The Jeep Avenger has been named the Best Small Car in the Autocar Awards 2023, beating out competitors from other brands. The award recognizes the Jeep Avenger's ability to combine a Jeep's ruggedness with a small car's practicality, offering a unique driving experience for urban and off-road adventures.
The Jeep Avenger is based on the Fiat 500 platform but has been modified to suit the Jeep DNA. It features a distinctive design, with a seven-slot grille, round headlights, trapezoidal wheel arches, and a tailgate-mounted spare wheel. The interior is spacious and comfortable, with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a range of safety and convenience features.
The Jeep Avenger is powered by a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that delivers 120 horsepower and 190 Nm of torque. It is paired with a six-speed manual transmission or a nine-speed automatic transmission, depending on the trim level. The Jeep Avenger also offers a 4x4 system with four driving modes: Auto, Snow, Sand, and Mud. The system can automatically adjust the torque distribution between the front and rear wheels, depending on the road conditions and driver's preferences.
The Jeep Avenger is fun to drive and efficient and eco-friendly. It has a fuel consumption of 5.1 liters per 100 km and CO2 emissions of 117 g/km in the combined cycle. It also has a mild hybrid system that uses a belt-driven starter generator to recover energy during braking and coasting and provide extra power during acceleration. The system helps reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to 10%.
The Autocar Awards are one of the most prestigious honors in the automotive industry, celebrating the best cars in various categories. The awards are decided by a panel of expert judges from Autocar magazine, who test drive hundreds of cars every year and evaluate them based on various criteria, such as design, performance, handling, comfort, technology, value, and innovation.
The judges praised the Jeep Avenger for its versatility and performance, saying that it offers "a rare blend of style, substance, and fun." They also commended its "excellent ride quality," "nimble handling," "smooth engine," and "impressive off-road capability." They concluded that the Jeep Avenger is "a small car that can do it all."
The Jeep Avenger is available in three trim levels: Sport, Longitude, and Trailhawk. The Jeep Avenger Sport trim starts at €17,900 and includes features such as LED daytime running lights, air conditioning, cruise control, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, and hill start assist. The Longitude trim adds features such as alloy wheels, roof rails, fog lights, rear parking sensors, a leather steering wheel, and the Uconnect infotainment system. The Jeep Avenger Trailhawk trim is the most adventurous version of the Jeep Avenger, with features such as skid plates, tow hooks, all-terrain tires, raised suspension, hill descent control, and a Selec-Terrain traction management system.
The Jeep Avenger is one of the best-selling models of Jeep in Europe, with more than 300,000 units sold since its launch in 2016. It has also won several other awards in the past years, such as Car of the Year in Italy in 2017 and Best Urban SUV in Germany in 2018.
The Jeep Avenger is a great choice for anyone looking for a small car to handle any situation. It is stylish, practical, fun to drive, efficient, and eco-friendly. It is also affordable and reliable, backed by Jeep's warranty and service network. The Jeep Avenger is more than just a car; it is an adventure waiting to happen.