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1.9 million Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles recalled for airbag problem
1.9 million Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles recalled for airbag problem

This afternoon, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that it was recalling more than 1.9 million vehicles to fix a problem with their airbags and seatbelts. In a statement, the automaker says that three deaths and five injuries may be linked to the issue. The problem affects vehicles equipped with...Read More»

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T
Dodge Avenger May Be On The Chopping Block

Much of the news coming from Chrysler this week has been about the death of the Dodge Caliber and its replacement by the 2013 Dodge Dart. (If you missed our take on the Dart's six strengths, you can read it here.) Now comes word that another Dodge model may soon get the axe: the Dodge Avenger. The...Read More»

2012 Dodge Avenger
2012 Mid-Size Family Vehicles: Three Under $20,000

In our previous story 2012 Family Vehicles: 20 Under $20,000, only three mid-size models met the $20,000 requirement, including destination charge. Others barely missed the target, coming in at a hundred to several hundred over the price point, including such popular mid-size sedans as the 2012...Read More»

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T
Chrysler Drops Dual-Clutch Transmission Plans for 2012

Chrysler has plans to introduce a dual-clutch transmission (DCT) to its lineup, but it won't happen in the 2012 model year in either the Dodge Avenger or Chrysler 200 sedan, as was planned. The Auburn Hills, Mich.-based automaker has been working on dual-clutch gearboxes since 2008, when it first...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 300
Need A Ride? Chrysler Launches 'No Payments For 90 Days' Promo

If you're a fan of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram and you're looking for a new set of wheels, it may be time to start shopping. Chrysler has just announced the launch of a "No Payments For 90 Days" promotion. As the name implies, customers who purchase a 2011 or 2012 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram...Read More»

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T live photos
Wading Through Dodge’s Changing Trim Names for 2012

Dodge is making changes to some trim names on the bulk of its product lineup for 2012. Trouble is -- you may need a roadmap to figure out what’s what. Why automakers drop certain trim names is usually for simplification. Maybe one name plays better than another. Who knows what the reason is...Read More»

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T live photos
Dodge Renames Trims For 2012, But They're No Less Confusing

This much is perfectly clear: Dodge will change the names of available trim packages across most of their 2012 product line. That’s good news for most of us, who were left scratching our heads at trim levels called “Mainstreet” or “Heat.” For 2012, Dodge is bringing...Read More»

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T
2012 Dodge Avenger R/T: 2011 New York Auto Show

The Chrysler 200 has a hit Super Bowl commercial and Eminem at its back--but what does the nearly identical Dodge Avenger have, aside from its quasi-superhero name? For the 2012 model year, the Avenger gets the R/T trim level it's been promised since Chrysler refurbished it last fall, complete with...Read More»

2011 Dodge Avenger
2011 Dodge Avenger: First Drive

With a blitz of sedans, crossovers and SUVs, Dodge is set to have a busy, busy 2011. The Durango is new from tires to tail; the Journey's been worked over substantially; and the 2011 Avenger sedan bolts on a new drivetrain, new suspension pieces and new front and rear clips as Chrysler tries to...Read More»

2011 Dodge Avenger
Today at High Gear Media: Avenger, Grand Caravan, and Cayenne

We're driving the 2011 Dodge Avenger soon, but we figured you'd like to see pictures of its marvy new interior while you're on hold. [TheCarConnection] The same goes for the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, which leaps into the modern era with a new interior and a "man van" version. [TheCarConnection]...Read More»

2011 Dodge Avenger
2011 Dodge Avenger Preview

It might look like the Charger's little brother--in a way, it is--but the 2011 Dodge Avenger is seeking an identity all its own this time around. Going after the mid-size sedan segment with an aggressive style and fun-to-drive appeal, Dodge is pitching the new Avenger as something beyond your...Read More»

2010 Dodge Avenger
Family Car Advice: Make Sure to Use the Correct Fuel

It may seem like a no-brainer, but with more cars switching over to turbo-powered engines (think Ford's EcoBoost engines), driver's need to pay more attention than ever to what fuel rating their car or truck requires. Generally speaking, there are several choices of octane--87, 89, 91, or 93...Read More»

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Vehicles Get Stronger May Incentives

Chrysler today announced a more aggressive incentives program for May, including the potential for no-interest financing on much of its product line or cash-back offers of up to $4,000. For up to 36 or 60 months, depending on the vehicle, Chrysler is offering zero-percent financing, arranged...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Frugal Shopper: For Happiness, Don't Sweat The Numbers

Consumer Reports, as part of this week's torrent of announcements from its Annual Auto Issue, named the 2010 Honda Fit and 2010 Toyota Prius the best new-car values of the year. While it so happens we like both of those models very much (and appreciate the Prius' 51-mpg rating), they definitely...Read More»

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler Recalls 24,177 Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler Models

Chrysler has announced a recall of 24,177  Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles, mostly from the 2010 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, certain vehicles "may have been built with an improperly formed or missing brake booster input rod retaining...Read More»

2009 Dodge Avenger 4-door Sedan R/T *Ltd Avail* Angular Front Exterior View
2009 Dodge Avenger- Road Trip -498 Miles

                               Somewhere eastbound just outside Concord, California, I knew the fate of the Dodge Avenger. It made me feel uneasy. I wanted to like the car. It ran well enough. The air conditioning blew some cool air, but it seemed to make the little...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
IIHS Picks The Safest New Vehicles For 2010

The coveted Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) used to be quite exclusive—and a way for safety-conscious shoppers to narrow down their possibilities to a few top-rated vehicles in a segment. But since 2007, the number of Top Safety Picks has roughly...Read More»

2010 Dodge Avenger
Neck Injuries Poised To Drop Thanks To New Law—And New Seats

If you consider safety one of the top priorities in your next new-car purchase—as you should—and are carefully combing through features and occupant protection ratings, you're in for a pleasant surprise: There are a lot more models designated Top Safety Picks this year from the Insurance...Read More»

2009 Chrysler Sebring
Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger Saved; Fiat 500 Sold Via Chrysler

The board of Chrysler Group met last Friday to approve the newly restructured company's five-year product plan, and although the full document won't officially be released until mid-November, a handful of the plan's details have already begun leaking out. The most recent rumors concern two of...Read More»

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