Dodge is giving car shoppers more reasons to get to their Dodge dealership for a test drive of the new 2014 Dodge Journey.
The new 2014 Dodge Journey SE V-6 AWD, with an MSRP of $24,895, is delivering more in power and capability with a Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine and all-wheel drive. Additionally, the model comes with standard features including four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and Electronic Stability Control, 17-inch wheels, 4.3-inch touchscreen Uconnect Media Center, Keyless Enter ‘n Go, push-button start, power windows and locks, remote keyless entry, and more.
Dodge Brand President and CEO Tim Kuniskis recognized the high standards that would be expected from the new Dodge Journey and assured buyers that the 2014 model would offer more. “The Dodge Journey set an all-time sales record in the United State in 2013,” he said in a press release. “We want to build on that sales momentum, offering levels of performance – 283 best-in-class horsepower, 24 miles per gallon, all-weather capability – our competitors can’t touch at this price point.”
Pricing on the standard 2014 Dodge Journey starts at $19,995, and the model is available with AVP, SE, SXT, Crossroad, Limited, and R/T trim levels.
It’s that time of year to head over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house for the holidays. With a backseat full of antsy kids, though, parents can go a little crazy trying to keep family harmony on road trips.
Fortunately, the Dodge Grand Caravan now has an optional Blu-ray player available with plug-in for video game systems. With the new system, the second and third row seats can enjoy a movie or game on a high-resolution screen. Best of all, if there is disagreement between Spongebob Squarepants and Star Wars, the second row can watch one movie on their screen and the third row can watch a different movie on their screen.
I think this is a great idea on Dodge’s part especially that the system can play two different movies at once. Sometimes there is a vast age difference between siblings, and it is tough to find movies that toddlers and teenagers alike will enjoy. With Dodge’s new system, parents don’t have to worry that a movie might be too scary for the little ones or bore the teenagers. Everybody can get what they want.
Readers, we want to hear from you! Do you want the new Blu-ray entertainment center in your next Dodge Grand Caravan? What do you think of the plug-in for video games? Leave a comment below, and let us know what you think!
Through and through, the 2013 Dodge Dart is aimed at a young driver. Great fuel economy and a touch-screen music system are just a few of the features that they expect to attract the under-30 crowd. The biggest draw for the Dodge Dart, however, is the idea of individuality. The Dodge Dart is available in 12 exterior colors and with 14 interior combinations, four different grilles, six different wheels, and three different engines.
Dodge is hoping that the varying combinations of interior and exterior features will make each car buyer feel as though the car is uniquely their own and give the owner a sense of individuality. Young people tend to have a need to assert their independence and their own personal sense of style. At the same time, the car buyer will have the security of knowing that at its core, every Dodge Dart is a well-made car, and they are making a good decision choosing the Dart over similar compact cars.
If anyone still doubts that Dodge is aiming for young car buyers, consider what city they chose for their big marketing push. Dodge could have chosen any number of big cities to host their three-week driving program promoting the Dart, but they chose Austin, a city where over a third of its population is between the ages of 20 and 34.
Will the Dart hit it big with under-thirty drivers? Only time will tell, but Dodge marketing is already making smart decisions in targeting youth. To see the full line-up of Dodge vehicles, check out Bayside’s inventory online here. You can also keep up with the latest news on the 2013 Dodge Dart and your other favorite Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram vehicles by liking Bayside on Facebook and following Bayside on Twitter.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given both the 2012 Chrysler 300 and the 2012 Dodge Charger a 5-Star Safety Rating. That is the highest rating given for safety and is measured in three categories that include front and side crashes and also rollovers.
Scott Kunselman, the Senior Vice President-Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC said in regards to the news, “We’re very pleased that both the 2012 Chrysler 300 and 2012 Dodge Charger have achieved the highest overall rating. The results of these tests reflect crash worthiness and performance in different scenarios.”
Both vehicles feature a robust array of safety features that helped lead to the 5-Star rating. One such is the Adaptive Cruise Control which maintains a set distance between cars whenever the cruise control is turned on. Other features that make the 2012 Dodge Charger so safe are available blind-spot monitoring and electronic stability control.
Kunselman continued on about the safety of the car, “These vehicles are comprehensively equipped with advanced safety features Both vehicles are robustly designed with a rigid structure to protect occupants and have numerous advanced safety features including, available Adaptive Cruise Control which NHSTA notes as a technology proven to reduce crashes.”
Dodge Charger had been noted for its safety earlier by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when they awarded the vehicle “Top Safety Pick.” Dodge takes pride in making sure that their vehicles, such as the Charger, are not only of the highest quality but also safe on the road. The 5-Star rating is a reward to this commitment.
All of Dodge’s line up, including the Charger, is available to view online at Bayside’s website. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on all the latest news and offerings.