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Schedule a Service Appointment in Topeka, KS

Like all good things in life, vehicles require TLC to operate at peak efficiency and avoid breakdowns. How long has it been since you brought your vehicle in for service? At Briggs Dodge, we are proud to service vehicles from most all makes and models! Feel free to schedule a service appointment at our Topeka, KS dealership! Continue reading below to learn about the services offered at Briggs Dodge and how to schedule a service appointment!

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What we Know About the 2022 RAM 1500

RAM is known for having some of the most high quality and reliable trucks in the market, and this looks to continue into 2022 with the new Ram 1500. This updated Ram will be available in Regular, Extended, and Crew Cab models. Let’s look at what we know so far regarding this new RAM 1500.

The Regular Cab version of the 1500 will now be called the Ram 1500 Classic, and it is going to be based on an older body style, hence the “Classic” monniker. There’s going to be a wide range of powertrain options to pick when it comes to the 1500. The base engine is a 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Next up is a 5.7-liter V8 engine with 395 horsepower and 411 lb-ft of torque. Exclusive to the TRX is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine with a monstrous 720 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. A diesel engine is also available, which will be a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 that produces 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. All of these engines will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2022 Ram 1500 will be able to tow up to 12,750 pounds and has a max payload of up to 2,320 pounds.

RAM is well known for the luxuriousness of their interiors, mixing creature comforts with a rugged exterior. Throughout the cabin you’ll find high quality leather and soft-touch materials that give the 2022 RAM a sense of class and sophistication. Some great technological features are present as well, such as a 12-inch horizontal infotainment system that has a perfect balance of touch controls and physical buttons and knobs. Some great safety features are present as well, like automatic braking, blind-spot monitors, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, and a rearview camera mirror.

Simply put, the 2022 RAM 1500 promises to be the best pickup truck in its class, dominating the market in everything it has set out to achieve. If you want a pickup that has better technology, better ride quality, and more capabilities, look no further. RAM has yet to announce the release date for the 2022 1500, but based on previous release dates of their trucks we expect the new 1500 to come out in Fall of this year.

2021 Dodge Challenger from driver's side

What size display comes in the 2021 Challenger?

The Dodge Challenger has provided a quality sedan option for drivers for more than 50 years. Although the sedan has maintained its iconic chiseled exterior design, undeniable athleticism and reliability, it has evolved into a technology-savvy option for modern car shoppers who value safety, smartphone integration and an intuitive infotainment system. Are you wonder how big the display is in the 2021 Challenger? Continue reading below to learn from the experts at Briggs Dodge in Topeka, KS!

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2021 RAM 1500 towing boat

Does the 2021 RAM 1500 come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration?

The Ram 1500 is an incredibly capable pickup truck that provides powerful performance, an upscale interior and a long list of features and technology that add to each drive. one feature that many drivers value is smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems. Are you wondering whether the 2021 Ram 1500 comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration? Continue reading below to learn more!

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Charger News: Ghoul, Hellephant, and More!

The iconic Dodge Charger looks to maintain its iconic status with improvements for the 2022 model year. Let’s take a look at what’s new in regards to styling and features. 

The biggest new feature for the 2022 Charger was recently announced by Dodge: we’re getting a 1,000 horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Ghoul in 2022. This ridiculously high powered Charger variant will be powered by a Hellephant V8 crate engine and will reportedly make 950 lb-ft of torque alongside 1,000 horsepower. Dodge will only make 100 Ghouls, each being priced at around $200,000, so these will not be easy to get a hold of. If you’re one of the lucky 100 people to drive this beast, enjoy it.

There will be six different engine options for the 2022 Charger. The first is the standard 3.6-liter V6 that makes 292 horsepower. Next is a 5.7-liter V8 engine that will produce 370 horsepower. A 6.4-liter V8 engine that’s rated at 485 horsepower is the next available engine. Finally, two supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engines are available, with one making 717 horsepower and the other making 797 horsepower. All engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. 

Dodge has implemented some nice interior amenities for the 2022 Charger. You’ll find a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with four USB ports, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and satellite radio. The upper trim levels have an 8.4 inch touchscreen available with a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. Dodge has also added some great safety features to the new Charger, such as a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assist. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) gave the 2021 Charger a five-star safety rating, and it’s expected that the rating will be the same for 2022.

Dodge has yet to announce the release date for the 2022 Charger, though based on previous years we’re guessing it will begin going on sale later this year. Stay tuned for more information regarding the 2022 Charger, we’ll keep you updated.

2021 RAM 1500 from front

2021 RAM 1500 Performance Features & Capabilities

Here at Briggs Dodge, we love the RAM 1500. The 2021 RAM 1500 is the third installment of the puck-up trucks’ fifth generation and does not disappoint when it comes to intuitive technology, powerful performance and innovative features. Are you interested in learning about the performance features and capabilities of the 2021 RAM 1500? Continue reading below to learn about the pick-up truck from the experts at Briggs Dodge in Topeka, KS!

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New Security System for Charger & Challenger

Dodge will now offer a new layer of security to the Charger and the Challenger. This new security system will require owners to enter a four-digit code after starting the car, and if they don’t enter the code correctly the car won’t go any faster than idle speed, which is equivalent to the vehicle only using three horsepower.

“More than 150 cars are stolen every day in the United States,” Tim Kuniskis, CEO of Dodge, said in a statement. “Though statistically rare, car thieves have targeted the high-horsepower Dodge muscle cars.” It’s great that Dodge is implementing more features to keep your muscle car safe.

Any Charger or Challenger from 2015 ‘til now, with either the 6.4-liter 392 Hemi V-8 or the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8, can get this security update for free. This update won’t come out until the second quarter of next year, and will be done at Dodge dealers, so whenever this update is ready you can bring your Charger or Challenger in to Briggs Dodge Ram and we’ll take care of it for you.

Charger Adds “Gold Rush” Paint Option

Last year Dodge showed off the Gold Rush paint job for the Challenger lineup. It was initially created for the 50th anniversary Challenger special edition, but Dodge eventually decided to expand the paint option to any Challenger. Now Dodge has decided that the Charger deserved the gold paint job as well, giving buyers the option to go gold in 2021.

The decision to add Gold Rush to the Charger’s color palette was inspired by a higher demand for Gold Rush Challengers than Dodge initially expected. The paint will be available on Dodge Charger R/T, Scat Pack, Scat Pack Widebody, SRT Hellcat, and SRT Hellcat Redeye models. If you get the gold color your Charger will have a satin-black roof, black rear decklid, and black hood, which in our opinion looks great with the gold.

Gold Rush will be available for the Charger this Spring, so orders start soon. If you aren’t able to get your hands on Gold Rush for Charger or Challenger there are still many other colorways that are fantastic looking. Some of these paintjobs include Frostbite, Hellraisin, Sinamon Stick, TorRed, and F8 Green. Check out our inventory of Dodge Chargers, we have many to choose from. If you want to give the Charger or any other Dodge vehicle a test drive then come on down to Briggs Dodge Ram. We’d love to get you set up in the vehicle of your choice.

2021 Dodge Charger on track

How fast is the 2021 Dodge Charger?

Key Performance Features of the 2021 Dodge Charger

The Dodge Charger has been a member of the brand’s model lineup since it first rolled out to dealerships back in 1966 as a two-door car. After 55 years on the market, the Charger is on its seventh generation and offers the reliable, potent and thrilling performance we’ve come to expect from the sedan. Today, the 2021 Dodge Charger offers five engine options for shoppers to choose from, with each providing riveting performance, quick acceleration and plenty of ponies for the driver to enjoy. Are you wondering how fast the 2021 Dodge Charger is? Check out the key performance features of the 2021 Charger brought to you by the experts at Briggs Dodge in Topeka, KS

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IIHS Top Safety Pick: 2021 Ram 1500

The Ram 1500 once again has proved why it’s the best truck on the market, earning a “Top Safety Pick” from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This award is given to vehicles that prove that they are dedicated to reducing motor accidents and improving the safety of motor vehicle collisions. The 1500 is the first pickup to win back-to-back IIHS Top Safety Pick awards, proving that Ram has been dedicated to providing us with top quality safety.

Ram’s Brand Chief Executive Officer, Mike Koval Jr. iterated how important safety is to the brand, saying, “A Top Safety Pick for the Ram 1500 solidifies our long-standing commitment to our customers through advanced technology and engineering expertise … this validation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety builds consumer confidence in our trucks and in the Ram brand.”

The 1500 earned this award because of their sensor-fusion automatic emergency braking system. This system combines cameras with radar sensors to determine potentially hazardous frontal impacts. If there is no response from the driver after several alerts the system will automatically engage the truck’s brakes to avoid or mitigate the impact.

If you’re interested in a pickup that is best in class and will keep you safe, look no further than the Ram 1500. If you want to test drive the 1500, or if you have any other questions, come on down to Briggs Dodge Ram. We’d love to help you out and make sure you leave the lot satisfied.