2011 Dodge Avenger Mainstreet Heat 3.6L from North America
Best value for money, and a pleasant surprise from Dodge
I know this is a new car, but nothing has gone wrong with this car as of yet.
Well I bought a 2005 Dodge Neon brand new, and while it was a relatively inexpensive vehicle, it was reliable. That was about it. The build quality was not what I would have liked to see from Dodge, and overall I was unhappy.
HOWEVER, with this new Dodge I am just amazed at the quality of the car. Not only does the new Dodge look better, but they feel better to the touch as well. All the stitching in the car has been done in red, as well as the centers of the seats. There is a lot of room up front, and even though the back might seem a little enclosed, there is still plenty of room for 2 more adults.
This Avenger is the Heat edition with the new 3.6L V6, and there is a lot more power out of this engine than I would have thought, but I am still getting 30 MPG with a K&N air filter. The car also feels very well planted on curvy mountain roads, but smooth on the highway. I think this is the best mix between power and fuel economy, and of sporty/smooth ride. The Dodge Avenger is really worth a look if you're in the market for a smaller mid-sized car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th October, 2011