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The 2019 Ram 1500 Snags the Edmund’s Editors’ Choice Award | Salem, OR

The 2019 Ram 1500 leaves lasting impressions, and not just on your average truck driver — it’s even impressing the experts. The 2019 Ram 1500 was tapped for Edmund’s coveted “Editors’ Choice Award.” Edmund’s Editor-in-Chief, Alistair Weaver, described it as “one of the best vehicles [Edmund’s has] driven in a long time,” specifically citing the Ram 1500’s “old-school brawn, cutting-edge technology, and thoughtful engineering” as reasons for its win. The new Ram 1500 provides a best-of-all-worlds driving experience, letting drivers benefit from the comforts of a luxurious interior without sacrificing hefty towing capacity or horsepower. “It’s a standout vehicle in all aspects and easily grabbed top honors for trucks in … Continue reading

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Drive the Best Off-Road Trails Near Salem, OR

Looking for the best off-road trails near Salem? There are a number of popular locations around Oregon  that off-roaders love to visit. It’s important to keep in mind that only certain trails (like the ones below) are for going off the beaten path, and many are rated for easy, moderate and hard trails. With the right Dodge model, there’s nothing more enjoyable than going off road. First, according to All Trails, the best starter trail is Crack-in-the-Ground Trail in Silver Lake. This trail goes over an ancient volcanic fissure that’s over two miles long. Only some trails are open to motor vehicles, so be sure to go only where your … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Buy a RAM Truck in Salem, OR

There are plenty of reasons to buy RAM vehicles — they’re stylish, reliable, powerful pickups that have earned the loyalty of many American drivers. But, for those of you still on the fence, here are our top five reasons to buy a RAM truck: Advanced Safety: A RAM truck is a safe truck. They’re constructed with dynamic crumple zones, a comprehensive airbag system, and side-impact door beams. Plus, RAM offers a plethora of available driver assist technologies. Diesel Options: RAM offers a wide range of diesel engines to suit different preferences. Two popular options are the EcoDiesel V6 and the 6.7-liter Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6. Comfy Interiors: RAM takes interior … Continue reading

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2019 Ram 1500 North Edition Dominates Winter in Salem, OR

The 2019 Ram 1500 North Edition brings capability that will impress adventurous drivers. The automaker has incorporated features that inspire confidence behind the wheel, even when roads turn slick. “The Ram 1500 North is more than a great-looking pickup, it offers cold-weather content for truck owners who require a no-compromise 4×4 as part of their daily regimen,” said Reid Bigland, head of Ram. Standard amenities, like an electric-locking rear axle and engine block heater, are ideal for winter travels. The Ram 1500 North Edition boasts a one-inch factory lift and severe-rated on/off-road tires for even more peace of mind when navigating messy routes. Remote Start adds a touch of convenience … Continue reading

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2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn Earns Truck of the Year Title

The first annual Southwest Lifestyle Media Drive consisted of 18 journalists who evaluated trucks in areas that include safety, comfort, and performance. In the end, the 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn reigned supreme and earned the title Southwest Lifestyle Truck of the Year. Ram 1500 Updates The Ram 1500 features an eTorque system that maximizes performance and improves fuel economy compared to conventional powertrains. The V6 engine comes standard with eTorque technology, while the V8 engine offers this available system as an add-on. Thanks to its redesign, the 2019 Ram 1500 sheds 225 pounds compared to the previous model. The new generation includes a standard 12-inch touch-screen display. “The Ram 1500 … Continue reading

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Dodge Durango and Charger are Named Best Family Cars

  For those shopping around for the best family cars around, check out the Dodge Durango and Charger. These two vehicles were redesigned to fit up to three car seats in one row, which makes them well-suited for transporting young children. In fact, both vehicles were listed in a special report by U.S. News and World Report. The 2018 Durango has seating for up to seven people, smartphone connectivity, and tons of space for families. The Charger — typically known as a sports car — can also fit three car seats, thanks to more extensive LATCH seating. Now these two models have special anchors designed to secure modern car seats. … Continue reading

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Drive Your New Car to These Beautiful Destinations In Oregon

So you have your new Dodge vehicle, but where do you go with it? These destinations in Oregon are scenic and beautiful, so start planning your weekend trip soon. Little Crater Lake Crater Lake and its smaller sibling, Little Crater Lake, are both world-famous for their depth and their crystal-blue waters. Though Little Crater Lake is 45 feet deep, visitors can easily see the bottom due to the water’s clarity. Toketee Falls Check out this 113-foot waterfall, right where the Umpqua River and Clearwater River meet. Most of Oregon’s countless waterfalls can’t compare to the sheer height of Toketee Falls. Steens Mountain Wilderness Immerse yourself in nature, as far away from … Continue reading

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New 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Following the success of the Dodge Demon, the brand recently announced the 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. The Redeye is a supercharged, performance-oriented model. The new model can do zero to 60 in just 3.4 seconds, with a quarter-mile time of 10.8 seconds. In other words, the Redeye is one fast car. While the Redeye doesn’t quite have the Demon’s whopping 840 horsepower, it still generates an impressive 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque thanks to a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI high-output V8. According to The News Wheel, the tuned performance model has a sculpted twin-snorkel hood to complement the powerful new engine under the hood, adding aesthetic appeal while … Continue reading

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2019 Ram 1500 Classic Brings Current Styling to New Generation

Big changes are coming to the iconic Ram 1500 light-duty pickup truck. The total redesign of this pickup for the 2019 model year is something that a lot of people in the automotive world are looking forward to. It’s getting a new aggressive design and a frame made of 98 percent high-strength steel. Still, big change doesn’t always feel easy to swallow, so Ram has a plan that will make the transition easier for those who are still all-in on the current Ram 1500 design. In addition to the new 2019 Ram 1500 trucks, Ram will release the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic, a model that is based on the current … Continue reading

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Ram Mid-Size Truck to Arrive by 2022

Ram’s current lineup only includes the Ram 1500, a full-size pickup truck, but that may change in the next few years. With truck sales on the rise and Ford is introducing a competitor for the Chevy Colorado, Ram will soon assert its domination in the mid-size truck market. In June, Ram announced that it will bring its own mid-size pickup to the market by 2022, but it kept quiet on details surrounding the new truck. Auto journalists and truck enthusiasts have speculated that Ram may bring back the Dakota, the brand’s long-running mid-size truck that ended production in 2011. Jalopnik contributor David Tracy confirmed that the new mid-size truck will … Continue reading

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