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Dodge’s new 2019 Ram 1500 has a wide array of changes truck enthusiasts are sure to love. The new truck is lighter, more fuel-efficient, has a quieter interior and is just plain better than its predecessors inside and out. It features a chiseled new, more aggressive-looking Ram logo, a 12-inch touchscreen and brand new hybrid technology. It all part of the ‘no compromise’ approach Dodge is unleashing on the full-size truck segment. Its unveiling was among the North American International Show in Detroit’s most highly anticipated events. And the Dodge Ram 1500 didn’t disappoint. If you want to see how great one is, take one for a spin at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge.

The 2019 Ram 1500 is 225 pounds lighter, can tow up to 12,750 pounds, features a Uconnect 12-inch touchscreen display that’s stunning and has new active systems that assist drivers and improve fuel efficiency. Plus, buyers can choose between a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 and a second-generation Pentastar V-6 3.6-liter engine. The trucks are FCA’s first to use 48-volt mild hybrid technology to improve start/stop function and boost torque. The new Ram’s strategic use of aluminum in the tailgate that can be controlled remotely using the key fob, with an interior switch or passive entry, helps reduce its weight and improve fuel efficiency. It also has lift assist with help from an oil and nitrogen-charged strut.

A front air dam that’s active and deploys at 35 m.p.h., new grille shutters that close to stop air flow when it isn’t needed, as well as an optional suspension system which lowers the truck, all combine to make the 2019 Ram 1500 9% more aerodynamic than the 2018 model. Buyers can also choose from 15 new wheels and 12 different colors. Its center stack is closer to the driver and higher. There are 5 USB ports in the center console, the upper glove box doubles as a shelf, plus the flat-load floor makes storing things inside easier.

Slide the three-position cup-holder tray under the 2019 Ram 1500’s center armrest and there’s a storage tub created to accommodate a 15-inch laptop. There’s also a lined storage compartment large enough to hang a file or fit a tablet when you lift the center armrest’s lid. The console’s rear has two more cup holders and a tablet holder conveniently positioned for rear passengers. Plus, the truck offers countless safety features both standard and optional. They include forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and adaptive front lighting.

With the new Ram 1500, produced at the company’s Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, FCA hopes to continue its momentum in pickup sales. They sold over 500,000 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups in 2017. Construction activity powered by strong economics boosted this versatile truck’s sales. With a hot truck market, industry analysts expect that trend to continue. The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 has plenty to offer. Every aspect of the truck has been improved. It has a well-appointed interior, comfortable rear seats, as well as an optional infotainment system no other truck can match. The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 looks like a big hit.

 

The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 is about to be unleashed on an unsuspecting public and it certainly makes a bold statement. Not only does it have a 12-inch touchscreen and hybrid technology, it is also lighter, more fuel-efficient and has a quieter interior than its predecessor. Fiat Chrysler Ram brand’s 2019 flagship vehicle is simply better than ever before. It has even ditched the grille cross hairs for a new chiseled, more aggressive-looking Ram logo. The unveiling of the new Dodge Ram 1500 was one of the North American Auto Show in Detroit’s most highly anticipated events. And it didn’t disappoint. And, if you take one for a spin at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge, you are sure to fall in love with the Ram 1500.

The 2019 Ram 1500 reflects the ‘no compromise’ approach FCA is taking when it comes to the full-size truck segment. It sure to please truck buyers with its leading-edge innovation, stunning 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen display and active systems designed to improve fuel efficiency while assisting drivers. Its towing capability is now 12,750 while the vehicle is 225 pounds lighter. Buyers can also choose either a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 or a second-generation Pentastar V-6 3.6 liter engine. To improve start/stop function and boost torque, the truck integrates 48-volt mild hybrid technology.

The 2019 Ram 1500’s strategic use of aluminum improves fuel-efficiency and light-weighting. It’s included in the new tailgate that drivers can drop with an interior switch or activate remotely using the key fob. The tailgate’s lift assist gets help from an oil and nitrogen-charged strut. To make it 9% more aerodynamic than the 2018 model, the grille shutters close when there’s no need for air flow, at 35 m.p.h. the active front air dam deploys and there’s a suspension system which lowers the truck.

This newest Ram 1500 offers 15 new wheels choices and 12 color choices. There are 5 USB ports on the center console, the center stack is closer to the driver and raised a little higher. There’s a flat-load floor to ease storage and the upper glove box doubles as a shelf. There’s a deep storage tub for a 15-inch laptop and a lined storage compartment large enough for a tablet or full-size files, both hidden under the center armrest. Rear passengers have a tablet holder at the back of the center console and there’s cup holders galore in the front and back.

The truck’s safety features, both standard and optional, are many and diverse. There’s adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive front lighting and more on this thoroughly modern truck. Add a well-appointed interior, comfortable rear seat and optional infotainment system and Ram has improved all aspects of the truck. Consumer perception of Ram trucks is high and rising and no truck can match what the 2019 Ram 1500 offers. FCA hopes the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant built vehicle will keep its pickup truck sales momentum going.

Pickup truck sales have been driving automakers profits in recent years. In 2017 FCA sold over 500,000 Ram pickups. With all its upgrades, the 2019 Ram 1500 is sure to be a big hit.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT

 

If you want a little more from your SUV, then check out the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT. This is more than a big-engine, aggressively styled vehicle made for the track. This SUV is the complete package with many useful attributes people need every day. Sure the SUV burned up the track at the Virginia International Speedway during testing, but this Dodge Durango is more than just a hot-rod SUV. Its six-passenger interior, high-bolstered front row seats and leather and microsuade upholstery makes it ideal for taking families anywhere they need to go in style and comfort.

With its 6.4-liter Hemi engine, taking the entire brood and all their gear anywhere quickly is a breeze. While it does the quarter mile in an NHRA-certified 12.9 seconds and goes from zero to 60 in 4.7 seconds, what may be more important to families is that it retained its excellent, easy to get into, third row that is roomy enough for adults or large, athletic teens. Plus, its eight driving modes, Auto, Eco, Sport, Track, Tow, Snow, Valet and Custom, means you have the traction you need to take this SUV, its passengers and its load, anywhere you want to go.

The exterior of the 2018 Dodge Durango looks aggressive and impressive. It has a wide-mouth grille, scooped hood with rear-facing, heat shedding nostrils and dual exhaust outlets. Add its stiffer front and back suspension springs, rear anti-roll bar, as well as adaptive Bilstein shock absorbers and a 119.8-inch wheelbase and you have an SUV that looks and feels ready to take on any challenge. This is especially true with the ability to choose your transmission, suspension, stability control, all-wheel-drive and steering preferences. You have many options when it comes to a 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, and you can see them all at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge.

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT’s interior features an infotainment system with an 8.4-inch Uconnect screen. There you can find Performance Pages with gauges that let you display information on horsepower being used and more in an analog or scrolling ribbon format. HVAC controls and the vehicle’s launch control system can be managed on the infotainment screen. The launch-control button lets you choose a launch rpm of between 1500 and 3500. This can make the V-8 engine prime itself to unleash its 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.

The performance of this SUV is impressive. It has crisp, precise handling, excellent steering clarity and the anti-roll bar keeps it smooth and stable even at high speeds. Its Brembo braking hardware can bring it from 70 miles per hour to a full stop in 167 feet. That’s one foot more than the Mercedes-AMG GLS63. In the front there’s six-piston calipers and a 15-inch diameter rotor. The rear has four-piston calipers and a 13.8 inch diameter rotor.

Add the SRT Interior Appearance package and you get painted accents, carbon-fiber trim, microsuede headliner, plus a stitched leather-look dashboard cover. It’s the first Durango to offer this feature. The Towing Package adds a spare tire and an 8700-pound tow rating. The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT delivers a lot for a starting price of $64,090.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT

 

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is a vehicle designed with performance in mind. This lightening fast automobile is hailed as ‘King of SUVs’ because of its combination of power, speed, seating capacity, versatility and performance. Powered by a 6.4 liter, 475 horsepower, V8 engine with a throaty roar, as well as 470 pound-feet of torque, this 6-seater is quick, agile, nimble, fun to drive and can haul anything you want. Add its 8-speed overdrive automatic transmission and full-time 4WD, both standard, and you have one impressive automobile. At $62,995, it’s priced just right for the market.

With the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT’s ability to go from zero to sixty in an impressive 3.9 seconds, excellent cornering, superior handling and sportiness, some call it a ‘three-row Charger’ with room for the entire family. It can zig and zag and handle rough road conditions with ease. Inside, the seats are comfortable and supportive, the gauge pod is clear and easily readable and the white and silver trim on the dashboard and seats give it a sporty look. Its 2/2/2 seating gives the Durango a roomy, easy-to-access feel. With 84.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity and the ability to tow up to 8,700 pounds, best in its class, this is a go anywhere, do anything vehicle. While you won’t be able to tow anything on a test drive, if you head to Chapman Las Vegas Dodge, you can take one for a spin and see how much power the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT offers.

And the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT offers easy access to its infotainment system with a combination of a touchscreen and dials for tuning and volume. Plus, the climate control system with its blower speed dial, up/down temperature arrows and standard cooled and heated seats are a breeze to manipulate using the touchscreen. The 2018 Durango SRT got an average of 15 miles per gallon in city and highway driving and it runs best on premium gasoline. Its safety rating have improved and this vehicle has impressed testers by being a fun, fast, SUV with enough room for the entire family and all its stuff.

Whether you are looking for a vehicle to take the family and their gear hither and yon on a daily basis, load up on groceries or tow the boat or trailer, the 2018 Dodge Durango fits the bill. Plus, it’s rugged good looks, the durability and dependability you can depend on from Dodge and its stylish, technologically advanced interior makes it a great choice for any active family. And if you like an occasional weekend adventure, this vehicle is perfect for that too. Its horsepower, torque and towing capacity puts it in a class by itself where other SUVs only dream of going someday.

The exterior of the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is a combination of style, sportiness and durability. It’s the type of vehicle both children and adults would be proud to be seen in. And the growl of the engine lets people know this vehicle has the soul of a beast ready to unleash its power at a moments notice. With the release of this 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, the competition among SUVs has a new leader.

An In-Depth Look At The Ram 2500

 

The Ram 2500 combines the style, power, versatility, durability and countless creature comforts. It’s easy to see why the Texas Auto Writers Association named the Ram 2500 Power Wagon Off-Road Truck of Texas three years in a row and it was voted best retained value vehicle by Edmunds. This vehicle has the off-road capability to handle anything the rugged Texas terrain can dish out and still deliver a quality performance.

Along with several different trims, an exciting array of colors and 4×2 and 4×4 options, Ram 2500 buyers can choose between the proven, legendary 6.7 liter Cummins® turbo diesel I6 engine which produces 800 pound-feet of torque or the heavy-duty 6.4 liter HEMI® V8 engine which delivers a best-in-class 410 horsepower to power their truck.

The truck features a class-exclusive five-link coil rear suspension. It employs proprietary spring technology to reduce overall friction without sacrificing heavy-duty towing capacity. This results in improved turning ability, an enhanced ride and lets the driver confidently take on any type of driving surface on-road or off. To see how good a Ram 2500 is on the road, check one out at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge.

The Ram 2500 also has available rear auto-level air suspension. This ensures the load remains level no matter the terrain or the cargo. The driver can choose either of two smart ride height selections by simply pushing a button. The automatic electronic adjustment maintains a level load in the payload and trailer. The system is housed in the frame-mounted compressor, lines and tank and does its job in relative silence.

The truck has a RamBox® Cargo Management System providing lockable storage and an available push-button AllSecure® Central Locking System. Add lighted, drainable storage, that’s ideal for tools, gear or your beverages, a cargo bed divider/extender, cargo box lighting and cargo bed rails featuring four adjustable tie-down cleats and you have a comprehensive system the makes a great Ram 2500 even better.

The powertrain on the Ram 2500 is a monster. It offers a maximum diesel towing capability of 17,980 pounds and max diesel torque of 800 pound-feet. The gasoline-powered engine has a maximum torque of 429 pound-feet, a best-in-class 16,320 pounds of towing capacity, along with a maximum payload of 3,990 pounds.

The Ram 2500 has lots of available add-ons. They include a fifth-wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package that’s factory installed, a cargo-view camera, wheel-to-wheel side steps, a ParkView® rear back-up camera system, LED bed lighting and ParkSense® park assist sensors in the front and rear.

The interior of the Ram 2500 has sophisticated comfort and convenience features. There are versatile seating options, an available full-color 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen that’s the largest in its class. There’s also an available full-color 7-inch digital driver information cluster display for monitoring all aspects of the truck’s performance.

The rugged, powerful Ram 2500 is built to last. It’s 50,000-psi steel frame, Bilstein® monotube shocks and all-terrain tires can handle any road and weather conditions. Add the Off-Road package with skid plates, tow hooks, a transfer plate, wheel flares and hill descent control and this truck can pull, push and haul anything anywhere.