Just bought the car a week ago. So far it is fantastic. Best looking mid size sedan out there. Test drove a Camry first and the Avenger is much more comfortable. Camry did not have enough head room to even make it an option for me and I'm only 6'1". After 700 miles of mostly highway/interstate driving I'm getting 29.8 mpg which is about what I expected and in my opinion this car is a great balance between power and fuel economy. Even though its a small engine it produces a very adequate 174 hp.
Solidly built great looking car. Good fuel economy and good performance. Very comfortable.
Only complaint is the 4 speed transmission. Wide gear ranges make for somewhat hard shifting. A 5 speed would be a nice improvement and make the car even more fuel efficient.