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Big Savings on Big Horn

Swing by Chapman Ram in Scottsdale before May 2 to get up to $6500 off the 2016 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab. That’s in addition to 0 percent financing for qualified buyers, and includes $2,000 Truck Month bonus cash, a $3,000 Ram Big Horn package discount, $1,000 V6 engine cash and $500 Chrysler Capital bonus cash. The Big Horn truck is king of the road with standard features like a leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, UConnect 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen, Class IV receiver hitch and smooth-shifting 8-speed transmission. With maximum towing capacity of 10,650 pounds and a payload of almost a ton, the Big Horn is more than capable of handling any job you can throw at it.

Ram Trucks Come in Eight Different Packages

One of the great things about Ram Trucks is the wide variety of trim levels to choose from, depending on your needs and budget. From the standard Tradesman work truck which is great for basic needs, the packages offer more features as the price goes up. The Express adds a 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which bumps up to an 8.4-inch screen with the Big Horn. The Ram Big Horn also adds a chrome grille, chrome bumpers and 20-inch chrome clad aluminum wheels. The Ram 1500 Rebel is the first trim package to include the standard 395-horsepower 5.7L HEMI V8 engine, creating a rocket on the highway and a beast when you go off road. Other standard features include embossed seating, halogen headlamps, and aggressive tire and wheel packages that show this Ram is a serious off-road contender.

The Ram Sport also comes with the HEMI, along with standard 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, bifunctional projector headlamps, and the 8.4-inch UConnect infotainment touch screen. Standard dual exhaust delivers the rumble expected with a vehicle named Sport, while available active-level four corner suspension lets you control handling with the touch of a button. Luxury really comes to the forefront when you move up to the Laramie package, which includes heated leather trimmed seats and a nine-speaker audio system with a powerful subwoofer. The beautiful chrome grille is offset by body color bumpers and halogen headlamps. Add a sunroof to really take the luxury factor off the charts.

The Laramie Longhorn package tells everyone that you are a person of means who likes a taste of sophistication in a pickup. Premium leather seating, concert quality sound and real wood accents deliver a taste of luxury not usually found in a truck. For the top of the line package, consider the Dodge Ram Limited, the truck for people with discerning tastes. A premium all-black interior is loaded with creature comforts, including soft, luxurious leather held together with contrasting stitching. See the entire lineup of Ram Trucks and save some money by heading over to Chapman Ram before May 2.

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Wrangler Just Keeps Soldiering On

As American as apple pie, double cheeseburgers and fireworks on the Fourth of July, the Jeep Wrangler is an off-road vehicle that never disappoints. It’s been through a lot of iterations since debuting in World War II, but it always seems to be the vehicle of choice for serious off-roaders. The editors at “Motor Trend” magazine found nothing not to like about the latest special edition of the Wrangler, the Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock. Features like a steel front bumper, power dome hood and sill-mounted rock rails all combine to create a beastly-looking extremely reliable rock crawler for people who like to push the limits of good sense. The new Hard Rock Rubicon will be appearing soon at your Scottsdale Jeep dealer, Chapman Jeep.

Tested on the Red Rocks of Moab

“Motor Trend” took the new Hard Rock Rubicon to Moab, Utah, home of the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari and the appropriately named “Poison Spider Trail.” The Hard Rock Rubicon had no problems on this moderately difficult trail, slipping the Rock-Trac four-wheel drive system into crawl mode and utilizing the Dana 44 front and rear axles with electronic lockers for maximum traction. Editors found themselves so confident with the Jeep’s ability to crawl through the trail with little attention that they focused on the glorious scenery. For the confidence to take your mind off the trail and let the vehicle do the work, there are no better options than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hard Rock Rubicon.

Sophisticated Interior Lets You Laugh at Elements

One important part of successful rock crawling is to keep the gnarly elements of the trail on the outside. Nothing says you can’t be comfortable while driving some of nature’s nastiest trails, and the leather interior, nine-speaker audio system and quicksilver accents may have you asking for the Grey Poupon while traversing a steep crevice. A leather wrapped steering wheel gives you something comfortable to hang onto, while the Uconnect Voice Command system lets you make hands free changes to the music or a quick call for a spot if need be.

Steel Front Bumper Loaded for Bear

The steel front bumper on the new Hard Rock Rubicon is completely functional as it houses an optional winch and fog lights for when the going gets really tough. Removable end caps give a little more clearance for those tight spots, with red tow hooks for getting yourself, or others, out of trouble. Swing by Chapman Jeep, your Scottsdale Jeep dealer, to see when the new Hard Rock Rubicon is ready for your test drive.


Pick Design That Best Fits Your Needs

The new Ram Promaster Van is built with the commercial customer in mind. With 14 different configurations to fit the specific needs of your business, the Promaster features the largest cargo openings in its class, making it a snap to load and unload large crates of material. Standard size pallets fit easily through the side or rear doors. You can choose between exterior vehicle heights up to 99.4 inches and wheelbases up to 159 inches with a variety of configurations in between. The rear doors swing open 260 degrees and hug the sides, enabling you the maximum access while still being able to park in tight places. Head to Chapman Dodge Scottsdale and talk about all the ways a Promaster Van can help your business transportation needs.

Transverse Engine Mounting Frees Leg Room

By mounting the engine sideways under the hood, Dodge has freed up tons of leg room in the new Ram Promaster Van. With no engine cover to heat up the interior, you can enjoy miles of travel without ever feeling cramped or suffering from the “leg burn” of van drivers from the past. The interior is functional and attractive, with easy-to-clean hard plastic on the dash and floor. Chrysler’s 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system provides the hands-free functionality for communication and audio streaming that makes for a safe and enjoyable drive. Navigation is also available.

Choose Between Diesel or Gasoline

Chrysler’s standard 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar gasoline engine is the go-to power plant for all the Ram vans, but you do have the option to upgrade to a 3.0-liter turbo diesel. Along with better gas mileage, the diesel engine stretches out the fluid changes to 18,000 miles and provides better low-end torque for pulling trailers. The V6 provides snappy response, propelling the large van to 60 mph in a little more than 9 seconds. A well-tuned suspension and small turning ratio provide easy maneuverability and comfy ride.

Promaster Delivers Higher Payloads

The new Ram Promaster Van delivers higher payload capacity, more maneuverability and better fuel economy than competitor vans. Low load floors mean easier loading and unloading of cargo, while the large number of configurations ensures there is a van to suit your needs. Check the Promaster out by talking with the pros at Chapman Dodge Scottsdale.


New Chrysler Leaves Minivan Segment Alive and Well

“Motor Trend” magazine has long been one of the most popular automotive consumer publications in existence, so when their editors speak, people listen. After an initial review, the editors claim the Chrysler Pacifica as the new leader in the minivan segment. Rumors of the demise of the minivan have been greatly exaggerated. Although they are not as popular as SUVs, sales of Dodge and Chrysler minivans have been steady, topping the 500,000 unit mark for 2015. With the new Pacifica replacing the Town and Country this spring at dealers like Chapman Dodge Scottsdale, the future for the segment is bright indeed.

Pacifica Offers More Features at Intro Price

Most minivans start at about $30,000 for base units and go well north of $40K from there, depending on options. The new Pacifica has a suggested retail price starting at $29,950, but for that you get noise cancellation, a six-speaker sound system, 17-inch wheels, backup camera, power driver’s seat and Chrysler’s awesome Stow ‘n Go seating system. The base Pacifica is powered by a peppy 287-horsepower six-cylinder engine, which when paired with a nine-speed automatic (also standard), delivers a class-leading 28 miles per gallon on the highway.

Motor Trend Likes Performance, Ride and Functionality

The Motor Trend editors took the new Pacifica for a two-day jaunt up and down the Pacific Coast Highway and came away thoroughly impressed with the vehicle’s performance, quiet ride and functionality. By utilizing more high-strength steel than ever before in conjunction with structural adhesives, the Pacific performed solidly with a 68 percent increase in stiffness over the Town and Country. There were no annoying rattles and limited wind noise. The engine moved the Pacifica along easily with traffic, providing plenty of torque when needing to make a quick move around a slow truck.

Pacifica Interior Largest in Class

With 197.3 cubic feet of interior room, the Chrysler Pacifica has the largest interior of any minivan. Fold the second and third row seats into the floor and you can move furniture, plywood or large circus animals without worrying about space. Stow ‘n Go is now accompanied by Stow ‘n Vac, a central vacuum system that makes cleaning up after those animals a breeze. An elegant interior with available leather seats, contrasting piping and loads of modern features brings the new Pacifica to the head of the class. Stay in touch with Chapman Dodge Scottsdale for an arrival date this spring.