The Avenger is a quite familiar name in the automotive industry. FCA tried two times with it so far, but both cars weren’t as successful as the company expected. The first time was a coupe, and it was in production between 1995 and 2000. Seven years later, the company tried with a sedan version, and this model was in production for a couple of more years. These days, we are hearing rumors about the possible comeback. Allegedly, the new model could come already in the next year, as the 2021 Dodge Avenger. Still, the fact is that the company is quiet on this matter and that we definitely can’t rely too much on these rumors. Therefore, keep the following paragraphs with a big reserve.
2021 Dodge Avenger Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, we have no doubt that the new 2021 Dodge Avenger would be much closer to the second generation. Despite the popularity of crossovers, the mid-size sedan is still able to make solid sales numbers. Of course, no one expects hundreds of thousands of units sold like it’s the case with Camry or Accord, but there is still plenty of room for the Avenger to bring some money.
Therefore, we expect that the 2021 Dodge Avenger will come as a mid-size sedan. At this point, it is early to talk about details but if we consider all potentials in FCA, there is one approach that may look quite interesting. Of course, we are talking about the Giorgio platform, which currently underpins models like Giulia and Stelvio, but will be used for North American models as well, including the new Grand Cherokee. With such a platform, the 2021 Dodge Avenger would definitely have a lot of things to offer and be competitive with the Japanese competitors. This particularly refers to driving characteristics, rear-wheel drive and overall performances.
2021 Dodge Avenger Exterior
The previous generation was characterized by a pretty muscular approach, so we may presume that the new model would come in a similar manner. FCA is great when designing vehicles with such an approach, so there is no reason why we would expect something different in this case. Still, the problem is with the fact that Dodge hasn’t released a brand-new model for years, which means we can’t go in detail when it comes to design language and similar things.
When it comes to size, we may expect to see a little bit bigger model in this case. A couple of more inches in wheelbase would definitely provide a more comfortable ride.
2021 Dodge Avenger Interior
As we’ve just mentioned, the new 2021 Dodge Avenger would probably feature a little bit longer wheelbase. In practice, this brings benefits on the inside, particularly in terms of the legroom. Therefore, we have no doubt that the new model would be pretty generous in this aspect but how about the interior quality?
In this aspect, the previous model wasn’t particularly great. Moreover, it featured a pretty cheap-looking dashboard and cabin in general, which was quite typical for Dodge models at the time. Things are expected to be much different now and we count on an upscale cabin, full of quality materials and with pretty attractive aesthetics. The dashboard would look even more opulent thanks to the addition of modern tech features. This may even include the company’s new, mammoth 12- touchscreen that debuted in the new Ram 1500.
Besides loads of tech goodies, we also count on loads of safety features. This is a must these days in the automotive industry, especially if we consider that Japanese rivals are leaders in this segment and that Japanese cars are world leaders when it comes to safety features.
2021 Dodge Avenger Engine
Another aspect where we have big expectations is the powertrain. The previous Avenger was pretty powerful car, at least when it comes to higher trims, which were equipped with a 283-hp V6 engines. We presume that the new 2021 Dodge Avenger would bring things to a completely new level, so the V6 would be reserved for base trims. On the other side, we also count of higher-performance models, which would come with eight cylinders. Of course, it’s not hard to presume that one of the engines in the offer would be a familiar 5.7-liter units, while other engines with eight cylinders could find place under the hood as well. All engines should come in pair with the company’s new 9-speed automatic transmission.
Release Date and Price
At this point, the 2021 Dodge Avenger is just a rumor, so we won’t speculate about more precise release date. Still, keep in mind that some reports are suggest the new model could arrive already in the next year. Base models would probably go around 30.000 dollars.