Dodge

The Dodge brand as we know it today traces its roots back to the founding of the Dodge Brothers Company in 1900. Headquartered in Detroit, Mi, Dodge was originally a supplier of parts and assemblies to other automakers in Detroit, including Ford. It wasn’t until 1914 when then first Dodge-branded vehicle was revealed. In 1928, the Dodge Brothers was sold to Chrysler at which point the brand was sold under the Dodge nameplate. Since then, Dodge has remained under Chrysler’s umbrella, even through the various changes including the switch to FCA US and, more recently, Stellantis. Dodge was once known for its muscle cars and trucks. Today, Dodge trucks are sold under the Ram brand, and the company is focused more on performance than ever, with the better part of the 2010s being dedicated to stuffing the Hellcat V-8 into everything the company had to offer except for the Dodge Caravan and Dodge Journey. Today, Dodge’s lineup is quite small, with only three models available: the Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Durango. Dodge has yet to dip its toes into the electrification pool, but the company did recently announce that it was working on an electric muscle car that’s due to be revealed by 2024.

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Dodge's Electric Muscle Car Officially Coming in August

Dodge’s Electric Muscle Car Officially Coming in August

Dodge Speed Week will bid farewell to the Charger and Challenger while opening the door to electrified muscle

Dodge is known as being the most “against the grain” car company and you only need to see their bonkers, supercharged V-8 models to see it’s true. However, even Chrysler is forced to move with the times, and the company’s transition to electric powertrains is already in motion. With that in mind, Dodge has big plans for the upcoming, 2022 Woodward Dream Cruise, in an event known as the Dodge Speed Week. Over a few days, Dodge will announce three models that will shed light on the brand’s future plans.

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2022 Dodge Durango Review: Old But Still Relevant

2022 Dodge Durango Review: Old But Still Relevant

The Durango may be old but this aging family hauler is surprisingly Up-to-Date

The Dodge Durango is a mid-size SUV that hasn’t changed too much since 2011. It came to the market with genuine capability — a rear-wheel-drive-based platform and an available 360-horsepower HEMI V-8 — at a time when most similarly sized competitors were transforming into crossovers.

The Ford Explorer dropped its V-8 and went front-wheel drive that same year. The Nissan Pathfinder followed a couple of years after that. And though it stayed true to its off-road roots, the Toyota 4Runner also dropped its optional V-8 (and lofty towing capacity) in 2010.

Better still, Dodge hasn’t left the Durango to wither into a sad bargain car. While it still shows its age in some areas, a recently redesigned interior nicely complements its well-balanced ride and handling, relatively spacious interior, and choice of three powerful engines — reaching as high as 475 horsepower.

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Fastest SUVs In The World

Fastest SUVs In The World

Here’s a list of 10 fastest SUVs in the world in 2022

The general consensus is that SUVs are more practical vehicles than they are something that fills the adrenaline cravings. They’re also considered as big, bulky vehicles that can tow stuff or even be taken offroad. If you want the performance, you can get yourself sports cars or supercars, or even hot hatches, for that matter. But, there are some SUVs that can put even some of the world’s best sports cars to shame with their performance. Automakers are creating straight-line monsters that can achieve speeds of well over 180 mph despite their big builds, poor aerodynamic efficiency, and heavy curb weights. Here’s a list of the fastest SUVs in the world in 2022:

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The Fastest American Cars Ever Produced

The Fastest American Cars Ever Produced

America is currently home to the world’s fastest production car

While most people might automatically assume some of the fastest cars ever made are from Europe or Japan, that simply isn’t the case because you’ve got some pretty serious speed machines conceived right here in America. This list is comprised of cars from both mainstream automakers and boutique manufacturers who produce just a handful of super-exotics per year. Spoiler: The fastest American car also happens to be the world’s fastest production car currently!

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The 'Hellucination' Is A Custom, All-Carbon Dodge Charger That Stays Faithful To The Original

The ’Hellucination’ Is A Custom, All-Carbon Dodge Charger That Stays Faithful To The Original

Built by SpeedKore Performance, this modern take on a classic packs some top-drawer hardware and 1000 horsepower

American resto-mod gurus Speedkore have unleashed all of their expertise and ingenuity to create yet another classic Charger. Dubbed the ’Hellucination’ , this bespoke build derives its name courtesy of the 7.0-liter Dodge V8 Helephant engine that puts out a whopping 1000 horsepower. The car was designed and built for Stellantis Design chief, Ralph Gilles, who has finally realized his dream build.

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When American Muscle Cars Invade The German Autobahn

When American Muscle Cars Invade The German Autobahn

Given enough space, these pony cars can do some pretty gnarly speeds on the ragged edge

Ever wondered what a true-blooded American muscle car can do on an open stretch of highway with no speed limits? Well, the following videos that I’ve put together will give you an idea of what exactly it feels like to go flat out on the German Autobahn. The cars in question aren’t your base- or mid-spec models, but some of the most potent versions from the big three with proper burly V-8s under the hood.

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Watch An Extremely Rare '69 Camaro ZL1 Get Back At A '72 Dodge Demon

Watch An Extremely Rare ’69 Camaro ZL1 Get Back At A ’72 Dodge Demon

The ol’ 427 Big Block comes alive in this old-school Chevy vs Mopar pure-stock battle

The Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race or PSMCDR class will almost never run out of steam and the video by CarsandZebras, that I’m featuring today is proof of that very fact. This duel between a 1969 Camaro ZL1 and a 1972 Dodge Demon is one, that you just can’t miss. Not only is it a full-on entertainer, but the video is packed full of facts on what exactly makes these cars so special.

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Hooked And Booked: Watch An Old-School Demon Destroy A Modern Hellcat

Hooked And Booked: Watch An Old-School Demon Destroy A Modern Hellcat

The SRT may pack close to three times the power, but the ol’ Demon weighs half as much

We’ve previously featured several Old-school vs Modern battles from the Cars And Zebras’ YouTube channel, and the video we’re featuring today sees another awesome pairing between a 1972 Dodge Dart Demon 340 and a modern-day Challenger Hellcat. The two cars took each other in the Pure Stock Class at the Mid-Michigan Motorplex.

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Blast From The Past: This 1992 Clarkson Review Of The Viper Is Pure Bliss

Blast From The Past: This 1992 Clarkson Review Of The Viper Is Pure Bliss

A blast from the past take on what Jezza made of the Viper, nearly three decades ago

As many of you may know, Clarkson hasn’t been the kindest when it comes to American cars. Having said that, there are exceptions. Cars like the Chevy Corvette Z06, and more recently, the Ford GT, have got him excited. The first-gen Dodge Viper sure as hell made the cut in his books. This 1992 review of Viper is classic Clarkson at his very best.

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Battle Of The Legends: Old-School L88 Vette Holds Its Own Against A Modern Day Demon

Battle Of The Legends: Old-School L88 Vette Holds Its Own Against A Modern Day Demon

The Vette has the weight and gear advantage, while the Demon is rocking modern tech, has more power and better rubber; which car is your money on?

The 427 L88 Vette was a legend back in the day and its continues to be a highly desired motor by collectors and enthusiasts alike. You had to pay a premium for them back then, and to this day, values for these highly sought-after cars remain really strong.

Fast forward to today and the modern-day Demon has the ingredients to make it a legend as well. In this duel, featured on CarsandZebras, we’ll see the two cars go head to head at the drag strip in a series of 1/4 mile shootouts.

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Here's Why The Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak Is A Better Muscle Car Than The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

Here’s Why The Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak Is A Better Muscle Car Than The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

While the CT5-V Blackwing is a sophisticated luxury sedan that wants to run with the German premium trio, the Charger Jailbreak is an old-school middle finger to European luxury

When it comes to high-performance, four-door sedans, it’s usually the Germans everyone is looking to. However, there are two American propositions that manage to combine four-door practicality, with big supercharged V-8s – the Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak and the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing. Both celebrate the end of a glorious era of thirsty, supercharged V-8s, but while the Cadillac wants to be a well-dressed gentleman with a hidden dark side, the Dodge wants to be an unapologetic, tank top-wearing, beer-drinking maniac, full-time. Here are a few reasons why the Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak may be the better muscle car.

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The HEMI Wars: Modern Challenger 392 Shaker Takes On Its Grandpa, A 1970 Road Runner 426

The HEMI Wars: Modern Challenger 392 Shaker Takes On Its Grandpa, A 1970 Road Runner 426

These two muscle cars maybe five decades apart, but the ’Road Runner’ proves that age is just a number

Plymouth may be gone, but the car you’re about to see today is alive and kicking in. This old-school Road Runner took on a modern-day Scat Pack Challenger in a close battle fought in the F.A.S.T or Pure Stock Drag Racing Class.

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LS Power vs MOPAR: 1000-HP Turbo Trailblazer Teaches A 900-HP Hellcat A Lesson

LS Power vs MOPAR: 1000-HP Turbo Trailblazer Teaches A 900-HP Hellcat A Lesson

In this battle of the dailys, you’ll get to witness a turbo SUV go head-to-head against a supercharged sedan

The latest episode of This vs That on Hoonigan saw a bonkers Chevy Trailblazer take on an equally souped-up Dodge Hellcat. It all went down at the Sant Margarita Ranch in San Luis Obispo County, California. There’s a decade between these two cars, but that doesn’t really matter cause they’ve both got some Go. Let’s take a closer look at the contenders.

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This 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Is Beyond Special

This 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Is Beyond Special

It’s said to be just one of 22 thanks to its extensive list of options

The Dodge Charger Daytona was basically a homologation special that Dodge was forced to build so that it could compete in NASCAR. Despite its slightly off appearance, that massive rear wing and the nosecone were so effective that it was quickly banned from racing, but not before it racked up a handful of wins, of course. The car you see here is just one of 70 examples that were built in 1969 with the 426 Hemi V-8, but that’s not where this car’s claim to rarity ends.

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Dodge 2022 Lineup

Dodge’s lineup at the start of 2022 may only contain three core models – the Charger, Challenger, and Durango – but that doesn’t mean the brand doesn’t have something for everyone. The Charger and Challenger, for example, start out in the low-$30,000 range while the Durango has a starting price of right around $35,000. These entry-level prices do fall into the affordable category but be prepared if you start to move up the range of trims for any of these models. In total there are 26 different trims spread out across these three core models, with range-topping prices reach well into premium territory.

Dodge 2022 Lineup and Pricing
Dodge Charger Dodge Challenger Dodge Durango
Price Range $31,125 - $84,140 $30,075 - $82,170 $35,475 - $81,390

Dodge Challenger

The Dodge Challenger currently serve as the entry point to the Dodge brand with the Dodge Challenger SXT being the cheapest model at $30,075. The Challenger is a muscle car through and through, and even sports a very muscle coupe body style. The are a total of 11 trim levels of the charger and while the base model comes with a 303-horsepower, 3.6-liter, Pentastar V-6, moving up the trim levels can get you a 375-horsepower 5.7-liter V8, a 6.4-liter V-8 with 485 horsepower, or a 6.2-liter available with 717, 797, or an impressive 807 horsepower. The SRT Hellcat (and Hellcat Widebody) are tuned to 717 horsepower, Hellcat Redeye models pump out 797 horsepower, while the Super Stock and Jailbreak models give you the full Monty or 807 horsepower.

Dodge Challenger Lineup 2022
Model Engine Horsepower Base Price
Dodge Challenger SXT 3.6-Liter V-6 303 HP $30,075
Dodge Challenger GT 3.6-Liter V-6 303 HP $33,050
Dodge Challenger R/T 5.7-Liter V-8 375 HP $37,625
Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 6.4-Liter V-8 485 HP $43,100
Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Wide Body 6.4-Liter V-8 485 HP $49,395
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 6.2-Liter V-8 717 HP $66,170
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody 6.2-Liter V-8 717 HP $72,870
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye 6.2-Liter V-8 797 HP $74,775
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody 6.2-Liter V-8 797 HP $81,080
Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock 6.2-Liter V-8 807 HP $84,080
Dodge Challenger SRT Jailbreak 6.2-Liter V-8 807 HP $82,170

Dodge Charger

The Dodge Charger is the perfect vehicle for someone that wants a Challenger but just can’t afford to give up the practicality the goes out the window with the coupe body style. The Charger has the same general lineup of engines as the Challenger, but some of the engines are tuned just a bit different. The Charger lineup consists of just eight models, with the entry-level Charger SXT netting you the 3.6-liter, Pentastar V-6 with 292 horsepower. The GT trim sees that power jump up to 400 horsepower, while the Charger R/T will give you a 5.7-liter V-8 with 370 horsepower. The two different Scat Pack models comes with a 6.4-liter V-8 with 485 horsepower, and then you get the hellcat models with a 6.2-liter V-8 and 717 horsepower or 797 horsepower if you get the Hellcat Redeye. Finally the Charger SRT Jailbreak is the range-topping model and puts out the same 807 horsepower as it’s two-door equivalent.

Dodge Charger Lineup 2022
Model Engine Horsepower Base Price
Dodge Charger SXT 3.6-Liter V-6 292 HP $31,350
Dodge Charger GT 3.6-Liter V-6 300 HP $33,625
Dodge Charger R/T 5.7-Liter V-8 370 HP $39,745
Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack 6.4-Liter V-8 485 HP $44,070
Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody 6.4-Liter V-8 485 HP $49,765
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody 6.2-Liter V-8 717 HP $74,450
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody 6.2-Liter V-8 797 HP $83,145
Dodge Charger SRT Jailbreak 6.2-Liter V-8 807 HP $84,140

Dodge Durango

It would be quite silly for Dodge not to have an SUV given their popularity, so the Durango has stuck around through several generations. The most recent version of the Durango has brought it well into modern and premium territory. There are a total of seven different trim levels, with pricing ranging from $35,475 for the entry-level SXT to $66,670 for the range-topping SRT392. Like the rest of the lineup, the base model, the GT, GT plus, and Citadel trims have a 3.6-liter V-6 with 295 horsepower. Go for the R/T or R/T Plus and you’ll see that upgraded to a 5.7-liter V-8 with 360 horsepower. The SRT 392 is the perfect blend between performance and utilitarian capability with a 6.4-liter V-8 that produces 475 horsepower.

Dodge Durango Lineup 2022
Model Engine Horsepower Base Price
Dodge Durango SXT 3.6-Liter V-6 293 HP $35,475
Dodge Durango GT 3.6-Liter V-6 295 HP $38,870
Dodge Durango GT Plus 3.6-Liter V-6 295 HP $42,970
Dodge Durango R/T 5.7-Liter V-8 360 HP $47,625
Dodge Durango Citadel 3.6-Liter V-6 295 HP $49,825
Dodge Durango R/T Plus 5.7-Liter V-8 360 HP $52,620
Dodge Durango SRT 392 6.4-Liter V-8 475 HP $66,670

Discontinued Dodge Models

Discontinued Dodge Models
Dodge Dakota Dodge Magnum SRT8 Dodge Ram 1500 Doge Ram 3500
Dodge Sprinter Cargo Dodge Sprinter Passenger Dodge Challenger SRT 392 Dodge Challenger SRT8
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Dodge Charger SRT8 Dodge Charger SRT 392 Dodge Durango Hybrid
Dodge Avenger Dodge Caliber SRT4 Dodge Caliber Dodge Dart
Dodge Nitro Dodge Viper Dodge Viper Convertible

Body Styles Offered by Dodge

As of February 2022, the Dodge brand features just three core models – one sedan (Charger), one coupe (Challenger), and one SUV (Durango). The Dodge Grand Caravan has been discontinued as the company continues to rebuild itself as a performance brand. Dodge Trucks – specifically the Dodge Ram series – are sold exclusively under the RAM brand, a spin-off brand that allowed FCA (Dodge’s parent company at the time) to maintain competing with the Ford F-Series and Chevy Silverado while, at the same time, transitioning Dodge into the performance brand it is today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dodge

Is Dodge owned by Ford?

Dodge has been owned by Chrysler since it was purchased 1928 and is now under the Stellantis umbrella.

Is Dodge is a good car?

Some older Dodge cars are known for being unreliable and problematic, but Dodge’s current offering and that from the last decade are fairly well regarded by consumers.

Is Dodge in India?

Dodge doesn’t sell vehicles in India, mainly because the market is not viable for it. The profit margin for the Dodge brand, in general, isn’t good enough to justify bring the brand to the India market.

What is the cheapest Dodge car?

The cheapest new Dodge on the market today is the Dodge Challenger SXT, which starts out at $30,075. If you’re more interested in a sedan, the Dodge Charger SXT starts out at $31,3150 while the Dodge Durango SXT commands an entry price of $35,475.

Are Dodge cars reliable?

Because of Dodge’s limited lineup, Consumer Reports was unable to report a reliability ranking for the 2020 model year, but it 2019, the brand was in the list of top 10 reliable brands.

Is Dodge owned by GM?

Dodge is not owned by General Motors or any of is subsidiaries. Its current parent company is Stellantis, and it is considered a performance brand.

Is Dodge a good brand?

Dodge has made a name for itself as a performance brand, and all three vehicles in its current lineup have a cult following of sorts. As of the last few years, there have been no major reliability complaints against the company for build quality

Who owns Chrysler Corporation now?

Chrysler, as an automotive brand, still exists but the corporation was absolved into the FCA-PSA merger that created Stellantis.

How long do Dodge cars last?

The life span of a Dodge vehicle depends on a number of factors, with the most important being how well they are maintained, but they are generally as reliable as other vehicles from the big 3 American companies.

Are dodge chargers reliable?

The Dodge Charger is fairly reliable with J.D Power giving it a reliability score of 89 out of 100, which puts it in the “great” range. Main things to look out for on the Charger including the problematic front suspension and potential transmission issues.

Are dodge challengers reliable?

The Dodge Challenger has received an 88 out of 100 score for predicted reliability from J.D. Power. Like the Charger, it has been known to suffer from front suspension and transmission issues. The 5.7-liter V-7 in Challenger R/T models has been known to be problematic when not properly maintained (oil changes, for example) with common issues including valve tick, cylinder misfiring, and issues with the multi-displacement system.

Are dodge darts good cars?

The modern Dodge Dart was only sold from 2013-2016, and was knot know to be a very reliable vehicle. Repairpal even gave it a ranking of 28 out of 36, meaning it’s one of the least reliable Dodge models. J.D. Power also gave it a reliability rating of 2 out of 5.

Are dodge journeys good cars?

The Dodge Journey wasn’t the worst car Dodge ever made, but it’s not known for longevity and in 2012 it received the lowest possible rating for reliability from Consumer Reports. There are also safety issues to keep in mind like the poor rearward visibility for the driver.

Are dodge Durango’s reliable?

The Dodge Durango has received a reliability score of 81 out of 100, but it just at the start of the “great” threshold, but the Durango has been known to have problems over the years. One of the most common problems include broken exhaust manifold bolts on Durangos equipped with the 5.7-liter V-8.

Are dodge chargers awd?

The modern Dodge Charger is available with AWD, however, you must opt for the base SXT or GT trim to get it, and you can only have AWD with the 3.6-liter V-6 engine and the eight-speed automatic transmission.

Why dodge is better than ford?

Some would consider Dodge as being better than Ford largely because Dodge is considered a performance brand, and since it has a small lineup, it can contribute its R&D budget to making its few cars that much better.