2014 Dodge Dart is a Best Bet for The Car Book

2014 Dodge DartFor the second year in a row, The Car Book has named the 2014 Dodge Dart as a “Best Bet,” an enormous honor for the popular compact car.

Out of a possible score of 10, the 2014 Dodge Dart received a 9 from The Car Book. Scoring is based on crash test results, rollover rating, repair costs, and many other studies from government and independent testing. In the categories of warranty coverage, rollover rating, fuel economy, and crash testing, the Dart earned a score of 8, and for having inexpensive repair costs, the Dart earned a 9.

Tim Kuniskis, the President and CEO of Dodge Brand, responded to the honor in a press release from Chrysler, stating, “The Car Book’s recognition of the Dart as a ‘Best Bet’ for two years running confirms what our customers are telling us. The Dodge Dart has unique combination of distinctive styling, fun-to-drive performance, up to 41 mpg, segment-leading safety features, and easy-to-use technology, all combined, making it a tremendous value.”

Other recent awards for the Dodge Dart include the Connected Car of the Year honors from Connected World Magazine, a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and Strategic Vision’s “Most Loved Vehicles in America.” Starting price for the 2014 Dodge Dart is $15,995.

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New Dodge Journey Coming in 2016?

UntitledThe Dodge Journey first was first launched in 2009. Since then the mid-sized crossover SUV really hasn’t been changed in a major way. The next-generation of the model will be coming in 2016.

Automotive News is reporting that the Dodge Journey will be taking production away from the Chrysler 200 sedan, which is being built in the Sterling Heights Assembly plant in Michigan. Production of the Journey currently is in Toluca, Mexico.

The rumor being reported on is that, like the Chrysler 200, the new Dodge Journey will be using the same Giulieta platform that’s being used for the Dodge Dart and the upcoming Jeep Cherokee.

By moving production up to Michigan may be happening to help reduce costs by making it easier for suppliers to provide common components necessary to build the vehicles. Seems like a smart choice, especially if Dodge plans on really pushing the new generation of the Dodge Journey.

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Community Comes Together to Purchase a Dodge Dart

24-dart-blue-brickIt’s been a while since we announced that Dodge put together a registry to help customers pay for their Dart. The good news is that the registry has just produced its first full purchase. The even better news is that the first Dart was purchased for charity.

The very first Dodge Dart that was crowd-funded was by a group in Clifton Park, NY by the Northstar Church. The community came together for a greater cause, however, in where the Dart was going to. It was to help a woman, Toni, in need of transportation for her weekly trips to Boston to be part of a clinical trial for treatment..

The registry was made by friends and without her knowledge. All it took to raise the $22,600 for the Dart was 21 days. More than 260 friends, family, and church members put in their contributions to provide for someone in need.

Such a big deal, both the charity and the fact this is the first Dart purchased through the registry, needs a celebration centered around it. So Toni was invited to a special event at a local dealership in Clifton Park to be given the 2013 Dodge Dart SXT by her close friends. Dodge also showed up to take part of the event with a special announcement.

Dodge is giving a contribution of $20,000 to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of what the attendees of the Northstar Church were able to accomplish. In further effort to help Toni with her medical treatment, the auto company also gave her a $2,000 gift card to help pay for the gas she needs for those long trips to Boston.

“The Dodge Dart Registry was designed as an innovation way for friends and family to come together in raising funds toward the purchase of an all-new Dodge Dart,” Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge Brand said. “In recognition of the great collaborative effort of the Clifton Park, NY, community who raised in excess of $22,500 in support of their friend, I’m pleased to announce a significant contribution on behalf of the Dodge Brand to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.”

It’s one of those heart-warming stories that is hard not to feel something while reading.  A community rising up to help someone in their neighborhood.  It certainly shows just how the registry can be put to use.  I wonder if there will be any other creative uses of crowd-funding for purchasing a vehicle.

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