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 »
The Fast & Furious movie franchise is back featuring the Dodge Charger SRT8 and the Dodge Challenger SRT8 in Fast & Furious 6. Dodge is excited to once again partner with Universal Pictures providing the movie with the vaunted SRT8 versions of the Charger and Challenger. Dodge provided a 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 to be driven by the star, Vin Diesel. Diesel will be playing the role of Dominic Toretto in the movie.
The movie will use ten Dodge Charger SRT8 models powered with the stock 6.4 Liter Hemi® V-8. The movie will also feature a 1969 Dodge Dayton driven by Diesel’s character Toretto. In Fast 5 Dodge supplied the movie with 50 vehicles but only received two of the vehicles back. If you watched the chase scenes in the movie you can see why.
Fast & Furious 6 Video
Dodge will be involved in several different aspects of the movie release and branding activities. For example Dodge will be using Shazam to create a mobile experience and interactive features including the chance to win a new 2013 Dodge Dart. Several products licensed by the Fast & Furious brand will feature Dodge vehicles including apparel and video games. Read the rest of this entry »
Once again the innovative 3.6 Liter Pentastar V6 Engine has been named to the Ward’s 10 Best Engines list. To qualify for the list engines are compared to the previous year’s winners. The Pentastar V6 has made the Top 10 for three consecutive years now and is the only truck engine to make the prestigious list of top automobile engines.
The editors from Wards evaluated the 3.6 Liter Pentastar V6 paired with an 8 speed Torqueflight transmission in a 2013 Ram 1500. This power plant combination yields more acceleration in the lower gears and improves overall engine efficiency. The fuel efficiency also impressed the editors as the Pentastar had an increase in fuel efficiency without a loss of towing capacity. The Pentastar V6 pounds out 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque while providing best in class fuel economy.
The 2013 Ram 1500 has been racking up an impressive list of awards this model year including the Super Bowl of truck awards the 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year Award. Other significant awards earned by Ram Trucks this year include being named Truck of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association.
Now is a great time to get behind the wheel of the award winning 2013 Ram 1500 for yourself. Once you take the Ram on a test drive you’ll understand just what all the automotive critiques have been gushing about. If you are looking for a winning combination be sure to visit Lone Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram where not only will your new truck come with plenty of awards but you will also be protected by our Free Lifetime Powertrain Warranty and Free Oil Changes for the first 50,000 miles of ownership.
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