It’s Here! 2019 Ram 1500 Has Arrived at Runde Auto Group of Manchester


The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 recently rolled onto the lot at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester!

The most notable difference at first glance is the truck’s grille, which is larger and more aggressive. There are six different 2019-Ram-1500-VLP-Gallery-3-j.jpg.image.1440grille styles to choose from.

The truck itself is lighter — it weighs nearly 225 pounds less than the previous model — but stronger, with an increased payload of 2,300 pounds, and maximum trailer tow of 12,750 pounds.

“The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 delivers a non-compromise approach to the full-size truck segment with strength, durability, technology, and efficiency,” said Mike Manley, head of Ram brand, in a press release. “The Ram 1500 stands out as the benchmark in a very competitive market.”2019-Ram-1500-VLP-Gallery-6-j.jpg.image.1440

The frame is 98% high-strength steel and the truck’s wheelbase and cab are four inches longer, giving it better proportions and aerodynamics. It is the first full-size truck without a mast antenna — all navigation, Wi-Fi, radio, and Sirius XM are handled by a new shark fin antenna.

The vehicle has nearly 100% more storage capacity versus the closest competitor at 151.1 liters! The second row includes slide reclining seats to eight degrees, a true flat-load floor with integrated RamBins with tie down rings, and expandable under seat storage.

2019-Ram-1500-VLP-Gallery-2-j.jpg.image.1440The all-new Ram 1500 continues to offer lockable bed storage with RamBox, which now includes a 115-volt outlet. The industry-first cargo management system includes versatile, weatherproof, lockable, illuminated, and drainable storage bins built into the bed rails.

There are more than 100 safety and security features in the 2019 Ram 1500. The newest features include:

  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System: Points headlights in the planned direction the vehicle is traveling using steering wheel input to point light around turns, driveways, and parking lots
  • Advance Brake Assist: If inadequate force is applied to the brakes in response to signal from Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning, sensors will increase brake force automatically
  • LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus: Assists driver with corrective action to stay in the lane
  • ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist: Sensors on bumper guide the 2019-Ram-1500-VLP-Gallery-5-j.jpg.image.1440driver into the parking space. Parallel parking is possible on either side of vehicle by selecting the direction with the turn signal; for perpendicular parking, vehicle backs itself into space
  • Rear Cross Path detection: Warns the driver of movement behind the vehicle when it is in reverse using illuminated icons and an audible chime
  • Surround View Camera: Uses four cameras positioned around the vehicle to provide a bird’s eye perspective of the vehicle and its immediate surroundings.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Go, and Hold: Helps maintain a driver-adjustable distance between the vehicle and the one in front of it and can bring the vehicle to a controlled stop and hold it there. Decreases the vehicle’s pre-set cruise-control speed when closing in on another vehicle in the same lane, or when another vehicle moves into the same lane. The system will accelerate the vehicle back to the pre-set rate once the vehicle in front speeds up or moves into another lane.

View Runde Auto Group’s inventory of 2019 Ram 1500s here. 


Ford Ranger, Re-invented: The Midsize Truck Makes a Comeback in 2019


The Ford Ranger is making a comeback in 2019.

The mid-size pickup truck, which was discontinued in 2011, has been re-invented inside and out.

cq5dam.web.1280.1280 (2)“Ranger has always held a special place in the hearts of truck fans,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president of Product Development and Purchasing, in a press release. “The all-new Ranger is designed for today’s mid-size truck buyer, delivering even more utility, capability and technology for those who blend city living with more off-the-grid adventures on the weekend.”

The Ranger will come in three trims, entry-level XL, mid-level XLT, and high-level Lariat, with available Chrome and Sport appearance and FX Off-Road packages, and in SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations.

It has a high-strength steel frame, a 2.3-L Ecoboost engine and the only 10-speed auto transmission in the midsize truck segment.

“Ranger’s proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost provides a torque target on par with competing V6cq5dam.web.1280.1280 (5) engines, but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder,” Thai-Tang said. “When you pair that with its 10-speed transmission, you’ve got one of the most versatile, powerful and efficient powertrains in the segment.”

The Ranger is packed with driver-assist technologies, including standard Automatic Emergency Braking, available Lane Keeping Assist, available Lane Departure Warning, available Reverse Sensing System, and available class-exclusive Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage. Lariat trim includes Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control.

It is ready for adventure with the available FX4 Off-Road Package, which provides additional trail capability with off-road tuned shocks, all-terrain tires, a frame-mounted heavy-gauge steel front bash plate, frame-mounted skid plates, and FX4 badging.

cq5dam.web.1280.1280 (4)The vehicle has an innovative Terrain Management System similar to the F-150 Raptor’s, which includes four drive modes: normal; grass, gravel, and snow; mud and ruts; and sand. The system can shift on the fly to automatically change throttle responsiveness, transmission gearing, and vehicle controls to tailor traction, drive-ability, and performance to any given terrain or weather condition.

The Ranger will be available at Runde Auto Group in early 2019.

See Runde Auto Group’s selection of new Ford vehicles here.




All-New 2019 Jeep Cherokee Has Arrived at Runde’s

2019 Jeep Cherokee
The all-new 2019 Jeep Cherokee has rolled onto the lot at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester!

The re-designed Cherokee has a whole new front fascia, hood, LED headlamps, daylight running lamps, and fog lamps.

The vehicle has a new lightweight, hands-free power liftgate and five new wheel designs, including premium 19-inch wheel on Overland models. It also features a dual-pane sunroof.

It boasts improved rear cargo volume and more convenient storage space, as well as small details like the new capless fuel fill that eliminates the need to touch and turn the vehicle’s gas cap when refilling.

Under the hood, the vehicle has an all-new 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque equipped with engine stop-start technology to optimize fuel economy.

“A stunning, more premium design and the addition of our new fuel-efficient 2.0-liter turbo engine make the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee even more desirable in the mid-size SUV segment,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand, FCA Global, in a press release. “In addition, Cherokee builds on its benchmark 4×4 capability and on-road dynamics with refinement and style, a host of new attributes, powertrains and the latest technology that is perfectly situated for consumers worldwide.”

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is available in five trim configurations: Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Overland, and the rugged Trail Rated Trailhawk. It is manufactured in Belvidere, Illinois.

View Runde Auto Group’s 2019 Jeep Cherokee inventory