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Ram 1500 versus Ram 2500


There is no doubt about it, the Ram truck line is one of the most well-liked, well-designed and popular lines out there. If you are in the market for one, you will probably be surprised at how many options you have, and there are plenty of them to consider. With that being said, the Ram 1500 and 2500 are two of the most popular, and many, naturally, want to buy one of these two models.

To get started, rather than test driving one of the two models, you must think about what you want. Are you looking to drive the truck around town, or are you looking to tow and carry a lot? Do you want to carry a lot of passengers, or will it be just you and your spouse? Though, both models can carry up six people, comfortably. By knowing what you need out of your truck and what you will demand out of it, you will make your process go much smoother and faster.

First, it is necessary to dispel a mistruth. The Ram 1500 is often called a half-ton truck, but that is misleading as it can, in the case of the Ram 1500 Tradesman, carry nearly a ton, and it has a maximum towing capacity of 10,640 lbs. The same is true for the Ram 2500, where people often call it a one-ton, when the truth is, the Ram Tradesman 2500 can carry nearly two tons and tow nearly 18,000 lbs. So, if you want to tow and carry anything from a boat to 3,000 pounds of bricks, you should check out the 2500, and if you don’t need that heavy capabilities, the 1500 might be a better choice.

Another important thing to consider is the available engine size. The Ram 1500 comes with a choice of a 3.6 liter Pentastar V6, a 3.0 liter EcoDiesel V6 and a very powerful 5.7 liter V8 HEMI. With these great options, a driver will enjoy the choice of incredible fuel economy or amazing power. But, even with the larger engines, they don’t do too bad at saving fuel as Dodge has made strides in fuel economy and technology in the last few years. With more towing and carrying capability comes bigger engines. The HD Ram 2500 includes a 5.7 liter HEMI option, as well as a 6.4 liter V8 VVT HEMI. Finally, we can’t forget; the 6.7 liter Cummins Turbo Diesel is another option that is popular among people who want the most power as diesel gives the best towing power and long-term dependability.

As a general rule of thumb, it is better to buy more than you need and not less than you need as it’s never fun to be caught in a situation where you don’t have enough power to carry or tow heavy items. But, if you are honest with yourself about what you want and need out of a truck, you are likely to pick the right one, even though both the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 are great options. But, nothing is better than a test drive, which you can do at Chapman Ram Las Vegas.

Dodge Vehicles



The great thing about Dodge is that it is not a one-track vehicle manufacturer. No, the company makes something for everyone, and if you have a need, it will be fulfilled by Dodge. With that in mind, here are the vehicles that may be able to fulfill your needs while out on the road.

Ram: When you think of workhorse trucks, you probably think of the Ram. If you don’t, you should start thinking about it. Not only can you tow up to 35,000 pounds with the recently updated Ram 3500, but you can get a smaller version that can still carry quiet a bit. Whether you are looking to tow a boat, run a landscaping business or simply get around town with the convenience of a truck bed in the back, the Ram is right for you. With so many models, sizes, price ranges and styles to choose from, you will not struggle to find the Ram you want. If you want to get behind the wheel of a Ram to see how it feels, you just test drive one out at Chapman Dodge Las Vegas

Dodge Chrysler Pacifica minivan: If you want to get a minivan, you don’t have to worry. Gone are the days of driving around in a boxy, boring and underpowered vehicle. Now, not only do the minivans of today have power, but most of them are much more comfortable, offer a better experience to riders and give the driver something to enjoy. If you are into camping in the woods, moving lots of furniture or taking your kids and the neighborhood kids around, you will love the luxury, reliability and technology that you get out of the Dodge Chrysler Pacifica.

Dodge Viper: With a price tag out of most people’s range, the Viper is not for everyone. With an all-aluminum 8.4 liter V8 engine, you can get anywhere quickly with the Viper. This is the ultimate sports car, and people own them for years as they are somewhat considered a collector’s item. But, remember, the starting price tag is just under 85 thousand. If the price range is not too high, you will not regret buying a Dodge Viper. 

Dodge Journey: If you want power, versatility and comfort, you have come to the right place if you get yourself a Dodge Journey. It comfortably seats seven people, all while getting up to 26 miles per gallon. Road trip fans will like the Journey as you can get up to 500 miles from one tank of gas, which means you can to Vegas on the same tank of gas. With versatility, 283 horsepower and comfortable seating for seven, you should check out the Dodge Journey if you want it all, and it starts at around 21 thousand.

Dodge Durango: Finally, if you want more SUV and less crossover, you won’t regret getting behind the wheel of a Durango. With a Dodge Durango, you can off-road, with the optional four-wheel drive, carry up to seven passengers and get around with ease, all in the same day. In its second generation and in production for nearly 20 years, we can see why this SUV works for most people, and if you want a full SUV, check one out.

Dodge offers something for every budget and need, and if you want a new vehicle, you should go to a Dodge dealership and see for yourself.

Pikes Peak



Everyone knows that the Acura NSX is an amazing sports car that can tear it up on the track and on the freeway. But, when it comes down to it, Acura does more with its NSX as it constantly wins awards and prizes from all over the country, and even the world. Recently, like every year, the Acura NSX competed in the famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb, and it, not surprisingly, won.

The NSX competed in the very difficult Time Attack 2 class at the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This is the 14,115 foot pinnacle of the mountain, which puts drivers, and their cars, through a lot. Winning this year was a little more special as it was the 100th anniversary of this important race, and much has changed over the years. There were plenty of formidable opponents in the Pike Peak race, and the recently launched 2017 Acura NSX won – in its North America racing debut! To see inspired cars that may be more in your budget, check one out at Chapman Acura. By getting behind the wheel of a sports car, luxury car or even SUV, you will see where Acura does it right. 

The is a production-based car that anyone will be able to buy, and it’s powered by a three-motor Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive powertrain. This gives it a big advantage, and if you want a quick sports car that can fly up hills or down the road, the NSX is obviously a sports car with sufficient power to do it. For safety reasons, naturally, the NSX had extra equipment, which added to the weight of the car. With that in mind, it still managed to navigate the 12.42 mile course in 10:28.820. Not all the credit should be given to the car as Nick Robinson, who is a North American R&D team member and an engineer, drove the production-based NSX to a solid victory. Though, with the kind of power and handling that the NSX provides, it is not hard to see why he won.

Acura did not stop there as two other vehicles also campaigned in the tough race. The NSX-inspired four-Motor Acura EV Concept had a good run, which was driven by Tetsuya Yamano, who finished second in the Electric Modified class, with a time of 9:06.015, which made him third fastest in the race. At an average speed of 79 miles per hour, this is feat, especially when you consider that it’s an EV concept sports car. Also in the running was a modified 2017 Acura NSX, which was driven by James Robinson, brother of Nick Robinson. Overall, Audi did not just show up. No, the company came to win, and it showed off its power in the process. If you wan’t to see what else Audi is proud of, you can head to a Tucson Acura dealer and test drive one for yourself.

A lot of people who are not into sports cars or don’t get that excited about new tech are making a mistake. Think about it, Audi showcases and tests these cars for one reason – to get people excited and to develop them further. We see this time and time again when getting in an Audi. If you are excited about its sports cars, you should check out one of many Audi cars as they are all built with the driver in mind.

Challenger on track


It is probably a surprise to many to hear that the current Dodge Challenger hit the market eight years ago. During that time, the car has gained a lot of followers. But, the company cannot be content as both the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro have gotten better with plenty of upgrades to the outside of the car, as well as to the interior and engine. It could be easy to assume that the Challenger is a dinosaur, but this is not true as it has held up very strongly to the competition, and come late 2018, it will blow you away. 

Thankfully, fans of the Dodge Challenger don’t have to wish and hope that the company makes some changes. To bring the model up to date and compete with formidable opponents, the manufacturer will work on the rear-wheel drive platform, which is known as the Alfa Romeo Giula. With this, the car will have a more compact package, and more importantly, it will drop down the weight, which should give it more power and better gas mileage. All in all, this will give owners a better driving experience as it will handle better. If you want to see a current Dodge Challenger model or any other Dodge, you are sure to love the experience, and you can see one for yourself at Chapman Dodge Las Vegas. This is true whether you are looking at getting an SUV, truck sedan or sports car.

While there is reason for excitement, you should realize that it may be a year or two before it is out, if not longer. In fact, right now, the company is aiming for a late 2018, which will be a 2019 model. Depending on how things work out in the engineering department, it may take longer, though Dodge is sure to want to get this beast out quickly so it doesn’t lose loyal buyers who run to Ford. The Dodge Challenger should compete with the Alfa Romeo. Although the Alfa Romeo is more expensive and a higher-end car, Dodge is hoping to coax some people to its cheaper, yet very formidable, car, especially since hte SRT Hellcat should have nearly 750 horses under the hood. Rumor has it that the company will offer quite a few models so the company can compete with, and probably outshine, the Camaro and Mustang.

It is tough to speculate as things change and car builders are tight-lipped about plans, but it should have a new V6 and V8 engine, and the range-topping SRT Hellcat could offer drivers nearly 750 horsepower, which will certainly blow the competition away. Some purists may not be happy about this, but there also is a chance that a four-cylinder turbocharged engine will be offered as other car companies have sub-2.5 liter engines that actually perform well.

If you like the Dodge Challenger and what it offers, you are going to love what comes out in 2018. There should be models and price ranges for every desire, and budget. Until then, there are certainly plenty of great cars, trucks and SUVs that the company offers. 

2017 Dodge Viper ACR



The Dodge Viper is a beloved car that has thrilled a lot of people who love sports cars. While it is a low volume production car, about 1,100 per year, it is a car that many dream of owning, and it shows how great Chrysler is at making cars. The company wants to go out on a high note, and the 25th anniversary Dodge Viper is going to turn some heads, and it is guaranteed to break some hearts. 

The Viper is a very low-volume car that is hand-built, and thus it is very expensive to build, and it is a wonder that the company has kept at it for 25 years, though it is easy to see why if you test drive one and see how powerful and fast it is. The company will have five limited-edition models for the 2017 year, which is, according to Chrysler, the last year of production, though things can change at any time.

The models included are the Dodge Dealer Edition, VooDoo II Edition ACR, GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, 1:28 Edition ACR and a Snakeskin Edition GTC. Each version will have a unique serialized instrumental panel badge, which will include the model name. To make it more unique, buyers will have the choice to customize with with their name. Production will be limited. In fact, the company will not make more than 100 of the GTS-R, and it will limit the Snakeskin to only 25, while the VooDoo will have 31. Finally, the 1:28, which is sure to be coved, will have only 28 units.

The nice thing about Dodge is that the company continues, and will continue to do so, make great cars, trucks and SUVs. If you are looking for a top-notch car, you should test drive one out at Chapman Dodge Las Vegas. Even if you cannot afford a high-end sports car, you are sure to find the car, truck or SUV of your dreams.

One reason that Chrysler is not going to make the Dodge Viper anymore is because of demand. While high-end sports car enthusiasts love the car, it is just out of most people’s price range. This doesn’t mean that many don’t dream of taking the car for a spin. It is a shame as the car has an 8.4 liter, V-10 645 horsepower engine that also churns out 600 lb-ft of torque. Given that it is a hand-made car, assembled by 80 workers right here in the United States, and one can see why it is coveted by people who can afford it.

What happens next is anyone’s guess. While Chrysler would obviously like to produce the vehicle for a long time, without a long list of buyers, Chrysler is throwing the towel. It is a shame as the Dodge Viper ACR has set more track records than any other sports car in the world. However, any fan of Chrysler should not be too sad as there are plenty of other high-end cars that provide powerful engines. . But, any fan of powerful sports cars with almost perfect handling are sure to shed a tear as it’s certainly an end of a great era.