I purchased 4 months ago and put about 5000 mi on my Avenger. I was looking for a combination of good gas mileage, style, and room for growing kids. So far I'm very happy with smooth ride, decent options, and no mechanical issues. I drive mainly as commuter car and get 27 MPG (80/20 highway/city). I got 34 MPG highway on long trip! The 2.4 L doesn't have impressive power, but plenty for my needs. The seating is comfortable except it could use a little more leg room, as I'm 6'3". Also, with the seat raised up, I can't see the top of the speedometer.
Exterior style, smooth ride, good highway mileage
More leg room, more HP, more refined interior, power seats.