2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Photo Gallery (21 Photos)

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Dodge unveiled the most powerful V-8 in its history earlier in the week under the hood of the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat. We got to take a closer look at the supercharged, 600-plus-horsepower coupe this morning at the Midwest Automotive Media Association Rally in Wisconsin.

2015 Dodge Challenger: First Look

Click here for more on the model and check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | May 22, 2014 | Comments (1)

It's Happening: 2015 Dodge Challenger Gets Supercharged 600-hp V-8

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The most powerful V-8 in Dodge's history is slapped between the fenders of the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, which uses a supercharger to force-feed air into a 6.2-liter V-8 for an estimated 600-plus horsepower. The stout V-8 is an optional engine on the redesigned 2015 Challenger SRT that, like other 2015 Challengers, shows off an all-new interior favoring an upscale, modern design over the previous year's retro look.

2015 Dodge Challenger: First Look

Base Challenger SRT buyers now have 485 hp, up from 470 hp, and a newly available eight-speed automatic transmission replaces the five-speed automatic. Back to the Hellcat — it's available with the eight-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual with nostalgic shifter-ball knob. Hellcat production is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2014.

By Joe Bruzek | May 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2010-2014 Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Grand Caravan

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Vehicles Affected: About 644,850 model-year 2010-2014 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans manufactured between Aug. 25, 2010, and Oct. 31, 2013

The Problem: The vehicles' vent window switch in the driver's door armrest may overheat, possibly resulting in a fire.

The Fix: Chrysler will notify owners starting in June, and dealers will replace the vent window switch with a newer version for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Chrysler at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit www.safercar.gov, for more info.

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By Matt Schmitz | May 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Which Vehicles Offer Integrated Booster Seats?

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It seems like a smart move for automakers to offer integrated child-safety seats in cars, but only two manufacturers currently provide integrated booster seats as an option: Volvo and Dodge. Of those manufacturers, only certain models in their lineups have the available integrated booster seat feature.

Are Built-In Boosters Worth the Extra Cost?

What is an integrated booster seat? It's a booster that pops up out of the rear seat's bench, raising the child up to create a better fit for the seat belt. When the booster is not in use, it can be stowed into the seat's bench. This feature is great if it fits your child properly, as the integrated safety seat is made specifically for that vehicle. A secondary benefit of the integrated booster is it will not be at risk of becoming a projectile in a collision.

By Sara Lacey | May 9, 2014 | Comments (1)

2014 Dodge Dart GT Misses the Mark

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Dodge introduced the Dart GT sport trim level to round out the compact car's lineup with a performance suspension, improved steering and a more powerful non-turbocharged 184-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder, which pairs with a six-speed manual transmission or conventional six-speed automatic.

The engine and automatic transmission were previously a unique offering when the GT debuted as a 2013, but are now more widely available for 2014. The combination offers a less finicky experience compared to the Dart's laggy 160-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter and clunky dual-clutch automatic transmission.

2014 Dodge Dart Expert Review

So far so good, but it's the GT-specific suspension takes away all the good that the engine and transmission improve upon. I'm not convinced there's an upside to the Dart GT's harsh ride after spending time recently testing one.

By Joe Bruzek | May 7, 2014 | Comments (5)

Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Fiat Chrysler

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Today, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles laid out its game plan for the future of its many brands.

  • The Chrysler brand will shed any pretension of being a premium offering and aim its crosshairs on the Fords and Hondas of the world. Full details.
  • Dodge will become a performance-oriented brand, even more so than today, as well as reabsorb the SRT moniker and halo Viper. Full details.
  • Jeep ... keeps being Jeep but a more global-friendly Jeep. Full details.
  • We now know when to expect the next-generation of Ram pickup trucks. Full details.
  • Fiat will be adding only a few models while a reinvigorated Alfa Romeo will inundate the U.S. with a handful of new cars and SUVs. Full details.
By David Thomas | May 6, 2014 | Comments (3)

Dodge Means Performance: SRT Comes Back to the Fold

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With the Chrysler brand headed for mainstream battle against the likes of Ford, Hyundai, Honda and Chevrolet, the Dodge brand is about to take a much more specialized route: performance, and lots of it.

The bigger news: The SRT brand is being folded into Dodge, ending the confusion of whether it was something separate and apart. The focus on performance and the new directive not to compete with Chrysler brand means that some models will be discontinued, namely the Avenger midsize sedan and Grand Caravan minivan.

What Jeep's Future Looks Like

High-performance variants of the Dart and Journey are on tap, with high-output turbocharged engines; the SRT versions of the Challenger and Charger will get supercharged Hemi V-8 engines. Here's what to expect from the Dodge brand over the next five years:

By Aaron Bragman | May 6, 2014 | Comments (4)

Kids Love Dodge Journey's Reclining Backseats

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As many parents know, it's often the smallest things in life that give us the greatest joy: a silly expression from a toddler, a nervous squeeze from a little hand, a teenager who laughs unabashedly at a joke from a younger sibling. And in my case, watching in amusement as my children discovered a reclining backseat in our most recent test car, the 2014 Dodge Journey.

Research the 2014 Dodge Journey

While the Journey is definitely starting to show its age and is due for a complete Fiat-style overhaul (much as the larger Durango recently underwent), its rear seats that recline quite impressively were the biggest hit for my kids.

By Kristin Varela | May 5, 2014 | Comments (3)

2015 Dodge Charger Video

Although the 2015 Dodge Charger is just a revision of the current generation, its new look could be mistaken for a redesign. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays checked out the muscle car's debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, immediately taking note of the Dart-like front-end styling that largely abandons the Charger's retro look in favor of more streamlined curves and downsized rear end. A treat for buyers is a standard performance-data feature in the gauge cluster. Check out the video for more.

2015 Dodge Charger: First Look

By Matt Schmitz | April 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Dodge Avenger Review

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Dodge's midsize sedan has been continually eclipsed by the competition in many ways, despite some improvements over the years, says Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley. The Avenger may be one of the most affordable cars in the class, Hanley says, but its fuel efficiency and interior quality really need work. 

2014 Dodge Avenger Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Jennifer Geiger | April 24, 2014 | Comments (4)

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