Friday, December 2, 2016

2017 Chrysler 300

It is not often when the trustworthy organization Consumer Reports gives a vehicle the highest rating in Customer Satisfaction.  Well, they did it this year with the new Chrysler 300.  This handsome road cruiser is on display in your favorite color and style with the friendly folks at Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM!

Anyway, that top score means that 80% or more owners would own or lease a Chrysler 300 again. Isn't that the bottom line in owning a car?  Who wants to stay behind the wheel of an average or ho-hum car?  Another point is that this 300 isn't just for AARP drivers; just take a look at the next 300 you see cruising by and the bet is on you will see smiling faces belonging to many different age groups. 

One of the biggest reasons is this luxurious road cruiser has a personality that pleases just about everybody.  You and yours will experience this Chrysler 300 sensation when you slide into those comfy and wide seats for that very enjoyable test drive.  Lots of head and leg room in its luxurious cavernous interior and you will appreciate all the many driver and passenger oriented amenities. 

For your enjoyment Chrysler’s highly rated Uconnect system provides controls and info for excellent communication and entertainment desires.  Its sharp large 8.4 inch touch screen is straightforward and easy to reach and learn; no help from your teenager here.  But, it still is a Chrysler with its old school cool in its wide and assertive stance and bold styling. 

The handsome 300 is a true classic automotive American with fantastic comfort and the feelings of a solid, secure and safe luxury liner at all speeds. It strikes a balance between luxury and versatility.  On that test drive you will appreciate what is pushing this large five seater down the road with its quiet and comfortable ride.  Under the hood is the choice of aggressive power plants that provide quick and muscular energy.  For a large sedan, this 300 is quick as a cat even with the base engine that delivers 292 horses with the tried and true 3.6-liter V6.  The Chrysler 300S brings more horses with its 300 lively thoroughbreds.  Your other choice available is the popular 5.7 liter Hemi V8 that releases 360 pavement beating horses that will rocket you forward and sound great doing it.  This V8 shuts off four cylinders when cruising at highway speeds for good fuel economy.  Chrysler pairs these engines with a smooth eight speed automatic and its unique rotary gear shifter. 


This gorgeous and powerful sedan will keep you ahead of traffic.  So if you are searching for a true luxurious large American rear wheel drive vehicle, you really need to get into a new Chrysler 300's comfy seat and take it for a spin.  Find yours online at http://www.greenvillechrysler.com today! Why not put that “fun factor” back into your drive times?  You deserve it!

Monday, November 28, 2016

2016 Dodge Challenger R/T Coupe

So you're thinking about the 2016 Dodge Challenger, eh? Here's what you need to know first and foremost: It's awesome. It may not be the most hyped American muscle coupe this year and it's certainly not the most agile. And yet, from the surprisingly stout base V6 all the way up to the nuclear option (otherwise known as the 707-hp Hellcat), the Challenger is a modern classic.
For Dodge fans, our stating that the Challenger is indeed awesome probably comes more as an affirmation than as a surprise. It's been a hit with consumers ever since the latest generation debuted back for the 2008-'09 model years. But while the muscle car styling and menu of powerful engines are of obvious appeal, what you might not realize is how practical the Challenger is. Adults can fit in the backseat. It has a trunk a full-size sedan could be proud of. The ride quality is comfortable. The features list is packed full of comfort, convenience, entertainment and high-tech safety items. Even the V6 gets decent fuel economy. The Challenger is a car that will please whether you're taking the kids to school, driving across the country or participating in a burnout contest.
It's true that the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro or 2016 Ford Mustang are better suited for hustling around tight turns, and both benefit from fresher-looking designs. Both can also be had in convertible form, something the Challenger does not offer. On the other hand, though, Chevy and Ford don't offer four-door sedan versions, which is essentially what the Dodge Charger is. Furthermore, neither of those other American coupes allows you to say to your friends: "Yep, it's got more power than a Lamborghini Aventador." So rest assured, good muscle car shopper: The 2016 Dodge Challenger is awesome.
Summary Body Styles
Read Review Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options Performance
The 2016 Dodge Challenger is a five-seat, two-door coupe available in a dizzying number of trims and variations. It's quite possible that the U.S. tax code is easier to understand.
The lineup starts with the humble V6-powered SXT that comes standard with 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, LED "halo" running lights, heated mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, automatic dual-zone climate control, rear air vents, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-way power driver seat, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, two-tone cloth upholstery (black with beige houndstooth), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 5-inch touchscreen and a six-speaker sound system with an SD card slot, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB port.
From here, you can opt for the Cold Weather Group package that adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and a more powerful alternator. The Super Sport Group adds 20-inch wheels, a shorter rear-axle ratio, steering wheel shift paddles and performance brakes. The Sound Group I includes a six-speaker Alpine sound system.
The V8-powered R/T differs with its 20-inch wheels, upgraded brakes and a decklid spoiler.
The R/T Shaker trim adds a "Shaker" hood with a large cold air induction scoop extending through the hood as well as the Super Track Pak performance items (see below), special two-tone leather seats with Shaker logos and a rearview camera.
The R/T Scat Pack trim adds the larger 392 V8, the Super Track Pak option (see below), Brembo performance brakes (four-piston fronts), an upgraded exhaust and a heated sport steering wheel.
Still with us? Going with the "Plus" versions of the SXT, R/T and R/T Shaker gets you the Cold Weather and Sound Group I packages, plus the rearview camera, rear parking sensors, foglights, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, smartphone app integration (Uconnect Access), voice commands, satellite radio and emergency communications functions. The SXT Plus also has the 20-inch wheels and a rearview camera.
You can also add the Sound Group II package that tacks on a nine-speaker sound system to the "Plus" trims. The R/T Scat Pack's Leather Interior Group adds the leather seating, ventilation and power-adjustable steering wheel as well. There's also the Premium Sound Group that adds an 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system to the Plus and Scat Pack trims, while the Blacktop package adds blackout-themed exterior trim and a few other extra features from other packages.
The optional Super Track Pak (SXT, SXT Plus, R/T, R/T Plus) adds 20-inch wheels, performance tuning (steering, suspension and brakes), a shorter axle ratio, and performance reporting functions in the trip computer (0-60 timer, g-force loads, etc.).
To all of the above trims, the Driver Convenience Group adds bi-xenon headlights, rear parking sensors, power-folding mirrors, a blind-spot warning system, rear cross-path warning and remote ignition (automatic only).
There's also a 392 Scat Pack Shaker trim level that essentially mixes the R/T Scat Pack's performance elements with the R/T Shaker Plus hood intake and extra equipment.
The Challenger SRT 392 has the same engine as the Scat Pack and comes standard with the same equipment provided by the R/T Plus trim level and Driver Convenience Group package. It also gets upgraded Brembo brakes (six-piston fronts), forged alloy wheels, a special air intake, a high-performance adaptive suspension, sportier power steering settings, upgraded leather upholstery, extra vehicle information in the trip computer and the 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
Available on all but the SXT and R/T trims is the Technology Group that adds automatic wipers and high-beam headlight control, adaptive cruise control (automatic transmission only) and a forward collision warning system.
And finally, we come to the SRT Hellcat. It is equipped very similarly to the SRT 392, but adds a supercharged V8 engine, a different steering system and the automatic wipers and high beam control. It does not have foglights.
A sunroof and navigation system are optional on all Challenger trims, and Dodge offers a variety of retro-look side- and hood-stripe options as well. New SRT model buyers also get a one-day course at an SRT Driving Experience school.
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Body Styles Powertrains and Performance Safety
The 2016 Dodge Challenger SXT models are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 305 hp and 268 pound-feet of torque. Like every Challenger, it is rear-wheel drive. An eight-speed automatic is the only transmission available. In Edmunds performance testing, it went from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, which is quick, but a half-second slower than an automatic Mustang EcoBoost. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 23 mpg combined (19 city/30 highway), which is decent given the Challenger SXT's size and power.
The R/T models get a 5.7-liter V8 good for 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission, or 372 hp and 400 lb-ft with the optional eight-speed automatic. With the manual, a Challenger R/T went from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds in our tests -- that's about a full second slower than the Mustang GT. We have not tested one with the Shaker hood. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 18 mpg combined (15/23) with the manual and 19 (16/25) with the automatic.
The Scat Pack and SRT 392 have a 6.4-liter V8 that produces 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque regardless of whether you get the standard six-speed manual or optional eight-speed automatic. Expect this engine to bring the Challenger from zero to 60 in the mid-4-second range. EPA fuel economy is 18 mpg (15/25) with the automatic and 17 (14/23) with the manual.
The Hellcat has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 good for a mammoth 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. It gets stouter six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions. In Edmunds testing it went from zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds with the manual (essentially, the rear tires are overwhelmed by the power) and 4.1 seconds with the automatic and its launch control function. Given that power and the omnipresent temptation to use it, fuel economy should be substantially worse than the EPA estimates of 16 mpg (13/22) with the automatic and 16 mpg (13/21) with the manual.
Body Styles Safety
Performance Safety Special Features
Every 2016 Dodge Challenger comes standard with antilock brakes (upgraded on certain trims), traction and stability control, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. A rearview camera is standard on the "Plus" trims, SRT 392 and Hellcat. Blind-spot, rear cross-traffic and forward collision warning systems are available.
In Edmunds brake testing, a Challenger SXT Plus with the Super Track Pak and summer tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 104 feet, which is excellent. An R/T with the Super Track Pak was actually longer at 111 feet. A Hellcat stopped in 108 feet.
In government crash tests, the Challenger received five out of five stars for overall and side crash protection, and four stars for frontal protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2016 Challenger its top safety score of Good in the moderate-overlap front-impact and side-impact crash tests. The IIHS also gave the Challenger its second best score of Acceptable in roof strength and head restraint (whiplash protection) tests. In the small-overlap front-impact test, the Challenger received the second lowest rating of Marginal from the IIHS.
Performance Special Features
Safety Interior Design and Special Features Driving Impressions
Last year's redesign gave the Challenger the stylish cabin it always deserved. A driver-centric theme is evident in the canted center console and configurable central dash display. Automatic-transmission cars sport a T-handle that recalls the selector used in the original 1970s Challenger, while the chunky baseball-like manual shift knob is pretty cool in its own right. Moreover, the small-diameter, well-contoured steering wheel makes for a pleasant interface between car and driver. Overall materials quality is very good, and the dash features handsome metallic accents. Plus, you can now get the cabin in a color other than all-black, with handsome two-tone options available in cloth and leather cabins.
Like other Dodges, the Challenger benefits from Chrysler's user-friendly touchscreen interfaces. While the base 5-inch system gets the job done, we highly recommend stepping up to the superb 8.4-inch, multifunction Uconnect touchscreen. It features large virtual buttons, an intuitive layout and fairly quick responses. We also appreciate the big knobs and buttons for the climate system and redundant infotainment controls (volume, tuning, menu selection, etc.).
All of the above makes the Challenger competitive, but interior space is where it utterly puts to shame its Ford and Chevy rivals. The backseat is remarkably roomy for two adults, with good headroom and decent legroom. By comparison, the Mustang and Camaro are really for small children only. There are even rear air vents, though the big rear pillars that also hamper visibility admittedly make it a tad claustrophobic.
The 16.2-cubic-foot trunk is on par with what you'd find in some full-size sedans -- and it gets bigger when you fold down the 60/40-split backseat. If you're looking for the most livable muscle coupe, this is it.
Safety Driving Impressions
Special Features Driving Impressions
One of the 2016 Dodge Challenger's signature traits is its excellent ride quality. You could take this big coupe on an all-day road trip and feel as if you never left your sofa. The default suspension tuning of the base SXT is pretty floaty, however. As such, we recommend springing at least for the Super Track Pak option, as it includes firmer underpinnings. Otherwise, the Challenger actually handles rather well. This is especially true of the higher-performance versions, which provide a crisp, responsive and confident drive on a curvy road. Still, none of them will let you forget about the car's sheer bulk, especially on narrow roads. The Mustang and Camaro are more agile and less imposing around tighter turns, and can be fitted with wider and grippier tires. In that way, the Challenger is the most classic muscle car of them all.
With 305 horses on tap, we were pleasantly surprised at just how quick the base V6 is, and it can still smoke the tires and swing the tail out if you so desire. However, if such behavior is on your to-do list, one of the V8s is what you're going to want to achieve the full muscle car experience. The standard R/T's 5.7-liter V8 accelerates smartly and makes lovely noises, while the bigger 6.4-liter V8 (used in the Scat Pack and SRT 392) pumps up the performance to a degree that surpasses the Mustang GT. And then there's the 707-hp supercharged Hellcat, which can effectively be described as tire-smoking insanity. We hope buyers know a guy at the local tire shop, and if they don't, well, they will soon.
Although the manual transmission is easy to operate, it does have somewhat long throws and is saddled with an annoying foot-operated parking brake that can get in the way when you're sliding your foot from dead pedal to clutch. Having said that, this is a muscle car and opting for the manual is still the cooler way to go. Nevertheless, the eight-speed automatic is an excellent transmission that'll return better fuel economy (should you care) and actually snap off quicker shifts for those planning on running quarters on Grudge Night.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

BREAKING NEWS ~~ RAMINATO

BREAKING NEWS ~~ RAMINATOR will be doing a CAR CRUSHING @ GREENVILLE CHRYSLER Saturday 11/12 @ 4PM. PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Join us for our Grand Ope

Join us for our Grand Opening Celebration on Friday November 11th and Saturday November 12th from 10am until 5pm! We look forward to welcoming everyone to our new state-of-the-art dealership with the RAMINATOR, bounce house & slide, food, prizes, special deals on vehicles and service, and much more! Don't forget to mark your calendars!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Trunk or Treat - October

Trunk or Treat - October 29th from Noon to 6pm join Greenville Chrysler for safe Halloween fun for the whole family! Candy, prizes, and more! Don't forget to bring your best Jack-O-Lantern for a chance to win some awesome prizes. We will be looking for the best kids & adults costumes. Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

2017 Dodge Challenger

Well, folks, it looks like the 2017 Dodge Challenger doesn’t just come out on top when it comes to performance. The iconic muscle car was recently awarded the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) highest safety rating possible, proving that Dodge’s move to improve the Challenger’s safety has paid off.


The sporty Challenger’s body currently consists of nearly 60% of high-strength steel. Dodge’s use of this strong material helped the Challenger earn top-notch ratings in the NHTSA’s vehicle side-impact test and pole side-impact tests. Other safety systems that helped contribute to the 2017 Challenger’s high safety rating is the supplementary restraint systems, which include standard driver and front-passenger air bags, along with front and rear side-curtain air bags.

“This proves the 2017 Dodge Challenger is much more than a great-looking car,” says Mike Dahl, Head of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance for FCA North America. “It reflects our commitment to delivering exceptional occupant safety in every vehicle segment.”

One of the biggest safety features to note in the 2017 Dodge Challenger, though, was the muscle car’s available Forward Collision Warning, which uses sensors to detect a potential front-end collision. The system pre-fills the car’s brakes when it does detect a collision, while also warning the driver with audible and visual signals.

Overall, the 2017 Challenger model has over 70 available safety features, ranging from the aforementioned Forward Collision Warning to Blind-Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path. So, the next time you check out the 2017 Dodge Challenger, remember that it’s one of the safest vehicles in its class.



 Come get more information on Safety at Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 5401 Interstate Hwy 30 Greenville, TX or give us a call at 903-454-0283 today!

DODGE CHALLENGER

For a third consecutive year the Dodge Challenger ranks  on top of the Midsize Sports Car Segment with J.P Powers 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Study.  IQS is based on responses from more than 80K owners and leases of the 2016 year model vehicle after 90 days of ownership. Remember that owners are talking about how they appreciate their new Dodge Challenger. 

You can easily find out for yourself what the excitement is all about by visiting the friendly folks at Greeenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, or call the dealership and take a Challenger for a spin. 

The Dodge brand's Challenger muscle car arsenal for 2016 is reloaded as the most complete model lineup with ten trim levels.  One for anyone's wishes for horsepower, style and budget.  It ranges from a 305 hp, 30mpg, 3.6-liter V6 SXT to the SRT Hellcat with 707 angry thoroughbreds under its hood.  All Challengers are engineered and designed by Chrysler for world class precision and outstanding performance.  When you visit, it is like going to your favorite Ice Cream Shoppe; a flavor for everyone's tastes. 

This 2016 Dodge Challenger links the past to today's high tech stuff with its sleek historical styling.  It is like being in a time warp from the 70's.  But those 70's Challengers were never, not ever this fantastic.  All Challengers deliver touring comfort combined with a very enjoyable drive time.  Ask an owner and they will probably come back with a three letter word. FUN! 

It is an easy guess on whose car is chosen by your golf buddies to take to the course; the trunk even has space for the clubs.  Challenger also has a sporty and comfortable cabin with room for five and is just bursting with an upscale interior loaded with premium features.  Everything seems to be focused on the driver as it should be for his/her's needs in entertainment, communication and safety. 


Consumer Reports ranks the Chrysler's Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system as the top favorite with drivers; so easy to learn and reach.  Challenger also ranks high for resale value.  So go ahead and try one on for size and also find out why so many of their customers come back later for another vehicle and bring their friends.  They will guide you through the Challenger's many choices and they are all good from the popular 3.6-liter V6, or a 5.7-liter Hemi to the supercharged 6.2-liter that turns fuel into adrenaline.  The bet is on you will leave with a smile, not only because you brought back the “fun factor” in driving, but for the great deal you received.