Used Car: 2014 Dodge Avenger Review
Reviewers wrote that the 2014 Dodge Avenger is outclassed by most of its rivals, which have larger trunks, more rear-seat space and better fuel economy.
Auto writers said the 2014 Dodge Avenger has adequate acceleration for most buyers when equipped with its standard four-cylinder engine. However, critics preferred the available V6, which they said makes the Avenger feel much stronger. The Dodge Avenger comes standard with an automatic transmission. According to the EPA, the 2014 Avenger gets 21/30 mpg city/highway, which is lower than the fuel economy of almost all rivals. While the Avenger handles curvy roads with composure, it still isn't as athletic as many of its competitors, according to reviewers. Test drivers reported that most Avenger trims ride comfortably, apart from the R/T trim, which has larger wheels.
Many of the 2014 Dodge Avenger's interior materials are high-quality, critics said, though it has a few controls and plastic trim pieces that feel cheap. Some reviewers complained that the Avenger's front seats are uncomfortable, and automotive journalists agreed that the rear seats are too small for the class. The Avenger's trunk is also small compared to those of other 2014 midsize sedans. Standard features include a four-speaker audio system, an auxiliary audio jack and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. Available features include satellite radio, a sunroof, Bluetooth, navigation, a USB port, a six-speaker Boston Acoustics audio system and a Uconnect infotainment system with a touch screen, a DVD player and voice command recognition. Automotive journalists wrote that the Uconnect system has a large touch screen and is easy to use, but some noted that the Avenger lacks features available in competing cars, such as a rearview camera.
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Other Cars to Consider
The 2014 Honda Accord earned praise from reviewers for its spacious rear seat and sporty handling. The Accord also has a larger trunk and gets better fuel economy than the Avenger.
Turbocharged models of the 2014 Ford Fusion all return better fuel economy than the base Avenger, and critics were impressed with their acceleration. The Ford Fusion has a large trunk for the class, and auto writers liked the Fusion's roomy rear seat and upscale cabin materials.