When buying a car, most people look into its reliability more than appearance or style. Fortunately, these car buyers have plenty to choose from when it comes to reliable brands. Wall Street Journal's Auto Business writer Sam Becker lists down 10 of the country's most reliable car brands between 1995 and 2014, including Dodge.
Beating out the likes of Nissan and Subaru is nothing to scoff at, and that is exactly what Dodge (FIATY.PK) has managed to do. The lone Chrysler brand on the list, Dodge rides into the number four spot on the list behind the rough and tough Ram trucks, and its new line of athletic cars, like the revamped Charger and Dart. Beating out most other American carmakers is impressive as well, as Dodge managed to edge out all GM brands by reaching 198,266 miles before valueless. It's an impressive feat for Dodge and a fine selling point for its customers as well.
However, some people may have their own definition of reliability. Basically though, a reliable car is one that can take them from Point A to Point B without any problem- whether they are heading to their workplace in the morning or taking a road trip from Indianapolis, IN to Phoenix, AZ (one day's worth of drive time). A high-performing motor is key to a vehicle's reliability, which the Dodge-branded vehicles boast of. Those planning to buy a Dodge car can do so from a Dodge dealer in Indianapolis, and consider two recent models while they're at it:
2013 Dodge Dart SE Aero Sedan
With its six-speed manual transmission and inline 4 cylinders, this model manages a fuel-efficient 25 mpg (city) and 36 mpg (highway), in line with the average fuel economy (23.8) for vehicles released in 2013.
This model is also loaded with features that makes it an ideal partner for long-distance driving. For one, the car comfortably seats five people and has ample cargo capacity.
2014 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan
This model is less fuel-efficient than the 2013 Dodge Dart SE Aero Sedan. Somehow though, it makes up for it with its five-speed shiftable automatic, which combines the sportiness and ease of use of a manual transmission while still maintaining fuel economy.
This model also has a five-person capacity and sufficient cargo load. Special features include a universal remote transmitter to open garage doors or activate security systems.
These are two of Dodge's latest models to capture the attention of car shoppers everywhere. Those who wish to get one for themselves can depend on reputable car dealerships in Indianapolis like the Fletcher Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM to offer them good deals on either pre-owned or brand-new Dodge vehicles.
(Source: 10 Vehicle Brands That Are the Most Reliable, wallstcheatsheet.com, May 8, 2014)