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<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=1&t=0&filter=[%2CDodge%2CJourney%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/June_2021/2018_Dodge_Journey_FWD.png"alt="A black 2018 Dodge Journey with headlamps on driving on a street near tall buildings"/></a>The 2018 Dodge Journey offers the 3.6L Pentastar V6 on the SXT, Crossroad, and GT trims. This is a 6-cylinder engine, and it comes with some advantages for those seeking a balance of power and practicality.

What is a V6? 

This engine has six cylinders (three on each side) arranged in a V-shape. A fuel injector sprays gas into the containers, and a spark plug ignites the liquid. The resulting combustion activates a piston, which, in turn, powers the motor. 

More Power

The Dodge Journey’s V6 engine, like most of its type, serves up more horsepower and torque than a 4-cylinder option, which makes it useful for those who need extra speed, better acceleration, and greater towing muscle. 

Compact Design

V6s are also more compact than so-called straight-sixes (where the cylinders aren’t arranged in a V-shape). Due to their layout, they can fit into a tighter space, making a smaller overall engine bay possible. 

Efficiency 

V6 engines also provide a fuel-efficient alternative to larger V8s, making them a great middle option for drivers who want power but need a measure of practicality, as well. 

To learn more about the 2018 Dodge Journey and its V6 engine, contact our Calgary dealership today.

What Advantages Can Plug-in Hybrids Bring to Calgary Drivers?

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(Posted on Apr 27, 2021 at 03:36PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CChrysler%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/2021_Chrysler_Pacifica_Hybrid_PHEV.jpg"alt="Back view of 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid charging in a garage"/></a>Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) have high-capacity batteries that can be recharged at home or on the go using a public charging station. Unlike standard gas-electric models, these autos can run solely on lithium-ion power for between 25-50 KMs (after which the regular engine kicks in). 

PHEVs do come with higher price tags than standard gas-electric vehicles. However, these cars, such as the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe, offer some key advantages. 

First of all, plug-in hybrids consume up to 60% less fuel than regular autos. This leads to lower greenhouse gas emissions and the associated pollution. If you care about your carbon footprint, PHEVs may be a practical and attractive choice to help you lead a greener lifestyle. 

The limited reliance on fuel also means that PHEVs have a lower cost of ownership, including maintenance expenses. Depending on your driving habits and the availability of charging stations, you may be able to handle your commute without relying on the gas engine at all. The fuel savings from this fact alone are why many drivers choose a PHEV for daily commuting and longer road trips.

To learn more about the plug-in hybrid options for Alberta drivers (such as the new Chrysler Pacifica or Jeep Wrangler), contact our Calgary dealership today.
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CChrysler%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/2021_chrysler_300_sedan_.jpg"alt="Silver 2021 Chrysler 300 parked in front of a building"/></a>Despite the increasing popularity of SUVs, auto buyers can still find sedans on the market in Alberta. Are these traditional four-door family cars, such as the new Chrysler 300, a worthwhile purchase? 

Here is a look at the advantages that sedans offer. 

 
They’re safe and secure.

One significant advantage of sedans is that they have closed trunks, which offer better security for your valuables and more visibility while driving.

They are more fuel efficient.

Sedans are lighter, and, in many cases, they come with more efficient 4-cylinder or V6 engines. They are also more aerodynamic. Combined, these qualities lead to less gas use compared to SUVs and pickups. 

They offer better handling.

Sedans are closer to the ground, giving them more stability and a lower chance of rolling over. Also, their height and stance provide the driver with a better feel for the road. 

They are easy to drive.

In addition to their stability, the lower stance of a sedan makes it easier to maneuver through sharp corners. Parking is easier, too, due to better visibility. 

Think a sedan might be the right fit for your busy lifestyle? Inquire about popular models, like the new Chrysler 300, by getting in contact with our Calgary, AB dealership today.


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