2011 Chicago Auto Show: Sporty R/T Trim Returns On Five Dodge Models

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2011 Dodge R/T lineup
2011 Dodge R/T lineup

2011 Dodge R/T lineup

From minivans to muscle cars, the Dodge brand introduced an entire lineup of new R/T performance models at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show today. These include the Charger, Durango, Challenger, Grand Caravan and Journey models, all of which are now available in sporty R/T trim.

Short for Road & Track, the R/T moniker has been appearing on Dodge models since the 1960s and has traditionally meant a higher level of dynamic capability--something Dodge would like its future customers to recognize.

In addition to exterior design cues and sporty interiors, every Dodge R/T vehicle has unique handling characteristics, high performance engines, special exhaust tuning, sports-tuned suspension and performance tires with high levels of grip.

2011 Dodge Charger R/T and Durango R/T

2011 Dodge Charger R/T and Durango R/T

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Starting with the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T, customers get a V-8 muscle sedan with either rear-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive and a healthy 370 horsepower from its 5.7-liter Hemi V-8.

Pricing for the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T starts at $30,170 (excluding an $825 destination charge).

All-new for 2011 is the Dodge Durango R/T. This performance R/T version of this three-row SUV features a unique suspension tuning, load-leveling rear shocks, performance steering for improved response, a tuned exhaust system, 20 inch wheels and a 360 horsepower 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. The 2011 Dodge Durango R/T model has a starting price of $35,465 (excluding $850 destination).

Next up is the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T, which comes with a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 delivering 376 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque when equipped with a standard six-speed manual or 372 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque when matched with a five-speed automatic. Pricing for this particular model starts at $29,670 (excluding an $825 destination charge).

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T

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For the family man or woman with a little sporting edge, there’s the new 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T, which comes with a host of suspension upgrades and a 283 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine matched to a smooth shifting six-speed automatic transmission.

This model is priced from $30,595 (excluding $835 destination).

2011 Dodge Journey R/T

2011 Dodge Journey R/T

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Finally, there’s the 2011 Dodge Journey R/T. It too comes with the 283 horsepower Pentastar V-6 and six-speed automatic combo, as well as sportier suspension settings and 19 inch wheels shod with performance tires.

It has a starting price of $28,995 (including $750 destination).

The 2011 Dodge R/T range is on sale now.

 
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