The new and refreshed Dodge lineup continues to resonate with customers and objective third-parties alike!
A "Best Buy" rating signifies that avehicle is ranked at the top of its class and is strongly approved by the editors. "Best Buy" vehicles represent the finest balance of attributes and price within their classes and they are the best choice for most consumers.
2012 Dodge Journey
2012 Dodge Charger
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
Durango named a "Recommended Pick"|
feature vehicles that, though not ranked at the very top of their category, are still worth strong consideration by consumers for their unique combination of attributes and value.
2012 Dodge Durango
Consumer Guide Automotive, the leading publisher of
authoritative, objective new and used car reviews for more than 45
years, has announced the recipients of its 2012Best Buy and Recommended
Awards. This exclusive list includes the 2012 Dodge Charger!
A Best Buy rating signifies that a vehicle is ranked at the top of its class and is strongly approved by the editors. "Best Buy" vehicles represent the finest balance of attributes and price within their classes, and they are the best choices for most consumers.
Edmunds.com issues the award each year to a vehicle that sets the standard for intuitive, practical and affordable automotive technology that enhances safety and convenience for drivers and passengers.
The Dodge Charger won for its cutting-edge -- but intuitive -- UConnect Touch infotainment user interface, its reliable Bluetooth hands-free and voice-recognition features, and its innovative active safety technology.
"The Dodge Charger embodies some of the most modern technology available in a car today, and it's available in a vehicle that's within the budget of average consumers," said Doug Newcomb, Senior Technology Editor at Edmunds.com. Charger also features top safety technology such as blind-spot and rear cross-path detection, SmartBeam auto adjust headlamps, rain sensing wipers, and more!
Selecting from hundreds of vehicles Winding Road reviews each year, its "Best Car of the Year Awards" seek out and honor the best driver's vehicles, across every level of size, form and functionality. The highly involved selection process not only leverages the opinions of Winding Road's seasoned staff of test drivers, but uses the Winding Road Involvement Index to quantify the always-elusive "fun to drive factor." Winding Road summarized its selection of Charger this way, "If you need a big sedan with luxury accouterments, but want something with attitude, performance, value, good looks, and comfort, then look no further than the Dodge Charger, our Everyman Sedan of the year."
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Auburn Hills, Mich. , Feb 8, 2012 - Jeep® Wrangler and Grand Cherokee ? the pillars of the Jeep brand ? continue to earn accolades from opinion-leading media outlets. The vehicles recently captured four more awards:
"We're delighted that the Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee have received this recognition from these influential, opinion-leading media organizations," said Mike Manley, President and CEO ? Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "These awards are especially meaningful because they focus on the customer. The MotorWeek award is specifically chosen from the buyers' point of view, while the awards from Kelley Blue Book and Kiplinger's focus on value for the customer ? which Jeep vehicles consistently deliver."
In January, Jeep brand vehicle sales rose 37 percent (versus industry rise of 12 percent), with Grand Cherokee sales rising 40 percent and Wrangler sales rising 23 percent. In 2011, Jeep brand vehicle sales increased 44 percent (versus an industry increase of 11 percent), with Grand Cherokee sales increasing 51 percent and Wrangler sales increasing 30 percent.
These four new awards for Jeep vehicles are in addition to the following recognition received by the Jeep brand and its vehicles so far in 2012:
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers premium on-road performance while maintaining the Jeep brand's legendary four-wheel-drive, torque-on-demand two-speed transfer case and towing capability. It offers improved fuel economy (up to 23 miles per gallon), a driving range of more than 550 miles, superb on-road ride and handling, a world-class interior cabin, more than 50 safety and security features, and a variety of advanced technology features.
Contributing to Grand Cherokee's class-leading capability is the combination of Jeep's Quadra-Lift™ air suspension system and the Jeep Selec-Terrain™ traction control system that lets customers choose the 4x4 setting for the optimum driving experience on all terrains.
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available with three 4x4 systems, and with either V-6 or V-8 powertrains.
2012 Jeep Wrangler
Jeep Wrangler ? the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world ? becomes even more capable both on- and off-road for 2012, courtesy of an all-new, more fuel efficient and more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine, and a new automatic transmission ? both of which it shares with the award-winning Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Chrysler Group's 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine ? winner of the prestigious Ward's 10 Best Engines award ? delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, while delivering up to 21 miles per gallon highway in the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The improvement, when compared to the previous 3.8-liter V-6 engine, is 40 percent in horsepower and 10 percent in torque.
2012 Jeep Wrangler interior highlights include a recently redesigned instrument panel and storage areas with improved ergonomics and upgraded materials. A lockable console and upgraded door armrest areas boast comfortable touch points, while a redesigned center stack is easier to reach and operate. Heated, power mirrors are available, and drivers and passengers enjoy enhanced visibility courtesy of large rear windows.
Built on more than 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.
The Jeep vehicle lineup includes Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models are sold outside North America ? and all are available in right-hand drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.