2012 Dodge Avenger  RealSafeCars67Safety Rating

#68 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#135 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2009 Dodge Avenger
The Avenger, a mainstay of Dodge's lineup since 1995, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. The Dodge Avenger has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Dodge offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Dodge Avenger is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Dodge Avenger has a score of 67, implying a 0.059% chance of driver death (5.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Dodge Avenger has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0594% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.7841%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0594% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.7841% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Dodge Avenger is 24% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Dodge Avenger is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8844Mitsubishi GalantChevrolet MalibuHonda AccordDodge AvengerChrysler 200Ford FusionSubaru LegacyFord MustangMazda 6Volkswagen PassatSuzuki KizashiBuick VeranoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Dodge Avenger with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 44 to 88. The 2012 Dodge Avenger is safer than the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant and the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu and less safe than the 2012 Buick Verano, the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat, the 2012 Mazda 6, the 2012 Ford Mustang, and the 2012 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2012 Chrysler 200 and the 2012 Ford Fusion.

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