The 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit is Here With New UConnect 12.1

2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit

Dodge unveiled their new 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit today and it will be providing law enforcement with access to top of the line tech to help them out.

While the cops won’t be getting a Hellcat, they will be getting a new Dodge Charger designed to give them all the support they can use.  The biggest feature is an all-new laptop size 12.1-inch touchscreen display.  This will allow the police access to dispatch software, radio, and camera on a screen that can provide a 1024 by 768 pixel display.

Even better for the police officers who will be using this is that the 12.1-inch touchscreen is meant to cut down on the amount of clutter in the front of the police car.  The visual of the massive laptop sitting out in the front seat is going away.  The Uconnect 12.1 allows the officer to have a plug-and-play solution to their mobile computer.  They will now be able to store that in the trunk of the Charger Pursuit, keeping the front of the car less populated with equipment.

The display has even been designed to work with gloves and in more extreme weather conditions, such as a sweltering summer or a harsh winter.

All of these upgrades were made with the help of a 19-member Police Advisory Board.  Dodge and the board worked hand-in-hand to design a new system that could benefit the officers using it.  One of the biggest complaints they sought to answer was to decrease the risk of an officer’s life in a collision by reducing the amount of equipment in the front seat, hence the use of the trunk for clearing out the clutter.

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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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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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2014 Dodge Durango Revealed at New York Auto Show

2014_dodge_durango_actf34_ns_326133_717The 2014 Dodge Durango got its full unveiling at the New York Auto Show.  It was speculated early what the technology it would have, time to find out if it was accurate.

It was a safe bet to make at the time that the Durango would have the Uconnect system.  Good thing too because it does indeed include the tech.  That, as well as a 9-inch dual Blu-ray and DVD player, gives any passengers a good distraction during lengthy rides.

Of course, it takes more than just an obvious inclusion of popular technology and a DVD player to really awe drivers with a new model.  What else is new in the 2014 Dodge Durango?  One is also the one that Dodge is gleaming about when discussing the new SUV.  That would be a rotary shifter for the all-new standard eight-speed transmission.  This helps with fuel economy, boosting it by 9 percent.  The shifter handle will be replaced with a rotary knob and paddle controls, giving drivers the ability to shift manually.

The only image of the Durango prior to the show was a look at the tail light.  Now the full exterior has been revealed.  The signature Dodge crosshair grille is still there, despite the new look. There are also hosts of other changes which Reid Bigland, the CEO of Dodge brand, breaks down in this video:

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