Jan 30

Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Charger Recognized As KBB.com’s Best Resale Value Cars

2015 Jeep Wrangler in NHIf you’re a value-conscious shopper, chances are you took resale value into consideration when deciding which new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram to purchase at our Jeep dealership in Concord, NH. Did you choose the iconic Jeep Wrangler or super cool Dodge Charger? If you did, now there’s further proof that you made a smart decision: the 2015 Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and Dodge Charger were all recently recognized amongst the winners of Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards.

With its extraordinary capabilities and modern technology, is no wonder the Jeep Wrangler was honored more than once. The 2015 Jeep Wrangler not only placed on the Top 10 overall models list, but also earned the top prize in the Compact SUV/Crossover category. It’s not the Wrangler’s first drive around the block though: this iconic vehicle has been named the Best Resale Value in its class for four consecutive years now, and has placed among the Top 10 list five years in a row. Plus, the slightly larger four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited scored as the winner for the Best Mid-Size SUV/Crossover segment, proving the brand’s undeniable strength.

“The entire list of Top 10 Best Resale Value vehicles is dominated this year by trucks, SUVs and crossovers, which is a testament to the strength these categories will carry in the future,” Eric Ibara, director of residual value consulting for Kelley Blue Book, said in a release.

Rounding out KBB.com’s impressive list of winners is the unmistakably cool 2015 Dodge Charger. Aggressively restyled for the 2015 model year, the most successful four-door fastback-styled muscle car on the market boasts unique design elements and enough space for both people and cargo. The Charger scored the top spot on Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards: Full-Size Car list, proving it’s much more than just a pretty fascia.

Kelley Blue Book’s annual KBB.com Best Resale Value Awards are based on projections from the Kelley Blue Book Official Residual Value Guide, and winners are chosen by talented automotive analysts. The awards recognize vehicles expected to maintain a majority of their original list price five years down the road.

If you haven’t already jumped on the bandwagon and are still looking for a car you can rely on for years to come, stop by our NH Dodge dealership at your earliest convenience. We’ll get you behind the wheel of a new Jeep or Dodge for a test-drive as soon as possible!

Jan 28

New Ram 1500 Duo to Bring More MPGs, Off-Road Capability

Ram 1500 in Concord, NH

Blending class-leading fuel economy with impressive capability, the current-generation Ram 1500 pickup truck appeals to buyers at both ends of the performance spectrum, and that dual threat was highlighted by the debuts of two new models at the Detroit Auto Show this month. On one hand, the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE will extend the nameplate’s fuel-economy leadership by one mile per gallon on the highway, and on the other, the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel will provide buyers with an aggressive new off-roading option in the full-size truck segment. 

By featuring aerodynamic upgrades like class-exclusive wheel-to-wheel side steps and a tri-fold tonneau cover, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE will raise the bar on fuel economy in its segment from 28 mpg to 29 mpg on the highway. When the new model goes on sale late in the first quarter of this year, buyers will also receive a unique trim on the Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab four-door body, including 20-inch wheels and a 6-foot 4-inch bed. They will also be able to opt for a body-colored fascia pulled from the Ram Express model.

“Both of the new Ram 1500 models will allow buyers to stand out from other owners stylistically, but more importantly, they’ll let drivers either go farther between fill-ups or farther off the beaten path,” said Brian Duval, general manager of Bob Mariano Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, a Ram dealer in Concord, N.H. “The EcoDiesel HFE model will be 12 percent more fuel efficient than its closest competitor in the full-size segment, while the Rebel model will bring a long-anticipated off-road option to fans of the Ram 1500.”

Leveraging the Ram 1500’s segment-exclusive air suspension, the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel receives an extra inch of ride height to tackle greater approach, departure and breakover angles. The steering has been recalibrated for that increased ride height, which combines with 33-inch Toyo Open Country A/T all-terrain tires to give the Rebel model a best-in-class ground clearance of 10.3 inches. Other performance upgrades include specially tuned Bilstein front and rear shocks, skid plates and tow hooks. When it arrives at dealers in the second half of this year, the Ram 1500 Rebel will sport a bold exterior design that will be distinguished by new black-bezel projector headlamps, a blacked-out front grille, black front and rear bumpers and black wheel-arch moldings.