If you get a browser warning about the content to the left, please allow it to run. It is a Dodge commercial for their AWD product that I think you'll enjoy. (Hat tip to
Jiyan Cadiz with Chrysler Media Relations for the link.)
I much prefer the Dodge low bandwidth version of their website. It is an excellent design; about the best in the industry! All my links will attempt to deliver that content to you, so that you can have the fastest browsing experience possible. After all, we're all about performance, right?
Dodge changed its Charger AWD implementation. The 2009 Dodge Charger includes both Active Transfer Case and Front Axle Disconnect. Chrysler is the only manufacturer to pair these two technologies on the same vehicle. Chrysler’s system transitions between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with no driver intervention by disconnecting the front wheels from the drivetrain to reduce friction and rotational inertia. That no-driver-intervention aspect keeps Chrysler's implementation in the AWD area and out of the on-demand 4wd systems. It provides optimal traction, performance and safety, as well as a fuel economy improvement of one mpg (combined city/highway).
Dodge AWD Choices
The all-new 2011 Dodge Charger R/T AWD model features an active transfer case and front-axle disconnect system to improve fuel economy. Dodge Charger's innovative AWD system seamlessly transitions between rear-wheel drive and AWD with no driver intervention. When all-wheel drive is not required, the system automatically disconnects the front axle to maximize fuel economy while still providing the outstanding fun-to-drive performance and handling inherent in rear-wheel-drive vehicles.
Only the R/T series can be had with AWD. The base R/T model with AWD brings it on with the
5.7 liter Hemi engine. Prices for the 2011 AWD Charger R/T start at $32,320.
The 2011 Dodge Journey AWDoption is available on 3 versions of Journey, Mainstreet, Crew and Lux. All are powered by a new 280 hp 3.6 liter V6 engine mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission. To take advantage of the extra 45 horsepower, it has improved suspension geometry, improved premium tires and a redesigned steering system for more precise response. The dash also gets an upgrade. The new and improved AWD Journey Mainstreet also keeps the lid on inflation with a lowered MSRP of $25,945!