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Separate Key Fob Unlocks 707 Horsepower in 2015 Dodge Challenger

The all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT will feature Dodge’s most powerful V8 ever, making it both the most powerful Challenger ever built and the most powerful muscle car ever.

Under the hood, the 2015 Challenger will boast a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat engine, cranking out 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.

It’s the first factory supercharged HEMI and Dodge’s first application of V8 supercharger technology. Such is its power that Dodge has taken upon itself to offer buyers not one but two standard key fobs—one red and one black.

The black fob is benign enough. When used to start the engine, it will be reduced to a “mild” 500 horsepower output. When the red fob is used, the Challenger SRT’s full horsepower and torque potential is unlocked.

We’re not sure if making two fobs to separate the 500 and 707 horsepower experiences was necessary, but we imagine it will lend itself to quite a bit of fun—like when pressing a big red button to make something incredible happen. Just bust out your red key fob and hear the engine roar in response.

Find the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT at Corwin Dodge later this year and check out the muscle for yourself.

2014 Dodge Challenger Earned a Best Retained Value Award

Reliability and dependability are common buzzwords that are used to describe items that last a long time. In the automotive world, though, they mean something a little more than just a description. Those factors can help lead to awards, and from there can lead to high sales. For instance, the 2014 Dodge Challenger earned a Best Retained Value Award from Edmunds.com, which shows how dependable and reliable it is.

2014 Dodge Challenger earned a Best Retained Value Award

When the 2014 Dodge Challenger earned a Best Retained Value Award, it meant a lot of things. It meant that customers who purchase this midsize/large coupe, the segment in which it won the award, are extremely satisfied and the resale value is high. That is exactly what Dodge and the Chrysler Brand strive for with each of its American-made vehicles.

If you are interested in the 2014 Challenger, then come to Corwin Dodge where we can hook you up with the award-winning vehicle. You won’t be disappointed with what it comes with.

“Dodge Challenger combines world-class ride, refinement and braking performance with more power and a track-tuned suspension to deliver a thrilling driving experience,” said a Dodge news release. “With its award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine producing 305 horsepower and an impressive 25 mpg highway, the Dodge Challenger is the most powerful, refined and technologically advanced entry-level Challenger ever.”

Car Cooling Tips to Help Beat the Heat this Summer

Summer is quickly approaching and we want to make sure that you know how to keep your car interior cool, and in turn help to prevent you from being comfortable. Follow some of our easy car cooling tips in order to keep your interior cool this season.

Car Cooling Tips
The sun is going to be glaring down on your car, make sure you try to keep the interior cool.

Car Cooling Tips

Park in the shade. Direct sunlight to your car can heat up the inside very quickly. In fact, with an hour it can rise up to 50 degrees hotter than what it was originally. Shade helps to protect from those extreme heats. Tinted windows also do the same thing in terms of blocking out some of the sun’s heat.

Cover your windows. We have seen the people in parking lots who put up blockers in the windshield and never really thought twice about it. Well, it is time to join their side. Blocking the sunlight from getting in can help to keep the temperature lower.

Vent out the interior. Leaving windows cracked can help to allow airflow in the car, leading to a cooler interior. Or you can follow one of the car cooling tips that we think is terrific; get a battery powered mini-fan and have it point outside the crack in your window. That will help to circulate the hot air out.

Buy a car with cloth seated interior. Leather sits tend to absorb heat more than cloth seats. When looking at purchasing a new car, take that fact into consideration if you live in a hotter area, or if you hate hot seats that badly!

Park in your garage. Yes, we know that right now it is cluttered with old boxes, tools, and maybe even some stuff that you aren’t sure what it is. Take the time to clean it out, and then you can park your vehicle in there any help keep it cool!

Good news is that Corwin Dodge carries a wide variety of new vehicles that come with cloth seats, or tinted windows, or whatever else you may be looking for! Stop in today to see what all we have to offer including the Dodge Dart, Charger, and Challenger, all offered at excellent prices!

Dodge Lineup Big Changes Coming In the Future

Hopefully by now you have heard the big news about the Fiat Chrysler 5-Year plan because there are some great things happening to the brand. Included in the plan are some Dodge lineup big changes like refreshes, new models, and vehicles being discontinued, but don’t worry, we are here to give you all that information.

Dodge Lineup Big Changes

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Dodge will be focusing on SRT, so we can expect to see a lot more of this coming to auto shows!

Overall Dodge will be putting a lot of their attention on bringing SRT back into the brand.

2014 – Charger and Challenger refreshes, but it’s not all good news. We are saying goodbye to the Dodge Avenger so that the Chrysler 200 can get more focus.

2015 – Nothing too big here with Charger SRT and Viper refreshments.

2016 – Intro of the all-new Dart and Dart SRT, all-new Journey, and the death of the beloved Grand Caravan.

2017 – The new Journey SRT debuts accompanied by a Durango refresh

2018 – Two new vehicles will emerge from the lineup, a new B-segment sedan and a hatchback along with the all-new Charger, Charger SRT, Challenger, and Challenger SRT.

As you can clearly see, the Dodge lineup big changes include some awesome new vehicles and new designs that will surely blow our minds. For now, though, we are currently carrying new Dodge and Ram models that can quench you thirst until the new ones arrive!

Dodge Bringing New Models of Charger and Challenger to NY

The Dodge brand has long given us some of our favorite muscle cars, with aggressive curves, edgy design, and thunderously loud performance—and performance numbers. Now, they’re bringing new models of both the Charger and Challenger to NY for its International Auto Show. Both of these cars will be 2015 models, and they’ll help ring in the 100th anniversary of the Dodge brand coming up this summer.

The Dodge Challenger will be all new this year, a 2015 model that is “inspired by the classic Dodge Challenger” and “features a new powertrain combination that is sure to get enthusiasts ‘abuzz,’” a Dodge press release hints cryptically. The Charger may not be fully redesigned, but it will get a revamped exterior for the new model. Adding to its already existing muscle car design will just be the cherry on our sundae.

Here at Corwin Dodge, we’re just as anxious as all of you to see the unveiled final versions of these awesome Dodge cars, and luckily for all of us, we won’t have to be in New York to see Dodge bring the Charger and Challenger to NY. Simply go to www.dodge.com or hit up the Livestream webcast on April 17, at 11:30 am Eastern time, to see the unveiling live.

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.