A Woman’s View of The Dodge Avenger

by Migdalia

I brought my 1st car in 2003.  A few months later, I crashed in a very weird chicken accident that caused a four car pile up. Thankfully, we survived.

It’s never let me down. It may not be the sexiest car, but I don’t think I could have handled sexy at that point.

Times have changed.

Now I can handle the big “S”. 

Which brings me to Chrysler’s Avenger.  I had the opportunity to test drive the Avenger, on a 25+ mile stretch from Tarry Town to Midtown, Manhattan.  I have to admit, I was sold before the drive.  I liked the designs’ angles and curves.  I also liked that it was a roomy, compact car.  The size made it perfect for parking in the streets of New York, where parking is always a challenge. Yet it was roomy enough to fit both my sons, as well as two of their friends, comfortably. Or, if you are a family with multiple small children, you can easily fit two car seats and one additional person in the back. 

I drove the car during a bad thunderstorm in New York City, which limited how fast I could go. However, based on my discussions with the designer, I am sure it would handle speed well. What the storm did let me test out were the car’s capabilities during bad weather. I felt safe inside, the tires didn’t hydroplane, and the ride was smooth. I would also like to note that the vehicle has front and side airbags, a tire pressure monitor (LOVE!) and 4 Wheel ABS.

During the 1 hour drive, I was told that the Avenger was awarded the IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards. This was important to me as a Mom. It told me that Dodge takes the manufacture of  its cars, as seriously as I take the safety of my children, so I have to commend them on that.
Of course, like anything, the Dodge Avenger was not perfect. I did not like the design of the windows.  I noticed that the windows were smaller and higher than expected when I sat inside.  This would make it hard for smaller children to look outside the window. As any mother will tell you, a bored child is a whiny child, which does not make for easy traveling. However, as a Mom of a tween and teen, this did not hamper my overall opinion of the car.
In the end, I enjoyed my driving experience in the Avenger.  I liked the look of the car. It was stylish, sleek, and sexy. The Avenger did not look like a family car, yet could be used as one. For that, I give it two thumbs up!
What do you think is important in a family car?

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    About the Author

    Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and two Australian Shepherds. When not chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media. Migdalia gets her glam on as a Glambassador. She also knows that beauty begins on the inside; as a result, she promotes heart health as a Go Red for Women and Go Red Por Tu Corazon Spokesperson, the Spanish version of Go Red.

    { 11 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Lisa June 10, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Very nice and chic car. Suits you well.
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    2 Bicultural Mama June 11, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I love the line, “Now I can handle the big “S”. Yes, indeed, you can! Thanks for the review.
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    3 alissa apel June 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Red is a sexy color.
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    4 K June 11, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Great review. You should have called me, I would have enjoyed the ride. (lol),

    5 courtney June 17, 2011 at 10:34 am

    i LOVE the look of this car.. I hate my eclipse.. not very baby friendly

    6 Sassy June 18, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I thought the Avenger was by Dodge? Am I wrong? I rented one for a trip and loved it. It drove smoothly and was a great experience.

    7 won June 18, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    A tire pressure monitor? That is so smart.

    The car looks so pretty! I can see what you wrote about with windows though…but only after you mentioned it.

    8 Elba June 25, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Since I’m looking for a car, I looked at the video you posted. It looks like they took the time to listen to their customers and made some great updates. Since I don’t have young children, I wouldn’t have an issue with the windows. In fact, my kids would probably try to “borrow” it if I brought it!!!

    9 Donna B. July 2, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Looks like a great car!

    10 Stephenie D. August 5, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I just bought the Avenger 2 months ago and I’ve already taken it on 2 road trips. I had the Commander (14- 20 mph) but needed better mph. I wasn’t happy about going to a car. I was in an accident in a car in 95 and had SUV’s from them til now. But I am very impressed with this car. It looks great inside and out. It’s stylish and practical for the family. I’m married but I think I have a crush on my car. lol And by the way the Avenger gets 25 mph city and 40+ on the highway.

    11 Neha October 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I really liked your review. I planning to buy a 2012 DODGE AVENGER SE. But my height is just 5 ft 1″. A short women. Please tell me. will it be a problem in seeing the road or while driving?

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