6. Dodge Avenger
The Avenger nameplate returned to production for the 2008 model year and has remains with little change since then. In a segment where almost every automaker is offering new product, Dodge’s mid-size sedan is taking shallow breaths on life support.
It shares a platform with the Mitsubishi Galant ,which is still for sale as a 2012 model despite exiting production.
SEE ALSO: 2011 Dodge Avenger Review
Base models use a 2.4-liter four cylinder engine and a four-speed automatic. For some perspective, the new Jeep Cherokee uses a nine-speed automatic unit. V6 models step up to six speeds, but it’s still difficult to understand why Dodge is so reluctant to pull the plug. That is, until you realize that the Avenger is actually one of Dodge’s best-selling products. Go figure.