Big Awards and News From Dodge and Ram in 2017
Throughout 2017, Dodge and Ram have been very busy winning awards, releasing new models and making their lineup better than ever. University Dodge Ram has the latest news and models.
New Model Debuts
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
Some of the biggest news in the entire auto industry was the introduction of the all-new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The Challenger SRT Demon was released at the New York International Auto Show in April and it is the most powerful factory-produced V8 engine ever.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon produces 840 horsepower, 770 lb-ft of torque and it is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds. Built for the track, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon comes standard with minimum interior features to help keep the vehicle light, but buyers can opt for more features when placing their order.
In addition to the release of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT, Dodge also released two more powerful models, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody and the Dodge Durango SRT.
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Like the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody produces 707 horsepower, but thanks to its wide body design it is actually faster than the non-widebody Challenger SRT Hellcat models. Due to the vehicle’s fender flares, which are about 3.5 inches wider than non-widebody models, the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody is about two seconds faster per lap on a 1.7-mile track and its quarter-mile time is .3 seconds faster than the Challenger SRT Hellcat.
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody models have been available at University Dodge for a few months and they sold fast. We currently have one more 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody available and it the exterior is Pitch Black.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT
The Dodge Durango SRT is an all-new Durango model, the Durango SRT, and it is equipped with a 475-horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine. The Durango SRT is the most powerful and most capable three-row SUV on the market. The Durango SRT accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and it does a quarter-mile time in 12.9 seconds.
University Dodge has a variety of 2018 Dodge Durango SRT models available and they are available to take for a test drive.
2018 Ram Harvest Edition Models
In the fall, Ram released 2018 Ram Harvest Edition models, which are models geared towards people in the agriculture industry. The new models are equipped with new features and they are available in two new colors. The two new colors include a red option and a blue option, and they are both identical colors of agricultural equipment manufactured by subsidiaries of CNH International.
2017 Ram and Dodge Awards
Ram trucks sales in 2017 were some of the highest of all FCA brands and Ram also had a significantly improved overall rating in the 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. This year Ram improved by 28 points in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Ranking and that score made Ram the fourth best brand in this year’s study.
This year the Dodge Durango and the Dodge Charger earned top scores in Strategic Vision’s 23rd Annual Total Quality Impact Study. The Dodge Charger earned the top spot in the full-size car segment for the third year in four years, and the Dodge Durango earned the top spot in the mid-size SUV segment for the fourth time in the last five years.
The Dodge Durango and the Dodge Charger came close to winning top spots in the J.D. Power 2017 APEAL study as they both place second in their segments, and the Dodge Challenger was ranked highest in the midsize sport car segment for the fifth time in the last seven years.