2012 Dodge Avenger Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Dodge Avenger
The 2012 Dodge Avenger: the car with the expandable trunk.
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.
2012 Dodge Avenger pros and cons.
My 2012 Dodge Avenger is very reliable. I would also say it is very low maintenance. I have had it since 2013. I haven't really needed to do any work on it other than new tires and an oil and filter change every three months. I will say that it is not very spacious at all. It seats five people. If you have two long legged people in the back seat there is not really any leg room in the back seat for anyone bother than children. If two car seats are in the back seat there is not much room for another person. So it is not really a family car. Overall good car to buy, but not really spacious.
Get it checked frequently.
I have had this vehicle for almost 5 years and It's been a reliable one. I used it for road trips, going out with family, and on an everyday basis commuting. The vehicle did give me problems with the heating system. It was overheating and found out it was the thermostat. I had a new one installed but that didn't work. So I brought it to a mechanic and he did the same thing. Change the thermostat. Now the vehicle's tires have been really wiggling hard while driving and slowing down. The vehicle has been maintained whenever it is needs.
My 2012 Dodge Avenger rolls on.
This vehicle has been a blessing from the lord our god! I have had no major problems with this car. It is a beautiful care as far as the design of the interior and the exterior. I purchased the vehicle used. I have replaced tires and a drivers side power window and lock switch. After almost 5 years I had to replace the battery and alternator. It rides comfortably and has excellent heat and air. The sound system includes a CD player. The trunk is large and the gas usage is not too bad. I am satisfied with my Dodge Avenger!
Reliable car for singles or small families.
The vehicle is comfortable and has a lot of legroom. It has heated seats for the cold temperatures and is fairly good on gas mileage. If you have multiple children it is not the right car for you as it is difficult to fit multiple car seats. It can be a pain to put in a new battery because it is located under the engine so you have to remove the tire to do so. I keep having issues with a misfire on cylinder 6 and changing the spark plugs and ignition coil didn't help.
The power steering line hangs down right below the undercarriage.
Super reliable and great performance. About 22 mpg on avg. Does not have a navigation system or XM radio, but I don't care about that stuff and it does have an AUX cord. Only problem I have ever had was that the plastic undercarriage broke off from the front bumper & it pulled my power steering line under it & dragged it down the road (I was going 75 mph as well) and it punctured the line. Other than that there haven't been any issues.
Dodge Avenger: my family’s overall opinion.
My Dodge Avenger drives well and is easy to maintain. The gas mileage is okay, not great. The car itself is very basic without any bells and whistles. It took me a while to get used to driving it because the body is bigger and bulkier than I was used to. It does have a blind spot on either side making it a little difficult to see behind the vehicle when backing up. My teenage drivers do not like driving it because of that reason.
Great car, reliable, drives smooth and great gas mileage.
A lot of recalls on this vehicle. Seats are not all that comfortable. Drives really well, great gas mileage. Tires are hard to find due to they are unusual size. It is very reliable and drives smoothly. Have had issues with the front end under portion that protects the front of the engine, it is so low easily hits anything low to ground and parking space bumpers. Have had to put and fixed several times due to coming loose.
Maintenance and comparison.
I have had to replace the air actuator twice on this car. That has been the most annoying problem with this car. Other regular maintenance issues have been considered normal wear and tear. My only comment about performance is that I had a 2007 Dodge stratus, basically the same car just slightly older. It had a v6 and I got better gas mileage than I do with my 2012 Avenger that has a 4 cylinder! Ridiculous!
Dodge Avenger gets two thumbs up.
This car offers a smooth comfortable ride. It has many nice features including ample trunk space, a sizeable glove box, and deep center console, as well as a smaller console space sufficient for coins and a cell phone. The gages are nicely lit and easy to see. The sound system has good audio too. I do wish it had power seats but it does not. It would also be nice if it had USB ports.