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#23 of 32 2010 Dodge Avenger
Jan 01, 2010 (7:33 pm)
Anyone else have one? I just got mine with a 2.4 engine.
MPG is between 18-22 city so far. I only have 500 miles on the car.
#24 of 32 Re: 2010 Dodge Avenger [jmech]
Jul 20, 2010 (12:34 pm)
Just left dealer thinking of buying one. How do you like it so far
#25 of 32 Re: 2010 Dodge Avenger [jlo7]
Oct 11, 2010 (2:45 pm)
The 2010 Dodge Avenger is closely related to the Chrysler Sebring. but its styling leaves the impression of a scaled-down Dodge Charger, with prominent creases at the back fenders. However, the proportions don't carry the same zing in the front-wheel-drive Avenger.
Reviewers are split on the styling of the 2010 Dodge Avenger, but most agree it stands out from the crowd of usually bland mid-size sedans. Cars.com says "the Avenger's design is its greatest appeal," while reviewers at Edmunds point out that the external differences are few between the SXT and the R/T. All three versions feature styling similar to the Dodge Charger, leading Car and Driver reviewers to christen the Avenger the "Chargerette" and note its "Charger-like stance." MotherProof reviewers also love this 2010 Dodge, claiming that "the Avenger makes a statement. It isn't dippy; it's sharp and aggressive." However, on the negative side, Autoblog comments that the "rear quarter panel is an utter mess of shapes," while Car and Driver feels that it "fails to be either menacing or inviting."
#26 of 32 Re: 2010 Dodge Avenger [daman92]
Nov 05, 2010 (6:22 pm)
Due to a recent car wreck we are currently renting a 2010 Dodge Avenger. I have to say that I am very impressed with this car. I have not been this comfortable driving a car in a long time. I generally drive SUVs or Trucks...I am used to being higher off the ground, feeling a little more "power" when I step on the gas... the Avenger, while not high enough off the ground in my opinion is comfortable, powerful and I actually feel "safe" in it...
#27 of 32 Re: 2010 Dodge Avenger
Jul 20, 2010 (1:16 pm)
I now have 9,800 on the car and it has been fantastic. No problems at all. Gas mileage has been great especially on the highway. I have been getting 22-23 around town and 33-35 mpg on the highway. Many times with the A/C going.
Seats are comfortable.Lots of room including a very large trunk. Car is fairly quiet with very little wind noise even at highway speeds. It has a smooth ride and handles very well with excellent brakes.
The dashboard controls are easy to use and are contrasted nice for easy viewing in the daytime as well as at night,.
The only thing I would like see changed is the indicator lights for the A/C, recirculating and rear defroster switches. These are hard to see and not bright enough during the daytime and while wearing sunglasses. They need to placed higher and made with a blue glow indicator rather than yellow.
The heat and A/C work great. The A/C gets ice cold even on a 90 degree day.
I have to say, so far its the best Chrysler product I have had.
#28 of 32 2010 Dodge Avenger
Nov 05, 2010 (7:18 pm)
After 16,000 trouble free miles, I have been very impressed with ride quietness and gas mileage.
The best MPG I have achieved so far is 36.8 mpg! This is 100% highway driving doing 65 miles per hour.
From what I have heard, the 2011 Avenger will be better yet!
#29 of 32 Re: 2010 Dodge Avenger [jmech]
Nov 12, 2010 (10:48 pm)
I was in Halifax earlier in the year and rented the Avenger's sister car, the Sebring. It had the 3.5 V6 engine with sunroof. I was really impressed with the car. In fact, I was pleasantly suuprised because I had reserved a compact car, and I was given the choice of a Corolla, an Elantra, or the Sebring when I picked up the car at the airport. I chose the Sebring and my wife and I enjoyed our stay in Nova Scotia.
#30 of 32 Re: 2010 Dodge Avenger [jmech]
by kirstie_h HOST
Dec 16, 2010 (9:30 am)
I've currently got this car as a rental vehicle, and I like it so far. The only design flaw I noticed was the trunk release position.
When I initially got in the vehicle, it was dusk, and the interior dash lights weren't illuminated. I reached down to turn up the brightness, in the area where every other vehicle has the dimmer switch. Nope, that's not it - good thing I didn't mess with it while driving. The dimmer is on the turn signal... Ok, good to know, but really not the greatest design.
I like the visibility, and like the way the vehicle drives. It's also very comfortable for me.
#31 of 32 re 2010 Dodge Avenger
Dec 16, 2010 (9:47 am)
This is an update to my first post. I now have 18,000 miles on the car and it has been great! Gas mileage is great especially on a highway trip. On a September trip to Baltimore MD from Albany NY, I averaged 36.7 mile per gallon. Coming back was almost as good with 36,6 mpg. That's 1/2 tank gas in my car as it has a 18.5 gallon tank.
It has been very reliable. .An air pressure sensor in one tire going bad has been the only issue..
People who have ridden in my car have complimented me on the smooth ride and quietness. BTW, I have the 4 cylinder engine.
I can recommend this car. It is the best one yet.
#32 of 32 Re: re 2010 Dodge Avenger [jmech]
May 12, 2013 (5:22 am)
I have a 2013 2.4Lt engine and I average 25-26Mpg being very conservative driver. If I get a little agressive it falls down to 22-23Mpg Average. If I get extremately conservative I have achieved a 40.4 MPG trip on constant flat surface at 49MPH and 1400RPM on the 6th gear. It is amazing how this 2.4 LT can achieve such great MPG on the highway with all the weight of this vehicle. I was making comparisson with Sonata, Optima, Mazda 6, Camry, Accord, Malibu, Fusion and I found the Avenger to ve actually an "Adventager" against the rest. All the rest may give some 3-4 more MPG but the Avenger is between $3k to $6k cheaper than the rest giving a best style (Muscle Car look) and best sound system. The Dashboar controls are very easy and handfull. One thing it could have improved was the position of the cup holders on front should have been placed on front of the stick and side to side instead of front/rear. Also the bevereage cooler on top of the glove compartment was removed from previous models configuration. So bad that this nice car is going away. Dodge should have improved the Avenger to a RWD 3.2 LT V6 engine with the new 9 speed transmission with a goal of 22/35MPG could have made it the perfect car