Contrary to earlier rumors, production of the next generation Dodge Avenger will proceed as planned. According to the Detroit News, the current Avenger sedan which was originally earmarked to be replaced early next year will now be released as a 2015 Dodge Avenger model. The newspaper confirmed that the current Avenger would continue through 2015, a year longer than planned.
The Dodge Avenger is a legend in the car industry. It started off in the mid-70s as a small car in the South African market, and transformed to a coupe when it got to the US in the mid-90s. It has been one of the most popular car brands in the midsize sedan segment, but after about six years in production, it is due for an upgrade. So, buyers should look forward to seeing an upgraded 2015 Avenger with a bolder design, an impeccable refinement with extensive feature options, capable powertrain options with better fuel economy, and the high-performance spirit that the Dodge lineup is all about.
2015 Avenger Changes or Redesign
Aside from telling us that the upcoming 2015 Dodge Avenger will share its basic structure with the upcoming second generation Chrysler 200 sedan, Dodge has not released any official details about the styling of the car but we believe that the vehicle will get even more attractive for the 2015 model year.
Features, Interior and Exterior
The current Dodge Avenger offers some of the best features in the segment. It comes equipped with impressive features like an air conditioning, cruise control, four-speaker audio system, and a folding rear seat. With the recent upgrading of some rival brands, the midsize sedan segment became more competitive and Dodge will leave no stone unturned in its bid to ensure that the Avenger remains a member of the exclusive segments leaders’ club. There are speculations that the upcoming Avenger will be the last of the Avenger models. If the next Avenger is in fact the last, we’ll likely see more optional features becoming standard. So, Dodge might increase the standard feature list of the 2015 Avenger to include the Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, an infotainment display and lightweight alloy wheels. Some new features may also be introduced.
2015 Avenger Engine option
Just like the current model, two engine options will be offered on the 2015 Dodge Avenger. The standard engine will be a 2.4L four-cylinder Tigershark engine which is capable of delivering 172 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. An optional 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine rated at 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque will also be offered. When mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the Avenger can make a 0 to 60 mph dash in just 6.5 seconds. This is one of the best figures you can get in the midsize segment.
There are rumors that Dodge will also release a high-powered SRT Avenger model. It will also offer a performance-oriented upgrade package which comes with features like a retuned suspension, aerodynamic enhancements, and bigger wheels for drivers who are in need of a sporty sedan but who are not ready to pay for the SRT version.
Improving the fuel economy figures will probably be an area of interest for Dodge during the production of the Avenger 2015 model. The current model gets a decent 31 mpg on the highway with the four-cylinder engine and 29 mpg on the highway with the V6 unit. We expect the next Avenger to post better fuel economy figures.
What really makes the 2015 Dodge Avenger stand out among other competing brands is the exciting performance features like the V6 engine, rear spoiler, and twin exhaust pipes it offers. A few more improvements of this sort, like the Chrysler’s new 9-speed automatic transmission and additional aerodynamic improvements are expected to arrive with the 2015 Avenger model. These would improve the car’s fuel efficiency and boost its acceleration.
Release Date and Price
Dodge has not disclosed the release date and the pricing details of the Dodge Avenger 2015 model, but we expect the car to hit the market later next year.
We believe that the Avenger 2015 model will remain a top buyer’s choice thanks to its updated features and other minor improvements.