2008 Dodge Avenger Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,791 - $7,257
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®
$4,791 - $7,257
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

SE $4,791 - $6,328*
Horsepower: 172 hp - 186 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SXT $5,214 - $6,957*
Horsepower: 172 hp - 186 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5, 18 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
R/T $5,430 - $7,257*
Horsepower: 235 hp
Engine Type: HO Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.03

157 Reviews

34% 39% 22% 4% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Comfortable, reliable Avenger that will take you places.

Our Dodge Avenger has been a very reliable car. The only problems we have had are with the rotors. They have been replaced a couple times. It is fairly comfortable and easy to drive. The engine is fast. Our model has your basic radio system with some nice door speakers. I really like how there is an extra compartment above the glove compartment that blends in so it is hard to notice. We are very thankful to have this car. It has made several long trips over the years.

- Kelley T

It has experienced off and on mechanical issues the entire time I have owned it.

Bought the car used. Have had engine issues pretty much from the start. I have had it to numerous garages, but it is so intermittent that no one can seem to pinpoint the issue. Have owned it over 5 years. Other than some mechanical issues, the only other complaint is the outside body is experiencing rust issues. The car was treated for this when I purchased it, but evidently it didn't get a good seal. Great trunk space and very roomy on the inside.

- DeDe P

Prone to rust at bottoms of doors, remove two plastic tape pieces covering drain holes near inside bottom of doors to avoid this issue. Replace both low beam and high beam lights with HIR 9011 high beams for better night vision.

Reliable vehicle, low maintenance. Unusual repairs at higher mileage typically include the air intake manifold to resolve stalling/hesitation and replacement of alternator due to pulley wear (squealing noise, 900000 mile item). Low oil will cause the rod bearings to fail, check monthly and change to 10w30 after 150000 miles to avoid this costly repair. Very reliable in all other regards so long as owner follows basic maintenance. Would recommend.

- JASON G

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,791 - $6,328
$5,214 - $6,957

Horsepower

Horsepower
172 - 186 hp
172 - 186 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC dual VVT 16
2.4L PZEV DUAL VVT 16
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2.4L DOHC dual VVT 16
2.4L PZEV DUAL VVT 16
2.7L MPI DOHC 24
25L CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/65R16
P215/55R18

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
3245 - 3333 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
186 hp
186 hp

Torque

Torque
191 ft. lbs.
191 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 .lbs
200 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Not Available
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.9 gal.
16.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
27 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Not Available
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings