Monday, December 28, 2015

It comes with great pride that the 2016 Dodge Durango was named a Consumer Guide Best Buy. This is the 4th consecutive year the Durango has had the distinction in the Large SUV segment.

While the Durango rides the line between midsize and large SUVs, Consumer Guide places it in the large category due to its rear-wheel-drive platform, optional V8 power, and hefty maximum 7,400-lb. towing capacity.

With the 2016 Durango you get large-SUV features, such as 7-passenger seating and large available towing capacity, in a more-manageable package. And the Durango is priced much lower than most of its class competitors.

Don’t let the power and towing capacity fool you—the fuel economy is better than you’d expect. The 290-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 delivers 18 city/25 highway miles-per-gallon on RWD models, and 17/24 for AWD. The 360-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 delivers 14 city/23 highway MPG for RWD, and 14/22 for AWD.

New features include stop/start technology on all V6 Durangos, and all models come with a sport mode that modifies steering, throttle, and transmission response for a sports car-like feel. There are also several new appearance packages and trim options, and Siri Eyes Free function for iPhone users on the Uconnect infotainment system.

As mentioned above, the Durango has more features at less cost than its class competition. The base SXT still has plenty of features for the price point, and the Citadel and Limited come with high-end luxury and amenities.

It’s easy to see why Dodge Durango is a Consumer Guide Best Buy for a 4th year in a row. Stop in at Melloy Dodge and drive one today! 

Monday, December 14, 2015

As you’ve probably noticed, Star Wars fever is in the air! With fans waiting 32 years for a sequel to 1983’s Return of the Jedi, the buzz in the air is as intense as the air around a swinging lightsaber. Star Wars has quite a legacy, and Dodge, with a solid legacy of its own, is proud to be a part of the celebration.

Starting a few months ago, Dodge rolled out some Star Wars-themed cars for promotional touring. Working alongside toy legend Hot Wheels, Dodge muscle was represented by Charger SRT Hellcats and Challenger SRT Hellcats that were wrapped to look like First Order stormtroopers from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A Dodge Viper was wrapped to look like the new villain, Kylo Ren.

The Star Wars-themed Dodge models were roaming New York and Los Angeles, turning heads and generating plenty of photo ops. Some Uber users were even able to ride in the Chargers by using a special code, and given official Star Wars Hot Wheels cars as souvenirs.

Dodge has not announced any plans to offer these motifs for production, stating that it’s a one-time promotion. But, if you simply must have one, you can always purchase a Charger, Challenger, or Viper from Melloy Dodge and have a third party apply the wrap, completing the look. Several companies in the Albuquerque Metro Area offer quality vehicle wraps, truly making this a possibility.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuts nation-wide on December 18th. Awaken something in you with a new Dodge from Melloy Dodge. The Force is strong with us, and it can be with you, too.

Friday, December 4, 2015

The 2016 Ram ProMaster City Wagon and Wagon SLT offer fantastic versatility, making them an ideal vehicle for a wide range of people in New Mexico.

A small-business owner can mix work and play in one vehicle. With car-like comfort and 5-passenger seating, the ProMaster City Wagon is family friendly. With all five seats in place, there’s still a generous 45.6 inches of cargo space available. Not using the back seats? There’s 68.7 inches of cargo space available with the seats folded and tumbled.

Professional musicians, photographers, video production crews, and many more will find the versatility of multiple seating configurations and generous passenger and equipment space both convenient and invaluable. The bi-link rear coil suspension provides a smooth ride no matter if you’re taking the kids to the state fair or delivering custom furniture.

Whether touring with the band or taking a family vacation, the 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir 2 engine with 9-speed automatic transmission provides 178 horsepower and 174 ft. lbs. of torque while delivering 29 MPG on the highway. The MPGs combined with the 16-gallon gas tank offer a 464-mile drive range, meaning fewer time-consuming fuel stops.

Backed by a 5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 3-Year/36,000-Mile Basic Limited Warranty, versatility is matched by durability in the ProMaster City Wagon. Ruggedly built for the rigors of an industrial cargo van, you’ll get years of multi-use miles from this indispensable vehicle. 

Come in to Melloy Dodge today and take an up close and personal look at the incredible Ram ProMaster City Wagon.