Dodge, Ram top APEAL study

2021 Apeal

Dodge has, for the second year in a row, topped the mass-market brands in J.D. Power’s APEAL™ study, which looks at the “emotional bond” between customers and their vehicles after three months of ownership. The surveys are placed on a thousand-point index; APEAL stands for Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout. For 2021, Dodge and Ram …

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Ram TRX Racers are Inching Towards the 9s

Billy Weber Ram 1500 TRX

Billy Weber, the same Ram 1500 TRX owner/driver who was the first to run in the 10-second range, ran a 10.33 this past weekend. That is the quickest quarter mile time by one of the factory-supercharged Ram trucks, but more importantly, this is the first TRX to run in the lower-10-second range. Weber’s truck isn’t …

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Jeep 4xe hits Ward’s Ten Best list

Wrangler 4xe system

Jeep has once again made the prestigious Ward’s Ten Best Engines and Propulsion Systems list, with the 4xe hybrid system. The editors noted, “Wrangler 4xe is noteworthy for its rough-and-tumble off-road readiness, while clocking in at nearly 30 mpg during 300 miles of road testing around metro Detroit this past spring.” The two-liter turbocharged gasoline …

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Details on the Whole 2022 Dodge Charger Lineup

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye

The 2022 Dodge Charger will soon begin reaching dealerships around the country and when those new model year sedans arrive, there won’t be any big changes to the lineup. There will be a significantly improved security system, but right now, that is the only big change for the 2022 Charger. However, since there have been …

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Is WRX a challenge for the Dodge Hornet?

2022 Subaru WRX

The Dodge Hornet is coming, but it’s still in the rumor stage. Meanwhile, Subaru has thrown down a brand new 2022 WRX.  Subaru claims upgraded handling and a new direct-injection turbocharged boxer engine for its 2022 performance sedan. The status of the STi high-performance model is currently unknown but there’s a new GT trim, and all …

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Inside the timely new Ram Clean Air System (also on Dodges, Jeeps, and Chryslers)

2022 Chrysler 300

The Ram Clean Air System, standard on the 2022 Ram 1500, filters 95% of air particulates, providing the “cleanest cabin air in a Ram Truck ever,” and separating out pollen, allergens, bacteria, smoke, and other pollutants. On the Chrysler 300, it’s not called the Ram Clean Air System, but it’s still there.  How does this …

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Chrysler finally has a leader—from Honeywell

Christine Feuell, Chrysler CEO

Christine Feuell is leaving her post as Chief Commercial Officer of Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions to become the leader of the Chrysler brand. She will report directly to Carlos Tavares. While Honeywell might seem like an odd place to be mining for a leader of a car brand, Christine Feuell rose through the ranks …

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Jeep Compass moving upscale with updated features

For 2022, the Jeep Compass, already upgraded to look and feel more luxurious, has gotten more attention inside. A new 10.25 inch digital instrument cluster is optional, and buyers get an 8.4 inch center telematics display on base models and Latitude, with a 10.1 inch screen standard on all upper models. The center console has …

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