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Chrysler Pacifica, Ram 1500 and Dodge Durango Named Best Buys

Chrysler Pacifica, Ram 1500 and Dodge Durango Named Best Buys

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Chrysler Pacifica, Ram 1500 and Dodge Durango Named Best Buys! Recently, Consumer Guide® Automotive awarded the Chrysler Pacifica, Ram 1500, and Dodge Durango with the 2018 Best Buy distinction. The editors for Consumer Guide Automotive analyze, compare, and evaluate numerous vehicles be extensively testing all the major models available in the United States and are distinguished by being affordable as well as having positive ratings.

“There’s a lot of good product hitting the market these days, but some designs are so well executed that they endure the test of new challengers. In the cases of the Durango and Ram, that is especially true,” said Tom Appel, Publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive. “As for the Pacifica, it’s simply one of the most thoughtfully designed family vehicles we’ve ever evaluated. Likewise, the tradition-bound 124 Spider delivers a considerable dose of driving pleasure for a very reasonable price.”

 In its second year on the market, the Chrysler Pacifica captures both the Minivan and Family Vehicle Best Buy awards two years in a row. While, the Dodge Durango earns the Best Buy award in the Large SUV segment for the sixth consecutive year and the Ram 1500 captures the Best Buy award for Large Pickup Trucks for the 10th straight year.

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Check Out the New Hydro Blue Ram 1500

Check Out the New Hydro Blue Ram 1500

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Check Out the New Hydro Blue Ram 1500! Ram has recently announced its final special-edition Ram 1500 sports model for 2017, the 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport. FCA will manufacture 2,000 units of the Hydro Blue Sport which is available as a crew cab, short-bed configuration with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine with either a 2- or 4-wheel drive. The model arrives at dealerships this month! 

Standard features will include a Sport performance hood with black decals, body-colored Sport grille with black billet inserts and black RAM badge, along with flat black exterior body-side and tailgate badging. Projector headlights with black bezels and LED tail lights compliment the black accents, while the rear bumper, side mirrors, door handles, grille and headlight surround are all Hydro Blue.

The interior stands out with blue stitching on the instrument panel, heated steering wheel, and door trim. Blue anodized surfaces cover the bezels found on the instrument panel, center console, and instrument panel badge, while Blue Sport embroidery dons the high-back, black heated bucket seats, which have blue Ram’s head logos adorning the headrests. The Hydro Blue Sport’s interior also includes a black headliner. For the 2-wheel drive model, 22-inch wheels are included, while 20-inch wheels are included with the 4-wheel drive version.

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Texas Auto Writers Award Ram, Jeep and Dodge

Texas Auto Writers Award Ram, Jeep and Dodge

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Texas Auto Writers Award Ram, Jeep and Dodge! Recently Ram, Jeep, and Dodge vehicles earned top honors at the annual Texas Truck Rodeo, hosted by the Texas Automotive Writers Association (TAWA). Collectively, these brands secured the most awards of any manufacturer at the event. A total of 64 commercial vehicles were entered into the competition and were judged by 75 TAWA members after two days of on and off road testing. Consideration for the awards covered exterior/interior styling and off-road capability to the entrant’s overall utility, value and performance.
 
“Once again the Ram, Jeep and Dodge brands from FCA US impressed our TAWA members with an exceptional product lineup at the Texas Truck Rodeo,” said Nic Phillips, TAWA president. “The Jeep brand continues to outshine the competition with Grand Cherokee and Wrangler winning in their respective categories yet again. Receiving the highest overall interior score, our journalists appreciated the luxurious interior of the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork edition, naming it the 2018 Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas. It’s no surprise members particularly enjoyed driving America’s fastest, yet practical three-row SUV, the new Dodge Durango SRT, naming it the winner of the Full-size SUV category.”

Ram, Jeep and Dodge vehicles with top honors include:
 
Ram Brand
Heavy Duty Pickup Truck: 2018 Ram 2500 Limited Tungsten
Luxury Pickup Truck: 2018 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork
Highest Overall Interior Score: 2018 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork

Jeep Brand
Subcompact SUV: 2017 Jeep Renegade
Mid-size SUV: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
Off-road SUV: 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon
 
Dodge Brand
Full-size SUV: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT
Highest Overall Performance Score: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT

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Four FCA Vehicles Earn Top Honors in Active Lifestyle Vehicle Competition

Four FCA Vehicles Earn Top Honors in Active Lifestyle Vehicle Competition

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Four FCA Vehicles Earn Top Honors in Active Lifestyle Vehicle Competition! Recently FCA had an amazing showing at the 14th annual Carspondent.com Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards, taking home more than any other manufacturer. The  competition was held in Chandler, Arizona where a panel of automotive journalists and professional athletes evaluated cars, crossovers, SUVS, and trucks in nine categories. Four FCA vehicles earned the top spot in their respective categories:

“FCA US showed up at ALV with a lineup of vehicles geared specifically to the needs of outdoor enthusiasts and as a result, took home more awards than any other manufacturer,” said program co-founder Nina Russin. “The Jeep Compass Trailhawk lived up to its promise of true off-road capability, traversing a challenging course that tested its directional stability and wheel articulation. The Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork edition proved that a vehicle designed to work and play hard can also deliver luxury. Cyclists were impressed with the interior capability of the new Chrysler Pacifica and appreciated its stylish exterior. And everyone loved the Durango SRT’s raw power: a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

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Ram Unveils Two New Models at Texas State Fair

Ram Unveils Two New Models at Texas State Fair

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Ram Unveils Two New Models at Texas State Fair! Last month, Ram unveiled the updated 2018 Laramie Longhorn Southfork and the Heavy Duty Lone Star Silver models at the Texas State Fair in Dallas. The Laramie Longhorn, which is the reigning Texas Auto Writers Association Luxury Pickup of Texas, has added Canyon Brown and Light Frost Beige Natura Plus 100% full-grain leather seats and a walnut-trimmed steering wheel. The media center features Uconnect 4c 8.4-inch touchscreen, which includes navigation, 4G wifi capability, Apple Car Play, and Google’s Android Auto.

“Along with increased capability, technology and efficiency, Ram is constantly looking for ways to create more comfort and refinement for our customers. The new Laramie Longhorn Southfork edition is another example of how we deliver the most luxurious pickups in the industry,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep & Ram Brands, FCA Global. “Additionally, the new Heavy Duty Lone Star Silver edition builds upon the original Texas-only pickup and demonstrates Ram’s commitment to America’s largest truck market.” 

The Heavy Duty Lone Star Silver edition is offered on Ram 2500/3500 4×2 and 4×4 Crew Cab with a choice of 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8, 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 or renowned 6.7-liter Cummins I-6 featuring the highest available torque at 930 lb.-ft. Receiving premium upgrades, the Lone Star Silver edition features a new luxury grille with chrome surround and chrome Wave Mesh inserts, new bright belt moldings, chrome exterior side-view mirrors, chrome wheel-to-wheel side steps, polished 20-inch wheels and front tow hooks. The 2018 Ram Heavy Duty Lone Star Silver edition interior is offered with sporty cloth and vinyl high-back bucket seats in Canyon Brown and Light Frost Beige or Black and Diesel Gray.

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Ram Introduces Harvest Version Truck for Farmers

Ram Introduces Harvest Version Truck for Farmers

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Ram Introduces Harvest Version Truck for Farmers! According to recent reports Ram is offering a new farmer-oriented trim on the 1500, 2500, 3500 adding utilitarian features to help with farm work and a family-friendly interior. Some updates will include a one-inch increase in ride height, wheel flares, aggressive all-terrain tires, a spray-in bedliner, tubular side steps, fold-out bumper step, mud flaps, and skid plates that can accommodate the heavier workload of harvest season.

Two new exterior colors are available for this special edition including New Holland Blue and Case IH Red, which were created so they could help match their trucks to their tractors. Bright Silver wheel flares are also available on the Harvest Edition along with Bright White or Brilliant Black exterior colors. New interior features included rubber floor mats, heated seats and a standard touchscreen infotainment system with navigation 4G Wi-Fi and smartphone connectivity. For heavy-duty additions, a cargo-view camera is included.
 
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The 2018 Ram 3500 Claims Highest-Ever Torque Rating for Pick-Up Truck

The 2018 Ram 3500 Claims Highest-Ever Torque Rating for Pick-Up Trucks

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The 2018 Ram 3500 Claims Highest-Ever Torque Rating for Pick-Up Trucks! The new 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup will arrive at dealerships this month and promises to impress. Getting an impressive 930 pound-feet of torque, the 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup features a Cummins 6.7-liter diesel engine which offers the “exclusive ability to tow 30,000 lbs. with a fifth-wheel hitch.” This makes the new Ram 3500 the recipient of the highest-ever torque rating for a pick-up truck.

“Ram maintains capability leadership by delivering the highest-ever torque rating for a pickup truck and heaviest fifth-wheel trailer towing capacity,” said Mike Manley, head of Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep and Ram brands, said in the release. “We understand the attributes most important to our customers within the heavy-duty segment; they demand hard-working, long-lasting capability.”

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2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is Most Luxurious Ram Made

2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is Most Luxurious Ram Made

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2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is Most Luxurious Ram Made! If recent reports are to be believed, Ram may have just released their most luxurious model to date. The new Limited Tungsten Edition will be launched sometime this fall with an MSRP of $52,875. As the truck segment continue to grow in sales, consumers have been asking for more designer details, and Ram is delivering on this model which will feature a segment first suede headliner; ultra-premium leather seats, steering wheel, center arm rest, doors and instrument panel; cooling and heating seat settings; rubber floor mats with carpeted inserts; and accent stitching and real wood elements. 

“This is the most luxurious truck we have ever offered, and I would say it is the most luxurious truck in the marketplace today,” said Jim Morrison, head of Ram Trucks North America.

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Ram Sales Beat Silverado Sales For Third Straight Month!

Ram Sales Beat Silverado Sales For Third Straight Month!

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Ram Sales Beat Silverado Sales For Third Straight Month! In the battle to be America’s Favorite Truck, usually Ford tops the list and the Chevy Silverado takes second place, but recently Ram has proven to be a main competitor. Autoweek explains that this could be due to Ram offering significantly higher incentives than Chevy and Ford and pushing dealerships to promote Ram sales. Pickups were one of the best-performing segments in the US last month, with sales up 9.3%. Sales of other light trucks rose 6.2%, but many analysts project sales to come in about 2% below last year’s record.

Ram sales are up 18% and they are just slightly behind Chevy Silverado sales for the year, although Ram sales have outpaced Chevy for the past three months. If Ram surpasses Chevy, it will be the first time that Ram has hit number 2. The Drive explains that Ram’s strategy of picking up non-brand loyal customers by offering better incentives on their trucks, which haven’t been significantly updated in years, is one key that Ram is growing so quickly.

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Winning Trainer of the Kentucky Derby Set to Receive Special Edition Ram Truck

Winning Trainer of the Kentucky Derby Set to Receive Special Edition Ram Truck

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Winning Trainer of the Kentucky Derby Set to Receive Special Edition Ram Truck! Last weekend, spectators everywhere were excited when Always Dreaming took the top spot at the 143rd Kentucky Derby, held at Churchill Downs in Louisville. This special occasion marked the eighth year where Ram has serviced as the “Official Truck” of the Kentucky Derby. As part of “Official Truck” duties, Ram will be awarding the winning trainer a special Kentucky Derby edition Ram 2500 Limited. 

The custom Ram is featured in a Brilliant Black color scheme with Kentucky Derby logos painted on the rear panels and a hand-painted rose placed on the front grille. Ram had several trucks displayed at the Churchill Downs ground and played four separate television ads featuring footage from Churchill Downs. Ram ProMaster vans delivered “Lilies Garland” and “Roses Garland” flower arrangements worn by the winning horse and a custom pink Ram 3500 Limited vehicle lead the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade, compromised of 143 breast and ovarian cancer survivors.

 

“Ram trucks are the perfect match for horse owners, trainers and riders, and partnering with America’s premiere racing events is a great way to demonstrate our commitment to these customers,” said Mike Manley, Head of the Ram Brand. “With the longest-lasting pickup trucks on the market and class-leading capabilities, Ram trucks are well-deserving of the ‘Official Truck of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby’ status.”

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