Dave Thomas over at the Cars.com Kicking Tires blog has published complete pricing info for all trim levels of the 2008 Dodge Avenger (click here for high-res gallery). We're unclear as to where Dave got the info, as the Chrsyler Group has not officially released the Avenger's pricing except for its starting price of $18,220 plus a $675 destination charge, which was announced at the Detroit Auto Show last week. We've contacted the Chrysler Group to try and get confirmation that Dave's info is accurate, but the right person there has yet to get back to us. Regardless, the pricing info provided by Dave is right below. The base SE model is only available with the 173-hp World Engine four-cylinder, while the SXT can be optioned up to the 235-hp V6. The R/T gets the V6 standard, and one can also choose all-wheel drive for an additional two-grand. Thus, a loaded V6 Avenger R/T AWD would top out at about $24,870. You can get a Ford Fusion SE with a 221-hp V6 and AWD for less at $23,885, though a top of the line Fusion SEL AWD starts higher at $25,120.
- Avenger SE (base): $18,220
- Avenger SXT (mid-range): $19,120
- Avenger R/T: $22,870
- Avenger R/T AWD: $24,870