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These are the 2016 Chryslers, Dodges, Jeeps, and Rams

by David Zatz on

Chrysler has released the updates for 2016, and for the most part, they are fairly minor. The Pentastar upgrades mentioned earlier may not excite some people, but getting more usable power at low engine speeds while cutting weight and increasing fuel economy and peak power is impressive — and rumor still has direct injection in the future.

Numerous UConnect 8.4-equipped cars will get a drag-and-drop menu bar, greater Siri integration, and “do not disturb” for voice and text messages. Ram 1500 pickups are getting a new, phone/mini-tablet friendly center console, safety upgrades, front park assist, and other improvements. More Ram heavy duty buyers with strong bladders can get the 74 gallon dual-tank setup. There will also be four “buzz models.”

ProMaster buyers can get a window version of the largest version, along with a chrome grille and a second battery.

Jeep has mostly fiddled with colors and options packages, except for Grand Cherokee, which has standard stop-start on the upgraded V6, customizable power steering, and aluminum suspension components to cut weight, along with a much more sensible shifter. The SRT version moved the tach to the middle and the speedometer to the left, with numerous other updates to match other SRTs.

Dodge changes are unsurprising and previously announced at Allpar, and include special paint colors, the Blacktop package for Charger SXT, and such. The biggest change is the Super Track Pack — now available on V6 cars. Durango also gets stop-start for the V6 and numerous other package changes.

Over at Chrysler, the big news, it one can call it that, is the 90th anniversary editions.

Full details, as well as what we expect for the rest of the year, are at our permanent 2016 changes page.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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