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Jeep Avenger Review (2024) | Autocar – THE CIALISAN WORLD 2024
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Jeep Avenger Review (2024) | Autocar

The Avenger is quite clever in how it shapes your perceptions. The car can hardly be described as a ‘proper’ off-roader in mechanical terms, yet when you first slide aboard, it does give quite a convincing impression of something tough and capable, a little like the Jimny always has.

The scuttle feels high and the roofline low, with the broad, flat bonnet lapping up against the base of the windscreen. The steering wheel is small and neat, the switchgear is utilitarian, the digital displays are only as large as they need to be.

And while there is plenty of adjustability in the driving position, your fundamental posture is one of being perched up, with a commanding view forward, even if you are not in fact especially far off the ground. It all contrives to make the Avenger feel interesting and faintly adventure-ready.

Storage is strong too. There is a deep cubby in the centre console, the door pockets are of a good size and there’s an extremely useful shelf that spans half the width of the dashboard. It’s great for keeping oddments within easy reach, instead of having to ferret around blindly in the usual storage spots.

This cabin is certainly built to a price, though. There is a fair amount of hard plastic in here, and if you don’t have the yellow dashboard bar to enliven matters, the inside of the Avenger can feel drab.

The Cupra Born, Smart #1 and BYD Atto 3 all feel considerably plusher. Anywhere other than the front row, ergonomics aren’t especially impressive either.

Rear leg room is among the least generous in the class, and boot space is adequate for a B-segment car but also falls some way short of that offered by rivals from Peugeot and Kia.

Multimedia system

You would think that the driver display itself would be consistent across the range, but it isn’t. The entry-level Avenger gets only a 7.0in display while mid-range Altitude and top-spec Summit have a 10.25in unit.

Apart from size, the big difference is that the larger item is configurable, giving the driver the ability to flick between readouts for navigation, efficiency and media using buttons on the steering wheel. 

The central touchscreen is decently crisp in its graphics and is the same one found in numerous other Stellantis-built cars – everything from the Fiat 500 to the Maserati MC20, in fact. It’s high-mounted but unintrusive and offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, both of which are integrated well.

As well as the usual functions, this display is also used to access climate controls and ADAS.

In the front, you will find two USB ports, but there’s only  one in the back. Don’t expect too much from the six-speaker sound system, either.


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