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Dodge SRT Viper GTS and TA For 2014

Dodge SRT Viper GTS and TA For 2014

While Dodge has been dropped from the powerful moniker, instead replaced with the legendary SRT branding, the Viper is a sports car that is unlike any other on the road today. Resurrected in 2013, the Viper was once known as a punishingly brutal car that made its drivers work to push the car to its limits.

Today, the Viper is a little bit more tamed in the GTS model series. To test drive a new Dodge SRT Viper, visit your Dodge Las Vegas Dealership.

The Viper TA—short for Track Attack—hopes to dispel those feelings of mediocrity and tepidness that have crept up with the new Viper. While it isn’t as powerful as the ACRs of yesterday, the Viper TA is virtually a street-legal track car ready to tear up the competition.

The TA starts out as a base Viper, which SRT chose because it is lighter, but builds upon many of the great features from the GTS. The TA gets dual-mode Bilstein dampers, the Advanced Aerodynamics package with carbon-fiber front splitters and rear spoiler and wheels and tires from the optional Track package as standard equipment.

SRT also tweaked the springs and anti-roll bars to be more track-friendly in the TA Viper. A carbon-fiber X-brace replaces the aluminum one under the hood. Sadly, the potent 640-horsepower 8.4-liter V-10 engine receives no upgrades.

The interior is not as flashy as the GTS and base models, eschewing for a more performance and utilitarian fit and finish.

While the Dodge SRT Viper TA and GTS starts at over $100,000, be sure to check out Chapman Dodge Las Vegas and their new Dodge inventory for the hottest cars.

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2014 Toyota Sienna

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2014 Toyota Sienna

The minivan market has never been truly exciting. They are the wagons of today, the laughing stock of the automotive world. However, they are lauded when they should be applauded for their innovative design and unmatched utility. In the minivan segment, there is no car more ubiquitous in the segment than the one that started it, the Dodge Grand Caravan, which can be found at your Chapman Dodge dealership.

What sets the two minivans apart is their approach to offering what they think is the best minivan possible. You have to know your market, and that is something Dodge knows quite well. First introduced in 1984, Dodge understands the needs of the minivan market unlike any other company.

Styling

When you look at the styling of 2014 Grand Caravan and 2014 Sienna, they are both unmistakably a minivan. Besides some trim work and creative styling, they are big, square boxes amply waiting for a load of pee-wee soccer players. The Sienna simply looks huge when parked next to the elegantly packaged Grand Caravan, yet both are nearly undistinguishable in size on the inside.

The two take vastly different paths when completing their interiors. The Dodge Grand Caravan has a utilitarian and functional interior that tosses aside laughable attempts of luxury for practicality and usability. A feature that the Sienna lacks is Dodge’s Stow’n’Go seating, where the seats easily fold for maximum cargo capacity.

The Sienna’s interior is a miss-matched vomit of colors and textures that tries to make its owners forget they bought a minivan and that they have to get little Jimmy to the school play by six.

Performance

When you think of minivans, you don’t think of blistering speeds and quick quarter-mile times, but a minivan has to be quick. It’s the car of choice for people merging onto highways and pulling out in front of semis to get to the Save-Rite for their Black Friday blowout sale on things people really don’t need. Both the Sienna and Grand Caravan come with either two- or all-wheel drive, depending on the trim level.

In the Grand Caravan, power is produced by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine, which produces 283 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. A 3.5-liter V-6 engine producing 266 horsepower and 245 lb-ft of twist powers the Sienna. With the Sienna be larger and, by default, heavier, it is slower than the spritely Grand Caravan is.

The 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan is the minivan for people who need to get things done, people who aren’t distracted by frivolous displays of faux luxury and forgetfulness. The Sienna is larger, lacking the innovative usage of interior space the Grand Caravan pioneered. Schedule a visit and test drive today at your Las Vegas Dodge dealership today.

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For the sales team at Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, Buying is believing.A large majority of them have chosen to purchase their personal vehicles from Chapman to demonstrate their belief in the dealership’s values and the value in the dealership’s vehicles.
“Chapman is a very family oriented company, and our sales staff believes in our products we sell,” said Kevin Mackey, General Sales Manager at Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. “This enables them to share first-hand knowledge with customers and provide the best service and experience possible.”Mackey has purchased seven vehicles during his eight-and-a-half years with the company. Gloria “Mama” Randolph, who recently purchased her third Dodge Charger, has been with Chapman for 23 years and serves as morning switchboard operator.
“The fact that so many of our employees at both Chapman locations choose to purchase their cars and trucks from right here where they work reinforces to me that our family-owned and family-operated philosophy is more than a catchy tagline,” said General Manager Don Hamrick. “Driving the products they represent and spend their own hard earned money on them is the single best endorsement they can make.”

(Excerpts are from the Chapman Team Talk)

 

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The Chapman Automotive App (updated this past November) allows users to schedule service appointments, shop for cars and current deals, and access their service records. By choosing their closest dealership from the start, such as Chapman Dodge, customers will always have the correct contact information at their fingertips.  The clean and simple interface is extremely straightforward to use, and can be downloaded onto both Apple and Android devices.

After downloading the app, users are asked to upload the make, model, and year of their vehicle. From that point on, every service appointment for that car will be saved in the service history tab with a description of what was done to the vehicle. The account also displays how many miles the car has at each service time for quick reference. The app also allows customers to quickly access auto repair and towing service numbers for their dealership through another button.

To schedule a new service, simply click on the service tab. There, the account information including name, car, dealership, and phone number will already be inputted based on the profile account. The option to add comments, choose a service adviser, and specify the type of service needed is available and will be communicated to the service adviser once the appointment is scheduled. Finish the setting the appointment by choosing a time and date and click the schedule service button to send the request on its way!

Browsing the current collection of new and pre-owned cars is easy with the Chapman Automobile app. Pick any of the 20 dealerships from the drop-down sales menu and check out pictures and information on every car in stock. Call a sales rep straight from the app to ask questions or schedule an appointment, or click on the dealership address and be transferred to Google maps for directions. App users can check out current specials at any of the dealerships by hitting the specials tab. These include leasing options, incentives and discounts, military rebates, and owner trade-in discounts.

The Chapman app is the quickest way to access all up to date car and dealership related info on the go or after a vehicle breakdown. No longer do you need a computer to access service history or schedule an appointment with Las Vegas Dodge, nor do you have to memorize service and towing numbers. Simplify your auto maintenance schedule by downloading the app and using it every time you bring your car in for service.

2014 Ram 1500 vs. 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and 2014 Ford F-150

2014 Ram 1500

If you are in the market for a truck, then you need look no further than the 2014 Ram 1500. When compared to the competition, the Silverado 1500 and F-150, the Ram offers luxury, performance, and capability in a way the other two cannot. For more information on 2014 Ram trucks, visit your Chapman Dodge dealership today.

Packing a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine in its most popular guise and producing the most power (395hp) under the hood, the Ram offers capable performance and towing capacity. The Silverado and F-150 both sport a 5.3-liter and 5.0-liter V-8 engine, respectively.

The Ram is a worker’s delight. It offers both 115V and 12V outlets for various uses, while providing comfort, like dual power front seats. A level of comfort also comes from the rear suspension setup. While the Silverado and F-150 use leaf springs in their suspension, the Ram has air springs, which provides a serene, car-like ride.

The Ram can tow 9650 pounds, which makes it very capable for hauling duties.

Another unique feature to the Ram is its Uconnect system. Unlike systems in the other two, which are slow to respond and finicky, Uconnect offers a slick and easy-to-use interface for telematics and voice-activated phone and radio commands.

The Ram’s level of luxury also makes it one of the quietest trucks on the road, adding to its car-like experience.

The standard 8-speed transmission also sets the Ram apart from the competition. This 8-speed, which will slowly proliferate across other models in the Chrysler family, allows for better fuel economy and road going mannerisms.

Safety is another realm the Ram truly excels. There are ten airbags packed into the Ram. The Silverado and F-150 only have six available. The Ram also has an engine immobilizer in case of an accident—a feature lacking in the other two.

When looking for a new truck, the 2014 Ram 1500 is truly a wonderful vehicle. It offers luxury, performance, and safety in an elegant package that its competitors cannot do.