2013 Dodge Avenger Interior
Test drivers think the 2013 Dodge Avenger’s cabin is filled with quality materials, though a few note that there are some items that miss the mark. One reviewer thinks the interior design is sporty, which may not appeal to all shoppers.
- "Much of the Avenger's hard plastic interior trim was eliminated with the 2011 revisions, which included a reskinned dashboard and nicer touch points on the doors. That said, some rudimentary elements remain, like cheap airplane-style map lights and a wobbly turn-signal stalk." -- Cars.com
- "If the 2013 Dodge Avenger has an edge over competitors, it's in the design of cabin materials. The Avenger has soft-touch panels, visually appealing color and fabric patterns and well-bolstered front seats. R/T trim models are especially nice, featuring striped seats with leather bolsters, a unique gauge cluster and SRT-inspired pedal pads." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The cabin is composed of quality materials with many soft-touch surfaces, though it's not class-leading. Some trim pieces give off a sporty, rather than luxurious, vibe that might not suit all buyers. Try before you buy." -- Consumer Guide
- "Soft touch materials and nicely-stitched surfaces abound, giving the Avenger a premium feel not experienced in too many rivals." -- Left Lane News (2011)
- "Swaddled in soft-touch materials, both the door panels and the instrument panel go a long way to improve the perceived quality of the cabin." -- Autoblog (2011)
Reviewers give the Avenger’s seats mixed remarks, but the majority thinks they’re uncomfortable and cramped. Cloth seats are standard, while leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats and an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat are available.
- "Avenger's midsize rivals tend to have more space in the rear seat. In fact, overall room isn't much better than some compact cars. The back-seat area seems smaller than it actually is, largely due to the narrow cabin and lack of rear-quarter windows." -- Consumer Guide
- "Rear-seat room is OK for two adults. …" -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Most surprising was how comfy the seats and the driving position were." -- AutoWeek (2011)
- "The Avenger's front bucket seats are unusually small and unsupportive, and that compromises comfort. The snug cabin also means less room for backseat passengers to spread out; it's workable for adults, but there's not much room to spare." -- Cars.com (2011)
The 2013 Dodge Avenger comes standard with an auxiliary audio jack and the Uconnect CD audio system. Features available on higher trim levels or as optional equipment includes satellite radio, Uconnect voice command infotainment system, automatic climate control, heated side mirrors, navigation, Uconnect with touch-screen display, a USB port, Bluetooth, sunroof and a Boston Acoustic sound system.
Auto critics focus their comments mainly on the available Uconnect infotainment system, saying it is responsive and easy to use.
- "This optional [Uconnect] system features a large color touch-screen that acts as the command center for audio, navigation and for retrieval of real-time info such as weather forecasts and movie times. We appreciate the system's prompt response to touch." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The gauges are big and simple to interpret. The audio system and its accompanying touchscreen, part of Chrysler's Uconnect infotainment system, is easy to negotiate." -- Consumer Guide
Auto critics disagree on how big the Dodge Avenger’s trunk is. When comparing it with other affordable midsize cars, one thinks the trunk is big, and another thinks it’s small. At 13.5 cubic feet, the Avenger’s cargo space is slightly more than the 13.3 cubic feet available in the Suzuki Kizashi, but less than the trunk space in the Subaru Legacy (14.7 cubic feet) and Ford Fusion (16 cubic feet).
- "The trunk is large for the class and is shaped conveniently for loading bulkier items. We like the two-tier center console, but we'd like it better if it were a little larger. The same goes for the small door pockets." -- Consumer Guide
- "Trunk space also suffers; at 13.5 cubic feet, the Avenger's cargo area is small for its class." -- Cars.com (2011)