The 2012 Dodge Avenger R/T is motorized by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine mated to a six-speed routine transaxle, which has an EPA fuel economy ranking of 19 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. To make it stay true to the Dodge R/T DNA, engineers tuned the Avenger’s suspension specially to the R/T model. They augmented roll stiffness by 18 percent, and spring rates by 17 percent in the front and more than 12 percent in the rear. Front strut damping rates are increased 15 percent, rear strut damping rates are increased almost 20 percent and the rear preservative bar diameter is 2 mm larger, increased from 19 mm to 21 mm. The suspension changes result in a forceful, performance sedan driving experience. With best-in-class 283 horsepower, and still delivering 29 miles per gallon on the highway, the Avenger R/T is supreme in its class.
The Dodge Avenger R/T model exterior has exclusive exterior design elements, including a unique body-color grille with the Dodge badge, menacing black headlamp background, the “war paint” R/T decal on the front quarter panel and sole 18-in. painted aluminum wheels. The performance elements take through to the rear of the vehicle with a spoiler and the “R/T” badge.