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Old 07-16-2013, 10:59 AM
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You can't see why Dodge would have no reason to increase MPG? Guess you never heard of the CAFE standards.

I cannot see Dodge just changing the number 3 to a number 4 on the registration year number and then pushing the 2013's out as 2014's. There are strident government requirements for all manufacturer's to increase their average mpg ratings each year. I am looking forward to mpg and many other improvements for the new model year. If there are essentially none, it represents another reason to reconsider a 2013 which is essentially the same truck as the 2014. Possibly, it doesn't pay to purchase a '14 and be better off taking the $10K price reduction on a left over '13.

What DAA suggested about the HP rating being increased to the 400 HP level is a grand marketing idea. The 400 HP level is seen as 'magical' and would serve to reinforce the might and reputation of the Hemi. Chrysler engineering and marketing have made the Hemi engine a hallmark and bulwark of Chrysler Corp.

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