2019 Ram 1500 Earns Title of Overall Best Family Car

It comes as no surprise that Fiat Chrysler managed to win more awards than any other manufacturer at the annual Family Car Challenge hosted by the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA).

During the event, the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 managed to walk away with two awards – the overall Best Family Car title and the Best Family Pickup Truck title for the third consecutive year.

“The GAAMA Family Car Challenge is unique in that we host the only vehicle competition specific to the needs and desires of today’s families,” said Daryl Killian, GAAMA president and host of The AutoNsider on News & Talk 1380 WAOK, a radio station based in Atlanta. “For the third year in a row, our members were impressed with Ram 1500’s combination of technology, functionality, drivability, and family-friendly features.”

The Ram 1500 wasn’t the only Fiat-Chrysler vehicle honored during the awards, though. Both the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid walked away with awards with the title of Best Three-Row Family Car and Best Green Family Car, respectively.

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In each category, GAAMA members evaluated eligible vehicles for a number of family-focused categories, such as safety, comfort, and practicality. The judges then drove each vehicle around suburban routes close to The Hotel at Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia, and then scored them.

The 2019 Ram 1500 is available now at Transwest CDJR, so come and take it for a test drive today.

An Introduction to Chevrolet

One of the most well-known, award-winning automobile brands in the world is Chevrolet, which offers customers a large and diverse variety of vehicles without compromising long-lasting reliability and quality. Whether you’re a long-time customer or this is your introduction to Chevrolet, odds are you could name a few Chevy nameplates off the top of your head. This staying power is what has made Chevrolet such a big contender in the market, with everything from classic and iconic sports cars to reliable pickups to family-friendly SUVs in its repertoire.

Many vehicles in Chevrolet’s lineup have earned themselves quite a few awards. In fact, Chevy is the only brand to earn J.D. Power Dependability Awards for its trucks, cars, and SUVs for three years in a row. From the well-known and popular Silverado family of pickup trucks to the Camaro and Corvette’s signature style to the versatile, efficient, all-new Chevrolet Equinox, there is something among Chevrolet’s model lineup for everyone.

introduction to Chevrolet

Not only does Chevrolet provide high-quality vehicles, but the brand is also dedicated to offering customers the next generation of green vehicles, including the market’s first affordable long-range battery-electric car, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, and the fantastic plug-in hybrid Volt, currently in its second generation.

Here at Transwest CDJR, we often have several Chevrolet models on our used lot, so come and see what is available in our rotating inventory.

Building on a Legacy: Welcome to the Jeep® Community

Welcome to the Jeep® community. Known as one of the foremost off-road and SUV brands in the world, Jeep® has been keeping customers happy for decades. Each model comes with iconic looks, incredible capabilities, and some of the latest technologies on the market. Turn your next drive into and adventure when you get behind the wheel of a Jeep®.

The 2018 Jeep® lineup includes the all-new Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, Compass, Renegade, and Wrangler JK. There are also limited-edition vehicles like the Sterling Edition Grand Cherokee, Willys Wheeler Wrangler JK, and the Wrangler Rubicon. Several models are Trail-Rated to ensure you can handle difficult off-road terrain, while the spacious interiors are great for many families as well. Plus, with tons of accessories and trims, there’s bound to be a model that’s right for virtually any driver.

What sets Jeep® apart? To begin with, Jeep® is one of the few purely SUV and off-road vehicle on the market, which means there’s no better brand for adventure seekers. The design cues are envied by other car owners around the globe, and many date back to the WWII-era Willys 4×4 vehicles from which the current model is derived. In short, every Jeep is tough, built with high-quality materials, and designed with perfection in mind.

Welcome to the Jeep CommunityHere at Transwest CDJR, we are proud to sell vehicles from such a storied and capable brand. Come try one of our Jeep® models today.

Protecting Our Protectors

As a member of the Limon, Colorado community, Transwest Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is proud to participate in the local fundraising event “Protecting Our Protectors”. This event has been put together by Pronghorn Country Ace Hardware and Oscars Bar and Grill and is designed to raise money to purchase body armor for the Limon Police Department, the Hugo Police Department, and the Lincoln County Sheriff Department. In addition to Limon’s police force, the Lincoln County schools will benefit from any extra money that is raised to improve school safety.

The “Protecting Our Protectors” event is striving to raise $25,500 in order to purchase 17 Shield 616 armor packages. The packages includes MICH Ballistic Helmets, Ballistic Plate Carrier Vests and rifle plates. If you are driving through Lincoln County you will notice the Thin Blue Line American flag which across the country represents support for our American Law Enforcement Officers. To show your support for all our American Law Enforcement and to donate to Lincoln County’s local heroes you can purchase a Thin Blue Line American flag ($25), small stick flags ($5), bracelets ($5), decals ($3) or a complete armor package ($1,500). All of these items can be purchased at Pronghorn Country Ace Hardware or Oscars Bar and Grill through April 26th, 2018.

While Transwest Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has only been apart of the community for a couple of years, the members of this town have made us feel right at home from day one. That is one of many reasons that we promise to continue to provide honest prices, great service and continued support to this community and the surrounding areas!

The Transwest Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram crew showing their support with the Thin Blue Line American Flag.

A Brief History of Ram Trucks

Are you a loyal Ram truck driver but unsure of how your favorite brand got its start? Check out the brief history of Ram Trucks.

The Ram Truck Division was not founded until 2010, but Ram trucks have been around here at Transwest Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram and on American roadways much longer. Before Ram became its own subdivision of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, its trucks were simply sold under the Dodge brand as Dodge Ram models.

Dodge’s history of trucks dates back several decades before the 80s, but we will pick up the story in 1981, which is seen as year one for the first-generation of what we think of as the Dodge Ram Truck. Back then, designations were 150, 250, and 350 rather than the 1500, 2500, and 3500 we think of today; those came around in 1994.

In fact, 1994 brought more than just name changes. The style of the pickup changed dramatically in 1994, when they began to take on a “semi-truck” appearance. The 1994 models also introduced the 8.0-liter V10 engines that were immensely popular.

In 2002, Dodge unveiled the third generation of its pickups with new interiors, powertrains, and suspensions. The big change was the introduction of the 5.7-liter HEMI®, which added 100 horsepower to the work truck.

While it took a while for diesel to return to the 1500 segment, the Ram 2500 and 3500 got a turbodiesel engine option as early as 2007. The diesel wouldn’t be offered on the Ram 1500 model until 2014. It is still offered today, making the Ram 1500 the most-efficient pickup in its class.

The year 2010 was an important one for Ram; as mentioned above, this is the year that the truck lineup became its own brand entirely. To mark the occasion, Ram offered new engines, a new suspension, new offerings on the interior, and new styling on the exterior.

In 2012, the Rambox® was made available on all truck options, and 2013 brought a facelift to the lineup. Ram continues to innovate with its pickups, which is why it boasts the most loyal pickup drivers in the country.

So there you have it—a brief history of Ram trucks. Let us know what you think about the brand in the comments below!

history of Ram Trucks

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