Ram 1500 Truck Named Back-to-Back Truck of the Year

Motor Trend magazine is a highly reliable source to find great information on vehicles you are interested in, and advice on which vehicles they like the best. Each year they hold the “of the Year” event that names a vehicle in each segment as the vehicle of the year. This time, there was a first for Motor Trend. They named the Ram 1500 truck as the Truck of the Year for a second year in a row, which is a first for any truck.

A lot of factors go in to considering what vehicle will be placed in the number one spot of the year. First of all a vehicle must be new or significantly changed since the previous model, and it has to rank well in all categories of a truck.

The Ram 1500 added a new EcoDiesel engine to it that provides more energy and more power. This V6 engine provided lots of torque while still keeping great fuel economy. “Not only did [the Ram 1500] withstand our rigorous testing, it thoroughly impressed our judges with its vast array of standard and optional equipment, and most notable, its fuel-efficient, segment-exclusive EcoDiesel V-6. With 420 pound-feet of torque and up to 28 ‘Real MPG’ highway, the EcoDiesel is a true game-changer,” said Motor Trend’s Editor-In-Chief.

Engine features aren’t the only great aspects of the Ram 1500 truck though. Motor Trend also enjoyed its style and towing capability, giving top remarks for these categories.

Getting this ground-breaking truck will really make you appreciate its top-notch EcoDiesel engine and beautiful look. Come see the Ram 1500 trucks on our lot to go for a test drive and see exactly what reviewers are ranting and raving about.

2014 Dodge Dart and Avenger Earn Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safe (IIHS) runs a series of tests on vehicles across the market in order to determine how safe they are. This year the 2014 Dodge Dart and Avenger have earned a Top Safety Pick thanks to their advanced safety technology and build.

Top Safety Pick Plus ratings are not easy to receive. Each vehicle must earn a rating of “good” in four different areas: moderate-overlap frontal crash, side impact, roof strength, and whiplash. “In addition, a 2014 Top Safety Pick must rate ‘acceptable’ or bet in the IIHS’ new small-overlap front crashworthiness evaluation,” says Chrysler Media.

Dodge has been making safe vehicles for a long time, and it shows with its reputation. This marks the sixth time that the Dodge Avenger has been awarded the Top Safety Pick in the mid-size sedan category, and the Dodge Dart has been on the list for compact sedans since it came out in 2012.

Available in the Dodge Dart for safety is a lot of helpful assets including: advanced-airbag technology, ParkView back-up camera, Rear Cross Path detection, and Blind-Spot Monitoring.

2014 Dodge Dart and Avenger vehicles help to provide the kind of safety you are looking for in your next sedan. So, don’t miss out on getting an award-winning car and stop by Corwin Dodge today to go for a test drive. Let us know what you think of them in our comments box!

Dodge Durango and Ron Burgundy Team Up

For a little bit now, the Dodge Durango and Ron Burgundy have teamed up to help promote the newest model year, and it is proving to be very successful. Using witty comments and comparisons, Ron Burgundy is able to advertise the “best” features that the Durango offers, like its glove box.

In all seriousness, using Ron Burgundy as an advertising campaign’s spokesperson has increased Dodge Durango sales by just under 60% (59% to be exact). These commercials have also received more viral attention than most other car markets. On YouTube, the Dodge Durango and Ron Burgundy ads have reached up to seven million views.

Will Ferrell showed up in character as Ron Burgundy for a show on Conan O’Brien where he actually called the Dodge Durango a terrible car (joking of course) and went on to say how it only lasted four feet. He is definitely taking his role to the max, and not sure about you, but we can’t get enough.

Come on in to Corwin Dodge in Springfield, MO and check out the 2014 Dodge Durango to see what you are missing out on and then tell us your favorite feature!

Dodge and Ram Service in Springfield, Missouri

Are you in need of an oil change? Maybe your engine is sounding funny? Well, good news has arrived. Corwin Dodge Ram of Springfield, Missouri offers tremendous Dodge and Ram service. With an educated and experienced staff, you can guarantee your vehicle will get the best service possible.

When you bring your vehicle in for service, you are making sure that it is going to provide maximum performance for a long time. Getting a tune-up, oil change, alignment, brake replacement, and etc. can all help with this overall goal, and at Corwin Dodge Ram, that is what the service department aims for.

So what kind of services do we offer you may ask? Well, there are lots. Just check out what we offer:

Dodge and Ram Service

  • Oil Changes
  • State Inspections
  • Alignments
  • Major Repairs
  • Battery Replacements
  • Brake Replacements
  • Mufflers
  • Windshield Wipers

At the dealership you will also find a parts department that can help with ordering whatever parts you may need.

As it is easy to see, there is a multitude of different ways we can help you, and we want to! Just visit our dealership, contact us, or visit our website to find a time that you can make it in to have your Dodge and Ram service needs taken care of.