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Red 2022 Wagoneer Series III cruising on a road. What are the safety features and engine specifications

Safety Features and Engine Specifications of the 2022 Wagoneer Series III

2022 Wagoneer Series III – Safety Features and Engine Specifications

Although the 2022 Wagoneer Series III is not yet launched, it has been instilling a sense of curiosity in the minds of SUV enthusiasts. With a strong belief that the 2022 Wagoneer Series III will most likely revolutionize the entire segment, potential customers are not taking any chances and reserving the vehicle before it stocks out from dealerships. Head to the Briggs dealership today in Topeka, KS, and learn all about the 2022 Wagoneer Series III. Keep reading if you want to familiarize yourself with the engine specifications and safety features of the upcoming 2022 Wagoneer Series III. Schedule a test drive now.

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SRT badge on the grille of a green and black Dodge Challenger SRT

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.

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.


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.

SRT badge on a blue Dodge Hellcat Badging

Dodge Hellcat: Bet You Didn’t Know

The Dodge Hellcat is a name that instantly grabs your attention when you hear it. You’ve probably heard of the Hellcat and how fast it is, but do you know how it earned its name and the history behind it? Well if you don’t, keep reading and you’ll learn some fun facts about this iconic muscle car.

How It Earned Its Name

How did the Hellcat earn its intimidating name? Well, there were many names that were suggested for the Hellcat while it was just a project, ranging from “Apache” to “Tigershark”. Eventually the creators of the Hellcat settled on the current name, which they got from a World War II fighter plane, the Grumman F6F Hellcat. The F6F Hellcat was best known for its role as a rugged, well-designed carrier fighter, making it a fitting name for the Dodge Hellcat of modern day.

There’s Diamond In The Hellcat

That’s right, in every single Hellcat you can find diamonds. In each of the washers you’ll find embedded diamonds which were added for maximum strength as the Hellcat’s engine’s supercharger is so powerful that steel washers were too weak and wouldn’t properly anchor the crankshaft. This led to the creators having to implement one of the strongest substances known to man to support the incredible power of the Hellcat: diamonds.

The First Two Hellcats

The first production model of the Hellcat went for the total sum of 1.65 million dollars. This is a staggering amount of money, and it was all donated to charity. At an auction in Las Vegas the very first Hellcat was sold to Rick Hendrick for $825,000, and the price was matched by the Engelstad Family Foundation. The money went to a charity called Opportunity Village, which is a charity that provides men and women with all levels of disabilities the chance to lead a life that had previously been unattainable. 

The second Hellcat was the first to be officially sold by a dealership, lasting only one hour. Sadly, the owner lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree shortly after taking it off the lot. Luckily the owner and his passengers escaped unharmed, but the Hellcat was totaled. Let this be a lesson to drive responsibly, especially when you’re driving a beast like the Hellcat.

Which Dodge Durango is Fastest?

You’re in the market for an SUV, but you want something fun to drive. You want a vehicle that has a kick to it, something that still has some speed. If this sounds like you, look no further than the Dodge Durango. But which Durango is the fastest? There are five different trim levels to cover, let’s check ’em out: 


Style Price Engine Transmission  MPG Seats
SXT (4×2 and AWD) 4×2-$30,795


293-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual Combined MPG 21 5 – 7
GT (4×2 and AWD) 4×2-$34,995


295-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual Combined MPG 21 6 – 7
Citadel (4×2 and AWD) 4×2-$42,995


295-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual Combined MPG 21 6
R/T (4×2 and AWD) 4×2-$44,395


360-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual Combined MPG 17 6 – 7
SRT (AWD) $62,995 475-hp, 6.4-liter V-8 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual Combined MPG 15 5 – 6


As you can see, the SRT is the fastest trim level of the Durango. The SRT is America’s fastest three-row SUV, doing 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. The 6.4L HEMI V8 engine generates 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Combine all that with the best towing capacity in its class of up to 8,700 pounds and you have the best and fastest SUV on the market. Working in concert with all that power, the TorqueFlite 8, eight-speed automatic transmission with SRT rev-matching technology is specifically calibrated for the Dodge Durango SRT to optimize shift points and deliver maximum torque to all four wheels.

If you’re interested in the Durango, contact our team today for more information or to schedule your test drive!

How Much can a 2020 RAM 1500 Tow?

The Ram 1500 was made to be a strong, capable, and reliable truck for the working man or woman. Though technically light utility, the 1500 has best-in-class V8 engine towing, with a capacity of up to 12,750 pounds. This means that the 1500 provides maximum payload for the toughest of jobs. Here’s how the 1500 gets it done:

High-Strength Steel Frame

98% of the steel used in the frame is high-strength steel, assisting with stiffness and durability to help deliver impressive towing as well as up to 2,300 pounds of payload.


The new, revolutionary eTorque Mild Hybrid System replaces a conventional alternator on an engine with a 48-volt battery-powered, belt-driven motor generator that assists performance, payload, efficiency, drivability, and towing capacity. The 1500 has two different engine options that include eTorque. These engines include the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with eTorque, and the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with eTorque.

Multifunction Tailgate

And as icing on the cake, Ram also delivers versatility with its new multifunctional tailgate. Engineered with a 60/40 split, it offers more ways to access the bed while still being able to handle large loads. The split, swing-away doors accommodate forklift loading and open 88 degrees, making it easier to step up, load heavy items, and unload and clean out the bed. 

If you want a truck that is made for work, then the Ram 1500 is for you. If you’d like a test drive, or just want to learn more about it, come on down and our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you out!

RAM Work Trucks for Sale

When it comes to work trucks, Ram owns the market. Ram knows that hard working people need a reliable truck that can be customized to their profession, and we’re here to help. 

Ram’s upfit program is second to none. With upfits you can change your Ram truck or van into the perfect working vehicle for your company. Say you wanted to upfit your Ram truck for your construction company, all you have to do is select the package you want, which there are eight different construction package options, then visit us and pick up your new kitted-out work truck or van. You can upfit your truck or van for several different specialties, such as HVAC, plumbing, catering, construction, and locksmithing to name a few. Here’s a video of a satisfied customer that used Dodge upfits for his plumbing company. 

What is BusinessLink?
BusinessLink is a service provided by Ram made for business owners that use Ram work trucks and vans. It’s a free service that gives you perks such as: 


  • Expedited service
  • Complimentary shuttles
  • Loaner vehicles
  • Access to trusted network of upfitters


BusinessLink is easy to enroll in. All you have to do is contact us and provide one of the following:


  • Business or nonprofit tax ID number
  • Federal or state income tax return showing operation as a business entity
  • Business incorporation documents
  • State, country or municipal business certificate or
    business license number


Custom graphics
Along with upfitting your new Ram truck or van, you can attach your own custom graphics, giving your vehicles a professional look. You can customize your logo with Ram’s logo maker on their website, or you can upload a previously made logo if you have one. Everything from order to installation is managed at Briggs, your local BusinessLink dealership.

If you want the highest quality work vehicle, and you want a large number of upfitting options, then a Ram truck or van is the right option for you!