Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,753 - $25,865
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
173-283
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,753 - $25,865
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
173-283
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

2.8 Overall Score
Performance 2.8 Comfort 3.2 Styling 2.9 Value 2.9

Editor's Overview

The 2012 Dodge Avenger got a re-do similar to that of its kissing cousin, the Chrysler 200. The exterior now has stronger echoes of the larger Dodge Charger -- musclecar attitude on a budget --...

Dodge Avenger Models & Trims

2012 Dodge Avenger Owner Reviews

4.05
201 Reviews
36% 38% 21% 3% 1%
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2012 Dodge Avenger SXT okay car

2012 Dodge Avenger SXT

So I will start with saying I do love this car. I have had some issues with it but everyone does with cars. The seats are extremely comfy and my favorite feature is the heated seats and automatic start from my key. It has the option to put a backup camera in and a roof window but I don't have those features. The button spots are there and the camera is there just not the actual item itself. Something that has been very hard and a reason it's not the best car is because it chews up tires like crazy. I was going through 4 brand new tires every 3 months or less. It's worse on the back tires. Other avenger owners have said the same thing. Also it's not that great in the snow. I love the looks of my car and how it's sporty and the features inside because it's also XM radio, but car parts and snow safety it lacks a lot of.

- Nancy F

The 2012 Dodge Avenger: the car with the expandable trunk.

2012 Dodge Avenger

My vehicle is definitely reliable. I have owned it for 4 years and had nothing more than tune-ups and new tires put on. It is a basic model, but works for my needs. It is solid and runs like it did on day one. The seats are very comfortable. I drive long distances on a regular basis and am never uncomfortable. The back seat offers lots of legroom. The trunk is extremely roomy. The back seat folds down if I have items that may be longer. I have moved several times and the extra room has come in extremely handy. There are also plenty of cup holders. This is often an issue in vehicles. Also the middle console has a deep compartment that holds sunglass cases and other necessities.

- Emily W

Looks good, feels good, worth the effort of keeping it maintained.

2012 Dodge Avenger SXT

This car looks slick and drives like a dream. It handles well and responds quickly. It is one of the most comfortable cars I have been in and is quite roomy (for passengers and storage!) Making it great for long trips with anyone. It does not retain heat particularly well which is bad news in winter but evens out in summer when even on a hot night it remains cool inside. The biggest problem with this car (dodges in general) is that parts are highly specific and sometimes hard to come by, and some parts under the hood are awkwardly arranged to make it harder to get to (ie the battery). Overall a reliable and comfortable car that looks great to boot.

- Lauren L

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$6,753 - $9,220
$25,865 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
283 hp
173 - 283 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L VVT flex
2.4L DOHC dual VVT 16
2.4L PZEV DUAL VVT 16
3.6L VVT FLEX
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

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
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
13.5 cu. ft.
13.5 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Chrome Wheels

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.9 in.
108.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.7 ft.
37.7 ft.

Length

Length
192.6 in.
192.6 in.

Width

Width
72.8 in.
72.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3607 lbs.
3607 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
283 hp
173 - 283 hp

Torque

Torque
260 ft. lbs.
166 - 260 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.9 - 18.5 gal.
16.9 - 18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
24 mpg
24 - 26 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
19 - 21 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
29 - 31 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

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