The Dodge Avenger is a sibling to the Chrysler Sebring and it replaces the Stratus in the Dodge lineup. The Avenger, sold as a four-door sedan only, was previewed at the Paris auto show last fall, and the production version looks identical. It has the same wheelbase and track as the Sebring, but it gets unique sheetmetal, which clearly was penned with one eye on the Dodge Charger. Engine choices are 2.4-liter four, 2.7-liter V-6, or 3.5-liter V-6.Only the largest engine comes with a six-speed automatic and offers the option of all-wheel drive. The other two get four-speed auto boxes and front-wheel drive only. (No manuals are offered in the U.S.A.) The Avenger is shown as a screaming red R/T model, highlights of which include the 3.5-liter, 18-inch wheels, and a rear spoiler. The Avenger arrives at dealerships in March.
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