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Should you lease or buy your next Dodge

 

Dodge makes some great trucks, cars and SUVs, and there are plenty to choose from. Whether you want a sports car, a family SUV or a workhorse truck, you won’t regret your decision to get a Dodge vehicle. However, the one question you should ask yourself is, should you lease or buy? The truth is, it depends on a few factors.

How much you drive

If you commute far or take a lot of long road trips, you may want to consider buying your car. Otherwise, if you lease your new Dodge vehicle, you will have to either buy out the lease or pay for the mileage you went over. On the other hand, if you aren’t a big commuter and don’t take a lot of long trips, or if your Dodge is a second vehicle, you may want to consider leasing. It will save you money if you drive only 5,000-10,000 miles a year.

How much money you can put down

If you don’t have a lot of money to put down for a new or used car, you should consider leasing. Think about it, when you lease a car, you can often drive it off the lot without writing a check or spending a dime. But, when you don’t put a down payment on a lease, you will have higher monthly payments. Not only that, when you lease a car, you can avoid most taxes as you only pay tax on the value of the car you used.

Taxes

Small business owners who know what they are doing can save a lot of cash when it comes to taking advantage of legal tax write-offs. If you use your Dodge vehicle to make deliveries or use it for your day-to-day business needs, a lease may be a good deal for you. On the other hand, if you aren’t a small business owner and plan to keep your vehicle for a long time, a lease may not be the best option. Either way, if you are a small business owner, don’t go out of your way to lease just to save on taxes. Make sure it’s the best option all around.

New vehicle more often

Most people who love leasing love that they can get a new vehicle often. When buying, you may have to wait four to six years to pay off your vehicle and get another one. On the other hand, if you play your cards right, you can enjoy a brand new Dodge every couple of years. Another advantage is that you can change the type of vehicle you get. Maybe you want a sports car now but want a minivan in the near future. If thats your case, leasing may be the best option for you.

Whether you are looking to lease or buy, you should head on down to Chapman Dodge Las Vegas. You can get advice and figure out what option is best for you. Whether you want a truck, SUV or car, a Dodge will take care of your needs.

 

The 2017 Dodge Durango is a luxury SUV that the entire family can enjoy. While some SUVs are a little better for off-roading or a little more fun to drive, no SUV offers it all like the Dodge Durango does. You can bring your entire family, and you can easily seat seven people, all while being comfortable. Of course, with the Durango, you can take out seats and carry more stuff from the garage sale or even move your house.

Once on the road, the Durango will keep your passengers entertained the whole time. With a nine-inch screen for backseat passengers, they can watch movies and listen to their favorite music. You can even get dual screens if you want your passengers to have their own entertainment setup. If you are in the front seat and don’t want to get lost, the 3D graphic navigation system will give you step-by-step directions that will ensure you easily arrive where you want to go. Sitting in the driver’s seat of a Durango is very comfortable, and if you are thinking of getting a minivan to haul your kids and their stuff around, you should seriously take a look at other options, including the Durango.

Without a doubt, when driving down the road, you want you and your family to be safe. Luckily, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the Durango highly. Most ratings were either good or marginal, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also gave the vehicle high ratings. This means that you can drive the Durango down the highway or city streets without a fear in the world. Of course, you are more likely to avoid an accident than with other SUVs as you get things like Lane Departure Warning and a Rollover Protection System, along with a Blind Spot Monitor and Auto-Leveling Headlights. Simply put, not only is the Durango safe, but it will actually help you avoid accidents in the first place.

While it is roomy, safe and full of technology, it also has a decent sized engine. The 2017 Durango has a 293 horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine. If you want more, you can upgrade to the powerful 360 horsepower, 5.7-liter V8 engine. However, the V8 is only truly necessary if you are planning on doing a lot of towing. Fuel economy isn’t bad, especially when you consider the engine size and how many people you can carry. With 18 miles per gallon in the city and 26 on the highway, you aren’t doing too bad.

The 2017 Dodge Durango is the oldest model in its class. While it was introduced in 1998, there have been yearly upgrades, and Dodge has gone out of its way to listen to the needs of drivers and improve the SUV more and more. If you are looking to see how comfy and roomy a 2017 Dodge Durango is, you should check one out at Chapman Dodge Las Vegas. You are sure to find it roomy, fun to drive and comfortable.

 

Dodge set a lofty goal for the 2017 Power Wagon – to be the most capable off-road truck on the market. In a crowded marketplace, that’s a pretty big goal, especially considering that the ¾ ton truck is usually used to haul a lot of cargo or pull a huge trailer. While it’s a great hauler, it’s also a great off-roading vehicle.

Ram has plenty of other off-road vehicles in its lineup, though the Power Wagon is the cream of the crop, despite its size. Ram didn’t make a lot of changes, and it’s pretty much the same as it was in the past years. One change, and it’s really not that big, is the restyled front end, which looks closer to the Ram 1500 Rebel. It also has an upgraded interior and option exterior graphics, but if you are an of-road enthusiast, you will notice the superior ground clearance, locking differentials and a host of other potential upgrades.

With 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires and upgraded Bilstein monotube shocks, the Ram Power Wagon has an impressive 14.3 inches of ground clearance. It also has an approach angle of 33.6 degrees, a departure angle of 26.2 degrees and a breakover angle of 23.5 degrees. This gives off-roaders more space than almost every other SUV or truck on the planet.

The front and rear locking differentials help off-roaders even more. With 4.10 gearing on the Power Wagon, drivers have, essentially, the same setup as the Wrangler Rubicon. It doesn’t hurt that the Ram Power Wagon has a 6.4 Liter HEMI V8, which produces 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. With all this power, it’s easy to get out of any trouble while on the trails. To solve problems and help other off-roaders out, the Power Wagon has a standard, 12,000 pound Warn winch.

If you need your Power Wagon for towing, you are in luck. It can tow up to 10,030 pounds, and it has a payload capacity of up to 1,510 pounds. This means that you can use the truck as a workhorse on weekdays and for fun on the weekend. And with the high-powered HEMI, no matter the size of the hill you are conquering or the load you are carrying, you won’t struggle. While it’s one thing to read about it, it’s another to experience the power for yourself. If you have the time, head to Chapman Las Vegas Dodge and test drive one for yourself.

It’s true that most off-roaders are a different bunch, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t like some luxury, and the 2017 Ram Power Wagon certainly delivered. With upgrades like on-board navigation, a rearview camera, keyless entry, Uconnect and heated/ventilated seats, you can enjoy the Ram Power Wagon and feel complete luxury. Without a doubt, the 2017 offers a great off-roading experience, and it’s comfortable enough to be a daily driver. So, if you are in the market for a luxurious, comfortable and capable off-roading truck, check out the 2017 Ram Power Wagon.

Ram Trucks Launched Heavy Duty Night Models

 

Dodge Ram fans have yet another reason to be excited. The company is using the 2017 Chicago Auto Show as the launching pad for its new heavy duty night models. These are supersized special edition Ram 2500 and 3500 models that come factory-equipped with a customized black-out look that features a Black grille surround, as well as badges and wheels that give unique style and personality to these heavy duty pickups. The new vehicles also boast refined interiors, durable engines, great looks and a host of other exclusive features that help to further enhance their capabilities.

The new Night editions are a further expansion of Ram’s factory-custom truck family that begins with the half-ton Ram 1500 the company announced in September 2016 all the way to its three-quarter and one-ton models. The new look draws on the Sport appearance package’s monochromatic color-scheme and creates an eye-catching adaption of Ram’s performance-enthusiast-oriented package. For truck enthusiasts seeking vehicles that stand out, the Ram brand continues to do just that.

Ram has long delivered some of the best trucks for enthusiasts. They include the Ram Sport, the popular Rebel as well as the Ram Power Wagon, the ultimate off-road truck. The company began producing the Ram HD Night models in early February 2017. They come with black lighting bezels, powertrain-specific badging, steel body-color-painted front and rear bumpers, black-bezel headlamps, black-painted 20 x 8-inch aluminum wheels and LT285/60R20E on/off road tires with outlined-white letter. There are also optional black rectangular running boards. The pricing for the Ram Heavy Duty Night models starts at $45,520. To check out any Ram trucks, head to Chapman Dodge Las Vegas, and you are sure to find the model that fits your needs and budget.

With regards to the interior, the Night package comes with heated high-back, 10-way power adjusted cloth vinyl bucket seats, power-adjustable pedals as well as automatic dual-zone temperature control. Buyers have the choice of either five-passenger buckets featuring a center console or a six-passenger bench. The exterior of the new Heavy Duty Night package on the Ram adds black billet inserts on the black grille surround, a grille badge with a black Ram’s head, a bold “RAM” tailgate featuring blacked-out lettering on the Ram Power Wagon, flat black powertrain door and 4×4 tailgate badge and a flat black heavy duty door badge on the Ram 2500 or 3500.

The Night package comes only on the single rear-wheel models of the Ram 2500 and 3500 in Crew Cab configurations, 4×4 or 4×2 and powertrain combination with a 6.7-liter Cummins I-6, 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 or 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engines. The HD Night models of the Ram 2500 and 3500 also come in Granite Crystal Metallic, Bright Silver Metallic, Brilliant Black Crystal, Bright White and Delmonico Red Pearl.

Designed to work hard, the Ram Heavy Duty pickups deliver 31,210 pounds of towing capability. Its Cummins High-Output 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel offers 385 horsepower as well as 900 lb.-ft. of torque. With 16,320 pounds of towing capacity, the Ram 2500 claims the gas-powered ¾-ton towing title. Ram Heavy Duty pickups offer the most interior space, highest snow plow ratings and best off-road capability in their segments.

 

 

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is going to turn heads and impress people who demand a lot out of their SUVs. Fortunately, not only does Dodge already have a great SUV on its hands, but the company is going out of its way to make it even better, which may be hard to believe. At the same time, Dodge is not rocking the boat and making huge changes. The one SUV with the biggest changes will be the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT.

For starters, the new Durango SRT will have a Hemi-V8 engine that generates an impressive 475 horsepower, and just as importantly, 470 lbs-ft of torque. With this power, the SUV can tow up to 8,600 pounds. The seven passenger SRT version is, according to Dodge, “the most powerful and capable three-row SUV”. With a 12-second quarter mile, along with a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds, the SUV is certainly quick, and it can even get up to 180 mph. With three rows of seats and plenty of towing capacity, most people will have no trouble picking up a 2018 Dodge Durango SRT. The SRT comes with a bunch of special performance features that include:

– New Brembo high-performance brakes that make it easier to enjoy mountain roads
– Updated exhaust system tuned to offer high-performance exhaust, which is modeled after the Charger SRT
– Eight-speed standard transmission, which was specifically and specially calibrated for the Durango SRT
– SRT hood with cold-air duct and heat extractors, which cools the motor and helps with overall performance
– Newly designed and updated seven-mode drive system, letting the driver precisely and quickly adjust drive settings, maximizing comfort and performance

The interior offers heated and ventilated front seats, along with second row captain’s chairs, and they are all trimmed in Nappa leather and suede. The SRT also offers drivers and passengers more. With the high-end version of the FCA’s Uconnect information system. The Uconnect infotainment system offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility, navigation and SRT Performance Pages, all on an 8.4 inch touchscreen. To play around with the technology of a 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, check one out, when available, at Chapman Dodge Las Vegas.

While not exciting, anyone who wants to be safe and have a safer driving expeirence, will love the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT. With blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning with crash mitigation, rear cross-path detection and adaptive cruise control, drivers and passengers alike can feel safer while on the road. Given that the 2017 Dodge Durango got a four star overall rating, including five stars for side crash tests, and it’s easy to have confidence in the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT.

It’s easy to see why the Dodge Durango SRT is well-liked. Dodge has been going out of its way to create some of the highest end cars, trucks and SUVs with a lot of horsepower and torque. And for this reason, when it comes out in showrooms later in the year, buyers will probably snap them up in droves. While pricing details haven’t been released, it should be much cheaper than it’s higher priced counterparts.