Dodge Receives Three J.D.Power APEAL Awards
Dodge has earned highest ranks in three segments in J.D. Power's U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study of this year. The awarded vehicles are Dodge Charger, Challenger and Dart which are leaders in Large Car, Midsize Sporty Car and Compact Car segments, respectively. APEAL awards are based on customer feedback. They come in the perfect time, when Dodge is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The APEAL Study finds out the level of gratification of the driver, based on customer evaluations of 77 vehicle attributes. The owners are surveyed after 90 days of ownership.
Other five Chrysler's vehicles were raked in the top three in their segments. Precisely, Jeep Cherokee is at the third position in the Compact SUV segment, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango are ranked second and third in the Midsize SUV category, Fiat 500L is ranked third in the Compact MPV segment and at last, the Ram 2500/3500 tied for second in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup segment.
2014 Dodge Charger is the only four-dour muscle car in the world. Equipped with the V6 engine, it produces 300 horsepower (220 kW). OThe other engine in the range is the HEMI V8 that generates 370 hp (272 kW). It features four-cylinder mode Fuel Saver Technology and one of the best handlings and refinements.
2014 Dodge Challenger is the most popular car in Dodge's range. It has led the Midsize Sporty Car segment in J.D. Power's APEAL not only this year but also in 2011 and 2012. It is powered by 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine producing 305 horsepower (224 kW).
When equipped with the Scat Pack performance stage kits, plus Shaker performance hood with its HEMI V8 engine-mounted, fully floating scoop and exposed high-flow element for cold-air induction, the 2014 Challenger R/T Shaker delivers up to 375 horsepower (275 kW). This fall, Dodge is unleashing the most powerful and fastest muscle car ever. 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat produces the staggering 707 horsepower (520 kW).
At last, the 2014 Dodge Dart hides under its hood the 2.4 liter engine with 184 horsepower (135 kW). It is also equipped with a sport-tuned suspension, hyper black 18-inch aluminum wheels, and features such as 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen media center and LED racetrack taillamps.