Can a pickup truck win a luxury car award? Yes, it can!

Does Ram sell a luxury pickup truck?

Given all of the awards, accolades and general improvements that have been made to the family of Ram trucks for sale or lease at the Albany Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram showroom, the question, ‘Does Ram sell a luxury pickup truck,’ is still a bit of a head-scratcher. Pickup trucks are designed to work hard hauling, towing or performing just about anything an owner could reasonably ask of it. However, the 2020 Ram 1500 has been named the Cars.com Luxury Car of the Year, an award that nobody in our dealership knew it was eligible to win. Previously, the Ram 1500 has been named the MotorTrend Truck of the Year for the last two years – just in case someone needed a reminder. Let’s take a look at why a truck won a luxury car award. Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator crawling over some rocks.

2020 Gladiator takes home first Truck of the Year award

Why should I buy the 2020 Jeep Gladiator in Albany, OR?

Without question, the arrival of the Jeep Gladiator midsize pickup truck changed the way people view what is possible from the manufacturer. If anybody looking for some answers to the question, ‘Why should I buy the 2020 Jeep Gladiator in Albany, OR,’ the team of product answers working at Albany Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has a few reasons. At the top of the list is the fact that the 2020 Gladiator offers many best-in-class measurements when it is properly equipped. We have known this for a while. However, more recently, the 2020 Gladiator was honored with the coveted North American Truck of the Year Award. This would be a high point for any automaker, but it’s especially important for Jeep because this is the first year that the Gladiator was in production. Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo illustration of the eTorque system used by the Ram 1500.

Ram, Jeep engine wins second Wards Auto award

Is the Ram engine with eTorque worth it?

Engine technology has come a long way since the Dodge brothers started building cars more than a century ago. Over the year, automotive power plants have become vastly more powerful, reliable and efficient. Near the end of 2019, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with eTorque was named to Wards 10 Best Engines and Propulsion Systems list for the second year in a row. The engine’s latest honor makes answering the question, ‘Is the Ram engine with eTorque worth it,’ very easy. Let’s take a look at what customers can expect to see when they visit the Albany Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram showroom and take the Ram 1500 for a test drive. Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of the 2020 Ram 1500 on the road.

Looking for something to do before New Year’s Eve? Stop by our showroom today!

Should I schedule a test drive with the 2020 Ram 1500?

If you’re still unwinding from the holidays and have some time off of work, you might be looking for something to do. We’d bet some of our customers are wondering, ‘Should I schedule a test drive with the 2020 Ram 1500?’ Obviously, we’re going to say yes. Our team of product experts thinks that is an incredible idea. The 2020 Ram 1500 has won its second consecutive Truck of the Year Award from MotorTrend Magazine. One of the many things the team of experts loved about the newest Ram truck is its access to technology. The team from Ram has produced a few videos that will give you an idea of what you can expect to see when you schedule a test drive with an Albany Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep product expert today. Read the rest of this entry >>

A rear right quarter photo of the 2020 Jeep Renegade.

2020 Renegade picks up pivotal safety award from the IIHS

Safety Scores for the 2020 Jeep Renegade

Jeep has really changed the game in the crossover SUV class of the global automotive industry. Just about every automaker has an example or two to offer potential buyers, but few will be able to match the safety scores for the 2020 Jeep Renegade. The 2020 Renegade has been named a Top Safety Pick by the non-profit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Albany Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram customers have been very pleased with the Renegade since it debuted in 2015. In addition to offering a long list of more than 70 standard and available safety or security systems. In order to get this coveted rating, the 2020 Renegade has to meet a stringent set of requirements. Let’s take a look at what it has to offer. Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of the 2020 Dodge Charger driving on a snowy road.

Dodge expands AWD availability for the 2020 Charger

Does the 2020 Dodge Charger come with AWD?

Having to drive on snow and ice is one of our least favorite parts of winter. Judging by the people who come into the Albany Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram showroom to ask, ‘Does the 2020 Dodge Charger come with AWD,’ that feeling might be shared with more commonly than we originally thought. In short, yes, the 2020 Charger is available with the automaker’s all-wheel-drive system. In fact, the 2020 Charger offers two trim grades with the features, SXT AWD and GT AWD. The latter of the two versions is new for 2020. A few Albany CDJR product experts got together to take a look at what else the 2020 Dodge Charger had to offer. Let’s take a look at what they found. Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of the 2020 Ram 3500 pulling a trailer.

Could you use another truck to tow a fifth-wheel? Sure. But why?

Can the 2020 Ram tow a fifth-wheel/gooseneck trailer?

Ram trucks and capability are synonymous throughout the automotive industry. In fact, that idea has become so easy to understand that the family of trucks has been named the MotorTrend Truck of the Year for two years in a row, 2019 and 2020. At this point when people ask an Albany Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram product expert, ‘Can the 2020 Ram tow a fifth-wheel/gooseneck trailer,’ they pretty much just point to the wall. All kidding aside, yes, the 2020 Ram can tow a fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer. However, if this is something an owner plans on doing regularly, they will want to make sure they take either of the heavy-duty models home, the 2500 or 3500. Let’s take a look at why these trucks are so well suited to this important task. Read the rest of this entry >>

A front left quarter photo of the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee on the road.

Take an early peek at what the 2020 Grand Cherokee has to offer

New Features and Equipment for the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Regardless of anything else that might be happening in the automotive industry, the Jeep Grand Cherokee ranks among the most respected crossover SUVs on the market. As the new model year continues to roll on at the Albany Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram showroom, our team of product experts has been getting a lot of questions that are related to the new features and equipment for the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee. To be sure, there are several new features and accessory packages to point out. However, what has never changed is that customers will never be at a loss for choices or options when they visit our facility to decide which vehicle will be the best for them and their families. Read the rest of this entry >>

Jeep Gladiator owners to see excellent towing capability

How much can the 2020 Jeep Gladiator tow?

Jeep might seem like a newcomer to the midsize pickup truck segment of the automotive industry. In fact, the automaker made a small pickup a long time ago that was called, the Scrambler. It’s newest, and arguably most exciting, addition to its lineup is decided something very different. It is pretty rare for a day to go by when someone does not visit the Albany Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram showroom to ask one of our product experts, ‘How much can the 2020 Jeep Gladiator tow?’ To be sure, the Wrangler-based 2020 Gladiator is small, nimble and suited for off-road driving, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a lot to offer when it’s implemented as a pickup truck. Let’s take a look at what customers can expect to see. Read the rest of this entry >>

table full of thanksgiving food sign at front that says reserved

Restaurants open for Thanksgiving in Willamette Valley

Thanksgiving is next week already which means visiting family and eating plenty of turkey, pie and mashed potatoes. However, not everyone is able to have a nice Thanksgiving meal with their families. They might not be able to go home because of school or maybe they don’t have any family. However, there are also moments where cooking goes wrong and you don’t have any food to eat. Luckily, there are plenty of restaurants open for Thanksgiving in Willamette Valley. Find out which restaurants are open below! Read the rest of this entry >>