Thanks for taking a look at my 2011 Dodge Avenger. The website made me put that it is the Mainstreet trim but the car is actually the Heat trim. This car replaces my 2007 Cobalt as I was looking for a larger, more powerful vehicle that wouldn't break the bank (or get lousy gas mileage). While I wasn't a Dodge person, I decided to check out the Avenger since it looked good on paper. I came away quite impressed as, while it may look a lot like the 2008-2010 version, it is quite a different car underneath. I may become a Mopar guy afterall.
While I can't vouch for the improvements on the 4-cyl version, the new 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 blows the old 3.5 (and much of the competition) out of the water. It has 283hp and 260 ft/lbs of torque which is good for a 0-60 time of 6.0 seconds... so it is plenty quick for northeast PA's roads. The 6-speed auto has been smooth so far and includes the Autostick manual shift mode. It also handles decently for a midsize family sedan. Like I said, I bought the Heat trim which adds the fog lights, rear spoiler, the V6, 18 inch alloys, red and black interior and an upgraded sound system. I also looked at the Chrysler 200 (same car as the Avenger) but I didn't like the styling as much. Also, I think the red and black interior is the way to go with this car as the all black is too plain and the tan looks like it's an easy target for dirt. Really, the car is exactly optioned how I wanted it minus the exterior color. I wanted black but I'm warming up to silver.