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Dodge Still Sees Strong Performance Numbers In First-Quarter of 2020

Friday, April 17th, 2020
Charger Miami Lakes Automall

Charger Miami Lakes Automall

Photo credit: FCA

The automotive industry is feeling the effects of a prolonged halt to the economy, as reflected in the first quarter of the results of 2020 that were just released. However, despite the closing of nearly every dealership in the traditional sense, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) saw growth with the Dodge Durango. The Dodge Durango grew 5% in the first quarter of 2020. With 17,805 units sold, the Durango was a popular choice for buyers nationwide. Few vehicles in any brand can report recording growth with the month of March showing slow sales growth due to COVID-19 impacting businesses and customers alike. When looking at the numbers, it’s impressive to note how Dodge still generated business and found customers looking for new vehicles. 

Results of the First Quarter of 2020 For Dodge

FCA joined General Motors and Ford with announcing their success via quarterly sales reports. Up until the third quarter of 2019, FCA had released monthly sales. We’re sure the sales for April will be much lower, but there is hope for certain vehicles to prevail over the summer when dealerships around the country are expected to open fully. Dodge is one of the bright spots despite the slowdown. In fact, had March not seen slower traffic amid the rise of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Dodge Challenger and Charger models might have seen a higher sales total in the first quarter of 2020, ahead of the same quarter in 2019. Even with the shutdown, the Charger sold 18,628 vehicles and the Challenger moved 12,138 vehicles. The decrease was a mere 10% and few would believe Dodge wouldn’t have made up that difference with another three weeks of sales. That amount lost is equivalent to a quarter of the sales Dodge would have had. 

The Dodge Grand Caravan is set to end its run in May 2020, so its lower than expected sales numbers brought down the Dodge brand’s overall sales numbers. We still believe the Dodge Grand Caravan is a solid option as it has been a staple of the Dodge lineup for over 30 years. We’re proud to offer a wide range of different Dodge vehicles, including nearly all the muscle cars and trims offered. 

Dodge Muscle Cars Still Shine 

We can show off all the reasons why Dodge muscle cars are still going strong this many years into their run. With the next update still expected to arrive in the next few years, we can bet Dodge will be just fine and its popularity will continue to rise. Curious to see what the next generation of Dodge muscle cars will look like? So are we! Who doesn’t love the aggressive styling and high-performance nature of the Dodge brand? Check out the new inventory of Dodge vehicles available and ready to go at Miami Lakes Automall

Drive Dodge Vehicles With Our Help Today

Looking for a new Dodge Challenger or new Dodge Charger? We have them as well as a large variety of high-quality pre-owned vehicles. If you’re curious about our pricing options to take home what you desire, check in with our friendly financing team. More than ever, we are  here to help. If you want to sell or trade-in your current vehicle, we’re here to assist with those needs as well for our customers and can process all transactions online during this unprecedented time. We’re ready to begin the process when you are! 

Not feeling any excitement with your current ride? We can fully support you, even if you didn’t buy with us, with an online service appointment to see our knowledgeable service team. Miami Lakes Automall is located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida.

The End of An Era: Dodge To End Grand Caravan Minivan

Friday, March 13th, 2020
Grand Miami Lakes Automall

Grand Miami Lakes Automall

Photo credit: Dodge

The writing is on the wall for the Dodge Grand Caravan as Dodge and parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced the 2020 Grand Caravan will be the last one in the 36-year history of the vehicle. That said, the 2020 final version of the popular minivan is still a beast of a minivan that packs the solid 3.6-Liter Pentastar engine, 283 horsepower, helpful fold-flat second and third-row seating, and is offered at a low price of just $28,785 MSRP (Plus destination fee). The Blacktop Appearance package is available for both the SE Plus and SXT trims. The final Dodge Grand Caravan will be in May 2020. Let us share all the details about Dodge and their plans for customers going forward within the minivan segment, plus the perks of owning the 2020 Grand Caravan.

What Drivers Gain With the 2020 Grand Caravan

Dodge is sending off the Dodge Grand Caravan with the same features that made the vehicle as popular as ever. While even the base trim offers solid features, additional features include automatic headlamps, Bluetooth connectivity and the Stow N’ Go seating that has made the Dodge Grand Caravan a staple in the minivan segment. In fact, last year the Dodge Grand Caravan sold more than any other minivan in the market. So why is Dodge removing the vehicle? The Dodge brand has plans to focus on its other vehicles while parent company FCA is going to offer the Chrysler Voyager as the replacement for the Grand Caravan. The Chrysler brand also has the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid as minivan options. Soccer moms and dads rejoice! 

More Perks of the Dodge Grand Caravan

The new 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan is a very strong minivan and offers customers a smooth ride. The EPA rating is a combined 25 mpg rating. The four-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a welcomed rating and offers seven standard airbags with standard traction and stability control. Among the landscape of minivans available for customers, few are more capable than the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan. We welcome our customers to come test-drive and experience the power and engineering afford to drivers first-hand with the Dodge Grand Caravan. More than spacious than most of the rivals on the road today, we’re certain our customers will enjoy owning the latest and last Dodge Grand Caravan. 

The Dodge Grand Caravan Is Here With Us!

Looking for the Dodge Grand Caravan? We have it ready to go! Miami Lakes Automall is renowned for its commitment to our customers. We’re here to make the buying or leasing process easy. Check out our newest Dodge vehicles and take pride in providing a large quality pre-owned variety that looks amazing and runs fantastic. We can help with any selling, buying or leasing offers and more. Have a trade-in for us? We can assist with making that happen as well.

Have a vehicle that isn’t running like it used to? Make an online service appointment and we will do our part to get your vehicle on the road. We’re happy to offer our help with car maintenance and repairs.  Find all that and more at Miami Lakes Automall today.

Dodge Brings Their Best to Texas

Friday, September 20th, 2019
State Fair of Texas Miami Lakes Automall

State Fair of Texas Miami Lakes Automall

Everything is bigger in Texas. That’s a true statement, especially when Dodge rolls into the 2019 State Fair of Texas with its largest line-up ever. Dodge brought along the latest Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger, Challenger, and Durango for customers to see and behold. Drivers that want to spice up their daily driving routine would not only get a bargain on excitement but one of the best-produced vehicles on the roads in a current Dodge. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has worked hard to put together a top-notch group of vehicles and no brand represents their work quite like the Dodge brand. 

How FCA Has Made All Their Great Vehicles

Vehicles made by FCA and Dodge are possible thanks to the engineers and automakers that have a passion to bring out the best in each other. FCA has also done their best to reward their employees. For the 11th year in a row, FCA was named by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) for their commitment to their employees. The award from the NBGh is the 2019 Best Employees: Excellence in Heath and Well-being Award. This is the ninth consecutive time that FCA is the only automaker to win this distinction. 

Not Just Muscle Cars Go Fast

Very few vehicles are able to handle quite like a Dodge, whether it’s their muscle cars or their Dodge Durango SUV. The Durango also carries an SRT version. The Street Racing Technology added to the SRT trim of the Durango and thus created the fastest three-row SUV in the world. Speaking on behalf of FCA, the parent company of Dodge, Steve Yandura, the Director of the Southwest Business Center for FCA US added this statement.

“We are bringing our best lineup yet to the State Fair of Texas, Texas Auto Show. Every year, we work to build on our past success at the fair and this year fair attendees will thoroughly enjoy our displays and interactives,”  – said Steve Yandura.

Experience the Acceleration of the Dodge Line-up

Don’t wait any longer to experience driving a Dodge vehicle. Amongst the many cars that have been produced for the muscle car segment, few offer as much value for the price as the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger. The latest editions from Dodge punctuate the strength of the brand. Dodge took the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye to show off at the State Fair of Texas. For drivers hoping to show off a vehicle of their own, driving the new SRT Hellcat Redeye is not a bad way to start. The 797 horsepower fitted from its remarkable 6.2-Liter turbocharged engine makes the SRT Hellcat Redeye stand out. This Dodge product is likely the most aggressively fast muscle car most car owners will ever drive. Want to know what these vehicles are like? Made with love and ready to be driven by owners who love them, we have the latest collection of Dodge vehicles today at Miami Lakes Automall. 

Find the Whole Dodge Lineup With Us

Want to step into a new Dodge vehicle? We welcome our customers to Miami Lakes Automall. Let our professional sales team help out with any buying, leasing and trade-in offers. We are host to all of the newest Dodge Charger muscle cars and for those who seek an excellent pre-owned vehicle, we have you covered. Allow our financing team to help if need, we’re here to make your next car purchase experience as easy as possible. If you want to sell your current vehicle, allow us to make that possible.

Still stuck with your current ride that hasn’t been riding as it should? We can fix your vehicle with a simple online service appointment and visit our service center. Miami Lakes Automall is located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open every day across our sales, service and parts departments to help out with any of your automotive needs. See you soon!

Dodge Challenger Has Its Best Year Ever In 2018

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
2019 Dodge Miami Lakes Automall

2019 Dodge Miami Lakes Automall

Photo credit: Dodge

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.


Dodge Grand Caravan: the Ultimate Tailgating Party Vehicle

Friday, June 29th, 2018
Miami Lakes Automall Dodge Grand Caravan Tailgate

Miami Lakes Automall Dodge Grand Caravan Tailgate

Aren’t tailgating parties fun? And no, for those that were previously unaware, it’s not a party where a bunch of cars tailgate one another like ants. A tailgate party is actually a social event that takes place usually before or after a game of sports, like football, in or around the stadium or arena where the game takes place. Many people will park in one location, usually around a main center area where people will set up grills for barbecue, provide alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and whatever else to add to the good times. Most consumers may think a truck or an SUV is the perfect solution, especially with the RamBox Cargo Management System, but when it comes to big parties, minivans might work just as well.

Tailgating With the Dodge Grand Caravan

Yes, it’s a minivan, but the Dodge Grand Caravan was practically made for tailgating. Mainly, we’re talking about the Grand Caravan SXT trim, with a starting MSRP of $31,750* that has the third row Stow ‘n Go tailgate seats. Yeah, that’s right – the second row and third row Stow ‘n Go seats may be standard across the lineup, but the 60/40 Stow ‘n Go split-bench double as tailgate seats in the Grand Caravan SXT. Simply flip the seats back, and that’s two front-row seats to the tailgate party.

Then there’s food, beverages, and party favors. Where can we keep all of this stuff? Depending on the party guests, thanks to the Stow ‘n Go seats that also double as split-benches, we can load up one or both sides of the Dodge Grand Caravan. With the second and third-rows stowed away, a total of 140 cubic-feet of free space opens up. That’s enough for a cooler or two, some sports gear and party favors, even a stereo for sick beats if looking to provide some music without draining the car battery.


Best Vehicles for Team Captains

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
Miami Lakes Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Space

Miami Lakes Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Space

Listen up all you soccer moms, family men, and even designated guardians! Tired of trying to squeeze all that softball equipment into the car? Having trouble with the weekly carpool when it’s a couple of kids plus equipment? Want enough space without taking a hit to fuel economy? It’s all about crossovers and minivans, friend, and here at Miami Lakes Automall, we got plenty of them to choose from.


Are there really any guesses to make when it comes to Dodge? The Dodge Grand Caravan has been an American classic for over 30 years, and some of us may even remember riding around in some of the earlier models. Able to tow up to 3,600 pounds, the Grand Caravan offers over 140 cubic feet for storing cargo and equipment. Plus, with its Stow ‘n Go seating system in the second- and third-row seats, the minivan can seat up to seven people, has multiple seating arrangements, and the Stow ‘n Go compartments can be used for extra storage.

The Dodge Durango is another great choice and designed for families. Packed with all sorts of technology, such as Uconnect 8.4 with navigation, dual-screen Blu-Ray entertainment on 9-inch screens, available wi-fi hotspot and bluetooth connectivity, not only can this SUV keep the little ones entertained on long drives, it can offer older occupants a place to plug in if need be. The cargo space goes up to 84.5 cubic-feet, enough for an entire picnic or a bunch of sports gear no problem.


Why the Dodge Grand Caravan is Perfect as a Rideshare Car

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017


Carpooling is so old school, amiright? Wrong. For over 30 years, the Dodge Grand Caravan has made carpooling easier and better with every new generation. From soccer games to family outings, the Dodge Grand Caravan continues to be the perfect rideshare car. Let us explore why.

Let’s start with the obvious. The 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan seats up to seven people comfortably. The inside is roomy and versatile. Take a look at this picture, and tell us it doesn’t look spacious.Miami Lakes Dodge Grand Caravan Interior Space

Versatility is a big selling point for the Grand Caravan; returning with available Stow ‘n Go seating, cargo space and storage are available in a number of configurations.


Best Tailgate Vehicles and Tips for Spirited Pre-Gaming

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Miami Lakes Automall Tailgate

Miami Lakes Automall TailgateWith the start of the NFL and the college football seasons, the new Hard Rock Stadium has been busy with all of the tailgating fans of the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami Hurricanes. The smell of BBQ is never far off and there’s always a cooler with a cold one that has your name on it.

If you’re looking for ways to make this year’s tailgates the best you’ve ever hosted, here are a couple tips and vehicles that have great features (like built-in coolers, tailgate seats, and even a built-in vacuum) to make your tailgating experience great. It’s worth the investment as tailgating will never die, save for global nuclear fallout and the zombie apocalypse.


2016 Minivan Comparison: Dodge Grand Caravan and Nissan Quest

Thursday, September 1st, 2016


If you have a growing family, a band or just like a vehicle that has plenty of room for passengers, a minivan is an excellent choice. Only the best minivans survived the small minivan market and today there are only seven different minivans available. Here’s a comparison between two of the most affordable minivans in 2016, the Dodge Grand Caravan and Nissan Quest.

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T

Affordability and options are important to the minivan market, and the Dodge Grand Caravan lineup has that in spades. Knowing that finances are important to a growing family or business, Dodge created the Dodge Grand Caravan American Value Package (AVP), which has a starting price of $23,595 making it the most affordable minivan on the market by almost $3,000.

However, to give people options, Dodge created the Grand Caravan R/T, a minivan infused with Road/Track technology, giving it a little more zest than the average minivan. Not only does this minivan offer optimal power, it also comes with excellent interior space, modern tech and Stow ‘n Go seating.  The MSRP for the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T starts at $32,495.

2016 Nissan Quest Platinum

The Nissan Quest is another family minivan that’s roomy and versatile. The base Nissan Quest, the Quest S, starts at $26,580, making it one of the most affordable minivans, but still nowhere near the Grand Caravan’s affordability. However, the top Nissan Quest trim, the Quest Platinum, does offer a lot of power and bells and whistles like the Grand Caravan, but buyers are going to pay for that, MSRP for the 2016 Nissan Quest Platinum starts at $42,230. (more…)

Dodge Family Cars and Specialties

Friday, July 29th, 2016
Miami Lakes Dodge Car Family

Miami Lakes Dodge Car FamilyWhen on the road with family, there are a lot of things the modern driver takes into consideration. Will there be enough room for everyone and everything? Will I be able to keep the kids entertained on long drives? Is my car safe enough if an accident were to occur? These are the questions that pass through our mind when we have precious cargo on board. To give families vehicles that will take care all of their needs,  Dodge has 3 vehicles that answer all of those questions with “Yes.”

Storage and Seating Space

Three family cars by Dodge have plenty of space. First off, the Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey (all trims but the Journey SE), and Dodge Durango all have a seating capacity of seven passengers. Moreover, each of these vehicles has a variety of ways to store cargo.

The Dodge Grand Caravan has the famous Stow ‘n Go seating. This design allows drivers to fold up not just the second, but also the third row into the floor of the van, opening up a total of 140 cubic feet of storage space. With a family unit average of 4-5 people, there’s enough room for everyone in the front and second row, and then space for cargo with the third row folded down.

In addition to the convenient easy fold-down seats, when the seats are not folded down, there is plenty of storage room in the bins that would store the seats. These bins offer plenty of out-of-the-way storage space for beach things, camping equipment or even a safety kit.