2014 Dodge Journey Delivers with V-6, All-Wheel Drive

2014 Dodge Journey

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.

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Dodge Grand Caravan Celebrates 30 Years


It’s been 30 years since the Dodge Grand Caravan was introduced to the world.  In the three decades that have happened since, the Grand Caravan has become the leader in the mini-van segment.

Throughout the years, the Grand Caravan has been the driving force behind innovations that families look for when browsing for a mini-van.  One such feature is the Stow ‘n Go seating.  As anyone who has ever traveled before, storage can be a major issue.  With Stow ‘n Go, the Grand Caravan made it incredibly simple and fast to go from providing seating for seven to having more space.  The Stow ‘n Go seats also double as storage containers.

The new 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan comes with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, an engine that Ward named one of their “Best Engines of 2013.”  That gives the the Grand Caravan the most horsepower in its class at 283 horsepower.

Minivans have the designation of being the family vehicle.  Safety is a major concern and that is why the Grand Caravan is built tough to protect those you care about.  The Grand Caravan is a ‘2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick’ and has seven airbags, including front, seat-mounted, knee blocker, and side-curtain airbags, to keep everyone in the vehicle safe.

To learn more about the Dodge Grand Caravan, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Be sure to like us on Facebook and to follow us on Twitter to see all our monthly parts and service specials as well as deals on new and used vehicles.

2013 Dodge Dart: Top Safety Pick by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety


If safety is a concern, then the Dodge Dart may have just gone to the top of the list for possible purchases.  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put the sedan through their tests and gave the Dart their “Top Safety Pick+.”

The 2013 Dodge Dart earned the maximum possible rating in all of the crash tests it underwent.  There are four tests in the whole scheme to see how protected occupants are in the event of an accident.  That includes a recreation of a rollover, rear, side, and moderate-overlap frontal impacts.  The final score for these tests were “good.”  Good enough to earn a 5-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

As any company would be, Dodge is proud to see their Dart come home with a good report card to pin to the refrigerator.  Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge Brand, gleamed with pride about the results.  “We are very pleased that the Dart has earned a Top Safe Pick+ designation.  In additional to its solid structure- the Dart’s 68-percent high-strength-steel content ratio is one of the highest in the industry- the Dart boasts more than 60 safety and security features.  They include 10 standard air bags, which is unsurpassed in the compact car segment.”

Like Tim Kuniskis said about, the Dodge Dart is very concerned with the safety of the driver and occupants alike.  With over 60 standard safety features in place on the Dart, it’s one of the safest vehicles in its class.

If you would like a full run down of the safety features the 2013 Dodge Dart has in place, please contact one of the representatives at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  The dealership operates in the Bayside Queens area of New York and provides the surrounding area with top quality customer service to anyone looking for a new or used car.

Dodge Charger Pursuit: Future Super Car of Law Enforcement

2013-Dodge-Charger-Pursuit-Police-Package-626x382At the CES show in Las Vegas going on as we speak, Dodge unveiled the next generation of law enforcement vehicles for the LAPD.  Featuring a host of new features and technologies, The Dodge Charger Pursuit is the next generation of law enforcement vehicles.

Dan Costa at PC Mag got to take a tour of the Dodge Charger at the tech show.  He made note of many of the new tech features that will be used.  One such one was a multiple camera system along with one that will photograph a license plate that is in the car’s view.  It’ll run a check in the database and see if the car’s been stolen or if it’s wanted for a crime.  It even has an infrared camera that will let the cop see if there’s a warm engine in a parking lot or if someone is hiding behind a bush.

Safety was a major concern for the new vehicle.  One way to help the officers during a gun fight is by reinforcing the doors with Kevlar.  Another is the removal of the laptop platforms that have been a hazard to officers involved in a car crash for some time now.  To solve this issue, Chrysler is using their now standard U-Connect system.  The 8.4 inch screen size is too small, however, so they upped the screen to 12.1 inches.

A solar panel is now installed in the roof to keep the battery charged.  This will help the police be out on the road more and less likely to be stuck in the motor pool with a dead battery.

All in all, Chrysler is working with the LAPD to make sure that they have the best means to aid their officers on the job.  Most of the upgrades and improvements seem extremely practical.  As Sgt Dan Gomez, the officer giving the grand tour says of the Dodge Charger Pursuit, “I have no doubt this is the most technologically advanced law enforcement vehicle in the US.”

If you’re in the Eastchester, Westbury, or other areas of Queens and are looking to get into a Dodge vehicle, stop on into Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  Check out our online show-room for more information on all the Dodge models we offer.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more Dodge news and specials offers at our dealership.