Edmunds.com has put out their winners of the 2015 Best Retained Value Award and three vehicles from Fiat-Chrysler made the list. The winners are the 2015 Jeep Wrangler, the 2015 Dodge Challenger, and the 2015 Ram ProMaster.
The list is put together by Edmunds.com by examining new car models that will have the highest projected residual value after five years based on the average True Market Value price when they are sold as new. From there the models are broken down into body type segments as well as the size of the model and the pricing.
“A vehicle is expected to hold its value well when it is deemed likely to be desireable to a future buyer,” Jessica Caldwell, Director of Industry Analysis for Edmunds.com. “The Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Challenger, and Ram ProMaster each has a lot of appeal in the marketplace both new and used, so it’s no surprise that they have earned this meaningful accolade.”
The Wrangler won in the Midsize Traditional SUV category, the Challenger in the Entry Sports Car category, and the RamProMaster in the Large Commercial Van category.
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The month of May was very positive for Ram. With help from Jeep, Ram was one of the biggest reasons for Chrysler execs to be driving into work with smiles on their faces. Thanks to Ram sales, Chrysler as a whole posted one of their best May sales in years.
The full gain that Chrysler posted was a 17% increase thanks to Ram Trucks. On its own, Ram sales were up by 19%. That number is the truck-maker’s best May sales since 2005. Heavy-duty truck sales were also up by 34% for the month.
“Our Jeep sport-utility vehicles and Ram pickups continued to do well in May as our dealers reported brisk May sales over five weekends and the Memorial Day holiday,” said Reid Bigland, Head of US Sales for Chrysler, in a statement.
When it comes to remembering vehicles for their military history, Jeep is usually the one that first jumps to mind. Indeed the Jeep is the most notable and recognizable for its extended use during World War 2, but for heavy-duty jobs, a Jeep couldn’t cut it. The Jeep was needed for its ability to transport soldiers and supplies over extreme terrain for speed, but for more soldiers and more supplies, a truck would be necessary.
The Ram Power Wagon was created back in 1945. Soldiers returning from the war wrote to Dodge wondering where they could find trucks for civilian life like the ones they had overseas. In responses to these requests, Dodge put together the first mass-produced four-wheel-drive truck meant for civilians. This trucks was dubbed the Power Wagon.
Truck Trend has the rich history associated with the Power Wagon name. It’s been in use since its inception in one way or another. The Power Wagon name was discontinued in 1980 and reintroduced in 2005 and is still available.
2014 is when the Ram Power Wagon was given a redesign. An all-new engine, suspension, and tires keeps the truck still capable of being at its best in a much richer competitive area.
The Ram Power Wagon has been and always will be the truck for drivers looking for added edge both on and off the road.
Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge offers all the latest new and used trucks in the Ram family. From personal use to commercial needs, we have the right truck for the right job. Visit us online at www.baysidechryslerjeepdodge.net or contact us at 718-229-8700.
It was the worst-kept secret, but still something fans demanded. The 2014 model of the Ram 1500 will now be offered with a diesel engine!
The diesel engine that will be offered is the same that will be in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine. It’s rated at 240 HP and has 420 lb-ft of torque. According to Auto Evolution, the towing capabilities are comparable to the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 Ram and has improved fuel efficiency. The complete figures have not been fully revealed yet.
The pricing, however, has been shown. The EcoDiesel V6 will run an additional $2,850 to the 1500. The starting price of the 2014 Ram 1500 is $24,200.
For buyers not wanting diesel, the 1500 will still be available with the Pentastar V6 and 5.7 Hemi V8. All of the available engines will have eight-speed automatic transmission.
Automobile Magazine just announced their All-Stars for 2013, and among their top-honored vehicles was the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn.
11 vehicles were named 2013 All-Stars and given distinctions like “Hometown Hero” or “Compact for America.” The Ram 1500 and the Audi A7 were designated as the “Houston Rockets.” Jason Harper, who wrote the section of the piece on the Ram 1500, had lots of praise for the truck, calling it “the ultimate in cowboy cool” and “king of the ranch.”
As they put both vehicles through their paces, the Ram 1500 easily beat out the Audi 7 for earning its keep. This is the type of vehicle that can haul more hay, bring back a runaway cow, and take out skeet shooting. Aside from its practicality, though, Harper was also surprised at the attention given to the interior, praising the stitching as “European quality” and noting the lack of “tawdry veneer” in the design.
The full article is available here or in the July issue of Automobile Magazine.
The 2014 Ram 1500 is making a big splash this year by being made available to purchase with a diesel engine. According to the Stltoday.com, it’s the “first modern-era half-ton to make available diesel power.”
Making the decision to offer this new engine was not a difficult one. Ram stated that trucks fans have been ‘emphatically asking for it.’
In order to offer a Ram truck with diesel, there will be a new engine, and one not from Cummins. It will be coming from VM Motori of Cento, which is an Italian company owned by Fiat. The 3.0-liter V-6 turbo diesel engine will be in the 2014 Ram 1500 and later made available for the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The actual specs of the Ram version have not been made available as of yet, but a comparison is drawn using the Grand Cherokee. In the Jeep vehicle, the engine is capable of 240 horsepower and 420 lb.ft of torque. The Ram specs should be revealed sometime this summer.