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1999 Dodge Avenger

  • 1999 Dodge Avenger Base Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      32
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      140/177
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $15,585
  • 1999 Dodge Avenger ES Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      32
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      140/177
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $17,860
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1999 Dodge Avenger Review

The 1999 Dodge Avenger’s semi-sporty looks don’t quite match the competition in terms of performance, but it has an attractive price tag and is considered highly reliable.

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Overview

The 1999 Dodge Avenger is a midsize, front-drive car built by Chrysler for Dodge. It was first introduced in 1995 as a two-door coupe before being discontinued in 2000. The Avenger had a semi-sporty look and a mid-level engine for its class, but came with a range of features and an affordable price tag.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe
Engines: 2.0-liter four-cylinder, 2.5-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic with overdrive, five-speed manual with overdrive
Models: Dodge Avenger coupe, Dodge Avenger ES coupe

What's New

The 1999 Dodge Avenger added new driver and front-passenger airbags. The only noticeable change to the exterior of the 1999 Dodge Avenger was the addition of a new color option, Shark Blue. Though available prior to 1999, the automatic transmission became standard on the V-6 models and the driver and passenger front-impact airbags were upgraded.

Exterior

The 1999 Dodge Avenger is a two-door coupe in the midsize range, featuring a wedged body style and a long hood with a significant front overhang. The bottom front is designed with an aggressive and powerful-looking intake area, and the slit-shaped headlights begin to wrap around the sides of the body. Some features include optional power door mirrors, a standard spoiler on the ES and optional spoiler on the base model, and standard fog lights on the ES. It comes with standard four-wheel independent suspension and touring suspension on the base model. It is available in a range of colors, including the new addition of Shark Blue. The ES comes standard with alloy wheels, which are optional on the base model.

Interior

The 1999 Dodge Avenger seats five and has a roomy interior for a coupe. Some optional features include power seats, a CD-player, power windows, a moon roof, and remote keyless entry. The ES comes with optional leather upholstery and standard leather trim, which is optional on the base model. Note that air-conditioning is only optional for those who live in hot weather.

Performance & Handling

The 1999 Dodge Avenger has either a 140-horsepower (hp), 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, or a 163-hp, 2.5-liter V-6. These are paired with a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual, both with overdrive. The larger engine produces good acceleration and speed, while the smaller engine may struggle while passing at high speeds. Handling is not tight, but it provides a comfortable ride on most surfaces and regular driving situations.

Safety

The 1999 Dodge Avenger upgraded the standard front-impact airbags, and Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) are optional.

EPA Fuel Economy

Dodge Avenger: 22/32 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Style
  • Price

You Won't Like

  • Style
  • Performance compared to competition
  • Limited features

Sum Up

The 1999 Dodge Avenger’s semi-sporty looks don’t quite match the competition in terms of performance, but it has an attractive price tag and is considered highly reliable.

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