2014 Ram 1500 Wins Motor Trend Truck of the Year for Second Time

For the very first time, the Motor Trend Truck of the Year award goes to last year’s winner, the Ram 1500. This model is the only truck that has won the award two years in a row. With its new EcoDiesel V6 engine, the Ram 1500 beat out some stiff competition this year. The Ram proved its reliability against its nine other contenders testing done by judges which measured tow, payload, and driving experience. Judges measured these stats 0-60 times to ensure accuracy in Uvalde, TX.

2014 Ram 1500
2014 Ram 1500

Not only is the Ram 1500 roomy with its two-door and long bed layout, it also tows anywhere from 7,300 to 9,200 pounds. Additionally, the Ram 1500 comes equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine that has 240 horsepower. This truck of the year gets an average of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. When this truck underwent real-world testing it got up to 24 mpg over hills in Malibu, CA.

In addition to being the only truck to ever win this award two years in a row, the announcement was made in Michigan which is the birthplace of Ram trucks. The Ram 1500 outclasses its stiff competition not only with its fuel economy and Torque, but also its style and all amenities it has to offer.

At your local Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership near Orion, MI we are currently offering the new 2014 Ram 1500 ST Crew truck at great savings. For those that qualify, low leases and purchase prices are available. Stop by our dealership or give us a call at (888)435-3039 for more information!

Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Winter Driving Tips and Service Discounts

Service Discounts

In Michigan, winter can be one of the most hazardous times to drive. With Detroit, MI ranked as the 9th snowiest city in the US, on average, Detroit receives around 42.7 inches per year.  What does this mean for drivers? It means they better be prepared for any weather condition that comes their way. To help, this year your local Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep dealership in Rochester Hills, MI near Orion, has but a list together of helpful driving tips and is also offering Winter Service Special Discount Coupons until January, 2, 2014!

  1. Stick to the route you know best: sometimes it can be a good idea to check the web for current weather conditions before you leave for your daily commute. This way you can avoid accidents and if you get stuck, describe exactly where you are.
  2. Pack a winter travel safety bag: safety bags can come in handy when you least expect it. An extra phone, charged phone battery, heavy blankets, Advil, flashlight, matches, portable radio, first aid kit, and even a map can help save your life.
  3. Slow down and make sure your lights are turned on: make sure this winter you leave plenty of time and are not in a rush. A good rule to follow is keep your lights on while driving and reduce speed by 50% in hazardous weather conditions.
  4. Lighten up your grip: when you grip your steering wheel too tight, this can make it harder to quickly turn your car id need be.
  5. Schedule a car maintenance checkup: you will want to make sure your spark plugs are new, your battery is strong, lights are working properly and there are no cracks in your timing belt. Check out some of our monthly winter car service specials and see how you can save!
  • Free Tire and Brake Inspection
  • $10 Wiper Blades Replacement
  • Full Cooling System Flush for only $98.95
  1. If you are stuck, do not leave your vehicle: Do not chance getting lost in a snowstorm. Also, make sure that nothing is blocking your exhaust pipe so the carbon monoxide does not build up in your vehicle.

The best tip of all is to avoid driving in hazardous weather conditions as often as possible. If you are and something happens we want to make sure you are fully prepared and not stranded with no power in the middle of a Michigan winter snow storm.

How the Jeep Cherokee Changed SUV Forever

Jeep Cherokee Sale

What do you love most about your SUV or crossover? The versatility? The fact that the trunk has a cover? That you can fit a whole family and still have lots of storage? The convince? We have gotten so used to the luxury of SUV’s and unibody trucks, we sometimes forget that they did not always exist. In fact, we can thank the much beloved Jeep Cherokee which was the first large-production unibody truck.

In 1984, Jeep used a new welding process to figure out how to create a light body vehicle at top performance both on and off road. This light weight concept lead to a stiff chassis and more stability compared to the other competitors including auto brands like Nissan, Toyota, Ford and more. Almost a decade later in 1996, these auto brands used the Jeep Cherokee concept to create their own large unibody models.

Currently at our Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dealership in Rochester Hills, MI, we are celebrating the 2014 Jeep Cherokee FWD Latitude model and offering discounts. Find a lease for those who qualify at the low lease of only $174/month for 24 months. Employees can purchase this model for the very low price of $20,896. Until the end of December on 12/31/13, present this coupon receive an extra $500 toward accessories at our dealership only!

Take a test drive in our 2014 Cherokee and you will soon experience how the Cherokee is still one of the top innovative unibody trucks of its time!

Dodge Dart, Avenger, and Chrysler 200 Earn IIHS’s Top Safety Pick

Chrysler 200

Three vehicles from the Chrysler Group have made it to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s list of Top Safety Picks: the Dodge Dart, Dodge Avenger, and Chrysler 200.

This marks the sixth time that the IIHS has recognized the Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200, which both offer all of their available safety features as standard equipment. While the Dodge Dart can’t make the same claim, as it’s still a relatively new entry to the market, it has still managed to make the list every year it’s been on the market—and if you don’t put much stock in the IIHS’s testing, it also got a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to boot.

To earn a Top Safety Pick badge, all three vehicles had to achieve the best possible rating of “good” in the moderate-overlap frontal crash test, the side impact test, the roof strength test, and the whiplash test. They also had to earn at least “acceptable” ratings in the new small-overlap front crash test.

Come find the Dart, Avenger, and 200 at Rochester Hills Chrysler.