If you're looking for a green- or budget-conscious midsize sedan, the 2014 Dodge Avenger isn't one of the best choices on the market.
Base SE models with the old four-speed automatic transmission are rated at 24 mpg combined (21 mpg city, 30 mpg highway), placing them near the very back of the pack.
With the SXT model you upgrade to the six-speed automatic with the four-cylinder. While it's more responsive and agreeable, its real-world results are generally better--but its EPA rating stays the same, at 24 mpg combined. Oddly, it's actually rated 1 mpg lower in the EPA city test, at 20 mpg, but 1 mpg higher on the highway, at 31 mpg.The optional Pentastar V-6 and six-speed automatic isn't great on fuel economy either, at 22 mpg combined (19 mpg city, 29 mpg highway)--though we've noted numbers in the low 20s in spirited driving.