Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Avenger: Great Deals on a Family Sized Sedan

The mid-size sedan category has a lot of competition today, and the 2014 Dodge Avenger at Melloy Dodge in Albuquerque is a real contender against the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, and Nissan Altima with up to 30 mpg on the highway and 283 horsepower.

See our walk-around video of an Avenger at Melloy Dodge here on our YouTube channel:

The 2014 Avenger has the powerful Chrysler Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine. Inside, the interior has been updated, and the 2014 Avenger has a retuned suspension. The car’s design echoes the full-size Charger sedan, with a cross-hair grille and the beefed-up "shoulder" ahead of the rear fender. The Avenger’s a smaller, front-wheel-drive car, but obviously a member of the same family as its larger Charger cousin, and carries that car's hint of muscle.

Inside, Dodge has updated the cabin appointments with a little more polish and nicer detailing with soft-touch materials around the dash.

The 2014 Avenger might look small at first glance, but it's about the same size as a Sonata or Optima. Front seats are comfortably wide; in back you’ll find ample legroom.

Melloy Dodge has reduced prices on the top-of-the-line R/T model; it features leather and heated seats to the SXT options list for 2013. The base Avenger SE is nicely appointed and includes air conditioning; power windows, locks and mirrors; 17-inch wheels; a split-folding rear seat; and cloth upholstery. The SXT adds a power driver's seat, 17-inch alloys, fog lamps, leather trim, automatic climate control, heated mirrors, and more. A Bluetooth hands-free interface is lacking from much of the lineup, but satellite radio and a USB port are standard or optional on all models, and a navigation system is now offered on the Avenger, as is a Boston Acoustics premium sound system.

Avenger includes the 2.4-liter, 173-horsepower four-cylinder and four-speed automatic or the 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6.

The Avenger is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, and comes with curtain airbags and stability control. Right now, Melloy Dodge on Coors in Albuquerque has special incentives on the Dodge Avenger. Contact the dealership, your family-owned and local-owned company, for more information.

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