Dodge Durango and Journey Rock March Sales

Dodge’s March sales were able to reach great heights thanks to the Dodge Durango and Journey, two great staples in the Dodge lineup.

When it comes to March sales, Dodge’s poster child last month was no doubt the Durango, which posted its best March sales since 2005, perhaps still riding the wave of the extremely popular Ron Burgundy commercials. With sales up 22 percent compared to March 2013, the Durango succeeded in extending its streak of year-over-year sales gain to 17 months.

The Dodge Journey also showed great performance, with sales up 25 percent for the mid-size crossover’s best sales month ever. With enough room to comfortably seat up to seven and an award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 to carry them, the Journey is one of the most versatile and reliable mid-size crossover on the market.

In addition to the Dodge Durango and Journey, the Grand Caravan and Charger enjoyed significant success, with the former’s sales up 27 percent in March—the largest year-over-year percentage sales gain of any Chrysler Group vehicle that month—and with the latter’s sales up 15 percent, marking the Charger’s best March since 2007.

Looking for a new car this spring and wanting to get in on the action? Why not try the car marked with the bullseye? Find all of these great Dodge vehicle including the Dodge Durango and Journey at Corwin Dodge!

Dodge Durango Fuel Economy Improves in 2014

There’s really no areas in which the Dodge Durango isn’t vastly improved for 2014, including the Dodge Durango fuel economy numbers. With a 24 mpg rating on highway and 17 mpg in the city, the Durango posts high-class numbers for a seven passenger SUV. But, take it from us here at Corwin Dodge, the new Durango is impressive for many more reasons as well.

2014 Dodge Durango Fuel Economy Improved
Get behind the wheel of the 2014 Dodge Durango to experience its improved fuel economy.
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Let’s start with the powertrain options—Dodge offers a 3.6L Pentastar engine, a six-cylinder beast, standard on the Durango. The engine revs up to 290 horsepower and makes use of an eight-speed automatic transmission to keep a good grip on the roads while maxing out its power. However, you can feel free to upgrade to a 5.7L engine, a real behemoth that delivers huge numbers and huge loads of performance.

One of our favorite features of the 2014 Durango is the spacious interior. (And, no, despite how Ron Burgundy may try to pitch the Durango, we’re not talking about the glove compartment’s gum-holding potential.) Many vehicles can claim to seat up to seven people comfortably, but few follow through on that claim as completely as the Durango. From its aggressive exterior to its spacious interior to its balance of power and efficiency, the Durango is the perfect SUV for your whole family.

Dodge Challenger Resale Value Ranks in Top 10

Dodge Challenger Resale Value
The 2014 Dodge Challenger resale value is ranked among the top ten according to KBB.com.
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One important aspect of overall affordability doesn’t have to do with how much your car costs. It has to do with how much you can sell it for later. Last year Kelly Blue Book released the 2014 Best Resale Value Awards Top 10 and the Dodge Challenger resale value came in at number 10. There is one dealership that couldn’t agree more with this decision, and that is Corwin Dodge in Springfield, MO.

Each year KBB gives us the best resale value vehicles in each segment, but then they get even better with the best overall, limiting the winners down to 10, instead of more than 20. Not only do the top 10 beat out the other winners, but they beat out hundreds of other models competing for this award.

The Dodge Challenger resale value is predicted to be high for multiple reasons, but a main one is appeal. It takes the old muscle car look that we saw in the ‘60s and ‘70s and combines it with new-age features and safety. Along with the beautiful look drivers and passengers can find a comfortable interior with tech-savvy parts and features.

While right now we are looking the Dodge Challenger resale value, taking the 2014 Dodge Challenger for a spin will also help you to make your decision. With its performance and smooth handling, there won’t be any looking back except to see the cars you are passing.

Dodge Chargers Recalled for Headlights – Chrysler Recall

Chrysler has recently announced that there will be 49,000 Dodge Chargers recalled for headlights that need fixed. These headlights need replaced because of a faulty connector that could overheat and knock out low-beam headlights.

 

Dodge Chargers Recalled for Headlights
2012 Dodge Charger

Dodge Chargers recalled for headlights include the 2011 and 2012 models that are equipped with halogen headlamps. Luckily, this kind of recall is an easy fix. Just take it to your local dealer and they will replace the headlight wiring, bulbs, and assemblies.

Of the 49,000 Chargers being recalled here is a breakdown of where they are:

–          43,450 in the United States

–          2,850 in Canada

–          375 in Mexico

–          2,700 in countries outside of North America

CBS Detroit had this to say in there article about the recall, “Canadian safety regulators say the problem could compromise driver visibility and lead to a crash. But Chrysler says it knows of no crashes or injuries. The problem is similar to one that led to a 2012 recall of Charger police cars.”

So, if you have a 2011 or 2012 Dodge Charger, then make sure you bring it in to see what needs to or does not need to be fixed. You wouldn’t want that headlight to go out when you are driving somewhere!

2014 Dodge Dart Technology is like No Other

What exactly is so special about the 2014 Dodge Dart technology? Well, on the interior you are going to find a lot of high-tech features perfect for your inner geek.

2014 Dodge Dart Technology Features*

2014 Dodge Dart Technology
2014 Dodge Dart

–          8.4-inch Uconnect® touch screen, AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system, one year SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, navigation

–          Full-color customizable dash, digital gauges, vehicle diagnostics, custom speedometers

–          Uconnect® Voice Command with Bluetooth® phone

–          506-watt Alpine® sound system, nine speakers, one subwoofer

–          WiFi by Mopar® mobile hotspot, internet range of 100 feet

–          Keyless Enter ‘N Go™ – unlock and start without a key

Just look at all there is to offer in the small and affordable Dart. The experience behind the wheel with this much technology will blow your mind. All the features combined make the 2014 Dodge Dart technology one of the most tech advanced cars on the market.

Come in to Corwin Dodge for a test drive today. Once you take this for a quick dart around town, you probably won’t want to turn around. As Dodge says, “Your inner geek will high-five you awkwardly.” – Dodge.com

*Not all features available on all trims. Features available by model and optional packages. Please see dealer for more information.

Oil Changes in Springfield MO at Corwin Dodge

Oil Changes in Springfield MOBlood is essential in our bodies. We all know this. It helps to circulate throughout our body in order to send information and keep us alive. Well, oil has a much similar affect on engines, like the one in your new Dodge Dart. So you need to make sure that you get an oil change when it is time, and where is there a better place for oil changes in Springfield MO then at Corwin Dodge Ram? Nowhere, that’s where.

The oil in your engine helps to lubricate all the metal pieces that make it up. Without that the metal would grind together, heating up, and then eventually weld together causing an engine seize.

Now, getting an oil change is a lot more cost efficient than having to fix an entire engine, especially with great discounts on service. An average oil change costs around $35-40, but fixing your engine could cost upwards of $3,000.

Corwin Dodge offers a well-educated and well-experienced Service Staff that is perfectly capable of handling any oil changes in Springfield MO. With our staff you will find you get an exceptional and friendly experience as well as exceptional service. We also offer great discounts on varying services to make your experience even better. Stop by today to get exactly what you need.

Dodge Joined the Most Innovative Companies List

Dodge Joined the Most Innovative Companies ListRecently Fast Company announced that Dodge joined the most innovative companies list accompanied by such brand monsters like Google and Amazon.

Fast Company’s 2014 ‘World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies’ list acknowledges those who brilliantly advertise and market for their company. It also names these companies for their sales increases throughout the year because of these innovations.

“Dodge’s late-2013 spokesman was all bluster: It was Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell’s prancing idiot from Anchorman 2, whose TV ads lifted Durango sales 59% last October.” (Fast Company’s 50 List)

One part that really stood out to Fast Company was that on Conan one night, Ron Burgundy appeared and as a joke said that he didn’t know what the big deal was and that the Dodge Durango wasn’t all that great. So, what did Dodge do? They thought it was hilarious and stuck by it! It was well-played and innovatively successful.

During 2013 Dodge also hopped on the Fast & Furious vibe with their newest movie as well Defiance on the SyFy channel. With all their innovative ideas, it is easy to see what got them to the number 11 spot on the list.

Stop by Corwin Dodge today to witness just what helped when Dodge joined the Most Innovative Companies List.

Chicago Auto Show Dodge Lineup Impresses

Chicago Auto Show Dodge Lineup
Chicago Auto Show Dodge Lineup
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The who’s who of automotive companies come to the nation’s largest auto show with lots of preparation and anxiousness to show off the latest models they have. The Chicago Auto Show Dodge lineup was one such example, and it really impressed the public.

Among the multiple vehicles featured in the Chicago Auto Show Dodge lineup there were some that, like always, stuck out. The Dodge Challenger, our modern-day flashback of muscle machinery, showed up in a deep two-tone deep red and black paint job showing off ifs power and style.

Dodge Viper SRT - Chicago Auto Show Dodge Lineup
Dodge Viper SRT
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Dodge also featured the Charger that can now get up to an EPA estimated 31 mpg*. Its bright orange paint job mixed with sleek lines and a rounded body really displayed its beautiful features.

Then, there was the 2014 Dodge Viper SRT which was a really eye catcher with its lime green paint job and, well, you know how good looking a Viper is.

Overall the Chicago Auto Show Dodge Lineup was impressive and well-received. They even debuted the new Dodge Journey Crossroad, which is a more SUV-like Journey.

Knowing now what kind of a punch Dodge packs in its lineup, come see them for yourself. Check out a Dodge Challenger, Charger or Viper SRT at Corwin Dodge.

*EPA estimated mpg. Actual mileage will vary based on driving conditions and habits.

Black Pickup Trucks Make Men More Appealing, Survey Says

Just imagine your favorite Family Feud host, whether it is Richard Dawson, Louie Anderson, Steve Harvey, or someone else, and have him saying this, “We surveyed 100 people and put the top five answers on the board. The question is: Tell me the kind of car that makes men more attractive.” Would you be surprised that the number one answer is black pickup trucks? It certainly makes sense to us!

According to Insure.com 32% of women find black pickup trucks as the “sexiest” car a man can drive, with sports cars behind it at 27%. So, we want to help you attract that lovely woman you notice in your office, or the attractive mom you pull up next to at a stop light, with a Ram truck from Corwin Dodge in Springfield, MO.

Ram 1500 - Black Pickup Trucks
Ram 1500

We get it. Black paint jobs make a car look clean and sleek, and there is nothing better than a big ole manly truck. Just speculating here, but it seems like women want to see the rugged, country guy more than the stock broker from New York. Sorry guys.

They want black pickup trucks? We’ve got ‘em! Come check out a Ram 1500 Laramie or a Ram 1500 Tradesman/Express at Corwin Dodge Ram today!

So what should you do right now? “Survey Says…get a black pickup truck!”

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.

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