Chrysler Corporation has a lot riding on the new Dodge Dart. It's been years, and arguably even decades, since the carmaker stepped into the ring with a competitive small car. A lot has changed since then. So we bought two Darts to see if the automaker can hit a bulls-eye in this competitive segment.
As Garmin has long demonstrated, car navigation evolves continuously, with each year bringing new innovations to make it easier, and sometimes more entertaining, to get from Point A to Point B. Now, the company proves the evolutionary maxim again with its latest built-in navigator for Chrysler and Dodge models.
Just because a car generates a lot of buzz or is a best seller doesn't mean that it's a good choice for you. The five models here may be on a lot of buyers' shopping lists, but we suggest you steer clear. They didn't perform well in our testing or they suffer from subpar reliability. Either way, there are better choices.
Safety regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are investigating 2009-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD full-sized pickups for drive shaft problems. The agency has received a dozen consumer complaints that the Dodge trucks' rear wheels lock-up while being driven, risking collisions.
Consumer Reports recently posted the road test results for a trio of summer-friendly cars, each with their own distinctive personalities: Chevrolet Camaro convertible, Dodge Challenger, and Fiat 500C. The common theme among them is that style and character often come with compromises.
If you had told me at the end of 2008 that I would own a Dodge Durango, I would have thought you were crazy. Chrysler was teetering on the edge of financial oblivion. The concurrent Durango had just received a softened suspension that made it drive like a Hemi-powered marshmallow with a Fisher-Price interior.
The countdown is on to Father's Day: Are you prepared to reward Dad with a gift worthy of a lifetime of love and sacrifice? Our Cars team has assembled their own four-wheel personal picks for Father's Day to inspire your decision making. Should this not be the year for a new car, it may be fun simply to play the "What if?" game with your Dad.
When a half-ton, full-size pickup truck just won't do, commercial-grade heavy-duty trucks are available to haul massive trailers and carry extreme loads. Before investing in an expensive truck, though, watch our video buying guide to see what distinguishes the latest pickups from Chevrolet, Dodge (aka Ram), and Ford.
Chrysler is recalling a small number of 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans equipped with powered rear liftgate doors. About 471 of the minivans have faulty sensors that may not prevent the door from closing on a finger or other appendage says the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Chrysler dusted off the "Dodge Dart" nameplate for a small sedan based on an elongated and stretched platform shared with the Alfa Romeo Guilietta, a premium compact sold in Europe and elsewhere. This is the first new Dodge car to emerge from the Chrysler-Fiat alliance, and others are expected to soon follow. Based on our first impressions, it is a significant improvement over the long-retired, chintzy Neon.
Car commercials have long used music, imagery, and messaging to create brand awareness and drive sales. In our busy world, striking the right emotional chord can make a lasting emotional impact that can influence consumer decisions, but as with the case of the latest Ram pickup truck ad, they don't often hold up to scrutiny.
Ram knows that full-sized pickup trucks see a wide variety of buyers and uses. That's evident in some of the detail changes they made to the 2013 Ram 1500, unveiled this week at the New York auto show.
As gasoline prices continue to climb, the cliché "pain at the pump" is being thrown around with great frequency. But, how much pain is it really? Inspired by anecdotal complaints of drivers boasting of wallet-denting fill-ups, we crunched the data to see what the most expensive tanks are to fill, and we found more than 20 vehicles go beyond the $100 mark.
Over the last several days, there have been numerous automotive announcements related to compressed-natural gas (CNG). This energy source is abundant and affordable in the United States, it can be used in existing vehicles with relatively few modifications, and it contributes to reduced reliance on foreign oil as much as electric vehicles. Various automakers have lately revealed CNG-compatible trucks. Why now? There are several good reasons, led by product scheduled to take advantage lower fuel prices and potential federal incentives.
Our Annual Autos Issue presents a dizzying array of facts and figures, all aimed at helping car shoppers choose the right model for their needs and budget. While we rate the automakers and present numerous best and worst lists, we haven’t offered a simple guide to the best and worst models by brand. Until now.
Our testers put 100s of products through their paces at our National Testing and Research Center. Learn more about how we test for: