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Dodge 2012 price adjustments

by David Zatz on

Dodge will be adjusting prices as 2012 arrives, lowering entry levels in some cases while increasing high end pricing.

The rise in the Challenger SRT8 has already been noted, along with a drop in the base level Avenger price. Now, it appears that the first step above the four-cylinder, four-speed Avenger will cost $250 more than last year, while the base model will drop $250, putting another $500 between the $18,995 SE and the $21,495 SXT (which includes the highly desirable six speed automatic). The SXT Plus will also go up $250, while the R/T will shoot up by an almost improbably $2,450 to $25,995.

Caliber SE keeps its price steady, while SXT rises $180 and SXT Plus goes up $110.

Journey, as previously noted, drops by $1,250, making the base model even more attractive; but moving up to the SXT model adds $750. Those who outfit their Journey at the top Crew level will find a $745 savings over 2011 pricing.

The Challenger is going up $325 in both SXT and R/T trim; Charger SE, the entry level, is also rising by $325. R/T, on the other hand, is being dropped dramatically, with a $2,125 price cut on both Charger R/T AWD and RWD. This is likely to be matched by reduced incentives, so waiting for the 2012s may not help buyers.

Durango, in its second year, also is getting a price cut, of just $200 for the base model and $800 for the top Citadel model — which still checks in at nearly $41,000 (RWD). Crew and R/T get mild price hikes of $500 and $330, respectively.

All prices listed here exclude delivery costs and are subject to change; there may have been errors in the documentation we received. Content levels are frequently adjusted, so that a price cut or increase may be accompanied by changes in standard equipment.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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