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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.

FCA has just given an indication that the 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon has been trimmed down and made even lighter than the Hellcat. That’s because Dodge has found a way to trim as much as 200 pounds off of the 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon. That will allow it to usurp the company’s fast, powerful and wildly popular Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. The company is in the process of resurrecting the Demon nameplate and using it on the Challenger’s top performance trim. The Demon name was used during the 1970s as part of the Dart performance coupes lineup, and it’s being given new life while Dodge is phasing out the Dart compact sedan.

Dodge announced the rebirth of the Demon a few weeks ago, and the company plans to roll out new digital ad spots every week while giving little bits of information at a time about what it’s doing with the performance line. The company has said that the New York Auto Show, which will be held in April, is where it will unveil the innovative new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The company released a 24-second teaser recently that had the title “Reduction”. In it, Dodge showed a translucent depiction of what the Challenger looks like as it sits on a giant scale being weighed. The teaser is set in a type of industrial hellscape. Dodge used this teaser as a way of announcing it has made numerous adjustments to the Challenger that are designed to make it leaner and meaner. The changes were made to the interior construction, the components, the brakes, suspension, steering and to the wheels. This has enabled the company to lighten the current version of the vehicle and make it 200 pounds lighter than the model that’s currently on the market. The Challenger SRT Hellcat that is available today weighs about 4,450 pounds. The soon to be released Demon will be about 4.5 percent lighter than that. To check out any Dodge Challenger, head on over to Chapman Dodge Las Vegas. By checking out a 2017 Dodge Challenger, you can see what’s in store for the 2018 version.

Although that is not a very large reduction by any means, with it, even if the company decides to keep the 6.2-liter V-8 engine that it is currently using in its 2017 SRT Hellcat, the reduction in weight will help drivers to get a lot more mileage out of it.

However, most automotive enthusiasts will be very surprised if as the company is making all of those changes that it does not tweak its current engine a little bit. Some people even think that Dodge may even do a full-blown overhaul of the engine. People that have a real interest in the new Challenger SRT Hellcat will have to stay tuned over the next few weeks for more updates.

The New York Auto Show will take place in April which is in about 10 weeks. At that time they will have the opportunity to see the new, 200 pounds lighter Demon up close. For people that are interested in the new Demon the next few weeks will be a very exciting time as Dodge keeps dropping hints.

The new Ram 1500 Rebel “Black” is here, and boy is this an amazing truck. It’s a special edition of the popular Ram 1500 Rebel that is sure to make a splash. The truck traces its lineage to what is among the fastest-selling Ram off-road powerhouses. But this truck adds the design component of dark features. It is a package that’s available with all of the Rebel colors. The Rebel ‘Black’ package comes with black wheels and brush guard as well a theme-matched all-black interior. It’s a look that makes a dramatic statement and gives truck lovers a chance to show the world their inner rebel while driving one of the best trucks on the road today.

Dodge gave the public a first look at the Rebel Black version of the Ram 1500 Rebel just before it is officially introduced at this year’s North American International Auto Show. The truck looks great inside and out. The interior of the Rebel Black boasts doors with black anodized bezels. The vehicle also has the bezels on the instrument panel, center console as well as the gauge cluster trim rings. It also features all-black heated seats that have black ‘Rebel’ embroidery with accent stitching that is Light Slate Grey. The embroidery runs along the center console lid, instrument panel, seats and doors. Deep black mats cover the floor. Buyers can also opt for luxury Black leather Katzhin seats. To feel the luxury of any Ram is sure to impress, and if you want to also experience the power, check one out at Chapman Dodge Las Vegas.

The new special edition Rebel Black Ram 1500 comes with a crew cab that provides all the room people need to store their stuff, carry multiple passengers and still have all head and legroom space for the driver and passengers to relax and feel comfortable whether at work or out having fun. Under the hood, the new Rebel Black special edition Ram 1500 has more than enough power to go anywhere and do anything. Buyers can choose between having their truck powered by a 3.6 liter Pentastar V-6 engine or Dodge’s legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine. Either one allows the Rebel Black Ram to take on any challenge.

To many Ram 1500 enthusiasts, this new Rebel version of the Ram is priceless because of the way it looks, feels and performs. But when it hits the dealer showrooms in March 2017 it will cost a cool $45,590. That’s a small price to pay for a truck that is sure to turn heads and turn other motorists green with envy when they hear its engine roar and see the truck zooming down the highway or zipping nimbly through in-town traffic. This is the type of truck people of any age would love to own. It has it all when it comes to power, technological advances, connectivity, a smooth ride and superior handling.

If you are tired of just fitting in or simply want to make a statement by flashing your inner rebel, take a closer look and test drive the new special edition Ram 1500 Rebel Black. It’s in a class by itself.