Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Avenger: Great Deals on a Family Sized Sedan

The mid-size sedan category has a lot of competition today, and the 2014 Dodge Avenger at Melloy Dodge in Albuquerque is a real contender against the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, and Nissan Altima with up to 30 mpg on the highway and 283 horsepower.

See our walk-around video of an Avenger at Melloy Dodge here on our YouTube channel:

The 2014 Avenger has the powerful Chrysler Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine. Inside, the interior has been updated, and the 2014 Avenger has a retuned suspension. The car’s design echoes the full-size Charger sedan, with a cross-hair grille and the beefed-up "shoulder" ahead of the rear fender. The Avenger’s a smaller, front-wheel-drive car, but obviously a member of the same family as its larger Charger cousin, and carries that car's hint of muscle.

Inside, Dodge has updated the cabin appointments with a little more polish and nicer detailing with soft-touch materials around the dash.

The 2014 Avenger might look small at first glance, but it's about the same size as a Sonata or Optima. Front seats are comfortably wide; in back you’ll find ample legroom.

Melloy Dodge has reduced prices on the top-of-the-line R/T model; it features leather and heated seats to the SXT options list for 2013. The base Avenger SE is nicely appointed and includes air conditioning; power windows, locks and mirrors; 17-inch wheels; a split-folding rear seat; and cloth upholstery. The SXT adds a power driver's seat, 17-inch alloys, fog lamps, leather trim, automatic climate control, heated mirrors, and more. A Bluetooth hands-free interface is lacking from much of the lineup, but satellite radio and a USB port are standard or optional on all models, and a navigation system is now offered on the Avenger, as is a Boston Acoustics premium sound system.

Avenger includes the 2.4-liter, 173-horsepower four-cylinder and four-speed automatic or the 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6.

The Avenger is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, and comes with curtain airbags and stability control. Right now, Melloy Dodge on Coors in Albuquerque has special incentives on the Dodge Avenger. Contact the dealership, your family-owned and local-owned company, for more information.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

2014 RAM Keeps Collecting Best Truck Awards

Melloy Dodge, New Mexico’s #1 Selling Dodge and Ram Dealer, is proud to announce that the Ram 1500 has earned more top national awards. Right now, special incentives are available on a number of Ram models, all at Melloy Dodge at 9621 Coors Blvd. NW in Albuquerque, New Mexico’s locally owned Dodge and Ram sales leader.
Watch our Melloy Dodge walkaround video of the 2014 RAM here:  

Consumer Reports recently named the truck it’s Top Pick in the category. It has also been awarded Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year for 2014, as it was named in 2013. That’s the first time that a make has won consecutive years.
US News and World Reports has named the 2014 Ram 1500 first out of 10 full-sized trucks. This ranking is based on their analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Ram 1500, as well as reliability and safety data.
Reviewers say the 2014 Ram 1500 is the class leader with its exclusive diesel engine option, good fuel economy and car-like ride. Because it has the best combination of positive reviews, price and long-term ownership costs in its class, the publication named the 2014 Ram 1500 the Best Full Size Truck for the Money. 
New for 2014 is an optional turbodiesel V6, which reviewers say delivers smooth, refined power. A V8 engine is also optional, and is a great engine for anyone who plans to do lots of towing and hauling. An eight-speed automatic transmission is available with all engines, and reviewers say it shifts quickly and helps maximize fuel economy.
The Ram 1500’s V6 engine model earns up to an EPA-estimated 18/25 mpg city/highway, which is good for the class. Reviewers say the Ram 1500’s unique rear suspension gives it one of the most comfortable rides in the class. They also like its optional air suspension, which they say makes the Ram 1500's ride more comfortable and keeps the truck stable while towing. Test drivers like the Ram 1500's light and direct steering, which they say makes it easier to turn the truck at low speeds.
With plenty of high-end materials, solid construction and overall quietness, the 2014 Ram 1500 has one of the best cabins in the class. Its front seats are long-haul comfortable, and both Quad and Crew Cabs offer ample rear-seat space. A six-speaker stereo and a USB port are standard. Major options include Ram's voice-activated Uconnect infotainment system with Bluetooth and an 8.4-inch touch screen, navigation and a seven- or 10-speaker stereo system. The available voice-activated Uconnect infotainment system, which offers smartphone app integration, is one of the best in the business, with legible touch-screen buttons and redundant buttons and knobs for the stereo and climate systems.
Among other reviewers recent comments about Ram trucks:
·         "The 2014 Ram 1500 is our top pick in the full-size pickup segment, thanks to a winning combination of strong powertrains, a smooth ride and a well-trimmed cabin." -- Edmunds

·         "The 2014 Ram 1500 offers something for just about any full-size truck buyer." -- Kelley Blue Book
·         "Already gifted with capable handling and handsome interiors, the Ram 1500 lineup is now even more unique and appealing with the addition of the EcoDiesel option. It isn't the motor for everyone - the cheaper, punchier and more characterful Hemi is still a stellar choice - but its combination of low-end torque and efficiency will undoubtedly win over many hearts and wallets. We expect Ram will have little problem achieving its goal of a 15 percent take rate for the EcoDiesel." -- Left Lane News

·         "The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel for now has the half-ton diesel market to itself, although Nissan has confirmed it will enter the fray with its next-gen Titan. (GM and Ford are content to sit it out, although the General had an engine basically ready to go before bankruptcy canceled the program.) Such trucks represent a new full-size-pickup sweet spot that combines respectable performance, hauling ability, and fuel economy barely attainable in smaller trucks just a few years ago." -- Car and Driver