Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,274 - $6,616
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
172-235
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,274 - $6,616
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
172-235
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Dodge Avenger If...

If you've got a muscle-car mindset but are in the market for the balance offered by a mid-size sedan at an affordable price, the Avenger is the most NASCAR-esque option out there.

Dodge Avenger Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2008 Dodge Avenger Owner Reviews

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213 Reviews
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Reliable yet sometimes possessed.

2008 Dodge Avenger SE

I have had my avenger for a good number of years. When I first got it, I felt like I was driving the batmobile. There's plenty of space for me and my family, and we're big people. The ride is smooth, generally. It has had it is share of mechanical issues. The shifter assembly went out/melted in the heat. The passenger door stopped locking and now will not open from the inside. The same side window motor went out. The radio antenna tends to change the station on its own. There was a thermostat leak, transmission failure, fuel pump malfunction, but a lot of that could be due to age. I do not like the fact that the car battery is behind the front fender and I have to take it to a shop to change the battery (which is something I could do myself if it was in a better spot). Overall, this car has been good to me. I plan on keeping it as long as it still has life in it.

- Crystal S

Battery is located behind driver side wheel, not under hood.

2008 Dodge Avenger

Dodge Avenger has a large gas tank, but it uses a lot of gas in a short amount of time. It's a fairly comfortable car, roomy, with decent internal storage, but no pockets on back of front seats. I like the cup holders that come down from the middle of the back seat. The trunk fits quite a bit. I hate where the battery is located, making it difficult to access by having to remove a tire. Parts are unfairly expensive, making the monthly insurance on it very high and it is not even fully covered. The car is shaky when it drives over 50 mph, even after putting new tires on, but it is over 100, 000 miles. The passenger airbag light has been on for a while, not sure if the sensor is broke or the actual airbag. Overall the car does its job, get me to and from work and my kids school. Just hope no major parts break anytime soon.

- Tamara L

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2008 Dodge Avenger

I absolutely love the look of my car. I come from previously only owning Chevrolet vehicles so it was a surprise to me when the engine had to be replaced after 200, 000 miles, considering Chevys run for a very long time. I do not believe that I would purchase another Dodge vehicle, however, my Avenger has done a decent job at getting my family from point A to point B for the past couple years. As far as the comfortability and features, the Avenger is very large with an extremely roomy trunk. The back seat has sufficient legroom for passengers and the leather seats hold up well to any potential damage (in my case, dog nails potentially cutting into leather). The GPS screen is helpful and easy to maneuver quickly so there is not much distraction from driving.

- Lacy P

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$4,274 - $5,607
$4,867 - $6,616

Horsepower

Horsepower
172 - 186 hp
235 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC dual VVT 16
2.4L PZEV DUAL VVT 16
24Y CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
25Y CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
3.5L MPI 24
26S CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.2 in.
36.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.3 in.
38.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.4 cu. ft.
13.4 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.9 in.
108.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.5 ft.
36.5 ft.

Length

Length
190.9 in.
190.9 in.

Width

Width
72.8 in.
72.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3206 - 3270 lbs.
3466 - 3605 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
172 - 186 hp
235 hp

Torque

Torque
165 - 191 ft. lbs.
232 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
200 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.9 gal.
16.9 - 17.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 26 mpg
20 - 21 mpg

City

City
19 - 21 mpg
15 - 16 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 - 30 mpg
24 - 26 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety