2009 Dodge Avenger Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,944 - $7,498
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
173-235
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,944 - $7,498
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
173-235
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 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 $4,869 - $6,470*
Horsepower: 173 hp - 186 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6, Gas/Ethanol 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 $5,613 - $7,498*
Horsepower: 173 hp - 186 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6, Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 18 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum, 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
R/T $2,944 - $4,893*
Horsepower: 173 hp - 235 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6, Gas/Ethanol V6, HO Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather, 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

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.24

46 Reviews

48% 33% 15% 4% 1 star 0%

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

Dodge Avenger: great family car.

My Dodge Avenger has very nice acceleration and is definitely a good car for you if you like the look of a sports car without it being completely outrageous in price. The gas mileage is also great as well, averaging 23 city 32 highway usually. Filling up the tank can be costly but it pays off in the long run when not having to fill up very frequently. The car also drives great and has little road noise within the car.

- Gabby L

Throttle body and trunk seal issues.

It is a large car with many blind spots so you'll be challenged in backing up and parallel parking because you cannot see behind you. There’s a constant problem with the throttle body, hub caps fly off, hazard lights do not work, and a battery connection problem. There’s also a problem with the seal of the trunk. But it is my first car and it better than nothing, easy to handle.

- Megan J

I like that the car had 6 disc CD player.

My seniors to the fan is going out. So then my seniors that tells me my car is overheating is always ding when there is antifreeze in the car. Then there the battery. It's in the fender wheel. The worst spot to put a battery. Cause if a cable gets loose or you have to replace the battery you have to remove the tire first. So a ten minute job can take a lot longer cause if that.

- Heather H

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front angle view.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,869 - $6,470
$5,613 - $7,498

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 - 186 hp
173 - 186 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC dual VVT 16
2.4L PZEV DUAL VVT 16
25Y CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
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
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

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
37.9 - 40 in.
37.9 - 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
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

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
Not Available
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum, Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/65R16
P215/65R16

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
71.8 in.
71.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3243 - 3332 .lbs
3243 - 3333 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
186 hp
186 hp

Torque

Torque
191 ft. lbs.
191 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 - 150 .lbs
100 - 200 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Not Available
Standard

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
20 mpg
20 mpg

City

City
16 mpg
16 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 mpg
24 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Not Available
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