Used 2012 Dodge Avenger

2012 Dodge Avenger
List price range
$5,899 - $9,730

Pros

  • Strong V6 engine
  • lots of features for the price
  • composed ride and handling.

Cons

  • Not as roomy as many of its rivals
  • smallish trunk
  • SE's four-speed automatic
  • some behind-the-times electronics
  • limited rear visibility.

Used 2012 Dodge Avenger for Sale

Dodge Avenger 2012 SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
121,575 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Avenger
SE
List$5,997
Est.Loan: $112/mo
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Dodge Avenger 2012 SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
121,759 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Avenger
SE
List$7,490
Est.Loan: $140/mo
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Dealer Notes
100% CARFAX guaranteed! This vehicle is being offered for sale 'AS - IS' - ***NO WARRANTIES ARE AVAILABLE*** CARFAX reports this to be a THREE- Owner Vehicle. This Vehicle is located at our USED CAR Showroom location. Opposite highway of our New Car Showroom on Route 355. Directly next to Harley Davidson. The Used Car Showroom address is: 5708 URBANA PIKE FREDERICK, MD 21704 (301) 663-7001
Dodge Avenger 2012 SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
102,674 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Avenger
SE
Potomac Auto
31 mi away
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $112/mo
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At Potomac Auto, we feel that buying a used car doesn't have to be a nightmare. As a long-time member of the community, Potomac Auto has built an unparalled reputation for quality and perfection, standing behind every vehicle to make sure the customer's needs are always met. Check out our extensive inventory of super clean pre-owned vehicles at hard to beat prices. Use our convenient inventory search tools or stop by and visit our conveniently located store. We have courteous knowlegeable staff standing by ready to assist with your vehicle needs. Have special financing needs%3F No problem%2521 We can get you approved when no one else can. GET YOUR VEHICLE TODAY, CALL NOW at 240-499-4662%2521%2521 FINANCE PRICE SUBJECT TO CHANGE Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Steering, Tilt Wheel, AM/FM CD/MP3, Satellite, Sentry Key, Keyless Entry, Alarm, Daytime Running Lights, Dual Front Airbags, Side Airbags, Head Airbags, Rear Head Airbags, Active Seatbelts, All Wheel ABS
Dodge Avenger 2012 SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
62,004 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Avenger
SE
List$9,730
Est.Loan: $182/mo
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2012 Dodge Avenger SE Bright Silver Metallic 17' x 6.5' Steel Wheels, Radio: Media Center 130 CD/MP3. Recent Arrival! Odometer is 45320 miles below market average! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Dodge Avenger 2012 SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
84,080 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Avenger
SE
Reality Auto Sales
53.6 mi away
List$5,899
Est.Loan: $110/mo
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Dodge Avenger 2012 SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
129,522 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Avenger
SE
List$6,350
Est.Loan: $119/mo
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Dodge Avenger 2012 SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
107,000 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Avenger
SXT
List$7,999
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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2012 Dodge Avenger ** Fresh PA State Inspection and Emissions, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, ABS brakes, AM/FM radio: SIRIUS, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Cold Weather Group, Front Center Armrest w/Storage, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Seats, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Power driver seat, Power steering, Power windows, Quick Order Package 26U, Radio data system, Radio: Media Center 130 CD/MP3, Remote keyless entry, Remote Start System, Security system.Clean CARFAX. 31/20 Highway/City MPGCALL US RIGHT NOW TO SCHEDULE A TEST DRIVE @ (888) 419-4867!!! Hello, this is Lanny Kemble, Used Car Manager at Faulkner Dodge Ram Fiat personally inviting you to visit us at 6643 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. We are located just down the street from Cumberland Valley Highschool. Getting your next vehicle should be as fun and easy as the first time you drive it home. At Faulkner Dodge Ram we believe in a... *Transparent sales process that's FAST and EFFICIENT! * Friendly and Helpful Sales Team that WON'T PRESSURE you! *The best team of Finance Managers in town! * No hassle sell or trade ANY CAR! We need inventory and will pay TOP DOLLAR! So please put us to the test and experience the Faulkner way for yourself!!! Call us now at 1-888-711-7786 to schedule a test drive! Faulkner... TO BE SURE!!!
Dodge Avenger 2012 SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
133,207 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Avenger
SE
List$6,308
Est.Loan: $118/mo
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Dealer Notes
CHAPMAN LANCASTER 877-357-2023.2012 Dodge Avenger SE Bright White 2.4L 4-Cylinder SMPI DOHC FWD 4-Speed Automatic VLPClean CARFAX. 30/21 Highway/City MPGAwards:* 2012 IIHS Top Safety PickPrice does not include Taxes, Tags, License, & Fees.* Payments are for longest term available with $2000 down plus taxes and tags. Interest rate subject to final approval. If the Chapman emblem isn't on the back of your vehicle, you probably paid too much!
Dodge Avenger 2012 R/T 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
63,999 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Avenger
R/T
(3)
CarMart
38.8 mi away
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Dodge Avenger 2012 SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
66,021 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Avenger
SXT
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Dodge Avenger is a fully competitive midsize family sedan, but the wealth of stronger competitors makes it difficult to recommend.

vehicle overview

Sometimes you can do a good job but still come up short. The 2012 Dodge Avenger is a case in point. Dodge's major overhaul of its midsize Avenger last year largely rectified the car's prior faults of sloppy driving dynamics, inefficient engines and a low-buck interior. The result is a fully competitive midsize family sedan, but one that nevertheless still comes up short against more impressive rivals.

The Avenger's interior best epitomizes the car's close-but-no-cigar aspect. Greatly improved upon, the Avenger boasts soft-touch materials and tight construction; both are among the best you'll find in a midsize sedan. However, the look is a tad generic, the available in-car electronics are a bit behind the times and there isn't as much space for passengers.

There is a similar situation under the hood. The base four-cylinder is barely adequate (especially with the SE's four-speed automatic) and sounds unrefined. The V6 engine found in the SXT Plus and R/T is very strong, however, boasting the most power in its class as well as strong fuel economy. Handling is also pretty good, although again, not quite up to the class leaders.

In total, the 2012 Dodge Avenger is a solid sedan that could be worth a test-drive, particularly if you're prioritizing a V6 power plant and value. But in general, we think you'd be better served by some other competing models. Those looking for something more fun to drive should consider the Ford Fusion, Kia Optima, Mazda 6 and Nissan Altima. And if it's superior comfort and space you want, the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata or even Dodge's own Charger would be better choices. The Avenger is a respectable sedan, but in this case it's just not a podium finisher.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Dodge Avenger is a midsize sedan available in SE, SXT, SXT Plus and R/T trim levels.

The base SE comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, full power accessories, cruise control, air-conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. Optional are satellite radio and a package containing heated front seats and an eight-way power driver seat.

The SXT adds to the SE's standard equipment with 17-inch alloy wheels, an upgraded transmission, heated folding mirrors, automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a trip computer and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio. A touchscreen stereo interface that includes digital music storage is optional.

The SXT Plus includes that touchscreen interface along with a V6 engine, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps and foglamps. Both SXT models can be equipped with the Cold Weather Group, which adds heated front seats and remote ignition.

The R/T adds different 18-inch wheels, upgraded steering, a sport-tuned suspension, the Cold Weather Group, cloth/leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a six-speaker Boston Acoustics sound system with an iPod/USB audio interface.

The SE, SXT and SXT Plus can be equipped with Bluetooth phone connectivity. A sunroof is optional on all but the SE, and all Avengers can be equipped with a fold-flat front passenger seat. Optional on the SXT Plus and R/T is a navigation system that includes real-time traffic, Bluetooth audio and an iPod/USB audio interface.

performance & mpg

The 2012 Dodge Avenger SE and SXT are powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard on every Avenger. The SE gets a four-speed automatic transmission and the SXT has a six-speed automatic. EPA estimated fuel economy is average for a midsize sedan, with 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined with the four-speed and 21/31/24 with the six-speed.

The Avenger SXT Plus and R/T get a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is standard. In Edmunds performance testing, an Avenger with this engine went from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds -- a quick time for a midsize sedan. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 19/29/22.

safety

Every 2012 Avenger comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock brakes, active head restraints, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. In Edmunds brake testing, an Avenger with 18-inch wheels came to a stop from 60 mph in an acceptable 127 feet.

In crash testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Avenger received the top rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests.

driving

The 2012 Dodge Avenger drives down the road with poise. The suspension provides a supple, yet well-controlled ride, and handling is better than that of many other midsize sedans. The steering provides decent feedback, but isn't as responsive as the Accord's or the Fusion's. Performance with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder is unremarkable, but it should be adequate for most buyers when it's mated to the six-speed automatic transmission found in the SXT. The 3.6-liter V6 is quite energetic and is one of the most robust engines in the segment, delivering strong acceleration without a tremendous sacrifice in fuel economy.

interior

The Dodge Avenger's design team did a remarkable job last year of transforming the old, low-rent interior into something that's now fully competitive for the midsize sedan segment. The general dash design and control layout are pretty much the same as before, but because the materials are substantially better, the overall ambience is greatly improved. Rear visibility can be a bit tricky due to the Avenger's thick rear pillars, however, and neither a back-up camera nor parking sensors are offered.

The Avenger also lags behind its competitors (and even some of its Chrysler/Dodge cousins) in terms of in-car electronics. The older Chrysler touchscreen interface was unintuitive when it was new and hasn't grown better with age. The standard stereo faceplate, however, is a model of simplicity and user-friendliness.

The Avenger's principal demerit, however, is that it's a bit smaller than its competition. This is noticeable in the backseat as well as in the front, which features a slightly odd, elevated seating position to create more legroom. The 13.4-cubic-foot trunk is also a little on the small side.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Dodge Avenger.

Heater Core Needs a recall
Frank, 12/5/2015
This car performs well. There are a few things that needs to be address before the avenger can be a really neat ride. The Heater core seems to be a major issue with this vehicle. Especially if you live in cold areas. The Heater only blows warm air on the driver side of the vehicle and cold air on the passenger side. Dodge is well aware of this issue but has not done a recall on this placing the cost to repair this problem onto the consumer. Even then there is no assurance this problem will not return since the problem is in the faulty part. The cost can be anywhere from $900 to $1300 to repair depending on your area mechanics. Cold air in the winter renders this vehicle useless during the winter season. My vehicle is currently parked now and I am seriously consider trading this vehicle in for another one. Mostly because I refuse to pay to fix something that is flawed and Dodge knows that it is. Making you feel like you purchased a lemon. Not right Dodge, not right... I need a vehicle I can drive year round and not for 6 or 7 months out of the year. In Kansas it has really cool down in the temps. So it's looking like this vehicle will be parked November- March, and that's if the weather is not crazy cold in March. So with that said I encourage anyone having issues with their heating system in their dodge avenger to speak up and be heard. Not sure what it will take to make Dodge do a recall on this issue. For me, I'll be looking to trade this vehicle in if Dodge refuse to act by January.. Maybe someone in Florida or LA can use a ride that cools pretty well in the summer months, but they better not take a trip up North during the Fall.
Major Improvement
muttl, 12/16/2011
I recently purchased a 2012 Avenger SXT after owning an 06 Stratus since it was new. While the Stratus was very reliable the front rotors were warped more often than not. The Avenger appears to have a much higher quality associated with it. Both vehicles had the 2.4 liter engine. The refinements in the engine and the addition of the 6 speed Transmission have made a major improvement to the functionality of the car. It's smooth and quiet when accelerating. It corners and handles bumps well. The Avenger sits higher and is easier to enter and exit. Overall a very nice improvement over the Stratus.
Astonished. Seriously.
joe_e, 12/9/2012
My wife and I went to drive a Charger. We looked at a few, when she spotted this number on the side of the lot. We went through four different Chargers before we drove the Avenger, and I was completely blown away. The 3.6 in this destroys the same engine in my '12 Durango, this car was what that engine was built for. Absolutely thunderous performance above and beyond anything we drove, anywhere. No Accord, No Maxima, no Malibu or Fusion or anything came close to touching it in performance. Full leather is nice, electronics rock, build quality makes me hope that this is a trend for American Automakers, it's so good.
Awesome MPG!
my2012sxtplus, 4/25/2012
Copperhead Pearlcoat SXT Plus 3.6L V6 With only 308 miles on it as of today, my average MPG is 30.3 which includes city and hwy. I LOVE the 283 HP (smoked a similar import yesterday!) Another interesting fact about my Avenger is that Dodge is no longer carrying the Copperhead Pearlcoat paint line. It was discontinued on April 1st, 2012. Thankfully I was able to purchase mine last weekend! The interior is a huge improvement for any of the DCJF lines, no more cheap plastic or uncomfortable seating. I am a very picky and easily annoyed driver/owner and for once, I have NO complaints! I hated my Jeep GC and was hesitant to purchase another DCJF, the Avenger proved me wrong!
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
173 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
173 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
283 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
19 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
283 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat3 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.8%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2012 Dodge Avenger Overview

The Used 2012 Dodge Avenger is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), SXT 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SXT Plus 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A), and R/T 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A).

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Save up to $268 on one of 8 Used 2012 Dodge Avenger for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,899 as of08/17/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Dodge Avenger trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Dodge Avenger SE is priced between $5,899 and$9,730 with odometer readings between 62004 and133207 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Dodge Avenger SXT is priced between $7,999 and$7,999 with odometer readings between 107000 and107000 miles.

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