Tuesday, November 26, 2013

2014 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel Gets Incredible Gas Mileage

The 2014 Ram 1500 pickup is not your typical diesel.  This powerful yet efficient truck has the Eco Diesel engine that gets 28-mpg-plus highway gas mileage.
Getting close to an EPA-rated 20 mpg combined for a light-duty truck is considered pretty good.  That is whyat is so impressive about this truck’s fuel economy.

 It is also much quieter than that of yesteryear.  Gone is the engine noise of your typical diesel.  It has huge torque reserves yet a lighter front end.  This makes the truck smooth while also being quiet and nimble.
The Eco Diesel is the key.  It has 420 pound-feet of torque, and with an eight speed automatic transmission, it gives you 9200 pounds of towing capacity.  

The Eco Diesel proved its worth in three days of hard testing, where its average fuel economy was more than double that of some of the other competitors.  The engines robust 420 lb-ft of torque proved well towing a trailer and hauling a payload without incident. This trucks abundant midrange torque made for relaxed high-speed cruising loaded and unloaded, and highway-speed passing was confident and done with ease.

With this edition of the Ram 1500 you get luxury and performance.  That’s a combination that is hard to beat.  Come test drive yours today at Monroeville Dodge at 3633 William Penn Highway in Monroeville, PA or give us a call at 412-856-1700 today!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Dodge Scat Packages and Mopar Team Up To Impress at SEMA

SEMA stands for Specialty Equipment Market Association.  It is a show that is held every year in Las Vegas.  Dodge revealed its’ Scat Package Stage Kits at the show this year.  These kits enhance the performance of the Charger and Challenger that have the 5.7 liter V8 and the Dart with the turbocharged 2.4 liter inline four cylinder engine.  They use Mopar performance parts to increase engine output.

Stage one comes with a cold air intake and cat black exhaust.  Stage two is a high performance camshaft.  Stage three is ported polished cylinder heads and performance headers.  These are all focused on increasing the power ratings and each stage comes with a unique engine management calibration to optimize the output.

The Dart upgrade is a little different.  They focus on engine, transmission, chassis and brake upgrades.  Stage one is cold air intake, short-throw shifter and slotted rotors with performance brake pads.  Stage two is a cat back exhaust system and an engine management calibration.  Stage three adds 13 inch vented brake discs in the front with four piston calipers, suspension with adjustable springs and struts and performance front and rear antiroll bars.

The critics feel that a stage three dart is a nice round package and would be a lot of fun on an autocross course, race track or twisty back road.  

For more information on the Scat Pack upgrades, come by Monroeville Dodge 3633 William Penn Highway Monroeville, PA or give us a call at 412-856-1700 today!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Monroeville Dodge Has the New 2014 Dodge RAM

Are you in the market for a great truck that is dependable and affordable? Look no further than the new 2014 Dodge Ram.

What does it look like?

Stylish and practical are understatements when it comes to this truck. The award winning 2014 Dodge Ram is at the top of its class and comes with amazing additions. With its overall appearance and performance, this truck will not disappoint. With a stylish interior, and comfortable seating, the new 2014 Dodge Ram is continuing the legacy left by the 2013 Dodge Ram, with it’s record setting awards winning Electric motor Style’s Truck of the Yr, North American Vehicle of the Yr, and Vehicle of Texas. This truck is truly at the top of it’s class. With leather seating available and a stylish dash, this is enough to make anyone fall in love with its overall appearance.
How does it perform?

Offered in a fuel-efficient 3.6L V6 model that has 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, while achieving 17 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway, this 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 V6 model is a real choice for the everyday city driver who likes to go adventuring on the weekends. 

Another choice is the V8 automatic HEMI 8-speed with fuel-saver technology. This model is one that gets 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, while having 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft torque.  With that type of power and fuel efficiency, this truck is at the top of its class. 

So, whether you are looking for a comfortable option for driving to work, or planning on putting your truck through all kinds of difficult challenges, the versatility of the Dodge Ram will meet any need you have. 

Currently the 2014 truck of Texas, more people are jumping on board with the Dodge Ram and loving it, and why not? This is a truck that can handle any job you throw at it, while not costing you an arm and a leg with current gas prices. With so many choices for trucks in Texas, the Dodge Ram stands alone at the top. So, no matter how difficult the job, the 2014 Dodge Ram is the truck for you. 
Where to find it?

There’s no better place to see this amazing vehicle than at Monroeville Dodge.  Visit our showroom at 3633 William Penn Highway in Monroeville, Pennsylvania or give us a call at 412-856-1700 today!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

100 Years of Dodge

Next year will mark the 100 year anniversary for Dodge.  That’s right, in 1914 John and Horace Dodge built the first Dodge automobile and they knew they were onto something special.  Dodge quickly became synonymous with hard work, passion and ingenious engineering.  But just because they have been around for a century doesn’t mean it is an “old” car company.  Dodge is one of the youngest and fastest growing car companies in the country. This year alone sales are up 38% through the month of October.

To commemorate this milestone, Dodge has unveiled the first of their Special-Edition vehicles.  They are the 2014 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger.  It is quite possible they chose these two models because they hold a prominent place in the automakers past.

They will come with 20 inch polished five spoke wheels with dark contrasting Granite Crystal-colored pockets and center caps with a “100” emblem.  They will have a special High Octane Red paint which is exclusive to the special editions, but will also be available in Pitch Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Ivory, Phantom Black, and Header Orange.  The front fenders will have a badge emblazoned with “Dodge Est. 1914” and the grilles will share the same color scheme as the wheels.

The interior is more of the same.  It will be have either Molten Red pictured above or Foundry Black Nappa leather with custom cloud overprint.  Leather wrapped surfaces are stitched together with brass colored stitching.  It will also have a die-cast “Dodge Est. 1914” circular badge on the front seatbacks and the floor mats will have an embroidered anniversary Logo.  These vehicles will also come with customized owners’ kits including a commemorative book chronicling 100 years of Dodge History.

For more information on these cars and to find out the secret to the longevity of Dodge, come by Monroeville Dodge at 3633 William Penn Highway in Monroeville, PA or give us a call at 412-856-1700 today!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

You Stay Classy Dodge Durango

One look at the new Dodge commercials starring Will Ferrell’s character Ron Burgundy and you won’t know what to do first, drive a new Durango or go see Anchorman 2.  Since the new Anchorman movie isn’t out until December however, that makes the choice a little easier.
So far Dodge has unveiled nine of the over 70 videos they shot with the help from the crew at Funny or Die.  Will Ferrell began the shoot with 30 scripts, but after many hours of adlibbing and two days of shooting the end result was around 70 different videos.
The new 2014 Dodge Durango is all-new with a completely redesigned sleek and sporty exterior.   The standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 packs an impressive 290-horsepower and provides an amazing drive experience.  It’s turning everyone’s heads and now is the perfect time to see what everyone is raving about.

Test drive the new Durango today at Monroeville Dodge located at 3633 William Penn Highway in Monroeville, Pennsylvania or give us a call at 412-856-1700 today!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Muscle Car is Alive and Well

The SEMA Show is in full swing in Las Vegas this week and the Chrysler group is set to revive a couple of favorites from the muscle car’s heyday.

A range of Dodge cars and trucks will feature Scat Pack performance upgrades or Shaker hoods.  The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association show features hundreds of tuners who customize vehicles’ looks and performance and is the biggest event of the year for Chrysler’s Mopar parts division.
Mopar chief Pietro Gorlier stated that they’re putting more emphasis on customization.  That emphasis includes three different “Scat Pack” performance packages for the Dodge Charger sport sedan, Challenger coupe and Dart compact sedan.  Dodge last sold Scat Package performance kits for its cars from 1968-1971.

The three new kits offer specially programmed engine control units, new air intake and exhaust, even performance camshafts and cylinder heads.  Scat Pack performance kits go on sale in spring 2014 and each of the three packages will have its own badge.

Dodge will also be building 2,000 Challengers with Shaker hoods that allow the top of the engine to stick up out of the hood, so the engine can be seen shaking as it revs its Hemi awesomeness.  The Hemi Shaker package will include performance tires, modified stability control, upgrades to steering, brakes and suspension and can be combined with any of the Scat Packs.

Yes the Muscle Car is alive and well at Monroeville Dodge.  Visit us today at 3633 William Penn Highway in Monroeville, Pennsylvania or give us a call at 412-856-1700 today!