2018 Dodge Charger and Durango SRT Win Awards
Dodge vehicles are known for many things. Horsepower, drag racing, NASCAR, high-performance, and most recently, award-winning vehicles. Recently, two vehicles from Dodge won awards for their value, the 2018 Dodge Charger, a muscle car sedan, and the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, a powerhouse crossover.
Edmunds and the Dodge Charger
For those that don’t know, Edmunds is the leading car information and shopping platform on the net, helping millions of visitors each month to find their perfect car. Edmunds provides tons of information on cars, their values when new and used, with a community forum for consumers to ask questions and find help from other shoppers and enthusiasts.
The 2018 Dodge Charger popped up on Edmunds radar when setting up their Best Retained Value Awards. That’s the same Dodge Charger known as the quickest, fastest, and most powerful sedan in the world to make use of V-6 power and all-wheel-drive capability. For the 2018 model year, Edmunds recognized new 2018 vehicles and brands with the highest projected residual values after five years. To be considered for a model-level award, a vehicle must be a 2018 model year, have launched before December 31, 2017, and by January 2018 it must have earned at least 25 percent of the average sales for the models in its award segment. After rounding up the eligible vehicles, Edmunds determines a vehicle’s retained value based on their projected private-party residual value five years after their launch, expressed as a percentage of their initial True Market Value®, and whichever vehicle has the highest value, earns the top award.
“Buying a new car is a huge financial decision, and our 2018 Edmunds Best Retained Value Awards are designed to help shoppers discover the vehicles that can help them get the most out of their investment … This year’s winners underscore a commitment to quality and reliability, and are good bets to hold their value over the course of ownership.” – Avi Steinlauf, Edmunds’ CEO.
The 2018 Dodge Charger and the 2018 Jeep Wrangler also won ALG’s Residual Value Award in December 2017. For the Full Size Car segment, the 2018 Dodge Charger was considered the most likely vehicle in its class to retain the highest percentage of MSRP after three years. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler, of course, won the Residual Award for the Off-Road Utility segment.
Just a quick tidbit, ALG is a company that collects and analyzes data to get an idea about future trends and prospective sales the auto industry. The company’s Residual Value Award (RVA) recognizes vehicles and brands that represent quality, long-term reliability and strong desirability in the auto market.
Rocky Mountain Automotive Press and the Dodge Durango SRT
Also named for an award recently was the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT. That’s right. America’s fastest, most powerful, and most capable three-row SUV with its 475-horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque stemming from the legendary 392-cubic-inch HEMI® V-8 engine, Following the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) association’s 2018 Crossover of the Year, the RMAP evaluated dozens of new or significantly updated vehicles for 2018 to determine which best fit the Rocky Mountain lifestyle. A judge panel that included all automotive journalists in the Rocky Mountain region (including Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana) all decided that the new Dodge Durango SRT deserved to win the crossover-SUV category.
“The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT made a great impression in its first RMAP event by how well-integrated this high-performance vehicle is for the Rocky Mountain region … From clean, functional styling to how well the powerful drivetrain and electronic systems work together, the Dodge//SRT team did fine work in impressing RMAP voters.” – David Muramoto, President-RMAP.
If that’s not enough to get you interested, all consumers who buy a new Dodge Durango SRT will receive one full-day session at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Chandler, Arizona.
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