The Avenger is keenly priced, but it's not significantly cheaper than its well established rivals and doesn't hold its value as well as the likes of a VW Passat. Running costs for the diesel-engined versions are affordable, although its 45.6mpg average economy means it's not as economical as some rivals. The automatic-only 2.4 petrol, on the other hand, will cost you a lot in fuel and company car tax.
Dodge Avenger Saloon quality & reliability
The Avenger's interior styling is modern and inoffensive, but the materials used look very cheap compared with those in many cars in this class. Even the leather on high-specification versions fails to raise the ambience because it looks plasticky. The Avenger is yet to appear in any reliability surveys, but nothing we have seen in our Reader Reviews has given us any cause for alarm.
Dodge Avenger Saloon safety & security
The Avenger comes with a stability control system to help keep it pointing the right way on the road, and there are front, side and curtain airbags to minimise the impact if an accident should happen. The car hasn't been Euro NCAP crash-tested yet. An alarm and deadlocks are fitted as standard to help guard against theft.