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2016 Dodge Dart SXT – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

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Simplicity At Its best

While marketed on the lower scale, the Dodge Dart certainly packs a punch in the realms of a compact sedan.  Good looks and fuel efficiency are good amenities, but it’s the driving enthusiasm that ultimately completes the sweet package deal in terms of what the Dodge Dart has to offer.

2016 Dodge Durango – Test Drive, Ratings, Reviews, Specs

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A Tank on Street Roads

Despite all the attempts to over-rule the 7-seater market segment with lighter and flashier cross-overs, the classical ultra-solid domestic SUV continues prevails. Perhaps it’s the sense of safety from cruising in a tank-like vehicle, the abundance of cargo space from a box-like structure, or simply a reluctance to change that continues to capture consumer’s money.  But regardless of reason, the beating heart of the 2016 Dodge Durango remains strong.

2015 Dodge Ram ProMaster City – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

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A Comfortable Office on Four Wheels

Being in the trades business ain’t easy. The job is physically tough, and the marathon commute from site to site is added strain mentally, physically, and economically. On that note, autonomous job labor isn’t quite here (yet). But in the meantime, the Dodge ProMaster City can certainly mitigate the latter statement with tested reliability, fuel efficiency, cost-effective and an overall easy car to drive.

2015 Dodge Challenger – The Muscle Car Legacy Lives On

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An All American Classic

Not many get to experience an all-american muscle classic. After all, its demand falls in a niche group of motor enthusiast. And that’s exactly why I say I’m fortunate to have had the opportunity to test drive the monstrous 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack V8. Just one level lower than the top trim SRT Hell-cat V8, but this bad boy still pulls out a colossal 475 horsepower at the rear wheels. With that being said, this burnout machine shows no reserves off the line.

2015 Dodge Journey Review

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Cross-over SUV’s have proved itself to be an attractive choice for those that seek the duo family functionality and driving experience.  And because of its attractive offerings, the cross-over market space is both crowded and competitive.  The Kia Sorento, Mazda CX series and Ford Escape are only a few to list.  Dodge’s market penetration plan is to throw in the Journey that adds a V6 engine power excitement along with AWD capability and optional 3rd row seating for added seating capacity.

New Dodge Durango declares the SUV is not dead

High gas prices and the emergence of electric cars would suggest that the SUV has gone the way of the dinosaur, but the 2014 Dodge Durango makes a convincing argument for its continued survival, having evolved into a modern, connected vehicle that improves on its fuel efficiency.

My road testing of this Dodge Durango encompassed a trip down to the Los Angeles Auto Show, involving a significant amount of freeway driving and a bit of cutthroat LA traffic. For the latter, the Durango’s imposing size worked in my favor, as other drivers could not ignore it when I needed to merge.

However, I initially chose the Durango based on the idea that its capacious interior would keep the editorial crew I was bringing down to the show content for the long drive. It certainly pleased CNET’s video crew, who loaded up the back with all the camera equipment they didn’t want to take on their separate flight down.

In either sense, the Durango proved an able vehicle.

2014 Dodge Durango modernizes the SUV (pictures)

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2013 Dodge Dart Review

It is oftentimes difficult to find the vehicle that is right for you, especially with all of the options available. This may result in you choosing something without first forming an informed decision, possibly causing you to later regret the purchase. To avoid this type of situation, you have to know more about what is out there. The Dodge Dart is one vehicle that is new to most people, but will not fade into the background. While it may be a newcomer, it offers an appearance that is sure to make a great first impression. It comes at an affordable price and is a great buy for people who want smaller vehicles. It may not be the greatest vehicle when it comes to performance, but it does provide enough for people who are looking for reliability in an attractive package.

What is going to stand out the most for people with this vehicle is its body styling. The appearance of this small car is attractive and different from its competition. Rather than following what the rest of the market is doing, the designers took a step back and brought in inspiration from Italian designers to create something new that separates itself from the rest of the cars out there. That aggressive appearance stays with you, leaving a first impression you will not soon forget. Even from the back, this wows you. Its 152 LED rear lights provide brightness and beauty while still doing the required job. The body as a whole stays with you, and its safety features make that possible.

Under the hood, you have a very capable vehicle. While it may not be able to compete with the more expensive vehicles, it is truly incredible for the price that you are paying and it is one of the best in its class. Depending on the type you choose from the ones available, you can see great performance. The 160 horsepower, 184 torque engine provides exceptional power on the road. Along with its impressive capabilities, you also have a combined 29 MPG, which is improved when you take into account the light weight of the vehicle. This car can take you places and provide you with an entertaining and incredible ride.

Inside of the car continues to surprise and please. It has plenty of room and comfort to give you a ride you will be able to enjoy, and want to, as well. From the moment you sit inside, you will experience the thrill, even before you start the engine. You also have the large 8.4” LCD screen that is easy to use and will not cause issues. The buttons are large and it does what you need it to do without a problem.

Overall, this is a phenomenal vehicle. For the low price and all of the benefits, it is hard to pass it up. People who like small vehicles will love not only the design of this one, but also all of the features and the performance. For the cost and size, you have a lot to love about the new Dodge Dart.

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Can the new Dart give Dodge a sexy Italian accent? CNET On Cars, Episode 5

Can the new Dart give Dodge a sexy Italian accent? CNET On Cars, Episode 5

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Seldom have I received so much email asking me to check out a new car than I have for the new Dodge Dart. So here it is, in this episode, a very promising car with one big flaw in the configuration they sent us. Stay on it, Dodge, you’re that close to having a winner here.

I thought I’d seen every oddball stat about driving until the State Farm team shot me one about hybrid drivers having far lower injury rates in accidents. We look into it this week in the Smarter Driver segment.

I get about 100 cars sent my way each year, and a lot of them don’t look that much different from the others. You might think auto designers are running out of ideas, but thats fa… [Read more]


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Dodge, Ford, Mazda, and Toyota nominated for Green Car award

The hybrid Toyota Prius c is just one of the fuel sippers nominated for Green Car of the Year.

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Each year, Green Car Journal names its Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show. For the upcoming award, the field has narrowed down to five contenders, each using technology to achieve high fuel economy.

Here are this year’s nominees:

  • Dodge Dart Aero
  • Ford C-MAX
  • Ford Fusion
  • Mazda CX-5 SkyActiv
  • Toyota Prius c

The Aero version of the new Dodge Dart uses aerodynamic components, low rolling resistance tires, and a grille shutter to get 41 mpg highway from its turbocharged 1.4-liter engine. However, its combined city/highway fuel economy is only 32 mpg.

Ford gains two places among the nominees, one for its new Fusion and one for the C-Max, a model that will only be sold with a hybrid drivetrain in the U.S. The stylish new Fusion will give buyers a number of choices for drivetrains, from a hybrid system to Ford’s economical EcoBoost engine. The C-Max looks to be a serious competitor for the Toyo… [Read more]


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