2011 Dodge Avenger gets new interior and engine

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Very minor adjustments have been made to the 2011 Dodge Avenger’s exterior, notably a revised lower front fascia and the addition of LED taillamps out back. It’s a much more conservative refresh than the exterior changes on its Chrysler Sebring 200 twin.

Like the rest of Chrysler’s refreshed products, the Avenger gets a nearly all-new interior, and if you simply reference the old cabin versus the new one, you’ll see what an improvement it is. The automaker also promises a much quieter cabin, with extensive effort paid to sound deadening.

Under the hood, Chrysler has fitted a recalibrated version of its 2.4L inline-4, with an estimated 175 hp, and mated to a new 6-speed automatic transmission. Of course, the automaker’s new 3.6L Pentastar V6 is available, pumping out 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque in this application.

Additional big changes will be felt from behind the wheel, as Chrysler has heavily reworked the Avenger’s suspension geometry. 26 of the car’s 30 suspension bushings have been completely redesigned, the front and rear tracks have been bumped out by an inch, wider tires have been fitted and the car rides a bit lower to the ground. What’s more, the steering has been reworked to offer a more precise feeling and better level of engagement.

Posted: November 2nd, 2010
at 5:52am by The Editor

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