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How Capable is the 2021 Ram 2500?

2021 Ram 2500 Engine Performance and Towing Features

The Ram 2500 has been loved for its impressive capabilities and high-quality durability for many years. Back for another year, the 2021 Ram 1500 continues to provide powerful performance with its several components. So, how capable is the 2021 Ram 2500? Read on as we take a look at the engine performance and towing features of this heavy duty pickup truck.  

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How Many Engines Are Available for the 2021 Dodge Durango?

Performance Specs of the 2021 Dodge Durango Engines

The Dodge Durango has continued to provide exceptional and exciting performance for many years. While most people don’t consider SUVs to provide high levels of power, this model breaks that stereotype. The 2021 Dodge Durango continues to provide the high-powered performance we’ve come to know and love with its four available engines. How much power do these engines provide? Keep reading as we explore the performance specs of the 2021 Dodge Durango engines.

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What Safety Features Are Available for the 2021 Ram 1500?

If you’re looking for a truck that can handle all of your towing jobs and driving adventures, look no further than the 2021 Ram 1500. Not only does this pickup truck provide exceptional performance, but it also provides a safe driving experience. When doing a job or going on an adventure, safety is one of the most important things. To see how you can feel more confident on the road, keep reading as we explore the available safety features of the 2021 Ram 1500.

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Can You tow With the Dodge Journey?

The 2020 Dodge Journey is more than just a typical SUV. Seating up to seven passengers, this sport utility vehicle is perfect for seating the whole family for trips across town, or even road trips across the country. The cargo space in the Journey is great, having 10.7 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 37 cubic feet behind the second row, and 67.6 cubic feet with both rows folded down. What if you needed to bring more stuff, though? The Journey has you covered with its ability to tow.

The towing capacity on the Journey is 1,000 pounds, which is more than enough for attaching a trailer with all your stuff packed in. The towing capacity is made possible by the Journey’s 2.4-liter 4 cylinder engine that delivers 173 horsepower. You’ll find a 4-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive on the Journey. The Journey has two different trim levels, those being the SE Value and the Crossroad. 

If you’re looking for an SUV that will keep your comfy comfortable and be able to take them and your stuff wherever you need to go, look no further than the Dodge Journey. Starting at $23,675 the Journey is great for the price and will be great for going to the store, or packing up and taking a cross country vacation.

What is SRT And R/T?

It’s likely that you’ve heard the terms “SRT” and “R/T” when hearing people talk about the Dodge Challenger or Charger. So what do these terms mean? SRT stands for Street and Racing Technology, while R/T stands for Road and Track. They indicate trim levels of certain Dodge vehicles, such as the Challenger, Charger, and Durango. You may now know what SRT and R/T stands for, but how does it actually affect these vehicles and their performance?

SRT Upgrades

When you purchase an SRT vehicle you get upgrades to these three major things; power, braking, and aerodynamics. 

  • HEMI Engine: Every SRT is powered by the impressive Supercharged HEMI V8 engine. This engine makes the Dodge Durango, an SUV, go from 0 to 60 in only 4.4 seconds. It gives the Challenger Hellcat a whopping 717 horsepower. This engine is made for speed.
  • Aerodynamics: SRT models have been designed to be as aerodynamic as possible, having air induction hoods, spoilers, wide-body styling, and other features to reduce drag and improve overall handling.
  • Brembo Brakes: If you’re going to go fast you better be able to stop fast, which is why every SRT is equipped with Brembo Brake systems. High-performance Brembo calipers and slotted brakes make it so you can break quickly and safely.

What About R/T?

The R/T variants of Dodge vehicles are almost similar to SRT variants, but have slightly less power. They do come cheaper, though. You’ll get most of the great features that SRT variants have for half the price. You can get the Challenger, Charger, and Durango in the R/T variant.

So Which One Should You Get?

If you aren’t concerned with price, then going SRT would be right for you. The Dodge Charger SRT starts at $69,645, while the R/T Charger starts at $36,395. If you aren’t as concerned with having all the premium features but still want to go fast, the R/T is for you. If you want to give any of these bad boys a test drive feel free to come into the dealership and speak to our staff. They would love to give you a helping hand.

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What’s Included in the 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition?

Inspired by the Southwest region of the USA, Ram has introduced the Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition package for the 2021 Ram 1500 model. So, what’s all included in the 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition? Today, we explore the available specs, features, pricing, release date, and more, concerning the 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition!

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Is a Diesel Truck Right for Me?

If you’re in the market for a new truck you may be considering moving from gas to diesel. You likely already know, diesel engines produce more low-end torque, great for trucks that will be towing heavy equipment, but let’s delve deeper:

The Towing Capacity

Probably the most notable and desirable feature the diesel truck boasts is its incredible towing capacity. Diesel engines provide more torque, meaning more pulling power. Let’s compare the towing capacity on the 2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn diesel to the regular Ram 1500 Big Horn

  • 3.6-Liter V6 24V VVT eTorque (Regular Big Horn) – Max towing equals 7,730 lbs
  • 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel Gen 3 (Diesel Big Horn) – Max towing equals 10,040 lbs

As you can see there is a noticeable difference in these two towing capacities. Both these trucks cost the same amount, the price being $36,885 msrp. If you have a job where you need to tow heavy items, or maybe if you have a large trailer or boat, the diesel variant may be the best option for you.

Maintenance 

Something that doesn’t get mentioned enough for the diesel engine is the frequency of maintenance that is required, or the lack thereof. Generally, if you treat your truck well, you won’t have to get it worked on as often as you would a gas powered truck.  Even though diesel engines are internal combustion engines, not hybrids or electric, the way that they operate means they tend to require less upkeep and service. You’ll still need to take proper care of your vehicle and have it serviced as recommended by the manufacturer, of course, but this is usually less frequent and involves fewer replacements than a gas engine. That being said, maintenance needed for a diesel engine is typically more expensive than for a gas engine. Replacement parts can cost a bit more and the maintenance itself can be more expensive, but this is, of course, offset in part by a reduced need for service that diesel trucks require.

Fuel Efficiency

The fuel efficiency of diesel trucks is impressive, comparatively speaking. In general, diesel engines have better overall fuel economy than standard gas engines, especially when it comes to highway driving, making them a great option if you spend more time on the highway than around town. We’ll look at the 1500 Big Horn again so you can see how much a diesel engine really makes a difference.

  • 3.6L V6 with eTorque: 20/25/22 MPG – City/Highway/Combined
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6: 22/32/26 MPG – City/Highway/Combined

As you can see you get almost 10 more mpg on the highway, which in the long run will save you a sizable amount of money.

So Which Truck Should You Get?

It really depends on what you plan on using the truck for. Do you have a job that requires you to drive on the highway frequently while towing a trailer full of work supplies? Then the diesel option is perfect for you. Do you do most of your driving around town and rarely ever haul anything heavy? Then maybe a regular gas powered truck is up your alley. If you have more questions regarding diesel trucks, or if you want to give a diesel or regular gas Ram truck a test drive today, come visit us at Briggs Dodge Ram.

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When will the 2021 Dodge Charger and Durango Pursuit be released?

Both the Dodge Charger Pursuit and Durango Pursuit are excellent choices for law enforcement personnel, with their excellent performance, quick acceleration, confident handling, high-level safety, roomy and functional interiors, and a wealth of useful technologies. With some pleasing upgrades for the 2021 model-year, the Charger Pursuit and Durango Pursuit further meet the needs of law enforcement personnel. Read more to find out when these two models will be released.

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Where can I get parts for a Dodge or Ram vehicle in Topeka KS?

Dodge and Ram vehicles have a legendary reputation for extreme toughness and durability. Along with the innovative designs and high-strength body structures, this can be attributed to high-quality parts. With this in mind, it’s important to get high-quality parts when addressing the repair and maintenance needs for your Dodge or Ram vehicle.

Do you need to get parts for your Dodge or Ram vehicle? Are you from Topeka or elsewhere in Northeastern Kansas? Buy high-quality parts from the Briggs Dodge Ram Parts Store!

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