For the 2015 model year the popular Jeep Wrangler will offer several enhancements including new paint colors, audio upgrades, a new tire offering and a standard Torx Tool Kit. Additional 2015 Wrangler Changes include three new trim levels the Freedom Edition, Rubicon Hard Rock Edition and the Willys Wheeler. These new features provide more capability and enhance the already legendary Jeep ownership experience.
New for 2015 will be a standard 8-speaker audio system with an improved sound bar. Taking your musical experience to a new level is the optional Premium Alpine Audio Package. This new audio package includes a new subwoofer located under the cargo floor and a 552-Watt amplifier. The new subwoofer location provides more cargo room than the previous location. Read the rest of this entry »
The testing is over and the 2014 Ram 1500 has been named Motor Trend’s 2014 Truck of the Year®. That is back to back for those keeping score at home. The Ram 1500 is the first back-to-back winner of the Motor Trend Truck of the Year award. When it comes to truck accolades, Ram Trucks have claimed three Motor Trend Truck of the Year® awards in the last five years.
In this year’s testing the Ram 1500 was up against the all new Chevy Silverado, Toyota Tundra and GMC Sierra among others. Even though the 2014 Chevy Silverado was completely redesigned, the Ram 1500 came out on top again. The judges still appreciated the innovations introduced in the 2013 Ram 1500 and were blown away by the all new EcoDiesel engine. Read the rest of this entry »
The 2014 Dodge Avenger delivers excitement to the sometimes boring mid-size sedan market. The typical mid-size sedan offers fuel efficiency with an under powered engine and a lackluster exterior appearance. The 2014 Dodge Avenger Blacktop Edition is smashing the mold for this dated segment with an aggressive appearance and a robust driving experience.
The 2014 Dodge Avenger is available in three models the SE, SXT and R/T. The Blacktop Package is available on the SE and SXT models. The Blacktop Package is moderately priced with a starting MSRP of $395 and is available with either the 2.4 Liter 4 Cylinder or the 3.6 Liter V6 engine. Whether you choose the SE with its starting MSRP around $20,000 or the SXT and its starting MSRP around $23,000 the Blacktop Package is well worth the money. Read the rest of this entry »
Katzkin offers custom automotive interiors featuring beautiful custom leathers for the automotive industry. Katzkin partnered with Mopar again this year with a luscious Lone Star Texas edition leather upholstery for the 2014 Ram 1500. The seats can be ordered factory installed with all of the standard safety compliance requirements and factory warranties.
Katzkin was founded in 1983 and in 2003 formed a partnership with Chrysler and Mopar. Katzkin has been providing customer leathers for the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Truck brands for several years. Read the rest of this entry »
The most awarded SUV ever continues to lead the SUV segment in performance and innovation. New for this year the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel will debut with best-in-class fuel economy. The 3.0 Liter EcoDiesel V6 engine has an estimated MPG rating of 22 in the city and 30 MPG on the highway for the two wheel drive model. The 4X4 models have an estimated MPG of 21 in the city and 28 on the highway.
Other improvements for the 2014 model year include a lower crawl ratio for the 8-speed automatic transmission, a new 8.4-inch touchscreen display, a new Eco Mode and a new refined exterior design. The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in four models including the Laredo, Limited, Overland and the Summit. The new EcoDiesel engine is available on the Limited, Overland and Summit models.
3.0 Liter Diesel V6 Specifications
Jeep fans have been asking for a diesel powered Grand Cherokee and Jeep has delivered with the new 3.0 Liter EcoDiesel V6. The new diesel powertrain pounds out 240 horsepower with an amazing 420 lb-ft of torque. Capable of towing 7,400 lbs the diesel
powertrain is ready to haul your toys. The diesel engine also utilizes clean-diesel technology to help lower CO2 emissions. Read the rest of this entry »
Blacked out truck fans will want to take note of the 2013 Ram Black Express from Ram Trucks. The new factory blacked out truck will be arriving on dealer lots in late July or early August. The Express model is the perfect choice for drivers that want to customize their truck even further. Reid Bigland, President and CEO Ram Truck Brand commented, “the new Black Express takes Ram’s aggressive good looks to an all new sinister level by ‘blackening out’ the entire truck while maintaining a great price.”
Ram Black Express Features
The new bold Ram Black Express truck is available in both two wheel and four wheel drive models. The blacked out truck is also available in Regular Cab, Quad Cab and Crew Cab body styles. The aggressive appearance is built out with the following features: Read the rest of this entry »
Ram Trucks is ratcheting up the fuel economy wars with the introduction of the 2014 Ram 1500 Diesel. The release date is yet to be announced but is expected to be in the winter of 2013. The 3.0 Liter EcoDiesel V6 engine will be the first diesel offering in the light duty truck segment for full size truck manufacturers. The EcoDiesel engine option is expected to add $2,850 to the price of a similarly equipped Ram 1500 with a HEMI.
The new 3.0 Liter EcoDiesel V6 Engine offers benefits in power, lower emissions and fuel economy. Torque is the name of the game when it comes to power. The new 2014 Ram 1500 equipped with the EcoDiesel engine provides 420 lb-ft of torque. Advanced technology like the diesel oxidation catalyst, diesel particulate filter and selective catalyst reduction helps lower the carbon dioxide produced by the new diesel engine. Compatibility with biodiesel fuels reduces greenhouse emissions as well. Read the rest of this entry »
Recently Jeep announced the initial pricing for the much anticipated 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The new Cherokee will be arriving in Jeep dealership showrooms in the late summer or early fall. The Cherokee is the replacement for the retired Jeep Liberty and will be competing in the ultra-competitive small SUV segment. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be available in four trim levels with two and four wheel drive configurations. The top of the line Trailhawk will only be available as a 4X4 model.
2014 Jeep Cherokee Pricing
The new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport will be priced at $22,995 plus a $995 destination charge which is $400 less than the Jeep Liberty model it is replacing. Read the rest of this entry »
The new Dodge Dart is more than just a fun to drive car with a pretty face. The 2013 Dodge Dart has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick Award. The all new impressive Dart sedan scored Good which is the top rating given in front and side impact crash testing by the Institute. The 2013 Dodge Dart offers an impressive combination of fuel efficiency, performance and safety in a fun to drive car that won’t drain your wallet.
Dodge Dart Safety
The IIHS Top Safety Pick Award measures how well a vehicle protects the driver and passengers in the vehicle during a crash. For a vehicle to earn the top designation it must rate Good in the front crash test, side impact test and roof strength test. The vehicle must also be evaluated for the protection offered by the seat and head restraints in preventing neck injuries. The crash test ratings and the head restraint tests use a scale ranging from Good, Acceptable, Marginal and Poor with Good being the top performer.
In addition to being named a Top Safety Pick the 2013 Dodge Dart provides plenty of safety features. The new Dart is equipped with ten airbags to help protect the occupants during a vehicle crash. Car buyers will also enjoy knowing that Electronic Stability Control is standard to help drivers maintain control of the vehicle during extreme steering situations. The innovative Dodge Dart also offers optional features including a Rear Park Assist System, Rear Back Up Camera and Rear Cross Path Detection. Read the rest of this entry »
The American Farmer has been the backbone of America for generations. Ram Trucks has been paying tribute to and celebrating the Year of the Farmer in 2013. Inspired by the Paul Harvey speech, “So God Made a Farmer” he gave in 1978 at a Future Farmers of America convention the epic speech portrays the hard working lifestyle of the farmer.
Ram trucks has set up a special web page dedicated to the Year of the Farmer at http://www.ramtrucks.com/keepplowing/. To help non farmers catch a glimpse of the lifestyle of a farming family, Ram Trucks commissioned the following infographic . The typical day starts before dawn and ends well after sunset. Read the rest of this entry »