J.D. Power Awards Praise the Resale Value of Multiple FCA Vehicles

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Thinking of buying a pre-owned vehicle? Wondering what new vehicle would run best in a few years? Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is pleased to be acknowledged by J.D. Power with several vehicles receiving the 2018 Resale Value Award, considering the best resale value measured for 24 model-level vehicle segments. The Ram pickup trucks gained the highest resale value in the entire industry, but they weren’t the only FCA brand named.

The Dodge Challenger, Charger and Jeep® Wrangler won in their individual segments for having exceptional resale value. Among the awards won by the four FCA vehicles, the Highest Resale Value Industry-wide award went to the Ram 3500 Heavy Duty, Highest Resale Value Midsize Sporty Car segment was awarded to the Dodge Challenger, the Dodge Charger won the Highest Resale Value Large Car segment award, and the award for the Highest Resale Value Compact SUV segment went to the Jeep Wrangler JK. The process has changed since inception, but we’ll get into all the details and the vehicles that won below.

Overview of the Award Process

J.D. Power has been around since 1968, and J.D. Power helps owners make better-informed choices. In 2018, exactly 244 vehicle models were evaluated during the J.D. Power Resale Value Study, involving a sample of over 650,000 deals with an average of 3,500 data points valued on each vehicle. The award determination method applies pre-owned vehicle wholesale figures that outline how much a dealer purchases a used vehicle for. The prices are then divided by the vehicle’s initial purchase price. These assessments are based on wholesale records from January through June 2018 for vehicles that are three years old – the 2015 model year.

The Rush of the Dodge Challenger Is Incredible

Looking into the latest Dodge Challenger muscle car lineup built by Dodge, and consumers can feel the horsepower of Street Racing Technology (SRT) with their SRT Hellcat vehicles. The newest 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye thrives with a muscular, electric 797 horsepower engine. The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat raises the horsepower yet again this year by producing 717 horsepower, and both Hellcat models obtain a distinct dual-snorkel hood that gives tribute to the most popular Dodge muscle cars, including the 1970 Dart Swinger and 1971 Demon.

For drivers that enjoy the wicked Widebody models, they will find added fender flares, increasing the body width by 3.5 inches, 20 x 11-inch forged wheels, 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires, and larger six-piston Brembo brakes. Consumers can add this appearance package to the SRT Hellcat or R/T Scat Pack. The new Challenger GT rear-wheel-drive model continues its performance capabilities with standard Super Track Pak features, a performance hood, and is powered by the legendary 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 engine.

Eight separate models make up the reconfigured vehicle lineup for 2019 – the SXT, SXT AWD, GT, GT AWD, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Redeye. Various option packages extend upgrades, showcasing new features and supply exhilaration on demand. The Challenger offers a comprehensive range of motor options, including the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 on SXT, SXT AWD, GT and GT AWD models, the superb 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 in the R/T models, the naturally aspirated 392 HEMI V-8 on R/T Scat Pack models, the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 on the SRT Hellcat, and a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI high-output V8 on the SRT Hellcat Redeye. Some serious speed is expected for owners to embrace and enjoy.

Drive the Fastest Dodge Charger Yet

The Dodge Charger has four seats, unlike the Challenger coupe, and is the fastest four-door muscle car produced. Remarkable performance matched with standard V6 efficiency and available all-wheel-drive (AWD) capabilities, the Dodge Charger lineup is produced and masterminded to accommodate the latest in high-performance enjoyment. The Dodge Charger provides optional all-wheel-drive, but rear-wheel-drive (RWD) is standard across the lineup, highlighted by the unrestricted performance-driven powertrains under the hood. The standard being the exceptional 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 on Charger SXT, SXT AWD and GT, the wonderful 5.7-Liter HEMI V8 on R/T models, the striking 392 HEMI V8 on R/T Scat Pack models, and the 707 horsepower 6.2-Liter supercharged HEMI SRT Hellcat V8. Standard on each Dodge Charger model is an eight-speed automatic transmission.

For 2019, Dodge added a fresh Charger SXT AWD model and a new Charger GT RWD performance V6 model. Dodge Charger GT and R/T models get the performance look and feature standards, and receive sleek race-bred chassis upgrades. The Charger SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack feature standard performance upgrades, including Launch Assist and Line Lock; a new performance grille with dual air inlets; new Launch Control switch on R/T Scat Pack; and Torque Reserve and an After-Run Chiller on the SRT Hellcat. It’s clear to see why the Charger received its award. The 2018 Dodge Charger starts at $28,995 MSRP (plus destination fee.)

See The World Through A Jeep Wrangler

Every Jeep® Wrangler provides the most durable and off-road ready drive. Seven decades of 4×4 engineering expertise go into the Wrangler. Starting with the 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 and an all-new 2.0-Liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, drivers can expect great things. The Jeep Wrangler has a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, solid axles, and electronic lockers to make going off-road easier than ever. Buyers gain a six-speed manual transmission in addition to the optional eight-speed automatic. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL begins at $27,945 MSRP (plus destination fee).

Do More With A Ram Heavy-Duty Pickup

Ram Trucks provides America’s longest-lasting pickups on the market today. Simply put, the newest pickups by Ram stand out as a fine choice for pickup truck buyers among the heavy-duty market. For 2018, Ram took innovation to new heights and reached out even further with their three-quarter and one-ton pickups, including a towing capacity of 31,210 pounds, 7,390 pounds of payload, and ability to produce 930 lb.-ft. of torque. Ram Heavy Duty allows further outstanding features and superior ride quality due to five-link coil suspension or available air suspension on 2018 Ram 2500 and a supplemental air bag suspension choice on Ram 3500. The latest 2018 Ram 3500 has towing capabilities up to 12,880 pounds and starts at $34,445 MSRP (plus destination fee.)

Drive J.D. Power Award Winners Today at Miami Lakes Automall

Now is your chance at Miami Lakes Automall. Find out for yourself what it’s like to have the enjoyment of being able to drive off-road in a Jeep Wrangler, enjoy the high-performance of Dodge muscle cars or handle heavy jobs with ease in a new Ram pickup. For any buying, leasing, selling or trade-in offers, our professional staff is equipped to make your customer experience remarkable. We hope you’ll come in to see the lineup or touch up your current vehicle with a service appointment. Even if you didn’t buy with us, we’ll provide you the same great service we do all our customers and take care of your vehicle promptly. And, our service department for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram is open on Sundays!

FCA Wins Multiple Awards

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is proud to stand behind three brands that were just awarded in their various vehicle segments. Jeep, Dodge, and Ram were the brands that earned recognition through Strategic Vision’s 24th annual Total Quality Impact report. The segment winners of the 2018 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA) include the Dodge Durango, Jeep® Renegade and Ram 2500/3500, named best “Mid-Size SUV”, “Entry SUV”, “Heavy-Duty Pickup” respectively. How were these accolades given out? The basis of the research is entirely consumer based and gathered by customers of the vehicles.

How The Feedback Shapes IVAs

Modern automotive research is composed of many components and feedback that are measured by consulting firms like Strategic Vision. The 2018 Total Quality Impact (TQI) report is based on over 155 aspects for each vehicle that receives attention in total. Overall, there were over 44,000 owners of new vehicles spread across all major manufacturers to decide this year’s awards. Survey results show that the Dodge Durango, Ram 2500/3500, and the 2019 Jeep Renegade meet or exceeded all total expectations.

“TQI shows how people feel about their vehicles in their own words, which reveal valuable recommendations for future products. From how customers are advocating about their products, automotive manufacturers can know where the future of the U.S. market is going,” says Chris Chaney, Senior Vice President at Strategic Vision.

TQI focuses not solely on quality but defines their outcomes based on how the perceived quality has influenced drivers on an emotional note. Strategic Vision’s TQI report is based on research from the New Vehicle Experience Study® (NVES). The NVES includes over 44,000 responses from new vehicle buyers after the first 90 days of ownership. During July and December, the results are compiled. It includes the influence of difficulties with the vehicle as well as the drivers’ rational and personal evaluations of quality. No other vehicle has impressive TQI and Strategic Vision like the Dodge Durango.

Dodge Durango

For five of the last six years, the Dodge Durango has been awarded as the winner in the Mid-Size SUV segment. Last year’s 2018 Dodge Durango was recognized for the many configurations and options available to customers. A refined exterior design with the Durango’s standard features like TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, unmatched speed offered with the SRT trim and upgraded appearance helped make this an easy call. How does 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds sound? The available HEMI V8 engine unleashes a remarkable experience for owners of the award-winning Dodge Durango.

Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade is known for unmatched drivability, premier craftsmanship, impressive on-road refinement, and advanced safety and technology features. As customers have known for decades, Jeep enhances a driver’s off-road capabilities are second to none. Drivers can get one or two available 4×4 systems (Active Drive and Active Drive Low) and enjoy the perks of the class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system. With a Jeep vehicle, expect only the best in terms of superior driving technology, with an impressive new 1.3-Liter turbocharged engine in the latest Renegade. Engine stop-start technology helps conserve gas and provide great fuel efficiency.

Ram 2500/3500

The Ram Heavy-Duty pickup segment has dual options for those that want to help their business grow, easily haul heavy items, and provide fantastic luxury at a reasonable price. What more could a vehicle owner hope for? Find America’s longest lasting pickups with up to 31,310 pounds of towing capacity in the Ram 3500. Ram has been able to provide modern technology, like the five-link coil suspension or available air-suspension to make hauling easier than ever before with the Ram 2500. Find out what is possible with a heavy-duty pickup when visiting Miami Lakes Automall.

Miami Lakes Automall Is Ready To Help With All Things Auto

Wondering how you can get your hands on the latest award-winning vehicles? Let our professional staff help you buy, lease, sell or trade-in your vehicle. Our aim is to provide excellent value for you. For those in need of vehicle maintenance or repairs, our valuable service team is helpful and knowledgeable about what steps we can take to improve your current vehicle.

From everything to the latest new vehicles to over 400 pre-owned vehicles that you might not believe are actually pre-owned, Miami Lakes Automall has everything you’d hope for in a dealership. We look forward to providing you that wonderful car buying experience you’ve always wanted.  Stop by for a test drive and we’ll see you soon!

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2019 Dodge R/T Scat Pack Challenger Is Something Special

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Dodge has long been a pioneer of the muscle car, dating back since the late 1960’s. For those who have not driven a muscle car, there’s one fact most people don’t know. They aren’t as expensive to own as some may believe. Muscle cars are also extremely fun and fast, but everyone knows that. For those searching for a new vehicle, for those who want to test out the waters of something exciting, consider a muscle car. A great starting point would be the latest 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack, inspired by the early Dodge muscle cars that preceded it.

Which Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Do I Want?

As far as affordable muscle cars, Dodge is the premier manufacturer for powerful muscle cars at a price point many can absorb. Take into account the price to own the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack is only $40,390 MSRP (plus destination fee). Few vehicles on the road will provide a remarkable engine like the revered 6.4-Liter 392 HEMI V8 engine. Drivers can feel the pulse of 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. The powerful Challenger rides on huge 20-inch 35-series tires, can handle bumpy roads, and provide all the fun that escapes many vehicles in everyday travel. Drivers can opt for the special 1320 package that includes an automatic transmission and begins at $45,980 MSRP (plus destination fee).

Special 1320 R/T Scat Pack Package Available

Behind the wheel of a vehicle like the 1320 R/T Scat Pack will remove any boring commute and transform driving into the most exciting part of the day. Consider the 11.7 second quarter-mile time of the 1320 R/T Scat Pack, hitting a top speed of 115 mph in the process. This is one of the fastest street-legal muscle cars in existence! For those that can’t help, but want even more fun out of the R/T Scat Pack, there’s a widebody model as well.

“The 1320 is intended to be a vehicle that someone can drive to work, but if they’re working on a Saturday they can head over to the drag strip and take it down the track. It’s a special model, a buzz model,” says Steve Beahm, head of passenger car brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and Fiat for FCA North America.

Drivers Can Opt For The R/T Scat Pack Widebody

For those that know they will want to put the pedal to the metal, we recommend the impressive widebody model of the R/T Scat Pack. With the added specialized suspension, upgraded brakes and body enhancements, there’s more for that driver looking to maximize their Dodge experience. The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody includes a longer, wider feel to allow for tighter turns, precise and sharp handling with improved tires and wheels.

If any driver wants to experience an upgraded R/T Scat Pack experience, we know there’s nothing wrong with wanting the best drive possible. The latest Challenger muscle cars carry a powerful and elegant style that has captivated drivers for decades. We invite our guests to see in person the kind of statement muscle cars can make.

Where You Can Find the Latest R/T Scat Pack Today

The latest 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack is ready and waiting for a new home. We want you to have a wonderful customer experience and we’ll deliver just that for you. We value your time and will help with any buying, leasing, selling or trade-in questions you have. Our sales team is here every day to better serve you! Miami Lakes Automall makes it beyond easy for customers to find what they want. From our new vehicles 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 finance team can support

Don’t wait any longer to fix any issues you have with your current vehicles; we have a friendly service team that’s highly trained and capable of handling nearly any job. 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.