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Dodge Dart hits the bull's-eye ... again

by Jen Herman

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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One Week of Information Can Mean A Lifetime for A Child

by Mike Driehorst

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children from 1 to 13 years of age, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In 2011, more than one-third of children killed in car accidents were not in car seats or not wearing seatbelts, according to NHTSA.

Car seats reduce the risk of death in cars by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers. In pickups and vans, they reduce the risk by 58% for infants and 59% for toddlers. Those stats are also according to NHTSA.

Think about those...
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Voluntary safety recall of 1.56 million 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-07 Jeep Liberty vehicles

by Gualberto Ranieri

Chrysler Group will conduct a voluntary safety recall of 1.56 million 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-07 Jeep Liberty vehicles for supplemental improvement in low-speed crashes. All 1.56 million vehicles will be inspected. If a vehicle doesn’t have a trailer-hitch assembly, Chrysler Group dealers will install a new trailer-hitch assembly to better manage crash forces in low-speed impacts.

Aftermarket trailer hitches will be inspected, and if the hitch is determined to be inadequate or if it has sharp edges, it will be replaced with a new trailer-hitch assembly. While vehicles with factory-installed and Mopar trailer-hitch assemblies will be inspected,...
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Under the Pentastar: Feb. 17, 2012

by Betty Newman

As the 2012 year progresses, so does Chrysler Group with more positive momentum from within the company and around the industry. You can catch the latest news Under the Pentastar:

Eleven Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Fiat Vehicles Named Top Safety Picks

by Mike Driehorst

Eleven 2012 Chrysler Group vehicles -- up from nine 2011 models -- earned a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Senior VP for Engineering Scott Kunselman said the IIHS ratings for the 11 vehicles "underscores our commitment to engineering safety and security across all vehicle segments."

Among the latest safety innovations that are standard or available on many models is SafetyTec, which includes ParkSense rear park assist, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection.

The 11 vehicles with IIHS Top Safety Picks:

  • Town & Country (right)
  • 300
  • 200 (only 4-door models)
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