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2dr Coupe Base


Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x 0.9
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.6
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4


Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90


SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4800
Engine Order Code EEB
Engine Order Code ECF
Engine Type Gas V6
Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/152
Displacement 2.0L/122
Fuel System SMPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 163 @ 5500
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4350

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4
Liftover Height (in) 28.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5
Height, Overall (in) 53.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1
Length, Overall (in) 190.4
Wheelbase (in) 103.7

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.1
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Hip Room (in) 49.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32


Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.58


Vehicle Name Dodge Avenger
Body Style 2 Door Coupe Base


Suspension Type - Rear Multilink
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.63
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Suspension Type - Front Multilink


Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16
Front Tire Size P215/50HR17
Front Tire Size P195/70HR14
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Size P215/50HR17
Rear Tire Size P195/70HR14
Spare Tire Size P125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code


Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A


Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.13
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Trans Type 5
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code DD4
Trans Order Code DGB
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91
Clutch Size (in) 9.0
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36


EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2888


Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum

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