With Fiat helmsman Sergio Marchionne at the wheel, things are looking up for Chrysler, with the now-truckless Dodge brand offering up a refreshed Charger, a stronger SRT8 HEMI V-8, and a more luxurious and "sporty" Durango. Today pricing for the rejuvenated Dodge lineup is out, and it looks pretty good.
The 2011 Charger, sporting sleeker new looks and a tweaked trim lineup, gets a slight price rise from 2010's $24,590 base plus $750 delivery fee for the SE to $25,170 plus $825 delivery. The upgrade includes the new Pentastar V-6 in place of the previous 2.7-liter V-6--an upgrade of 105 horsepower and 70 pound-feet of torque. Not bad for a net difference of just $655 including delivery fees. Base prices rise as high as $35,170 for the rear-drive Charger R/T with "Max Package," with all-wheel-drive adding another $2,150 to the price.
The 2011 Challenger likewise sees a price hike from the 2010 SE model's $23,995 base (including delivery) to $25,495. That $1,500 jump is a bit larger than the Charger's, and the power upgrade is smaller with the shift from the previous 3.5-liter V-6: 55 more horsepower and 10 pound-feet of torque. An improved suspension for sportier handling is also packaged into the rise. Stepping up to the 2011 Challenger R/T kicks the base price up to $29,670 excluding delivery, with another $3,000 in options packages available before making the jump to $42,555 for the SRT8 392 model.
Dodge's "three-row performance SUV," the 2011 Durango, starts from $29,195 in rear-wheel-drive Express trim, rising to $41,795 for the range-topping Citadel. All-wheel drive adds an even $2,000 across the Durango lineup. For the price, Dodge delivers 50/50 weight distribution, a 25-percent stiffer unibody than the previous Durango, and an interior that is heavily leveraged from the excellent cabin of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Dodge Brand Announces Pricing for New 2011 Model Line-up: Designed to Pleasantly Surprise Customers
- Six all-new or significantly updated Dodge vehicles to fill dealer showrooms for 2011 model year
- New Dodge vehicles priced competitively with loads of features that deliver a surprising value
- All-new 2011 Dodge Durango has a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $29,195: all-new 2011 Dodge Charger starts at $25,170
Dodge today announced pricing for its new 2011 model year lineup, and with competitive pricing, new powertrains, new driving dynamics and all-new interiors, customers looking for fun-to-drive, fuel-efficient vehicles designed for performance with a nice dose of attitude will also be pleasantly surprised at the tremendous value they’re getting.
“When you walk into a Dodge dealership, you won’t believe your eyes,” said Ralph Gilles, Dodge brand President and CEO, Chrysler Group LLC. “Our Dodge line-up, including the all-new 2011 Dodge Durango and Charger, as well as the Journey, Grand Caravan, Avenger and Challenger, is either totally new or significantly updated. All are loaded with premium standard features. And the icing on the cake: customers will have plenty of room left in the budget to customize with some goodies from Mopar.”
New 2011 Dodge vehicles will start arriving in dealerships in December, just in time for the holidays.
2011 Dodge Durango – A three-row performance SUV
Dodge is putting the ‘sport’ back into the sport utility (SUV) segment with the 2011 Dodge Durango, a three-row design spacious enough to carry the entire crew and performance-tuned to thrill anyone who truly loves to drive. From its sleek exterior design and modern, spacious interior to the 50/50 weight distribution and a unibody structure that is more than 25 percent stiffer than its predecessor; the all-new Durango delivers crossover versatility, SUV capability and unexpected performance a league above its competitive class. Durango is the perfect balance of functional versatility and luxury at an outstanding value.
The starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the all-new 2011 Dodge Durango (Rear-wheel-drive/All-wheel-drive):
Durango Express: $29,195 / $31,195
Durango Crew: $33,195 / $35,195
Durango Crew with CrewLux package: $38,195 / $40,195
Durango Citadel: $41,795 / $43,795
(All prices exclude an $850 destination charge.)
All-new 2011 Dodge Charger – World-class Performance and Precision with an Iconic Soul
With its iconic character, contemporary fastback four-door coupe proportions, world-class performance, craftsmanship and refinement, and state-of-the-art connectivity features, the all-new 2011 Charger is the Dodge brand’s flagship that proudly delivers premium, world-class E-segment sedan precision at an incredible value.
The starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the all-new 2011 Dodge Charger (Rear-wheel-drive/All-wheel-drive):
Charger SE: $25,170
Charger SE (with Rallye Package): $27,420
Charger SE (with Rallye Plus package): $29,170
Charger R/T: $30,170 / $32,320
Charger R/T (with R/T Plus Package): $32,170 / $34,320
Charger R/T (with Road and Track Package): $33,170 / $35,320
Charger R/T (with Max Package): $35,170 / $37,320
(All prices exclude an $825 destination charge.)
2011 Dodge Journey Crosses Over: A Gorgeous New Spirit and a Driver’s Soul
For 2011, Dodge takes what was good with the Dodge Journey and makes it better. The Journey receives a major overhaul with a completely redesigned and retuned suspension, a new V-6 engine and a gorgeous new interior. And that’s not all. Journey also features the latest and greatest in vehicle connectivity and customization with the Chrysler Group’s new PowerNet electrical architecture. Owners will feel like they have the world at their fingertips with the Journey’s available touch-screen command center. In addition, at 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2011 Dodge Journey equipped with the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers a 20 percent boost in power compared with the V-6 engine it replaces. It’s mated to the smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission.
The starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the new 2011 Dodge Journey:
Dodge Journey Express: $22,245
Dodge Journey Mainstreet: $24,245
Dodge Journey Crew: $29,240
Dodge Journey R/T: $28,245
Dodge Journey Lux: $32,740
(All prices exclude $750 destination charge.)
The Originator is Back with an All-new Attitude--The New 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan: New Heart, New Moves, New Soul
The new 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan is a minivan with the driving dynamics of a performance sedan – and a little bit of attitude. Dodge believes that just because a driver needs the versatility of a minivan doesn’t mean that the experience has to be boring. So engineers redesigned and retuned virtually every system in the new Grand Caravan’s suspension. That major suspension overhaul, combined with a new V-6 engine that delivers best-in-class horsepower, gives Grand Caravan drivers a dynamic driving experience that other minivans in the segment just don’t deliver. Get behind the wheel, and enjoy a driving experience once never thought possible in such a functional vehicle.
The starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the new 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan:
Dodge Grand Caravan Express: $24,995
Dodge Grand Caravan Mainstreet: $25,995
Dodge Grand Caravan Crew: $28,695
Dodge Grand Caravan R/T: $30,595
(All prices exclude $835 destination charge.)
An All-new Dynamic for the 2011 Dodge Avenger: A Mid-size Sedan Designed, Engineered for Spirited Performance
In addition to an all-new interior, the Dodge Avenger’s “fun to drive” quotient rises exponentially for 2011 with a significantly upgraded suspension to give drivers agile, confident, handling performance in all driving situations, whether it’s a spirited adventure on twisty roads or an emergency maneuver. A new and improved powertrain lineup contributes to the 2011 Avenger’s driving experience. In addition to the standard re-calibrated 2.4-liter World Engine with an available 6 speed automatic transmission, Avenger customers also can opt for the new Pentastar V-6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that gives customers the best of both worlds – best-in-class 283 horsepower (an increase of 20 percent compared with the engine it replaces) and 29 miles per gallon Highway fuel economy.
The starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the new 2011 Dodge Avenger:
Dodge Avenger Express: $19,245
Dodge Avenger Mainstreet: $21,245
Dodge Avenger Heat: $23,745
Dodge Avenger Lux: $23,545
(All prices exclude $750 destination charge.)
New 2011 Dodge Challenger: Upgraded Performance, Handling, Style and Value
The new 2011 Dodge Challenger delivers more of what muscle-car enthusiasts want — a more powerful and efficient engine lineup, maximum grip with an all-new performance suspension design and even more athletic styling — all executed with quality and precision. The new 2011 Dodge Challenger combines world-class ride, refinement and braking performance with more power and new track-tuned suspensions to deliver a thrilling driving experience. With its all-new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine producing 305 horsepower — 55 more horsepower than the engine it replaces — the new 2011 Dodge Challenger SE is the most powerful, refined and technologically advanced entry-level Challenger ever.
The starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the new 2011 Dodge Challenger:
Dodge Challenger SE: $24,670
Dodge Challenger SE (with “Rallye” package): $26,670
Dodge Challenger R/T: $29,670
Dodge Challenger R/T (with “Plus” package): $31,170
Dodge Challenger R/T (with “Classic” package): $32,970
(All prices exclude $825 destination charge.)
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Delivers New Levels of Performance With Loads More Torque, Horsepower and Maximum Handling
With the introduction of the legendary 392-cubic inch HEMI® V-8 for the street, the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 builds on its original mantra of a rear-wheel-drive coupe that promises a balanced approach between form and function. The new 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 pumps out 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. However, impressive straight-line acceleration is just part of the performance story, as world-class ride and handling, high-performance braking and the latest technology that delivers improved fuel efficiency, results in the newest version of the quickest coupe in the Dodge product lineup.
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392: $42,555
(Price excludes $825 destination charge and any applicable gas guzzler taxes.)