The Avenger has been replaced a few years ago with the Chrysler 200 which has been discontinued a few months ago. This is because the FCA group decided to focus on crossovers. However, not that long ago Dodge announced their desire to become a premium sports car manufacturer, similar to what Alfa Romeo is. This means that they will have to release cars for different segments of the market and it seems that the rumors 2017 Dodge Avenger might be one of them. Unlike the 200 this is expected to be a sporty medium size sedan aimed exclusively at a much wider audience.
Not much has been said about it so far but it looks like the car might be more than just a rumor. The new Avenger could get to use Dodge’s upcoming front wheel drive platform. It should be lighter and more structurally rigid than before. Many suggested that it would replace the Charger.
However, this is highly unlikely considering that the Charger is going to receive a successor on a rear wheel drive platform. The Avenger will be the more sensible option that will still be capable. Despite being expected to use a front wheel drive platform, its driving characteristics should not be as bad as people tend to think.
2017 Dodge Avenger Price
Because it will be aimed at cars like the Fusion, it will have to cost less than $23,000 for the base model.
This will likely be achieved by offering really small, and efficient, base engines as well as a softer car in general. This won’t mean that the will be bad to drive. In fact we do hope that it will become a class leading model and considering Dodge’s latest statements, this might become true in the near future.
Exterior of Dodge Avenger
Unlike the 200 and more in line with the current Charger, the Avenger should get a really aggressive look. This might be achieved with a sloped roof towards the back, a rather bulky front end and general muscular lines.
Think of it like a smaller and more modern version of the ongoing Charger. The end result will most likely be dramatic and it will make people love it. Even though the recipe might seem off at first, Dodge proved us that people do love modern-classics.
The interior on the other hand will be a completely different story. Here, the Avenger should feature an entirely new design more in line with what its competitors have. While this would be a departure from the “bad-boy” look, it should give it more credit as a family car.
Dodge Avenger 2017 Engine
The highly aggressive nature of the 2017 Dodge Avenger won’t carry over under the hood either. Here, the car is expected to feature a few different powertrains, most of them meant for fuel efficiency. However, thanks to the fact it won’t be all that heavy, it should be more than capable.
The base model should receive a small 1.4 liter turbocharged mill, similar to that found in the current Fiat and Chrysler cars. However, it should be heavily redesigned to be used in this new generation of cars. The small engine should provide more low-end torque and less turbo-lag.
Further up the range engines ranging from a 1.8 liter all the way up to a 2.4 liter unit, all turbocharged, should be available. The most powerful version of the upcoming Avenger should be the R/T. While so far this is just a rumor, it would make a lot of sense.
The car would directly compete with the new Fusion Sport. Like the Fusion, it should be able to offer more than 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque sent to all four wheels!