Ram Trucks Named Amongst Best Diesel Models for 2020

2020 Ram 2500HD Yukon OK

For drivers in search of the best hauling and towing capability available, nothing beats a diesel pickup. And according to U.S. News & World Report, the 2020 Ram 1500 is the very best option of you can go with. The 2020 Ram 2500/3500 HD models were also named amongst the best by the publication.

Capability

As the editors at U.S. News & World Report noted, the Ram 1500 is back and better than ever for 2020 This is in part due to a number for performance and capability upgrades that the newest model year receives. With the available 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 Engine, the 2020 Ram 1500 offers a robust 480 lb-ft of diesel torque and gets up to 12,560 pounds maximum towing.

Performance

The new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine isn’t just good for towing, though. “The powertrain is especially smooth and responsive for a diesel,” according to U.S. News & World Report. For even more power, though, the Ram 3500 HD with the available 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel achieves a potent 400 horsepower.

Features

The editors at U.S. News & World Report also loved the more than 100 available and standard safety features on the 2020 Ram 1500 and 2500/3500 HD models. Advanced driver-assist features include available Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Warning.

You can test drive the 2020 Ram 1500 at Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

RAM Salutes Our Troops “Built to Serve Edition” Pickup Trucks

Built To Serve Edition of Ram Trucks
Photo: FCA

Ram is all about showing gratitude for those who serve our country. Over the years, the company has made various gestures to recognize the people that work with us U.S. military. The latest release from Ram is the new “Built to Serve Edition” of RAM pickup trucks.

 

The “Built to Serve Edition” honors the United States Armed Forces with two unique color options for each of the five service branches. Pairs of colors include Patriot Blue and Ceramic Gray, Flame Red and Tank, and Diamond Black and Gator. Every truck will wear a Built to Serve decal on the side, beneath a United States flag.

 

To make this special edition even more striking, each truck features black bumpers, a black grille, black dual 4-inch exhaust tips, and black wheel-to-wheel side steps. These bold details are tied together with handsome 20-inch aluminum wheels.

 

The interior space gets unique design details, as well. Cabins feature a sophisticated color stitching unique to each branch, in shades like Core Green, Orange, and Light Ambassador Blue. There’s also “Built to Serve” embroidered on Velcro panels on the front seats.

 

These trucks further honor the adventurous, daring spirit of those who serve by offering strong capability. It comes with off-road-ready features including tow hooks, skid plates, hill-descent control, and enhanced shocks.

 

You can check out the latest RAM pickup trucks at Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

Retro Dodge and Jeep® Video Games

Jeep Racing Game | Yukon, OK

Throughout the years, car enthusiasts have been blessed with a number of Dodge and Jeep® video games to play. The opportunity to virtually race in a Viper or go off-road in a Wrangler might not offer as much adrenaline as being behind the wheel of the real deal, but it’s certainly still fun.

Jeep® Jamboree: Off-Road Adventure

The first entry on the list is the 1992 Game Boy classic Jeep® Jamboree. Players could enjoy traversing 20 unique tracks in a rugged Jeep Wrangler. Your goal is to come in first place against the computer or a nearby friend with a Game Boy and a link cable.

Viper Racing

PC gamers had the joy of racing a Dodge Viper in 1998’s Viper Racing. Players were able to customize and race their Viper in a realistic environment that featured a meaty campaign mode.

Jeep® Thrills

A decade later, Fiat-Chrysler collaborated on Jeep® Thrills for PS2 and Wii. Players had the option to choose from nearly 20 different models from the automaker’s history, including the Willys MB and Comanche.

Dodge Racing: Charger vs. Challenger

In 2009, Charger vs. Challenger was released for Wii and Nintendo DS. The game pitted two of Dodge’s most beloved performance cars head-to-head in racing challenges.

Want to go for a ride in real life? Contact Westpointe CDJR’s team to schedule your test drive today.

 

Check Out the 50th Anniversary Edition Dodge Charger Hellcat

50th Anniversary Edition Dodge Charger Hellcat, Yukon, OK
Photo: FCA

Dodge’s exhilarating new 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition just might be the prettiest sedan on the planet. It’s certainly among the most powerful. With the transmission shift points now up to 6,100 rpm in the automatic, the Hellcat can deliver an impressive 717 horsepower.

The 2020 Daytona Charger is modeled after the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona model, complete with a rear-quarter decal and matching spoilers. The 2020 model also offers the B5 Blue paint as a Daytona-exclusive homage to the original. Dodge went with a Satin Carbon Finish on the 20-inch wheels, making the sedan 3.5 inches wider. The Black Brembo rear four-piston and six-piston front brakes with vented rotors give the Hellcat a sleek look.

The floor mats and steering wheel are exclusive to the Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition, as well as Alcantara suede performance seats with “Daytona” embroidered on the seatbacks in blue accent stitching. The seats are also heated and constructed of Nappa leather.

Much like its 1969 predecessor, Dodge is only going to produce 501 individual versions of the Hellcat, making the 50th Anniversary Edition a hot commodity. The 2020 Dodger Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition will hit the market in early 2020.

When it arrives, you can check out this legendary sedan and learn more at Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

New Jeep® Commercials Spotlight Jeremy Renner’s Music

Jeremy Renner | Jeep | Yukon, OK

As if being the awesome Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe wasn’t enough, Jeremy Renner is now getting his original music out to the world with a little help from Jeep®.

Renner has three spots in the “Summer of Love” Jeep® campaign where he uses the versatile performance of three Jeep® vehicles to get to his concert in the middle of nowhere.

In “Main Attraction,” Jeremy is at a black-tie event and grows bored of the theatrics. He quickly heads out, jumping into a Jeep® Grand Cherokee. While his song “Main Attraction” plays, we see him take the back roads to a roadhouse for a better party.

In “Nomad,” Renner sits in a remote diner trying to write a song. He looks out and sees a Jeep® Compass and begins to imagine a thrilling road trip in the adventurous SUV. It showcases the Compass’s off-road capabilities while his song “Nomad” plays — until he’s snapped back to reality in the diner again.

The last spot features the Jeep® Wrangler. Jeremy’s song “Sign” plays as he leaves the diner and chooses to drive a couple’s Wrangler instead of taking the tour bus. He takes it off-road for a thrilling trip to the roadhouse for his concert.

Oliver Francois, Chief Marketing Officer, FCA, said of Renner, “He is a true Renaissance man with talents that go well beyond acting, as he continues to show us with the introduction of his new music, which is authentic, honest rock n’ roll, and aligns with the same spirit and philosophy of the Jeep® brand.”

Experience the thrill of driving a Jeep® — take one for a test drive at Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

Uconnect® Market Technology Introduces Enhanced Connectivity and In-Vehicle Payment

Uconnect Market Technology Ram | Yukon, OK

For more than a decade, the ever-evolving Uconnect® infotainment system has offered a seamless connectivity experience for drivers. Now, this award-winning system is getting even better, with the introduction of the Uconnect® Market. Enabling expanded convenience features and automatic in-vehicle payment options, the Uconnect® Market takes connectivity to the next level.

Fuel

With the Uconnect® Fuel function, you can quickly and easily find nearby gas stations directly on the Uconnect® touch screen interface. Additionally, when searching for Shell gas stations, the Market allows you to use the Shell Pay & Save program, further expediting the process of fueling up.

Parking

With integrated PayWhiz technology, Uconnect® Market lets you find parking garages and even pay for them before you arrive, saving you valuable time during your day.

Service

The Service functionality of the Uconnect® Market connects you with Mopar service offers and lets you quickly schedule service appointments at certified Mopar service centers.

Food

No matter where you are, the Food function helps you find nearby restaurants and gives you access to Yelp reviews. It can even help with making reservations, so you won’t have to wait for a table.

Wallet

The Wallet function on the Uconnect® Market connects your credit card directly to your vehicle infotainment system, allowing you to pay for food and fuel with just a few taps on the screen.

See more of the latest tech innovations at Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

Edmunds Says the Ram 1500 is the Best Truck for Families

2019 Ram 1500 | Yukon, OK

Although pickup trucks are versatile, they’re not often thought of as family vehicles. However, many of them are particularly well-suited to serve as your family’s main mode of transportation. One of those uniquely family-oriented trucks is the Ram 1500, and it’s not just us here at Westpointe CDJR who say so. Just ask the auto experts over at Edmunds, who just named the Ram 1500 as the 2019 Best Truck for Families.

Selected for the top honor from a competitive set of 300 vehicles, the Ram 1500 wowed judges with its roominess, technology, and safety. For the adventurous or outdoorsy family, the Ram 1500 is an ideal vehicle. It features a smooth spring rear suspension system and an e-Torque powertrain system.

Inside the cabin of the Ram 1500, you will find reclining rear seats to keep your little ones comfy and quiet on those long road trips, along with easy-access infotainment features — so everyone can take turns playing DJ without complication. There are also a variety of available driver-assist features, making it easier for you to transport your precious cargo more simply and safely.

The Ram 1500 has a diverse range of trims: Tradesman, Big Horn (known as Lone Star in Texas), Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited. With models ranging from work trucks to luxurious, high-tech driving machines, the Ram 1500 lets you customize your truck to fit your family’s unique personality.

Want to find the perfect Ram 1500? Bring your family to Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

Next-Generation Dodge Challenger to Adopt Hybrid Alternative Powertrain

Dodge Challenger | Yukon, OK

A living legend in the world of muscle cars, the next-generation Dodge Challenger will take a bold step as it gets a hybrid alternative powertrain, ushering in a new era of muscle car performance.

The Dodge Challenger has virtually always been synonymous with jaw-dropping horsepower and potent HEMI engines. But as consumer demands shift from gas-guzzling high-performance engines toward more efficient and environmentally sustainable options, the Challenger is faced with the question of how to stay true to its roots while adapting to an ever-shifting automotive world.

Some muscle-car enthusiasts might contend that you can’t have the Dodge Challenger without a massive internal-combustion engine, and point out that the Challenger has remained a popular car in the face of declining car sales in the overall market and a shift toward electric and hybrid powertrain technologies.

Still, as Fiat Chrysler CEO Michael Manley has noted, even given the popularity of the current Dodge Challenger, “the reality is those platforms — and that technology we used — does need to move on. They can’t exist as you get into the middle-2020s.”

Manley also notes that skeptics should remember that hybrid powertrain technologies drastically reduce overall vehicle weight, allowing us to think about things like horsepower in a different way.

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Electrified Dodge Challenger Coming To The Lineup

While other vintage muscle cars have developed into sleek, streamlined machines in the 21st century, Dodge’s offerings like the Charger and Challenger have stayed committed to preserving a more rugged design. Now, an electrified Dodge Challenger is reportedly in the works — but FCA says that won’t detract from the traditional muscle-car feel.

“The reality is those platforms and that technology we used does need to move on,” Mike Manley, new head of FCA, claims. He went on to reassure fans, explaining, “We can use electrification to really supplement those vehicles.”

He also told news outlets that the electrification features will not dominate the vehicle — rather, they’ll supplement the traditional gasoline-powered engine. However, the electrified Dodge Challenger will not be getting a 700-plus horsepower engine, like the Hellcat. Instead, Dodge will emphasize creating a new platform and powertrain to compete in a modern market.

Industry experts speculate that the electrified Dodge Challenger will use a 48-volt system or implement a plug-in hybrid model, but FCA Chrysler is staying quiet about what those electrified upgrades to the new Dodge Challenger will fully entail. The technology isn’t set to roll out across the model until the “mid-2020s” according to officials, so there are a few years ahead of the Dodge Challenger before it makes the switch.

Want to get behind the wheel of a Dodge Challenger? Schedule a test drive at Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

Spring Maintenance Tips

With the spring season right around the corner, there’s a lot you need to think about, including spring cleaning and car maintenance. Here are some car maintenance tips for spring.

Swap Out Windshield Wipers

Since the spring season can come with a lot of rain, you should swap out your car’s wipers. Wipers can experience a lot of wear in the winter due to ice and snow, so make sure that they’re ready to go for the spring.

Check Tire Pressure

You’ll need your car’s tires to keep you going, so check the pressure of all tires to make sure they’re sitting at the ideal 30 – 32 psi. It’s best to check your owner’s manual for your car’s recommended psi. Properly-inflated tires increase your car’s traction on the road and keep you safe, especially in the rainy season.

Spring Clean

Give your car a spring clean for the season! A car wash and wax can help remove the grime and salt that has collected on your car throughout the winter while a wax can protect the paint. Vacuum out the interior of your car as well to get any salt or dirt that has collected there.

Check The Air Filter

Your car’s air filter is responsible for improving engine performance. If the air filter is clogged, it can cause up to a whopping 10 percent decrease in gas mileage.

To make sure your car is up to the demands of spring, schedule a maintenance check with Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.