Dodge Avenger
Dodge Avenger
2011 sales: 64,023

Like its sister car, the Sebring, the Avenger got a once-over-lightly in 2011. But unlike the Sebring, the Avenger name wasn't so devalued that its name needed to be changed. Marchionne has plans for an all-new Fiat-based model, so the current Avenger is mostly a placeholder until something newer and better comes along.

By Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large @FortuneMagazine - Last updated January 25 2012: 6:21 AM ET
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