The Dodge brand is the volume seller for Chrysler, and has the most complete lineup of vehicles. Dodge products range from the compact Caliber to a full complement of trucks. Dodge offers high-performance SRT models of most of its product line.
The new Ram pickup truck holds the key to the Dodge brand's success. With revamped interior and exterior styling, plus a new coil spring rear suspension, the Ram aims to hold its own in an increasingly competitive full-sized truck market. The Ram differentiates itself from other pickups with its signature bold looks, innovative features and the widely recognized Hemi V-8 engine.
After a limited run in 2008, the full lineup of Challenger coupes reaches dealerships this year. The model range includes a V-6 Challenger SE and intermediate V-8 R/T models. Dodge eliminated the slow-selling Dodge Magnum wagon to make production room for the Challenger.
Although the Magnum is gone, Dodge has a new wagon to plug the hole. The Dodge Journey is an all-new crossover vehicle with three rows of seating for up to seven passengers. The Journey is conceptually a wagon version of the Avenger sedan, but rides on a 5-inch longer wheelbase. In the US, the Journey offers a choice of 2.4L four-cylinder, or 3.5L V-6 power. All-wheel-drive is available.
The Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen become Chrysler's first hybrid models. Both models pair the 5.7L Hemi V-8 to the two-mode hybrid system used in General Motors vehicles.
An updated 5.7L Hemi V-8 offers increased horsepower and fuel economy in non-hybrid Durango models and the Charger sedan.