For 2013 Dodge has left the Avenger mostly unaltered. The SXT plus model has been cut, however the standard SXT remains, even managing to pick up some extra features--it now comes standard with fully automatic headlights and fog lamps.
For 2013, the Avenger is available in three trim levels: SE, SXT and R/T. The standard engine on all but the R/T is 2.4L 173-hp 4-cylinder engine, paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission on the SE and a 6-speed auto on the SXT and R/T. Chrysler's 3.6L Pentastar V6, which makes 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque is standard on the R/T and optional on the SE and SXT. It comes mated to a 6-speed automatic.
Safety features in the Avenger include multistage front airbags, active head restraints for the front seats and front and rear side-curtain airbags. Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes are standard, as is Chrysler's ESP stability control system.
Even the base-level SE comes well-equipped, with body-color door handles, power heated mirrors, high-efficiency tires, 17-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and automatic climate control. SXT models feature automatic headlights, fog lamps, 17-inch aluminum wheels, body colored heated mirrors, an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat and a 6-speaker sound system. Other features across the line include air conditioning, power locks and windows, a split-folding rear seat, Bluetooth, satellite radio and a USB port. The R/T features sport suspension as well as unique interior and exterior styling. The R/T also comes with leather upholstery and heated front seats.