Whether your grad just finished high school or college, a new Chrysler or Dodge model can help them tackle the road ahead. A new vehicle offers a great way to explore the world, cultivate responsibility, commute to work, and more.

Here's what we recommend for your new grads:

2018 Chrysler 300

The 2018 Chrysler 300 is perfect for young drivers due to its capable performance, safety features, and suite of technologies. It combines ample space with a solid frame to make for the perfect combination of functional yet reliable. The 300 boasts decent fuel economy, returning an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway when paired with front-wheel drive and 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine.*

The 2018 Chrysler 300 comes with two different engine options. The first is the previously mentioned 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine that churns out 295 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. The second option is the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine, which puts out an impressive 363 hp. For maximum efficiency, Chrysler has chosen a smooth-shifting, nine-speed transmission for both engines. The mixture of power and efficiency truly makes the Chrysler 300 (and therefore your graduate) stand out from the crowd.

Key features of the 300 that your grad will love include a 60/40-split folding rear seat for optimal cargo space, a high-quality sound system with USB/iPod® integration, an available Uconnect® package that provides Bluetooth® audio streaming and an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, and an available rearview camera. The 2018 Chrysler 300 makes it easy for grads to have a celebratory adventure with its excellent powertrain, innovative tech, and safety features.

2018 Dodge Journey

If your grad would prefer the look and feel of a larger vehicle, be sure to check out the 2018 Dodge Journey. Powerful, dependable, and with engineering you can feel, the Journey is a great choice for grads who like to do it all. Base models come standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque and is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. It earns an EPA-rated 21 mpg combined (19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway), which is excellent for a vehicle of its size and power.* 

Apart from providing excellent performance and handling, the 2018 Journey continues its reputation as one of the most versatile and appealing vehicles around. Key features include anti-lock brakes, stability and traction controls, electronic roll mitigation, trailer sway damping, and a full array of airbags. Other features include roof rails, keyless entry with pushbutton start, a 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat, 4.3-inch touchscreen display, steering wheel audio controls, and an available Premium Sound Group. 

With its extroverted styling and sporty handling, the Journey proves that utility vehicles can be versatile while still providing plenty of capability and fun. Your grad will have a great time driving this vehicle, which perfectly combines practicality and excitement!

For more details on the 2018 Chrysler 300 or Dodge Journey, including information regarding pricing and lease offers, contact us online or visit Parkway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram at 21560 Hall Rd, Clinton Township, MI 48038. We'd be more than happy to help you and your grad find just the right vehicle!

* EPA-estimates. Your mileage will vary depending on driving habits or conditions.

Image Credits: Chrysler (first and second images) and Dodge (final image)