Chrysler Drops Prices On Several 2012 Models

August 17, 2011

When money is tight in the family budget or consumers just want to feel like they’re getting a good deal, the prospect of saving a few hundred dollars or more on 2012 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles may be just the right motivation to lure buyers into the showroom.

That, and Chrysler’s recent No Payments for 90 Days promotion, which we reported earlier.

Here’s the rundown on the reduced-for-2012 pricing from Chrysler:

The 2012 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger mid-size sedans both start at $18,995, a drop of $250 compared to their 2011 counterparts. Destination charge for the two sedans is an additional $750. The price cuts make the 200 and Avenger more affordable than the 2012 Ford Fusion ($20,645), 2011 Chevrolet Malibu ($21,975), 2011 Toyota Camry ($20,195) and 2011 Kia Optima ($19,200).

Looking for an affordable, family-friendly five-passenger crossover? The 2012 Dodge Journey offers an enticing base price of $20,995 on the SE. That’s $1,450 less than last year’s starting price. Destination charge for the Journey is $800. The 2012 Dodge Journey’s starting price is less than competitors such as the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse ($29,370), 2011 Toyota Highlander ($28,090), 2012 Kia Sorento ($23,150) and 2011 Mazda CX-7 ($21,990).

For an even steeper price cut, definitely check out the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. According to sources, this year’s Laredo model starts off at $26,995. Compare that to 2011’s $30,215 and the $3,220 price drop is a tidy bundle to save. Of course, if you want to go to the top-of-the-line Grand Cherokee Overland, it’s a different story. Here, the price goes up by $700 to $39,495 (from $38,795 starting price for the 2011 model).

What about the 2012 Dodge Durango, the counterpart to the Jeep Grand Cherokee? There’s a modest $200 price cut here with a starting price at $28,795.

For more specifics and perspective on the 2012 Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger and Journey price reductions, check out the article in TheCarConnection here. For the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, click on this link.


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