Planning on getting a muscle car, but not sure which one is right for you? Here are some factors you should consider when starting to shop around.
How Are You Going to Use It?
How are you going to be using this muscle car? Will it be your daily driver or a car you bring to the drag strip on the weekend?
If this car is going to be your daily driver and have a family or friends you drive with a lot, you are going to want a five-passenger car and maybe even four doors. If you are interested in a muscle car for leisure or the race track and you don’t plan on not having many passengers, you can sacrifice seats.[click to continue…]
When looking for a vehicle for your family, there are several things to keep in mind and safety and convenience are probably at the top of your list. One brand that has perfected their family vehicles through the years is Dodge.
Currently, Dodge has three different models that have seating for seven people, the Journey, the Durango and the Grand Caravan. Although they all have a unique build and style, they all have a great list of safety and convenience features. Check ‘em out.
The smallest of Dodge’s three seven-passenger vehicles is the Dodge Journey, which is a midsize crossover. The Journey is a versatile choice for consumers because it is available as a five or seven passenger vehicle and the seating can be easily configured for cargo. For maximum cargo capacity, users can fold the the Journey’s seats down to open up 67.6 cubic feet of flat space and there are also extremely convenient built-in floor storage bins that double as built-in coolers.[click to continue…]
Many FCA vehicles, including several Dodge models, are available with Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist, which is a new preventative safety technology that monitors the lane a driver is in and keeps the car from accidentally straying into another lane. The new technology makes drivers, passengers and the road much safer.
Though new, this safety feature is very popular among shoppers because it can save lives. Below you will learn more about Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist.
Dodge has won some pretty significant NASCAR races over the decades. One of Dodge’s most successful drivers, Lee Petty, won over 37 races and Dodge has won a slew of races including the Daytona 500 four times, Talladega, and two NASCAR manufacturers championships.
Despite Dodge’s successes on the track, after losing team leader, Ray Everham, Dodge tried to sign a new NASCAR team, but they were unsuccessful. Additionally, Dodge was still recovering and regrouping after the 2008 bailout and their focus was more on consumers and developing their brand rather than investing in titles on the race track. So in 2012, Dodge left NASCAR.[click to continue…]
The interior of a vehicle is a lot more than just seating and comfort. Dodge knows that, which is why the interior of the new Dodge Journey is comfortable and good looking and has plenty of advanced tech. Consumers and professional automotive reviewers are all loving the interior of the new Journey. Check out the details below and let us know what you think.
Seating and Cargo Capacity
“We like the Journey’s upright seating position and found the front seats to be remarkably supportive and comfortable, even after driving long distances.” - Kelley Blue Book
In 2016, all four brands at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram killed it in regards to awards and positive feedback from consumers. So, as 2016 comes to an end, we want to recognize what each of our brands accomplished this past year. Here is to many more awards in 2017!
Three 2016 Dodge models earned a spot on Strategic Vision’slist of “Most Loved Cars in America: 2016.” Strategic Vision created a rating system based on 120 different aspects of ownership like advocacy and emotional connect. The 2016 Dodge Durango was the Most Loved Mid-Size SUV, the Challenger was the Most Loved Specialty Coupe and Charger was the Most Loved Full-Size Sedan.[click to continue…]
A performance engine isn’t just a bigger engine, it is a big engine in which every little part has been carefully tuned and tweaked to maximize power and performance. Dodge has three performance engines, and two of them are available on the Charger and Challenger lineup. While the SRT Hellcat engine is the most powerful, the SRT 392 engine isn’t far behind and on the track, it smokes a lot of the competition.
The SRT 392 engine is a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine and it pushes out 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. This engine is available on two Charger models and three Challenger models. When the Dodge Charger is equipped with this engine, it accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds, which is faster than the Chevy Camaro LT and the Ford Mustang.
The consumers asked and Dodge responded. Those who live in areas that get ice and snow now have the option to get a muscle car that can handle winter– the fast, powerful and capable all-new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD. The new all-wheel-drive Challenger is the world’s first AWD muscle coupe.
The Dodge Challenger GT AWD will come standard with Dodge’s powerful 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, which produces up to 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission paired to the engine is an eight-speed automatic that gives the Challenger GT a fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
Tis’ the season for gift giving! If you are Christmas shopping for an adrenaline junkie or car enthusiast who wants to take their car to the race track, you are in luck. We have compiled a list of gifts perfect for experienced and novice racers. Check ‘em out and let us know if you have anymore ideas we can include in our list!
Mechanics Tool Set
Someone who likes to bring their car to the track or who is just getting started will probably need and want a full set of tools. A good tool kit with all of the basics generally costs between $100-200. With a good set of tools, your aspiring race car driver will be able to make basic repairs and tweaks as needed.