Dodge, Jeep & RAM Win 2018 Total Quality Impact Awards

The 24th annual Total Quality Impact™ (TQI) awards were announced recently, and FCA was the clear winner with Dodge, Jeep, and RAM all earning trophies. What are the TQI awards, you ask? Founded by Strategic Vision, TQI is one of the industry’s most complete measures of both vehicle quality and owner satisfaction, taking into account everything from model recalls to available technology to brand loyalty.  

But enough about the what; let’s discuss the why. Ladies and gentlemen, here are the prized Jeep, RAM and Dodge winners. 

Dodge Durango: Best Midsize SUV 

Thanks to a mix of high-end utility, built-in technology, and class-leading towing capability of 8,700 pounds, the new Durango was rewarded TQI’s Best Mid-Size SUV Award for the fifth time in six years. A competent all-weather SUV, the Durango’s is also a worthy trip-taker with its 26 mpg rating (highway), especially compared to other three-row SUVs in the segment. For that reason and many others, the Durango is not only TQI’s top midsize SUV but also the New England Motor Press Association’s official Winter SUV of the Year

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Dodge: Best Mass-Market Brand 

As a Birmingham Dodge dealership, we’re incredibly proud to see Dodge earn the coveted Mass-Market Brand Award. Between July and December of last year, Strategic Vision surveyed more than 44,000 car buyers to assess satisfaction, emotional attachment, and the personal impact of model-specific problems. Beating all other domestic brands, including Honda and Toyota, Dodge secured this win essentially by being awesome.  

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Jeep Renegade: Best Entry SUV 

Another best-in-class SUV, the Jeep Renegade leads its league in off-road capability, fuel efficiency, and overall styling thanks in large part to its patented open-air cabin. Boasting the segment’s first 9-speed transmission, as well as one of the industry’s finest engines, a 1.4-liter MultiAir® turbo-four that makes 160 horsepower and 184 pound-foot of torque. With a starting price under $19,000, the 2018 Renegade is certainly well worth all the accolades.  

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RAM 2500/3500: Best Heavy Duty Pickup 

Following in the footsteps of the classic RAM 1500 – which was named Truck Trend’s 2019 Pickup of the Year and Motor Trend’s 2019 Truck of the Year – the RAM 2500 and 3500 both achieved greatness by sharing the TQI Best Heavy Duty Pickup Award. Labeled as America’s longest-lasting trucks, these three-quarter and one-ton pickups offer a maximum towing capability of 31,210 pounds, 900 lb.-ft. of torque, and nearly 7,400 pounds of payload. What’s not to like? 

View our inventory of available RAM 2500 and RAM 3500 trucks for sale in Birmingham

About Jim Burke Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM 

Located at 1409 5th Ave N in Birmingham, our car dealership near Hoover offers some of the area’s lowest prices and five-star service. Featuring new and used Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM vehicles, as well as auto financing, genuine OEM car parts, and monthly car specials, Jim Burke CDJR is your one-stop shop for anything automotive. Contact us at (205) 588-6285 to speak with a salesperson about buying or leasing a Jeep Renegade, Dodge Durango, RAM 2500, or any other new or used car for sale

Sources & Photos: 

https://www.strategicvision.com/tqi 
http://media.fcanorthamerica.com/newsrelease.do?id=20378&mid=287 
http://media.fcanorthamerica.com/newsrelease.do?id=19928&mid=287 
https://www.fcagroup.com/en-us/media_center/insights/pages/2019_suv_truck_person_of_the_year_awards.aspx 
https://www.fcagroup.com/en-US/media_center/insights/Pages/all_new_ram_1500_pickup_of_the_year.aspx 
https://www.dodge.com/durango.html 
https://www.jeep.com/renegade.html 
https://www.ramtrucks.com/ram-2500.html 

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