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|First Test: 2011 Dodge Avenger|
|Let's cut to the chase. The last Dodge Avenger, introduced in 2008, was anything but a leader in the midsize sedan pack. Chrysler's four-door was mostly distinguished by its less than stellar traits: twitchy handling, eyesore cabin treatments, and a lackluster V-6. For 2011, things have changed dramatically.|
Designers have refined the Avenger's sheetmetal, modifying the split crosshair nose with a flared lower section for an athletic touch. All-LED taillamps add a modern feel to the plain rear. The range-topping Lux trim we tested rode on chrome 18-inch alloys wrapped in all-season tires, and sported front foglights.
An overhaul of Chrysler D-platform's suspension eliminated the old model's...