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2014s, Ram 8-speed Hemi ready for ordering


A source has come in from the cold to tell Allpar that ordering is now open for the Ram 1500 Hemi with the eight-speed automatic, as well as the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2014 Jeep Compass, and 2014 Jeep Patriot.

The 2013 Ram 1500 Hemi with eight-speed automatic does not yet have an official gas-mileage estimate; with the six-speed, which is to continue production indefinitely, the truck is rated at 14 mpg city, 20 highway. In contrast, the standard V6 Ram, which comes with the eight-speed, is rated at 17 city, 25 highway; the Aero boosts that to 18/25, identical mileage as Chrysler minivans and the Dodge Journey. (All figures here are two wheel drive.)

With the eight-speed, the Ram Hemi is expected to get substantially better gas mileage; the Grand Cherokee went from 13/19 to 15/21 with a moderately different version of the V8 engine, an increase of 2 mpg across the board. Acceleration is also expected to increase, across the board.

The Compass and Patriot boast a new conventional automatic six-speed transmission (except with Freedom Drive II); Compass also has had a refresh for what appears to be its final year. Buyers who desire a Patriot will reportedly not have another chance to get one, as this is reputedly the last model-year for the Cherokee-profile front-drive/AWD crossover.

Renegade impressions

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Brian Kapral reported from the floor of the New York Auto Show:

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Ram 1500, 2500 among Edmund’s Top-Rated Vehicles


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Renegade to make U.S. debut today


The newest member of the Jeep family, the Renegade, will take the stage today at the New York International Auto Show.

Chrysler beats Ford, Honda, Toyota in recall rates

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