If you’ve seen the “Fast and the Furious” movies, than you know the American Muscle always beats the import.  The Dodge Challenger featured in a couple of the movies has been made famous, and it has turned past and present Dodge Challenger models into superstars.

Since the beginning, Dodge has been in the Fast and Furious movies and this partnership has worked quite well with the movie producers and the American carmaker.  The first Fast and Furious movie featured a black 1970s Dodge Charger with an over-the-hood blower.  Since then, Dodge cars have appeared in all the movie sequels and prequels, in either classic or in current model forms and models.

The latest installment of the series, Fast and Furious 6, featured the current model Dodge Challenger SRT-8 as well as a 1969 red Dodge Charger Daytona. Its sculpted, boxy and athletic styling is a close reiteration of the original and classic Dodge Challenger, which makes it all the more desirable of buyers.

2013 Dodge Challenger R/T

When you compare the past model with the present model, the similarities are obvious.  It’s easy to see why this design is is described as timelessly elegant. Its chrome-tipped dual exhaust and a bright fuel filler door is reminiscent of its 1970s Dodge Challenger in Tacoma as well as its front end styling, albeit with HID headlamps and bigger 20-inch aluminum wheels. Inside, its Nappa leather seats heated front seats, automatic temperature control, and offers spacious seating for five with a generous rear headroom and legroom that adds refinement to a very classic-looking interior. The front seats feature a six-way control for its powered driver’s seat and four-way control for a powered passenger seat.

While the new Challenger offers better creature comforts with more muscular performance and superior road manners, it also comes with a greener engine. What’s interesting about the new Challenger is that one can still see the family resemblance with its persona and old-school charm through its body styling and other details, retaining its appeal to the current set of car owners, who are most likely sons and grandsons of muscle car owners from the baby boom generation.  Also, the pas version couldn’t hope to touch what today’s Challenger can provide in safety and convenience items, as well as advanced in-car tech.

For more information about the Challenger, or to take a look at any Dodge vehicle, contact Larson Dodge.

30 Jun 2013

Jeep has been spoiling consumers with endless options for years.  If a unique and capable SUV is what you’re looking for, chances are that Jeep has already turned your head – especially with its 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  New for this year is the EcoDiesel V6 has added to the lineup now that diesel engines are gaining popularity in the U.S.  Who wouldn’t want an SUV with more power and higher fuel-efficiency than others?  The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Tacoma also boasts an update for the new model year.  The update includes new exterior lighting, new front and rear styling, and an updated interior.

This new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel offers 240 horsepower and an impressive 420 lb ft of torque.  Towing capacity comes in at 7400 lbs with rear-wheel drive and 7200 lbs with 4-wheel-drive, like you’ll find on the 5.7-liter V-8 model. Jeep estimates fuel ratings of the rear-drive EcoDiesel at 22 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway; while AWD offers 21 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway.The range is said to be more than 730 miles.


The 2014 Grand Cherokee drives pretty much the same as did the prerefresh model, which means a comfy ride, a serene cabin, a generous dollop of body roll, a stiff platform, and a refined demeanor. As for the diesel, the transition for anyone trading in a Hemi model would be seamless.  Jeep has been working hard on offering improved styling, better in-car tech and connectivity, upgraded materials, more reliable engines and better performance.  You’ll find of all these in abundance within any 2014 Jeep model, especially when you opt for the higher trim levels.

Jeep has plenty to offer in any trim level, though the higher trim level of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee are jaw-droppingly beautiful.

For more information about the Grand Cherokee, or to take a look at any Jeep vehicle, contact Larson Dodge.

19 Jun 2013

Chrysler has unveiled a special RAM truck in a partnership with Warner Bros for the upcoming Superman film of the same name.  This truck is called the ‘Man of Steel’ Power Wagon as a nod to the new movie with the same name.  This heavy duty pickup features charcoal blue paint with red accents and a patterned wrap reminiscent of Superman’s suit. A glossy black roof is a nod to Clark Kent’s dark hair.

Superman badging has been put on all sides, as well as the interior. The interior features upholstery in pewter leather and mesh, which will also remind the driver of Superman’s world-saving outfit.


The Hemi-powered off-roading new RAM truck in Tacoma will make its debut at the “Man of Steel” premiere in New York on June 10th, then tour the country promoting the film, which features a collection of new Ram and classic Dodge trucks.

There are no plans to offer the package on production vehicles, but the truck will be auctioned for a yet to be named charity later this year, after making its rounds around the U.S. in state fairs and rodeos.

For more information about the RAM truck, or to take a look at any Dodge vehicle, contact Larson Dodge in Tacoma.


14 Jun 2013
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