2011 might be the strangest model year in Chrysler’s history, with most of the 2011 models coming in well after all other automakers had refreshed their lineups. Aside from the Ram series, every 2011 was late; and every Dodge car, every minivan, every Chrysler , and three out of four Jeeps were substantially changed from the 2010s.
Most of the heavily revised cars were well received by critics and the public, though sales tended to lag the launches for numerous reasons, including a sluggish economy, lower rebates, far fewer fleet sales, and lingering doubts about Chrysler’s status as an entity; the interiors, exteriors, powertrains, and suspensions were heavily revised for Wrangler, Chrysler 200 and Convertible, both minivans, Charger and 300/300C, Journey, and, to a lesser degree, Avenger.
Major changes included adoption of the Pentastar V6 for most vehicles (trucks were a notable exception); the first use of the ZF eight-speed automatic; new navigation systems; large-screen displays in some cars; and more use of the six-speed automatic.
The 2012 Fiat 500 was launched midyear in 2011, to critical acclaim and decent enough sales considering the small number of dealerships and Fiat’s lingering reputation for poor quality based on products of the 1970s.
The cars: 2011 Dodge Avenger • 2011 Dodge Challenger • 2011 Dodge Caliber •
2011 Dodge Charger
The crossovers and minivan: Dodge Durango •
Grand Caravan • 2011 Journey •
The trucks: Ram 1500 •
Ram HD •
Chassis Cabs • Ram PHEV (plugin hybrid-electric) •
2011 Ram Longhorn
2011 Chrysler 300 Pricing
2011 Chrysler 200 Sedan Pricing
2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible Pricing
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Pricing
2011 Dodge Charger Pricing
2011 Dodge Challenger Pricing
2011 Dodge Avenger Pricing
2011 Dodge Journey Pricing
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Pricing
2011 Dodge Caliber Pricing
2011 Dodge Durango Pricing
2011 Jeep Patriot Pricing
2011 Jeep Wrangler Pricing
2011 Jeep Liberty Pricing
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Pricing
2011 Jeep Compass Pricing
2500 4x2 Crew Cab ST LWB
2011 Ram 1500 and Dakota Pricing
2011 Ram 1500 Express and Tradesman Pricing
2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn Pricing
2011 Ram Chassis Cab Pricing
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