Used 2008 Dodge Avenger Sedan
Dodge Avenger Sedan
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2008 Dodge Avenger KBB Expert Review
Offering bold, muscle car-like styling combined with a comfortable ride, predictable handling and reasonable fuel economy, the all-new Dodge Avenger is the Dodge Charger of the mid-size sedan segment. Far from a ham-fisted hunk of steel, the Avenger offers an impressive list of comfort and convenience options, such as a navigation system with real-time traffic information and a heated and cooled cupholder. The Avenger is also one of the few cars in the segment to offer all-wheel drive.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you've got a muscle-car mindset but are in the market for the balance offered by a mid-size sedan at an affordable price, the Avenger is the most NASCAR-esque option out there.
You May Not Like This Car If...
From the powertrains to the passenger cabin, the Avenger doesn't deliver the same feeling of refinement as many of its competitors.
What's New for 2008
The all-new Avenger replaces the Dodge Stratus and offers mid-size sedan shoppers a combination of bold styling and interesting and appealing in-cabin features.
While the Dodge Avenger rides nicely, handles decently and conveys its occupants from here to there no worse for wear, it does it all with less refinement than the category's best. Acceleration isn't as effortless, upshifts aren't as smooth and highway cruising isn't quite as relaxed. To add perspective, though, the segment leaders with which the Dodge must be compared are widely considered some of the best vehicles on the road. The Avenger is indeed on par with its most like-minded competitor, the Pontiac G6. Unremarkable road manners notwithstanding, when loaded up with MyGIG(tm), a rear-seat DVD system and the heated and cooled cupholder, some may find the Avenger one of the most entertaining cars in the category.
This optional hard drive-based system includes navigation with real-time traffic information, MP3/WMA music and JPEG image uploading via a high-speed USB port, auxiliary audio input, voice recognition, voice message recording and playback, Bluetooth(r) hands-free cell phone connectivity and more.
The Avenger's available rear-seat DVD video system - a feature uncommon in the segment - includes dual headphones plus audio and gaming capability.
Compared to the best interiors in the segment - more and more of which are beginning to mimic the look and feel of a premium sedan's - the Avenger's passenger cabin sends out more of an entry-level vibe. On the other hand, its options list is one of the most sophisticated in the segment, with a hard-drive navigation/entertainment/communication system, rear-seat DVD entertainment system and a heated and cooled cupholder. In between the base cloth and available leather seating, the Avenger offers an exceptionally stain-resistant seat fabric called YES Essentials(r). A fold-flat passenger seat doubles as a dinner table or desktop and, combined with the fold-flat rear seats, helps accommodate longer cargo.
Unlike the Chrysler Sebring (that looks nothing like its Chrysler 300 big brother), the Avenger's strong rear shoulders, squarish taillamps and sloping roofline are all grafted with varying exactness from the Dodge Charger large sedan. All R/T models get a rear spoiler, chrome-tipped dual exhaust outlets and 18-inch aluminum wheels.
Notable Standard Equipment
A base-equipped Avenger SE includes an AM/FM/CD/CD-MP3 sound system with auxiliary input jack, air conditioning, power windows/locks/mirrors, remote keyless entry, cruise control, four-way adjustable steering wheel, delayed-off headlamps, beverage-cooling upper glove compartment, cloth seats and 16-inch covered steel wheels. Standard safety equipment includes front, front-side and side-curtain airbags, but not anti-lock brakes.
Notable Optional Equipment
The highlight of the Avenger's optional equipment list is the comprehensive MyGIG(tm) navigation, entertainment and communication system. Other standouts include a six-CD/DVD/MP3/SIRIUS satellite sound system, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, Bluetooth(r) cell phone connectivity, heated and cooled cupholder, heated front seats, leather seats and a sun roof.
Under the Hood
The Avenger's base four-cylinder engine delivers highway mileage of up to 30 miles per gallon, the range-topping 3.5-liter V6 offers 235 horsepower and the 2.7-liter V6 balances the economy and power of the two while offering the Flex-Fuel capability of running on gasoline, E85 ethanol or any mixture of both. The 3.5-liter benefits from a new six-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick manual-shift capability, while the other engines are matched to a traditional four-speed automatic. The electronically controlled all-wheel drive system available on R/T models operates primarily in front-wheel drive mode until extra traction is needed or anticipated. All R/T models also feature a sport-tuned suspension.
2.4-liter in-line 4
172 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
165 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/30
189 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
191 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/27
235 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
232 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/26
The 2008 Dodge Avenger starts at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $18,895 and will extend past $32,000 for a fully loaded, all-wheel-drive R/T model. Our Fair Purchase Prices have reflected real-world selling prices several hundred dollars shy of those MSRPs. The Pontiac G6 and all-new Nissan Altima, two performance-themed competitors, start at $17,895 and $18,575, respectively. Compared with category leaders like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Altima, the Avenger's higher feature content at any given price is countered in part by lower projected resale values.
Dodge Avenger Consumer Reviews
October 09, 2018
Love my Avenger SXT!
Bought the 2012 Avenger SXT used with 106k miles. Was not my first choice or even a blip on my radar but due to low credit score I had...
October 02, 2018
Very nice car i dont care what all the reports say ( i think there full of it) this is the best car to drive and own hands down and with...
May 04, 2017
125,000 with No issues!!
Have driven this car for 125,000 miles, purchased new for 15,000.00 still does not even need new brakes, only changed tires recently....
January 24, 2017
Best car I have owned
I have owned this car now for one year. I can say that this is one of the best cars I have owned. I actually like SUV's but when I saw...
December 15, 2016
Best value for money in a V6 283hp sedan
I've had a number of 4cyl cars bought new over the years. They all had poor power and gas mileage. Trying to buy a decent 6 cyl with...
October 09, 2016
I bought this vehicle with 1200mi on it in 2011. It was actually salvaged from a dealership that flooded. I have put 157,000 mi with...
September 20, 2016
Incredible value and improved dynamics in 2014
Trying to find a really great value in a sporty looking and sporty performing car has become near impossible. When sport appearance...
September 03, 2016
Best Car I've Owned
Bought my Avenger LUX new and now have over 55,000 miles. I've gone back and forth every year from Phoenix AZ to Ann Arbor MI. That's...
August 23, 2016
Sporty and Functional Avenger R/T
Have had the car now for 4 years now bought used. It has a very nice style and handles well. Front wheel drive makes is very suitable...
July 28, 2016
Unbelievably reliable and trouble free!
I have been astounded by this cars performance. I put new tires on at 75,000 and had my brakes done once. That's it. Not even a...