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.

2021 Ram 1500 Multi-function Tailgate Features

We previously discussed why the Ram 1500 is the best truck on the market right now, whether it’s the 1500’s incredible towing capacity, impressive safety ratings, or its comfortable interior. Today though we’re going to show you another reason why you should consider going for the 2021 Ram 1500.

That reason is the multifunction tailgate. This may not sound like much, but Ram designed this with the thought of making everything you use a pickup truck for easier. The ease of access to the bed of your truck is greatly improved with the 60/40 split swing-away doors, giving you more ease of access than a traditional tailgate when using the bed of your truck. Whenever you use your 1500 to tow you want to be able to get to the bed of your truck easily. Where traditional tailgates are restricted by trailers, Ram’s multifunction tailgate is not, making your life that much easier.

Mitch Holthus showing off the tailgate functionality.

The multifunction tailgate will function like a traditional tailgate when that’s what the job calls for as well, giving you options that other trucks can’t provide. The bed of the 1500 supports up to 2,000 pounds, meaning you can fit pretty much anything you desire. Class exclusive Rambox cargo management system is featured, offering you versatile, weatherproof, lockable, illuminated drainable storage bins on each side of the bed, as well as a 115-volt auxiliary outlet, giving you more accessibility.

Functionality and ease of access were clearly at the top of the list when it came to designing the tailgate and bed of the 1500. If you want a truck that has carefully put in though to every aspect of its design then look no further than the 2021 Ram 1500.

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Exterior Driver Side Front Profile

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Release Date

We’re absolutely stoked to talk about the newest member of the SRT Hellcat family. Joining its siblings as the pinnacle of performance, the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat entered production earlier this month in Detroit, and we couldn’t be more stoked about its upcoming release date. It’s scheduled to arrive across the country sometime this spring, so any time over the next few months. We thought we’d dive into some of the details we already know to get you as hyped as we are.

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2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Gold Rush Exterior Driver Side Front Angle

Which 2021 Dodge Challenger models are available in Gold Rush?

Back when the 50th Anniversary Challenger was released, it was available in a limited-edition exterior color option called Gold Rush. Now, Dodge is bringing the limited-edition color back on select 2021 Challenger models. So, if you were a fan of the Gold Rush color option and have been waiting for another opportunity to get your hands on it, the time has come! Below we’ll go over which models are available with the color, as it’s not available on the entire lineup.

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“Muscle Cars” Adopting EV Tech

If you’ve been paying attention to the car industry you may have noticed the trend of vehicles shifting to being primarily electric. Dodge’s CEO, Tim Kuniskis, recently remarked that their iconic muscle cars will get the powerful electric vehicle technology sooner rather than later. How will Dodge make this shift towards all electric powered vehicles a reality, and how will this affect your favorite muscle cars? 

If you’re concerned that Dodge will move away from the muscle car, don’t worry. Tim Kuniskis is a strong advocate for the muscle car style, being instrumental for shifting the style back to the traditional muscle car body back in the 2010’s. As you know, muscle cars get their power from large internal combustion engines, but with the evolving technology of electric powered vehicles it’s possible to create this power without the traditional gas powered engine. This means less pollution, as well as Dodge not having to worry about meeting the regulations for emissions from engines.

Kuniskis has put an emphasis on wanting the EV technology they adapt for their vehicles to be available for all consumers, saying, “The whole world’s going to electrification and when it does, the price point of that technology is going to come down and … the crazy people are going to take the electrification that has now become accessible from a price point and make that performance-based instead of economy-based.” This is great for the regular consumer.

We’ll be patiently waiting to see what Dodge does with their idea to shift towards electric powered muscle cars. Stay tuned for more information, we’ll keep you updated as more gets released.

2021 Ram 3500 driver side fascia parked with stack of bricks in bed

How Powerful is the 2021 Ram 3500?

2021 Ram 3500 Engine Power and Performance Specs

If you’re looking for a truck that has the power to handle all of your heavy-duty jobs, look no further than the 2021 Ram 3500. This truck can tow up to 37,100 pounds and carry a payload of up to 7,680 pounds. These numbers are thanks to the three available engines for the Ram 3500. To see how powerful the 2021 Ram 3500 is, keeping reading as we explore the engine power and performance specs.

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