The 2014 Dodge Challenger is now available in Puyallup. Apart from minor equipment upgrades, most of the features remain unchanged. This is a 5 seat coupe having 4 trim levels which are SXT, R/T, SRT8 392 and SRT8 Core. The base SXT has 18 inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, full cruise control, 6 way power driver seat, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 6 speaker audio system with CD changer and auxiliary audio jack. You can also choose the optional SXT Plus Package that adds automatic headlights, foglights, heated front seats, rear parking sensors, satellite radio, upgraded sound system and auto dimming rear view mirror. There are many other optional packages available in the SXT version.

2014 Dodge Challenger now Available in Puyallup

The Challenger R/T trim has 18 inch wheels along with cloth upholstery and 18 inch wheels. However it has an upgraded V8, 5.7L engine. The optional R/T plus Package includes rear parking sensors and security alarm system. There are individual options available for the R/T and SXT trims and these are 18 speaker Harman Kardon audio system, styling enhancements, xenon headlights and sunroof. The Challenger SRT8 392 has features of R/T Plus and plus a V8, 6.4L engine, stability control, launch control, adaptive suspension dampers and high performance brakes.


All trims of the 2014 Dodge Challenger are all wheel drive. The SXT trim is equipped with a V6, 3.6L engine that produces 268 lb-ft of torque and 305 hp.  This is combined with 5 speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is quite good at 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The other trims get a V8 engine with different transmissions and power. All trim levels are not short of safety features, some of which are anti lock disc brakes, side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and stability and traction control. The SUV comes to a complete stop from 60 mph in 106 feet.


If you want to check out the features of all trims, visit the Larson Chrysler Jeep Dodge & Ram.

28 Aug 2013

The 2014 Dodge Journey is now available in Puyallup. The latest model has minor trim updates and majority of the things remain unchanged. This is a versatile, spacious crossover SUV. It can be termed in between a compact and a midsized sedan. There is a third row seating coupled with a V6 engine and 6 speed automatic transmission. The interior is well trimmed and pleasant. The 2014 Dodge Journey is available in 7 seat and 5 seat configurations. Trim levels include AVP, SE, SXT, Limited and RT.

 2014 Dodge Journey now Available in Puyallup

The base AVP Package features 17 inch wheels, cruise control, heated mirrors, keyless entry, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 6 speaker audio system with CD player, iPod/USB interface and auxiliary audio jack. The SE version adds LED taillights, roof rails and tinted glass. The SXT version further adds foglamps, 17 inch alloy wheels, satellite radio and cargo cover. The Limited Version has 19 inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, heated front seats, dual zone automatic climate control, auto dimming rear view mirror and 115V power outlet. The R/t trim further adds more features such as leather upholstery, premium audio system and sport tuned suspension.


Standard powerhouse for the 2014 Dodge Journey is a 2.4L, 4 cylinder engine that produces 166 lb-ft of torque and 173 hp. This is combined with 4 speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive. The SUV has a decent fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. All standard safety features are present such as traction and stability control, side curtain airbags, front head restraints and front side airbags. Optional safety features include rear view camera, second row child booster seats and rear parking sensors. The SUV comes to a complete halt from 60 mph in 121 feet.


Interior of the 2014 Dodge Journey looks clean and modern. There are smart storage bins built in the floor and child booster seats in the second row. For a physical view of the 2014 Dodge Journey now in Puyallup you can pay a visit to Larson Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Ram. The committed staff will let you select a trim after learning about your requirements and budget.


22 Aug 2013

Dodge Dart Blue Streak Pearl

The 2013 Dodge Dart is one of  few vehicle to achieve the coveted Top Safety Pick+ award, a new award created to honor the cream of the crop. This adds to Dart’s previously earned IIHS Top Safety Pick status and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5-star crash rating – the agency’s highest score. The Dodge Dart’s performance is enhanced by more than 60 available safety and security features, including 10 standard-equipment air bags.  Unsurpassed in its segment Dart’s 68% high-strength-steel content, which is also among the highest in industry

“We are very pleased that the Dart has earned a Top Safety Pick+ designation,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO Dodge Brand – Chrysler Group LLC. “In addition to its solid structure – the Dart’s 68-percent high-strength-steel content ratio is one of the highest in the industry – the Dart boasts more than 60 safety and security features. They include 10 standard air bags, which is unsurpassed in the compact car segment.”

The Dart previously earned Top Safety Pick status from the IIHS, recording the maximum possible rating in each of four crash tests used by the IIHS to evaluate occupant protection, the primary attribute of a Top Safety Pick. The 2013 Dart achieved a score of “good” in tests that simulate rollover, rear, side and moderate-overlap frontal impacts. In addition, the Dodge Dart was awarded a 5-star overall rating for crashworthiness from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Dodge Dart redefines performance with an agile, fun-to-drive experience, compliments of its Alfa Romeo roots. It is crafted with high-quality materials and loaded with state-of-the-art technology and class-leading safety features. The new Dart GT model builds on that foundation and offers attributes compact car buyers appreciate such as a 2.4L engine with 184 horsepower, a sport-tuned suspension, available hyper black 18-inch wheels, along with class-exclusive features like an 8.4-inch Uconnect Touchscreen media center, Uconnect hands-free with Bluetooth and LED racetrack tail-lamps.

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

14 Aug 2013

2014-Jeep-Grand-Jefferson-North-Assembly-5-million-milestone-2-300x199Earlier this month, one Jeep assembly plant built its five millionth vehicle: a new Jeep Grand Cherokee. Other SUVs built at the same plant include the 2014 Dodge Durango and the now discontinued Jeep Commander.

A 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland was the five millionth SUV to be manufactured at the plant since 1992, when the automaker celebrated building the very first of its kind: a white 1993 Grand Cherokee. In honor of Jeep’s support of the military, the keys to the iconic Grand Cherokee were handed over to USO president and CEO Sloan Gibson.

Although the Grand Cherokee has changed much over the course of 21 years, its overall capabilities have not. The 1993 Grand Cherokee won our coveted calipers as the 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year, and more recently, the Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel finished first in a comparison involving luxury diesel SUVs including the Mercedes-Benz ML350 Bluetec, Porsche Cayenne Diesel, and Volkswagen Touareg TDI. “This one is here to set a new standard for all Grand Cherokees,” we said of the 4×4 off-roader.

Even between then and now, the Grand Cherokee has continued to impress us: “Off-road, the Grand Cherokee is downright amazing given its on-road character. Fitted with Quadra-Drive II, the GC can heroically tackle the most extreme terrain, putting it in rare company with the likes of the Land Rover LR3,” we said in a review of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. “Overall performance from the fastest of the SUV set is only one piece of the pie when assessing the talents of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee. This is a great luxury-ute that also lives up to its rugged Jeep go-anywhere heritage,” we said of the 1999 Grand Cherokee Limited.

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

7 Aug 2013