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2007 Chryslers, Dodges, and Jeeps "Official" Changes from 2006

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2007 dodge charger

Corporate technology summary

Adaptive Cruise Control, which debuted with Lexus, was available on the 2007 Chrysler 300. This recognizes vehicles in the path of your vehicle, determining their speed and automatically intervening – through braking and accelerating – to keep a preset distance from them.

The Electronic Stability Program was standard on all sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) in the United States, and available or standard on many cars.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee got Mercedes’ 3.0-liter V-6 Common Rail Diesel (CRD), which produced more torque than most eight-cylinder engines, with equal acceleration and the fuel economy of a small six-cylinder gasoline engine.

The Nitro and Pacifica got the new 4.0 liter V6, which was based on the 3.5 liter V6 used for years on the LH series and in the Pacifica. This engine makes 255 hp and 265 lb.-ft. of torque, which is about what the 3.5 liter produced, but does so with a wider torque curve for more bottom-end punch.

Pacifica and Caliber got an electromagnically coupled all wheel drive system, which drives only the front wheels until power to the rear wheels is needed. All-wheel drive is also used on dry pavement between speeds of 25 mph and 65 mph to enhance handling during spirited driving. The system provided added traction on snow, ice and other low-traction surfaces automatically and seamlessly without having to be switched on and off.

Heated and Cooled Cup Holders: keeps beverages cold in the summer and hot in the winter. Using a Positive Temperature Coefficient ceramic element attached to the side of the aluminum cup holders, the element could heat to 140° F or to a nearly freezing 35° F. Available on Sebring.

Hill descent control (Compass and Patriot) allowed a smooth and controlled hill descent on rough or slippery terrain without the driver needing to touch the brake pedal. This system applies the brakes to each wheel individually when needed to reduce forward motion while negotiating down steep grades.

Hill Start Assist (Dodge Ram) maintained the same level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short period of time after the foot has been removed from the brake pedal. The system releases the brake pedal in proportion to the amount of throttle applied. If the throttle is not applied within a short period of time after the foot has been removed from the brake pedal, Hill Start Assist will release brake pressure.

LOAD ‘n GO allowed the cargo floor to slide 18 inches rearward for easy and convenient loading and unloading of packages; can hold up to 400 pounds. It was made of a heavy-duty plastic for easy cleaning. A compact utility table was an available option.

Low-Risk Deployment Air Bags used unique shape, venting, folding patterns, advanced inflators or a combination of these four technologies to position and inflate the restraint properly for a belted passenger while also meeting federal safety requirements for out-of-position, small occupants and rear-facing infant seats. Even with these advanced front-passenger air bags, all occupants were advised to always sit properly in their seats with the seat belt fastened. Children 12 and younger should always be seated in a back seat correctly, using an infant- or child-restraint system or having the seat belt positioned correctly for their age and weight. Available on LX, Aspen, Sebring, Dakota, Durango, Commander, Grand Cherokee, Ram, and Patriot.

Rear Back-up Camera on Chrysler Pacifica, Jeep Commander, and Grand Cherokee

Remote starter on Dakota, Durango, and Nitro - factory installed. Automatically puts on heat, a/c, or defroster based on outside temp if the vehicle has automatic climate control.

Trailer Sway Control (Durango) reduced trailer sway and improved handling in adverse towing conditions caused by crosswinds, traffic and improper weight distribution on the trailer. The system monitored the vehicle’s movement relative to the driver’s intended path, and the vehicle yaw sensor recognizes sway. Trailer Sway Control applied brake pressure on one front wheel to counteract the yaw induced by the trailer and applies brake pressure to all four wheels to slow the vehicle. As the trailer sways to the other side of the vehicle, Trailer Sway Control increased pressure to the opposite side of the vehicle. The system continued to apply alternating brake pressure and reduced engine torque until the trailer is under control.

YES Essentials® Seat Fabric repeled stains, controled odor, and reduced static electricity.Chrysler Aspen and Pacifica; Dodge Caliber; Jeep Compass, Patriot and Wrangler.

Dodge

The Dodge Viper SRT10 was sold through an extended 2006 model year, and was not offered as a 2007 model-year vehicle.

Dodge Caliber was introduced. Chassis Cab was introduced.

Caravan got two new colors; the cargo version got standard driver- and passenger-side sliding doors with fixed glass.

2007 Dodge Charger

MODELS

  • Two additional models: the SXT and R/T with all-wheel drive (AWD).  The rear-wheel-drive (RWD) SXT remains a package offering.
  • Updated palette offers eight exterior colors: Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Marine Blue Pearl Coat, Silver Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat, Stone White Clear Coat, TorRed
  • New decklid spoiler and 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels—optional on SXT (RWD) package
  • AM/FM/Six-CD/full-map DVD-based navigation radio with GPS—optional on SXT
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio with first-year subscription — standard on R/T
  • New 18-inch ultra-bright aluminum wheels—standard on R/T
  • New 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels —optional on SXT and R/T (RWD) models
  • New 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels and 245/45ZR20 all-season performance tires—standard with the Daytona R/T package and Road/Track Performance Group
  • Automatic oil change alert
  • Low-risk deployment air bags
  • Power adjustable pedals — standard on R/T

Charger SRT-8 got TorRed and a Super Bee Special Edition with Detonator Yellow. Inside, the rear seat video with Kicker Mobile Surround Sound was optional.

Magnum

  • AM/FM/six-CD full-map DVD-based navigation radio with GPS—optional on SXT
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio with first-year subscription provided by SIRIUS—standard on R/T
  • Sunscreen Privacy Glass—standard on all Magnum models
  • New wheel and tire options
  • Automatic oil change alert
  • Low-risk deployment air bags
  • Power adjustable pedals—standard on R/T models
  • New color palette and packages including a Road/Track Performance Group (big wheels, high-performance tires, extra 10 horsepower from engine tuning, performance seats, legacy R/T badging, and various luxury options). Available on RWD R/T model.
  • SRT-8 got rear seat video and new colors.

Dodge Truck

2007 Dakota

  • Dual position tailgate became standard equipment on all models and provides increased functionality for cargo bed hauling
  • New exterior color offerings included Brilliant Black and Electric Blue
  • YES Essentials® Stain resistant, odor resistant, anti-static seat fabric became standard cloth on SLT model and was packaged with ST model seat upgrade
  • Power accessory delay ensured power function, including radio, continued for period of time after vehicle is keyed off
  • 3.7-liter engine upgraded to include Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) capability
  • 4.7-liter engine became flexible-fuel capable (E85)
  • Low current, tip start ignition
  • 18-inch chrome clad wheel became available on SLT and Laramie models
  • 18-inch black painted aluminum wheels offered as stand-alone option
  • Segment-first remote start became stand-alone option on SLT and Laramie models
  • Three-blink lane change feature enables one-touch capability
  • Passenger seat belt reminder
  • Minor package and option changes
  • Enhanced Road/Track Performance Group package included 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, 245/45ZR20 all-season performance tires, front chin and rear decklid spoilers, and five exterior color offerings; in addition to equipment previously included —optional on R/T (RWD) 

2007 Dodge Ram Mega Cab, 2500, and 3500

  • YES Essentials® Stain resistant, odor resistant, anti-static seat fabric
  • Mega Cab, 2500, 3500: New 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel High Output engine delivered 350-hp and 650 lb.-ft. of torque with new six-speed automatic transmission (available January 2007 replacing current 5.9-liter HO engine)
  • Optional remote start
  • 1500 only: Power accessory delay, E85 compatible 4.7-liter V-8 engine (Flexible Fuel Vehicle—FFV), Optional Electronic Stability Program (ESP), One-touch, three-blink lane change feature

2007 Dodge Durango

  • New front and rear fascias were body mounted eliminating gaps seen on previous models; updated front end appearance is achieved with a new grille, front fenders, hood and headlamps. Limited model front fascia incorporated a bright insert
  • New liftgate light bar incorporated the Dodge brand logo
  • New bodyside moldings were standard on SXT, SLT, Adventurer and Limited models
  • New larger (six- by nine-inches) rearview mirrors were heated and folding
  • New exterior color offerings included Marine Blue, Steel Blue and Brilliant Black
  • New optional quad bucket seats (rear seats are heated when heated front seats are ordered) were available on SLT and Limited models
  • New seat materials and sew styles. YES Essentials® Stain resistant, odor resistant, anti-static seat fabric was standard on SLT cloth seats
  • 115-volt power inverter was standard on all vehicles equipped with rear HVAC
  • Express up and down driver and passenger windows
  • Standard side air bags
  • Electronic Vehicle Information Center was added to the overhead console
  • Leather-wrapped center console lid was standard on Limited
  • New SLT center stack bezel finish—Maple Pommele Woodgrain
  • One-touch, three-blink lane change feature
  • Dual zone front Automatic Temperature Control
  • Available in 45 states, the optional 4.7-liter engine came standard with flex-fuel capability (operates on E85 ethanol)
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels standard on SLT models with either black sidewall or outline white letter tires; 18-inch chrome clad aluminum wheels standard on Limited; 20-inch chrome clad wheel added as optional equipment for both the SLT and the Limited; New 17-inch aluminum wheel was standard on SXT and Adventurer models 
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP) was standard equipment with standard trailer sway dampening 
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) was standard on SLT and Limited models
  • Ultrasonic rear park assist was standard on Limited and optional on SLT

Jeep

Jeep Compass and Patriot were new; Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited were new. Liberty had Sport and Limited models in both 4x2 and 4x4 and a new green metallic color.

2007 Jeep Commander

Commander was now split into two models, Sport and Overland (leather and power everything, real wood, different wheels, and January 2007 introduction). There were new colors, a power liftgate, and:

  • Body color matching door handles on Commander Sport
  • Front tow hooks
  • Bodyside moldings with platinum finish
  • Front fascia with platinum finish appliqué
  • Wire lattice grille with platinum finish surround
  • Overland liftgate badge
  • Platinum finish on roof rack side rails
  • Outside mirrors with matching body color
  • Liftgate license brow with platinum finish
  • D-pillar appliqué/handle with platinum finish
  • Matching interior color cup holders
  • Body color door handles—Commander Sport
  • Diamond plate pattern console shifter bezel—Commander Sport
  • 4.7-liter V-8 Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) (not available in ME, NY, VT, CT, CA)
  • Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) standard on 3.7-liter engine
  • Quadra-Trac I® Standard on V-6 4WD
  • Quadra-Trac II® Standard on 5.7-liter 4WD (late availability)
  • Quadra-Drive II® optional on 5.7-liter engine
  • Remote start
  • ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera
  • Active turn signals—“Three-blink Lane Change”

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • 3.0-liter Common Rail Diesel (CRD) engine with Dana 44 axle in 2WD models (not available in ME, NY, VT, CT, CA) with particulate filter standard
  • New colors
  • Narrow molded-in-color black body molding for Laredo (Laredo appearance upgrade); body color door handles on all Laredos
  • Revised rear taillights
  • Brushed aluminum stainless steel front sill guards on Overland
  • Improved finish on upper instrument panel
  • Color keyed interior color cup holders
  • Laredo: Center console bezel changed from black to match other interior bezels; chrome accent HVAC knobs; cut and sew padded vinyl center arm rest; chrome rings on instrument gauges; ParkSense® Rear Back-up System; fog lights optional; various package changes
  • 4.7-liter SOHC V-8 Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) (not available in ME, NY, VT, CT, CA)
  • Remote start
  • Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) standard on 3.7-liter engine
  • Standard tires: P245/65R17 Goodyear Fortera replaces Wrangler SRA and HP
  • ParkView Rear Back-up Camera—Available Laredo and Limited
  • Active turn signals—“3-Blink Lane Change”
  • Standard side curtain air bags
  • SRT-8 gets a rear camera (obstacle-avoidance aid) and remote start

Chrysler

New Chrysler Aspen, Sebring, Pacifica models. Crossfire got new paint job and better safety equipment. 300C SRT8 got new colors (steel blue and red), and optional rear seat video. Town & Country got new colors (cognac and two blues).

300/300C got new color palette and 18 inch chrome wheel standard on all but base; khaki/light gray replaces deep jade/light gray interior; SmartBeam intelligent headlights optional on 300 Limited, standard on 300C; low-risk airbags; automatic oil change alert; and optional Adaptive Cruise Control on Limited, 300C. New WP Chrysler Executive Series long wheelbase package for six more inches, 10 cubic feet of interior space (300 Touring and 300C rear drive). New Luxury Group II.

PT Cruiser (including Convertible) got new colors, YES Essentials fabric (optional in Touring, standard in Limited), console flood lamp standard, and Boston Premium Audio badge when equipped with BA Premium Sound. Base non-convertible model had standard soft-touch electric liftgate switch and remote keyless entry including panic alarm (integrated into the key).

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