Get Excited for the All-New RAM 1500 Tradesman

All-New RAM 1500 Tradesman

Ramming Speed

Don’t Read About The All-New RAM 1500 Tradesman!

If you don’t want to work hard and get a little mud on the tires of your next pickup truck, stop reading now — the all-new RAM 1500 Tradesman just might be more than you can handle. Just unveiled this month at the National Truck Equipment Association’s “The Work Truck Show” in Indianapolis, the 2019 RAM 1500 Tradesman focuses on the drivers who use their RAM for work.

More Power & Torque

The all-new RAM 1500 Tradesman starts with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with eTorque, but also offers 5.7-liter HEMI V8 or 5.7-liter HEMI V8 eTorque options. Built on a high-strength steel frame, this RAM is rugged and ready to handle even the most back-breaking work tasks. With the proper equipment, the 2019 RAM 1500 Tradesman can tow up to 12,750 pounds and haul up to 2,300 pounds in its bed.

Fun Technology

The new RAM will be as brainy as it will be brawny. Inside the 2019 RAM 1500 Tradesman, drivers will be pleased to discover a user-friendly Uconnect 5.0 infotainment system, one free year of SiriusXM Radio, three USB ports, an auxiliary port, and a 12-volt auxiliary power outlet. The RAM Tradesman line launched in 2011. Since their game-changing debut, RAM Tradesman trucks have earned the highest owner loyalty record of all half-ton trucks in the United States.

If you have any lingering questions about this incredible pickup, bring them with you to Gary Wood CDJR in Aurora, MO.

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Named Family Car of the Year

family car of the year

Plenty Of Room For All

Family Car Of The Year

When it comes to family cars, nothing does it better than the minivan. Despite many people negative attitudes towards the segment, once you experience the ease of loading kids into a vehicle with sliding doors, you never want to go back to anything else. That is why it is no surprise that the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica was named Cars.com’s Family Car of the Year.

North American International Auto Show

Cars.com gave out this award at its 2018 Best of Awards hosted during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit early this year. According to Cars.com editors, “Chrysler has a history of stuffing its minivans with innovations, and the Pacifica is no exception. It’s an achievement in practicality, from the improved Stow ‘n Go fold-flat seats to the available rear entertainment system that impresses even versus mobile devices.”

More Technology. Lower Price

The Pacifica was just introduced for the 2017 model year and gets even better this year with more standard safety features, lower pricing for the base model, and more technology in the form of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. To earn the Family Car of the Year award, the Pacifica had to demonstrate value, innovation, and quality. All three it does in spades.

You can experience the best family car you’ve ever driven right here at Gary Wood Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Aurora, MO.

Four Missouri Christmas Towns to Visit this Month

Christmas Lights In Missouri

There is no denying that some places do Christmas better than others. These places go all out with decorations, festivities, and have an all-around jolly time all month long. Here are four of the best Missouri Christmas towns you should visit.

1. Springfield

Located less than an hour away from Aurora is Springfield. Each year in early December, you can celebrate the season with the Springfield Winterfest, held in the Juanita K. Hammons Hall. There is also an annual parade, Festival of Lights, and more.

2. Branson

Branson is fun all year round, but at Christmastime you can enjoy An Old Time Christmas with more than five million lights, 1,000 Christmas trees, a parade, and more.

3. Lake of the Ozarks.

Towns all around the lake pull out all the stops. Visit the Enchanted Village of Lights in Laurie, or The Shrine of St. Patrick’s Festival of Lights, or the drive-through display in Osage Beach.

4. Nevada.

Catch a glimpse of the twinkling lights at the Radio Springs Lake in Nevada, Missouri. The Lights on the Lake display runs through New Year’s Day.

Which of these Missouri Christmas towns do you plan on visiting this year? Here at Gary Wood Chrysler Dodge Jeep®, we hope everyone has a very merry Christmas.

Fun Missouri Road Trips

Missouri Road Trip Area

Taking a much-needed road trip to a premier destination is one of the great things about owning a reliable and capable vehicle. Whether you’re looking for a hot vacation spot or a relaxing getaway, odds are there’s a place that’s right for you here in Missouri. The following are just a few fun Missouri road trips you can take in your new Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep, from us here at Gary Wood.

  • Hotel Frederick – Those looking for a short trip from home will find it just an hour and 40 minutes from Kansas City. Built in 1905, Hotel Frederick features elegant art from the 1900s, with maps and historic pieces as well. 25 rooms and suites make it a great place to spend a few nights away.
  • Lakeview Resort – Located in Sunrise Beach, the Lakeview Resort is just under three hours from Kansas City. A total of 80 guest cottages feature anywhere from one to six rooms. Visitors also have access to the Natural Pebble Swim Area and a number of activities, like volleyball.
  • Grand Avenue – Dating back to 1863, the Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast offers a historic touch for modern visitors. A wrap-around front porch and a collection of antiques make it a lovely place to spend a weekend. Five guest rooms offer plenty of amenities that are sure to leave guests more than satisfied with their experience.