Dodge's product offerings run the gamut of consumer’s interest. From
performance and family haulers to work horses and toy haulers, Dodge
certainly has all of its bases covered. The Grand Caravan packs more
features than some people find in their living rooms, and 2010 is the
final year of production for the
Viper. The Challenger receives some performance additions to help take over Dodge’s
performance legacy, while the smallest Dodge, the Caliber, enjoys an
all-new interior in 2010.
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An updated acoustic damping package helps reduce road noise while the optional R/T trim ups the performance quotient. Three available engines provide reasonable fuel economy, but the interior quality and cargo capacity underwhelm this overall solid mid size sedan.
Available transmissions include four-speed or six-speed automatic
17-inch aluminum wheels standard; 18-inch aluminum wheels optional
“Top Safety Pick” from the IIHS.
Gone for 2010 is the performance oriented SRT4 trim, and in is a completely redesigned interior complete with an available cooler in the glove box and all. 60/40 split fold-flat rear seats and an available fold-flat front passenger seat make sure there’s plenty of room for all of your gear, while the new standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine makes sure you arrive efficiently.
Three standard trim packages including SE, SXT, R/T
Available uconnect system integrates gps, music, phone, and even the internet through a Boston Acoustics premium sound system.
Chill zone beverage cooler, removable and rechargeable cargo light, and a 115-volt power outlet are optional accessories to make you the hit of the next tailgate.
What appears to be an 11/10 scale version of the original 1970 Challenger, only with modern technology, the 2010 Challenger hails from the glory days of American muscle cars. New for 2010 is the optional Super Track Pack, delivering modern day performance levels wrapped in a retro package.
New SE Rallye package adds throwback hood and decklid stripes as well as 18-inch wheels with the frugal V6 power plant
Rear seat head and legroom is a best in class 37.4 inches and 32.6 inches respectively
5.7 Liter V8 HEMI engine makes 376 horsepower and 410 foot-pounds of torque
Mix bold muscular styling with the practicality of a large sedan and you end up with the Dodge Charger. Opting for the R/T package boosts performance with a rumbling 5.7 Liter HEMI V8, while the top dog SRT8 features a ground-pounding 425 horsepower 6.2 Liter HEMI V8. The Charger is a very compelling choice for those who desire a large comfortable sedan with attitude and performance to boot.
Available AWD system only uses AWD when necessary, maximizing fuel economy
SRT8 HEMI V8 produces 425 horsepower, 420 foot-pounds of torque
Optional rear-seat Video Entertainment System features a DVD player with 7-inch LCD screen and two sets of wireless headphones
Dodge’s “Compact” pickup truck, the Dakota offers best-in-class interior space and the largest and longest standard cargo bed in its class at 6-feet 6-inches long (with extended cab). Anyone in the market for a truck larger than most compacts but not quite as large as a full size should give the Dakota a good look. Avoid the V6 though, as it’s underpowered and rather inefficient.
Available V8 produces 302 horsepower, 329 foot-pounds of torque
Crew cab offers unique under-seat storage system
Towing capacity of 7,250 pounds when equipped with optional Class IV hitch
Dodge Grand Caravan
With clever innovations such as Stow ‘n go, Swivel ‘n go seating, and a Sirius Backseat TV system to keep passenger boredom astray, the Grand Caravan is the minivan that countless Gen X’ers and Y’ers wish their moms had back in the day.
With Stow ‘n Go seating, the second row seats fold into the floor which negate the need to remove the seats for extra storage space
Cup holders have removable dishwasher safe inserts in case of spills
An available rear cross path system helps drivers back out of parking spots by issuing an audible chime and visible icon on the outside mirrors if oncoming traffic is detected
Dodge’s newest member of the family, the Journey crossover, provides a carlike drive with the raised seating position that consumers have come to expect from crossovers. Available in three trims, the Journey can be equipped with enough features to suit anyone’s er, Journey.
Choice of two transmissions, four-speed automatic, or six-speed automatic with "automanual" shifting
V6 provides 235 horsepower, 232 foot-pounds of torque, 3,500-pound towing capacity
Options include backup camera, power sunroof, rear-seat entertainment with a 9-inch LCD monitor
Based on its trail riding cousin the Jeep Liberty, the Dodge Nitro’s stout boxy exterior punches conventional design in the face. With a 5,000 pound towing capacity, seating for five, and fold-flat front and rear passenger seats, the Nitro’s got utility covered. The SXT, replete with 20 inch wheels, performance suspension and performance tires helps build a case for sport as well.
Base Engine: 3.7-liter V6 with 210 horsepower
Base EPA mpg: 16 city/22 hwy/18 cmb
Competition: Nissan Rogue, GMC Terrain, Ford Escape
Available transmission choices include a four- or five-speed automatic
4.0 Liter V6 produces 260 horsepower, 265 foot-pounds of torque
Options include leather interior, parking assist sensors, power sunroof, GPS navigation
The Ram was completely redesigned for 2009, so changes are minimal. Feautres such as iPod control, 22-inch wheels (available on R/T package) and an increased Gross Combined Weight Rating to 15,500 lbs are new for 2010. With best in class aerodynamics, new Interactive Decel Fuel Shut Off, and a car-like ride, (thanks in part to the coil sprung rear end) the Ram is a comfortable and fuel efficient option for those looking for a large truck, without the typical large truck downfalls.
Base Engine: 3.7-liter V6 with 215 horsepower
Base EPA mpg: 14 city/20 hwy/16 cmb
Competition: Ford F150, Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Tundra
Optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8 produces 390 horsepower and 407 foot-pounds of torque, tows up to an estimated 10,450 pounds.
ABS, stability and traction control standard
Options include leather heated seats, sunroof, two-tone paint, GPS navigation
Available this year in more than 7,600 appearance combinations thanks to the addition of Toxic Orange Pearl Coat and Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, the Viper enters its final year of production. To commemorate its passing, there is a myriad of special edition models, the first of which is the ACR 1:33 edition which pays tribute to the new production car lap record set at Laguna Seca raceway on November 24, 2009. Better grab your Viper fast though, as there are only 500 units being produced in its final year.
Base Engine: 8.4-liter V10 with 600 horsepower
Base EPA mpg: 13 city/22 hwy/16 cmb
Competition: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Nissan GT-R
8.4-liter V10 engine produces 600 horsepower, 560 foot-pounds of torque, 0-60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds.
Stability and traction control are not available. Driving lessons highly recommended
Leather seats standard, featuring two-tone styling
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