Side view of silver 2020 Ram 1500

Where can you buy used Ram 1500 Pickup trucks at affordable prices in Topeka, KS?

Buy affordable pre-owned Ram 1500 Pickup trucks in Topeka, KS at Briggs Dodge Ram Fiat

America loves trucks. And when it comes to trucks, the Ram 1500 is a name to reckon with. It has been one of the best-selling full-size pickup trucks in America for years and is also one of the most sought-after trucks in Kansas. And while the 2021 Ram 1500 continues its run as the best-selling truck in America as of Q2 2021, it’s hard to overlook the older models, especially if you’re looking for a good deal on a used Ram 1500 at an affordable price in Topeka, KS. If so, you’ve found yourself in the right place at Briggs Dodge Ram Fiat.

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Three 2021 Dodge Challenger muscle-cars in red, blue and silver colorways standing aggressively in the desert at high sun

2021 Dodge Challenger Outsells Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro

The 2021 Dodge Challenger is living up to its name and is giving some serious competition to its main rivals, the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro when it comes to sales. The Dodge Challenger surpassed the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro in sales in Q2 of 2021, but what makes it more interesting is the fact that the 13-year-old marquee managed to do this at a time when the world of supercars is reeling under a chip shortage and a global pandemic.

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2021 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Topeka KS

2022 Power Wagon Rumors

The RAM line-up of trucks has been dominating the industry for many years now, and this will continue into 2022 with the release of the 2022 RAM 2500 Power Wagon. The Power Wagon has been around since 1945, and just recently had its 75th anniversary in 2021. The 2022 Power Wagon has many great new features to behold, and today we’ll be looking at what RAM has in store for us.

Historically, Power Wagons have included larger wheels, better shocks, bigger engine and powertrain options, and higher ride clearance. This stays true for the 2022 model year. The new Power Wagon will carry over some of the features that were present on the 75th anniversary 2021 model, such as 17-inch bead-lock enabled wheels, and rock rails. Popular features that were on the anniversary edition, such as power-folding side mirrors with auto adjustment memory, reverse lamps, power-adjustable seat sections, and auxiliary sections, and automatic high beam headlights will carry over as well giving the 2022 Power Wagon a high quality feel.

The 2022 Power Wagon will have a powerful 6.4-liter Hemi V8, which produces 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be paired with a 4×4 drive system and an 8-speed transmission. The max towing capacity will go up to 10,850 pounds, which is extremely impressive. Fuel economy numbers are unknown as of now, but will be announced the closer we get to release.

The interior of the new Power Wagon is one of the most impressive parts of this truck. In the front you’ll find 8-way adjustable leather bucket seats with heating and cooling features, power-adjustable pedals, a heated steering wheel, an upgraded full-length floor console, and LED accent lighting. Passengers in back also benefit from heated seats, as well as some in-floor storage bins. For technology, we’ll be getting a 12-inch Uconnect 5 Infotainment system, complete with Navigation and Off-Road Pages functionality. A 17-Speaker Harman Kardon stereo system will also be included, along with rain-sensing wipers and keyless entry functionalities.

It’s projected that the 2022 Power Wagon will be available for purchase towards the end of 2021. Dodge has yet to release any official details on release or price, so we’ll just have to stay tuned for more information. 

2022 Dodge Durango Topeka KS

The 2022 Dodge Durango Refresh

Dodge’s powerful SUV, the Durango, is receiving some mid-cycle refreshments for 2022. The new Durango will receive some exterior and interior changes, such as new exterior paints, new optional wheels, changes on the front fascia, and new taillights and a new rear bumper. As for the interior, you’ll find some added technology that will improve the quality of your experience owning the Durango. Let’s look at all the new features Dodge has in store for us for the 2022 model year.

The new Durango will be powered by a 3.5-liter V6, which will produce 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine will come standard. You’ll have the option to upgrade to a 5.7-liter Hemi V8, which will produce 360 horsepower. The next engine choice is the monster 6.2-liter supercharged V8 which is featured on the SRT trim. This engine will make a staggering 710 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque and can be paired with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. There’s been rumors that the new Durango will have an eTorque mild-hybrid system, but that has been neither confirmed nor denied by Dodge.

In the cabin you’ll see many new technological additions and changes. A new instrument panel, a roomier center console, a wireless charging pad, and a larger 10.1 inch touch screen are the biggest changes. The latest Uconnect 5 infotainment system is present, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Nine-speaker audio system comes standard, and an optional 19 speaker Harman Kardon system is available to upgrade to. Nappa leather and suede with silver accent stitching is available, as well as carbon fiber accents and soft-touch leather. 

The release date of the new Durango is still unknown, although we expect it to be released in fall of 2021. We do know that the high powered SRT model of the Durango will be sold in limited numbers, just as the 2021 model was. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has made production of vehicles more difficult. The price will likely start at around $44,000 for the base model of the 2022 Durango. Stay tuned for more information regarding this beast of a three-row SUV. We’ll keep you updated.

2021 ProMaster City side profile

How big is the 2021 Ram ProMaster cargo area?

2021 Ram ProMaster City & ProMaster Cargo Vans: Cargo Bay Measurements

When it comes to vans, capacities are king. Whether you need to know cargo dimensions, payload capacities, or max towing weight, we here at Briggs Dodge in Topeka, KS, can help. Below, we’ve laid out two tables, one for ProMaster City vans and one for ProMaster Cargo/Window vans.

Keep reading to see how big each 2021 Ram ProMaster model cargo bay is. We’ve included cargo length, height, and width measurements, as well as maximum cargo capacity in cubic feet. Take a look and see which 2021 Ram ProMaster van fills the needs of your business.

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2021 Ram 1500 rear exterior view

Is Ram going to make an electric truck?

New Ram EV…Soon? What We Know about the Ram 1500 EV

Here at Briggs Dodge in Topeka, KS, we like to keep on top of things. New 1,012-horse Ram TRX Mammoth model coming out? Of course we know about it! How about the 1,000+ horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Ghoul? Only 100 being made, they’re going to go quick! Is there a Ram 1500 EV? Well…it’s a little complicated.

Is Ram going to make an electric Ram 1500 truck? Let’s take a look.

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Dodge's Uconnect Infotainment System is packed with fantastic features for drivers and passengers alike.

Dodge’s Uconnect Infotainment System

The Uconnect infotainment system is featured throughout all the modern iterations of Dodge vehicles. Uconnect is a hub for connectivity, entertainment, and navigation functions in your vehicle. Utilizing a fully touch controlled screen, which can be paired with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, the Uconnect system is intuitive and easy to use. 

The Uconnect system is packed full of fantastic features that greatly increase ease of use and the quality of your driving experience. The touchscreen infotainment system replaces the radio, so a large function of Uconnect is being a multimedia system. You can access the radio with a single press of a button, and from there you’ll have the option of choosing a radio station, or selecting a media source such as your smartphone. 

You can easily pair your Apple or Android smartphone to the Uconnect system, which will give you the ability to make hands-free phone calls, play any media, and send text messages using only your voice. The navigation system offers turn-by-turn directions, making it easier to navigate wherever it is you’re trying to go. In certain Dodge vehicles the Uconnect system also has the ability to adjust seats and mirrors, access climate control settings, and control the Wi-Fi hotspot.

Dodge also offers Uconnect Access, which is a monthly subscription service that unlocks more for your Uconnect system. If you choose to pay the subscription you’ll have access to 24/7 roadside assistance, an auto generated vehicle health report, a system that sends a text whenever your car alarm goes off, and the location of your vehicle will be sent to the police if it gets stolen. 

If you’re interested in any vehicle that has the Uconnect system, then come on down to Briggs Dodge RAM. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to answer any questions you may have and help get you set up in the vehicle of your choice.

Hennessey creates 7-seat SUV from the 2021 Doge TRX

Hennessy Create “Mammoth” From Ram TRX

We previously discussed the 2021 RAM TRX and how powerful of a truck it is. Hennessey Performance, the brand that has modified other Dodge vehicles such as the Demon and the Durango, are back with another modification. They will be transforming the powerful TRX super truck into a seven seater SUV that they dub the Mammoth SUV 1000.

The Mammoth will produce a staggering 1,012 horsepower from its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, and can go 0-60 in just 3.2 seconds. This is impressive considering the added weight from the components that turn the truck into an SUV. For reference, the regular non-modified TRX does 0-60 in 4.1 seconds. The torque is greatly increased as well, going from 319 lb-ft of torque to 969 lb-ft of torque. 

The Mammoth SUV will also have Hennessey’s Mammoth Off Road package, which includes a 2.5-inch lift, custom front bumper with LED lights, 20-inch Hennessey 10-spoke wheels, 35-inch off-road tires, and a front suspension leveling kit. This SUV will be a monster when it comes to going off-road, being able to handle anything you throw in its way.

Hennessey has said that the Mammoth SUV will have three rows and will seat seven adults comfortably. Bespoke bodywork extends the roofline to meet a new C-pillar that sits above the rear taillights. The bespoke conversion incorporates a sizable rear-side window and adds a rear screen, increasing visibility. Hennessey also improved the cargo space, leaving much room for your stuff behind the third row of seats.

There will only be 20 models of the Mammoth SUV created, and they will have a base price of $375,000. If you want this Mammoth of a TRX, then you can reach out to Hennessey, or place an order through Briggs Dodge RAM.

Car brakes and disc up close

How can you tell when brakes need service?

Brakes are a very important component in each vehicle. They are used each time you take a cruise around the block or head over to buy some chicken for the barbeque. Brake pads, like all components of a vehicle, need to be serviced and replaced in order to operate to the best of their ability. Brake pads need to be replaced every 25,000 to 70,000 miles, depending on the make and model of the vehicle, along with the operator’s driving habits and recommended service interval listed in the owner’s manual. Are you wondering how to tell when your brakes need to be serviced? Continue reading below to learn 5 signs that signal brakes need service.

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Mechanic pouring oil into engine

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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