Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Preowned 2011 Dodge Avenger SXT Is a Great Buy

Do you ever feel like you know just enough about Avenger SXT to be dangerous? Let's see if we can fill in some of the gaps with the latest info from Avenger SXT experts.

If you don't have accurate details regarding Avenger SXT, then you might make a bad choice on the subject. Don't let that happen: keep reading.

When I arrived at Chrysler in April of 2011 one of the first things I did was test drive all of the vehicles. Comparing them head to head I definitely developed some favourites among the lineup. The first favourite that I had was a 2011 Avenger SXT. I drove this vehicle back to back with the new 200 Limited and compared them. On paper the vehicles were very similar. Both models had the same motor and transmission as well as the overall dimensions. Dashes and options were very similar. But driving these two V6′s was as different as night and day.

I drove the Avenger SXT first. I had just driven a Charger SE, so I was familiar with the power of the 283hp Pentastar V6 in the Charger platform. I was pleasantly surprised with the Avenger. The Avenger differs from the Charger both in size and drive train. With a smaller and lighter frame, and front wheel drive, the Avenger seems to be pulling you forward and throwing you back in your seat at the same time. The Avenger SXT is built for drivers. The 2011 had a complete retuning of its suspension, including McPherson struts up front and multilink coils in the rear. The effect was a fun, sporty driving experience that left me calculating what I needed to do to make that vehicle my everyday driver.

Next I drove the Chrysler 200 LTD. The interior was very similar to the Avenger SXT including leather, sunroof and 6.5 inch touch screen media center. Compared to the beast that was waiting to be unleashed with the Avenger, the 200 was a very sophisticated ride. Comfort, quality, and smooth ride are hallmarks of the Chrysler experience and are all present in the Chrysler 200.

It's now 2012 and the new models are out and the 2011′s are returning from rental companies and other programs. The vehicle that I test drove in April '11 was retailing for about $29,000 cdn. Today that same vehicle sits on our lot with 27,000km and is selling for $19,980.

Here is the listing:

This nearly new Avenger SXT has a 3.6l Pentastar DOHC V6 matched with a 6 speed automatic transmission with autostick. At 283 hp this vehicle is rated best in class for power and still manages to achieve 42 mpg or 6.8l/100km highway fuel economy(2011 energuide consumption rating/Transport Canada). Avenger is also a Top Safety Pick by the Institute for Highway Safety. This particular vehicle has a long list of comforts like:

* heated front seats
* 8 way power driver seat
* power sunroof
* Sirius satellite radio
* automatic temperature control

As well as sporty style features including:

* 18 inch aluminum wheels
* dual exhaust with bright tips
* rear spoiler
* projector fog lamps
* leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls

This article's coverage of the information is as complete as it can be today. But you should always leave open the possibility that future research could uncover new facts.