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The Beastly (and Limited) Dodge Durango Hellcat

Dodge has unveiled the Durango Hellcat, and it is a beast. Proclaimed as the most powerful SUV ever, the Durango Hellcat is unequivocally one of the most exciting SUVs on the market. According to Tim Kuniskis, head of Fiat Chrysler’s passenger cars division in North America, Dodge is expected to produce fewer than 2,000 of the Durango Hellcat models, which will go into production early 2021. This monster will be a single run only due to emission regulations that begin the following year. 

This high-performance variant features a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi Hellcat V8 engine that boasts 710 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. “We are a full, distilled performance brand,” Kuniskis said, “To do that, it was the perfect time to bring the most powerful versions of all of them. It just kind of made sense to do them all at the same time.” 

The new Hellcat model is part of an updated lineup for the 2021 Durango, which will begin arriving in showrooms this Fall. Changes include exterior styling tweaks and significant upgrades to the interior, including a redesigned driver cockpit and next-generation infotainment system. This mighty SUV will be rare, so don’t dally!

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Is the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody comfortable?

Features in the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

The 2020 Dodge Challenger is a tough car that will not take no for an answer. If you are looking for a fun bold vehicle that will make a statement as you go down the road, this vehicle would certainly be a good option for you. Today, we are going to look at the features in the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody. This is the top trim level that the 2020 Dodge Challenger is available in. Buckle up, you are in for a great ride!

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Dodge, Top-ranked Mass Market Brand by J.D. Power

There has been a recent survey conducted by J.D. Power, that being the 2020 Automotive Performance, and Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. “The APEAL Study measures an owner’s emotional attachment to their new vehicle and in what areas that vehicle may not be delivering on all of the positive experiences that were hoped for. Understanding this is just as valuable to automakers as knowing about quality issues and owner acceptance of new technologies. The goal for automakers is to delight customers on all these dimensions. Some are better than others at doing this,” said Dave Sargent, Vice President of Automotive Quality at J.D. Power.

Now in its 25th year, the study has been redesigned for 2020. It complements the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS)SM and the J.D. Power Tech Experience Index (TXI) StudySM by measuring owners’ emotional attachment and level of excitement with their new vehicle across 37 attributes, ranging from the sense of comfort and luxury they experience when climbing into the driver’s seat to the feeling they get when they step on the accelerator. These attributes are aggregated to compute an overall APEAL index score measured on a 1,000-point scale.

Dodge has received remarkable results in this study.  By being the top-ranked mass market brand, Dodge became the first domestic brand to rank highest in the mass market segment for both APEAL and IQS in the same year. Only Hyundai has previously achieved the feat in the mass market segment, while Genesis, Lexus and Porsche have done so in the luxury segment.

Dodge ranks highest in the mass market segment with a score of 872. Ram (871) ranks second, followed by GMC (857), Ford (853) and MINI (846).

Dodge’s performance lately has been beyond impressive lately, and it seems that the quality will keep on rising. If you want to read the full results of the study, here it is.