2015 Ram Power Wagon Wins Truck of the Year from Four Wheeler Magazine

Truck of the Year

2015 RAM Power Wagon – Truck of the Year

The Ram Power Wagon first hit the market as a 2005 model, so that means it’s now celebrating ten full years on the road—and off the road. It’s starting off the new model ear with a bang, too, taking home another Pickup Truck of the Year award from Four Wheeler magazine. This is the fourth time the especially off-road capable truck has taken home the award.

With the award, the 2015 Ram Power Wagon not only validates its own excellence but the brand’s willingness to constantly push for improvements. Only new vehicles or vehicles with major mechanical changes qualify for eligibility. The Power Wagon’s four wins, therefore, highlight Ram’s willingness to add and improve the truck at all turns.

This year, the Power Wagon comes with a 6.4-liter HEMI engine with 410 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque. That powertrain links with a special 5-link rear suspension system for extra sensitive and responsive handling. “The 2015 Ram Power Wagon is simply everything you want a real pickup to be,” Christian Hazel, editor of Four Wheeler, stated succinctly. To discover all the special features of this off-road truck, come see us at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep today!

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500 Each Win AutoBytel.com Award

2014 Jeep Grand CherokeeAutobytel.com—“Your Lifetime Automotive Advisor”—has named its “SUV of the Year” and “Pickup Truck of the Year” award recipients. It should come as no surprise to anyone—it certainly doesn’t come as any sort of surprise to the staff here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram—that the respective winners of those awards are the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2014 Ram 1500. Both vehicles racked up numerous awards toward the end of 2013, and each continues to start 2014 off on the right foot with yet another important victory.

“For 2014, the Jeep Grand Cherokee embodies a readiness to head off into the hills as an affordable family hauler wrapped around class-leading interiors chockfull of the safety, technology and comfort features that set the Grand Cherokee at the top of the heap,” said Michelle Naranjo, editor-in-chief, Autobytel. “For the second year in a row, the award winning Ram 1500 continues to bring fuel efficiency and tech in a bold package to the value shoppers and accomplishment seekers who want to get the job done right.”

Autobytel praised the Jeep Grand Cherokee for its deep model roster, its expert-level refinement, and its hallmark off-roading prowess.  The Ram 1500 earned high marks for the new EcoDiesel V6 engine that drives it, as well as the eight-speed automatic transmission mated to it and the standard rear coil suspension that makes this Ram truck more responsive than ever.

Autobytel.com’s editors boast a combined 80+ years of experience behind the wheels of various vehicles, so their word is gold when it comes to what’s good in automotive.  This year’s Autobytel award winners were determined based upon the primary factors of innovation, design, and features.  In late 2013, the Ram 1500 was named Motor Trend’s 2014 Truck of the Year; the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was trail rated as having best-in-class 4×4 capabilities and won the Cars.com/USA Today Mid-Size SUV Challenge head-to-head against all other comers.

To test drive either of these award-winning haulers, stop in and see us at Rochester Hills today!

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!