2016 Dodge Durango is Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Award!

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The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan has been named by Kelley Blue Book as a winner of its 5-Year Cost to Own Award.  This is the second time in three years that the Grand Caravan has been awarded in the minivan/van category.

The awards honor vehicles and brands that have the lowest projected ownership costs based on Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to On data.

“The original minivan, the Dodge Grand Caravan, remains the champ in 5-Year Cost to Own by essentially running the table on the key ownership cost attributes,” said Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst.  “It costs less to buy; it is less costly to maintain, and it depreciates less rapidly than its minivan competitors.  Plus, it offers a variety of creature comforts unmatched by others in its segment.”

The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the best-selling, most awarded minivans ever.  Its affordability and versatility has made it one of the most popular minivans on the market.  It has exclusive Super Stow ‘n Go seating allowing families that need to store additional things or have more seats for passengers in a matter of seconds.

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The Dodge Durango is One of the Best Buys of 2016

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Consumer Guide has handed Fiat-Chrysler some bragging rights for the near future.  On their 2016 Best Busy distinction list, the Dodge Durango earned a place on their ‘Best Buys of 2016’ list.


The 2016 Dodge Durango was placed on the ‘Large SUV Best Buy.’  This marks the fourth consecutive year that Consumer Guide has recognized the accomplished Durango.  It’s hard not to see why, the Durango has been widely regarded as one of the best large SUVs on the market.  Sales of the SUV has shown that drivers are still incredibly fond of it.

Tom Appel, Publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive, said about the numerous awards for FCA, “We are pleased to recognize FCA’s enduring success in the Large SUV and Large Pickup classes.  We are equally please to award the newest Jeep crossover Best Buy status for 2016.”

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Dodge Offers New Contest for Custom Garage

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Would you want to have Dodge build you a garage?  That’s a silly question, who wouldn’t want a Dodge garage?  Think of what a garage door opening with 707 horsepower could do.  It’d send that door straight into orbit.

Dodge is running a contest for them to give one lucky fan a custom garage.  The way to enter is simple, just have a Dodge car and upload a video to their Facebook page showing why you deserve them to come on over and give you a garage makeover.  There is a time limit on that plea, it is 60 seconds.

The contest ends on September 21st and then five finalists will be selected.  On October 7th, those same finalists will be voted on by Dodge fans to see who is worthy of the garage.  The winner of the contest gets a makeover worth of $20,000 and the four not so lucky finalists will get a Contur Cabinet Ltd’s Hi-Kab Kompact storage unit.

So if you want to win, get cracking on getting that video over to Dodge.  Best of luck to all who enter.

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Dodge Releases New Dodge Brothers Ads Directed by Adrien Brody

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Dodge is continuing their ad campaign around celebrating the Dodge Brothers as part of the 100th anniversary of the Dodge brand.  For this second part of the campaign that began in 2014, Dodge has brought on an Academy Award-winning actor to direct the spots.  That actor is Adrien Brody.

The first portion of the campaign focused mainly on the Challenger, showing the progression of the Dodge brand leading up to the modern age.  For this new round of ads Dodge is adding more Dodge vehicles.  The ones now being including are the Dart, Durango, Charger, and the Challenger Scat Packs.

In a statement, Fiat-Chrysler Chief Marketing Officer Olivier Francois said, “Today’s Dodge vehicle have the same passion for performance as John and Horace Dodge established in the first vehicles they crafted more than one hundred years ago.”

The first two spots are “Discovery” and “Drive By” where a modern Durango rolls up on a country club.  The next videos will be “Morse Code” and “First Dodge.”  View them here:

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Dodge Durango Continues to Get Ron Burgundy Boost


A while ago we reported on the success that Dodge was having due to their team-up with Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy character.  The ad campaign they produced for the Dodge Durango and to support Ferrell’s upcoming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was a smash hit with fans of both the film and the vehicle.  Since we last took a look, the results of the ad series is even better than expected.

In the whole of November, the ad series is being thanked for boosting the sale figures 36% over the previous year.  The number of people visiting Dodge’s website to look at the Durango since the ads premiered is up 80%.  Another number that is up that can be attributed to the ads is what is known as “lower-funnel activity.  This activity is actions such as building a car online or contacting a dealer, actions that would be considered serious purchase intent.  That number is up 100%.

Views for the Ron Burgundy ads continue to grow.  The ads have been watched on YouTube over 15.3 million times already.  If you’re interested in which ones are the most popular, that would be the “It Comes Standard” and “Staring Contest”.

As the onslaught of Ron Burgundy continues, and with the movie about to be released, it will be interesting to see if the love affair the public has with the character will continue.

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2014 Dodge Durango: Perfect Family SUV

Ron Burgundy has been doing his job getting people ready to embrace the Dodge Durango. Now it’s up to the critics to give their opinion on what they think of the new SUV. One such review comes courtesy of the Dupont Registry.

Their brief write-up details that there is a lot to like about the new Dodge Durango. The first impression was in how much more beefy the profile of the Durango looked with the new visual aesthetics added, such as the headlights been made narrower from last year’s models. The biggest surprise, however, came in the build. It’s a larger vehicle being a SUV after all, but as the reviewer noted upon getting into the driver’s seat, “it required much less of a hop than expected for an SUV of its stature.”

The interior gets high-marks as well for being classy and stylish while still remaining comfortable. The navigation and the popular UConnect system were very easy to use. For passengers, they get to enjoy the dual screen Blu-ray entertainment center.

But that’s all the look and feel aspects, what about the engine? The Dodge Durango isn’t going to be considered the type of vehicle one takes out to the racetrack. But a car-savy reviewer on the other hand is more than willing to test it out.

The Dodge Durango has a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine with an eight speed transmission. The reviewers time with the SUV was positive. The engine is strong and the and shifting gears is smooth. The braking is noted to be very strong, an important feature to have in a vehicle marketed to the more family oriented.

The final decision is that the Dodge Durango is the perfect car for the family unit who need a vehicle to take the kids to school, to get away for the weekend, or to take the boat out on the lake.

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Ron Burgundy Gives Dodge Durango a Bump

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There was a time, a time before YouTube. When the local anchorman reigned supreme. There was one man, Ron Burgandy. He was a god amongst mere mortals. He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo. Times have changed in media though. But that doesn’t mean that Ron Burgandy is going to fade away.

Dodge teamed up with the famous Anchorman, who happens to have a new movie about his life coming out, to promote the Dodge Durango. In the ads, not only has Ron Burgandy shown his love and admiration, but he’s also assaulted, both physically and verbally, a pair of dancers and won a staring contest against a horse.

The ads are certainly not the most professional ever made, but then Ron Burgandy is not known to play by the rules. As people well know, he’s a trend setter. His thinking outside the box has attracted a lot of attention to the Durango.

Since airing at the beginning of October, the ads have garnered a ton of views. Over a million to be a tad more precise. In a survey done by YouGov BrandIndex, the Durango’s buzz has increased substantially. Also seeing an increase is the purchase consideration, which had previously been 16% is now, thanks to the golden pipes of Ron Burgandy, up to 20%.

Ron Burgundy has spoken, there’s no beating the Dodge Durango. Stay classy Dodge.

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2014 Dodge Durango Gets Ron Burgundy Endorsement. Does Not Include Many Leather-Bound Books.

The 2014 Dodge Durango has landed the ultimate celebrity endorsement.  There is no one better than Ron Burgundy, the Anchorman, to have telling people what they should do.  After-all, he is Ron Burgundy, people know him.  People wouldn’t talk to someone unless he was 100 percent right about everything.

There’s no doubt that if Mr Burgundy hadn’t been rudely cut off by staged dancers, he would’ve continued to mention that you should bring all inquiries for the 2014 Dodge Durango to Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  We stay classy.