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Dodge’s latest cop car has anti-ambush sensors

Dodge’s latest cop car has anti-ambush sensors

Parking tech may be helping Dodge owners avoid hitting the curb, but repurposing the same gadgetry will give police officers eyes in the back of their head. The 2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit, the automaker's law enforcement car, is getting an upgrade that tweaks the various sensors into a motion alarm. That, Dodge says, will help address the rise of ambush situations, where police officers are surprised by people creeping up behind their vehicles.

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2017 Dodge Durango R/T Review: No SRT required for this V8-powered SUV

2017 Dodge Durango R/T Review: No SRT required for this V8-powered SUV

Sometimes, fate has a funny way of toying with the best-laid plans. Mere days after I finished a stint behind the wheel of the 2017 Dodge Durango R/T, currently the quickest three-row SUV in the FCA line-up, the automaker proclaimed that next year it will produce an SRT version of the same hauler - with 115 additional horsepower and a ton of extra torque, too.

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The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT has 475 HP (because HEMI is where the heart is)

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT has 475 HP (because HEMI is where the heart is)

The ability to do burnouts in your three-row SUV isn't usually high on the priorities list of most buyers, but then the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is no ordinary family car. Packing a 392 cubic inch HEMI V8 under the vent-punctured hood - that's 6.4-liters - the SRT tuned Durango musters 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque. As well as giving the SUV the ability to turn tires into smoke at the slightest provocation, it's also enough for a 4.4 second 0-60 mph time.

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2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD First Drive: Four-season Grand Touring in an affordable retro package

2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD First Drive: Four-season Grand Touring in an affordable retro package

In the mid 1960's a talented group of engineers in West Bromwich, England, dared to ask the question 'why can't a muscle car spin all four wheels?' The end result was the Jensen FF, the first production vehicle to feature AWD, and a coupe that just happened to be hiding a 383 cubic inch Chrysler V8 under the hood. Flash forward 50 years and the Pentastar has picked up the torch once again in the form of the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD, which throws down nearly the same gauntlet at the rear-wheel drive-only options from Ford (the Mustang) and Chevrolet (the Camaro).

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Dodge’s 2018 Challenger SRT Demon keeps getting crazier

Dodge’s 2018 Challenger SRT Demon keeps getting crazier

Dodge continues to crank up expectations for the upcoming 2018 Challenger SRT Demon, the new car which will out-crazy even the currently ridiculous SRT Hellcat. The full wraps aren't due to be lifted off the SRT Demon until the New York International Auto Show 2017 come April, but Dodge can't help spilling a few details along the way. Today, it's the ridiculous rubber the Demon will wear.

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The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will out-punch the Hellcat

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will out-punch the Hellcat

Dodge is resurrecting one of its feistiest nameplates for an even more potent car than the Hellcat, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Set to be unveiled next week at the New York International Auto Show, details about the new car are in short supply, but Dodge is promising to drip-tease us tidbits to keep us going. One thing seems almost certain: we're talking about more than 707 horsepower here.

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FCA faces huge fines over Jeep and Dodge emissions cheating

FCA faces huge fines over Jeep and Dodge emissions cheating

Fiat Chrysler faces potentially millions in penalties, after being accused by the EPA of installing emissions cheating devices in more than 100,000 Dodge and Jeep vehicles. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) informed FCA today that certain models of its Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks violated the Clean Air Act, by virtue of the automaker having installed - and failing to disclose - engine management software that may have presented unrealistic emissions results under test conditions. Meanwhile, the agency is still investigating whether FCA also used illegal hardware in the vehicles.

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The 5 Most Impressive New Cars I Drove In 2016

The 5 Most Impressive New Cars I Drove In 2016

I'm fortunate in that I have the opportunity to drive almost every new car that makes it to the market in any given calendar year. With roughly 100 steering wheels passing through my hands over that period of time, you might be surprised to learn that very few cars, trucks, or SUVs make it onto my 'naughty' list - that is to say, automobiles have become so universally competent that it's fairly difficult to buy one that's objectively 'bad' in any meaningful way.

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A Brief History of Dodge’s Scat Pack – From late-60’s marketing masterstroke to modern muscle machine

A Brief History of Dodge’s Scat Pack – From late-60’s marketing masterstroke to modern muscle machine

The 2016 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack is my pick for the best of the breed when it comes to the retro-themed muscle car. The Scat Pack checks all the right boxes: 485 horsepower from a 6.4-liter Hemi V8, the quicker steering, stiffer suspension, and bigger brakes found in the standard Super Track Pak package, a louder exhaust system, and the availability of the 'Shaker' intake option, which sticks up through a hole in the middle of the car's hood and rumbles every time you rev the engine.

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The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack is 485HP of tire hate

The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack is 485HP of tire hate

You know what you're getting with a Dodge Challenger: some good, old-fashioned American muscle. In the somewhat confusing - unless you're a super-fan - line-up of trims, tunes, and general craziness, this 2016 Challenger RT Scat Pack strikes its balance near the top of the tree. No, it doesn't have the ridiculous 707 horsepower of the infamous SRT Hellcat, but its $38,995 sticker is also twenty-five grand cheaper.

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One Dodge Dealership buys 99% of 2017 Viper production run

One Dodge Dealership buys 99% of 2017 Viper production run

One of the coolest cars that an American automaker has ever built is the Dodge Viper. This car has been brutally impractical since the day it first rolled onto the scene decades ago and we love it for that fact. The latest version of the Viper is very impressive and the 2016 Viper ACR with its massive aero holding a slew of track records around the country.

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10 Canceled Cars that Won’t be Coming Back after 2017

10 Canceled Cars that Won’t be Coming Back after 2017

Not every new car is a success, and over time even the most intriguing models run the risk of being surpassed by more interesting offerings from other companies. It's not always a design, price, or features issue - some slow sellers fall victim to events outside their control, like changing fuel prices, shifting customer buying habits, or fading styling trends. The 10 cars on this list are facing their final year of production before being canceled forever, making this your last chance to snag one of these models.

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