By Patrick Rall
The official pricing for the 2014 SRT lineup has gone live on the DriveSRT website and there will be price increases across the lineup – although the new Charger Core package brings about a new lower cost option for those Mopar lovers who want to put a 470hp Dodge sedan in their garage. Also, while the 20114 model year pricing has not been posted on the Dodge or Ram sites, Allpar has reported that a great many of those models are also due for at least a small price increase for the new model year.
First off, it was announced in August that the 2014 SRT Viper would get a price hike up to $101,995 but it seems that the company has quietly raised the price even further as the list base price is now $102,485 – an increase of $490. The 2014 Dodge Challenger SRT also gets a $490 price hike from the 2013 model year while the 2014 Dodge Charger SRT pricing starts $2,065 less than the 2013 Charger SRT8, presumably due to the addition of the lower priced SRT Core package. Unfortunately, the pricing has still not been announced for the 2014 Viper TA shown above.
According to Allpar, the 2014 Dodge Avenger SE will cost $700 more and the Avenger SXT will cost $600 more – making the Avenger the model with the most dramatic increase in base pricing. However, the higher end Blacktop and Rallye trimlines for the midsized Avenger decrease in prices by $200 and $395 respectively. The entry level 2014 Dodge Charger SE is expected to cost $200 more than the 2013 models but with the 8-speed automatic transmission option costing $200 less – the 2014 model year increase is absorbed for those who opt for the pricier (and more efficient) transmission option.
Finally, the Ram pickup family is expected to get increases across the board with the 2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 costing $185 more than 2013 while the bigger 4500 and 5500 see their prices rise by $210.
In short, with no huge changes planned for the 2014 model year among many of the Dodge, Ram and SRT products, buyers who want to save some money might want to buy before the 2013s are gone because in most cases – they are going to be less expensive even if you are paying sticker price.