2017 Jeep Patriot

Bob Bannerman presents the 2017 Jeep Patriot.  Only Jeep can produce a vehicle which is the perfect blend of rugged adventure and everyday driver. This compact SUV makes a bold statement from the first look with one of the most aggressive stances in its class. The look and feel of the vehicle definitely pay homage to Jeep’s long line of rugged and dependable sport utility vehicles, while not compromising comfort and convenience for the daily commute or family transportation. Capable of being the daily driver or the weekend adventurer, the 2017 Patriot was built to be both.

Daily Driver

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Impeccable safety standards, comfortable seating, incredible fuel economy, and definitive technology make the daily commute a thing of pleasure.  Whether cruising solo, driving the family or running the office carpool, the 2017 patriot steps up to the plate and knocks it out of the park. The 4-cylinder engine boasts a sport utility class impressive 30+ mpg. Touch screen interfacing and wheel mounted controls put entertainment and navigation right at the driver’s fingertips. Comfortable seating for five makes the 2017 Jeep Patriot the perfect size for all but the largest passenger groups.

Weekend Adventure

Rugged build and a Jeep worthy list of standard and available off-road features ensure that the 2017 Jeep Patriot is capable of much more than just the daily commute.  Despite the compact size and impressive fuel efficiency, this sport utility boasts an unbelievable 1000 pound towing capacity and all the off road capability you’d expect from a city driver built with the DNA of a Jeep. Whether taking the boat to the lake, the camper to the mountains or the bikes on the road, this warrior will not disappoint. Don’t need the full seating for five on the weekend adventure? folding down the 60/40 backseat creates an impressive 53+ cubic feet of cargo space – enough to handle all the gear, no matter what the adventure calls for.

Check Out The All New 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has the performance traits necessary to keep you safe, comfortable, and efficient on the road. You and your passengers will look forward to those long trips rather than dreading them. Here at Bob Bannerman, our inventory is stocked with this line of family vans and much more, so stop by today and see what we have to offer.

 

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Performance Features

 

With the all-new Chrysler Pacifica, you’re getting unmatched performance to go along with great fuel economy and a smooth driving experience. The 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine is capable of producing up to 287 horsepower, and you’re getting 28 mpg highway. Chrysler is placing heavy emphasis on innovation and efficiency for their line of family vans, which benefits you and your family at every turn.

 

Special Features to Fit for the Family

 

In the all-new Chrysler Pacifica, you’re getting the best of both worlds when it comes to cargo space and comfort. It comes with 197 cubic feet of cargo space and is capable of seating up to eight passengers. There are foot sensors on the outside of the vehicle that allow you to open doors or the trunk with the swipe or kick of a foot, so you can get into your van easily even when your hands are full. Voice Command, Bluetooth® technology, Hands-Free Calling, and Voice Texting work to keep you and your passengers connected wirelessly at all costs.

 

Keep You and Your Family Safe on the Road

 

One of the most important aspects of any family van is safety. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has the best in safety technology, with its available LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Warning, a 360-degree Surround View Camera, and much more. This van is an IIHS Top Safety Pick + for a reason.

 

Stop by our dealership today and someone from our staff will help you with any questions you have. We’re here to assist you in any way possible.

Why You Should Consider an SUV

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In recent years, one of the biggest trends in car shopping has been to downsize. Many people are considering smaller vehicles to help with the increasing cost of fuel. This doesn’t mean downsizing is for everyone, however. In fact, there are still many reasons why you should consider buying an SUV.

 

Safety

 

Safety is on the mind of most shoppers when it comes to getting a new car. At Bob Bannerman, we’re also concerned with the safety of our customers. The truth is that when you’re looking for one of the safest cars on the market, you don’t have to look much further than the nearest SUV.

 

Gas Mileage

 

Several years ago, SUVs were renowned for poor gas mileage. However, within the last few years, this has changed dramatically. Now, many of the newer models get great gas mileage. You don’t have to sacrifice money at the pump to have a larger vehicle.

 

Towing Capabilities

 

If you can see yourself towing or carrying large amounts of cargo, then an SUV like the 2016 Dodge Durango may be right for you. Whether you travel often or have recreational vehicles to tow, an SUV can help you out immensely.

 

Pets

 

If you’ve ever traveled with pets in a small vehicle, you know how much of a pain it can be. No one wants to have to leave their pets at home, but with a smaller car, you may have to. An SUV offers plenty of room for all of your pets.

 

Higher Seating

 

When you’re in an SUV, you’re seated higher than most cars. This can usually help you to see over traffic and to see any problems that may come your way in advance. In fact, having a higher seat can also help you navigate parking lots a lot better.

 

Although many people have pushed towards smaller vehicles, this isn’t the right choice for everyone. SUVs still have an important place when it comes to getting around.

The 2017 Pacifica Is a Great Family Vehicle

If you are in the market for a new family vehicle, you should consider the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. Available in a regular or hybrid model, this vehicle takes minivan ownership to another level. Simply put, the Pacifica is a great family vehicle. Here are four reasons you should consider using a new Pacifica to transport your family.

 

Great Looks

 

With luxurious finishes and an upscale interior, the Pacifica exudes elegance. While it is available in five trim levels, each of which has slightly different features, most packages come with alloy wheels, LED lights, and heated mirrors. With an upgrade, you get twenty-inch wheels, sunroofs, and an unbelievable sound system. These features give the vehicle a high-end look, helping to destroy the stigma of driving a mini-van.

 

Unparalleled Comfort

 

With available seven-person seating, the 2017 Pacifica has a space for everyone in even large families. Inside, you will find the modern-day luxurious you might expect in only a luxury vehicle. Mini-vans are made for long trips. If you decide to take on in the Pacifica, don’t be surprised if you feel more comfortable in this vehicle than in any other.

 

Excellent Performance

 

With a 3.6 liter V6 engine, the 2017 Pacifica delivers 287 horsepower. If you are looking for acceleration and performance, those engine stats guarantee you will be impressed. If you think that kind of power means you will have to give up fuel economy, you would be wrong. The Pacifica hits 22 mpg, which is roughly standard for mini-vans.

 

Adequate Safety

 

The 2017 Pacifica has the sort of safety features you would expect from a family vehicle. Anti-lock brakes, airbags, and a rearview camera come standard on the vehicle. Even better, for a subscription, you can access the emergency services built into the Pacifica’s Uconnect system.

 

For four incredible reasons, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is a great family vehicle. Bob Bannerman has a wide selection of these models.

 

 

3 Options to Consider When Buying the 2017 Ram 1500

When you are buying a new vehicle, you have to make a lot of decisions. Before you can get to the actual purchase, though, you have to decide on what features you want. For the 2017 Ram 1500, you get a few different options that you need to think about. The choices you make will help to create the truck that you really want. Here is a look at three options you should consider when making your final decisions.

 

  1. Engine

 

The engine is going to be your biggest choice to make. Ram is known for provided amazing power, so no matter what you choose, it’ll be a good choice. However, you should at least be aware of the options you have. The standard equipment is the V6. It’s strong and efficient. However, you also have the V8 to consider, which boosts towing power, or the turbocharged diesel V6, which is surprisingly efficient when compared to others in this class.

 

  1. Packages

 

Depending on how you plan to use your truck, you want to think hard on which package you want. The minimum choice is the Tradesman. The next step up would be the Limited, which offers top of the line features. Lastly, you have the Rebel, which gives you excellent off road capabilities.

 

  1. Configurations

 

Finally, you need to think about what you want when it comes to doors, cab and bed lengths. You have the option of a regular cab with two doors, a full-length four-door crew cab or an extended quad cab with four doors. Do note that the four door options all allow for independent door opening so you don’t have to open the front doors to access the back. Lastly, you have three options in bed lengths starting at the biggest with eight feet, then six feet four inches and finally five feet and seven inches.

 

Make sure once you come to Bob Bannerman that you have a good idea of the different options you want. This will help things move along more quickly and get you out the door with your Ram 1500 faster.

3 Reasons Why I Always Have My New Car Serviced at the Dealer

When buying a new car, there are many factors to consider upon completion of the purchase. Even though I’ve spent weeks finding the right car for my family and even more time negotiating and finalizing the transaction, there’s still more work to be done. I must protect my investment by ensuring that the car is properly maintained through the life of my ownership. Here are some reasons why I always have my cars serviced at the dealership.

 

  1. Top Notch Training

 

Every vehicle make is different. When having my car serviced at the dealership, I know that their technicians are trained specifically in my type of car. This gives me peace of mind in knowing that, should any issues arise with my 2016 Dodge Chrysler 200, the staff at Bob Bannerman will quickly and correctly remedy the issue.

 

  1. Most Updated Information

 

The dealership where I completed my purchase should always be the first to know if my car has any service bulletins or recalls to be addressed. While these repairs shouldn’t cost me any money, they could be very crucial safety issues. It’s important that I maintain an ongoing relationship with the dealership to ensure that I receive all the updated information regarding my new car.

 

  1. Clean Service Record

 

In a few years I may plan to sell my car. If and when I do, I’ll be sure to have the car’s entire service record available for any potential buyer to review. Having the car serviced at one dealership provides a clean, easy to follow to service record. If I happen to lose a written record, the dealership should be able to provide a copy of any service history I may need. Having a reliable, organized service record should help me sell my car faster and for top dollar.

 

Conclusion

 

Having my new car serviced at the dealership provides me with peace of mind in knowing that my car should be serviced by specialized technicians. I also will have confidence in my car’s service record if and when I decide to sell.

The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Makes Family Journeys Safe and Fun

If you are looking for a family vehicle that is versatile, powerful, safe, and roomy, there can be no better choice than the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan. Extremely affordable with a starting price tag of $23,595, the Dodge Grand Caravan is even more popular today than it has been for decades past.

 

One of the most popular features of this model is the stow-and-go seating service. Safe and secure when riders accompany you, the seats easily stow into compartments fitted into the flooring to open up the 143 square feet of room that help make the Grand Caravan one of the most comfortable rides on the road. Whether you are grocery shopping or hauling family treasures across town, the ease of stowing and going will make your journey that much easier.

 

While room is an important factor, no aspect of any vehicle, especially a family one, can be more important than safety. Loaded with safety and security features, this vehicle will provide the safest travel your family has ever known. Staples such as child safety locks and typical air bags are matched with blind spot monitoring, antilock brakes, and supplemental air bags in all rows. These are just a few of the safety increasers, though.

 

With your children and others safely positioned for any ride you might take, there is also a fully fitted entertainment package to keep all your passengers focused for even the longest rides. With a blue-tooth and dvd twin screen combo, you can keep your focus on the road while they remain interested in the stories that unfold before their eyes.

 

Bob Bannerman knows that your family’s safety factors into every decision you make. With your most precious cargo in tow, you value safety above all else. Your new Dodge Grand Caravan will help you to put your hopes for their safety into action every day.

Fiat Chrysler adds Apple’s CarPlay to 2017 Charger, Challenger & 300 models

Through a new Uconnect 4.0 dash interface, Fiat Chrysler is adding three 2017-model vehicles to its lineup supporting Apple’s CarPlay platform: the Chrysler 300, the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger.

Uconnect 4.0 is available on “properly-equipped” models of the three cars, Fiat Chrysler said. The interface revolves an 8.4-inch multi-touch display, and also supports Google’s Android Auto.

The 2017 Charger.

The 2017 Charger.

The unusually large screen space is enabling a persistent menu bar, accessible regardless of which devices are connected. Drivers can jump back and forth from CarPlay to other car controls like radio, air conditioning, and native apps such as navigation.

Later this month Apple is expected to officially release iOS 10, which should bring significant changes to CarPlay. Among these are the ability to hide and rearrange homescreen icons, and the automatic addition of a parking spot in Apple Maps whenever an iPhone is disconnected.

Source: http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/09/01/fiat-chrysler-adds-apples-carplay-to-2017-charger-challenger-300-models

Dodge Kicks off Annual Woodward Dream Cruise with Debut of New 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona

FCA Canada – Dodge Kicks off Annual Woodward Dream Cruise with Debut of New 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona – Two Performance-upgraded Models Infused with Heritage Style
  • New 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona models offer even more performance and heritage-inspired styling to the naturally aspirated Dodge 5.7- and 6.4-litre HEMI® lineup
    • Unique SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack inspired functional performance styling for an even more menacing appearance
    • New cold-air engine induction components unique to Challenger T/A models:
      • SRT Hellcat-inspired driver and passenger side “Air Catcher” headlamps feature unique LED-illuminated “T/A” logos
      • Directed cold-air hood system feeding a modified SRT Hellcat air box on Challenger T/A models
    • Mopar cold-air induction system with conical air filter system included on all Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona models
    • New 2.75-inch electronically controlled active exhaust system on 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 models delivers a signature muscle-car sound
    • Wider, 20 x 9-inch and 20 x 9.5-inch wheels with high-performance Goodyear and Pirelli tires help improve handling on 5.7-litre and 6.4-litre HEMI powered models, respectively
    • Increased stopping power with performance brake linings on 5.7-litre models, while 6.4-litre models add an ultra-high performance Brembo brake system with six-piston front and four-piston rear brake calipers
    • Unique Satin Black exterior graphics and appointments, including available hood pins on Challenger T/A, highlight Dodge brand’s cultivation of its celebrated performance history
    • For the driving enthusiast, performance bolstered seats and Dodge performance steering wheel with available die-cast paddle shifters are included
  • All-new and limited-production Green Go, plus a revised Yellow Jacket hue add to Dodge brand’s High-Impact Paint (HIP) legacy, debuting with Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona
  • Production for 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona models will begin this fall with ordering for Charger Daytona beginning in September and Challenger T/A in October
August 16, 2016, Windsor, Ont. – Dodge believes the golden age of performance cars is now, making this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise the perfect time and place to reintroduce the brand’s two famed, race-bred nameplates — the new 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona — muscle cars that deliver even more performance and precision to the naturally aspirated HEMI® V-8 lineup with unique powertrain induction and exhaust enhancements, chassis upgrades for greater handling and braking, plus functional performance styling appointments inside and out.
“More than 1.5 million enthusiasts are expected to come to Woodward to celebrate classic muscle cars this week, so it’s a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona with new special editions,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “We’ll continue to celebrate the brand’s muscle car performance heritage with another special-edition announcement later this fall.”
The new 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona models are available with the 6.4-litre “392” HEMI V-8 naturally aspirated 485-horsepowerengine, or the 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 with up to 375 horsepower featuring the all-new electronically controlled active performance exhaust system. Production for both Challenger and Charger models will begin this fall with Charger Daytona models available for order in September, followed by Challenger T/A models this October.
New 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A models Initially built for the Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) Trans Am racing series in 1970with only 2,399 ever built, and considered one of the most sought after muscle cars of all time, the new 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A model lineup builds on this legacy with three track-capable models loaded with unique appointments and performance hardware – Challenger T/A, Challenger T/A Plus and the Challenger T/A 392.
Challenger T/A For drivers who want to be a part of the Dodge T/A legacy, the new 2017 Challenger T/A builds on the standard content of the 375-horsepower Challenger R/T model, adding functional performance hardware, which includes the new “Air Catcher” headlamps with LED-illuminated T/A logos; NACA ducted hood now designed to feed a modified SRT Hellcat air box with Mopar conical filter, which optimizes cold air intake through these two signature fresh-air inlets; plus an all-new 2.75-inch electronically controlled active performance exhaust system and 1-inch wider 20 x 9-inch Mopar lightweight forged-aluminum wheels finished in Hyper Black II. Additionally the Super Track Pak is added for a full complement of race-bred chassis upgrades, including a 0.5-inch lowered suspension, high-performance Bilstein shock absorbers, performance brake linings, three-mode electronic stability control (ESC) calibration with “full off,” and high-performance Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. The Tremec six-speed manual is available, while the standard innovative TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission includes Sport mode with paddle shifters, plus FuelSaver Multi-Displacement System (MDS) Technology with four-cylinder mode and interactive Decel Fuel Shut Off (iDFSO).
Heritage-inspired Dodge exterior appointments include a new Satin Black painted hood, and Satin Black front fascia, roof and deck-lid graphic paired to the T/A bodyside stripes; new wheel centre caps featuring the Dodge stripes; “Challenger” script grille badge; Satin Black fuel-filler door with heritage “FUEL” lettering and black deck-lid spoiler with Challenger T/A badge. For an even bolder throwback look to the original 1970 model, factory-installed hood pins are available, along with all-new and limited-production Green Go and Yellow Jacket High-impact Paint (HIP).
Authentic aluminum interior bezels combined with Black and Gloss Black appointments provide Challenger T/A with an athletic cockpit. Premium Black performance seats with signature Houndstooth cloth inserts give the driver and front passenger greater lateral support. The Dodge performance steering wheel features performance contouring, and for added retro style, the 1971-inspired “tic-toc-tach” gauge cluster features Bright White concave faces and Gloss Black details. Premium velour-bound floor mats with embroidered Dodge logo are also included.
Challenger T/A Plus Adding to the Challenger T/A model’s standard equipment, The new 2017 Challenger T/A Plus includes unique heated and ventilated Nappa leather-faced performance seats in Black with Tungsten accent stitching and embroidered “T/A” logo; all-new fourth-generation Uconnect 8.4 system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integrations, faster startup time, enhanced processing power, vivid imagery, plus higher resolution and sharper graphics; Dodge Performance leather-wrapped steering wheel with power tilt-and-telescoping column; six premium speakers and 276-watt digital amplifier.
Expanding on the Super Track Pak’s capability, a shortcut button to the Dodge Performance Pages embedded in the class-exclusive and all-new Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen fourth-generation radio provides visible performance information, such as a programmable shift light indicator, reaction time, 0-100 km/h times, G-force indicator and lap times in the 7-inch full-colour customizable in-cluster display.
Challenger T/A 392 The new Challenger T/A 392 ups-the-ante with its 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque, delivering up to 113 more horsepower and a 65-lb.-ft. leap in torque compared with the 5.7-litre Challenger T/A models — representing more than a 30 percent jump in horsepower and 18 percent jump in torque. The coupe’s best-in-class power enables it to turn 0-100 km/h times in the 4-second range and low 12-second quarter mile times.
Adding to the standard equipment found on the Dodge Challenger T/A, the new 2017 Challenger T/A 392 includes a 6.4-litre (392 cu in) HEMI V-8 engine with 485 horsepower, plus signature “T/A Air Catcher” headlamps and directed cold-air NACA duct hood systems to the more powerful mill; ultra-high performance Brembo six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes with vented rotors, unique front suspension geometry, all-new 20 x 9.5-inch forged aluminum wheels finished in Low Gloss Black, P275/40ZR20 Pirelli three-season performance tires, “392” fender decals, 300-km/h primary speedometer, electronically controlled active performance exhaust system and 220-amp alternator.
New 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona models Created in 1969 as a 501 unit, purpose-built production run for NASCAR, the Charger Daytona set records with its distinct aerodynamic styling and legendary power. The new Charger Daytona models build on this celebrated history by adding more performance to North America’s only four-door muscle sedan, as well as building on the momentum Dodge enthusiasts have built for the limited edition 2006 – 2009, and 2013 models.
Charger Daytona Delivering the most performance in the 5.7-litre Charger lineup, the new 2017 Charger Daytona builds on the Charger R/T model by improving the engine’s intake and exhaust with a Mopar cold-air induction system with conical air filter; plus an all-new electronically controlled 2.75-inch active performance exhaust system with 4-inch round tips. Also included is the Super Track Pak with its performance-tuned, suspension, performance brake linings, three-mode electronic stability control (ESC) calibration with “full off” and high-performance Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. For improved acceleration and speed, Charger Daytona includes a rear differential with a 2.62 axle ratio, plus performance engine and transmission calibration with a high-speed engine controller.
For a menacing look, the new Charger Daytona includes SRT- and R/T Scat Pack-inspired front and rear performance fascias, performance side sills and a one-piece Satin Black performance spoiler. A Satin Black hood graphic with cutout “HEMI” logo highlights the aluminum hood’s NACA duct, while cutout “Daytona” deck-lid to rear-quarter graphics are paired with the Satin Black roof treatment for a bold, heritage-inspired appearance. Completing the athletic styling are wider 20 x 9-inch Mopar lightweight forged-aluminum wheels finished in Hyper Black II, P245/45ZR20 Goodyear all-season performance tires (three-season tires are optional) with the new centre caps that feature the Dodge stripes, plus signature “Daytona” grille badging.
The new Dodge Charger Daytona’s interior is highlighted by unique Black heated and ventilated Nappa leather performance seats with horizontal Alcantara suede plowthroughs with Brazen Gold accent stitching, “Daytona” embroidered seat backs and 12-way power adjust for driver and front passenger. Brazen Gold accent stitching has also been added to the centre console armrest, along with door panels and door panel armrests for even more detail. All-new Carbonite authentic aluminum interior bezels and Gloss Black interior accents are paired to the Dodge performance steering wheel with performance contouring provide an athletic look. Completing the high-level of standard equipment are premium velour-bound floor mats with embroidered Dodge logo, bright performance pedals and “Daytona” instrument panel badge.
Charger Daytona 392
With a best-in-class 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque from its 6.4-litre HEMI powertrain, new air box with directed cold-air induction and Mopar conical air filter, plus a 3.09 final drive with 230 mm limited-slip rear axle, the new 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 delivers 0-100 km/h performance in the 4-second range, plus quarter-mile times in the low 12-second range. In addition to its track-proven HEMI V-8 powertrain, the Charger Daytona 392 builds on the 5.7-litre model’s standard content with ultra-high performance Brembo six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes with vented rotors, wider 20 x 9.5-inch forged aluminum wheels finished in Low Gloss Black, P275/40ZR20 Pirelli all-season performance tires (three-season tires are optional), “392” fender decals, 300-km/h primary speedometer, electronically controlled active performance exhaust system and 220-amp alternator.
High-impact Paint (HIP) legacy continues Adding even more excitement to the new 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona models, all-new and limited-production Green Go, plus a revised Yellow Jacket hue build on Dodge brand’s High-Impact Paint (HIP) legacy. Go Mango and TorRed hues from the exclusive HIP collection are also offered. Also joining the paint lineup for 2017 are Destroyer Grey and Octane Red shades, while Bright White, Redline, Pitch Black, Granite Crystal Metallic, Billet Metallic, Jazz Blue Pearl and Maximum Steel Metallic are also available.

2016 Dodge Charger SXT Review

The Charger has been updated over the years, but what’s always made it good remains

Source: Autoweek

The Dodge Charger is now in its second year of an update that brought a Dart-style front fascia and a number of other new design elements. In fact, every body panel was altered with this update, not just the nose. Overall, the redesign achieved its goal of keeping the Charger fresh for a few more years.

It’s easy to try to dismiss the Charger as a vehicle from another era, when full-size three-box American sedans were the default vehicle of everybody who didn’t own a truck or a hatchback. But the addition of the newest tech and innate convenience features combined with a very modest starting price can still surprise at a time when there are much smaller sedans claiming to be premium that easily surpass the Charger’s sticker price.

Under the hood of the Charger is a 3.6-liter V6 good for 300 hp, with power sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission (that no longer uses the recalled Monostable shifter, by the way). This is the base engine and, even though the Hellcat Charger offers more than double the horsepower count, the performance is more than enough to keep things moving. Acceleration comes without the nose lifting, thanks to all-wheel drive, and nosediving on hard braking is kept in check as well — impressive for something this big.

The Charger’s wide stance would suggest a propensity to lean in the corners but this is something that Dodge engineers have managed to keep a very tight lid on. The Charger stays very well composed in the twisties even if there is a bit of protest from the wide tires, and there is not as much body lean as you’d expect in something this large. That’s perhaps one of the best parts of the chassis; the Charger is nimble enough to perform sudden maneuvers without much drama, which is probably why the police agencies of so many states are fond of it. The fact the platform itself is not exactly new makes this quality all the more impressive, even though the turning radius is not a tidy as it could be.

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The Dodge Charger SXT Premium is equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 producing 300 hp, connected to an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission.
PHOTO BY AUTOWEEK

The interior of the Charger in SXT Premium trim is a spacious and comfortable space in which to spend time, and it makes a good use of the materials in a way that doesn’t bore the eyes. The cabin feels well put together, and despite the abundance of black plastic up front the interior looks and feels reasonably luxurious. A few details like cross-stitching on the seats and center console, as well as the door panels, add an expensive feel to the cabin. There is still plenty of plastic to go around, but it doesn’t feel like the cheap, shiny kind that some other sedans in this price range still serve up from time to time. When it comes to infotainment, the corporate UConnect touchscreen remains one of the more intuitive systems out there with easy-to-read icons and an easy-to-reach surface, and all the controls are easy to decipher.

Overall, the cabin feels well proportioned, it’s easy to climb into and out of, and there’s generous headroom.

With a starting price of $32,990, the Charger offers a lot for the buck, and optioned with the Rallye pack and the AWD Premium Group it arrives right at the $40,000 mark. Much smaller premium sedans have no trouble reaching this price point with a few options added on. I’d keep it closer to the starting price if ordering one, just to stay out of the Chrysler 300’s price range.

— Jay Ramey, associate editor

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The Dodge Charger SXT Premium is equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 producing 300 hp, connected to an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission.
PHOTO BY AUTOWEEK