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A car produced by Dodge from 1995-2014.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Avenger">Dodge Avenger page on 21 June 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Dodge Avenger is a front-wheel drive, mid-size sedan that was built by Dodge. The Dodge Avenger made its North American debut in 1995 as a two-door coupe, which was produced until 2000. It was re-introduced to the market as a four-door sports sedan starting in 2008. The 2014 model year marked the last production for the Avenger, as models for both the Dodge and Chrysler brands were consolidated into the single 2015 Chrysler 200 model,. while Dodge received the compact Dart based on the same platform.

Dodge Avenger Coupe (1995–2000)

Introduced as a two-door coupe in North America, the Dodge Avenger was built from 1995 to 2000 in a similar size and price class as the Dodge Daytona, which was discontinued in 1993. The Avenger, along with the similar Chrysler Sebring coupe, was built by Diamond Star Motors (DSM), a joint venture between Chrysler Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors, on a version of the Mitsubishi Galant platform (which also spawned the similar Mitsubishi Eclipse). Chrysler sold its equity stake to Mitsubishi in 1993, and Diamond-Star Motors was renamed to Mitsubishi Motors Manufacturing America (MMMA) on July 1, 1995. .Avengers and Sebring coupes built from 1995 to 1996 both have DSM markings in their engine compartments.

The Avenger was built on a 103.7 in (2,634 mm) wheelbase and used either a 2.0 L inline-four engine (the Chrysler 420A) or a Mitsubishi-designed 2.5 L V6. The four-cylinder was coupled to either a five-speed manual transmission, shared with the Mitsubishi Eclipse and Eagle Talon, or a four-speed automatic. The V6 engine was only available with the A604 transmission. The Avengers featured a fully independent double wishbone suspension and variable speed rack and pinion steering.

Dodge Avenger sedan (2007–2014)

The Dodge Avenger name returned in February 2007 as a 2008 model year sedan to replace the Dodge Stratus, whose coupe version had replaced the original Avenger in 2001. According to some reports, the Avenger, along with the redesigned Chrysler Sebring, shares a DaimlerChrysler/Mitsubishi Motors platform called JS which used the Mitsubishi GS as a starting point. The base engine in the SE and SXT trim levels was the 2.4 L GEMA I4 naturally aspirated "World Engine", a joint venture between DaimlerChrysler, Mitsubishi, and Hyundai. Additional engines included an optional 2.7 L V6 in the SXT and a standard 3.5 L V6 in the R/T trim level. In addition to the 2.4 L "World Engine" and the V6s, export vehicles were offered with the 2.0 L naturally aspirated "World Engine", as well as a 2.0 L turbocharged diesel (Pumpe-Düse) made by Volkswagen. As a 2008 model, the Dodge Avenger came to showrooms in February 2007.

Features on the new Avenger include optional heated/cooled cup holders as well as Dodge's new "Chill Zone", a feature that comes standard on all Avenger models, which can store up to four 12-US fl oz cans in the glove box and chill them to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Like its Dodge Journey stablemate, the Avenger's exterior was styled by Chrysler's Ryan Nagode. The interior was styled by Ben S. Chang.

The Avenger replaced the Charger as Dodge's car in NASCAR in 2007 for Car of Tomorrow races. It got its first win with former Formula One driver Juan Pablo Montoya in the 2007 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at the Infineon Raceway.

The Avenger was officially unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on September 28, 2006 as a concept car. It was launched in Europe and was sold in the United Kingdom, filling a gap in the Chrysler range that was left by the Neon's demise four years earlier. It was also launched in Australia, although with only the 2.4 L engine.

In the United Kingdom, it has been discontinued, although sales continued in the Republic of Ireland and in Western Europe until late 2009 following Fiat's takeover of Chrysler Group. This new version continued with SE, SXT trim levels and is not badged the same way as North American or the South American versions. The Avenger competed directly with the Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Fusion, with the 2007 and later Chrysler Sebring being aimed at the higher priced American cars such as the Mercury Milan, Pontiac G6, and Saturn Aura.

In the US, the Avenger was launched with a 30 second television ad, "Tuned Up," that debuted Sunday, March 4, 2007 during NHL hockey, an ad in which a lab technician discovers he can play Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple on the Avenger's transmission. Another television spot likened the Avenger to the "superhero" vehicle for the everyman, depicting a driver piloting his Avenger through Gotham-like streets and alleys, speaking to the MyGig entertainment system in distinctly Batman-reminiscent tones, to arrive home, pull into a two-car garage and open the rear door to a sleeping child in the rear car-seat.


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
7 June 2011NHTSA Recall 11V315000
2011 Chrysler 200, 2011 Chrysler Town & Country, 2011 Dodge Avenger, 2011 Dodge Caliber, 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2011 Dodge Journey, 2011 Dodge Nitro, 2011 Jeep Compass, 2011 Jeep Liberty, 2011 Jeep Patriot, 2011 Jeep Wrangler
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
7 June 2011Updated Defect Information Report for Chrysler Group LLC
From: David D. Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 340KB - 4 pages
14 June 2011Steering Column
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: David Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 26KB - 3 pages
28 June 2011NHTSA Identification Number 11V-315
From: David D. Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 26KB - 1 page
28 June 2011Safety Recall L23: Steering Column Pivot Rivets
From: David D. Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 234KB - 2 pages
July 2011Safety Recall L23: Steering Column Pivot Rivets
Chrysler Group, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 3.7MB - 11 pages
7 October 2011RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 9/30/11
From: David R. Bernier, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 56KB - 3 pages
6 January 2012RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 12/31/11
From: David R. Bernier, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 85KB - 2 pages
2 April 2012RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 3/31/12
From: David D. Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 38KB - 2 pages
6 July 2012RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 6/30/12
From: David D. Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 104KB - 2 pages
5 October 2012RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 9/30/12
From: David R. Bernier, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 39KB - 2 pages
7 January 2013RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 12/31/12
From: David R. Bernier, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 1.1MB - 2 pages


Photographs

Dodge Avenger Photo by IFCAR
August 8, 2006
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Dodge Avenger Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
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Custom Dodge Avenger Custom
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
McHenry Firestone One Year Anniversary
April 17, 2010
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Custom Dodge Avenger Custom
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
McHenry Firestone One Year Anniversary
April 17, 2010
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Custom Dodge Avenger Custom
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
McHenry Firestone One Year Anniversary
April 17, 2010
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Custom 1998 Dodge Avenger Custom 1998
Photo ©2014 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night:  July 21, 2014
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Custom 1998 Dodge Avenger Custom 1998
Photo ©2014 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night:  July 21, 2014
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Custom 1998 Dodge Avenger Custom 1998
Photo ©2014 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night:  July 21, 2014
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Custom 1998 Dodge Avenger Custom 1998
Photo ©2014 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night:  July 21, 2014
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2003 Dodge Avenger Concept 2003 Concept
Photo ©2003 Heidi Walczak
2003 Chicago Auto Show
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Dodge Avenger Photo by "EyOne"
Mondial de l'automobile, Paris 2006
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Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
Dodge Avenger Photo by "Ton1-bot"
Mondial de l'automobile, Paris 2006
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Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
Dodge Avenger Photo by "Ton1-bot"
Mondial de l'automobile, Paris 2006
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Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
Dodge Avenger Photo by "Ton1-bot"
Mondial de l'automobile, Paris 2006
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Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
Dodge Avenger Photo by "Ton1-bot"
Mondial de l'automobile, Paris 2006
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Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
Dodge Avenger Photo by "Ton1-bot"
Mondial de l'automobile, Paris 2006
View photo of Dodge Avenger - 1,189KB
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
Dodge Avenger Photo by "Ton1-bot"
Mondial de l'automobile, Paris 2006
View photo of Dodge Avenger - 1,265KB
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
Dodge Avenger Photo by "Ton1-bot"
Mondial de l'automobile, Paris 2006
View photo of Dodge Avenger - 1,267KB
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
Dodge Avenger Mopar Direct Connection Pro Stock Car Mopar Direct Connection Pro Stock Car
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
April 2011 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
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Dodge Avenger Mopar Direct Connection Pro Stock Car Mopar Direct Connection Pro Stock Car
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
April 2011 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
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Dodge Avenger Mopar Direct Connection Pro Stock Car Mopar Direct Connection Pro Stock Car
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
April 2011 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
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Dodge Avenger with Aftermarket Wheels Aftermarket Wheels
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
10 June 2008Dodge Avenger Finds its Way BackAnthony Fontanelle


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