July 24, 2014 12:46 PM
Dodge Dart, the most award-winning vehicle in its class, continues to hit the bull's-eye when it comes to accolades.
Just this week, the 2014 Dodge Dart topped J.D. Power's 2014 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study in the highly competitive compact car segment. It surpassed 19 other vehicles in the segment, including the second- and third-ranked Volkswagen Beetle and Nissan Sentra.
The APEAL Study measures how gratifying a new vehicle is to own and drive, based on customer evaluations of 77 vehicle attributes of new 2014 model-year vehicles. Customers are surveyed after...
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The Most Appealing Vehicles
by Jen Herman
July 24, 2013 5:13 PM
Does your new car still appeal to you? It would if you owned one of several Chrysler Group products named today in The J.D. Power and Associates Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.
The Study recognized the 2013 Dodge Charger, Fiat 500, Ram Truck brand and Chrysler 300 in its annual study, which examines what consumers like about their new vehicles after 90 days of ownership.
Chrysler Digital Media's Jennifer Herman looks at what drove those vehicles to the top of their segments.
'Luxury' Honors for Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn
by Betty Newman
April 15, 2013 2:03 PM
What does it take for a vehicle to make Ward’s coveted 10 Best Interiors list?
Drew Winter, Editor-in-Chief of WardsAuto World, summed it up this way in welcoming the 2013 Ram Laramie Longhorn to this year’s coveted winning lineup:
“If Bentley made a pickup truck, this is what the cabin would look like.”
From an instrument cluster “that looks like a fine chronograph,” to heated seats all around … even the “natural-looking” wood trim, Winter praised the overall workmanship and quality found throughout the interior of the Ram Laramie Longhorn, also...
The 2013 Dodge Dart Scores Again
by Jen Herman
February 8, 2013 3:03 PM
The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart has captured its 27th award since its introduction. The latest award comes from MotorWeek. Television's longest-running automotive series named the Dodge Dart the best compact car of 2013. The announcement came at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. MotorWeek called the Dart “the perfect mix of Italian flair and American ingenuity.”
MotorWeek road-tested the 2013 Dodge Dart and noted that the Dart “trumps other compacts with lots of high-tech features like a configurable Thin Film Transistor gauge panel, available heated steering wheel and keyless entry, a huge touch screen navigation...
Pentastar Scores with WardsAuto Judges
by Eric Mayne
January 16, 2013 4:54 PM
In hockey terms, Chrysler Group has completed a hat trick, Ward’s AutoWorld Editor-in-chief Drew Winter said during this year’s 2013 Ward’s 10 Best Engines luncheon.
The event marked the third consecutive year Chrysler Group’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 has earned a spot on WardsAuto’s prestigious list of the industry’s most outstanding engines.
The engine was the lone winner to be tested in a truck, the 2013 Ram 1500.
In a nod to the pickup’s TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission, a segment-exclusive, Associate Editor Aaron Foley said “we all noticed the ease of shifting speeds and...