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We Look At The SRT That Shook Up The Tuner World...

Probably one of the most beloved Dodge//SRT vehicles from the past two-decades has to be the Neon-based SRT-4. At the time of its release, the  SRT-4 was the fastest, most powerful vehicle in its segment and attracted young performance enthusiasts to the performance brand. With a 2.4-liter turbocharged 16-valve DOHC engine with ( 215 horsepower for 2003 (230 horsepower for 2004 & 2005) and 245 lb.-ft. (250 lb.-ft. in 2004 & 2005) of torque under its hood for the impressive price of $21,000 USD (with inflation is about $29,165 in 2019). 

The compact performance Dodge Neon SRT-4. (MoparInsiders).

At 2,970 lbs. the compact SRT-4 was a rocket on the street. Only available with a heavy-duty NVG T850 five-speed manual, the SRT-4 was a pure driver’s car. The SRT-4 was the perfect car to introduce Dodge//SRT performance to a younger generation, as at the time the brand did not have the current muscle car portfolio it does not when the SRT-4 came to market in the 2003 model year.

The compact performance Dodge Neon SRT-4. (MoparInsiders).

With just over 20,500 units built in its three years of production, the Neon-based SRT-4 was a high success. The Dodge//SRT brand tried to continue the SRT-4 success with the introduction in 2008 of the Caliber SRT-4. However, the Caliber-based performance model never had the success of the Neon-based predecessor, with just over 5,500 Caliber SRT-4 being built in a two-year production run.

The compact performance Dodge Neon SRT-4. (MoparInsiders).

It’s been 16 years since the Neon SRT-4 made its debut and with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) focus moving away from small and mid-size cars to trucks and SUVs, Mopar collectors have been smitten about snapping up SRT-4s for their garages. The demand for good condition Neon SRT-4 models for collectors has even overshadowed the other legendary compact-turbocharged Dodge, the Omni-based Shelby GLHS in some instances.

The compact performance Dodge Neon SRT-4. (MoparInsiders).

President of the Canadian Mopar Club and a good friend to MoparInsiders, Jovita happens to be one Mopar collector that is super passionate when it comes to the SRT-4. How much so? She is the owner of not one, but three of the turbocharged SRT-4. We recently caught up with Jovita and three SRT-4s on the streets of British Columbia, to get reacquainted with the turbocharged Dodge.

The compact performance Dodge Neon SRT-4. (MoparInsiders).

With its unique looks that include an aggressive front-end with dual-nostrils in the upper grille for additional cooling, a tall body-color rear spoiler, and with a performance stance, the SRT-4 still looks good on the road today. So let’s take a look at the Dodge//SRT vehicle that set the compact tuner world on fire. Jovita takes us on a quick tour of three SRT-4 models and shows us just how cool the SRT-4 is 16 years after its initial debut.

The compact performance Dodge Neon SRT-4. (MoparInsiders).

Neon SRT-4 Production Numbers:

2003 Dodge Neon SRT-4 Production Numbers:
Colors: Production Numbers:
Black 816
Bright Silver Metallic 619
Flame Red 733
Solar Yellow 1,031
Total Production Numbers: 3,199
2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 Production Numbers:
Colors: Production Numbers:
Black 2,696
Bright Silver Metallic 2,039
Electric Blue 2,421
Flame Red 2,050
Total Production Numbers: 9,206
2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 Production Numbers:
Colors: Production Numbers:
Black 2,763
Flame Red 2,186
Orange Blast 1,800
Stone White 1,669
Total Production Numbers: 8,418
Dodge Neon SRT-4 Total Production Numbers:
2003 = 3,199 2004 = 9,206 2005 = 8,418 Total = 20,553


Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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