From Dodge press: In the model’s inaugural year, the 2008 Dodge Avenger completed Dodge’s offerings across market segments. The 2008 Dodge Avenger takes cues from the styling of the Dodge Charger in creating a mid-sized sedan with Dodge’s signature look. The brand’s signature crosshair grille and large, modern quad headlamps housed in black add to Dodge Avenger’s front end.
Three engine options power 2008 Dodge Avenger models sold in the United States: the standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder World Engine, available Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV) 2.7-liter V-6 engine and an available 3.5-liter V-6 engine coupled with a six-speed automatic transaxle with Auto Stick.
The 2008 Dodge Avenger SE and SXT feature a standard four-cylinder engine that provides excellent fuel economy. Dodge Avenger’s 2.4-liter World Engine with dual variable-valve timing produces 173 horsepower (129 kW) and 166 lb.-ft. of torque and achieves 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
The Dodge Avenger SXT features an available Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV) 2.7-liter V-6 engine that provides value- and performance-conscious consumers the power of a V-6 engine at a price that compares with the competitions’ four-cylinder engines. Dodge Avenger’s 2.7-liter V-6 engine produces 186 horsepower (139 kW) and 191 lb.-ft. (260 N•m) of torque. This 2.7-liter V-6 engine achieves 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. It also can operate effectively on any blend of gasoline and fuel-grade ethanol up to E85.
The 2008 Dodge Avenger R/T is powered by a 3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine coupled with a six-speed automatic transaxle producing 235 horsepower (175 kW) and 232 lb.-ft. of torque. This 3.5-liter V-6 engine achieves 16 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.