The Dodge Avenger 2011 Model Detailed
Wed, 10/12/2011 - 10:44
The Dodge Avenger If you happened to have been an owner of the Avenger model during the period of 2008-2010, then you will know that this vehicle was a mediocre model, with perhaps the only redeeming feature being the name of the vehicle; the Avenger. All that has changed for the 2011 model of the Avenger, this new model has been rejuvenated and now boasts new power-trains and a fully redesigned interior, this should please most until the full replacement arrives in the next few years. Upgraded Engine and Suspension Although Dodge has stated that the engine has been re-calibrated, the old 4 cylinder 2.4 liter engine remains the base engine model for this vehicle, it’s now incorporated with a 6 speed automatic transmission instead of the previous models 4 speed variation. The old V6 3.5 liter engine that produced 235 horsepower with 232 pound-foot of torque from the previous model has been discarded. Replacing it is the more impressive Pentastar V6 3.6 liter engine, which produces an outstanding 283 horsepower with 260 pound-foot of torque integrated with a 6 speed automatic transmission. The suspension for the new 2011 model of the Avenger has received a total redesign, this was due to the previous models having such terrible dynamics. It has been detailed that 26 out of 30 suspension bushings have received an alteration of some kind; either retuning or a total redesign. Dodge has also said that the steering is more responsive and this vehicle nows boast wider tires; they are now 1 inch wider than the previous models. Interior Overhaul and Exterior Alterations The overall appearance of the interior of this new model is vastly improved upon its predecessors. Much more aesthetically pleasing, it now comes with totally new or redesigned features, these include the seats, steering wheel, general upholstery, gauges, HVAC vents, center stack and instrument panel. Just about everything has received some form of alteration of redesign, and it’s very pleasing to finally see a more modern interior for the Avenger model. The exterior disappointingly didn’t receive as many alterations or improvements as the interior did, although it does boast a few new touches. The front and rear fascias have been remodeled slightly and a new grille has been incorporated onto this vehicle, that’s about all of the noticeable changes made to the exterior. Although there is a little wait before this vehicle can be fully tested, by all accounts though with its improved mechanics and immensely improved interior, the brand new Avenger should be able to offer a whole lot more than its predecessors ever could.