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2011 Dodge Journey Preview
2011 Dodge Journey Preview

Going up against the likes of the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4 isn't an easy task. That's why Dodge has significantly upgraded the Journey for the 2011 model year, from powertrain to infotainment and most areas between. The biggest mechanical change to the new Journey is...Read More»

2010 Dodge Charger
Sign Of The Times: Employee-Leased Vehicles Flood Re-Leasing Market

Work for an automaker—or even a supplier, or have a relative who works for an automaker—and you're likely to have gotten some type of 'plan' discount on your last vehicle. But according to those at the lease-trading marketplace LeaseTrader.com, the auto-related layoffs of the past 18...Read More»

2000 Ford Econoline Wagon XL
Rollover Alert: Feds Extend Warning About Large Passenger Vans

Just as the school year is underway, and the busy holiday travel season approaches, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reiterated its advisory for drivers and passengers of 15-passenger vans. These vans, which include long versions of the Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana or...Read More»

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn
2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn: Brooks Brothers, Meet Dunne

It's the most luxurious Chrysler truck ever built, it shares a name with steak we love, and it looks like it's taken a backstage tour through Gretchen Wilson's wardrobe racks. What exactly are we not supposed to love about the Ram Laramie Longhorn ambling down some unnamed dusty trail for 2011?...Read More»

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X
Today at High Gear Media: 2012 Dodge Viper, Paris and Detroit

Five cars are on the endangered list: won't you help them find a home at least, before they're extinct? [TheCarConnection] On the flip side, these five cars are selling so well, you probably won't get any discounts on them. [TheCarConnection] We're telling you know, Bluetooth audio streaming is a...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango
Video: 2011 Dodge Durango Makes Its Debut At Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Last week the new 2011 Dodge Durango made its online debut with pictures and some, but not all, specifications. The media sated, Dodge has moved on to consumers. This past weekend some of the general public had the opportunity to see the new Durango in person, and to learn more about the upcoming...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango
Today at High Gear Media: 2011 Dodge Durango, Sorento SX and Civic

Dodge calls its 2011 Durango a "performance SUV." Does that mean an SRT8 suffix is a-comin'? [MotorAuthority] We've driven the 2011 Kia Sorento SX--the one with the turbo--and it's a big step up. If you're short. It's an SUV, after all. [MotorAuthority] Meanwhile, Kia's recalling the Sorento and...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango prototype, spy photo by Steve Wild
Exclusive Spy Photographs: 2011 Dodge Durango Test Vehicle!

Mobile phones must make test engineers crazy. Here, we give you a couple of exclusive spy shots of the new 2011 Dodge Durango seven-seat crossover. Chrysler hasn't yet officially revealed the 2011 Durango, although it did put up a Durango teaser site that shows specific details of the styling...Read More»

Invisible monkey in Dodge's Year-End Tent Event Sale advertisement
Invisible Monkey II: PETA Defends Dodge, Gets All Up In Our Grille

Ah, the Interwebz. We wrote a little story last Thursday about how Dodge digitally erased the image of a monkey from an end-of-year clearance commercial after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals complained. And it sorta went viral. Tens of thousands of people viewed it, and more than 50...Read More»

Screencap from viral ad for the Dodge Challenger
Video: Dodge Challenger's 'Revolutionary' Campaign Tries To Go Viral

  Chrysler's recent ad campaigns have been pretty hit-or-miss. We've enjoyed the Dodge ads voiced by Michael C. Hall, despite the heat they've taken from PETA. The commercials for the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee were kind of a win, though they could use some judicious editing. On the other hand, the...Read More»

Screencap from Dodge' YouTube channel
Battle Of The Brands: Which American Automakers Bare All On YouTube?

This week at SocialCarNews, we're hosting a little competition. You see, we spend a lot of time debating which automakers do well on the social media front and which, well, don't. But most of those discussions center on specific marketing campaigns, like Suzuki's AllPoints contest, or the...Read More»

2010 Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Escalade A Beacon For Thieves, Says Insurance Data

If you plan to purchase a Cadillac Escalade, Ford F-250 Crew Cab, Infiniti G37, or Dodge Charger Hemi, you might want to check in with your insurance agent first. Why? Because these vehicles have the highest theft rates (from inside, or of the vehicle itself) of any models one to three years old...Read More»

Carefree (and careless) Dodge Ram driver on the highway
Tip: How NOT To Drive Your Truck At 80 MPH

The freeway is like a box of 80-mph chocolates wrapped in sheetmetal: you never know what you're going to get. Today, we get a Dodge Ram 1500 driver cruising down the highway with his foot covering the driver's side mirror, his arm hanging out the window, and clearly very few cares in the world. He...Read More»

Chimp from the 2010 Dodge Tent Event commercial
Today In Advertising: PETA Persuades Dodge To Ditch The Fireworks Chimp

By now, you've probably seen the ad for the Dodge Tent Event: a stream of current Dodge models, all dressed out in black, zipping through a sales lot full of tents, banners, and those wacky inflatable tube people you often see at dealerships. Michael C. Hall (of Six Feet Under and now Dexter fame)...Read More»

2010 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Sahara Angular Front Exterior View
Chrysler Recalls 2010 Dodge Nitro, Ram And 2010 Jeep Liberty, Wrangler

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Chrysler will recall certain 2010 models of the Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Nitro, and Dodge Ram (now known simply as the Ram). According to the official NHTSA bulletin, those vehicles were built with a defective part that could...Read More»

2010 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Wants No Regrets: Return Your New 2010, If You Want

Living without regret: it's something we try to do every day here at TheCarConnection, and Chrysler's been following our lead. Earlier this year, the automaker allowed buyers of its Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans to return their new vehicles within 60 days, if they...Read More»

Bigfoot MLB All-Star Game Silverado
Bigfoot Says Bye Bye Blue Oval, Hello Bowtie

It seems nothing is sacred, not even in the fantastically outlandish world of monster trucks. Bigfoot, the single biggest icon of monster trucking in the world, has changed its Blue Oval in for a new Bowtie--dropping Ford for Chevy after 35 years. While this isn't technically the first time Bigfoot...Read More»

Dodge Caravan R/T concept
Chrysler Brings A 'Man Van' To Take On The Swagger Wagons

Minivans are many things: functional, convenient, and sometimes easy on the eyes. But they don't always inspire pride in their owners, and they don't exactly scream "Master of my Domain" -- particularly when men are behind the wheel. In fact, countless commercials have light of the fact that for...Read More»

Screencap from Dodge Challenger World Cup commercial
Video: Buy A Dodge, Or The Terrorists Win

Last week, Chrysler launched its first ad campaign for a new model since emerging from bankruptcy in 2009. Frankly, we found the spot for the Jeep Grand Cherokee a little confusing, but not as much as this clip for the Dodge Challenger: We've seen a few other Dodge ads in recent weeks -- first that...Read More»