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Ram Trucks Best Option for Work or Play


Max Towing Plus Payload Equals Tons of Options

Whether you’re the head of a road crew charged with moving people and equipment all over the state or just enjoy a weekend hauling your toyhauler up to the Rim, the wide variety of trim levels and power plants that come with Ram trucks ensures that Dodge has the vehicle for you. Stop by Chapman Payson Auto Center and view the huge Ram inventory that features everything from basic work trucks to the luxurious Limited, a pickup that could easily double as a sophisticated executive sedan. With a maximum towing capacity of more than 5 tons and a payload of almost a ton, the Ram truck is the perfect blend of power, performance and comfort.

Diesel Engine Provides Torque and Efficiency

Ram is the only half-ton pickup to offer a diesel engine option. The result is an incredibly efficient truck that achieves up to 29 mpg on the highway while still having plenty of torque to haul large loads. The diesel is an option in every trim level except the Sport, which requires the horsepower delivered by a 5.7L HEMI V8. The HEMI produces 395 horsepower and a spine bending 410 pound feet of torque, but still utilizes fuel saver technology to get up to 22 mpg on the highway. Choose the dependable Pentastar V6 engine and you still get 305 horses and up to 25 mpg on the highway.

Air Suspension Automatically Levels the Load

Active-Level Four Corner Air Suspension is an available system on all the models to not only improve capability, but also provide the best ride of any pickup in its class. Air springs allow the driver to adjust the ride height to five different settings from the dashboard controls. Sensors lower the truck automatically when you get up to highway speeds to help improve aerodynamics and efficiency.

Five Different Configurations for Any Need

Whether you’re hauling a crew to a work site or just need room for you and your four-legged companion to head to the lakes, Dodge has created a Ram truck with a perfect cab and bed combination. The spacious crew cab seats up to six adults and comes with either a short box or long box. The quad cab is a little tighter but still can seat six and comes with just the 6 foot, 4 inch mid box. Choose the regular cab with bench or bucket seats and you can have the mid box or the long box for hauling full sheets of drywall or plywood. Head over to Chapman Payson Auto Center and choose the configuration that’s right for you.


Take the Whole Family on Those Rugged Trails

For a four-wheel adventure that the whole family can enjoy, check out the room, maneuverability and general toughness of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The four-door version of the iconic off-road vehicle that got its start fighting in World War II seats five adults comfortably, with four doors providing easy ingress and egress. There’s nothing like putting the soft top down or leaving the hard top at home and letting nature bathe you in the sights, sounds and smells of flora and fauna as you discover new frontiers. Chapman Payson has a good selection of Wranglers and Wrangler Unlimiteds to help your exploration of the Mogollon Rim.

Reconnoitering the Rim Can be Done in Style

When you head out to Milk Ranch Point or more remote locations on the Rim, it’s good to have a trail-rated Jeep to make sure you get home in one piece. Just because the Wrangler Unlimited is rated to take on the toughest trails doesn’t mean you have to ride like a heathen. With available leather and heated seats, a killer stereo with Bluetooth streaming, tons of power outlets to charge your electronic devices and illuminated cup holders, taking a cruise on General Crook’s trail can be as comfy as a trip on the highway. Lest you take advantage of the Jeep’s capabilities to tackle a mud bog, the interior is easily rinsed out with drain plugs to let the mess flow away.

Trail Rating Leaves Others in Dust

Comfort doesn’t mean much if you can’t get where you’re headed. The Jeep’s legendary four-wheel drive system, powerful V6 Pentastar engine and a suspension system that provides excellent clearance and traction provide a vehicle that is only limited by your imagination and fortitude. The Wrangler Unlimited laughs at crevices and boulders that turn other vehicles around. It’s water fording abilities mean you’ll be splish splashing your way to new discoveries while others can only sit and watch. Hill descent control and hill start assist are features that keep you in control on those hair raising trips up and down the steepest inclines when it seems you’re just a whisper away from a roller coaster ride.

Need to Camp? It’s a Towing Monster as Well

Have a pop up trailer or lightweight camper you need to tow? The Wrangler Unlimited can tow up to 3,500 pounds, meaning you can stay a few days and explore the area when you finally reach that perfect camping spot. Take a Wrangler for a test drive at Chapman Payson and see how comfortable, solid and powerful a vehicle can be.

2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Comfort and Functionality Perfect for Weekend Wanderlust

Exploring the trails and backcountry around the Mogollon Rim is an exercise that can last a weekend, or months, depending on your curiosity. When taking off to explore in your Jeep in Payson and the surrounding area, why not pick a model that is tops in both functionality and comfort? The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk edition has both areas covered, utilizing the patented Jeep 4 x 4 system to get you through tough spots while keeping you bathed in luxury with a modern interior. Swing by Chapman Payson and compare the new Trailhawk to other Jeep models.

Trailhawk Equipped With Loads of Off-road Features

Built on a concept vehicle that debuted at the 2012 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, the new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk has a slew of features that make it a Trail-rated Jeep. Along with the Jeep Quadra-Drive four-wheel system, it comes with electronic limited slip differential and air suspension that adjusts on the fly as needed for greater articulation. Speed control with hill ascent helps you master those steep slopes going up or down. A rugged skid plate helps protect the engine and transmission from large obstacles, while a special non-glare decal on the hood helps soften the effect of the sun’s rays. Choose optional 20-inch tires for a better foot print out on the rougher trails on top of the Rim. The new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk comes in your choice of Diamond Black Crystal, Velvet Red, Granite Crystal, Rhino, Bright White, Billet Silver or Redline Red exterior colors.

Interior Loaded With Black Leather

Just because you’re out exploring in some of nature’s wildest areas doesn’t mean you can’t be comfortable. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is one off-roader that comes loaded with leather and suede-trimmed seats with large bolsters to help keep you in place when the trail gets tough. Red stitching provides an appealing visual contrast, while Piano Black trim pieces and gunmetal finish adds an air of sophistication. A special Trailhawk badge on the steering wheel identifies your Jeep as unique. The 8.4-inch touchscreen puts you in touch with the rest of the world, offering communication, stereo and navigation at the touch of a finger. The touchscreen even displays your level of articulation and provides other information vital to a successful four-wheel run. When looking for a Jeep in Payson, stop by Chapman Payson and ask about the new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. It makes exploring the Rim as easy as a Sunday drive to Grandma’s house.

Black Bear Wrangler Earns its Name


Named After Iconic Telluride Trail

Imagine yourself high in the Rocky Mountains above Telluride traversing a narrow, rocky trail with the heavens on one side and trouble on the other. Trails like that demand a certain kind of four-wheeler that has power, stability and the sure-footedness of a mountain goat. Introducing the Jeep Wrangler Black Bear Edition, named after that iconic trail where you are as apt to run across an abandoned mine as a spectacular waterfall during a thrilling run designed to test the limits of both you and your vehicle. From the topographic display of the map on the hood to the easy-opening top designed to let Mother Nature inside, this is one Wrangler that delivers a terrific off-road experience. Check in with the pros at Chapman Payson to see about getting a test drive in a new Black Bear Wrangler.

Every Part Designed for Maximum Off-road Efficiency

From the special rock rails that dissuade small boulders from denting the Wrangler’s body to the superior bolstered seats that help keep you in an upright position when the going gets rough, the Wrangler Black Bear is ready for action. A leather-wrapped steering wheel helps you keep a death grip and the vehicle under control, while sport bar grab handles give your passengers a security blanket to squeeze. All weather slush mats are easy to clean when the trip is over and 17-inch Silent Armor tires provide maximum grip and sure-footedness along the trail. A layer of Kevlar helps protect against punctures out on the trail.

Wrangler Technology Helps Maintain Control

Hill Descent Control helps maintain a proper amount of throttle and braking when going down sharp inclines. Hill Assist Control gives you the power to get going up a sharp grade once you take your foot off the brake, ensuring you don’t roll backwards into an area best not occupied by you and your Wrangler. Electronic locking differentials and a choice of four by four systems mean you’ll have power directed exactly where you need it as you navigate the slippery shale on the Black Bear trail. The Rock-Trac four-wheel drive system provides a 4:1 gear ratio that allows you to crawl safely through the toughest parts of the trail.

Jeep Legendary Pentastar Engine Powers On

The 3.6-liter Jeep Pentastar V6 Engine delivers 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque to keep you moving through the toughest conditions. The engine is perfectly situated to provide maximum performance out on the trail while delivering enough fuel efficiency to make the Wrangler your daily driver. Check out all the Wrangler models with a trip to Chapman Payson.


Number One Tip is Be Prepared

Taking your Jeep off-road is a great way to bond with family and friends, but you need to be prepared. Always make sure your Jeep is in top mechanical condition. If you’re not a mechanic, take it to the service center at Chapman Payson for regular oil changes and maintenance. You should check and ensure your battery is secure and all your fluids are at proper levels before taking off. Tires should have plenty of tread and be at proper inflation, and don’t forget to pack some water and nutrition like energy bars and nuts, just in case you’re out longer than you intend. Before you leave, make sure someone knows where you’re going and when you intend to be back. It’s always a good idea to travel with someone else who can help in case there’s a problem.

Watch Your Thumbs

When you hit the really rocky terrain, it’s not unusual for your wheels to make a sharp turn. If you have your thumbs in the spokes of the steering wheel, an injury might occur. Keep your thumbs up on top of the wheel away from the spokes. Chances are you’ll be traveling slowly, so keep a loose grip on the wheel and let go if it starts to spin, although that’s highly unusual if you have power steering. Remember, no white knuckling. You’re supposed to be having fun.

Don’t Wait to Put Your Jeep in 4WD

Once you get stuck, it’s pretty tough to put your Jeep into four-wheel drive. Keep it in two-wheel on a dirt road, but before you get into the really tough stuff, take a break and engage all four wheels. Remember to keep scanning from left to right as you drive slowly through unknown terrain. Don’t forget the windshield folds down on a Wrangler, making it a little easier to see the next obstacle.

Plan Ahead Before Tackling Hills

Although your Jeep has many of the characteristics of a mountain goat, it’s still best to put a little thought into a sharp ascent or descent. Try and keep your vehicle pointing toward the top or bottom of the hill. Although unlikely, taking a horizontal tack could produce a rollover on a very steep incline. Apply the most power at the bottom of the hill, then take it easy as you get to the crest. Always know what’s on the other side, in case there’s nothing on the other side (ouch). If you have a manual shift, put it in the lowest gear and let the compression slow you down on your descent. If you’re new to off-roading, it might be best to join a club and learn from people with more experience. Check with Chapman Payson for a list of clubs in your area.