehicle specifications.


New and Used Avenger Prices, Dodge Avenger Model Years and History

An affordable daily driver, the 2014 Dodge Avenger provides impressive fuel economy and a performance oriented R/T trim level.
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.
A mid-size sedan, the 2012 Dodge Avenger is an economical ride available in performance oriented R/T trim level.
A vastly upgraded mid-sized sedan, the 2011 Dodge Avenger features a more chiseled exterior appearance and the 283 horsepower Pentastar V-6 engine.
A mid-size five-passenger sporty sedan, the 2010 Dodge Avenger is available in two trim levels with three engine choices.
The 2009 Dodge Avenger is a sporty four-door sedan that packages solid gas mileage, a comfortable ride for five and a great price.
The Stratus is out and the 2008 Dodge Avenger, a mid-size sedan, is back in and features sporty styling and a wide range of engine choices.
The 2000 Dodge Avenger is a sporty two-door coupe available in two trims which both feature keyless entry, and cruise control on the list of standard amenities.
A sporty two-door coupe available in two trims, the 1999 Dodge Avenger achieves over 30 mpg on the highway.
The 1998 Dodge Avenger is a mid-size five-passenger sports coupe which has a highway fuel economy rating over 30 mpg.