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Dodge Avenger Discontinued after 2014 Model Year

With automakers constantly updating their lineups and rebuilding vehicles, there is a time when a vehicle is no longer made, and that time has come for a great Dodge vehicle. It is announced that after 2014 we can see the Dodge Avenger discontinued.

Chrysler, as a whole, has decided that they want to start straying away from having “sister” vehicles within different, but connecting, brands. (i.e. Dodge and Chrysler) Now, after having the Dodge Avenger discontinued, the Chrysler 200 will be able to take over as the only midsize sedan.

Dodge Avenger Discontinued
2014 Dodge Avenger

“There is not an Avenger version of the new 200 planned, “ confirms Kathy Graham, product PR manager for the Chrysler Group. “The 2014 MY (model year) Dodge Avenger started production in July, 2013 and is scheduled to end in Q1 2014,” she stated. (article by Stephen Elmer of AutoGuide.com)

Now that the Dodge Avenger will be out of the picture, we can expect to see a rise in other vehicles from the Dodge family, such as the Dodge Dart and Dodge Durango.

Since you are going to be running out of time to get the Dodge Avenger, make sure you stop by Corwin Dodge in Springfield, MO and take one for a test drive. You may just want to go home with the future Dodge Avenger discontinued vehicle.

The Dodge Challenger SRT at the Detroit Auto Show

Dodge Challenger SRT
Dodge Challenger SRT

We love to see the new vehicles that show up at auto shows and events, especially when they are flaunting a bright, suave, attractive color, and that is exactly what the new Dodge Challenger SRT showed up in.

Sporting a beautiful bright purple paint job, the Challenger was featured among Dodge’s other top models at the North American International Auto Show, aka the Detroit Auto Show.

To go with that awesome paint job, the Challenger SRT has a lot of features that are going to blow you away.

2014 Dodge Challenger SRT Features

Dodge Challenger SRT
Dodge Challenger SRT
  • 3.6-Liter five- engine with a five-speed automatic transmission and 27 mpg highway*
  • Available 5.7-Liter V8 engine with a 6-speed manual transmission and up to 375 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • Uconnect® touchscreen with navigation
  • Available Uconnect® Web hotspot
  • Keyless Enter ‘N Go™
  • Best-in-Class cargo capacity
  • Cloth, premium cloth, or leather-trimmed bucket seats

So, as you can plainly see, the new Challenger has a lot more than just a pretty face, but a body and brains to go with it!

This ultimate muscle car is already available at Corwin Dodge in Springfield, MO. So come for a test drive as soon as possible, and see what this vehicle is all about!

*EPA estimated mpg with 3.6L engine and five-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.

Gas Saving Tips You Might Not Have Thought Of

Gas Saving Tips You Might Not Have Thought OfWe all know what owning a car really feels like, “Oh man I have to stop for gas again?!” (Unless of course you have decided to purchase to a hybrid or all-electric vehicle) But this isn’t the way it should have to be. There are many gas saving tips that you know the trick to, but what about some gas saving tips you might not have thought of?

Gas Saving Tips You Might Not Have Thought Of

Lose Some Weight – No, we don’t mean yourself, we mean in your vehicle! When you leave excess weight in your car it makes the engine work hard to move and, in turn, use more gas. Extra weight can be anything such as clothes, sports equipment, or bodies (just kidding!!).

Be Efficient! B-E Efficient! – While that is lame as a cheer, it makes a lot of sense! According to FuelEconomy.Gov, “Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration, and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds and by 5% around town.”

Racks on Racks on Racks – Making your vehicle aerodynamic will help to use less gas. So, on your SUV remove those roof racks and rails in order to help prevent wind resistance.

Catch a Cold – it is known fact that most liquids expand in heat, and the same goes for gasoline. Try to put gas in your car in the morning. That way as the temperature rises throughout the day the gas will expand and then you will save some gas!

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way – There are always other options than driving (depending on how far away you are). Catch a bus, ride a bike, or even walk if you want.

While you may or may not want to take our advice, Corwin Dodge just wants to remind you that gas prices are continuously on the rise, and it is going to become more and more expensive to fill up your tank.

Corwin 100 Years Sales Event at Corwin Dodge

Corwin 100 Years Sales Event

This year marks the 100th anniversary for the Corwin Automotive Group, and they want to share their excitement with everyone. If you come in to one of the dealerships, such as Corwin Dodge, and receive great discounts on new vehicles. Some of our dealerships are even giving away 100 Gallons of Gas and 100 Car Washes.*

Have you been thinking about getting a new car, but didn’t know if you would be getting any deals on one? Well, the deals that are going on now through the end of January will surely help to make your decision!

Corwin 100 Years Sales Event

100 Gallons of Gas – What else can you say except, “WOW! 100 gallons of gas is a lot of gas!” Let’s assume you are getting a vehicle with a 10 gallon tank. That would be 10 free fill-ups! If that vehicle gets, for instance, about an average of 25 mpg, you would get 2,500 miles for free! What a deal!

100 Car Washes – Some people may think: When will I need 100 car washes? Well, car washes aren’t just to make your car shiny and nice looking. They also help to prevent rust, gunk build up, and decay. So you can get a car wash once a month and have a clean, protected car for years!

Discounted APR rates and Leasing – on lots of models you will find discounted leasing rates and APR financing! This will help you to find the right vehicle for the right price and payments!

Don’t miss out on the Corwin 100 Years Sales Event! Stop in at Corwin Dodge today to check out our newest vehicles including the 2014 Dodge Avenger, 2014 Dodge Charger, and the 2014 Ram 1500.

*See dealer for details. Restrictions may apply.

Corwin Dodge Used Car of the Week: 2006 Dodge Charger Sedan

A lot of people hear car dealers and automatically think ‘New Cars,’ but we also carry an extensive lineup of used vehicles as well. The Corwin Dodge Used Car of the Week will highlight one model that we have on our lot as of today, and that is the 2006 Dodge Charger Sedan.

This cherry-red four-door sedan currently has an internet price of $10,987* and that’s a deal for what all comes with it!

Corwin Dodge Used Car of the Week

2006 Dodge Charger Sedan

Corwin Dodge Used Car of the Week: 2006 Dodge Charger Sedan
2006 Dodge Charger Sedan
  • 3.5-Liter V-6 engine with automatic transmission
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Electronic stability control, traction control
  • 60/40 folding rear seats, 9-way power adjustable driver seat
  • Super-clean interior
  • 115,082 miles

Plus, there is so much that you can see when you come for a test drive. Now that you know what all entails with the Corwin Dodge Used Car of the Week, it is time to come see it in person! Stop by our conveniently located dealership on West Sunshine Street in Springfield, MO to go for a test drive. Then come back here and leave a comment letting us know what you think!

*Based on current internet price. Actual price may vary. Contact our dealership for the most up-to-date quote.

Ram 1500 Truck Named Back-to-Back Truck of the Year

Motor Trend magazine is a highly reliable source to find great information on vehicles you are interested in, and advice on which vehicles they like the best. Each year they hold the “of the Year” event that names a vehicle in each segment as the vehicle of the year. This time, there was a first for Motor Trend. They named the Ram 1500 truck as the Truck of the Year for a second year in a row, which is a first for any truck.

A lot of factors go in to considering what vehicle will be placed in the number one spot of the year. First of all a vehicle must be new or significantly changed since the previous model, and it has to rank well in all categories of a truck.

The Ram 1500 added a new EcoDiesel engine to it that provides more energy and more power. This V6 engine provided lots of torque while still keeping great fuel economy. “Not only did [the Ram 1500] withstand our rigorous testing, it thoroughly impressed our judges with its vast array of standard and optional equipment, and most notable, its fuel-efficient, segment-exclusive EcoDiesel V-6. With 420 pound-feet of torque and up to 28 ‘Real MPG’ highway, the EcoDiesel is a true game-changer,” said Motor Trend’s Editor-In-Chief.

Engine features aren’t the only great aspects of the Ram 1500 truck though. Motor Trend also enjoyed its style and towing capability, giving top remarks for these categories.

Getting this ground-breaking truck will really make you appreciate its top-notch EcoDiesel engine and beautiful look. Come see the Ram 1500 trucks on our lot to go for a test drive and see exactly what reviewers are ranting and raving about.

2014 Dodge Dart and Avenger Earn Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safe (IIHS) runs a series of tests on vehicles across the market in order to determine how safe they are. This year the 2014 Dodge Dart and Avenger have earned a Top Safety Pick thanks to their advanced safety technology and build.

Top Safety Pick Plus ratings are not easy to receive. Each vehicle must earn a rating of “good” in four different areas: moderate-overlap frontal crash, side impact, roof strength, and whiplash. “In addition, a 2014 Top Safety Pick must rate ‘acceptable’ or bet in the IIHS’ new small-overlap front crashworthiness evaluation,” says Chrysler Media.

Dodge has been making safe vehicles for a long time, and it shows with its reputation. This marks the sixth time that the Dodge Avenger has been awarded the Top Safety Pick in the mid-size sedan category, and the Dodge Dart has been on the list for compact sedans since it came out in 2012.

Available in the Dodge Dart for safety is a lot of helpful assets including: advanced-airbag technology, ParkView back-up camera, Rear Cross Path detection, and Blind-Spot Monitoring.

2014 Dodge Dart and Avenger vehicles help to provide the kind of safety you are looking for in your next sedan. So, don’t miss out on getting an award-winning car and stop by Corwin Dodge today to go for a test drive. Let us know what you think of them in our comments box!

Dodge Durango and Ron Burgundy Team Up

For a little bit now, the Dodge Durango and Ron Burgundy have teamed up to help promote the newest model year, and it is proving to be very successful. Using witty comments and comparisons, Ron Burgundy is able to advertise the “best” features that the Durango offers, like its glove box.

In all seriousness, using Ron Burgundy as an advertising campaign’s spokesperson has increased Dodge Durango sales by just under 60% (59% to be exact). These commercials have also received more viral attention than most other car markets. On YouTube, the Dodge Durango and Ron Burgundy ads have reached up to seven million views.

Will Ferrell showed up in character as Ron Burgundy for a show on Conan O’Brien where he actually called the Dodge Durango a terrible car (joking of course) and went on to say how it only lasted four feet. He is definitely taking his role to the max, and not sure about you, but we can’t get enough.

Come on in to Corwin Dodge in Springfield, MO and check out the 2014 Dodge Durango to see what you are missing out on and then tell us your favorite feature!

Dodge and Ram Service in Springfield, Missouri

Are you in need of an oil change? Maybe your engine is sounding funny? Well, good news has arrived. Corwin Dodge Ram of Springfield, Missouri offers tremendous Dodge and Ram service. With an educated and experienced staff, you can guarantee your vehicle will get the best service possible.

When you bring your vehicle in for service, you are making sure that it is going to provide maximum performance for a long time. Getting a tune-up, oil change, alignment, brake replacement, and etc. can all help with this overall goal, and at Corwin Dodge Ram, that is what the service department aims for.

So what kind of services do we offer you may ask? Well, there are lots. Just check out what we offer:

Dodge and Ram Service

  • Oil Changes
  • State Inspections
  • Alignments
  • Major Repairs
  • Battery Replacements
  • Brake Replacements
  • Mufflers
  • Windshield Wipers

At the dealership you will also find a parts department that can help with ordering whatever parts you may need.

As it is easy to see, there is a multitude of different ways we can help you, and we want to! Just visit our dealership, contact us, or visit our website to find a time that you can make it in to have your Dodge and Ram service needs taken care of.

Corwin Dodge Ram of Springfield Has a New Blog

Corwin Dodge Ram of Springfield is excited to announce the arrival of their new blog! Here you will be able to find the latest information from Corwin Dodge as well as information for the Dodge and Ram companies in general.

Our new blog will cover topics from Ron Burgundy being the spokesperson for the 2014 Dodge Durango, to contests that are being run, such as the Ram Cave contest, or just what is going on around here, like our Black Friday Specials that are just a couple days away from today!

So if you are looking for a way to escape from everyday blogs, and really want to know about your favorite brands and your favorite dealership, then this is the place for you!

Corwin Dodge Ram of Springfield is proud to host this new blog in efforts to help inform, educate, and entertain you, our customers. If you are looking for more information on vehicles we currently have in stock then just check out our website to find what you are looking for! We carry an extensive lineup of new, used, and pre-owned vehicles including the Dodge Dart, Dodge Durango, and the Ram 1500.

Corwin Dodge Ram of Springfield

1025 W Sunshine St

Springfield, MO 65807

Sales: (888) 697-4214

Service: (888) 875-7484

Parts: (866) 602-3732