Reasons You Should Own a Pickup Truck

2017 RAM pickup truck

2017 RAM pickup truck

Interested in getting a new truck? We understand why. They’re capable, reliable, and offer unprecedented towing power. Here are some of our top reasons for why you should own a pickup truck.

Power and Capability

Pickup trucks typically come with several engine and transmission options that crank out some serious ponies, as well as having good ground clearance, rigid body construction, and wheels built for traction.


In addition to delivering plenty of power, pickup trucks provide drivers with the ability to tow and haul whatever they need. Whether you’re hauling boats for a weekend away or a trailer full of moving boxes and furniture, your truck has got you covered.

Safety and Visibility

Pickup trucks are a lot taller than your average car, so you’ll be able to see a lot more on the road. Plus, with a tough body construction and advanced safety features, pickup trucks are often safer, too.


With the ability to tow and haul, pickup trucks can be used for many different purposes. Depending on your needs, you can choose between several different body configurations of both cabs and truck beds to make your pickup truck your own.


If you’re on the hunt for a new pickup, head over to Rochester Hills CDJR to see our inventory of capable, popular RAM trucks.


Jeep Confirms New Pickup Truck

Jeep Scrambler

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Jeep is a much-loved brand, with loyal customers. The Cherokee, Wrangler, and Liberty are beloved by consumers, but that’s not all Jeep has to offer. Though it’s been in the talks for a while, Jeep has confirmed production of a Jeep pickup truck.

Yes, it’s extremely exciting. This truck will keep the classic look of a Wrangler, but with a truck bed in back! The pickup was confirmed by Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and Jeep CEO Mike Manley at the Detroit Auto Show. They said that the truck would reach production in late 2017, so that gives us something to look forward to next year!

More details will emerge later this month, when FCA reveals its updated five-year product strategy. For now, we know that the pickup will be built alongside the next-gen Wrangler in Toledo, Ohio. Now, this won’t be the first Jeep pickup truck, as there had been pickups produced between 1947 and 1992. But since the Comanche left the market, a new Jeep pickup is much anticipated, as it’ll be the first one modeled after the Wrangler!

So, count down the days because the Jeep pickup will be here before you know it!

Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 Win Vincentric Best Value in America Awards

For the fourth year running, the 2015 Jeep Wrangler has received a Vincentric Best Value in America award in the compact/mid-size SUV segment. This time around, the 2015 Ram 1500 also grabbed one of the awards in the full-size half-ton pickup segment.

The awards are granted to the models that deliver the best value in their respective segments, based on statistical analysis that combines the ownership cost of 2015 model year vehicles with their current market price.

Vincentric Best Value in America

2015 Jeep Wrangler

With its unmatched off-road capability and legendary four-wheel drive system, it’s no surprise to us at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep that the Wrangler managed to cinch an award for the fourth time. It offers the quintessential 4×4 experience and starts at only $22,795.

Vincentric Best Value in America

2015 RAM 1500

The Ram 1500 is an outstanding honoree too, make no mistake. It provides best-in-class fuel efficiency (29 mpg) with 420 lb-ft of torque and up to 9,200 of towing capability, as well as numerous other nifty technologies to make it stand out as the best of its peers.


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!


Maintain a Smooth Ride with these Winter Car Maintenance Tips

winter car maintenance tips

Dealing with winter can be a huge pain in the you-know-where. Add car issues to that, and you have yourself a giant headache. Luckily, there are some things you can do to prepare your car for the colder months, so you can at least cross one of these issues off your list. (Sorry, we can’t make winter go away.) So, without further ado, here are Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep’s winter car maintenance tips to make your life easier!

  1. Winterize, Winterize, Winterize! When temperatures drop, so does your tire pressure. At the beginning of each winter, make it a habit to check your tire pressure and top it off if needed. Consider swapping out your regular tires for winter ones, which will help your car grip the road in the iciest of conditions. Also, make sure you take your car for a winter tune-up, where your mechanic will check your battery, antifreeze, heaters, brakes, lights, and fluids to make sure they are winter-ready.
  2. Keep it Clean. Salt and other winter debris can wreak havoc on your car’s exterior. If you leave it there to accumulate, you’re increasing your car’s chances of developing rust, which can lead to all kinds of problems. Clean it regularly during winter, making sure you wash underneath the car where the majority of salt tends to gather.
  3. Stay Up-to-Date With Maintenance. You might be busy with the holidays and trying to stay warm and sane during winter, but that doesn’t mean you should let your car’s maintenance schedule slide. If your car is due for service, make it a priority to get it taken care of. If there are any issues with your car, your mechanic can take care of them before they begin to affect you.
  4. Don’t Forget Your Emergency Kit. If you get stuck in a blizzard, there are certain things you should have in your car for survival, including blankets, socks, gloves, hats, snacks, water, a shovel, a flashlight, and a first-aid kit. Keep these in your car all winter long—you might never need them, but you’ll sure be glad of them if you do!

Ram 1500 Adds 2015 Green Truck of the YearTM to List of Awards

2015 Green Truck of the Year

2014 RAM 1500

The Ram 1500 continues to win awards and hold “best-in-segment” records among its full-size pickup competitors. The EcoDiesel model was most recently awarded Green Car Journal’s 2015 Green Truck of the Year award.

With an EPA rating of 28 highway miles to the gallon, Ram truck’s EcoDiesel model is the most fuel efficient full-size, half-ton truck to ever hit the market. Impressively, its fuel economy rating bests the highway mpg of the most efficient small truck as well.

“The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel exemplifies what a ‘green’ truck should be,” said Green Car Journal and editor and publisher, Ron Cogan. “It’s a heavy-hitter that pulls off exceptional fuel economy with its impressive EcoDiesel engine and array of efficiency features like active grill shutters and aero suspension. Pickup buyers get the best of all worlds with the beefy torque and environmental performance offered by this full-size and stylish pickup.”

In addition, the Ram 1500 equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine holds the number two spot for fuel efficiency, earning 25 highway miles per gallon.

Contact us here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep for more information on the two most efficient full-size trucks on the market.


2014 Ram 2500 – The Ultimate Three-Quarter-Ton Heavy Duty Truck

2014 RAM 2500

2014 RAM 2500

The 2014 Ram 2500 is officially the ultimate three-quarter-ton heavy duty truck on the market. How did it get this lofty title? Well, ran the Ram and its closest competitors – the 2014 Chevy Silverado 2500 and Ford F-250 – through a series of 16 tests designed to accurately measure, in real-world conditions, which truck was the best.

It started on the right foot, coming into the test with the most powerful engine, a 6.4-liter V8 with 410 horsepower that produces 429 pound-feet of torque. Overall, that higher powered engine trailed somewhat in fuel economy, but allowed the Ram 2500 to take top marks in 10 of the 16 test as well as a unanimous first place finish with the three judges.

Specifically the judges felt “the Ram definitely offered the best interior and had the best ride of the three, comfortably traversing just about every smooth and broken tarmac surface,” according to “Even though it sat below our $50,000 price cap, it still provided a lot of technology and features that the other two players could not match: the RamBox, adaptable rear coils, hidden storage, a top-notch information center and more.”

For more details on what exactly each truck was tested on and how it performed, follow this link. You’ll be able to see for yourself the categories the 2014 Ram 2500 was best, but if you want to experience the differentiating ride quality of the ultimate three-quarter-ton heavy duty truck for yourself, you’ll need to come see us at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.