Dodge May Return to NASCAR (Again!)

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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…]

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Let’s Take a Look Inside the New Dodge Journey

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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

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FCA Brands Wrap Up an Award-Winning Year

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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!

Dodge

Three 2016 Dodge models earned a spot on Strategic Vision’s list 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…]

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Dodge SRT Performance: SRT 392 Engine

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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.

What makes it so powerful? Let us tell you.

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All-Wheel-Drive Dodge Challenger GT AWD is First of Its Kind

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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.

Power Specs

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.

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Gift Ideas for the Adrenaline Junkie or Car Enthusiast

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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.

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Dodge Owns Strategic Vision’s List of Most Loved Vehicles

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Love isn’t always something you can measure, but Strategic Vision tries to do it every year with their Consumer Love Index (CLI). To determine the CLI, Strategic Vision asks thousands of drivers to rate their car on 120 aspects. From the data, Strategic Vision gives the vehicle with the highest score in each category, the title as the “most loved.” This year, Dodge had three “most loved” vehicles in their category.

Dodge Charger: Most Loved Full-Size Sedan

It’s no surprise to us that this vehicle was named “Most Loved” in the full-size sedan category. How could it not? Each available engine produces a lot of power while not sacrificing handling or smoothness. The base engine on the Charger lineup is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that is powerful enough to produce up to 292 horsepower. Or, there’s also the all-powerful 707-horsepower SRT Hellcat V8 engine. What other midsize sedan can produce that much power?  The Charger also has a spacious interior that is intelligently designed and stylist. Five people fit comfortably and there are plenty of conveniences and tech to keep everyone happy.

Dodge Challenger: Most Loved Specialty Coupe

What’s a speciality coupe? A two-door car that offers performance and functionality and it’s no surprise the Challenger beat out other cars in the category including the 2015 winner, the Mini Cooper Hardtop. Like the Charger, the Challenger’s base engine (same engine) is powerful, but consumers have the option of three other engines including the two performance-tuned engines, the SRT Hellcat and the SRT 392 engine.   [click to continue…]

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How to Cook a Turkey on an Engine and Fast!

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Turkey Day is right around the corner, literally in a few days. If you’re running the show, you may find yourself stressed out and short on time. If you’re the guest, but bringing the turkey, you may also wonder how you’re going to cook the turkey and then drive to where you need to go. Well, let us lend a hand with some ideas on how to get it all done with enough time to relax this holiday season.

Making Turkey On-the-Go

For those of you who need to do a bit of traveling but also cook a turkey, you’re in luck! It turns out an oven isn’t the only way to cook a turkey.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit – Look Out!

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Dodge has a long history of producing fast, good looking, and popular vehicles. However, there is another side to Dodge you may or may not know about. For over ten years, Dodge has produced the Dodge Charger Pursuit, a law enforcement vehicle for those who serve and protect us all over the U.S. Take a look at the newest model, the 2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit below.

Mechanical

The base engine for the Pursuit is Dodge’s 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and has an average fuel economy of 26 mpg on the highway. There are also two faster options that deliver quick acceleration when needed. A V8 engine, and a V8 engine paired with an AWD drivetrain. The more powerful AWD V8 Pursuit produces up to 370 horsepower and is best-in-class for acceleration rate and its 370 horsepower.

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2017 Dodge Grand Caravan – What’s New?

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The Dodge Grand Caravan is back with some new features (small and big). The new Grand Caravan lineup has been improved for the 2017 model year and it is more equipped, modern and efficient than ever before.

The engine in all of the 2017 Grand Caravan models is a 3.6-liter V6 engine, which sounds like the same engine in 2016 models, but this engine is actually more fuel efficient and powerful. The improved engine produces 283 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque, and it has a fuel economy of 17 city/25 highway mpg.

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