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Dodge Viper SRT-10 styling builds on cues from the original, with the signature crosshair grille design, deep-cut side scallops, swept-back fenders and lowered hood lines. A true convertible, the Dodge Viper top is a bi-fold design with a single center latch on the windshield header. An aluminum-block 8.3-liter V10 engine powers the Viper SRT-10, generating 500 horsepower.
Dodge offers two Stratus coupe models, including Stratus SXT and R/T. Stratus SXT is powered by a 2.4-liter, 16-valve, four-cylinder engine with a five-speed manual transmission that produces 147 horsepower. A four-speed automatic transmission is also available. Stratus has more than 34 inches of leg room and more than 102 cubic feet of interior space. With the standard five-speed manual transmission or the optional four-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick, a sport-tuned suspension and 17-inch aluminum wheels, Stratus R/T capably combines V6 power and performance. Its 3.0-liter, V6 engine produces 200 horsepower.
The Dodge SRT-4 has a 2.4-liter turbocharged 16-valve double overhead camshaft (DOHC) engine that puts out 230 horsepower and gives 250 lb-ft of torque. The car goes zero to 60 in around 5.8 seconds. SRT4 features 205/50R17 high-performance tires mounted on 17 x 6-inch cast aluminum wheels. The interior offers a full complement of gauges, including one for turbo boost, Viper-inspired seating, carbon fiber look trim on shift boot and steering wheel, Satin Silver interior accents and an available power sunroof.
The Sprinter is powered by a 2.7-liter, five-cylinder CDI Turbo Diesel engine. A five-speed automatic transmission with "Tip Shift" technology gives the driver more options for engaging the gear that best suits the driving situation. Standard features on Sprinter include power-assisted rack and pinion steering, full-size driver and front passenger air bags, headrests and three-point seatbelts with pretensioners.
Ram SRT-10 and SRT-10 Quad Cab have an 8.3-liter Viper V10 engine making 500 horsepower. And 90 percent of that power comes on between 1,500 and 5,600 rpm-the range in which drivers spend most of their time in normal operation. The SRT-10 Quad Cab offers an automatic transmission-a super-duty four-speed with the capability of towing 7,500 pounds. The Ram SRT-10 Quad Cab has several other features supporting its towing capability, including a special transmission cooler, heavy-duty torque converter, special front and rear strut and spring assemblies and all-season tires.
The Power Wagon legend is reborn with HEMI power, class-exclusive electric locking front and rear differentials, class-exclusive electronic disconnecting front sway bar, the tallest standard tires offered with 33-inch BF Goodrich tires and a custom-built Warn 12,000 lb. winch. Based on the Ram 2500 and available in either Regular or Quad Cab body styles, the big 5.7-liter HEMI Magnum is the only available powertrain. The Dodge Ram Power Wagon features class-exclusive electric locking front and rear differentials and a class-exclusive electronically disconnecting front sway bar. The Power Wagon boasts best-in-class wheel articulation with new suspension designs.
For the model year, Rams are available with a sun roof on Quad Cab models. Also new, the 3.7-liter Magnum V6 and the 4.7-liter Magnum V8 feature a standard 6-speed manual transmission, offering smooth shifting with triple cone synchronizers in first and second gears.
The Dodge Magnum SRT-8 offers a revised front fascia and body-color grille inserts, mirrors and door handles; and satin front and rear bumper inserts. It features sport seats with red stitching and leather trim on the steering wheels. Performance numbers for the all-new 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8 include a 0-60 mph time in the low 5-second range and 60-0 mph braking in approximately 110 feet. Capable of covering a quarter-mile in the high 13-second range, the Dodge Magnum SRT8 can accomplish SRT s signature performance test of 0-100-0 mph in the mid 16-second range.
Neon SXT standard features include body-color door handles and moldings, power door locks, power front windows, air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with CD player and six speakers, remote keyless entry, a power trunk lid release and 15-inch all-season touring tires with aluminum wheels. Neon SXT is powered by a 2.0-liter, 16-valve, four-cylinder engine with 132 horsepower. For value-minded customers, Neon SE provides comfort and convenience. A 2.0-liter, 16-valve, four-cylinder engine and a revised fifth gear ratio on manual transaxle models provide fuel efficiency.
Magnum's unique package features an "extreme access" liftgate hinged forward off the d-pillar to open straight up instead of swinging out. The large 11.3 square foot opening can swallow a 27-inch TV. Standard features include a 2.7-liter V6 engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch wheels and tires, rack and pinion steering and 27.0 cu. ft. cargo volume. Magnum SXT adds: 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and available all-wheel drive with five-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick.
Durango is available in five trim levels: ST, SXT, SLT, Limited and a new Adventurer package. SLT and Limited models feature available unique two-tone leather interiors. Durango also features available navigation radio. The new SXT package features roof side rails, neutral density gray bodyside moldings, running boards, a six-disc CD changer and available aluminum wheels. Durango offers a standard 210 horsepower 3.7-liter V6 and the award-winning 335 horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI Magnum V8 as an optional powertrain. The 4.7-liter Magnum V8, standard on four-wheel drive Durango models, returns to round out an impressive powertrain lineup.
Dakoat has two V8 offerings. With a powerful standard 3.7-liter Magnum V6 rated at 210 horsepower and 235 lb.-ft. of torque, the Dakota offers a six-percent improvement in fuel efficiency and improved power over the 3.9-liter Magnum V-6. The 4.7-liter V8 Magnum is rated at 230 horsepower at 4,600 rpm and 290 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,600 rpm, while the new 4.7-liter High Output Magnum V8 further eclipses the competition in both power and torque with 250-plus horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. plus of torque.
Caravan's Stow 'n Go seating and storage system not only provides the industry's only fold-in-the-floor second- and third-row seats, but gives an additional 12 cu. ft. of storage area when the seats are in their upright position. The seating configuration goes from seven seats to two in less than 30 seconds, with an effortless, one-hand operation. Grand Caravan also includes a minivan-first Overhead Rail System, featuring three moveable/removable overhead storage bins, with the capability to add three more for a total of six.