This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (December 2018)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door sedan |
|Engine||230 cu in (3.8 L) I6|
|Predecessor||Dodge Model DU|
The Deluxe was introduced in 1946 as the lowest trim level in the Dodge D-24 range. It differed from the top trim level Custom in terms of interior trim and seats and it lacked the dual electric windshield wipers and chrome exterior beading around the windows fitted to the Custom. The Deluxe was offered in 2-door Sedan, 4-door Sedan and 2-door Coupe models. It rode on a 119.5 inch wheelbase  and was powered by a 230 cid inline six cylinder engine. A three-speed manual transmission was standard whilst a "Fluid Drive" option provided "no metal-to metal contact between the power source and drive". It used Petrol Gasoline as standard fueling.
Changes for the 1947 and 1948 model years were minimal  and from 1 December 1949 all units were considered 1949 models for registration purposes. The actual 1949 Dodge range was introduced in April 1949, with the Meadowbrook name now used for the lowest trim level full size model.
In Canada, the Dodge Deluxe (and Special Deluxe) were used for 1942 and then from 1946 until 1950 for the lowest-priced, Plymouth-based models. They corresponded largely to the Plymouth Deluxe, with some Dodge trim pieces.
- John Gunnell, Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946–1975, Revised 4th Edition, pages 327 to 329