Someone would think that this nameplate is cursed, after two failures, but the American carmaker things differently. It looks like we are about to see this name on the road once again. Latest reports suggest that the new model will come already next year, as 2023 Dodge Avenger. The original Avenger was produced in the 90’s, as a Mitsubishi Eclipse-based sports coupe. The second generation was a bulky four-door sedan and it was on the market between 2007 and 2014. Five years later, we will see the third generation, which is about to come with some very interesting design solutions.
When compared to first two generations, the new 2023 Dodge Avenger will be a little bit closer to the more recent model, at least when it comes to the body style. It looks that the new model will come as a four-door sedan, but that will probably be the only common thing between the two models. The new model will be smaller, most likely a compact sedan, which will compete with models like Honda Civic, Ford Focus etc. Unlike the previous model, this one will feature a rear-wheel drive, which promises much more dynamic driving characteristics. The new 2023 Dodge Avenger will borrow the platform from the new Alfa Romeo Giulia, which offers spectacular driving characteristics for the segment.
This aspect of the new 2023 Dodge Avenger is completely unknown at the moment. At this point, we can only rely on rumors and speculate on our own. In any case, expect less space compared to the previous model. On the other side, we should see improvements in terms of materials quality, as well as in the overall cabin layout, which wasn’t too much attractive in the previous model. This would include a new dashboard design, higher-quality materials, as well as lots of new tech features.
Not only that the new 2023 Dodge Avenger will use the Giulia’s platform, but it should also borrow its engine. Latest reports suggest that the new sedan will be rather efficient than feature big engine displacement. In this case, it means two engine options. In both cases, you can count on a displacement of 2.0 liters. Base versions will probably feature a max output of about 200 hp, while higher trims will probably come with the engine that delivers around 275 horsepower. Also, there is a chance to see a diesel engine in some markets. That would mean one of the variants of a familiar 2.2-liter diesel engine, which comes in multiple versions with an output range between 135 and 210 hp.
2020 Dodge Avenger Release Date and Price
The new 2023 Dodge Avenger is just a rumor at the moment. We are still waiting for the official confirmation, though several reports suggest next year for its arrival. If it arrives, count on a base price between $20,000 and $25,000.