2017 Dodge Barracuda Price and Specs

The newest 2017 Dodge Barracuda has been announced. All of the fans of the famous Plymouth Barracuda that was featured a long time ago will be very happy that they are re-releasing it and that we are going to get a model that is going to follow the legendary line that the previous one has already set. But fans should also know that this is not a complete replica of the Plymouth version but a more modernistic approach to the design.

What the latest Barracuda brings together is the modern featureless of Dodge vehicles and the legendary aesthetics of the Barracuda. With the combination of the two we are in for a great kind of a design that manages to bring the best of both words and gives us something to cheer for. You actually do not have to be a fan of the old one nor should you be entirely family with what the previous model brought to the table as this new one can be viewed as a standalone vehicle.

2017 Dodge Barracuda rear view

The segment of musical cars is always a fun and a popular one and there are many cars that one should look forward to. Dodge is making things additionally difficult as the latest 2017 Barracuda is a hybrid of the old and the new and is going to attract people from both sides. We have devised the review about the latest news that the Cudda brings and also talk a little about its potential release date.

Exterior

To start with the design of the 2017 Dodge Barracuda, we immediately see some familiar exterior elements. We see the highly recognizable elements that were taken from the legendary 1971 model and we see that they have been given a modernistic twist on them, making this a highly interesting choice to go with. The front fascia adds a retro vibe to it but has been made to be slightly bigger compared to before. It is also slightly taller than the Plymouth original and does come with a whole ne set of new LED shaped headlights. But the overall length of the car has been shorten and this modern version has taken a few inches off the top.

2017 Dodge Barracuda exterior

But this has been done in order to improve the specs of the car and the performance, so with a shorter body comes a lighter body as the lightweight materials and carbon additions truly make a difference. The estimation is that this new version has been made a total of 300 ponds lighter and it makes for much better performance rates of the car and driving ability. All in all, the vehicle is much more impressive aesthetically speaking. The shell of the care is a lot bigger and much more masculine and with the added twin exhaust pipes to the back it turns on the aggressiveness even more.

Interior

The interior of the 2017 Dodge Barracuda has an equally impressive combination of traditional and modern elements as the outside of the car has. The classic parts and the new ones give us a very vogue-like cabin. The upholstery is pretty handsome looking with the stylish black fabric that goes with the  metal accents is a great choice for the car and brings out the best in the latest Barracuda model.

2017 Dodge Barracuda interior

The dashboard was designed so it has more access to it and can be operated pretty easily now and on top of it is the four-inch touchscreen display, that makes everything possible, but also adds  navigation and parking assistance systems and a satellite radio as well. The rearview camera adds some safety elements are there is a dual zone climate control feature added for lots more comfort. The gear handle also has a very fashionable design which is similar to the chrome hand brake and works fantastically for the overall look.

Engine specs

There are a few exciting pieces of news related to the engine options for the 2017 Dodge Barracuda model. The base one will certainly be the 6.0L V8 engine which can produce 425 hp and also is going to come with a 5 speed manual transmission. But we also manage to get a much more powerful option in the 6.2L V8 engine  which is capable of going beyond 700 hp. Further engine possibilities that have been rumored are also the  3.6 l V6 liter Pentastar, 2.4L Tigershark and a 6.2 L Hellcat, but we are still waiting for these to be confirmed. But the thing that has been confirmed is the base option ahs an EPA rating of 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway with a top speed of around 167 mph.

2017 Dodge Barracuda engine

Release date and price

The newest 2017 Dodge Barracuda is going to be available by next year with a release date at around the first quarter of the year. The sales rate is going to be somewhere between  $30,000 to $50,000 as the price is yet to be determined exactly.

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2017 Dodge Charger

The newest 2017 Dodge Charger has a lot of good and new things coming for it and we appreciate every one of them made for the car. In fact, the update is much appreciated as we get both a car that reminds us on the old models and pinches is a bit of the modern making it a perfect combination for the newest vehicles.

Perhaps the old school fans will appreciate the most the changes that have been done t the 2017 Charger. In fact they do manage to keep a lot of the design cues that were traditional and likable for this model present here. It feels like an old model which has been tuned up with some modern and new features which still keeps it afloat even today.

2017 Dodge Charger rear view

But the model does not only stop there and does not only present itself available to the older crowd as there is enough there given to make the new and contemporary fans happy. Particularly interesting it is going to be to the younger crowd which are going to like it and appreciate what has been done to it.

The 2017 Dodge Charger has been analyzed in this review in order to present the vehicle in all of its glory and show you how well an old an powerful car can come to life through modern technology.

Exterior

What the design of the 2017 Dodge Charger gives us is a combination of traditional and modern. The vehicle manages to combine elements of old muscle cars of yore and some traditional features that have made the Charger notable and likeable in the past and fits them perfectly with some new and improved aesthetics that are provided in a modern way. The familiar Coke-bottle shape of the car is a welcoming feature and does remind us of the past models a bit and we like it, but it still manages to surprise us, or rather particularly the younger crowd with new contemporary elements.

2017 Dodge Charger front view

There are some short front and rear overhangs combined for the car and have been added, while the new grille and some other modern part of the car and aligned with the current and newer Dodge models. It actually borrows a lot form the Durango R/T trim, which is actually a perfect choice here as this is without a doubt the most sportiest version of the Dart model that we have had. The model is sleek and can dart through air like a knife through butter, making it a perfect aerodynamic wonder.

Interior

The 2017 Dodge Charger manages to update the interior just enough, although there are still some kinks that still have to be worked out. This mainly concerns the ride comfort of the car, but if we take a look and compared to the ride quality we can let the situation slide, so to say. There are some big doors made available for the car which makes entering the car much easier and once you do get to the inside the comforts are immense. Particularly the back seat area is quite roomy and has more of the standards and comfort features than we have expected with plenty of room to boot.

2017 Dodge Charger interior

With overall interior materials being at its all-time high, we have a pretty fascinating setup for the people in the ca. You will feel ultimately comfortable and immensely happy because of the soft-touch materials placed all around the cabin. The car also boasts with the five-star safety rating granted by the NHTSA safety testing, which is the sole proof that this model earns a lot of praise. The model also places a lot of emphasis on the equipment being used, making the 2017 Dodge Charger a technological wonder. These include an AM/FM/CD audio system with touchscreen control,  power windows, locks, and mirrors, a power driver’s seat, keyless ignition and plenty more.

Engine specs

Well there are plenty of engine options that the 2017 Dodge Charger can provide for you, but in this case they are mainly going to be divided into trim levels, so if you wish a certain kind of an engine it is going to come an certain trim level for the Charger. Let’s start with the higher one which is the Charger SRT Hellcat. The most powerful model sports a 707-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter V-8  and is the same engine found in the  Challenger SRT Hellcat. But this model manages to churn out better specs as they come at 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, officially, and a top speed of 204 mph.

2017 Dodge Charger engine

The  R/T Scat Pack and SRT 392 are going to use the 485-hp 6.4-liter V-8, enabling an acceleration of 4 seconds to reach 0-60 mph. Further down the lineup is the  R/T trim which uses a  5.7-liter HEMI V-8, and provides an output of 370 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque. There are also some down to earth versions which is the base engine available for the SE trim. The engine in question is the  Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6, which makes  292-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, or 300 hp and 264 hp which it provides with the Rallye Appearance Group in the SXT trim.

Release date and price

The 2017 Dodge Charger is going to be released next year, with its respective release date for the US market scheduled early in the year. The base price starts at 27,995 USD for the base model.

2017 Dodge Charger trunk

 

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2017 Dodge Durango

The 2017 Dodge Durango is making a comeback for a new model year. The Durango is considered to be one of the top, American-mad SUVs in the world and has proven from time and time again. This is something that should grace the new brand and the model which is getting its release date this year. The model is going to be graced with a rugged exterior look, prime interior amenities and immense power for a great performance.

This time, they are concentrating on functionality and usefulness. The model is going to build up on adding many new features and parts of equipment which are going to make this possible. The car is being made fitted with all new and very useful entertainment features which is going to enhance the model’s overall usability.

2017 Dodge Durango side view, gray color

Furthermore, the 2017 Dodge Durango is going to be a very cost-effective model that is going to be its greatest advantage. Besides being able to enhance the model’s functionality a great news is that the car is going to give all of this to us and make it available for a very suitable price. Not so many models in the SUV segment can say that they are quite cheap but this one can surely be able to boast about this. Read all about the new 2017 Dodge Durango here in this review.

Exterior

What the designers of the newest 2017 Dodge Durango have done was to make it much more aggressive, bigger and modern. The vehicle is being developed in a way that they have made the size of it bigger compared to the older models but have still given it all the characteristics of a modern SUV vehicle. The changes that have been made can first be noticed on the front as there is a big hexagonal grille placed to the front. The new grille design is accompanied by new headlights which are going to feature LED technology.

2017 Dodge Durango front view

The undercarriage is going to be protected by a skid plate which is also helpful in protecting the engine as it keeps it secure from small objects that might breach through and enter inside and possible damage the vital parts of the engine. The front bumper is positioned higher and in that case makes the clearance of the car higher while at the same time it is made from lighter materials and does not enhance the weight of the vehicle so much. But it is not the bumper as the only part which is made out of lightweight materials as the majority of the car incorporates some lighter parts that are going to fit in perfectly for the fuel saving mindset of the car now.

2017 Dodge Durango rear view

Interior

Compared to the older model the 2017 Dodge Durango is going to be immensely updated. The feeling is that the car is now much more masculine and serious looking. The car is still going to be able to fit seven people at the same time and will have the third row of seats as well, but keep in mind that the third row might not be that comfortable for fitting in adults so you can perhaps place your children there when driving a full load. But if you do not need to use the third row of seats you are then granted some extra cargo room. The cargo capacity of the car is pretty high and gives you all the opportunity and space to carry a well deserved load.

2017 Dodge Durango interior

All of the seats are covered with prime leather materials for added comfort. The model is going to be as comfortable as it always was and it is going to achieve that by adding the necessary comfort levels and that means soft touch materials on the inside and well paid attention to details. The technological side has also been expanded and besides upgrading the old equipment it also adds some new ones. The redesigned dashboard houses a new information screen and there is also the new stereo system that brings you a lot of fun as well.

Engine

The 2017 Dodge Durango is going to offer you two engine choices. A variety of engines that gets to be available allows you to chose a Durango which is going to be fit for some off-road duties as well. The first engine is the base one and uses a  V6, 3.6 liter option that can make 290 horsepower. The second one is a lot more powerful and makes 345 break horsepower, though the use of a  5.7 V8, Hemi engine. Both of the engine variants are combined with a automatic, five speed gearbox as it enables the fuel economy to be  15 to 18 mpg,  The front wheel drive is a standard form  for the car but an AWD is an optional choice.

2017 Dodge Durango engine

Release date and price

The new 2017 Dodge Durango is going to be released this year and the release date states that it comes out by the middle of next year. We may hope for an earlier release and see the car in the first quarter of the year. The price is an acceptable one as the model gets a high advantage compared to its rivals. With a base MSRP being at around $30,000 it is going to be a popular model that may exceed the Chevrolet Traverse, Toyota Sequoia, Ford Explorer, Ford Expedition and Nissan Exterra, which are the rivals in the segment.

 

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