The 2011 Dodge Avenger

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We’re proud to announce that the new re-engineered 2011 Dodge Avenger has been launched for those interested in “spirited performance” within the mid-size sedan segment.
The Avenger comes with a completely refreshed interior and updated exterior in addition to a significantly upgraded suspension system that provides more handling performance that you’ve come to expect with our leading Dodge products. The drivetrain options include the 2.4 liter engine 4 cylinder with an available 6 speed Autostick transmission or the new 283 HP 3.6L V-6 Pentastar.
Throughout the Avenger, you will find that this new model reflects a more premium feel combined with an unparalleled approach to performance that we think you will thoroughly enjoy.
For more details, please check out the official press release below:

2011 Dodge Avenger — It May Look the Same, but it Won’t Feel the Same
by Blog Editor
October 28, 2010 9:20 AM

The “look” on the new 2011 Dodge Avenger will have a comfortable familiarity to it — but once you get in and take it for a ride, it won’t be like anything you’ve experienced before.

The 2011 Avenger has an all new interior, performance attributes that put the fun back into driving combined with some exterior enhancements.


Dodge engineers retuned or redesigned virtually every part of the suspension for 2011, including 26 of 30 suspension bushings. The suspension and the geometry were completely rethought. The track is an inch wider, tire width increased from 215 to 225 millimeters and the vehicle is 12 millimeters lower in the front and 6 millimeters in the rear for a more aggressive stance.

Customers will feel more confident when driving the new Avenger because of less body roll, less vehicle shake, improved isolation, better steering precision, response and feel and the increased grip of new premium tires.

More power options

A new and improved powertrain lineup also contributes to the 2011 Avenger’s driving experience. The vehicle has a standard 2.4-liter World Gas Engine, which has been recalibrated and is now available mated to a new smooth-shifting six-speed transmission for an exceptionally fun and fuel-efficient driving experience.

Avenger customers also can opt for the new Pentastar V-6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that gives customers the best of both worlds – best-in-class 283 horsepower (an increase of 20 percent compared with the engine it replaces) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque (an increase of 12 percent) combined with competitive fuel economy.

Ultimate interior

The Chrysler Group LLC’s Interior Design Studio also worked its magic on the new 2011 Avenger. The all-new instrument panel, bezels, gauge faces and new Dodge steering wheel transform the driver seat into a cockpit-like experience. Upgraded seats incorporate more cushion material and revised spring geometry. Dodge Avenger also features several new two-tone interior color schemes, new leather and cloth seating materials and accent stitching. Owners can select from these schemes to design a vehicle that matches their lifestyle needs.

Designers developed the 2011 Dodge Avenger with new “soft touch” armrests and instrument panels, new, premium interior finishes for touch points that are not only pleasing to the touch but also to the eye. They also redesigned the heating and cooling outlets in the instrument panel to make them more appealing and better functioning. The 2011 Dodge Avenger also offers one of the quietest cabins in the segment with 45 new or upgraded sound-deadening treatments integrated throughout the vehicle.

Clever features include new ambient interior lighting and a new multi-function three-spoke Dodge steering wheel with integrated controls that allows drivers to operate the radio, cruise control, hands-free phone and other vehicle functions while keeping their hands on the wheel.

Available cool technology includes voice command functions for hands-free phones, integrated USB port for streaming music, navigation and memo record, an iPod/MP3 jack, Bluetooth streaming music; Gracenote music identification; a hard drive that stores approximately 6, 700 songs and remote start

Exterior enhancements

New exterior styling features clean, smooth aggressive lines. The new fascia sports the new signature Dodge Brand “split crosshair” grille, while an aggressive lower fascia completes the Dodge look from top to bottom.

Made in the U.S.A.

The 2011 Dodge Avenger will be built at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich., and will arrive in dealerships during fourth quarter 2010


  • 440
    Posted October 29, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Interior looks good,I love black interiors !!

    The Avenger was always a good looking new car in my book,now with these improvements…hope it drives/handles/excellerates better than the rest of the cars in its class !!

    Nice mid cycle upgrades Dodge !!
    Hope it sells extremely good !

    Lets get some 0-60 and 1/4 mile times with the Pentastar V-6 !!

  • HEMIhead
    Posted October 29, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    I also thought the Avenger was always a good looking car. It was sort of like Chargers little brother. Loved the rear fender “hips”. I don’t know how the previous models were selling, but I always thought It needed way more advertising than it got. It has a look of it’s own, and never tries to copy the camrys and accords like other car manufacturers are trying to do. The new interior is super upscale now. Always hated that cheap painted silver accents.
    This would be my choice of daily driver (love the FWD), if I didn’t need a van.
    Definitely love it. Nice Job.

    Posted October 31, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    The grille was the weakest link of the Avenger and it really didn’t fit. Now it looks great! The lower profile, wider tires, more powerful engine, and the phenomenal interior makes it a first choice. It is amazing what a few minor touches can do to a car. Great job, Dodge! It is an affordable mid sized sports car and maybe you shoud offer it in an SRT6 model with a turbo and 300+ horsepower.

  • DHolls
    Posted October 31, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    “We’re proud to announce that the new re-engineered 2011 Dodge Avenger has been launched for those interested in ‘spirited performance’ within the mid-size sedan segment.”

    Two passive verbs in one sentence. Well done.

  • peteMT
    Posted November 2, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been campaigning for the return of red interiors for years – particularly on the old ‘customer advisory board’ that Chrysler used to have running.

    And lo and behold… a red interior, both on the new Avenger and on the Charger.

    They look wonderful.

    I expected all the mechanical and performance improvements – and even improved interiors – but I didn’t expect to see red leather.

    This one feature alone will get me into the showrooms to test drive these vehicles. It’s amazing to think that right now, the vehicles I am considering for purchase are all Chrysler products – the Grand Cherokee, the Charger, and now the Avenger.

    Well done!

  • Rhonda Ballard
    Posted November 7, 2010 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Just got the 2010 Avenger and love it.

  • cammero
    Posted November 7, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    i would feel like bat man in this car. hope there is a RWD for this car

  • Dodge Girl
    Posted November 14, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    I am looking for a standard transmission. I would love it if I could find a new dodge with no leather and no auto transmission.

  • Jeff Courson
    Posted November 20, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Own a 2008 Avenger SXT,&Love the mean looking front and the awesome body lines.Nice to see Mopar different from other car manufacturers.

  • Dan
    Posted January 15, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Where is the 6spd manual for this car??????????

  • Posted March 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    There is obviously a lot to know about this. I believe you made certain good points in features also.

  • Dan
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Got forced into buying a car because of a deer taking out my favorite Neon with a 5 spd. I now have a black 2011 Avenger. Everything about the car is great other than it being an automatic. The manual trans is installed in the Avenger for export so all the parts are there. Please Dodge make the manual available in the USA and I will trade my new one in and buy again. Ford and Chevy are offering manuals in their small and mid sized cars. Let’s give them some competition.

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