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7.0
/ 10
On Safety
BASE
INVOICE
$17,036
BASE
MSRP
$18,345
On Safety
The 2008 Dodge Avenger earns good crash-test scores, but lacks anti-lock brakes and stability control on base versions.
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Five stars, side impact front; four stars, rollover rating
NHTSA

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IIHS

electronic stability system is standard on the R/T AWD and optional on the front-drive R/T and the SXT
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TheCarConnection.com found that the 2008 Dodge Avenger scores reasonably high in crash-test ratings, receiving five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for both passenger and driver front-impact collisions. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), however, has not tested the Avenger.

Kelley Blue Book notes that safety equipment standard on the 2008 Dodge Avenger "includes front, front-side and side-curtain airbags, but not anti-lock brakes." According to Cars.com, "An electronic stability system is standard on the [Dodge Avenger] R/T AWD and optional on the front-drive R/T and the SXT for $425. There is no traction control in [Dodge Avenger] without the stability system."

Mother Proof reports that installing child car seats in this 2008 Dodge "had its pros and cons...The lower anchors of the [Dodge] Avenger's system were a pain to hook and unhook, although the hinged rotating covers on the top-tether anchors were simple and much appreciated."

ConsumerGuide reports this 2008 Dodge has serious visibility problems: "thick roof pillars and lack of a rear quarter window severely compromise rear visibility."

Conclusion

The 2008 Dodge Avenger earns good crash-test scores, but lacks anti-lock brakes and stability control on base versions.

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