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Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan

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Dodge Colt

The Dodge Colt was a subcompact car sold from the 1970s to 1994.


In 1991, there were three models -- the base and GL 2-door hatchbacks, and a Vista 4-door station wagon.


The Vista wagon was discontinued as of 1992, leaving behind just the 2-door hatchbacks.


A new 4-door sedan was introduced, also in base and GL models.


In the Dodge Colt's last model year, the lineup now consisted of a 2-door coupe and a 4-door sedan, both each in base and ES models.

Dodge Dakota

Main article: Dodge Dakota

Dodge Daytona


In the early 1990s, the Dodge Daytona was sold as Dodge's front-wheel-drive 2-door hatchback. There were four models -- base, ES, IROC and Shelby.


The Shelby was discontinued in 1992, and production for the 1992 model year was moved to Sterling Heights, Michigan. Replacing the Shelby was a new IROC R/T Turbo.


After the Daytona permanently ended production early in 1993, the car was replaced by the Dodge Avenger more than a year later.

Dodge Dynasty


Dodge's mid-size front-wheel-drive 4-door sedan was sold as the Dodge Dynasty. It was related to the Chrysler New Yorker. There were two models sold -- base and LE.


After 1993, the Dodge Dynasty ended production.

Dodge Monaco/Intrepid

Main article: Dodge Monaco/Intrepid

Dodge Ram (Pickup)


There were four trim levels for the Dodge Ram 50: Short and Long Bed versions of both each the base and SE pickup trucks. In addition, there was also a 2-door SUV called the Ramcharger 150. Accompanying this car was a 150S.


In 1994, the all-new Dodge Ram made an impressive debut, breaking styling rules left and right. The new design clearly set the Ram apart from the rest of the pack in the full-size pickup truck market.


For 1995, Dodge introduces a full line of Club Cab models, which add 20 inches to the Ram cab and hold six passengers in a split 40/20/40 front bench seat and a full rear bench. Other significant option changes this year include a V8 engine powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), 4-wheel antilock brakes for 1-ton models (late availability), revised sport package (also later in the year), and an upgraded sound system. Also new this year is an illuminated overdrive lockout switch. Positioned in the heart of the full-size pickup truck market, the Dodge Ram is designed for buyers who need a big, durable pickup for work or play, but who want it in a modern aerodynamic package with styling flair. Prime competition comes from the Ford F-Series, Chevrolet C/K and GMC Sierra full-size trucks. The Dodge Ram is available in regular cab and extended cab (Club Cab) models in three series, 1/2-ton (1500), 3/4-ton (2500) and 1-ton (3500), in 2-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive versions. There are four trim levels: LT, Work Special, ST and Laramie SLT. The base engine is a 3.9-liter ohv V6. Optional engines include a 5.2-liter ohv V8 (gas and CNG), a 5.9-liter ohv V8, a 5.9-liter inline 6-cylinder turbodiesel and the super-hot 8.0-liter V10. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard. Light-duty and heavy-duty 4-speed automatics are optional.

Dodge Ram (Van)


Chrysler Corporation's full-size vans under the Dodge brand, the Ram Van and the Ram Wagon, were available in B150 and B250 models. The B150 was available in Cargo Long, Cargo Short, Window Long and Window Short Wheelbase trim levels, while the B250 also included Maxivan and Maxiwagon Long Wheelbase vans, but no Window Short Wheelbase van.

As the Dodge Ram Wagon and Van inch toward the quarter-century mark, Dodge continues to invest in these full-size stalwarts. The 1995 enhancements are designed to keep the van current until it receives a complete and well-deserved revamping some time down the road. This year, a standard driver's airbag and 4-wheel antilock brakes come on board the Wagon. Also new are an optional upgraded sound system, power driver's seat, chrome-styled steel wheels and overhead courtesy/map lights. A brand-new standard feature throughout the line is an underseat passenger-side storage drawer. In addition, the sliding door mechanism has been refined.  Like the other full-size vans on the market, the Dodge Ram Wagon and Van have always appealed to no-nonsense buyers who expect maximum power and flexibility for people-ferrying and cargo-carrying operations. Key competitors include GMC Rally Van, Ford Club Wagon and Chevrolet Sportvan. The Dodge Ram is available as a passenger Wagon or a cargo Van in one of three newly revised model designations: 1500, 2500 and 3500. In addition, two wheelbases and lengths are available in four different trim levels. Ram Vans also have the lowest load floor height in their class. The base engine for the Ram Wagon remains the 3.9-liter V6. The optional engines are a 5.2-liter V8 and a 5.9-liter V8, which gives the Wagon a towing rating of up to 8800 pounds. The base transmission is a 3-speed automatic, and a 4-speed automatic is available as an option.

Dodge Shadow


Dodge's early compact car, the Shadow, was available as a 2-door convertible (ES and Highline), and 2-door and 4-door hatchbacks (America, ES and Highline).


The ES models were upgraded to contain 3.0-liter engines.


The America and Highline models were discontinued, and in their place were base versions of all three vehicles.


The convertible was removed from the lineup, leaving behind the base and ES 2-door and 4-door hatchbacks.

Dodge Spirit

Main article: Dodge Spirit

Dodge Stealth

The Stealth sports car was a twin under the skin to the Mitsubishi 3000GT. Built by Chrysler's partner Mitsubishi in Japan, the Stealth sported Chrysler-designed bodywork over the Mitsubishi chassis and drivetrain. It was a high-tech, high-performance sports car that competed with the Chevrolet Corvette, Mazda RX-7, Nissan 300ZX, Toyota Supra and the 3000GT itself.


In 1991, four models were available -- Base, ES, R/T and R/T Turbo -- that provided increasing sophistication and performance at increasing prices. The Base version was a front-wheel drive model powered by a 3.0-liter sohc 12-valve V6 that produced 164 hp. The ES and R/T, were also front-wheel drive cars with a 3.0-liter dohc 24-valve V6 that delivered 222 hp. A 5-speed manual transaxle was standard with both of these engines; a 4-speed automatic was optional. Finally, there was the R/T Turbo, with 300 horsepower and 5-speed manual transmission. ABS was standard on the R/T Turbo and optional on the other models.


New for 1992 was a glass sunroof.


This was the last model year for the Dodge Stealth ES.


A new version of the twin-turbo version of the dohc engine with 320 hp propelled the Stealth R/T Turbo model from 0 to 60 mph in a breath-taking 5.3 seconds. The only drivetrain available with this engine was a 6-speed manual transmission with all-wheel drive.


Standard features on all models included dual airbags, rear-window defroster, spoiler, power outside rearview mirrors, AM/FM/cassette stereo system, and a leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel. Base and R/T models had 15-in. wheels; the Turbo had 17-inchers. New for '95 were optional 18-in. chrome wheels. The main differences between the Stealth and 3000GT, aside from the styling, were the GT's movable aerodynamic aids and a retractable hardtop convertible model.


The last of the Dodge Stealths got a new body color spolier and leather front seats.

Dodge Viper

Main article: Dodge Viper

Dodge Neon

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Dodge Avenger

The Avenger is Dodge’s version of the Chrysler Sebring 2-door sport coupe. While the Sebring accents luxury, the Dodge emphasizes sporty performance.

Avenger replaces the Dodge Daytona sport coupe, which was dropped a couple of years ago. It competes with the not-quite-identical Chrysler Sebring as well as the Eagle Talon, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Ford Probe, Mazda MX-6, Nissan 240SX and Toyota Celica compact sport coupes. It represents the entry-level of Dodge’s performance lineup, which also includes the Stealth and Viper. It’s aimed at the sport coupe buyer who wants comfort as well as style, spirited driving and affordability. The Avenger has more interior room than the average small sport coupe. Typical buyers are expected to be single or young couples without children.

Two models are available. The base model is powered by a Chrysler-built 140-horsepower 2.0-liter 16-valve dohc 4-cylinder engine. Standard transmission is a 5-speed manual. A 4-speed automatic is optional. The ES model is powered by a 155-horsepower 2.5-liter 24-valve sohc V6, mated to the automatic transmission. Standard equipment on both models includes 4-wheel independent suspension, dual airbags, speed-sensitive power steering, tinted glass, rear-window defroster, AM/FM stereo, tilt steering wheel, bucket seats, a center console and split folding rear seatbacks that lock in the upright position. ES models add standard AM/FM/cassette stereo, rear decklid spoiler, 16-in. tires and aluminum wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, floor mats, trunk cargo nets, cruise control and 4-wheel disc ABS.

Dodge Stratus

Chrysler Corporation's so-called "cloud cars" are the Dodge Stratus and the similar Chrysler Cirrus. Dodge's sporty version competes in the tough front-wheel drive compact sedan market with the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Ford Contour, Pontiac Grand Am and Toyota Camry. The Stratus is positioned right in the center of this market. It's the only sedan in the group to take advantage of Chrysler's "cab-forward" design, which allows more interior room and trunk space than most of its competitors.

Stratus will replace the aging Dodge Spirit/Plymouth Acclaim twins when they are discontinued at the end of this model year. It's also aimed at a customer who would ordinarily consider an import before a domestic car. To appeal to this "import-intender" customer, the design team focused on the five features these buyers said they look for, styling, packaging of comfort and convenience features, safety, dependability and a fun-to-drive feel.  The Stratus is a 5-passenger sedan with front bucket seats. It has the most rear-seat legroom and the largest trunk in its class. The trunk ha s a lockable pass-through, full-folding rear seats and a remote trunk release.

Two trim levels and three engines are available. Base engine is a 132-hp 2.0-liter sohc 16-valve 4-cylinder. In December, a 140-hp 2.4-liter dohc 16-valve Four will enter production. Top-of-the-line engine is a 164-hp 2.5-liter 24-valve sohc V6. A 5-speed manual transaxle is standard on the 2.0-liter engine. A 4-speed automatic comes with the 2.4-liter Four and 2.5-liter V6.