Model Options When You Downsize to a Smaller Vehicle

The kids are grown and gone, and retirement is on the horizon. Maybe it’s time to start thinking about making a move from that large van or SUV to something that fits your new lifestyle. Here are some options we recommend when you downsize to a smaller vehicle.

2019 Dodge Journey

The 2019 Dodge Journey is an affordable crossover and a great next step when transitioning from a large vehicle to a smaller one. Even though it’s smaller than other SUVs, you won’t feel cramped in the Journey with its generous head- and leg-space, as well as ample cargo space. There’s versatile in-floor storage for extra luggage and travelling equipment when you visit family.

The second- and third-row seats fold down, which gives you up to 67.6 cubic feet of space to store those must-have items from the flea market or those potted plants that were on clearance at the garden center.

2019 Dodge Challenger

If you don’t really need much space anymore, but style is a priority, consider the 2019 Dodge Challenger. This sporty car can take you on exciting rides with four-wheel drive and best-in-class horsepower through various V6 and V8 options. Enjoy your next road trip with the up-to-date technology package including Uconnect 4C NAV which offers navigation, hands-free calling and Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ phone integration.

2019 Dodge Charger

If you are serious about losing the soccer mom vibe, the 2019 Dodge Charger will do it for you. This is the classic American muscle car. It comes with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 Engine, but an assortment of HEMI V8s are available too.  The Charger is just as beautiful as it is powerful, with a sleek style that hugs the road. It’s definitely not a car made for large families.

Check out all of these small Dodge vehicles at Tom Kelley CDJR.

Dodge Announces Two Wide-Body Charger Models

There is something about a wide body on a sports car that just gives it an aggressive, powerful look. If you have been wanting this look on a Dodge Charger, you won’t have to wait any longer. Dodge has announced two wide-body Charger models for the 2020 model year: the R/T Scat Pack and SRT Hellcat.

Dodge says the two new models have “radically redesigned” side sills and fascias in order to add the new wide-body parts. The unique models will also have retuned suspensions. A unique dual-snorkel grille with an upper intake will complete the bold, new look.

According to Motor Trend, the wide-body models will come standard with launch control and 20×11-inch wheels. Under the hood, the Scat Pack model will come with a 6.4-liter V8 rated at 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. As for the Hellcat, it has even more power with its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that delivers 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. It’s possible there may be a 797-horsepower Redeye version available later.

The Scat Pack models will come standard with Brembo® high-performance brakes, a heavy-duty engine cooling system, and a limited-slip rear differential. The Hellcat model adds an upgraded suspension and steering system.

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