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The new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup will come with many new features than its predecessor, however, it will cost a little more. With the latest upgrades it’s a better vehicle all-around. The highly-anticipated new truck from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year. It features higher trim levels in its quad cab and Limited Crew Cab, but these upgrades will come with a little higher price tag. Built at the company’s Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, the 2019 models are in the process of being shipped to a dealership near you right now, FCA says.

Available in a diverse range of offerings, FCA’s all-new 2019 Ram 1500 features Tradesman Quad Cab 4×2’s that are well-equipped and come with a MSRP of $31,695, all the way up to the Limited Crew Cab 4×4, which is loaded with new technology and features a V-8 engine with a 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen as standard equipment and sells for $57,390. The Tradesman, Rebel and Big Horn all come with a 3.6-liter, V-6 Pentastar eTorque mild hybrid powertrain as part of their standard equipment. There’s also the option to get a 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission for an additional $1,195. The eTorque-equipped HEMI costs $1,995 more. However, you can see what Ram fits your budget if you check one out at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge. You are sure to find a Dodge Ram that meets your needs.

The pricing on the Laramie, Laramie Longhorn as well as the Limited is based on them being equipped with the standard 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI engine. The eTorque-equipped HEMI costs an additional $800, a news release from the company explains. The head of FCA’s Ram brand, Mike Manley, explained that the company worked to decide on the right balance when it came to setting the price of the 2019 Ram. The brand’s flagship truck, the 1500, faces a market laden with new truck offerings this model year. They include new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups.

In a news release Mike Manley explained that in launching the company’s all-new 2019 Ram 1500, they knew that it was essential to ensure it offered class-leading technology and features. However, they also had to make sure they offered this excellent new truck at a price that was competitive with the other pickups being released into the marketplace. The pickup truck segment is very important to the overall sales totals for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and making sure to combine excellent feature and innovative technologies at the right price is vital to keeping sales strong and its customers happy.

Ram is a standalone truck brand produced by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. It is separate from FCA’s Dodge line of automobiles. The Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 have established themselves as stars in the pickup segment in the North American market. Ram trucks have developed a reputation for being tough enough to handle the dirtiest and most strenuous jobs, yet stylish, comfortable and technologically advanced enough for everyday use. The ‘go anywhere, do anything’ versatility of Ram trucks have led them to develop a constantly growing passionate following among people of all ages, sexes, educational and socioeconomic levels.


Although the 2018 Dodge Durango R/T has enough seats for 7 people, this versatile vehicle is no minivan surrogate. It has a scooped hood, wide fenders and several other styling cues taken from the hot-rod SRT in the FCA stable. Add a powerful V-6 engine and this beauty has a lot of beast in it. Like other crossover SUVs, the 2018 Dodge Durango R/T comes with a fully-independent suspension and unibody construction, along with a V-6 engine and available all-wheel drive on its GT, SXT and Citadel trims. But it’s muscular styling, incredible towing capacity and rear-wheel drive platform reveals the not-so-well-hidden beast within. To see for yourself, take one for a spin at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge.

Opting for the R/T or SRT trims really brings out the beast within. The SRT boasts a hot-rod like 475 horsepower, V-8, 6.4-liter engine that goes from zero-to-60 in a skimpy 4.5 seconds. Plus, it tows a beastly 8,700 pounds. The AWD version R/T is a beautiful beast which delivers an intriguing blend of both worlds for a base price that’s almost $17,000 under the SRT’s. The 2018 Dodge Durango R/T also borrows the wide fender flares, gnarly-looking vented hood and mesh-filled non-crosshair grille from the SRT to make it look more beastly, even though it seats seven.

The standard equipment on the 2018 Dodge Durango R/T includes the company’s marvelous 5.7-liter 360 horsepower Hemi V-8 engine with it’s 390 lb.-ft. of torque paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The exhaust growls, the AWD vehicle tows an impressive 7,200 pounds and it’s two-speed transfer case provides it with the type of off-road capability most seven-passenger automobiles think is too amazing to even dream about. Plus, the 2018 Dodge Durango R/T has gratifying acceleration. This gnarly-looking growling beast goes from zero-to-60 in a mere 6 seconds.

While buyers have the option to get a 2018 Dodge Durango SXT featuring two rows of seats, all the other Durango models come with three rows as standard equipment. It is also an option to get the Durango R/T with twin middle-row captain’s chairs. That gives it seating for six and a middle-row experience, replete with a floor console just like the one in the front. The front of the new Dodge Durango has a great deal of room, has a very comfortable middle row and its third row can easily accommodate two adults. Overall, the 2018 Dodge Durango R/T has 84.5 cubic feet of cargo room when the seats are folded down.

The 2018 Dodge Durango has tons of high-tech toys. The R/T has an impressive 8.4-inch touch-screen infotainment interface which boasts Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, optional rear-seat DVD video with twin screens. Lower trims come with 7-inch touch-screens. The Durango’s Technology Group offers adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning featuring auto braking as well as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

The 2018 Dodge Durango looks cool, delivers a visceral driving experience, plus it has seating for the kids and all their friends.


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.