Manufactured by Dodge from 2003-2005, based on the Neon/SX 2.0 body style. There was very little promoting done for the SRT-4 so in all fairness people have some very common misconceptions about it.

Dodge pulled the SRT-4 engine out of a PT Cruiser GT, the motor also saw production in the Mexican Stratus R/T. The PT-GT had a respectable 210 bhp as did the Stratus. Dodge tweaked the PCM and fuel system to bump the cars output to 215 bhp, but, Sport Compact car put a bone stock SRT-4 on a Dyno in 2003 and found 223 wheel horsepower. It is a well known fact that Dodge had underrated the vehicles power production to reduce insurance costs.

In 2004-2005 vehicles a Quaiffe LSD was added as well as larger fuel injectors. Which boosted the SRT-4's output to 230 bhp, another magazine test by Car and Driver showed that the 2004 SRT-4 had dynoed in at 233 wheel horsepower. Which makes the SRT-4 the fastest FWD production car in the world and the fastest Production car for under 20,000 dollars.

So please stop spamming garbage about this car, I challenge ANYONE who hates the SRT-4 to find a FASTER PRODUCTION CAR FOR UNDER 20,000 dollars. Instead of hating on a car, why not learn something about it. We owe Dodge for building the machine that they did for the price we paid. Nuff said, later. TURBOCHARGED FTW!
SRT-4's are a very underrated car, give them the respect they deserve. Remember if you ran into one jerk who has an SRT-4, it doesn't mean that all SRT-4 owners are jerks.
by SRT4ACR May 01, 2008
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a 2.4L turbocharged four cylinder fourdoor neon that smokes the average V8 buttrocker mobile and most rice burners. buttrockers hate it because it doesn't have a big V8, (nevermind the faster 1/4 mile et's) and the ricers hate it because it is a very capable four, but not with rice roots. this car runs high 13's in the qm with over 20 MPG stock, and thats something neither buttrockers or ricers hardly ever accomplish. Oh yea... this car is only 20k
hey kids, load up. were going to pick up some grocery's then go smoke some neighborhood stangs in the srt-4!
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slang. recently became the official replacement for "polish a turd" in the ever popular phrase "you can't polish a turd".

while you still can't srt-4 a turd, many think that by paying the hourly goons at ye olde dodge factory to glue a turbo-charger to a silly dodge neon engine it will in fact create a glossy finish on a piece of feces. the car is intended for bedwetters and dog dick rubbers who can't afford a real car like a honda s2000, bmw m-series or acura tl type-s or aren't smart enough to properly affix a turbo-charger to a car that isn't already named "neon". the srt-4 phenomenon is basically the same as the 1980's dodge goons putting a faux-leather, glue on top(attempting to look like a convertible) to a dodge aries k-car and calling it a chrysler lebaron. again, this car was very popular with the recently gay but familiar with broke crowd.
"wowie zowie leroy, that white girl you are courting is one seriously ugly girl."

"don't sweat is mister anderson, my sistah works at glamour shots and this saturday we gonna srt-4 her up."

"gee leroy, that's swell. </vomits>"
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Hey grandpa why must we always get a srt-4 when your car breaks down. Can't we get a Subaru WRX rental instead? No my boy. The car rental place only has Neons.
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A pathetic, hideous, and vile excuse for a performance automobile. Dodge is so lame that they have to turbocharge the sh*t out of a 2.4 to get somewhere in the neighborhood of 230 horse. Regardless of Chrysler's inherent and incurable shortcomings, the SRT-4 is the fastest production FWD in the world. That said, this doesn't mean that anybody has to like it.
"Wow. Did you see that Dodge Neon SRT-4 trying to do doughnuts in the school parking lot last night!? Doesn't the idiot driving it know it's FWD!? What an ass clown!"
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The Dodge SRT-4 one of the fastest Dodges ever made. Even with that mind-blowing acceleration - seen in recent Dodge history only by the Viper, Spirit R/T Road and Track, and Daytona R/T - the Dodge Neon SRT-4 started in 2003 at under $20,000, making it cheaper than a base model Stratus (the 2004 and 2005 are under $21,000). While only 3,000 per year were originally projected for construction, production in 2004 reportedly reached 13,000 per year; exact figures were not released. Chrysler makes a profit on the SRT-4, despite the mind-blowing performance, presumably because it is so closely related to the Neon - itself a performance leader.

SRT-4 is based on the standard SRT name given, confusingly enough, to vehicles modified by the PVO Group - that's Performance Vehicle Operations. SRT originally stood for "Street and Racing Technology" but now stands for "Strip, Road, and Track" - similar to the old R/T designation which seems to have been abandoned. (There is a second SRT4, the Dodge Caliber SRT4, which produces 300 horsepower but is heavier; 0-60 on the Neon version is quicker but the quarter mile is slower.)

2004 models increased the power, added a limited slip rear differential option, and raised the price by just $500 - keeping the SRT-4 a bargain. 2005 models added a color and made other very minor changes.

Car and Driver: 0-60 in 5.6 seconds, top speed 153 mph

Sport Compact Car: 0-60 in 5.8 seconds, quarter mile 14.2 seconds.

The SRT-4 combines desirable Neon traits with desirable Spirit R/T traits, and in the process absolutely blows away most competitors, especially the Toyota Celica and Acura RSX. Acceleration is very strong but also very smooth, so that while it posts similar figures to the Spirit R/T, it does so without as much need for driver skill and cooperative roads. Acceleration is strong from any engine speed, with no need to be up in the high (4,000+) rpms before getting turbo boost and a kick in the pants. The interior is nicely done, with tasteful chrome accents and a visible if small boost/vacuum gauge. Construction seems tight and solid.

Handling is very good but ride is not compromised - again, a vast improvement over the Celica and RSX, not to mention the Camaro. As a modified Neon, the SRT-4 has a good-sized rear seat and trunk, too. The engine is fairly loud with a rumbling, Camaro-style sound that could easily be muted with a muffler if the owner desired a sleeper.

The seats are very supportive with clear sides which make it a little hard to get out, and may cause larger people some consternation, but help to keep people in the targeted size range very stable around turns. They can most likely be replaced with Neon seats quite easily.

The Neon SRT-4 has a Mitsubishi TD04 Turbocharger that boosts anywhere from 11 to 14 psi
The SRT-4 weighs a mere 2880 pounds, so its power to weight ratio is one reason for its speed we note that the base Neon is considerably lighter
The SRT-4 is faster to reach 60 mph and the 1/4 mile than many acclaimed sports cars that cost much more, including the Porsche Boxster S, Beetle Turbo S, Matrix MRS, and the new, hyped-up Nissan 350Z.
The Dodge SRT-4 offers the most "as delivered" performance for the dollar of any other production sport compact car available in the United States, foreign or domestic. With more than 200 horses under the hood, it will be one of the most powerful four-cylinder cars on the market. To go with all that horsepower, SRT-4 also features an improved cooling system and high-flow fuel system. Like the Dodge Viper SRT-10, the number four in SRT-4 denotes the number of cylinders in the engine, while SRT is an acronym for Street and Racing Technology (it used to be for Street/Racing/Track but apparently someone at DCX figured out that made no sense).

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A Mexican made piece of sh*t with a mitsubishi turbo (peon pos-4). Only kids or people with no knowledge of sports cars buy it. It also sounds worse than a civic with a fart can exhaust =P
by togaf January 23, 2007
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