The Perfect Dodge Vehicles For Any Fall Road Trip

October 10th, 2018 by

Who doesn’t love a good family road trip? To some, a family road trip is almost a rite of passage. Especially for us South Floridians, traveling to those states that experience all four seasons is a real treat. In addition to a perfect scenic road trip, the type of vehicle used to travel through these states also makes a huge difference. Whether you’re planning a rugged adventure with your family or a long romantic weekend with your significant other, we’ve got you covered with these two Dodge vehicles that are perfect for any Fall road trip.

2018 Dodge Durango

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Rugged and versatile, yet graceful and classy, the 2018 Dodge Durango is a perfect vehicle choice to enjoy those beautiful leaves that change during the Fall. Available in eight different trim levels, the Dodge Durango lineup is also available with either an eight-speed automatic 850RE transmission or the available option of an eight-speed automatic transmission. Each of the Dodge Durango trims offers towing capabilities, and most come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 24-valve engine with engine start/stop and variable valve timing (VVT) technology, able to generate 260 lb-ft of torque and tow up to 6,200 pounds. The available 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine outputs 360 horsepower and offers a maximum towing capacity of up to 7,400 pounds. For those consumers looking for a bit more power, the Durango SRT is equipped with a 475 horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI engine that generates 470 lb-ft of torque and a best-in-class towing capacity of 8,700 pounds.

The interior cabin of the Dodge Durango can fit up to seven passengers with more than 50 different seating configurations. According to Dodge, the Durango offers an available premium second-row Fold and Tumble captain’s chairs that allow passengers to move from the second to the third row between the chairs. The Durango offers two Uconnect systems – Uconnect 4 and the available Uconnect 4C NAV. The Uconnect 4 features a 7-inch touchscreen and the Uconnect 4C NAV offers an 8.4-inch touchscreen and GPS navigation. Both infotainment systems feature Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Integrated Uconnect Voice Command, Bluetooth Streaming, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

In addition to the impressive infotainment system up front, the backseat also offers some pretty excellent entertainment features. The available class-exclusive Dual-Screen Blu-Ray Entertainment System features a 9-inch display with a high-definition media interface (HDMI), so even during those long road trips, the backseat passengers won’t ever get bored. The 2018 Dodge Durango has an MSRP starting at $29,995 (plus destination fee).

2018 Dodge Challenger

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For those consumers interested in taking a romantic getaway while still making a statement, the 2018 Dodge Challenger lineup offers plenty of interior space and undoubted performance. Comprised of 15 different trim levels (yes, you read that right), there are various performance and interior options available to choose from. There are five engine options available throughout the Challenger lineup, ranging from the base 3.6-liter V6 24-valve Engine, optimized with VVT to the powerful supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 SRT Demon engine. Transmission options include an automatic AutoStick transmission, six-speed manual transmission, and a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. According to Dodge, once consumers hit the streets in a Dodge Challenger, efficiency and power go hand-in-hand. Once the Challenger is equipped with the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, it can deliver up to 30 mpg on the highway with up to 550-miles total driving range.

Throughout the 2018 Dodge Challenger lineup, 16 interior options allow consumers to customize their challenger in just about any style they want. Along with a maximum seating capacity for five-passengers, seating customizations range from heated to ventilated seating, premium Nappa leather sports seats to premium cloth sports seats. The Challengers entertainment features provide the ultimate in-vehicle sound experience, especially with the Apple Music playlist. Passengers can enjoy a never-ending road trip playlist with over 50 million songs on all compatible Apple devices. Additionally, the Challenger offers two Uconnect systems – Uconnect 4 and the available Uconnect 4C NAV. The Uconnect 4 and 4C NAV both feature an 8.4-inch touchscreen in the Challenger model. Both infotainment systems also feature Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Integrated Uconnect Voice Command, Bluetooth Streaming, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Whether you’re planning a family-friendly adventure or a romantic getaway, Dodge has plenty of vehicles with a can-do attitude for your road trip itinerary. Test drive the 2018 Dodge Challenger or the 2018 Dodge Durango at University Dodge today. Located in Davie, FL, you can also visit our website for more information on our entire new car inventory selection today.

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