The 2013 Dodge Avenger is a midsize family sedan for drivers looking to get the most features for their money. The Dodge Avenger has sporty features and standard equipment which it typically found in higher class vehicles. This car is comfortable, powerful, quiet and pleasant to drive. The 2013 Avenger competes with Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Mazda6 and Honda Accord.
The front-wheel-drive 2013 Dodge Avenger is available in three trim levels: SE, SXT and R/T. The base SE comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, manual air conditioning, cruise control, full power accessories, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a fold-flat front passenger seat, 60/40 split-folding rear seats and a 4-speaker sound system. Options for SE include 18-inch chrome alloy wheels, SiriusXM satellite radio and Dodge’s Uconnect voice command system with Bluetooth connectivity.
The 2013 Avenger SXT adds 17-inch alloy wheels, body-color heated exterior mirrors, an upgraded transmission, foglights, automatic headlights, automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a trip computer and a 6-speaker sound system. A sunroof, heated front seats, leather upholstery and a touchscreen navigation system are available as options. A Rallye package is also available and adds 18-inch alloy wheels and a rear spoiler.
The R/T is the sport model of the 2013 Dodge Avenger and adds 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded steering, heated front sport seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an unique cloth/leather upholstery and a 6-speaker Boston Acoustics sound system with an iPod/USB interface. The sunroof and the navigation system are available as options.
Standard on the 2013 Dodge Avenger SE and SXT is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 173 hp and 166 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission on the SE and with a 6-speed automatic transmission on the SXT. Fuel economy is rated at 21 mpg city/ 29 mpg highway with the 4-speed and 20 mpg city/ 30 mpg highway with the 6-speed.
The 2013 Dodge Avenger R/T is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This V6 engine also is available on SE and SXT as an option. Standard transmission is a 6-speed automatic. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 19 mpg city and 29 mpg highway (Dodge says that it is America’s best-in-class available V6 highway fuel economy).
Standard safety features of the 2013 Dodge Avenger include stability control, traction control, multi-stage front airbags, full cabin head-protection curtains, front passenger side-impact airbags, tire-pressure warning, active front head restraints and four-wheel antilock brakes (ABS).
The 2013 Dodge Charger is a full-size four-door sedan that is inspired by the original Dodge Charger coupe of the 1960s. This rear-wheel-drive muscle-car offers an attractively-designed cabin, comfortable and spacious front seats, and an aggressive exterior styling.
The 2013 Dodge Charger is available in five trim levels: SE, SXT, R/T, SRT8 and SRT8 Super Bee. The Charger SE comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition, keyless entry, automatic headlights, dual-zone manual climate control, cruise control, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, a six-way power driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, a 4.3-inch touchscreen interface and a 6-speaker audio system with an iPod/USB interface. The Connectivity Group adds to SE a Bluetooth connectivity, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The SXT adds heated mirrors, foglamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote ignition, an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, an 8.4-inch touchscreen interface and 19-inch wheels for Charger SXT with all-wheel drive.The SXT Plus package adds 18-inch wheels, heated rear seats, leather upholstery and LED ambient illumination. The optional Rallye Appearance Group adds 20-inch chrome-clad wheels with performance tires, a sport-tuned suspension and a 10-speaker audio system. Also available on the 2013 Dodge Charger SXT are a Navigation Group (with a navigation system and a back-up camera), blind-spot warning system, rain sensing wipers, xenon headlights, driver memory settings and power-adjustable steering wheel and pedals.
The R/T adds to the SXT’s standard equipment 18-inch wheels, performance tires, sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes, xenon headlights and front sports seats. The R/T Plus package is identical with SXT Plus package. The R/T Road&Track package adds a black grille, paddle shifters, 20-inch alloy wheels, ventilated front seats and a power-adjustable steering columns and pedals with memory. A Super Track pack adds a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes and a three-mode adjustable stability control system.
The Dodge Charger SRT8 is an ultra-high performance model, that features 20-inch wheels, a three-mode adaptive high-performance suspension, three-mode adjustable stability control, a rear spoiler, upgraded brakes, heated steering wheel, a navigation system, a rearview camera and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. The SRT8 Super Bee is a more affordable version of the SRT8.
The 2013 Dodge Charger SE and SXT come with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Rallye Appearance Group lift the horsepower of this engine to 300 and torque to 264 lb-ft. A five speed automatic transmission is standard on the SE. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard for the SXT and optional for the SE. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is available on the SXT.
The 2013 Dodge Charger R/T comes with a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 370 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. All R/T come with a five-speed automatic transmission.
The Dodge Charger SRT8 comes with a 6.4-liter V8 engine that produces 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive and a five-speed automatic transmission are standard.
The 2013 Dodge Journey is a versatile midsize crossover based on a car-like structure. This car is configured to seat a maximum of 7 adults and has a family-friendly size, a sophisticated interior and a level of refinement not typically found in the crossover market. The 2013 Dodge Journey competes with Kia Sorento, Ford Escape, Subaru Forester, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.
The 2013 Dodge Journey is available in five- or seven-passenger configurations and comes in five trim-levels: AVP (American Value Package), SE, SXT, R/T and Crew. The Dodge Journey AVP comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, keyless ignition, keyless entry, heated mirrors, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, dual-zone manual climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a sliding and reclining second-row seat and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, an iPod/USB interface and a compact touchscreen interface.
The SE adds side roof rails, privacy tinted glass and LED taillights. The SXT adds 17-inch alloy wheels, foglamps and a cargo cover. A premium sound system, a sunroof and 19-inch wheels are available for SXT as options. The Crew adds 19-inch alloy wheels, remote start, automatic headlamps, leather upholstery, a six-way power driver seat, heated steering wheel, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth connectivity, a premium audio system and a 155-volt power outlet. The R/T includes all the Crew’s features and adds special 19-inch wheels, perforated-leather upholstery and a sport-tuned suspension.
The 2013 Dodge Journey’s chassis architecture delivers an exhilarating driving experience coupled with precise steering for maximum control. Strong torsional stiffness in the steering column intermediate shaft isolator, in conjunction with Journey’s rear suspension geometry, delivers precise steering feel and a connected steering response. R/T’s more aggressive suspension tuning – new for 2013 – give a sportier ride and even greater handling precision for when the roads turns twisty. Exterior colors for the 2013 model year include Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl, Blue Pearl, Brilliant Red Tri-Coat, Bright Silver Metallic, Storm Gray Pearl, White, Pearl White Tri-Coat and Copperhead Pearl. New colors for 2013 include Fathom Blue Pearl Coat and Winter Chill Pearl Coat.
The 2013 Dodge Journey AVP, SE and SXT come standard with a 2.4-liter four cylinder engine that produces 173 hp and 166 lb-ft of torque. A 4-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard. Standard on the Crew and R/T and optional on the SXT is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that produces 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque and is matched to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional.
Standard safety features of 2013 Dodge Journey include antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, active front head restraints, side curtain airbags, driver knee airbags and front side airbags.
The Car Connection website says about 2013 Dodge Journey:
The Dodge Journey has been often overlooked by family shoppers, even though it’s in the heart of the family market nowadays—including compact crossovers and the most manageably sized mid-size crossovers. It’s too bad, as the Journey is such a well-packaged vehicle with good performance, strong safety, and a lot of features for the money.
The 2012 Dodge Challenger is a big, retro-styling 5-passenger two-door coupe. This coupe looks and sounds like the classic American muscle car but features the fuel efficiency, handling, safety and technology expected in a contemporary car. New for 2012 are an 18-speaker premium Harman Kardon stereo and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for the automatic transmission. The competitors of 2012 Dodge Challenger are Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.
The 2012 Dodge Challenger is available in three trim levels that each correspond to a different engine: SXT, R/T and SRT8.
The standard equipment of 2012 Dodge Challenger SXT includes 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, keyless ignition, cruise control, full power accesories, automatic climate control, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, a six-way power driver seat, a trip computer and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. The optional SXT Plus package adds automatic headlights, foglights, leather upholstery, heated front seats, illuminated visor mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity and an upgraded sound system with an iPod/USB interface.
A number of other packages is also available for Dodge Challenger SXT model. The Super Sport package adds 20-inch chrome wheels, a rear spoiler and a performance tuned suspension, steering and brakes. An Interior Appearance group includes metal-accented pedals, upgraded floor mats and a T-handle shifter. The Electronics Convenience group includes remote start, heated mirrors and displays for tire pressure and outside temperature.
The 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T gets a V8 engine, the SXT basic equipment plus Super Sport group and adds automatic headlamps, heated mirrors, foglamps, a USB/iPod interface and Bluetooth connectivity. The R/T Plus package adds the rest of of the features of the SXT Plus package.
The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 gets more powerful V8 engine, all the R/T’s basic equipment but adds xenon headlamps, sport seats, unique 20-inch wheels, hydraulic power steering and upgraded brakes and suspension.
The new 2012 Dodge Challenger delivers exactly what muscle car enthusiasts want: a powerful engine, a performance suspension and athletic head-turning styling.
The 2012 Dodge Challenger offers exceptional rear seating for a two-door coupe, achieving best-in-class rear head room (37.4 inches) and legroom (32.6 inches) compared with its competitions. The Dodge Challenger is the segment’s best day-to-day pony-car choice, offering maximum comfort and functionality to go with its legendary iconic styling and performance.
The 2012 Dodge Challenger SXT is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 24-valve VVT engine that produces 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard. EPA fuel economy estimates at 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.
The 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T gets a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 dual VVT engine that produces 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission is a six-speed manual. Fuel mileage estimates are 15 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.
The 2012 Challenger SRT8 392 comes with a 6.4-liter SRT HEMI V8 engine that produces 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Fuel mileage estimates for 2012 Dodge SRT8 are 14 mpg city/ 23 highway.
Every 2012 Dodge Challenger comes standard with stability control, traction control, antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, front side airbags and side curtain airbags.
Dodge Caliber 2011 is a versatile five-door compact vehicle with a distinctive coupe-like profile that projects the strength, stance and functionality of a sport-utility vehicle (SUV). The Dodge Caliber 2011 is a fun, well-rounded package, combining the versatility of SUV with fuel-efficiency of a compact car.
The new 2011 Dodge Caliber is offered in five trim levels: Express (starting MSRP $17.380), Heat (starting MSRP $18585), Mainstreet (starting at $18.620 MSRP), Rush (starting at $20585 MSRP), and Uptown (starting at $20585).
The 2011 Dodge Caliber competes with other wagons and hatchbacks like Honda Fit, Hyundai Elantra Touring, Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagon, Kia Soul and Mazda3.
With a lengthy list of standard features rarely found on entry-level compact vehicles, including side-curtain airbags, chill zone cooled-beverage storage bin, Uconnect phone with voice command, iPod control, Sirius Satellite Radio and remote keyless entry, the 2011 Dodge Caliber offers consumers a small-footprint vehicle with the right amount of attitude that’s also fun to drive.
The 2011 Dodge Caliber, assembled in Belvidere, Illinois with a listed 73% U.S. content, receives improved steering feel, additional functions for the navigation system and standard stability control for all trim levels.
The entry-level Express model of Dodge Caliber 2011 comes standard with 15-inch steel wheels, heated outside mirrors, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, remote keyless entry, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth connectivity and a four-speaker FM/CD stereo with auxiliary audio/USB jacks.
The Mainstreet trim level of Dodge Caliber adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a chrome grille, a sportier suspension, foglights, a power-adjustable driver seat and a rechargeable flashlight. The Uptown model adds automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics audio system.
The Sporty 2011 Caliber Heat trim adds 18-inch polished alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, Sport-tuned suspension and cloth interior trim. The Caliber Rush adds 18-inch chrome-clad alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and a premium audio system with a touchscree interface and 30-GB hard drive.
Each Caliber 2011 model has uniquely tuned suspension to suit a particular style of driving. Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control is tuned for on-road activity during normal operation. Caliber antilock brakes are designed to help provide added traction in slippery braking conditions. Independent front suspension coupled with power rack-and-pinion steering helps Caliber stick to the road.
Standard on Express, Heat, Mainstreet and Uptown is an 2.0-liter 4-cylinder in-line DOHC 16-Valve Dual VVT engine that produces 158 hp at 6.400 rpm and 141 lb-ft of torque at 5.000 rpm. Standard on 2011 Dodge Caliber Rush and optional on Uptown is an 2.4-liter 4-cylinder Dual Overhead Cam 16-Valve Dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT) engine with 172 hp at 6000 rpm and 165 lb-ft of torque at 4.400 rpm.
The standard transmission for Caliber Express, Heat and Rush is a 5-speed manual and standard for Caliber Mainstreet and Uptown is a Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT).
Fuel economy of 2011 Dodge Caliber is decent for this compact class car. The 2.0-liter engine returns EPA estimates of 24 mpg city/ 32 mpg highway with manual transmission and 23 mpg city/ 27 mpg highway with CVT. For the 2.4-liter engine of 2011 Caliber EPA estimates is 23mpg city/29 mpg highway for manual and 22/27 mpg for models with CVT.
The USNews opinion about 2011 Dodge Caliber is:
When you separate it from the competition, there’s nothing wrong with the 2011 Dodge Caliber’s interior. The front seats are roomy, and the back seats can fit two adults. The cargo area is also large enough to meet most shoppers’ needs.