Chrysler Reveals Mopar-Modified 2013 SEMA Vehicles

Chrysler Reveals Mopar-Modified 2013 SEMA Vehicles
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Chrysler has revealed four Mopar-modified vehicles that will be heading to this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Continue Reading...

Chrysler Recalls 142,800 Pickups, SUVs for Software Defect

Chrysler Recalls 142,800 Pickups, SUVs for Software Defect
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The Chrysler Group is recalling the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and various Ram light- and heavy-duty pickups to repair the software controlling instrument cluster illumination. Continue Reading...

Rumble Bee Tours Dealer Shows for Feedback

Rumble Bee Tours Dealer Shows for Feedback
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The Ram 1500 Rumble Bee concept is heading to dealer shows where Chrysler will gather feedback that will play a heavy hand in deciding whether or not it will be mass-produced.  Continue Reading...

How the Ram 1500’s Diesel Almost Wound Up in the Cadillac CTS

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How the Ram 1500’s Diesel Almost Wound Up in the Cadillac CTS
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Ram recently announced its new 1500 diesel model, powered by a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6; but the story behind that engine’s development actually involves one of the American automaker’s major competitors. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Trucks for the Working Man (or Woman)

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Top 10 Trucks for the Working Man (or Woman)
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Several months back we posted an epic Top 10 list highlighting some of the priciest, most opulent and downright ludicrous pickups available on the market. Vehicles like the Cadillac Escalade EXT and Harley-Davidson F-150 are but a couple of the high-brow haulers we featured. Those vehicles – and we hesitate to call them trucks –… Continue Reading...

Why Your Pickup Truck’s Tow Rating is BS

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Why Your Pickup Truck’s Tow Rating is BS
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Trucks are big profit generators for automakers. The half-ton and heavy-duty pickup segments are probably the most fiercely competitive categories in the industry. Brands fight tooth and nail for every sale they can make. To move the metal they’re willing to leverage any and every competitive advantage no matter how small. Not surprisingly this winner-take-all… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Trucks for Urban Cowboys

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Top 10 Trucks for Urban Cowboys
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Once upon a time trucks were built for work. They had manual door locks, crank windows and AM radios, if they had any sound system at all. Leather seats, air conditioning and voice-activated distractions were out of the question. Like a framing hammer, pickups were simple and effective. For decades they were purpose-made for hard-working… Continue Reading...

2013 Nissan Frontier Gets Lower Price, Higher MPG

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2013 Nissan Frontier Gets Lower Price, Higher MPG
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Along with V8 engines and the manual transmission, compact pickups are on the endangered automotive species list. To fend-off extinction, Nissan has made a few important changes to the 2013 Frontier to lift its sales. Continue Reading...

2013 Ram 1500 Wins North American Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year

2013 Ram 1500 Wins North American Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year
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With nary another a truck in sight, the 2013 Ram 1500 has won the North American Truck/Utility vehicle of the year award. The RAM beats out the Mazda CX-5 and Ford C-Max for the honor – as though there was any doubt. Continue Reading...

Urban RAM Concept Gets 6.4L HEMI Power

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Urban RAM Concept Gets 6.4L HEMI Power
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The existing 5.7-liter HEMI in the RAM 1500 puts out 395 hp and 407 lb-ft of torque, but Mopar has decided to kick it up with the Urban RAM concept that will debut at the 2012 SEMA show, sporting a 6.4-liter HEMI sourced from the Challenger SRT8 that makes 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Continue Reading...

RAM 1500 Tradesman Heavy Duty Discontinued

RAM 1500 Tradesman Heavy Duty Discontinued
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Noticeably missing from the 2013 RAM 1500 lineup is the Tradesman HD model, and chances are it won’t be returning anytime soon, if ever.  Continue Reading...