Everything We Know About Dodge's 2021 Muscle Car Lineup

Dodge is still the go-to brand for muscle car enthusiasts looking for raw, old-school power. Here's what they have in store for 2021.

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The Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept has been revealed! ��
What do you think? ��


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Jeep Grand Wagoneer coming Sept. 3

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Jeep dropped a pair of teaser images of its upcoming Grand Wagoneer last week, accompanied by a simple message: "Coming Sept. 3." In other words, we know when Jeep will pull the wraps off its long-awaited flagship SUV.

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The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is so quiet, it's like someone turned the volume up on nature. Coming soon.

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HUGE NEWS! THE POWER HAS SHIFTED!
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is here, redefining the boundaries of what a pick up truck can be.
 

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This Sure Looks Like a Hemi-Powered Jeep Wrangler or Gladiator


Jeep's official Twitter account tweeted out an image of what seems to be either a Wrangler or a Gladiator with "392" marked on a massive, scooped hood earlier today. What's that about?

While the post was short on details, we can draw a few conclusions. While this could be either a Wrangler or a Gladiator, it definitely seems to hold the 6.4-liter naturally aspirated Hemi V-8 put in the 470 horsepower Grand Cherokee SRT, which comes in at 392 cubic inches and was once the namesake of a specialized Challenger SRT-8 line. Being the most common high-output Chrysler engine in current production, the engine is already a popular swap for Jeep enthusiasts, so a production model seems very possible.

The bigger concern is whether or not this is actually a production model. It could be the teaser of a realistic concept, like the Easter Jeep Safari concepts the company puts out every year. It could be a one-off, built or even just rendered for only posts like this, designed to test interest while the company considers building something on a larger scale. The most interesting possibility, though, is that this is in fact a Jeep Wrangler or Gladiator packing a startling 470 horsepower.

If that is the case, this looks like Jeep's response to the reveal of the Bronco family. The potential for a high output model of either or both flagship jeep off-roaders is an immediate headline-grabber, but the actual production models could provide both a viable competitor to Ford's much larger SVT Raptor performance truck and a sort of pony car-like escalation in what looks like a war brewing between what are now two competing full lines of compact, stylish off roaders in a category of their own.


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Mopar Introduces New Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) Lift Kits Specifically Tuned for EcoDiesel-Powered Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator Models

  • New Jeep® Wrangler lift kit available now; new Jeep Gladiator lift kit arrives later this summer

July 30, 2020 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - For enthusiasts looking to further enhance the off-road capability of their Jeep® Wrangler or Gladiator, Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) are introducing new specifically tuned 2-inch lift kits for EcoDiesel-powered Jeep models.
 
"Our comprehensive Jeep portfolio includes more than 500 factory-engineered, quality-tested, off-road performance parts and accessories," said Mark Bosanac, Head of Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care, FCA - North America. "At Mopar, we'll continue to fill our catalog with ultra-capable, factory-backed features that resonate with Jeep fans." 
 
Both lift kits are validated to OEM specs in order to manage the increased vehicle curb weight and to deliver heightened ground clearance and higher approach/departure angles needed for larger tires. Specific features include:
  • Suspension articulation is increased 18 percent from stock for enhanced off-road vehicle capability
  • Larger 2.5-inch-diameter (versus 2-inch-diameter stock) aluminum-body FOX monotube shock absorbers are specifically tuned for increased weight capacity, durability and cooling during off-road conditions
  • Springs are specifically tuned for the diesel-engine application, which optimizes the dynamic performance in all on- and off-road driving conditions
  • Longer front lower control arms (versus stock control arms) offer ideal caster settings, while unique heavy-duty bushings provide improved vehicle control and assist with suspension articulation
  • Direct bolt-on kit requires no drilling, cutting or welding
Each JPP lift kit includes four springs, four FOX shocks, front lower control arms, front and rear stabilizer links, front and rear bump stops, various fasteners and JPP badge, all packaged in a custom, reusable wooden crate with the JPP logo.

The JPP Wrangler lift kit (Part #: 77072399AE) is available for purchase now, while the new JPP Gladiator lift kit (Part #: 77072469AC) will be available in late summer. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for each kit is $1,495.

When oversize tires (33 inches in diameter and larger) are installed, the Mopar Vehicle Protection (MVP) Custom Calibration option reconfigures the vehicle speedometer and odometer calibrations for accurate gauge readings. The available option has an MSRP of $125.

Factory Warranty
Standard Mopar accessory warranty coverage for both lift kits includes two years/unlimited miles from date of purchase or up to the remainder of the new vehicle's warranty of three years/36,000 miles.

MVP also offers optional, additional lift kit coverage when combined with a purchase of one of the mechanical plan warranty offerings. Plan terms range from 5-8 years and up to 125,000 miles for new vehicles. Please visit your nearest FCA dealership for additional information.
 
Mopar
Mopar (a simple contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) is the service, parts and customer-care brand for FCA vehicles around the globe. Born in 1937 as the name of a line of antifreeze products, the Mopar brand has evolved over more than 80 years to represent both complete care and authentic performance for owners and enthusiasts worldwide.

Mopar made its mark in the 1960s during the muscle-car era, with Mopar Performance Parts to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use, and expanded to include technical service and customer support. Today, the Mopar brand's global reach distributes more than 500,000 parts and accessories in more than 150 markets. With more than 50 parts distribution centers and 25 customer-contact centers globally, Mopar integrates service, parts and customer-care operations in order to enhance customer and dealer support worldwide.
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2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel first look: more grunt, more miles


Aaron Cole, thecarconnection, July 10

The pairing was highly eventual, but also highly anticipated.

On Friday, Jeep announced that its 2021 Gladiator pickup would be available with an optional 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 plucked from the Ram 1500 pickup and Wrangler SUV. In the Gladiator, the turbodiesel will make 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque and be paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The engine will be available in Gladiator Sport, Overland, and Rubicon trim levels, which are equipped with Dana 44 front and rear axles and a 3.73 axle ratio, which points to the diesel's grunt and prowess heading up a trail.

The EPA hasn't yet rated the Gladiator pickup, but 2020 ratings for the diesel-powered Wrangler were 22 mpg city, 29 highway, 25 combined. The two share similar skeletons, although the Gladiator is bigger so it's likely that the diesel pickup will land somewhere slightly lower when it's rated.

Jeep said that the pickups will be equipped with diesel exhaust fluid after-treatment tanks that will need to be refilled every 10,000 miles.

The Gladiator's 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine is largely identical to the same units found in other Jeep and Ram products, although Jeep says it's made several changes to the engine to make it quieter and more capable off-road. Enthusiasts have clamored for the turbodiesel in Jeep products thanks to the engine's low-end torque and long lopes in the wilderness thanks to better fuel economy, compared to gas-powered Jeeps.

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Once Again, Dodge Makes History


The "world's most powerful SUV" is quite the title, and Dodge now owns it! The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT® Hellcat will bring 710 HP and 645 pound-feet of torque when it hits the streets and will be unlike any other family-sized vehicle on the market.

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Dodge isn't done making mountain-shaking muscle car


by Kirby Garlitos, on

Just when you thought the Dodge Challenger couldn't get any more mental, the SRT Super Stock arrives with its chest puffed out and already claiming the title of the world's fastest and most powerful muscle car. Wider than the SRT Hellcat Redeye and sporting fat and sticky radial tires, the Challenger SRT Super Stock upends the Redeye as the most powerful muscle car in the world. It comes with the same powerhouse engine, but output is tuned to 807 horsepower. The Super Stock joins the demented Challenger SRT Demon as the only two muscle cars with more than 800 ponies on tap.Dodge hasn't mentioned a price tag for the Super Stock, but expect it to cost a little more than the Hellcat Redeye's $80,190 sticker price, and order books should open summer of 2020.

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2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon EcoDiesel First Test: Is the Diesel Worth the Wait?