DETROIT - Dodge stuck close to its 2003 sticker prices in its 2004 cars and minivans, but the Chrysler brand posted a big increase, mainly because of $2,000-plus bumps on a PT Cruiser model and a pair of Town & Country models.
Dodge cars went up $25 when sales-weighted across the Dodge lineup.
That's not as great as it looks since Dodge cars account for a paltry 27 percent of the division's sales.
Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan minivans rose $125 to $365. When sales-weighted for the division's full lineup, the minivans added $41 to the average price of a 2004 Dodge car or light truck.
Chrysler cars jumped an average of $213, principally because of a $2,525 rise on the PT Cruiser GT sedan, which adds 17-inch chrome aluminum wheels, moon roof and side airbags as standard equipment. Town & Country minivans went up a sales-weighted average of $431, including jumps of $2,195 and $2,405 on two Limited models. Side airbags now are standard on the Limiteds.
The Chrysler Pacifica front-wheel-drive sport wagon went down $1,705; side airbags have been removed from the standard-equipment list.
The awd version is unchanged from its introductory price in January.