Since the release of the 2011 Dodge Avenger, the motoring press have awarded it numerous accolades and consumers have embraced the great changes our engineers and design folks have implemented. With an all new interior and major suspension overhaul, the Avenger is a great mid-sized sedan that is well balanced and fun to drive.

However, the really “big” news is the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 that pushes out 283 horsepower. When mated to the six-speed automatic transmission, the Avenger becomes a “pocket rocket” with 0-60 times in the mid six-second range and quarter-mile ETs in the mid-14 second zone. Folks, we’re talking performance that is on par with many muscle cars from the 1960s and 70s. But unlike these iconic high-octane, fuel guzzling behemoths, the 2011 Avenger also pulls down an impressive EPA estimated 29 mpg on the highway!

What’s just as cool is the sound of the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6! Recently, our friends at Car & Driver had a chance to record the exhaust note from the Avenger and even we were impressed with its throaty and aggressive tone. Now we can’t wait to shock a few unsuspecting drivers next time we are sitting at a traffic light!

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