Given our relatively low expectations, the Dodge Avenger actually managed to impress in several areas. The interior is greatly improved and the overall driving experience is pleasantly uneventful. Since most sedan buyers are looking for a car to commute and run errands in, these characteristics would make the Avenger a perfectly fine choice. Add in the low sticker price and you have a value-packed option for someone looking for just basic transportation.
The only problem is that more and more car buyers are looking for more than just basic transportation, and with so many good options in the mid-size arena, we can’t help but wonder who would buy the Avenger over such compelling sedans as the Sonata, Optima, Fusion, and Accord. Each of these cars provides more performance and style, for not too much more coin.