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)
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
Chrysler Digital Media's Jennifer Herman looks at what drove those
vehicles to the top of their segments.
Featured Video Posts
'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...
2013 Ram 1500 Wins North American Truck/Utility of the Year Honors
by Betty Newman
January 14, 2013 8:57 AM
It took just minutes to end months of intense speculation and deliver a coveted automotive achievement for the Ram Truck brand.
The 2013 Ram 1500 was named North American Truck/Utility of the Year during a ceremony Jan. 14 that kicked off media days at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The highly prized honor is eagerly sought after by automakers since it brings with it some very special bragging rights – all the more “sweeeet” in a truck market that’s growing hotter and more competitive every day.
Winners of the North American Car and...