Friday, January 10, 2014

It's Not About the Destination, It's About the Journey

Melloy Dodge of Albuquerque is proud to showcase the 2014 Dodge Journey. The Journey is a crossover SUV that bridges the gap between compact and midsize utility vehicles. It's one of the few remaining crossovers in its price range that offers both an available V6 engine and a third-row seat. You can choose to begin your Journey with the standard five-passenger model or available seven-passenger seating. Whichever you choose, the 2014 Journey is the most versatile crossover in its class.

While Albuquerque may not be considered a "large" city, it is very spread out, and the daily commute can be a grind... unless you're cruising around in the right vehicle.

The Journey is America’s fastest-growing midsize crossover. With the Ward’s 10 best engine repeat win for 2013, loads of power and over 500 highway miles on one tank of gas. It’s one mean package.

The American Value Package (AVP) model has an MSRP starting at $19,495 and comes standard with:
  • Standard Second-Row In-Floor Storage
  •  2.4L 173-HP Four-Cylinder Engine with up to 26 HWY MPG
  • Premium Soft-Touch Interior, a 4.3-Inch Uconnect® Touchscreen and Second-Row In-Floor Storage
  • Keyless Enter ‘n Go™ with Push Button Start, Steering Wheel-Mounted Audio and Cruise Controls
  • A 2013 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK with More Than 50 Standard and Available Safety and Security Features
Every 2014 Dodge Journey comes standard with anti-lock disc brakes, traction and stability control, active front head restraints, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. Integrated second-row child booster seats and rear parking sensors are optional on every Journey. A rearview camera is available as an option on the SXT, Limited and R/T.
The strategically placed storage bins and integrated child booster seats for the second row make life easier for families. You can cart all the kids from the Westside to the Foothills without having to worry about booster seats. The Journey's available third-row seat, which is bundled with a separate rear air-conditioner, is also an amazing feature for families on the go... we all know the sun can be quite harsh in the summer.
Overall, the Journey offers a smooth, safe, and fun ride for the whole family. Whether your destination is a long road trip or getting the kids to soccer practice, you’re going to love the Journey!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Best Trucks for Towing

If you need a truck for towing, whether it’s for work or for fun, the RAM trucks are the industry standard.

The RAM 1500 was just named the 2014 Motor Trend “Truck of the Year”, for the second consecutive year. That’s the first time that any make of truck has been awarded the top vehicle in consecutive years, a testament to the RAM’s technical side as well as the comfort and security features you’ll find in the cab.

The RAM 1500 features the 5.7 HEMI V8 and includes Best in Class Mileage with 18mpg city and 25mpg highway. The maximum towing capacity is 10,450 pounds, enough for a lightweight travel trailer or ATVs. (When calculating towing capacity, always read the manufacturer’s recommendations for the tow vehicle and the item being towed, and allow additional capacity to accommodate the contents as well.)

The RAM 2500 also offers best in class towing, up to 17,950 pounds with a 5.7l HEMI V8. Trailer brake control comes standard. A 17,000-lb Class V Trailer Tow Hitch is also standard. The RAM 2500 starts at just $29,785.

The RAM 3500 has up to 30,000 pounds of towing capacity with a 6.7l Cummins turbo diesel engine available . Remote entry, trailer brake control and power doors come standard, as well as other features.  

Towing and payload weights affect each other, so choosing the right truck depends on what and how you’ll be towing. Don’t rely on the max payload and max towing numbers by themselves, but at the truck’s GCVW to determine the total weight the vehicle can handle. If you’ll be carrying a heavy payload, the trailer weight should be lighter. Visit for an interactive guide to determine the best match for your towing needs.

At Melloy Dodge, we have hundreds of RAM trucks on the lot to find the best fit for your towing need. As New Mexico’s #1 selling Dodge and RAM dealer, our truck specialists can answer any question to help you find the best truck for towing a travel trailer, boat, ATVs, horse trailer or flatbed trailer. Shop to shop our available inventory of RAM trucks, then stop by 9621 Coors Blvd NW in Albuquerque or call us at 505-843-9600.