Dodge Automobiles of the Past and Present

November 8th, 2019 by

A green 2019 Dodge Challenger is parked in a parking lot after doing burnouts.

Anyone who grew up in the ’90s can’t help but recognize the Dodge Caravan as the quintessential family van of the time. No one did it quite like Dodge, and American families simply couldn’t get enough of those sliding doors, power windows, and air conditioning. As early as 1995, the Dodge Caravan offered all-wheel drive, a remote keyless entry system, and anti-lock brakes. Its price point was positioned square in the middle of the minivan market, ushering in a phenomenon of minivan popularity that is akin to the role of SUVs today.

While Dodge vans have migrated more towards the commercial market, Dodge cars continue to take the roadways by storm. Longstanding successes of the infamous Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger from years passed may have you wondering, does Dodge still make cars? The answer is a resounding, “You Bet!” This classic brand from the Chrysler company continues to produce futuristic fast cars that stiff competitors out of the running. The latest technology, paired with Dodge’s classic muscle car design, creates an unbeatable combination that has earned a litany of awards. Here’s what the latest Dodge cars have to offer.

Dodge Cars Thrive in the New Millenium

Today, Dodge is the creator of many impressive vehicles that are able to hold their own despite a saturated market of innovative new cars. Dodge offers some of the latest high-tech, high-power and high-speed models you could ask for. The new Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger can easily satisfy even the most voracious appetite for speed. Both possess the potential for a jaw-dropping 797 horsepower and start at an MSRP under $30k. Either model is a smart choice for a vehicle that’s both sporty and speedy.

The 2019 Dodge Challenger

Accelerate the 2019 Dodge Challenger from 0 to 60 in just 3.5 seconds or less. Based on the WardsAuto Middle Specialty Segment, the Challenger provides best-in-class cargo volume and best-in-class horsepower for vehicles priced under $40k. It is the “world’s first and only muscle coupe to offer all-wheel drive.” The 2019 Challenger’s multiple engine options include the standard 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine. A 5.7L HEMI V8 engine, 392 HEMI V8 engine, supercharged 6.2L HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine, and a supercharged 6.2L HEMI Hellcat High-Output V8 engine are also available.

A blue 2020 Dodge Challenger is parked on a dirt road in the desert.

The Challenger’s distinct exterior uses retro styling to retain it’s iconic look. The interior comfortably seats up to five people with best-in-class passenger space. Advanced technology in the newest Challenger includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen, 3D graphics, and a navigation system. Choose from five stunning trims to customize your ride, just how you like it. In addition to various trims and possible configurations, the 2019 Challenger also offers generous packages to make your new vehicle truly your own.

The Challenger Blacktop Package offers customized updates for the SXT (with and without all-wheel drive), GT (with and without all-wheel drive), and the R/T. A black rear spoiler, fog lamps, black noise painted wheels, and a leather-wrapped performance steering wheel brings the Challenger to the next level of style and sophistication. With the Dodge Challenger Plus Package, drivers can get a souped-up car with luxurious interior features. A heated steering wheel and heated front seats keep you cozy in cold weather driving. An 8.4-inch UConnect touchscreen, premium Alpine speakers with 276-watt amplifier, and universal garage opener are just a few of the tempting features available in this package.

If you have a Challenger R/T Scat Pack, the Challenger Dynamics Package is worth consideration. Drivers can enjoy low-gloss black forged wheels, Pirelli 275/40ZR20 all-season performance tires, and Brembo six-piston fixed front caliper brakes. Additional packages that you could add to your new Challenger include the Challenger Performance Handling Group, the Performance Plus Package, the T/A Package, the Shaker Package, the 1320 Drag Pack, along with different appearance groups to stylize your vehicle. Dodge knows that Challenger fans take their cars seriously. They provide every opportunity to let you build your vehicle from top to bottom.

The 2019 Dodge Charger

For a slightly different feel that offers the same top value, check out the 2019 Dodge Charger. As a four-door muscle car, it’s a rare and desirable find. Enjoy superior performance with the standard four-piston Brembo Brake System. Based on horsepower, the supercharged 6.2L HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine makes the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat the most powerful five-seat production car that’s ever been made.

With 650 pounds per foot of torque, the Dodge Charger is in a league of its own. An innovative electronic gear shifter provides the driver with total control for a supremely smooth ride. The Dodge Charger offers an advanced all-wheel drive system with front axle disconnect. An active transfer case makes for seamless integration that helps you feel safe and confident while commanding this high-performance vehicle. A capless fuel filter door, heated mirrors, and remote vehicle start transport this vintage car into the modern world.

A white 2020 Dodge Charger SRT is driving on a paved street with dark storm clouds behind it.

Additional appealing features in the 2019 Charger include its driver-selectable steering modes. Optimize your drive by choosing from normal, comfort, and sport mode. Its roomy center console provides plenty of space for all the things you want to keep within reach. A family of five can comfortably fit in the Charger, making it more than just a sporty race car. Dual-zone automatic temperature control helps to keep everyone content on long car trips, no matter what the weather is doing outside. Don’t feel like you need to have an SUV once the kids come along. You can still ride in style with a 2019 Charger that can take you everywhere from soccer practice to the racecourse.

Safety and security is a priority for this high-performance vehicle. Dodge offers the latest safety features for the new Charger, including full speed forward collision warning with active braking and LaneSense lane departure warning with lane keep assist. Blind spot monitoring with rear cross path detection helps you stay alert and informed of your surroundings at all times. Automatic high beam headlamps ensure the best visibility for dark driving conditions. Using the standard ParkView Rear Back Up Camera and ParkSense Rear Park Assist Program, you can back into tight spaces with ease. While none of these features are a substitute for attentive driving practices, they are certainly a welcome convenience that today’s drivers have come to expect.

See For Yourself at Frank Kent CDJR

Frank Kent CDJR in Ennis, TX, is proud to offer the best selection of Dodge vehicles, both from the past and present. Whether you’re hoping to find a great deal on a reliable, used Dodge car or you want to test drive the latest and greatest that the Dodge brand has to offer, Frank Kent CDJR houses a wide inventory of desirable options. Although new Dodge Challengers and Chargers provide exciting, innovative features, there’s something special about seeing these iconic cars from the past as well. We pride ourselves in providing the best customer service and promise to unturn every stone to find you a great deal on whichever vehicle you choose. Contact us or stop by our shop to test drive the Dodge of your dreams!

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