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Dodge Challenger Has Its Best Year Ever In 2018

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The latest craze in the automotive industry has been a change in the landscape of popularity. More evidence has grown and shown that cars are just not as popular as before. Someone tell Dodge that. The latest evidence of this is the Dodge Challenger raised its sales in 2018. With 66,716 vehicles sold was up three percent and a record for the Dodge Challenger. Of course, the Dodge brand has been able to create fast, luxurious and fun to drive SUVs as well and they were their biggest hit in 2018 for Dodge. Let’s share all the fantastic perks customers can find in the 2019 Dodge vehicle lineup and how well they did over the course of 2018.

Dodge Has Great Variety In The SUV Market

Truth be told, Dodge had their biggest sales with their Dodge Grand Caravan. The Dodge Grand Caravan sold 151,927 vehicles in 2018, followed in popularity by the Dodge Journey and Dodge Durango, selling 94,096 and 65,947 vehicles respectively. Crossovers and SUVs accounted for 47.1% of new-vehicle registrations in the third quarter of 2018, up four percent the same quarter in 2017.

Their SUV catalog is popular and commands a presence with the mid-size SUV 2019 Dodge Caravan allowing for drivers to embrace its strength of up to 3,600 pounds of towing capacity and respectable 25 highway mpg. One trait that has attracted buyers is the low starting price of the base model, SE, at only $26,650 MSRP (plus destination fee).  

The slightly smaller Dodge Journey also carries the same highway MPG, while the largest SUV among the Dodge vehicles, the Durango, provides owners with 26 highway MPG and the highest towing capacity at an available 8,700 pounds thanks to the strong SRT 6.2-Liter V8 engine. The 2019 Dodge Durango begins at $29,995 MSRP (plus destination fee) for the base SXT model. The 2019 Dodge Journey, the smallest SUV of the Dodge lineup begins at $23,495 MSRP (plus destination fee) for the base model, SE trim.

How Dodge Muscle Cars Faired In 2018

Sedans accounted for 23.8% of new-vehicle registrations in the third quarter, down from 27% in 2017. In the third quarter of 2014, just four years prior, sedans accounted for 35.1% of registrations.The Dodge Charger, their flagship muscle car and also a sedan, sold 80,226 vehicles.The 2019 Dodge Charger boasts up to 30 highway MPG and sustains its popularity thanks to its wonderful high-performance drive that customers enjoy, quality and embedded power in the American fabric of great muscle cars. The 2019 Dodge Challenger, which is popular, but not as popular as the Charger, still increased in sales over 2017 and exceeded expectations by many in the industry thanks to the impressive top-tier models selling well. In fact, the Dodge Challenger was the only muscle car of the major muscle car brands (including the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro) to post year-over-year growth.

The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and other Hellcat models were quite stunning in terms of high-performance abilities on the road, but also for their performance in terms of sales. Drivers must have fallen for the remarkable speed provided by the powertrain that cranks out 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will continue to make these fine muscle vehicles into the future. A major refresh will mean at least around five more years of producing these popular muscle cars. We can’t blame them!

Drive New Dodge With Us Today

Come in for a test-drive on our latest Dodge vehicles. We welcome you Miami Lakes Automall. We will help with all purchases, including buying, leasing, and selling. We also do trade-in offers. Even if you didn’t buy with us, we can assist if there are current repair or maintenance needs on your vehicle. Just make a simple appointment and let us handle the rest when you drop off your vehicle. We look forward to making your automotive dreams come true in 2019.

 

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The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Gets SRT Demon Components

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Redeye Miami Lakes Automall

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Few vehicles are built like the incredible all-new 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. With a world-class, supercharged 6.2-Liter V8 engine that provides owners with a remarkable 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque, that’s just the start of what makes this vehicle so impressive. Of course, part of the reason the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is so remarkable is due to many of the same components built for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. While the Dodge SRT Demon was capable of giving owners 840 horsepower when using high octane fuel, the parts that made the Demon such a powerhouse are now found in the newest SRT (Street Racing Technology) Dodge Challenger.

Last year, the stunning SRT Demon’s stock only included a small number, 3,330 vehicles, to be exact. Of course, the all-new 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is not limited by a restrained run. Thankfully, there’s a lot of people that will be able to comfortably find and drive the all-new 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye.  

Meet the Newest Dodge Challenger, the SRT Hellcat Redeye  

The SRT Redeye is the highest trim available from the Hellcat, but that trim uses a 2.4-Liter supercharger for the Demon’s 2.7-Liter unit, and it hits 14.5 psi of boost—versus the 11.6 psi of the standard Hellcat — and the Demon as well. The standard Hellcat’s 6,200 rpm redline is raised to equal the Demon’s 6,500 rpm redline, and two dual-stage fuel pumps from the Demon help maintain the Hellcat Redeye’s appetite for premium 93 octane. This is part of what customers should expect from one of the world’s best high-performance muscle cars.

The SRT Demon also provided many firsts for a muscle car and some of those remarkable parts carried over to the new 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye including a 41-spline half shafts (yields a 20 percent improvement in torque capacity) and high-strength steel prop shafts, netting a 15 percent gain in torque capacity. What helps thrust the Dodge Demon to begin quickly from the line is also available with the SRT Hellcat Redeye; Launch Control, Launch Assist, Line Lock, and Torque Reserve. There’s also the Power Chiller and After-Run Chiller to help cool things down at the drag strip.

The Hellcat Redeye arrives standard with a high stall torque converter, helping add 18 percent extra torque and 11 percent quicker stall speed. The Redeye’s 2.62:1 final drive ratio is similar to the Demon’s 3.09:1 final drive ratio. The pricing variance is noteworthy as the 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye is priced at $71,350 MSRP (plus destination fee), which is far less than the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s original $86,090 sticker price. Not a bad thing to have just about the same vehicle for a vastly discounted amount. (Thanks Dodge and FCA!)

Variations Between Both Vehicles

While the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is able to blow away most of the competition it will ever face for a quarter-mile time (just 10.8 seconds) While the Demon claimed a striking 9.65-second quarter-mile time, the Redeye is stunning with a mark of 131 mph in the same span, barely 9 mph slower than the SRT Demon.

There’s a few other differences between the Hellcat Redeye and the SRT Demon? The 18-inch Demon wheels covered in 315/40 drag radials have not been continued to the SRT Hellcat Redeye, but rather replaced with two sets of sporty 20-inch wheels including 305/35 tires. The distinguished weight-shifting suspension mode is not present on the Hellcat Redeye. The smaller, thinner 14.2-inch front brakes for track duty aren’t continued as the Hellcat Redeye carries 15.4-inch stoppers from Brembo up front. These changes aren’t enough to persuade anyone from not getting the Hellcat Redeye, but are worth noting. Any customer that has had their eyes on the latest 2019 Dodge Challenger line-up will know there’s nothing quite like the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye available today.

Drive the Latest Dodge Vehicles Today

For a chance to drive the latest Dodge vehicles, don’t hesitate to see us at Miami Lakes Automall. We take pride in offering the newest Dodge vehicles and a large pre-owned variety that will make all customers pleased.

We can help with buying, leasing or selling needs of our customers. Consider us a one-stop shop (that also includes vehicle maintenance and repairs). Visit even if you didn’t buy from us and allow our friendly service team to help out. 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. Visit Miami Lakes Automall today!

 

Miami Lakes Automall Brembo Hybrid Brakes

New Brembo Hybrid Brake Pads Embody SRT Performance

Miami Lakes Automall Brembo Hybrid Brakes

A little while back, we discussed the high performance braking systems installed into high performance vehicles. Specifically, we discussed the braking systems designed by Brembo and how they help keep vehicles like the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon in check. Now that we’re in 2018, concepts and news about 2019 vehicles are already underway, and there’s already talk about the new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette and the type of braking systems being developed to not only increase its performance but also the control the driver has, on and off the track.

The Importance of a High Performance Braking System

Having good brakes on an automotive vehicle is obvious. Not only does a driver need to be able to bring a vehicle to a stop, but some situations require them to do so quickly, such as when a child runs out into the streets or an abrupt halt in traffic. Yes, some of that comes down to being able to maneuver the vehicle around obstacles, but it’s much easier to move around, say, a pothole, when travelling 15 mph versus 60 mph.

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Miami Lakes Auto Traffic Tips

Traffic Tips for the Recent Bad Traffic

Miami Lakes Auto Traffic Tips

Since Hurricane Irma’s disruptive visit in early September, many Floridians are still dealing with a loss of power, internet, or needing to boil water, and our hearts go out to you. Our hearts also go out to all of the drivers in South Florida, because since Hurricane Irma damaged traffic lights, traffic signs and road construction projects, traffic has been horrendous, especially in Miami Lakes. Part of that is because some people have forgotten what to do in those scenarios, so here’s a quick refresher for you and your friends about how to handle some of the different road dilemmas around Miami Lakes.

Traffic Lights

Traffic lights have been a mess since Hurricane Irma, which left many traffic lights flashing or powerless. Here’s a refresh on how to drive accordingly, and safely, when approaching a traffic light acting a little funky.

Flashing Red or Off

When a traffic light is flashing red, or is not on at all, then drivers are supposed to treat it like a stop sign. Approach the light, come to a full stop, and wait for those before you to drive first.

Usually, only two directions of traffic will have a flashing red light, and thus it should be treated as a two-way stop sign. That means those going in the other two directions have a different set of rules.

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2015 Dodge Challenger Receives Five-Star Safety Rating

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The 2015 Dodge Challenger has delivered exceptional buzz due to its performance, style and technological additions. In addition to these outstanding features, the new Challenger performs well during safety tests. Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released their crash tests results and the Challenger earned a five-star overall rating.

To help determine crash test ratings, the NHTSA performs a variety of crash tests to examine how certain parts of a car (side impact, front) perform during a collision. From there, they will assign ratings for each individual test from one star being the worst to five stars being the best. They will also assign an overall rating based on the crash test data.

During the test, the NHTSA used the Challenger SXT model. This car received a four-star rating in the front crash test and a five-star rating in the side-impact test. These results shouldn’t come as a surprise given Dodge’s commitment to equipping their vehicles with the most innovative safety features.

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Dodge’s Hellcat V8 Engine Selected as One of Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2015

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Dodge has firmly established itself as the performance brand. It’s simple to see this when you examine their vehicle offerings. From the bold Dodge Charger to the exceptional Dodge Journey, Dodge offers you more. Ward’s Auto is taking notice, as Dodge’s Hellcat V8 engine earned a selection on Ward’s 10 Best Engines List for 2015.

This is an honorable distinction for the Dodge brand. Ward’s Auto spent time testing 37 different engines on the roads of Detroit. They examined each engine for performance, technology, efficiency and consistency. From there, they selected 10 engines for their list.

It isn’t surprising the Hellcat V8 engine earned a spot on the list. If offers mind-boggling performance that is genuinely hard to put into words. For example, the engine delivers a breath-taking 707 horsepower. Not only is it the most powerful V8 engine Chrysler has ever had, it delivers more power than the 2015 Corvette Z06. It is also the first HEMI engine to use a factory-installed supercharger according to Gizmag.

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Really the only way to truly experience the exhilaration of this engine is to visit your local Dodge dealer. Both the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat come with this V8 engine. The Challenger SRT Hellcat is already here while the Charger SRT Hellcat will arrive during the first quarter of 2015.

In addition to unsurpassed performance, what you will discover with both Hellcat models is exceptional styling that perfectly mixes modern touches with classic looks. The result is a bold style statement that is sure to open eyes. What is more, when you step inside each model, you’ll experience the perfect touches of sports car styling with awesome technological features.

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Both models feature performance pages, where you can access stats of your vehicle such as acceleration times and g-forces exerted. Further, with the Uconnect System, you’ll receive a crisp five-inch touchscreen, one-year of complimentary SiriusXM Satellite Radio Service and Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth.

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Altogether, the performance, style and technology makes these cars incredible buys. To experience the awesome power of the Challenger SRT Hellcat, be sure to visit us today!

Dodge Releases Configuration Tool for 2015 Charger

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When it comes time to buy your next Dodge, be sure to visit their website, as they have some nifty tools you can use to learn more about the vehicle of your choice. Recently, Dodge added a vehicle configuration feature where you can customize -to a degree- the 2015 Dodge Charger.

Going through the configuration tool, you can select from six of the Charger’s new models, including the SE and the R/T. Noticeably absent is the Dodge Charger Hellcat model, but don’t let that deter you from playing around, as it can help you learn more about the newest Charger.

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3 Things to Consider Before Buying an Extended Auto Warranty

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Extended auto warranties have caught on in recent years because they offer peace of mind and financial protection in the event your vehicle breaks down. How these work is they take the place of the manufacturer’s warranty when it expires to provide protection should covered components in your vehicle fail.

While these policies can be easy to understand, it’s important to know what to look for before deciding to commit to one. Here is a look at three things to be mindful of when deciding which coverage and provider is right for you.

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Jay Leno Gives U.S. Hero a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

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Car enthusiast Jay Leno wanted to do something special for a brave member of the U.S. military. During his latest USO trip to Afghanistan and other parts of the Middle East, Leno entertained the troops and had a unique surprise for one special serviceman.

Leno had an idea to give a member of our military a gift as a thank you for their service. After searching through a pool of worthy candidates, Leno selected Cpl. Ethan Laberge. Laberge was on foot patrol when a suicide bomber drove up in a motorcycle and detonated himself, killing two of Laberge’s friends who were with him on patrol.

Laberge suffered a bevy of injuries from shrapnel wounds, including arm and leg injuries. In addition, he had brain injuries incurred from the blast. Over the past year alone, he has had 10 surgeries to correct the damage done on that terrible day and he still suffers from lingering pain. He told Leno that he doesn’t know how well he will recover.

While on tour, Leno discovered one of the ways he could bond with the servicemen and servicewomen is through their love of automobiles, particularly muscle cars. With this in mind, Leno brought the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and gave Laberge a test drive in this engineering marvel of power.

After taking Laberge for an exhilarating spin on country roads and having him take over the reins to experience the amazing performance of this muscle car, Leno had another surprise in store. To thank Laberge for this service and sacrifice to our country, Leno decided to give the car to Laberge. You can witness this touching moment below during NBC’s The Today Show where you will learn more about Laberge’s story and his reaction when Leno hands him the keys.

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If you would like to learn more about the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, please be sure to visit us at Miami Lakes Dodge. We want to be your Dodge dealer of choice by offering you an excellent selection of new models including the SRT Hellcat with attentive service to make your buying experience a pleasant one.