Mopar Has a Colorful Approach Towards Making Engines

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Among the many different parts and accessories suppliers, few do things like Mopar. Responsible for making engines for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) vehicles like Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, Mopar has made their name with their high quality products and innovation. At car shows around the world, many owners of these vehicles with genuine Mopar parts proudly show them off. While many car enthusiasts know Mopar for their innovative parts, as high-performance and high horsepower is expected, a large reason for their popularity is a willingness to experiment with different colors for their parts. Mopar has always found ways to stand out from the pack.

Mopar made an impact with their colors in their 1962-1964 Max Wedge engines. Those engines were uniquely crafted with a bright orange. The same orange shade was found in the 1964-65 Race HEMI engines as well as the 413 and 426 Cross Ram truck engines. This color helped earn further recognition for the brand, but they decided to keep mixing up the colors going forward. Mopar introduced a medium blue-green coloring for their big block B/RB engines. The blue-green look carried a long run from 1962 through 1968. Those engines were proceeded by the 1969-71 high performance engines like the popular 340, 383 and 440 engines that returned back to that famous orange color. The 1963 through 1969 Slant 6 truck engines had a bright yellow that stood out surrounding the hood (as pictured above).  

A black paint job became well known in their 2.2-Liter engines from 1981 to the present. The 318 and 360 engines were painted dark black in 1983 and never looked back until Mopar returned to the orange coat with their 707 horsepower 6.2-Liter Hellcrate HEMI engine. What makes Mopar especially fantastic is the horsepower to spare, providing maximum power and legendary craftsmanship. To experience the latest FCA vehicles, we know the perfect place to get a high performance engine that is built to last and looks just as amazing as it performs.

Find the Latest FCA Vehicles All At One Place

Miami Lakes Automall is prepared to help you find the right vehicle for you and your budget. We’ll gladly show off our entire lineup of new vehicles and pre-owned vehicles. Buying, leasing, selling and trade-in offers are apart of what we handle everyday. Let our professional sales team help with your purchase. We look forward to providing  complete service from start to finish.

For any repairs or vehicle maintenance, we hope you make a simple appointment and we’ll do the rest to take care of your vehicle, even if you haven’t made a purchase with us. We hope to see you soon at Miami Lakes Automall! Come stop by for anything automotive, we’ll be happy to help! Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram service department is open 7 days a week for your convenience.

 

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Police Can Now Buy an Armored Hellcat

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For any police officer that has wanted to drive the Batmobile, the closest example of that remarkable, bulletproof car isn’t a dream any longer. Impressive technology that can help save lives of police can be found in the armored Hellcat that’s being made by International Armoring Corporation, a Utah based armoring business that produces high-quality, custom protective solutions. Their bulletproof protection is offered across every platform of vehicle from crossovers, coupes, sedans and vans to SUVs, trucks and hatchbacks; there’s no vehicle they can’t upgrade. What makes this company’s touch on the Hellcat so incredible is the fact their armored protection can stop some serious heavy caliber rounds. These vehicles might become something that is adopted by police forces across the country.

What Kind of Unique Armor?

The Armormax company install the ultimate light-weight ballistic armoring material throughout the vehicles they equip. The armor produced by Armormax is capable of stopping up to B7 ballistic protection levels. Armormax has come up with their own rating system for varying levels of protection.

B4, B5, B6 and B7 are their various levels of armored protection.

  • B4 protection is capable of stopping hand guns,
  • B5 can handle up to AK-47 rounds
  • B6 is capable of high caliber rifle protection.
  • B7 level armor that provides armor piercing protection is a part of the unique armored Hellcat.

Regardless of the velocity of the damage coming, these superior vehicles are prepared to handle incoming fire. The International Armoring Company has safely protected over 8,000 vehicles around the world since 1993. Their protection allows drivers to feel more secure in their vehicle with Armormax, their lightest vehicle armor that has a 100% success rate in protecting their clients. The Joker doesn’t stand a chance against this kind of protection!

How Do They Protect The Windshield?

One spot that would appear to be very vulnerable for any vehicle upon any attack with a weapon would be the windshield. With the use of Lightweight Transparent Armor (LTA), a material used for all the armored glass in all its vehicles, there’s a superior level of protection from oncoming fire. LTA is International Armoring Corporation ballistic glass of choice. They offer their protective glass and armor at multiple facilities in multiple countries, including the United States, and use the highest quality materials to ensure safety and success against all sorts of guns and weapons.

Dodge vehicles, including the wicked fast Hellcat, are highly sought after vehicles. Any police force that is serious about protecting their officers would be wise to add these vehicles into their fleet. For the rest of us, there’s nothing wrong with owning a civilian grade piece of muscle car history. The latest 2019 Dodge Charger and the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat vehicles are available at one place. Who wouldn’t want to drive a SRT Hellcat with the powerful HEMI V8 engine that produces an utterly impressive 707 horsepower?!

Own the Latest 2018 Dodge Hellcat Vehicles

Whether you’re looking for a new 2019 Dodge Charger of your own or the sleek two-door option of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, we have them both at Miami Lakes Automall. Visit us to find, buy, lease or sell your current vehicle. We also accept trade-in offers and can help finance your choice with help from our financing department. We hope you come by for test-drive with us today.

If you need servicing or any repairs on your vehicle, now or in the future, we’ll be here. Even if you didn’t shop with us. With a simple appointment, we can help you out soon. Stop by Miami Lakes Automall for the total experience!

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Then and Now: Dodge Charger Daytona

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The Dodge Charger Daytona is among the most storied muscle cars ever produced. Since the first 1969 Dodge Charger came out, the Dodge Charger Daytona has remained popular over generations thanks to its unique look and immense speed garnered since inception. The first run only lasted an additional model year, but the first two renditions of this popular muscle vehicle are still cherished by car enthusiasts today. The vehicle was reincarnated over 27 years later in 2006 and the popular HEMI engine drove sales for an additional four years, ending its run in 2009. There was a single addition of the Dodge Charger Daytona that came out in 2013. Since 2017, there have been continual models released, most recently, the 2017 Dodge Charger.

The Birth of the Dodge Charger Daytona

After the limited edition 1969 Dodge Charger 500 failed to win after its NASCAR debut, the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was made. Built as a high-performance, limited-edition version of the Dodge Charger, the Daytona was produced in the summer of 1969 with the sole goal of taking first place at high-profile NASCAR events. Not only did the Charger succeed in winning its first race, the inaugural Talladega 500, the Dodge Charger Daytona was the first vehicle in NASCAR history to break the 200 mph mark, on March 24, 1970, at Talladega, Alabama. Quickly becoming known as the “Winged Warrior” Dodge Charger has a strong history of winning. With 11 years of racing during the 1960s and 1970s, the Charger won 124 NASCAR Cup races and took three drivers to five championships. Richard Petty won three of his seven total NASCAR titles behind the wheel of a Dodge Charger.

27 Years Later, the Dodge Charger Daytona Returns

At the 2005 Chicago Auto Show, the 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona was reintroduced. From the reincarnation of the Dodge Charger Daytona in 2006 through it’s run in 2009, the sales and demand for the Charger Daytona were incredible. It came complete with a black honeycomb grille, unique black “Daytona” and “HEMI” decals. In 2007 through 2009, this special Charger rode on 20-inch wheels, raised from the 18-inch wheels the 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona came with. The five-speed automatic transmission paired with a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine that cranks out 340-horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque was the power package of the 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona. This was improved upon later by the 2013 Dodge Charger Daytona.

2013 Dodge Charger Daytona

The debut of the 2013 Dodge Charger Daytona was enhanced and delivered improved performance. The 370-horsepower HEMI V8, rear-wheel drive and iconic design were met with the modern attributes of the Dodge Charger in 2013. The 10-speaker, 552-watt Beats audio system and 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment is still impressive over half a decade later. While Dodge announced they were taking a break from NASCAR, Dodge was still focused on putting out remarkable production muscle cars.

2017: A Return to Form

Dodge Charger fans had two variations to choose from in 2017 when the Dodge Charger Daytona returned to the lineup. The standard Daytona came with the impressive 5.7-Liter HEMI V8, and the Daytona 392 was equipped with a 6.4-Liter V8 HEMI engine. A black spoiler with wide, matte-black stripes stood out with a large black grille and SRT body kit. Available retro colors include Go Mango, Green Go, TorRed and Yellow Jacket. Today, the Daytona is a package option for the Dodge Charger. The Dodge Charger is expected to be in production through the 2021 model year. With a redesign scheduled for 2021, the Charger is set to be reworked and only time will tell if the Daytona namesake is kept. One thing is for sure, if the Daytona is removed, it’ll return at some point in the future.

Where to Drive a Dodge Charger

Miami Lakes Automall is excited to give our customers the chance to drive the Miami Lakes Automall. From our new to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection. We have the newest Dodge Charger vehicles available today. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing team can support you for any buying or leasing needs.

From our professional sales team to our entire staff at Miami Lakes Automall, we welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you.

 

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10,000th Dodge Pursuit Shipped

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10,000th Dodge Officer Protection Package was recently shipped. The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) collaboration with InterMotive, Inc. is a special product built for law enforcement agencies. Enhanced Dodge Durango SUVs and Dodge Charger muscle cars have FCA’s Fleet Safety Group technology added and aid police officers everyday. Let’s go over some of the helpful high tech developed by InterMotive that has enhanced law enforcement safety and some of the perks these special FCA vehicles carry.

Superior Police Vehicles Shipped

Taking a look into the latest Dodge Charger Pursuit police sedan, law enforcement gain the help of InterMotive surveillance mode module technology and the assistance helpful tracking measures that will warn the officers of possible dangers. This is due to the Dodge engineering and FCA’s Fleet Safety Group technology. Combined with the ParkSense rear park assist system and ParkView rear backup camera, any movement behind the vehicle is detected and relayed to the driver.

“The Officer Protection Package is the latest layer of safety to be built into our Charger Pursuit.We knew it was the right thing to do for all the men and women who protect us on a daily basis, and we are gratified to know that over 10,000 of these heroes now have a better chance of avoiding rear ambush occurrences. I’m also pleased to announce that we will continue to offer this package free of charge on our 2019 model-year Dodge Charger Pursuits,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT – FCA North America.

How the System Works

Research and development from FCA debuted this sensitive system in 2018 to detect movement and immediately alert those inside the cruiser of the potential danger. This allows officers to look at anything happening behind the vehicle with the help of the live camera monitor. The live camera view is turned on if the sensors go off. If the sensors are set off, law enforcement can choose to lock all doors, automatically raise the front windows, turn the rear lights on and flash all taillights. This technology provides a few extra seconds for police to assess and react to any situation happening. No longer will law enforcement have to worry about a potential ambush attack, potentially saving lives in the process.

More on the Dodge Charger Pursuit

So what is unique about the new Dodge Charger Pursuit – also known as America’s best-selling police sedan? It’s ready to go with best-in-class 370 horsepower and the amenities and high-performance capabilities of the Charger Pursuit. Not to mention, world-class safety and security is equipped with the no-cost Officer Protection Package, which includes the Uconnect touchscreen on a 12.1-inch display and an integrated law enforcement system with innovative technology that helps improve the safety occupant space. A factory-installed Mopar upfit packages elevates the Dodge Charger Pursuit with the segment’s most advanced all-wheel-drive system for maximum tactical performance, all-weather traction and fuel-efficiency. Law enforcement around the country has embraced the Dodge Charger Pursuit as these special packages has been shipped over 10,000 times.

Why Dodge?

Dodge is the standard for high-performance driving and provides maximum speed and power for not just law enforcement, but customers from every business and industry. The latest 2018 Dodge Durango provides maximum comfort with incredible handling for a large scale SUV. The new 2019 Dodge Charger has never been as capable or fun. High-performance vehicles are luxurious inside and out, deliver heart pounding addereline for owners and make every drive extraordinary. Don’t worry though, the Dodge Durango and Dodge Charger is available for citizens to own.

Find the Right Dodge, For the Right Price

Miami Lakes Automall is prepared to help you find the right vehicle for you and your budget. We’ll gladly show off our entire lineup of new Dodge vehicles and pre-owned Dodge vehicles. Buying, leasing, selling and trade-in offers are apart of what we handle everyday. Let our professional sales team help with your purchase.

For any repairs or vehicle maintenance, we hope you make a simple appointment and we’ll do the rest to take care of your vehicle. We hope to see you soon at Miami Lakes Automall! Come stop by for anything automotive, we’ll be happy to help! Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram service department is open 7 days a week for your convenience.

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Ready. Set. Hellcat Redeye!

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The best thing about driving a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is knowing just how fast and free the feeling is. Inspiration comes from within the dominant, extra quick SRT Hellcat Redeye with its 797 horsepower engine and a ridiculous 203-mph top speed. Drivers are forewarned; this is barely a street legal vehicle and is best suited on a race track. However, that doesn’t have to stop anyone from showing off what a remarkable, beautiful and powerful muscle vehicle can genuinely embody.

Almost Too Sharp To Touch

There’s no denying the sharp design and bold features of the Redeye are attractive. Few vehicles on the road have such an impact upon first sight. The noticeable Hellcat logo is on each side and the twin-snorkel lid hood with the sleek design throughout will draw attention. So will the high-end performance and speed; ever driven a vehicle that cuts through a quarter-mile in only 10.9 seconds? That’s the kind of speed we are talking about.

Both the Hellcat SRT Redeye and SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody generate 707 lb-ft of torque and handle exceptionally well. The SRT Redeye is only available with the eight-speed automatic transmission and comes stock with impressive Brembo brakes that are fully capable of slowing down the high-speed adrenaline drivers are sure to test their Hellcat Redeye with daily.

SRT Hellcat History

In 2014, the first Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was introduced. Back then, the Hellcat hit 707 horsepower and raised the bar for what engine output in a production vehicle could be. Now, just four years later, the bar has been set even higher. The Redeye is not quite as powerful as the 840 horsepower of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon that came out in 2018, but is quite significant with a wicked engine and body that borrows parts from the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon itself. The success of the first Hellcat was immense as Dodge could hardly make enough in time for the customers appetite.

So, what makes the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye special? Unlike the Demon, this vehicle will have a much lower price point at $69,650 MSRP (plus destination fee) and isn’t under any limited production numbers. There’s no doubt this vehicle is sure to be a hit for any one who wants to feel the rush of owning among the best Dodge Challenger SRT muscle cars ever made.

“As it has been common to do over the past 50 years or so in the muscle car world, we took the biggest engine we had available to us and we mated it with the best car we had available to put it in. So this is the marriage of the Demon powertrain to the Hellcat, ” said Kevin Hellman, Dodge’s brand manager for the Challenger

Drive Your Very Own Dodge Challenger SRT Today!

You’ve read about what it feels like to drive one. You’ve seen them on the road passing you by. You don’t have to wait any longer to get your hands on this iconic piece of American made muscle. This fall, switch things up for a change and feel the excitement of the Dodge Challenger. We welcome you to talk to our professional staff that is just as happy to show you the Dodge Challenger as you will be to buy or lease one.

If you’re looking to sell or trade-in your current vehicle, we can help and also assist with financing with the help of our friendly financing team. If you’re in the market for some repairs or maintenance work, even if you didn’t buy with us, make an appointment with our servicing team. Miami Lakes Automall is your one-stop shop for all things automotive related! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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What Makes the Dodge Hellcat Widebody the Must-Have Car of 2018?

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The Dodge Challenger has a rich history that began in the 1950’s back in Detroit, Michigan. All these decades later, the Dodge Challenger is still the muscle car to own today. Dodge enjoys pushing the envelope to what is possible with their 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody. For those looking to brighten up their fall, they can start by calling this special Dodge Challenger their own. The Hellcat Widebody carries the 6.2-Liter supercharged V8 engine and makes other engines seem small and unimpressive by comparison. There’s very few engines in any muscle car that can compete with the the 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque provided by the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody.

Owners will gain a lighting quick quarter-mile time of 10.9 seconds with this amazing muscle car. If that’s not fast enough, check out the 0-60 mph time of only 3.4 seconds hitting 127 mph. This unique speed and high-performance ability is only the start of why the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody is the must-have muscle car in 2018.

The Muscle Car That Will Turn Heads

Stylish, cool and impressive in every way, drivers gain not only a fast car, but a statement maker. Starting off with the large “Devil’s Rim” aluminum wheels taken from the SRT Demon,the Hellcat Widebody provides optional Pirelli P Zero tires that are flexible and perform well on turns and curves on the road. The Hellcat Widebody comes stocked with a six-piston high-performance Brembo brake system for impressive braking. For a little more style, the Hellcat has strong features like a blacked-out rear lip spoiler and includes extended fender flares.

Let Them Hear You Coming

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody doesn’t wait around once a driver touches the gas pedal. This is a muscle car that explodes with its unique 707 horsepower engine that throttles ahead with the power generated sent to the rear wheels by way of the six-speed or optional eight-speed automatic transmission. It may take some getting used to, but with the added help of traction control, driving a Dodge Challenger as impressive as this one is more fun and exhilarating with each drive. Keep in mind, the “Widebody” name was born out of the extended three-and-a-half inches added to the standard Hellcat’s width. Having the extra inches allows drivers to maintain a better grip on turns and makes the Hellcat Widebody appear like its cousin, the SRT Demon.

All the Amenities of a Dodge Hellcat Widebody

Another factor many overlook is just how spacious and lush the interior is. Dodge provides owners with a widespread interior, an oversized and useful trunk space, and lots of room to house the Hellcat V8 engine. Inside the vehicle are standard air-conditioned and heated seats with a dual-zone climate control feature. Not to mention, there’s also a standard 8.4-inch touchscreen that provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with the crisp audio that can only be delivered by an 18-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system. Luxury never looked better with leather bucket seating that includes a new interior seating color option of “Demonic Red Laguna”. Fitting for a vehicle that goes nearly demon fast and looks nicer than just about any vehicle you can find for the price. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody begins at $65,690 MSRP (plus destination fee.) This all combines to create the must-have muscle car of 2018.

Go For the Best Muscle Car In the Dodge Challenger

Now that you’ve read about the power, don’t you want to experience the performance that is awaiting? Come to Miami Lakes Automall to drive away with the latest 2018 Dodge Challenger today. Our professional sales team is friendly and ready to help you with any leasing or buying needs you may have. Feel free to ask us questions about the Dodge Challenger or any of our new Dodge vehicles.

Looking to have work done on your current vehicle? You’ll want to have your vehicle in great shape to deal with the never ending fall rain and tremendous heat. If you’re having issues with your current ride, we can make sure you’re back on the road fast with our experienced service techs. Book an appointment with us, even if you haven’t made a purchase before and we’ll be happy to provide a wonderful customer experience!

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Scat Pack 1390 Makes the Challenger Wicked

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All the features that made the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon unique and special have found their way into new Dodge Challenger vehicles. First, in the upcoming 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, and now Demon parts, like an SRT-tuned suspension and Brembo brakes, will be in the newly announced Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320. One thing is for sure, there’s sure to be more Demon influence on the way. For now, we’d like to get into the latest buzz that comes from the new package announced by Dodge. Dodge made the announcement at the 2018 Mile-High National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Nationals in Denver. Let’s see what all the hype is about with this latest Dodge muscle entry into the Challenger lineup.

Experience the Enjoyment of the Challenger

The fun of owning a Dodge Challenger is knowing you have a vehicle capable of winning on a race track. The R/T Scat Pack receives a special adaptive damping system with a Drag Mode that helps shift weight to the end of the vehicle for stronger traction. Along with the other additions like Launch Mode and bigger tires, drivers can expect to be a winner when driving the Challenger R/T Scat Pack. Racing on a drag strip with this new Challenger package is expected for die-hard owners. In fact, that’s how the R/T Scat Pack 1320 received its very name.

1320 is the exact length of feet in a quarter mile. (A quarter mile is where drivers behind the wheel of a Dodge Challenger will smoke just about any sports car.) The reason why the new Challenger is so fast is thanks to the upgrades added to an already fast muscle vehicle. Best of all, the price of owning the newest Dodge Challenger option is vastly less expensive than the SRT Demon was.

Get Impressive Speed At a Reduced Rate

For the racing enthusiast, the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1390 is a more affordable SRT Demon that will help provide more than an entry-level start to high performance driving. Features like Line Lock to assist in heating up the tires before racing on a drag strip, Transbrake that keeps the transmission output shaft to hold the car stationary while the engine revs for a faster push-off and start, Torque Reserve is what also helps provide a better start, along with the additional Launch Assist and Launch Control to help propel this Challenger like never before. This is all capable thanks to the mandatory 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission installed with the vehicle. All this goes together to make the 1390 Scat Pack faster than the traditional Scat Pack offered by Dodge by 0.3 seconds in a quarter-mile race.

Taking the Challenger R/T Scat Pack, which begins at $38,995 MSRP (plus destination fee), adding $3,995 for the 1320 package with $1,595 for the 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission is all it takes. That price is sure to put a smile on many potential customers faces. Like the SRT Demon, there’s only one seat in the vehicle. To add an additional passenger and rear seats, it costs a $1 for each respective seat. Keep in mind, that will add 114 pounds if added. For those who want to find something less racetrack ready and something more road friendly, we have options that will make you grin all the same at one place.

Find Your Smile at Miami Lakes

All someone has to do to know the difference between a Dodge Challenger and the competition is to test drive one. We hope that you do that with us. We proudly sell the Challenger and have both new 2018 Dodge Challenger models and quality pre-owned Dodge Challenger vehicles. We will help you with any buying, leasing, selling and trade-in offers you have.

If you’re looking for ways to fix up your current vehicle, come in for a check up with an appointment. We’re happy to have our professional sales team take a look and upgrade your vehicle or help with anything from oil changes to tire rotations. We’re happy to help. Come right in for any questions you have, we’re here to make your car buying experience fantastic at Miami Lakes Automall.

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The 2018 Dodge Charger Keeps Receiving Awards with J.D. Power APEAL

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Dodge has earned another award in 2018, this time recognizing the 2018 Dodge Charger for its high quality and performance. After being announced as the winner of Edmunds “Best Retained Value Award”, the Dodge Charger can now add J.D. Power’s Automotive Performance Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study award to its belt as one of the Top Rated Family Cars. Let’s take a closer look at what this award entails and the details of the latest 2018 Dodge Charger.

J.D. Power Award

J.D. Power uses the results of it’s yearly APEAL Study from buyer’s resources to ensure that customers are educated entirely. Those looking for new vehicles hope to have a clear cut idea as to which vehicle is the most value-driven, reliable and attractive option. That’s exactly what owners of the 2018 Dodge Charger have attested to. The survey is sent out to and completed by  buyers and lessees of new models after they’ve owned their vehicle for at least 90 days.

J.D. Power measures vehicle performance, design, safety and features throughout the survey. Customers love the the appeal brought on by significant horsepower, top-notch handling and retained value with owning the Dodge Charger. It’s easy to see why a spacious ride, user-friendly infotainment system, and nine trims to choose from make the 2018 Dodge Charger stand out from the crowd. With an APEAL Power Circle Rating of 4-out-of-5, the Dodge Charger won along with four other vehicles. This is thanks to the high level engineering and aforementioned reliability, sleek look and impressive value.

Looking Into the 2018 Dodge Charger

With a base price of $30,495 MSRP (Plus Destination Fee), the 2018 Dodge Charger SXT is a great choice and a superb muscle car. For owners looking for a little more engine power, the upgraded 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine will do the trick. Drivers experience better performance than the 3.6-liter engine as well as gain improved fuel economy with the built in multi-displacement system (MDS) that helps to conserve fuel. MDS is modern technology that rewards each owner with intelligent engine performance and greater fuel efficiency. With MDS, when an engine is cruising, four-of-the-eight cylinders are turned off to conserve fuel. This is one of the features that helped earn the award from J.D. Power. A total of 370 horsepower and nearly 400 Ib-ft of torque can be generated by the V8 engine that powers the Dodge Charger R/T and Daytona trim. Owners can expect 16 city and 25 highway MPG with either of those trims.

The 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 is equipped with the 392 HEMI SRT V8 engine that produces 485 horsepower and 475 Ib-ft of torque and gets drivers a fuel economy 18 MPG combined. The 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 starts at $51,145 MSRP (Plus Destination Fee) and offers more bang-for-buck horsepower. Not a bad choice for drivers, especially those that want to stand out and drive a muscle car with serious performance.

For drivers that want to own the high-end 2018 Dodge Charger, the SRT Hellcat, they will find an exceptional ride. In fact, owners will be hard pressed to find a faster four-door vehicle. Equipped with the superb supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine, the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat produces 707 horsepower, 650 lb-ft of torque. This SRT Hellcat has a lighting fast record of 0-60 mph time of just 3.4 seconds! The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat costs $66,295 MSRP (Plus Destination Fee).

See What the Dodge Charger Looks Like at Miami Lakes Automall

We wish to welcome you to Miami Lakes Automall, where we make it easy for customers to locate what they want and get the help from our staff to drive any of our new vehicles or pre-owned vehicles. Come test-drive the latest Dodge Charger. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our auto financing team can support you for any buying or leasing needs. Have a vehicle to trade-in or sell? That’s something we can help you with at Miami Lakes Automall, too.

From our professional sales team to our entire friendly staff at Miami Lakes Automall, we welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service department is open seven-days-a-week to better serve you.

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2019 Dodge Durango Revealed For Fall Debut

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Customers looking for a vehicle that fits every personality in the family should go with the three-row SUV 2019 Dodge Durango. This is a vehicle that provides remarkable power and comfort and will put a smile on everyone’s face. With the ninth-generation Durango, the line-up consists of five trims. Those five trims include the SXT, GT, R/T, Citadel and SRT, with many configurations and options available for drivers to choose from. Make no mistake, the 2019 Dodge Durango is a beast with comfort throughout, with monstrous engine options capable of providing more muscle than most expect out of a three-row SUV. Let’s examine what makes the new Durango something special.

Phenomenal Engine Strength

Three powertrain options are available for the 2019 Durango. The standard engine is the powerful 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 engine that gives drivers 293 horsepower. Upgrade to the 5.7-Liter V8 engine for 360 horsepower and for those that want the top-tier performance offered by the Dodge Durango, there’s nothing better than the 475 horsepower in the 6.4-Liter V8 Durango SRT. The 2019 Dodge Durango SRT is part of the Street Racing Technology (SRT) family, which can only mean one thing – lighting quick speed! And despite being so quick and agile, there’s no drop off with better than modest fuel economy. All V6 models have a fuel economy of 18/25 city/highway MPG, a welcomed perk of the Durango, but consumers can get up to 19 city and 26 highway MPG with the rear-wheel-drive option. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel-drive is optional for the 2019 Dodge Durango. Whichever makes more sense for practical reasons, side with that. Drivers don’t have to sacrifice the power for decent gas mileage, though. The V8 engine is standard on the R/T trim, optional for the Citadel, and has an EPA of 14/22 city/highway MPG.

Superior Durango Interior

What’s best of all about the Durango might be all the space owners and passengers will have. With the rear seats down in this three-row SUV, owners will have 43.3 cubic-feet of storage room and owners can count on 85 cubic-feet of total storage space with both the second and third rows folded down. The front seats are firm and supportive, the second room supports great leg room and the individual captain’s chair option for every trim except the SXT is impressive and comfortable.

Quality and comfort are just part of what make the 2019 Durango interior so nice. The available soft leather upholstery for all trims provides a high-end look to this otherwise fierce vehicle. Leather is standard for every trim except the SXT and GT. The muscle look is defined with the GT providing the same style as the SRT with an optional domed hood with functional air extractors. The Citadel trim provides a strong presence of chrome plated detail throughout the vehicle. The SXT and GT have a standard 7-inch touchscreen, while the higher trims have an 8-inch touchscreen.

Towing Strength?

Not every driver will need to tow heavy objects, but for those who need extra power and hauling capabilities, there’s no worries with the 8,700 maximum towing capacity for the 2019 Durango. With the ability to haul more than 4 tons, drivers can get the job done with ease. The Durango SRT is our pick for the most versatile vehicles offered by Dodge. The Durango provides impressive steering and hauling powers to give every driver the option to do some heavy lifting.

Find Your Dodge Durango Today

At Miami Lakes Automall we help to ensure our customers find what they are hoping for. From our friendly sales staff to our dedicated servicing team, we’re ready to make your customer experience phenomenal. If you’re looking for the 2018 Dodge Durango, we have many still left in stock for you to test drive with us until we get the 2019 Dodge Durango in stock, with a starting MSRP of $29,995 (plus destination fee).

Check out all the help our service team provides for our customers. Just know, even if you haven’t shopped with us, we will help you out. Make an appointment and we’ll see you soon!

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Dodge Charger Is the Most Searched Muscle Car

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Ever heard of the Dodge Charger? You know the one. That’s America’s most-searched muscle car according to a new finding by ClassicCars.com. Perhaps the beauty of driving one, the roar of the engine and the years of being an American classic might have led to this honor.

“Nothing truly personifies American car collector’s pride, passion and freedom like a muscle car. They are powerful, beautiful, designed for maximum performance. It makes sense that these cars are searched for so often,” said Roger Falcione, president and chief executive of ClassicCars.com.

Across 30 states, the Dodge Charger was the most researched muscle vehicle from June 2017 to June 2018, according to ClassicCars.com. The Midwest and South were particularly interested in the Dodge Charger, including here in Florida with the 1969 Dodge Charger enjoying the first place finish among searches. The Ford Mustang received quite a number of searches as well; in fact, they tied with Dodge for the top spot overall in a lock. Both Detroit-made, automotive giants of the muscle world have their enduring fanbases for a reason. For Dodge, the powerful and elegant style has captivated an audience since inception in 1964, with the first car being produced in 1966. While the Dodge Charger was originally a two-door muscle car, as they typically are, by 2006, the Dodge Charger became sold as a four-door sedan, returning for the first time since 1987.

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Of course, the early years of the Dodge Charger are what drove most of the top searches. The early years of the Charger brand launched and found mainstream appeal by 1968 with the second generation Charger, the B-body with an undivided grill, rounded tail lights and sharp muscle tone that remains revered today. The appeal hasn’t faded, but has actually strengthened over many years. This is to be expected as the popularity has expanded and compounded with each passing year.

What Changes Are Expected For the Next Dodge Charger?

Returning with a 6.2-Liter supercharger HEMI V8 in the new 2019 Charger Hellcat that now produces 717 horsepower and 656 lb-ft of torque, there’s hardly a performance vehicle out there able to come anywhere close to this amount of power. The added After-Run Chiller helps keep the cooling of the supercharger engine and charge-air cooler after the engine is shut off to help return the engine to normal temperatures faster. These are some of the features from the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon that was first released last year. For drivers that want all-wheel-drive, they can only find that in the base SXT model with a 3.6 Pentastar engine under the hood. The 2019 Dodge Charger will be available later in 2018.

Find Your Latest Dodge Charger With Us

Miami Lakes Automall makes it beyond easy for customers to find what they want and our friendly team is happy to show off our entire lineup. From our new to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection. We have the newest Dodge Charger vehicles available today. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing team can support you for any buying or leasing needs. If you need to sell or trade-in your current vehicle, that’s all possible at Miami Lakes Automall, too.

Our team is ready to help make your summer more fun with these vehicles that provide a remarkable experience. Just visit us for a test-drive to see what you can end up with. From our professional sales team to our entire staff at Miami Lakes Automall, we welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you.

 

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Why Do Sports Cars Only Have Two Doors?

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Sports vehicles attempt to gain an edge when they race, and a vehicle with more weight to haul is simply at a disadvantage. Aside from being lighter with a shorter vehicle length, as well as having less seating for more guests, two seaters are just more convenient. Typically, drivers that go with a two-seat option don’t need the extra room. A fast vehicle owner won’t need the room because they probably won’t be going at very high speeds with anyone else in the vehicle and certainly not with kids in the vehicle. However, for those that drive alone more often than not, that’s where the fun of having a sports or muscle vehicle draws interest.

So, many coupe and muscle cars don’t come with rear seats, but why is that? Simply put, there’s more weight savings with two doors versus four doors typically. Why should a vehicle be held back by extra seats? That’s just unnecessary weight. Equally important, two doors create a more rigid and lightweight structure, and that’s not to discount that the aesthetic look of a muscle vehicle or sports car just look better with two doors. Plus, a smaller vehicle has a better turning radius and helps sharpen and quicken the steering for drivers. This is due to most two-door vehicles having a shorter wheelbase. Two-door sports cars are easier to park and handle overall as well.

How Do Insurance Companies Define Sports Cars

Every insurance company defines a sports car slightly differently, but most of the time, having two doors is the first thing they look at. Engine size, height and weight are other factors that are considered. Two door cars are deemed less safe because they are smaller. Sports cars are also lower to the ground traditionally. From the look of the sports car compared to a sedan vehicle, there’s an obvious difference. Usually the longer look would be found with a sedan, compared to a sport cars car. Sedans might have a broader appeal than coupes or tighter sports cars, but there’s a market that sports and muscle vehicles have.

Muscle and sports cars tap into the excitement that is generated with each start of the engine by the driver. Drivers of smaller vehicles know they can move faster than larger vehicles and this is especially true of the muscle and sports car variety. When considering a vehicle to buy, consider cargo space, trunk room and whether or not you want to have slower or faster vehicle performance. Vehicles like a 2018 Dodge Challenger or 2019 Chevy Corvette are extremely fun and fast to drive. If you haven’t driven one, now is your chance.

Haven’t Tried a Muscle Vehicle Before?

Wondering if you should try a sports vehicle out with a test drive? Check out our wide variety of vehicles, from our latest lineup of new vehicles to our quality pre-owned vehicles. We can help you with financing, for any purchase, buying, leasing or if you need to sell or trade-in your current vehicle; that’s all possible at Miami Lakes Automall. Our friendly team is ready to help make your summer more fun with these vehicles that provide a remarkable experience.

Should you need any work done on your current vehicle, we’ll be able to help you out as well. Even if you have not made a purchase with us in the past, our service center is just an easy appointment away!

From our professional sales team to our entire staff at Miami Lakes Automall, we welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open seven days a week across our sales, service* and parts departments to better serve you!

*Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram service department is open on Sundays from 9am until 3pm.

 

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