Jeep Avenger audio review: Are six speakers enough?

The Jeep Avenger is a compact and stylish all-electric SUV. We found it fun to drive and stylish, however, it failed to provide a compelling package over rival alternatives – including other vehicles offered by the Stellantis Group.

Its audio system is also quite basic, there’s only a six-speaker system available in all trim levels. Note, at the time of writing and in the UK, there’s no option to upgrade either.

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Jeep Avenger audio setup

To tinker with the vehicle’s audio settings, one has to navigate to the appropriate menu on the 10.25″ infotainment system – here are our optimal settings:

  • Ambience Sound: Dynamic
  • Treble: +1
  • Mid: +0
  • Bass: -2
  • Balance & Fader: Centre

To connect to the vehicle’s system, you can use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto over a wired or wireless connection. There is also Bluetooth, but the lowest-quality SBC codec is supported only. Therefore, to get the best audio fidelity we would recommend using the aforementioned mobile operating systems over a wireless or better still, wired connection.

As for your media controls, they can be accessed through the display, via the volume knob located underneath the screen or by using the controls found on the steering wheel.

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Jeep Avenger audio performance

For a demo of the Jeep Avenger’s audio system, head on over to our YouTube channel.

When it comes to its audio configuration, there are full-range drivers found within each of the four doors and tweeters located within the A-pillars. Wattage and driver sizes haven’t been provided by the manufacturer.

The omission of a subwoofer means that pronounced low-end rumble is missing in Ed Sheeran’s ‘Take Me Back To London (Sir Spyro Remix)’. The speakers positioned within each of the doors try their best to reproduce a sub-bass extension but ultimately fail to provide that much-needed rumble.

On the other hand, the system’s mid-bass presence is hearty, providing a good amount of life in the lower-end frequency range. We found ourselves reducing the Bass EQ by a few notches to soften the impact; not only to help preserve the mids but to also reduce the amount of rattle that can be heard within the cabin. Indeed, due to the construction of the doors and the materials used by Jeep, they can be heard rattling when faced with bass-heavy music.

Unsurprisingly, that low-end presence does impact the mid-range tones, namely the lower mids. Even with the Bass EQ toned back, vocals are still recessed and pushed back. You might be tempted to tinker with the Mid EQ, but this will negatively impact the overall accuracy – to ensure vocals are as the artist intends, we’d suggest not touching the setting.

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As for the highs, they extend well at the front of the cabin due to the inclusion of dedicated tweeters. With one notch added onto the Treble EQ, cymbals have that sparkle, with classical songs benefitting from a lively top-end. However, the same couldn’t be said at the rear of the cabin, as the lack of tweeters has its hindrance on the top-end.

The Jeep Avenger’s sound signature can therefore be described as V-shaped, however, it is its soundstage, which took us by surprise. There is a little reverb, which means music doesn’t come across as it should – the best way to describe it is as if a Dolby Atmos or Pro Logic effect was applied and ramped up to almost the maximum level. It’s immediately apparent when listening to Michael Jackson’s ‘Liberian Girl (Master Chic Mix)’ that the vocals in the track sound as if they’re being projected within a fishbowl; it’s not overly distracting but noticeable to a trained ear. Thankfully, instrument separation is good, especially at the front of the cabin, which provides enough excitement and engagement.

Finally, onto cabin noise, the Jeep Avenger is competent at keeping exterior sounds suppressed. Unfortunately, it falls short in providing a serene in-cabin experience as there is quite a bit of low-end resonance that can be heard when traversing uneven or rougher terrain; this could be due to the lack of dampening or the choice of materials used. In our controlled tests using a sound meter, we recorded: 34-35 dBA at a standstill; 54-58 dBA while driving at 20-30mph; 59-61 dBA while driving at 40mph; and 71-74 dBA when at 70mph.

Jeep Avenger audio review

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TotallyEV’s verdict on the Jeep Avenger’s audio system

On the whole, it’s hard to be positive about the stock audio system found within the Jeep Avenger. The six speakers, which can’t be upgraded, are sub-par across the sound frequency range, the soundstage suffers from an odd reverb and the in-cabin insolation fails to impress.

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If you’re set on getting the Avenger, we’d suggest looking at aftermarket solutions or if that isn’t something you’re willing to do, look at another electric SUV to attain a superior listening experience.

What do you make of Jeep’s audio system? Let us know in the comments section below or via social media; we’re on: YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, X and LinkedIn.

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Christopher Minasians
Christopher is an avid car enthusiast and techie. In his spare time, he reviews the latest consumer electronic products on his YouTube channel, TotallydubbedHD. Elsewhere, he practices Taekwondo, in which he has held a black belt for several years and coaches at a national level. He also speaks fluent English, French, Armenian, and loves to practice freestyle street dance.
jeep-avenger-audio-review-are-six-speakers-enoughThe Jeep Avenger houses six speakers as standard, but there's no option to upgrade from the factory. Its configuration results in a lacklustre audio experience across the sound frequency range, which will leave most consumers disappointed.


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