The Dodge Neon SRT-4 is a compact sports car model produced and sold by the Dodge division of Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)). It is a turbocharged version of the Dodge Neon (also sold as the Chrysler and Plymouth Neon). The SRT in its name refers to Street and Racing Technology (Dodge’s performance division), while the 4 in its name refers to the number of engine cylinders.
Seeking a follow-up to the Dodge Viper, the 2000 Dodge Neon SRT concept car was designed and shown at the 1999 SEMA show and the 2000 Los Angeles Auto Show. After adjustments were made to cut costs to create a production model, the 2003 Dodge Neon SRT-4 was eventually revealed and sold to the public.
The Dodge Neon SRT-4 was sold well during its original run despite mixed retrospective reviews. However, after Dodge discontinued the model’s platform, the Neon SRT-4 was succeeded by the Dodge Caliber SRT-4. Compact sports car competitors included the Ford SVT Focus, Honda Civic Si, the Mazdaspeed Familia/Protegé, and the Nissan Sentra SE-R.
- 2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 (Starting MSRP $20,700)
- Pros: The Dodge Neon SRT-4 compact sports car is a lot of fun and more powerful than you would expect for its price range. Additionally, it’s quite comfortable, has strong performance brakes, and includes a fantastic sound system for its time.
- Cons: For both its exterior and interior, the Neon SRT-4 sacrifices refinement and quality materials to meet its competitive price.
- See Also: Avenger and Dart