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The Dodge Intrepid Was a Stealthily Disguised Mitsubishi 3000 GT With the Engine in the Middle

The Dodge Intrepid Was a Stealthily Disguised Mitsubishi 3000 GT With the Engine in the Middle

As always, Dodge decided to disappoint us all by sticking the badge to a sedan

Before embracing the muscle car vibe, Dodge was all about making a halo car able to compete with and even outdo the Corvette. While the fruit of the labor of Dodge’s skunkworks ended up being a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive gorilla of a car that’s glorified even almost 30 years after its launch, the story could’ve been entirely different if a largely forgotten concept from 1988 had been given the upper hand. That concept was the Intrepid.

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People Are Going Crazy Over The 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat

People Are Going Crazy Over The 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat

FCA is ramping up the production of this beast incarnate

When Dodge launched the Durango’s 710-horsepower alter-ego, it took the auto world by storm. The automaker made it clear that it would be a limited-run model and production for the same would last for just six months. But, thanks to the crazy demand for this three-row monster, Dodge has decided to extend the production timeframe before taking the model off the assembly lines in June 2021, according to Mopar Insiders.

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If 700 Horsepower Isn't Enough, Hennessey Can Bost Your Dodge Durrango to 1000+ Horsepower

If 700 Horsepower Isn’t Enough, Hennessey Can Bost Your Dodge Durrango to 1000+ Horsepower

If You Thought The Dodge Durango Hellcat Was Fast, The Hennessey’s HPE1000 Upgrade Will Blow Your Mind

After coming up with the 6x6 version of the world’s fastest and quickest production pickup truck, the Ram 1500 TRX, there was a lot of curiosity surrounding Hennessey’s next project. As it turns out, the company chose the world’s most powerful production SUV this time to give it a typical Hennessey twist. The aftermarket company has announced that it will be coming up with a 1,000-plus-horsepower iteration of the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat.

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2019 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Pacifica 35th Anniversary Edition

2019 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Pacifica 35th Anniversary Edition

A half-hearted attempt that we will all forget about within a day

It was not just Mazda which brought an anniversary edition model to Chicago Auto Show.The MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition might have stolen the limelight, but Chrysler and Dodge have launched anniversary editions of their minivans as well. Perhaps, they went unnoticed because they are humble minivans and not some fancy roadsters. Oh, automotive enthusiasts, thou art mean.

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The Dodge Durango GT Snarls at the Competition Thanks to the SRT-inspired Rallye Appearance Package

The Dodge Durango GT Snarls at the Competition Thanks to the SRT-inspired Rallye Appearance Package

Sportier appearance, V-6 fuel economy

It’s been only two months since Dodge launched a new Mopar package for the Durango, and now there’s a new bundle on the table. While the Mopar pack was created for the range-topping SRT model, this upgrade is offered for Durango GT, which sits at the midpoint of the lineup. Called the Rallye Appearance Package, the new bundle is inspired by the sportier R/T and SRT models and was designed to give customers the fuel efficiency of the Pentastar V-6 and the looks of something powered by a V-8.

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4 Things to Know About Mopar's Improvements to the 2018 Dodge Durango

4 Things to Know About Mopar’s Improvements to the 2018 Dodge Durango

Upgrades galore for your local Dodge dealership

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is ramping up its parts division to provide customers with tons of vehicle accessory choices. We’ve seen it with the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL, but now at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, both the 2019 Ram 1500 pickup and 2018 Dodge Durango are getting “Moparized.”

Mopar, the iconic parts and accessories division of Chrysler, is doing big things these days. For the 2018 Dodge Durango, Mopar has developed parts for four areas of the three-row SUV. Some are cosmetic while other add performance. So, here’s what you need to know about Mopar’s available upgrades for the 2018 Dodge Durango R/T and SRT trims.

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Dodge Durango gets Hellcat Looks at Chicago Auto Show

Dodge Durango gets Hellcat Looks at Chicago Auto Show

New Mopar upgrades improve performance too!

Still feeling disappointed that Dodge doesn’t want to build a Hellcat version of the Durango? Well, you will soon be able to buy an SUV that looks like a Hellcat. Sort of. The Durango is getting new Mopar parts at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, and the visual upgrades are interesting to say the least.

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1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee

1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee

A Plymouth Road Runner in disguise

The Dodge Coronet was first introduced in 1949 as one of the company’s first post-war body style. Production spanned over four generations until it was discontinued in 1959. The nameplate returned in 1965 on the B-body platform, shared with the Plymouth Belvedere and Road Runner and the Dodge Charger among other Mopar vehicles. The sixth and seventh generations followed in 1971 and 1975, but the Coronet was discontinued for good in 1976. Arguably the most iconic version of the Coronet was that produced between 1968 and 1970 when the nameplate was also involved in Detroit’s muscle car wars.

After three years on the market, the fifth-generation Coronet was redesigned in 1968, as was the Dodge Charger, which shared the B-body platform. The facelift brought a more aggressive design, new appearance packages, and upgraded engines. Dodge even introduced a station wagon version of the Coronet 500, but the star of the lineup was obviously the range-topping Super Bee trim. This version was produced from1968 through 1971 model years only and was Dodge’s version of the successful Plymouth Road Runner.

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Dodge Journey Recalled For Fire Risk

Dodge Journey Recalled For Fire Risk

Fiat Chrysler is issuing a recall for 2011-through-2015 Dodge Journey with the 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine. The decorative engine cover may disengage from its retainers and move around inside the engine bay. In the event the cover contacts the exhaust manifold, it can lead to a fire in the engine bay. The recall also applies to the Fiat Freemont – a rebadged version of the Journey that is sold outside of the U.S. market. There is a total of 349,731 vehicles included in the recall, with 144,416 in the U.S. alone. Another 46,231 were sold in Mexico and 43,679 in Canada. The remaining 115,405 were sold in various markets outside of North America. The problem was discovered after three vehicles burned while traveling on rough roads in Chile, South America.

If you own a Journey and you’re the original owner, Fiat Chrysler will contact you by mail to let you know your vehicle is part of the recall. If you are not the original owner or if you don’t want to wait for the notice, you can visit http://recalls.mopar.com and enter your vehicle’s VIN to check for any applicable recalls. Chrysler plans to fix the potential problem free of charge by installing better retainers for the engine cover. The recall No. is R32 and is planned to begin on August 26, 2015.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Delayed The Redesign Of A Dozen Vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Delayed The Redesign Of A Dozen Vehicles

Over the course of the last year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has purportedly delayed the redesign or release of at least 12 current or new vehicles in North America.

Citing suppliers familiar with the company’s plans, Reuters is reporting that the large number of delays could possibly stem from the automaker’s desire to defer billions of dollars in investments while it searches for a new partner. FCA chief exec Sergio Marchionne has said in the past that he favors consolidation, which would save on capital put toward the creation of overlapping engines and vehicles. Last-minute design and engineering changes are also among suspected explanations for the delays.

The list of program postponements mentioned by the sources is long. It includes the redesigned Ram 1500 delayed from mid-2017 to November 2017, the redesigned Jeep Wrangler delayed from early 2017 to July 2017, the redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee delayed from 2017 to 2018, the Jeep Patriot/Compass replacement delayed six months from an original launch date in the spring of 2016, the redesigned Dodge Dart delayed from mid-2016 to 2019/20, the redesigned Charger delayed from mid/late 2018 to 2019, the redesigned Challenger delayed from mid/late 2018 to 2019, and the redesigned Chrysler 300 delayed from mid/late 2018 to 2019. 

The supposed delays contradict a five-year, $50 billion plan outlined in May of last year, which also included boosting annual global sales to 7 million by 2018, up from 4.75 million sold last year. 

FCA declined to comment on specific model delays, instead telling Reuters that the 2014 plan was “a five-year snapshot” of the company’s strategy going forward. 

“Those plans need to be flexible and fluid, with the potential to add some vehicles, pull some forward and extend the life cycle of others. We look at these programs on a vehicle-by-vehicle basis,” the company said.

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2013 Dodge Avenger

2013 Dodge Avenger

Dodge unveiled the Avenger to the North American market back in 1995 as a two-door coupe. The model was produced until 2000 when Dodge decided to replace it with the Stratus coupe. Dodge used the Avenger name once again in 2007, but this time it was a sedan. The model remained untouched until 2011 when Dodge offered a small revision.

The current Avenger won the IIHS "Top Safety Pick" from 2009 to 2012, thanks to a very long list of standard safety and high-tech features that offer the driver and passenger the safest ride in the segment. There is also the V-6 engine which transforms it into the most powerful V-6 midsize sedan.

For the 2013 model year, the Avenger continues to remain unchanged. There is a choice of three trims — SE, SXT and the R/T — and the latter adds a sporty exterior look and a highly equipped interior. There is also a special Avenger Blacktop Edition, which adds an enhanced exterior look.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2013 Dodge Avenger.

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2013 Dodge Charger AWD Sport

2013 Dodge Charger AWD Sport

Winter is upon us and Dodge has launched a special-edition Charger specially developed for all driving conditions. The Dodge Charger AWD Sport will be offered with a choice of two engines – a V-6 and a V-8 – plus an updated exterior look.

As it name suggests, the new Charger AWD Sport will be offered with a new "Sport Mode" that will allow driver to change transmission’s gears a little bit quicker. The model will comes with a specially designed gloss-black split-crosshair grille, a set of 19-inch aluminum wheels in gloss black, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters with “Sport Mode” and a new rear spoiler.

The new special edition Charger will be built on the 2013 SXT, SXT Plus, R/T and R/T Plus models, and will carry a slight price increase over their respective base.

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2012 Dodge Avenger SE V6

2012 Dodge Avenger SE V6

Last year, the standard Avenger and Avenger R/T came out and today Dodge has added a new entry level model to the Avenger line-up. The new SE V6 version is priced from $21,495.

The Avenger is powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that delivers a total of 283 HP and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, along with a best-in-class EPA highway V-6 fuel economy rating of 29 mpg. The engine will be mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission.

The new SE V6 version will be distinguished by a new set of 18" aluminum wheels, a rear decklid spoiler, and dual exhaust with bright tips. The list of standard equipment will include LED taillamps, a premium interior with soft-touch surfaces, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, electronic stability control with traction control and electronic roll mitigation, premium cloth seats, speed control, tilt/telescoping steering wheel with integrated audio and speed controls, and a CD player with four speakers.

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2012 Detroit Auto Show Preview

2012 Detroit Auto Show Preview

With the calendar turning over a new page to 2012, the very first major auto show is set to open its doors in Detroit when the North American International Auto Show welcomes automakers - both local and foreign - to the Motor City.

This year, American brands are coming to Detroit in full force where they will be joined by a number of international automakers in presenting a steady diet of concept cars, production debuts, and just about everything else in between.

Among the notable debuts set to take place include the brand-new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL, as well as the 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8. German automaker Porsche has also penciled in the 911 Cabriolet for the festivities, while Lexus will be on-hand to display the intriguing and mysterious LF-LC 2+2 sports coupe concept.

As for the local contingent, Ford is leading the way with the premiere of the Fusion global mid-size sedan while Dodge is set to introduce their Alfa Romeo Giulietta-based compact sedan, the Dart.

There’s plenty of action headed to Detroit when the 2012 NAIAS opens its doors on January 14th. Head over after the jump to check out a preview of all the cars scheduled to be part of all the festivities.

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2011 Dodge Avenger R/T

2011 Dodge Avenger R/T

While the R/T trim has skipped the 2011 Avenger line-up (customers had the possibility to choose from Express, Mainstreet, Heat, and LUX versions), the famous version will be back for 2012. The new Avenger R/T will make its world debut at the 2011 New York International Auto Show in just two days.

"The Avenger R/T makes driving a mid-size car a really fun, engaging experience," said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, Dodge Brand — Chrysler Group LLC. "The Avenger R/T offers performance design cues both inside and out, as well as unique handling characteristics and a sport-tuned suspension. It’s a vehicle that is ready to earn its stripes as part of the Dodge performance family of vehicles."

While the engine will remain untouched - a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 -, the R/T version will get an updated suspension and an improved exterior and interior that will give the impression of a much sportier vehicle.

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2011 Dodge Avenger

2011 Dodge Avenger

In the world of the American sedans, there are many different levels of quality. These levels are clearly defined, as some are terrible, some are bad, and a few are decent. There are a couple that are good, but not many, and that’s something that we hate to say because the midsize sedans from Japan have gotten a bit dull over the years.

In the good category, we have theFord Fusion. It looks good, drives well, but it suffers from a bad transmission. The Chevrolet Malibu is decent. It’s a start in the right direction, but not quite there yet. Then we come to the Dodge Avenger. For many years, this car was just appalling, a word that we don’t often use to describe a car, but in this situation it works quite well.

For 2011, Dodge has redone the Avenger in the hopes that it can climb out of the cellar and compete with the Fusion and the many other Japanese sedans.

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Dodge Avenger gets a facelift

Dodge Avenger gets a facelift

There’s been some vital talk surrounding the Avenger/Sebring duo and whether or not significant changes need to be made to them. Diehard Avenger/Sebring fans, most of which probably only rent them during their vacations, will say the cars are great just the way they are. Others, we would tend to say most, believe these two models are just plain tired. Unfortunately, until now, we hadn’t heard anything concrete on the updates that are being made on them other than a reworked suspension and some upgrades in the interior.

Thankfully, the guys over at Secret New Cars were able to get a few spy shots of the next generation Avenger. The main focus of the shots is the heavily cladded front end leading us to believe that the next Avenger will be sporting a whole new face. We anticipate a new grill and a new front bumper as well as some new headlights. Other than that, the Avenger will pretty much stay the same. Maybe, eventually, Dodge will decide it’s time for a complete remodel. We just hope the car doesn’t completely die out before that happens. Then again, we really wouldn’t care if it did.

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Initial thoughts: 2009 Dodge Avenger SXT

Initial thoughts: 2009 Dodge Avenger SXT

We recently received a Deep Water Blue Pearl 2009 Dodge Avenger SXT in our Top Speed test fleet. The Avenger is the smallest sedan in the Chrysler lineup and because of that it carries a few styling cues from its larger brother, the Charger. Aside from the captivating pearlescent paint our Avenger’s most attractive feature are the blistered fender flares that house 18 inch thick five spoke rims and the bold hump in the rear quarter panel that gives this little front wheel drive four door the stance of a bona fide muscle car along with the sharp front lip and rear wing.

The Avenger’s seats are wrapped in stain resistant black cloth while almost every other surface is made out of some kind of plastic, but the Dodge design team did manage to dress it up with some shiny trim in a few key places, like on the door speaker, handle and lock. Our Avenger SXT also comes with a few nice interior appointments like Chrysler’s uconnect multimedia GPS system that incorporates the radio, hard disk navigation unit and Sirius real time traffic information into a well laid out touch screen display right in front of the driver. Just below that piece of user friendly technology is one of the coolest cup holders in any vehicle, because it will either heat or chill your beverage depending on what you want it to do.

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2008 Dodge Avenger production start

2008 Dodge Avenger production start

New Dodge Avenger is second vehicle to be manufactured at Chrysler Group’s Sterling Heights facility Dodge Avenger expands Chrysler Group’s Flexible Manufacturing Strategy, allowing multiple products to be produced at one plant Dodge Avenger combines bold, aggressive Dodge styling making a powerful statement in the mid-size segment at an affordable price
The Chrysler Group today announced the production launch of the all-new 2008 Dodge Avenger at its Sterling Heights (...)

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2008 Dodge Magnum R/T

2008 Dodge Magnum R/T

The newly restyled 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T, SXT and SE models - continues the boldly-styled theme of American muscle, with its unique profile, exceptional versatility, HEMI power, fuel-saving cylinder deactivation and rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive performance.

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More Muscle Cars for Police Department

More Muscle Cars for Police Department

Bad guys beware: criminals will now have more trouble eluding law enforcement officers since Shenandoah City Police Department recently made the addition of four rear-wheel-drive 2006 Dodge Chargers to its patrol fleet. Three more are on order and scheduled for delivery in early 2007.

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2003 Dodge Intrepid

2003 Dodge Intrepid

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