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Aventura CJDR 2018 Dodge Durango

The Perfect Road Trip Vehicle is a Dodge Durango

Aventura CJDR 2018 Dodge Durango

Spring is here, Summer is already barreling down on us with that South Florida heat, and those of you who are still in school, classes are coming to an end soon enough. Once school’s out for summer, that means it’s time for a family vacation, and what better way than to take a long trip for some sight-seeing and making new memories? Even better, why leave home when you can take a piece of it with you by ditching the airfare and taking a road trip to the next vacation spot? With SUVs and Crossovers like the 2018 Dodge Durango, there’s plenty of space, power, and entertainment.

Interior Space

Not just for cargo, the 2018 Dodge Durango can seat up to five or seven passengers. Coming standard with a second-row 60/40 split bench seat, smaller families can can fit a lot of cargo in the back of the vehicle and not feel crowded. If looking for a little more comfort, triple-zone automatic a/c control comes standard and leather upholstery options begin with the Dodge Durango GT trim. When it comes to carrying more cargo, that 60/40 split-bench comes in handy when space is only needed for two passengers, because when the second-row seat is folded down there is 84.5 cubic-feet of space for cargo.

Is this a bigger family expedition? By opting in for the third-row seating group (only possible for the SXT and SXT Plus trims), the 2018 Dodge Durango can seat seven people. If the family is still small and you just have kids who require a little more personal space when sitting next to each other for long periods of time, consumers can opt-in for second-row captain chairs instead of a bench seat on all 2018 Dodge Durango trims except the base (SXT). Changing to captain chairs will limit the seating capacity to four in all trims where the option is possible though, so keep that in mind too.

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Miami Lakes uConnect Features Theatre

A Closer Look at the Uconnect Systems and Features

Miami Lakes uConnect Features Theatre

Ever hear of Uconnect? For those unaware, it’s the brand name of the infotainment system used by the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). That means every Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram truck, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Maserati, and, of course, Fiat vehicle can come equipped with Uconnect, depending on the trim and options and/or packages chosen by the consumer. If you never heard of an infotainment system before, it’s a technological combination of one’s stereo system and numerous apps and services that connect the driver to their car and third-party networks. So let’s talk about Uconnect and what it does.

What’s the Deal with Uconnect?

Depending on the type of Uconnect system a car has, Uconnect can include anything from working the stereo to music and games, as well as traffic reports and even car data. There are multiple versions of Uconnect denoted by a number, but in reality, there are only two versions of Uconnect out now. The previous generation and the next-generation Uconnect 4. Past versions of Uconnect one may see include Uconnect 5.0 and Uconnect 8.4, and it is actually the same version of Uconnect (possibly with additional functions) on a different screen size, i.e. five inches or 8.4 inches.

“Uconnect is the feature-packed navigation, entertainment, and communication system that lets drivers live their lives, connected. The award-winning system takes a bunch of great features and drops them into an elegant and customizable 8.4-inch touchscreen.” – driveuconnect.com

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Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Dodge Challenger History

History Review of the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger

Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Dodge Challenger History

Over 50 years ago, the first Dodge Challenger was built in 1958, known as the Dodge Silver Challenger, to rival the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. Following that was the Dodge Charger, produced to introduce the new 426 HEMI engine from Dodge. Today, both vehicles are still going strong thanks to constant innovation like the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, or simply the performance and control a Dodge vehicle delivers.

Dodge Charger

The first of muscle cars to come from the Dodge automaker was actually a sedan that soon transformed into a bit of sports car with pony car power. When the Charger was first introduced as a concept in 1946, the national public didn’t care too much for it, and the concept was shelved until 20 years later. The first-generation Dodge Charger was produced in 1966, only six years after the first generation Challenger.

Based off of the Dodge Coronet, the first-generation Dodge Charger was designed to be a high-speed street racer with a fastback roof design and full-width tail lamps. Although based off of the Coronet, early Dodge Chargers could easily be mistaken for a Dodge Challenger given that early Dodge Chargers also came with a two-door setup. In its seventh generation today, the Charger resurrected the aerodynamic look of its second generation and consisted of only three trims – the SE, R/T, and R/T AWD, all powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6.

Nowadays, the 2018 Dodge Charger has nine trims to its name, two of which come with an all-wheel drivetrain, two more are a blast from the past, and then we have the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, the sedan version of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. The most powerful, of course, is the SRT Hellcat, powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine, capable of generating 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque with a top speed of 204 mph for the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

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Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

No Production Car Has Ever Been Built Like the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

When it comes to high performance pony cars, many consumers think of Dodge, Chevrolet, and Ford. The top contenders for the muscle car market are the Dodge Challenger, Chevrolet Corvette, and Ford Mustang. Thanks to the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the Dodge name will be holding the gold medal of muscle cars for years to come. Even with their latest incarnations, neither the Mustang nor the Corvette can match the Demon’s racing times, and no other automaker has done what Dodge did to make the SRT Demon a reality.

Performance

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the only vehicle made to be a drag strip racer from the moment it hits the lot. Many cars can be tuned up with aftermarket components and engineering, such as the infamous Chevy Corvette Exorcist, one aftermarket creation designed to take on the Dodge Challenger Demon. The Dodge SRT Demon is made to be the end all muscle car with a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V8 engine that can generate up to 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque.

Those numbers aren’t even the standard. The only way consumers can achieve that kind of output is by making use of the parts and accessories found in the Dodge Demon Crate. Does that still count as factory produced? Maybe there’s a little controversy there, but when it comes to racing times, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon speaks for itself, able to accelerate from 0-60 mph and finish a quarter mile faster than the big names in the muscle car market, including the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 Spyder.

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Miami Lakes Automall Dodge SRT Demon Roadshow Driveline Award

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Wins Roadshow Driveline Technology of the Year Award

Miami Lakes Automall Dodge SRT Demon Roadshow Driveline Award

Though the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon was introduced to the public a little less than a year ago, it’s still owning the spotlight among car enthusiasts and being awarded by auto professionals for its prowess. The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the world’s fastest factory production car. It produces 840 horsepower, accelerates from 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds and finishes a quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds.

While the Challenger SRT Demon’s track numbers are the winning point for most car enthusiasts, the winning point for car professionals is its original, innovative and meticulous engine design, and it just snagged another award for its engineering brilliance. “Roadshow by CNET” awarded the Challenger SRT Demon with the 2018 Roadshow Shift Award in the Driveline Technology of the Year category.

Roadshow Shift Awards

The Roadshow Shift Awards highlight the technologies and products in the automotive world today and each year, the Roadshow Shift Awards measure how innovative and important developments in the car industry are. Those that win an award aren’t just setting a standard, they’re leading the industry in a better direction for a smarter, more sustainable, and entertaining future.

2018 Roadshow Shift Award for Driveline Technology of the Year

This year, the Challenger SRT Demon was recognized by Roadshow Shift Awards for its driveline technology.  

“Our performance-minded designers and engineers worked tirelessly to shake the foundation of the entire performance car industry with the 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon … In the quest for domination at the drag strip, Dodge//SRT engineers reviewed and strengthened every piece of the drivetrain to ensure it provides the ultimate in performance and durability.” – Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger cars, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America.

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Miami Lakes Automall SRT Bondurant Racing School Demon

Bondurant Racing School Now Open to the Dodge SRT Demon

Miami Lakes Automall SRT Bondurant Racing School Demon

Remember back when we discussed the Bondurant Racing School? It’s the driving school that partnered up with Dodge/SRT to deliver the education and skills necessary to not only handle the power of Dodge muscle cars and SRT vehicles, but also gives them a chance to do a little drag racing. Well now that the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is making the rounds and orders are being delivered, Bondurant has opened a new program designed specifically for the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Strap into your racing harness, because you’re going to need it when this beast goes from 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds.

How to Get into the SRT/Bondurant Racing School

Is your adrenaline pumping already? Settle down, cowboy. There’s a few requirements before one can get behind the wheel of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. All automotive enthusiasts that wish to participate and attend classes at the Bondurant Racing School need to be of 18 years old or more to be eligible. Second, only drivers can attend the school, it’s not a place to socialize and take pictures.

There’s a third pseudo-requirement if wanting to take classes for free. If having purchased or leased a US-market SRT vehicle with a VIN from 2015 – 2018 (or the present) after April 1, 2015 will immediately have the fee for the classes waived. Meaning the cost of the classes are included in the vehicle, but owners or lessees of an SRT vehicle produced after 2015 only have a year to redeem the free day at school. Otherwise, they, and those who have not purchased or leased an SRT vehicle, will need to pay the standard price of admission – $699.

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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 Safe Driving Holiday Tips

Stay Safe During the Holidays with These Driving Tips

Miami Lakes Auto Safe Driving Holiday Tips

Is everyone enjoying the holiday cheer so far? The holidays are going as fast as they’re coming, and with them, people are on the road either making their way home or to the next big party for 2017. The best way to celebrate is to make sure the party you go to is not the last party. While out on the road, keep in mind these safe driving tips to keep the holiday cheer going.

Designate a Driver

Having a designated driver is a tradition as old as St. Nick himself. It’s the right thing to do. It’s the responsible thing to do. And it keeps everyone who is indulging a little too much in the eggnog from getting behind the wheel.

If everyone at the party is drinking, then check out a ride share service like Uber or Lyft, or even hail a taxi depending on where you are. There’s nothing like not having to worry about how you’re getting home when all you want to do is party like it’s 1999.

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Miami Lakes Auto Dodge Garage Feature

Welcome to the Dodge Garage

Miami Lakes Auto Dodge Garage Feature

Wouldn’t it be nice if automakers could put all of their information in one place? Pretty much every brand out there has a website for their car models, then a social media page, a news page for PR, and then usually a third party or two for other media, accessories, and merchandise. Who wants to go searching for all of that? Well with Dodge, you don’t have to. Welcome to the Dodge Garage.

The Dodge Garage is a one-stop shop for Dodge enthusiasts, consumers, and drivers to get all their news, media, and even merchandise pertaining to the Dodge brand. Simply go to dodgegarage.com, and the first block of media is a collection of their latest social media tweets, and it’s not all advertisement for sales. A good chunk of it is just Dodge showing some love for its consumers by showing off tweets they’re mentioned in. There’s also a spotlight section for their must-see media.

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Miami Lakes Auto 2018 Dodge Charger Residual Value

2018 Dodge Charger Has Value for Years to Come

Miami Lakes Auto 2018 Dodge Charger Residual Value

Miami Lakes Automall has a wide selection of vehicles and brands available. Moreover, whether buying or leasing a car, we carry some of the best options around. All vehicles lose value over time, but not all vehicles lose value at the same rate. Take the Dodge Charger for example. The 2018 Dodge Charger was awarded the Residual Value Award from ALG because it is a quality vehicle that is likely to retain the highest value percentage in its class of its MSRP after three years, and this is the fourth year in a row it has earned that award.

The ALG is a trusted name for businesses looking for growth and success. Namely a company that follows automotive trends, ALG collects and analyzes data to develop projections of sales based on the quality of an automobile before and after ownership. Take for instance a consumer leasing a vehicle for several years. Following the lease term, the vehicle has surely diminished in quality and performance, but it may also have enough residual value that make it a desirable vehicle to buy or lease used.

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