2011 Dodge Avenger Announced
The 2008-2010 Avenger was just an okay effort from the American manufacturer with nothing very special about the vehicle, offering a modicum of sportiness, a low value interior and had powertrains that ultimately doomed the automobile. The situation has changed since Chrysler worked his magic on the 2011 Avenger, updating the powertrain offerings and redesigning the interior of the car. These changes will definitely fill in the gap until a brand new model will be released in the years to come.
The car still has dull 2.4-liter four-cylinder power unit, but it is now linked to an automatic 6-speed gearbox instead of the rusty 4-speed the Avenger used to have. Like his mechanical brother – the Chrysler 200 (aka Sebring), the car can be fitted with a powerful V6 3.6-liter Pentastar, coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission, producing 283 hp and a 260 lb-ft of torque. The previous generation 3.5 V6 power unit only outputted 235 hp and a 232 lb-ft of torque.
To further improve the car in comparison to its predecessor, the 2011 model has upgraded mechanics in terms of a reworked suspension – Chrysler calls it a “completely rethought” geometry. For this refresh of the car, 26 of the 30 suspension bushings have been redesigned and retuned, the tires are much wider which translates into a car that has fewer rattles, the steering is much more responsive and communicative and less body roll.
From the outside, there aren’t many changes in comparison to the previous generation, you will notice the new updated grille and some changes in the rear fascias. Moving on inside you will notice the big difference where everything is new, starting with seats, gauges, ambient lightning, center stack, steering wheel, upholstery, instrument panel and the HVAC vents. Dodge will use updated plastics for the switchgear and soft-touch materials for the IP and the armrests. In addition, the door panels of the car have been completely redesigned and so was the center console of the 2011 Avenger.
In conclusion the 2011 Dodge Avenger truly rises up to its name, offering a good package for the money. You get a nice somewhat powerful engine, good looks and a redesigned and updated interior that loses the poor look that the previous generation had. Dodge hopes to sell more Avengers now that the car has undergone serious modifications and updates. The car will have to face up to the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord Sedan, Nissan Altima Sedan and the Toyota Camry.
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