Author: Josh Myatt

A conversation with Autotrader

Last month, online car shopping site, Autotrader, featured the Chrysler Pacifica, Jeep® Wrangler and Ram 1500 on its 10 Best Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Cars for 2019. The Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 were featured on the non-luxury list and the Chrysler Pacifica was awarded for the top luxury vehicles. We spoke with Brian Moody, executive editor of Autotrader, and covered the FCA US LLC vehicles … Read More

FCA US LLC searches for the next automotive design star

All it takes is one chance. High school students across the country hope and search for opportunities to flex their creative muscles in hopes of finding a career that will fulfill their passions. Of course when it comes to the workforce and finding such opportunities, it can be easier said than done. Mark Trostle, Head of Performance, Passenger Car and Utility Vehicle Design for FCA … Read More

FCA US LLC spring break destinations

Do you have plans for spring break? As March brings the end of winter, it also usually marks the time where schools across the country take a week-long pause. For men, women and families, this presents an opportunity to wind down and recharge, or a chance to go big on a vacation. Whether you plan to travel during your spring break or are just searching … Read More

See which FCA US LLC vehicles won KBB.com awards

The 2019 Jeep® Wrangler and 2019 FIAT® 124 Spider were named winners of the Kelley Blue Book (KBB.com) 5-Year Cost to Own awards. The honor marked the fifth consecutive victory for the Jeep Wrangler, but the vehicle’s first in the Off-Road SUV/Crossover category. This was the first year of eligibility for the FIAT 124 Spider in the Sports Car category. The awards honored vehicles that … Read More

Can you return a leased vehicle early?

A common myth of leasing is that, once you sign a contract, you are committed to the vehicle until the terms of the contract are completed. The truth is, you can turn in a leased vehicle early. You can also trade the vehicle, sometimes also called a lease-buyout and sale. Is it better to fulfill the terms of your lease contract? Yes. But sometimes circumstances … Read More

What is a disposition fee on a Lease Contract?

In a previous post on how auto leasing worked, one of our “Terms to Know” was Disposition Fee. It was defined as: “Charged by some lessors for the privilege of returning the vehicle and walking away; the cost is spelled out in the Lease Contract, so you will know upfront how much it will be.” Simply put, the disposition fee is charged by the lessor … Read More

Ram 1500, Chrysler Pacifica named Best Pickup Truck and Family Car of the Year – Cars.com

Cars.com™, a digital automotive marketplace, named the Ram 1500 and Chrysler Pacifica as its 2019 Best Pickup Truck and Family Car of the Year, respectively. This makes it back-to-back Family Car of the Year awards for the Chrysler Pacifica. The minivan also won the website’s “Best of” Award – an award for all-new or fully redesigned vehicles – when it made its model-year introduction in … Read More

Recap the Dodge, Jeep® and Ram commercials from the “Big Game Blitz”

What did you remember from the big game? People talk plenty about the game-changing plays, touchdowns and the moments that they’ll remember for years to come. With the largest TV audience of the year, football’s biggest game brings the best of the best advertisements from brands across the world. With such a crowded field, it takes creating a big-time moment to rise above the rest. … Read More

Jeep® Wrangler, Dodge Charger earn Best Resale Value Awards – KBB.com

The 2019 Jeep® Wrangler and Dodge Charger earned Best Resale Value Awards from Kelley Blue Book (KBB.com). One of the most trusted vehicle valuation and information sources in the country, KBB.com honored vehicles expected to maintain the greatest proportion of their original list price after the first five years of ownership. Projections are made from the Kelley Blue Book® Official Residual Value Guide and determined … Read More

Ram 1500, Chrysler Pacifica win Car and Driver 10Best Trucks and SUVs awards

The 2019 Ram 1500 and Chrysler Pacifica are winners of Car and Driver’s 10Best Trucks and SUVs awards. The 1500 and Pacifica took home honors in the full-size pickup and van categories, respectively. This award marks the third year in a row Pacifica has been named a 10Best vehicle. Here’s what Car and Driver had to say about the two winners: Ram 1500 “In its … Read More