• Bill Posted: 2/21/2011 6:30pm PST

    Fuel economy people, that is what's needed in todays market. A good preforming diesel engine would be a an exceptional addition to any manufactures minivan line. These are available in Eroupe right now, why not in N. America?? Honda's 2011 Odyssey gets 28 EPA on the Hwy, a diesel model should best that number by at least 5 mpg. I'm ready to buy right now, but no one makes a model that is sold in the US. At $3.39 a gallon for gasoline, and you want to drop in a Hemi??? Yah it would be fun for a while, but fuel economy never goes out of style. Let's face it, when it comes to minivans, Dodge is running a distant 3rd, and is near the back of the pack when it comes to handleing. A Hemi powered brick isn't something I would want to haul my family around in. Get back into the hunt, Dodge. Do what you did years ago when you were first to market with the minivan. Be inovative, go diesel... Again, MPG never goes out of style.

  • Gary Posted: 2/15/2011 5:09pm PST

    Immo - the Grand Cherokee only seats 5. The closest thing I've found is the Ford Flex 3.5L Twin-Turbo Ecoboost (0-60 in 6.6 sec). But it doesn't have sliding doors and my wife hates it....

  • Immo Posted: 2/14/2011 7:33am PST

    What about the Jeep GC SRT-8?

  • Greg Posted: 2/11/2011 11:00am PST

    I agree too! I've always said that if they took the minivan, dropped in a hemi and made RWD or AWD and charged around $30-$40k, they'd sell a million of them. I'm not looking for my van to handle on par with a BMW M3, although if they could make it happen, I'm all for it, but to slam the gas and go 0-60 in 6 sec in a minivan would be ideal! I still like what they've done and I'll def look at them because it's the best in terms of minivans out there to date, but it's not the "Man-Van" I was expecting either. Come on Dodge, do us the favor and make fathers all over the world trade in their trucks, suvs, and mustangs for a RWD or AWD HEMI powered minivan. Make it a 6 speed or even DSG, and I'll buy 2! And you could take every piece of leather, sound system, etc to keep the price down because if it's the base model interior that makes it a reality to have a 13 sec 1/4 mile minivan, I'd compromise.

  • suzannekane avatar suzannekane Posted: 2/11/2011 9:39am PST

    @Justan and Tanglewood - Great comments. Maybe Dodge will take notice and, hopefully, do something about it. It's good to know there's interest, but it also looks like Dodge needs to beef up what the R/T has to offer if it wants to have a true "man-van."

  • Tanglewood Posted: 2/11/2011 9:34am PST

    Yes I agree. When I saw the photos of the interior I was thinking "finally someone got a clue on what they're supposed to look like on the inside". The exterior looks nice too.
    I was actually starting to get interested in this thing. But as I started looking through the photos for the R/T V-8 Superbird engine, I had to take my finger off the "Buy-It-Now" button.
    Maybe next year?