Dodge Hornet — Historic name for new compact crossover

By Casey Williams

(September 10, 2023) It dominated NASCAR, boogied through the ‘70s, starred in countless movies, and is now enjoying a trip from Italy dressed as a boisterous American tourist.  No, this isn’t an A-list actor from classic Hollywood, though “Doc Hudson” Hornet in Pixar’s “Cars” was voiced by Paul Newman.  Hornet reappeared on fenders in the ‘70s after Hudson merged with Nash to form AMC and on a 2006 concept car.  Now, it’s on the tailgate of the stingin’ little 2023 Dodge Hornet crossover.

Dodge Challenger Shakedown Special Edition

End of an era — Last Call
Special Edition Challenger

By Jim Prueter

Dodge Charger Widebody — Say farewell to the iconic Charger

By Jim Prueter

(January 10, 2023) When Dodge first launched the Charger back in 1966 it was a fastback version of the midsize Coronet as a four-seat two-door receiving a tepid reception with sales not what Dodge expected. The second-generation Charger with more aggressive styling with its recessed grille and flying buttress roofline and recessed rear window captured the buying public’s attention with sales nearly 100,000 units. It also greeted the arrival of the now famous Charger Daytona with its massive rear wing and aerodynamic front nose cone and qualifying NASCAR credentials. 

Dodge Hellcats — Modern muscle cars

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(March 28, 2021) The Dodge Hellcat lineup is incredible — incredibly fast, incredibly fun, incredibly expensive. We applaud Dodge for keeping the Detroit-style last-century muscle car segment very alive and very well. For 2021, Dodge and Ram have four clear choices for massive performance — a sports coupe (Challenger), a large sedan (Charger), a three-row SUV (Durango), and a full-sized Ram pickup.

2021 Dodge Hellcat Redeye

PHOENIX — Last year, we tested the bargain-priced Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Plus, equipped with a 485-horsepower, 6.4-liter V-8 SRT 392 Hemi, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. That Charger was overshadowed by the attention-getting headlines of its more powerful big brother, the 707-horsepower Charger Hellcat.
Now for 2021, it’s no surprise that Dodge once again released a better and more powerful SRT version of its high-performing Charger.

Dodge Charger Hellcat — Over-the-top performance

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody may be one of the craziest family vehicles on the planet. But it's easy to like crazy when there's a monstrous 707-horsepower 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 engine under the hood that can turn a family cruiser into a tire-smokin' dragstrip animal or a two-ton winding-road juggernaut.

2018 Challenger Widebody

PHOENIX — Since Dodge reintroduced the Challenger for the 2008 model year, both the Mustang and Camaro muscle cars have undergone complete refreshes. Further, Camaro is expecting another update for 2019. By contrast, the Challenger has basically remained unchanged for the past 11 years, except for one minor mid-cycle refresh back in 2015. Still, sales keep climbing and thus far in 2018, it is outselling the three-year-old Camaro.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT

PHOENIX — Dodge is the last automotive brand that has remained committed to building true muscle cars. Some will argue that Chevrolet has the Camaro and Corvette, and Ford the Mustang, but nobody does high-performance better or on a wider scale than Dodge. Dodge already does Challengers with up to 840-horsepower with its human-hauling rocket sled Demon, and 707-horsepower Hellcats in a choice of either a Challenger coupe or a four-door Dodge Charger, that’s popular as a cop car.

Dodge Challenger T/A — More performance from Dodge

By David Finkelstein

It seems that with every new version of the Dodge Challenge we're seeing an undeniable pattern of sought-after performance cars being cultivated. A great example would be the new 2017 Challenger T/A Sports Coupe. The version I had “seat time” with was equipped with their standard 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine producing 375-horsepower. It came with Dodge's all-new electronically controlled active performance "throaty" exhaust system.

Dodge Durango — Perfect Route 66 companion

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

We first met the 2016 Dodge Durango Limited "Brass Monkey" edition on a warm June morning in downtown Chicago. It was to be our transportation from the inner city for nearly 2,500 miles to Santa Monica, Calif. — the modern-day station wagon — traveling the famous "Main Street of America" Route 66 like so many millions before us; many of whom made the trek westward to the Pacific in their mid-century station wagons.