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SXT Blacktop Edition Efficient and Fun
Although the Dodge Charger SXT Blacktop engine doesn’t offer enormous horsepower, the four-door sedan with the muscle car heritage still provides a sexy option for people who need a family car but aren’t quite ready for the minivan route. Car and Driver magazine says the SXT Blacktop has “top-notch” handling “with excellent grip in sharp, quick corners and stiff steering.” Sounds like the perfect car for the weekday commute with a few wild weekends thrown in. Powered by the workhorse Pentastar V6 engine that is widely used across the Chrysler product line, the SXT Blacktop delivers 300 horses. It takes just 6.4 seconds to make the run from 0 to 60 mph and whizzes through the quarter-mile in 14.8 seconds. While those aren’t numbers to make its Hellcat brother recoil in fear, they’re certainly respectable for a family sedan. Drive the SXT Blacktop edition today at your Scottsdale Dodge dealer, Chapman Dodge.
Interior Design has Comfort in Mind
With thick, comfortable seats that have bolster to hold you in place, the Dodge Charger SXT Blacktop edition is designed both for long trips and keeping everyone secure as you race around corners. Plenty of sound insulation keeps the road noise on the outside so you can have a conversation or use the powerful stereo system to listen to your tunes. Steering wheel controls let you change channels or use the hands-free communication system for text messaging and phone calls so you can keep your eyes on the road. The SXT Blacktop edition comes in a variety of colors such as the stunning Blue Pearl or Red Tor. Large 20-inch black rims, a satin black spoiler and interior accents set this Charger apart from other models.
Bad Muscle Car Set Tone for Style
With its crisply chiseled body sculpture, aggressive hood scoop and overall nasty-looking disposition, the new Charger hearkens back to the original muscle car days of the late 1960s. As one of the most popular collector cars, the early Charger was a bad machine noted for trouncing opponents both on the street and track. There have been some modifications, of course, including the LED racetrack tail lamp that waves goodbye to all those you vanquish.
Wide Charger Lineup Gives You Plenty of Choice
Whether you just want the look of the Charger without all the power, or feel you need to tame the 707-horsepower Hellcat, the Dodge Charger has plenty of options and price points. The base SE starts at just $27,995. You start to move up the power ladder with the 370 horsepower R/T and then continue climbing with the R/T Scat Pack, which produces 485 horses. Only the supercharged Hellcat offers more power. View the entire Charger lineup today by taking a trip to Chapman Dodge.

2018 Wrangler Pickup Spied on Open Road

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Popularity of Iconic Jeep Spurs Brand Extension

Although Jeep pickup trucks have come and gone, the 2018 Wrangler pickup appears to be a real thing, thanks to spies for “Car and Driver” magazine. The heavily camouflaged four-door pickup has been spotted out on the open road. Based on the four-door Wrangler Unlimited, the new pickup will be on a new steel and aluminum frame that will also support the Jeep Wrangler for the 2018 model year. Expect the 3.6L Pentastar V-6, the standard engine in the Wrangler today to power the pickup as well, but there is talk of a 2.0L turbocharged four-banger as an option for both the pickup and the Wrangler. Expect the new Jeep pickup to start rolling onto the lot at Chapman Jeep in the fall of 2017.

Jeep Pickups Date Back to 1947

Just as the vehicle that became the Wrangler made its debut in World War II, the Jeep pickup was not far behind. Jeep offered a pickup of some version from 1947 all the way up to 1992. Some theorize that Chrysler, after taking control of the Jeep brand, didn’t want a small pickup competing with the Dakota, while others blamed a lack of sales. For whatever reason they disappeared, the strong mid-size truck market and the clamor of Jeep aficionados is bringing the pickup back. It will enter a field already full of competition with the Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, Chevy/GMC Colorado/Canyon and the new Honda Ridgeline. There are also strong rumors about Ford bringing back a new version of the Ranger.

Cool FC Truck Perfect for Farming

After WWII, the vehicle that preceded the Jeep Wrangler first became popular with farmers for its utilitarian design and ability to go where others dare not tread. When Jeep introduced the snub-nose FC truck in 1957, it combined all that ability with a look that remains a popular collector’s item. The FC also had numerous power takeoff ports where farmers could attach mowers, balers and other farm equipment. Jeep recently created an FC concept vehicle, which had those anticipating a return of the pickup in a state of frenzy. Sadly for them, the FC was just a one-off nostalgic remembrance of days gone by.

J-Series Still on Road Today

The longest running Jeep pickup was the J-series, which had the front end of an old Wagoneer or Cherokee attached to the bed of a pickup. It was launched in 1963 and continued production through 1987. Originally called the Gladiator, the company renamed it with their alphabet philosophy in the 1970s. Expect supplies of the new Jeep pickup to be limited, so stay in touch with Chapman Jeep to see how you can be one of the first to drive one home.

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Sturdy Four-Wheeler Package Named After Iconic Path

Four-wheel enthusiasts have either already tackled the Rubicon Trail or have it on their bucket list of things to accomplish. Although the trail is only 22 miles long, it includes some of the toughest terrain in the country. What started as a trade route to deal with Native Americans has evolved from a stagecoach trail into one of the most cherished off-road journeys in the United States. Ever since the first vehicle attempted to navigate the trail in 1908, it has been a magnet for off-road cars and drivers to test the latest technology and their own intestinal fortitude. The Rubicon edition of the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited is set up with special equipment to help make crossing the Rubicon more than just a fool’s journey. See the special Rubicon package for yourself at Chapman Jeep.

Rubicon Built for Any Trail

You don’t need to drive up to Lake Tahoe and jump on the Rubicon Trail to enjoy the off-road features of the Wrangler Rubicon. Just head out to the desert and explore to take advantage of the electronic sway bar disconnect, Rock-Trac 4×4 system and Tru-Lok locking differentials. The difference between a stock four-wheel drive system and a properly-equipped Rubicon model is as startling as coming over a rise to see a spectacular canyon. The ability of the Rubicon Wrangler to articulate, send traction to the proper wheel and crawl up or down some of nature’s nastiest paths is what sets it apart from other four-wheel wannabes.

No One Said You Had to Be Uncomfortable

While some rock crawlers you see out in the wild look like something from a “Mad Max” movie, the new Rubicon Wrangler offers enough creature comforts to make your day trip as smooth as it is exciting. The Jeep Wrangler interior is laid out to earn the honor of being the most comfortable interior in its class. There’s plenty of sound proofing and padding to keep the harsh outback noises, dust and vibration out of the cabin. Add the heated, leather trimmed front seats, lighted cup holders, LED map lights and a killer sound system and you can enjoy your excursion while still sitting in the lap of luxury.

Summer is the Time to Take on Rubicon

Now is the best time of the year to take on the Rubicon trail. If you’ve never been before, your best bet is to go with either an experienced friend or join a four-wheel club that’s planning a trip. Jeepers Jamboree is a group that plans two outings a year. One is coming up the end of July, while the actual Jeep Jamboree is scheduled for early August. Both are family fun events that offer plenty of support for new drivers. The first step is getting your hands on a new Rubicon Wrangler, which you can do today with a trip to Chapman Jeep.

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Revolutionary Sports Car Going Out With a Bang

Lee Iacocca was still the chairman of Chrysler when the company started design of the innovative Dodge Viper in 1990. After the first car was sold in 1992 the sportster built up a loyal, if not large following. It has averaged 1,167 sales a year since then and will see its final year in 2017, releasing five limited-edition trim packages. “It’s a very low-volume, hand-built vehicle, very expensive to build,” Chrysler passenger car boss Tim Kuniskis told the website “MLive.” “But it’s been great for the brand and we decided that we’re going to go out with the 25th anniversary on a very high note.” Talk to the team at Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to see when the new models will be arriving on the showroom floor. Your Dodge in Scottsdale dealer has one of the most extensive selection of vehicles in the Valley.

Get Your Order in Now for Special Edition

Fiat-Chrysler America (FCA), parent company of Dodge, opened the order taking process late last month, so if you want to get your hands on one of these models that is sure to be a collector’s item, now’s the time to speak. The special editions include a 1:28 Edition America Club Racer (ACR), Snakeskin, Dodge Dealer, GTS-R Commemorative ACR and a VooDoo II ACR. Production runs will be extremely limited, with only 25 Snakeskin units, 28 for the 1:28 and 31 for the VooDoo model. The GTS-R will have a production run of 100 vehicles.

Viper Delivers Four Wheels of Fun

With a handcrafted V10 engine that measures 8.4 liters in displacement, the Dodge Viper has the horses to make any trip memorable. Hang on to your hat when you hit the gas because this beauty has a spine-crushing 600 pound feet of torque while generating 645 horsepower. With a stunning design that is engineered to deliver phenomenal aerodynamic efficiency, the Viper delivers supreme handling and a look that turns heads.

Interior Adds Touch of Sophistication

With a handcrafted leather interior that covers the seats, dash and key trim areas, the Dodge Viper provides an air of sophistication that’s perfect for a night on the town or a day at the track. The Dodge UConnect 8.4-inch touchscreen is the home of all the fun stuff, including navigation, HD radio and voice-command communications. It also serves as a Wi-Fi hotspot, so the driver and passenger stay in touch with the world while out on their journey of discovery. If you want one of the special edition packages, it’s best you don’t wait. Contact Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram today for more information on how to place an order.

Ram Keeps Commercial Cost of Ownership Low

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Diesel and Fuel-saver V8 Tops in Efficiency

When looking for a new truck or van for your business fleet, head over to Chapman Dodge and take a look at the commercial Ram inventory. Ram trucks and vans are built tough to handle the hardest jobs. The availability of diesel and gas-saver V8 engines help increase your bottom line with fuel savings. The Dodge 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine has earned an EPA estimate of 29 mpg on the highway when paired with the Torqueflite 8-speed automatic transmission. That’s the best fuel economy of any full-size pickup truck on the market. Ram Heavy Duty trucks have a 6.4L HEMI V8 engine available that has a fuel saving technology which shuts down cylinders when going down long hills or cruising across long flat stretches. A 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine is also available, offering plenty of torque to go along with fuel efficiency.

Promaster City Van Combines Power and Mileage

The Ram Promaster City van is the perfect option for business that offer services or haul small cargo around the city. With a 2.4L Tigershark Multiair engine, the Promaster City van gets 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. With high vertical walls and a flat floor, it’s easy to build out the interior of the van to suit your business needs. Tradesman models have a best-in-class cargo capacity of 131.7 cubic feet, including a width of 48.4 inches between wheel wells. That means you can carry full sheets of plywood or drywall easily on the floor. The driving area is intelligently designed with a large windshield, tilt steering wheel and controls all ergonomically placed within the driver’s reach.

Ram Chassis Cab Offers Dual Fuel Tanks

Choose the Ram Chassis Cab and you can have the back end built for cargo or flatbed hauling. The dual gas tanks hold 74 gallons of gas, meaning your drivers will spend more time on the road and less time at the truck stop. A crew cab configuration is available, allowing you to haul up to six adults comfortably to a job site without having to involve an extra vehicle. Outfit the Ram 4500 or 5500 Chassis Cab with the 6.7L Diesel and you have best-in-class payload and towing capability. Dual alternators provide 440 amps of power for any upfitting or accessories you may add to your truck. Go over to Chapman Dodge, inspect the commercial Ram inventory, and talk to the fleet department to ensure you get the right truck for your business needs.