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Dodge Stands Out Above The Rest: Award-Winning Vehicles Hit The Road in Calgary, Alberta

Dodge was the dominant mass-market brand in multiple 2020 studies by respected consumer research firm J.D. Power. The carmaker earned top honours in both the Initial Quality and Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) categories. 

The 2020 Dodge Challenger, which received recognition as the Best Midsize Sports Car, joins an impressive lineup - including the three-row Durango SUV, the iconic Grand Caravan minivan, and the muscular Charger performance sedan. 

Here is a more in-depth look at what J.D. Power had to say about Dodge's best-in-class autos. 

In Calgary, Dodge is Best in Initial Quality

The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study looks at the overall performance of major brands. It measures how all vital automotive elements - including engine outputs, safety features, and tech components - fare in real-world situations. The results are measured in problems per 100 vehicles (PP100), so a lower score denotes a more-reliable product. 

Dodge earned 136 PP100, while its peers had higher figures. Ford, for example, had 174 PP100; and Mazda came in at a less than inspiring 184 PP100. This demonstrates a painstaking production process, in which the brand emphasizes consumer value and sterling performance.  

Dodge Has Plenty of "APEAL" in Calgary

Dodge also earned first place in the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. This unique research report measures buyer loyalty, consumer advocacy, and overall image of a brand. 

A higher score is better on this particular report - and Dodge earned 872 points, which was well above its nearest main competitors (Ford and GMC). They received rankings totalling only 857 and 853.

Even luxury international brands, such as BMW (869), couldn't top Dodge in this study - proving that domestic and domesticated are not the same. 

Dodge Challenger: 2020's Best Midsize Sports Car


The 2020 Dodge Challenger got the nod from J.D. Power as the Best Midsize Sports Car. It earned this title thanks to its powerful engines, nine different trims, and overall quality and reliability. In addition to being one of the few in its class to offer AWD (available on the 3.6L V6 SXT and GT models), it also provides more-muscular options. Its 5.7L V8 (on the R/T), 6.4L HEMI SRT (on two Scat Pack), and 6.2L Supercharged SRT V8 (on the three Hellcats) give drivers plenty of power - generating up to 797 HP. 
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RAM Trucks Also Outperformed the Calgary Competition

Dodge's sister brand, RAM, earned top marks from J.D. Power, as well - with the 1500 named the Best Light Duty Pickup in the US.

RAM also came in second in the 2020 APEAL study, earning 871 points, which was only one less than Dodge. Its Initial Quality score, meanwhile, was strong enough for a third place finish (141 PP100). 

These awards put RAM right behind Dodge in terms of overall quality and customer satisfaction - and they promise an exceptional ride with every rev.
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Find J.D.Power's Best Mass Market Auto Brand in Calgary, AB

Regardless of your automotive needs, Dodge has a quality vehicle that can perform exactly as you require. If you would like to see for yourself what's behind all the J.D. Power buzz, contact Renfrew Chrysler to schedule a test drive. We offer a wide selection of award-winning Challenger, Charger, Grand Caravan, or Durango models; and we'll help you choose the perfect option for your needs.

Dodge News in Calgary, AB

2021 Dodge Challenger SXT Comes to Alberta
by latest-news, August 31, 2021, 11:11 am
Do you want a racecar that is beautiful from the inside out? If you answered yes, then you need to set your sights on the 2021 Dodge Challenger SXT. Available at Renfrew Chrysler in Alberta, this model has plenty to offer...
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2021 Dodge Challenger SXT Arrives in AB
by latest-news, August 31, 2021, 10:10 am
If you are in the market for a beautiful muscle car that will have heads turning everywhere you go, then you need to set your sights on the iconic 2021 Dodge Challenger SXT. This base model is available right now at Renfrew...
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2021 Dodge Charger R/T Comes to AB
by top-new-used-vehicles, August 30, 2021, 2:23 pm
Want a sleek muscle car with a stylish interior? If you answered yes, then you need to set your sights on the 2021 Dodge Charger R/T. Found right here at Renfrew Chrysler, this model is the car of your dreams. Leather wrappings...
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2021 Dodge Charger R/T Arrives in AB
by top-new-used-vehicles, August 30, 2021, 1:11 pm
If you are looking for an iconic ride with stellar performance qualities, then you need to take a peek at the 2021 Dodge Charger R/T. Available here at Renfrew Chrysler, you can get this racetrack-ready model and be the envy of...
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2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Arrives in AB
by top-new-used-vehicles, August 29, 2021, 5:55 pm
Are you in the market for an iconic muscle car? The new 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is now available at Renfrew Chrysler in Alberta! Powered by a 6.2-litre supercharged HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 motor, this beast generates a...
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Find a 2021 Dodge Charger SXT in Alberta
by top-new-used-vehicles, August 27, 2021, 8:00 am
If you are looking for a muscle car that is safe to drive without compromising on performance, then you need to turn your attention to the 2021 Dodge Charger SXT. Found right here at Renfrew Chrysler, this base model has...
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