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2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

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Pros: Stylish; quality interior materials, turbocharged engine, off-road capability.

Cons: Style limits cargo space; poor outward visibility; only room for four; pricey.

What’s New

For 2013, the Range Rover Evoque sees the addition of a less expensive trim level, the Pure. Other revisions include a tweaked grille, an added off-road guidance system and a now optional parking-assist system.

 

 

Body Styles, Trims & Options
The 2013 Range Rover Evoque is available in a four-door or a two-door coupe body style. Standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, front and rear fog lamps, a power liftgate, a panoramic sunroof, automatic wipers, push button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, leather upholstery with power front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an eleven-speaker sound system with a touchscreen interface, CD player, two USB ports and an auxiliary audio jack.

To the tune of $6,000, The Pure Premium Package adds push-button start, a blind spot warning system, adaptive xenon headlights with automatic high beams, LED daytime running lights, a 360-degree parking camera system, navigation and a 17-speaker surround-sound system. The Pure plus can be had with the Vision Assist Package that includes the Premium’s safety features without all of the extra bells and whistles. The navigation system is also a stand-alone option.

Adding the Dynamic package will get you all of the Premium’s equipment plus exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels, unique interior and exterior trims, perforated leather upholstery and different color choices with the choice of a color contrasting roof. An available Adaptive Dynamics Package will add an adaptive suspension.

The top-of-the-line Prestige Package, which is available on four door models only, gets premium leather upholstery, richer trims and additional front seat power adjustments. An available Climate Comfort Package can be added to any Evoque regardless of chosen trim.  This package includes heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a heated windshield and heated washer nozzles. A rear-seat entertainment system can be had in all package levels with the exception of the Pure Plus. Other stand-alone options include 20-inch alloy wheels, HD radio and satellite radio.

Safety
Standard safety features include Roll stability Control, Hill Decent Control, stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, trailer sway control, rain sensing wipers and seven airbags including a driver’s knee airbag and full-length curtain airbags. Front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are also standard.

Warranty Information
Every new Range Rover Evoque is covered by a New Vehicle Limited Warranty for 4 years or 50,000 miles, a 6 year/unlimited mileage corrosion perforation warranty and other various emissions warranties. While under warranty, your new Range Rover will be covered by Land Rover Road Side Assistance which will bring help 24 hours a day, anywhere in the US. Bring your Range Rover into an authorized dealer within the first 12 months or 15,000 miles and the first required maintenance will be performed free of charge.

2013 Range Rover Evoque MSRP:  

Available Trims/Packages MSRP
2013 Evoque Pure $42,040
2013 Evoque Pure Plus $44,040
2013 Evoque Dynamic $51,540
2013 Evoque Prestige $52,440
2013 Evoque Coupe Pure Plus $45,040
2013 Evoque Coupe Dynamic $52,940
Similar vehicles: Base MSRP
2013 BMW X3 xDrive35i $44,700
2013 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design $44,850
2013 Audi Q5 3.0 TFSI® Premium Plus $45,270

Available Engines, Transmissions, & EPA Ratings for the 2013 Range Rover Evoque*:

Trim

Engine

Transmission

Fuel Economy (city/highway)

All Trims

2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder

6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Drive Select

18/28

† Prices are not guaranteed. They may vary depending on where you live and are subject to change without notice. Dealers will set actual selling price of vehicle. Prices exclude destination fee, cost of major packages and/or options and any dealer accessories installed before or at the time of delivery.

* EPA mileage estimate. Actual results may vary due to driving conditions, how you drive and how you maintain your vehicle. 

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May 8, 2013 |

Toyota Prices In Indianapolis

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Toyota Prices In Indianapolis – Ed Martin Toyota

If you live near Indianapolis and considering a brand-new Toyota, we are here to help your search easier with Toyota car reviews and insights on local featured Toyota new car dealers. Our information on this Toyota Dealer serving Indianapolis area will help you learn who has the best prices, selection on new and used cars, and general maintenance services in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Ed Martin Toyota is recognized as one of the largest Toyota dealers in the area, thanks to their renowned customer ratings, service and low pricing on new Toyota Indianapolis vehicles.

Toyota Service Centers for general maintenance, repairs and Toyota warranty.

If you live in or near Indianapolis, whether you commute or stay local, regular auto maintenance services will keep your car, truck, or SUV in top notch condition, extending the life of one of your most utilized possessions. When reviewing the automotive services at Ed Martin Toyota located in Indianapolis, IN, they understand how important your car is to you and know that you need auto services handled by experts who know how to give the best care for your vehicle. Ed Martin Toyota has master technicians with state-of-the-art facilities to work in and follow the Ed Martin Toyota philosophy of excellence in service. They will get the job done quickly and proficiently so that you can get back on the road! Car builders dispense factory-recommended maintenance schedules for a reason and Ed Martin Toyota knows whats best for your service or car part needs.

Visit This Toyota Dealer Serving Indianapolis Area
Ed Martin Toyota
770 North Shadeland Avenue
Indianapolis Indiana 46219
Phone: 317-359-4227

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March 5, 2015 |

Bill Page Honda Falls Church VA

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Choosing the right Honda dealer in or near Falls Church, VA. isn’t easy. That is why its important to hear from other car shoppers in your area about their experience with Bill Page Honda located in Falls Church. Continue reading “Bill Page Honda Falls Church VA” »

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November 18, 2012 |

Bakersfield Hyundai

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Bakersfield Hyundai

Great inventory and great people make up the Bakersfield Hyundai brand of great customer experience.

Whether your interest is in buying a new Hyundai in the latest models, or driving away in a pre-owned car, truck or SVU, you’ll be sure to experience the Hyundai Valencia dealership’s slogan of “Our Promise, Your Peace of Mind.” Continue reading “Bakersfield Hyundai” »

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December 23, 2014 |

2014 Chevy Impala

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2014 Chevrolet Impala – Frumpy to Fabulous

Over the last few years, or shall we say the last decade or two, the Chevrolet Impala had lost its flair. There it stood, silently at the back of the full-size sedan crowd and while offering reliability and simplicity, it was missing that “It” factor that buyers long for.

Long gone are the days when “getting the job done” was a strong selling point. Today shoppers have even higher demands, gravitating towards the prettiest most fashionable set of wheels loaded with the latest in tech features. These are two categories that the Impala consistently fell short on year after year. It offered everything you needed but nothing that you wanted. In fact, roughly 70 percent of all Impala sales have been fleet vehicles, leaving the remaining 30 percent to retail customers. Clearly it hasn’t been on top, average at best when compared to its competition.

This year brings welcome change. The all-new and much improved Chevrolet Impala has the “It” factor that will certainly please many of today’s consumers. Or at least we think it does. It has bold assertive looks that exudes confidence and makes a statement rather than fading away into its surroundings.

Its new interior, inspired by the classic Chevrolet dual cockpit, surrounds passengers with rich surfaces and materials that flow together seamlessly. The center stack remains uncomplicated and its intuitive technology is easy to navigate through. Owners will also have plenty to talk about in terms of legroom and overall passenger space. Its long list of tech goodies includes an 8-inch color touch screen with fully customizable icons and features, Chevrolet’s improved MyLink system, Bluetooth wireless technology, navigation and a hidden USB port.

When compared to the outgoing model, handling is better balanced and more buttoned down- we give it two thumbs up. Offering one of the most powerful engines in its segment, a 305 HP 3.6L V6, the Impala makes merging into busy freeway traffic seam effortless.  Fuel economy is estimated at 19city/29highway- respectable for an engine of this caliber and car of this size. Our tests returned roughly the same, averaging between 18 and 19mpg. Chevy’s new ECOTEC 2.5L engine offers a small increase in fuel economy but it goes without saying that it’s not as spry as the V6. A mild Hybrid is also optional (late availability) which will offer even greater fuel savings.

With a choice of three trim levels and a price tag starting at just $26,725 there’s little room for complaint. Given its new design and additional features the Impala is sure to give its closest competitors, the Hyundai Azera, Toyota Avalon and all-new Kia Cadenza, a good run for their money. It’s sure to please and appears destined to reclaim its glory as top choice among the full size segment.

 Dashing good looks; spacious & comfortable interior; agile & composed ride; long list of desirable features

 Indecisive transmission on windy roads; uninspiring 4-cylinder engine doesn’t offer much of a boost in fuel economy

edited by: Christine Butt

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June 28, 2013 |

Toyota Camry Prices In Muncie

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Toyota Camry Prices In Muncie From Ed Martin Toyota

First introduced to the U.S. car market in 1982, the Toyota Camry remains one of the best-selling cars in the world. Although the Camry is well-known for its superior reliability, the 2015 model also delivers a very impressive driving experience. Even the base trim comes equipped with a rear-view camera system. While the new Camry certainly faces some stiff competition, Toyota has taken the necessary steps to keep its most popular vehicle on top.

Ed Martin Toyota – Phone: 765-622-4200

2015 Toyota Camry Engine Choices
Generating a total of 178 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque, the base four-cylinder engine delivers just enough potency for most drivers. Over the years, the 2.5-liter engine has developed a reputation for being very durable. The fuel economy is rated at 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the open road. All models use a six-speed automatic gearbox.

If you choose to upgrade to the V-6 engine, you will immediately notice a major increase in performance. With a total output of 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque, the V6-equipped Camry accelerates like a refined racehorse. During testing, the mid-size sedan scampered to 60 mph in about six seconds. Expect to average 31 miles-per-gallon when cruising on the highway.

While the Camry Hybrid looks strikingly similar to the other models, its Hybrid Synergy Drive system treats the driver to excellent gas mileage. With the assistance of an electric motor, the four-cylinder engine is able to push out an inspiring 200 horsepower. The hybrid model should easily deliver over 40 miles-per-gallon.

2015 Camry Available Features
To the delight of budget-minded shoppers, the base LE model now features a rear-view camera system. The entry-level trim also comes equipped with Toyota’s Entune infotainment system. Some of the other standard goodies include key-less entry, heated mirrors, and Bluetooth phone connectivity.

Designed with a stiffened suspension system, the SE trim transforms the Camry into a true sports sedan. The SE trim also equips the Camry with a leather-trimmed steering wheel, performance tires, a chrome-tipped exhaust system, and a few other exterior enhancements.

The XSE trim brings LED running lights, a sunroof, dual-zone climate control, and heated front seats. If you opt for the Convenience Package, your Camry will we equipped with an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and key-less ignition. The thunderous JBL GreenEdge sound system is yet another option that music lovers should consider. In regards to luxuriousness, the XLE model offers more creature comforts than any other trim.

Toyota Camry Safety Features
Every Camry surrounds its passengers with a total of 10 airbags. Drivers who desire the utmost security on the road should upgrade to the Advanced Technology package. This package consists of adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning technology, a pre-collision braking system, and blind-spot monitoring.

Camry Pricing
Expect to pay almost $23,000 for a base LE model. On the other hand, the luxury-focused XLE can cost up to $31,370. The cost for a Camry Hybrid ranges from $27,000 to upwards of $30,000.

What you might like about the 2015 Camry:
If you are seeking a super-reliable sedan that promises to maintain its resale value, the new Camry is certainly worth a test drive. Although the Camry is a mid-size sedan, it boasts as much passenger room as some of the full-size sedans on the market. When equipped with a V-6 engine, the Camry’s performance is sure to impress most drivers. The hybrid version is definitely the most environmentally-friendly choice.

Luckily, the available SE model maintains a fun-to-drive character without sacrificing comfort or fuel efficiency. This is good news for the drivers who want to add a bit of excitement to their daily commute.

Call or Visit Ed Martin Toyota – Phone: 765-622-4200

Located at: 5500 Scatterfield Road, Anderson Indiana 46013

Website: Toyota Dealer Serving Muncie

 

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March 6, 2015 |

2013 Volvo S60

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The 2013 Volvo S60 was resigned in 2011 and is an eye-pleaser when compared to the previous generations’ boxy style. In fact, it’s arguably one of the best-looking sedans in its class- a simple yet classy design.

Its straightforward interior is just as attractive as its outer shell. Its center stack remains uncluttered and uncomplicated with user friendly controls.

Quality materials consisting of leather, vinyl and soft plastics are comparable to those found in other entry level sedans. The front is roomy and the seats are as comfortable as a supple leather sofa however the back seats leave a bit to be desired for. The seats are fairly supportive, quite comfortable actually, but there is little in the way of legroom (especially for taller passengers like myself).

The 2013 Volvo S60 is offered in three well equipped trim levels- T5, T6 and the sport T6 R-Design. Prices start at just below $32,000 and top out at $53,000 for the fully loaded T6 R-Design with AWD.

Standard features found on the T5 includes a fuel-efficient 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine, 17-inch alloy wheels, headlight washers, automatic wipers, heated mirrors, full-power accessories, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, T-Tec seating surfaces and a power driver seat with memory and adjustable lumbar support.

Several packages are optional and range in price from $2,200 for the Premier Package to $6,050 for the top-notch Platinum Package that will add every option imaginable under the sun.  AWD is also optional for an additional $2,000.

Stepping up to the T6 will get you a powerful 300 horsepower V6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive as standard. Other standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, speed-sensitive steering, push-button start, leather upholstery and a sunroof. Xenon headlights and front/rear park assist are also standard. A rearview camera, navigation and a premium audio system are optional.

Opting for the top-of-the-line T6 R-Design adds 25 horsepower, upgraded brakes, a sport-tuned suspension and sporty styling elements like a rear spoiler, dark grey alloy wheels, unique interior trim and sport seats. Navigation, Volvo’s premium sound system and the rearview camera are also standard. Heated rear seats, a rear dual DVD entertainment system and front and rear parking sensors are optional.

All told, the Vovlo S60 is a suave, well-mannered entry level luxury sedan. It’s richly appointed for its low entry price and offers plenty of power no matter your choice of engine. The S60 is also Volvos least expensive model and has been named the Best Value Midsize Luxury Sedan by USAA, making it the least expensive model to insure. Now if that doesn’t give you something to cheer about, we don’t know what will.

 Comfortable front seats; superior safety ratings; good handling; powerful engine lineup; available AWD; user friendly controls- Volvo keeps it uncluttered and uncomplicated

 Cramped rear seats, no optional manual transmission

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July 18, 2013 |

The 2014 Kia Sorento: New Year Brings All Around Improvement

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The Sorento is Kia’s 2nd best-selling vehicle behind the Optima. According to Kia, the 2014 model returns with 80 percent of its parts either all-new or completely redesigned.

An increased use of high-strength steal has made the new Sorento both lighter and stronger which Kia expects will increase its previous safety rating of four stars. Its outer shell now rests on the same platform as its cousin, the Hyundai Santa Fe, however this doesn’t change its wheelbase or dimensions. Its mid-cycle facelift includes a new front and rear fascia, a bolder grille and wider LED taillights making it look more expensive than its competition.

Unfortunately, that theme has not been carried through to its interior. Cheap feeling, hard plastics are present throughout and its standard leather seating surfaces take me back to the good old days when I rode the cheese wagon to school (ok, maybe that’s a bit of an over exaggeration but you get the idea).  Nevertheless, you do get some pretty cool features depending on your chosen trim level and you can always upgrade to the premium Nappa leather.

Four trim levels are offered- LX, EX, SX and the SX Limited. Its price tag covers a vast range, starting at just over 24k and topping out at $40,100 without additional options. Selecting the fully loaded SX Limited with every available option known to man will set you back almost $44 grand.

Standard features on the base LX includes a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated power mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, full power accessories, a fuel efficiency indicator and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio and USB/auxiliary audio jacks. Several packages are available that offer most features found standard in the EX apart from the V6 engine. The LX V6 will get you the more powerful engine however there are less options and packages available.

Stepping up to the EX will add the V6 as standard plus 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, a rear spoiler, roof rails and front LED accent lights. On the inside you will get a rearview camera, push button start, dual zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a 7-inch LCD information display.

A Touring Package is optional on the EX which will add a power liftgate, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, a blind spot detection and warning system, an 8-inch touchscreen display, navigation and an upgraded 10-speaker Infinity Sound system. A third-row seat is available.

The SX receives features from the EX Touring Package plus 19-inch wheels, selectable steering modes, rear AC and additional exterior treatments. Third-row seating is also optional on this trim. The SX Limited adds the cherry on top with Xenon headlights, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and wood interior trim.

All told, the new Sorento has a lot more going for it then the outgoing model. It looks and drives a lot better than before although it’s not awe-inspiring. We look forward to what Kia has in store for the Sorento’s full redesign in a few years. We can only hope that it will offer improved interior materials and a more engaging ride, at least enough to reflect its steep price tag that is.

 Long list of standard features; quiet ride; roomy interior; strong V6; lots of tech goodies; optional third row seat

 Anemic base 4-cylinder engine; low-rent materials used throughout; lackluster handling; expensive

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July 3, 2013 |

2013 Dodge Charger: From Outlaw to the Law

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YeeHaaaawww… From outlaw to the law?   As we all know, the famous Dukes of Hazzard television series set the stage for the iconic Dodge Charger. The customized 1969 General Lee is known worldwide for its signature horn, stunts and wild car chases. It’s bright orange paint job, “01” on the doors and confederate flag on the roof are still recognized to this day.  So, should we all be surprised that the tables have turned?

The once wild child Charger can now be found with the word “Police” posted on its side. It’s all grown up and doing its part to keep the streets clean but can a car really have multiple personalities; be both misfit and angel simultaneously?

The answer is yes, and it can be pretty darn good at it to.  Even if your career choice hasn’t led you down a path of chasing thieves through dark alleys and answering to a higher call of duty, you can still blaze through the night in your very own 470 horse powered set of wheels. No, it’s not the most logical choice of transportation, but who cares. It offers bold looks and performance to match. It’s a modern and more comfortable take on good old American muscle and it comes as no surprise to see that law enforcement has taken a liking to it.

Once seated in the cabin, you’ll quickly find that that what was once the must have muscle car of the late sixties has morphed into one tough looking family sedan. It’s a style that attracts a variety of customers, young and old, both law enforcers and law breakers. We prefer the classic Charger over the newer model and many of you will probably agree. Nevertheless, the new 2013 model does offer some pretty cool features like a touchscreen media center, a USB/iPod user interface, Bluetooth with voice recognition and illuminated cup holders- you know, if you’re into that sort of thing.

We could care less about its creature comforts. Power is what interests us and we’re sure that if you are considering the Charger, than you will agree. Well, it doesn’t disappoint. The 470 horsepower 6.4-liter Hemi V8 remains standard in the SRT8 and sends a whopping 470 lb-ft of torque at 4300 rpms to the rear wheels. If that doesn’t get your blood pumping, then we don’t know what will. The SRT8 model also benefits from the new launch control system and three-mode adaptive suspension.

If fuel economy is of a concern to you, then the 300 horsepower 3.6-liter engine found in the base model is right up your alley. Paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, it offers crisp shifting, decent acceleration and returns an estimated 18 city/27 highway. Those numbers aren’t anything to write home about but it certainly tops the SRT8’s mpg of 14 city/23 highway. The sporty R/T gets a 5.7-liter V8 engine that returns approximately 16 mpg city and 25 mpg highway

If you are willing to shell out the extra dough then we suggest sticking with the SRT8. It’s a favorite amongst our team members (no surprise there) and will get you standard features like 20-inch wheels, high-performance brakes and a premium Hartman Kardman sound system. Fully loaded with every option available, the SRT8 can set you back in excess of $53 grand so you’d better be sure your wallet can handle the hefty payments.

The available SRT8 Super Bee is essentially a more affordable version of the SRT8 with its own personality. It features a black on yellow paint job that is accented with exclusive Super Bee graphics. It’s less luxurious and deletes several features like the adaptive suspension, xenon headlights and the premium sound system. Regardless, you can save yourself upwards of $10,000 if you choose this trim over the traditional SRT8 without sacrificing any power.

All-in-all, the Dodge Charger remains a sporty option no matter your choice of engine. It’s big inside and out offering plenty of room for five and returns decent fuel economy as long as you stick with the V6. It stands out amongst its competition, the Chrysler 300 and Ford Taurus, mainly because of its superior performance and distinct personality.

 Bold personality- if you’re into that sort of thing; available HEMI V8 and all-wheel drive; big interior

 Rear seat short on headroom; V8 returns poor mpg- and we’re not surprised

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Get a behind the scenes look at the Dodge Charger during the making the movie Fast Five

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July 4, 2013 |

2013 Dodge Challenger: Modernized American Muscle

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The 2013 Dodge Challenger is a present-day interpretation of the classic American muscle car and carries over unchanged from 2012. It returned from a 30-year hiatus in 2008 and unlike those prized muscle cars from the past, the modernized Challenger offers a more refined ride, better mpg, advanced technology and improved safety features.

Competing with the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang, the Challenger has the longest wheelbase making it the only muscle coupe with room for five. Getting those five people in requires the flexibility of a contortionist and seeing three adults in the rearview reminds me of an overstuffed bag of potatoes, but it is possible. Overall, it offers more headroom, more comfortable seats and a larger trunk than its competition.

All that space may look good on paper but let’s face it, when it comes to pure American muscle nobody really cares about comfort. What enthusiasts really want to know about is horsepower and you’d better hope there’s a lot of it. Opting for the base model will get you a 305-hp 3.6-liter V6 which is on par with the Mustang and Camaro. If you are more of a die-hard muscle car enthusiast then we suggest taking the leap for either the R/T or SRT8 model; that is if your wallet can handle the hefty payments. The R/T features a 375-hp HEMI V8 while the SRT8 packs a rip-roaring 470-hp 6.4-liter V8.

The 2013 Dodge Challenger can be had in three trim levels ranging in price from $25,995 and topping out at $44,995 without additional options. Available trims include the base SXT, the R/T and the race-ready SRT8. Just be careful as options and packages get expensive in a hurry. In fact, the fully loaded SRT8 can reach in excess of $53k.

The SXT’s standard equipment list includes 18-inch alloy wheels, push-button start, full-power accessories, automatic climate control, a leather wrapped steering wheel, a power adjustable driver seat and a six-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio input jack. A number of packages are available that will add features like 20-inch wheels, remote start, a sports tuned suspension, paddle shifters and an upgraded sound system with a 6.5-ich color display.

Moving up the line to the R/T will get you the V8 engine as mentioned above plus fog lamps, heated mirrors and Bluetooth. A high-performance suspension, upgraded brakes, 20-inch wheels and navigation are offered in additional packages.

Stepping up to the granddaddy of them all, the SRT8, will get you the boisterous 470-hp V8, 20-inch alloy wheels, hydraulic power steering, high-performance brakes the premium sound system, leather-trimmed sports seats and a one-day SRT Track Experience at a driver training course.

All-in-all, the Dodge Challenger offers big power and looks great in any driveway but big changes may be store for the Dodge muscle-car line up. Rumor has it that the Chrysler group will be reincarnating the Barracuda by 2015 and ultimately nixing the touring based Challenger. There’s no real proof that the car actually exists but it’s said that it will certainly appeal more to the Mopar faithful.

 Muscle-car looks; secure handling; strong engine lineup; spacious cabin; drag strip ready

 Tight rear seat; poor rearward visibility; light steering

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July 2, 2013 |
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