Dodge Announces 2016 Challenger and Charger New Features

Challenger and Charger New Features

2015 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger

While some may be put-off by Dodge’s recent announcement that the 2016 Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat will receive a price hike compared to their previous year models, the announcement did not come without good news – the new prices are being used to pay for a short but luxurious list of new features.

For the 2016 model year, the Charger will receive a $1,950 increase, while the Challenger will see a $2,500 increase. Though there are only two features being added, they aren’t disappointing; the roughly $2,000 price hikes will pay for the cars’ new Laguna leather seats, as well as a standard navigation system.

It’s not like the increased prices weren’t expected, either. With 707 horsepower and a supercharged V8 engine, both cars were in high demand, and the new 2016 models are expected to sell just as well as their previous year counterparts. Still, giving the Challenger and Charger new features in addition to raising the price proves Dodge is looking to make the higher cost worth it for their customers.

2015 Dodge Charger Wins the Residual Value Award and Outlasts Its Competition

Dodge Charger Wins the Residual Value Award

2015 Dodge Charger R/T

At Rochester Hills Chrysler, we already know the 2015 Dodge Charger is an outstanding vehicle in terms of performance, but how does it hold up in value? According to ALG—the industry benchmark for residual value and depreciation data—the new Charger will do pretty well over the course of its lifetime.

Every year, ALG analyzes and recognizes vehicles that are predicted to retain the highest percentage of their original price after a three-year period. Winners are selected for 26 categories and determined based on careful examination of the competition in each segment, historical vehicle performance, industry trends, vehicle quality, production levels relative to demand and pricing, and marketing strategies.

With all that into consideration, ALG made its decision. We’re thrilled the 2015 Dodge Charger wins the Residual Value Award in the “Fullsize Car” category.

“We’ve seen some amazing used market retention from the Charger over the years, and buyers clearly love its unique execution,” said Larry Dominique, President of ALG. “With the improvements Dodge has baked in for 2015, it should continue to lead the Fullsize segment going forward.”

Dodge Announces 2014 Charger and Challenger 100th Anniversary Editions

2014 will mark 100 years since John and Horace Dodge cultivated the first mass-produced all-steel-bodied cars in America.  Since then, the Dodge brand has gone on to enjoy a considerable amount of success with generations of drivers, thanks in large part to the legacy built by their Charger and Challenger vehicles.  It is appropriate, then, that the Dodge brand will celebrate its centennial with 100th anniversary editions of their 2014 Charger and Challenger that will boast unique commemorative features to coincide with the standard brand of power and performance that the name badges provide.

Dodge Challenger

Dodge Challenger SRT8

“The Dodge Charger and Challenger are the perfect foundation to celebrate 100 years of Dodge style and performance,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge Brand, in the official press release.  “Over the last century, the Dodge brand has seen its biggest success when we’ve combined head-turning designs with ingenious engineering and world-class performance. These two iconic muscle cars do all of that and more.  They represent the Dodge brand’s heart and soul.”

The additions that will make the 2014 Charger and Challenger 100th Anniversary Editions stand out from their more standard brethren include the availability of a “High Octane” read pearl coat paint, 20” aluminum wheels, and commemorative badging (reading “Dodge Est. 1914”).  Every 100th Anniversary Edition vehicle will also come with a book that chronicles a century of Dodge’s vehicle innovations.

The 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniversary Edition will be based upon the 2014 Charger SXT Plus, which is powered by the award-winning 3.6L Pentastar V6 that doles out 300 horsepower.  Another version, based upon the Charger R/T Plus ups the ante to the 5.7L HEMI V8 that creates 370 horses and 395 lb.-ft. of torque.

Similarly, the two versions of the 2014 Dodge Challenger 100th Anniversary Edition will also be based upon the 2014 Challenger SXT Plus and R/T Plus models and powered by the Pentastar and HEMI engines, respectively.  The Charger Anniversary Edition package will cost an additional $2,200 over the MSRP of a 2014 SXT Plus or R/T Plus trim level model, and the Challenger Anniversary Edition will run an extra $2,500 over the same trim levels for the 2014 Challenger.

For more information on these once-in-a-lifetime Charger and Challenger 100th Anniversary Editions, or to test drive the no-less-exciting 2014 Charger and Challenger right now, stop in and see us today at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.

2012 Dodge Charger SRT-8 Names a Best Get Away Performance Vehicle

Recently, cars.com came out with a list covering what they believe to be the 10 best Heist Cars. They believe that this list is composed of the top ten cars someone would want if they were planning a heist. Many of these cars made the list due to power, handling and speed. Topping the list at number two was the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT-8 model.

Dodge Charger

2012 Dodge Charger

It is no surprise to many that the Dodge Charger SRT-8 is named a top heist car. Intimidating other with aggressive looks and a powerful sounding engine, this is one high-performance car you don’t want to mess with. One of the best features of the Charger is the great balance, suspension, comfort, handling and ability to control.

Why the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT-8 is a top heist vehicle:

• Can outrun any standard-issue police car

• 6.4L V8 engine producing 470 lbs.-ft. of torque and 470 horsepower

• Reaching top speeds of 175 MPH

• Aggressive and bold styling with upgraded breaks

• Easy to use 8.4-inch touch screen interface

• Lots of trunk space

As long as the pursuing agency chasing you does not have Dodge Charger, then there seems to be no better heist option. In reality, most people never plan a heist, bust still want a fun, exciting, powerful and reliable performance vehicle they can count on. Here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Dealership in Rochester Hills, MI, we have many performance vehicles for different needs. Keeping stocked with new and used Dodge Chargers, Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep is sure to have one you will like. Stop in now or call (888)435-3039 to test drive one today.