Dodge, Jeep & Ram Big SEMA Show Winners: Challenger, Wrangler & Gladiator

The Dodge, Jeep® and Ram brands took top honors at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas while exhibitors voted for the leading trendsetting vehicles that represent the best business opportunities in the automotive aftermarket.

The group awarded the Dodge Challenger as SEMA Car of the Year, Jeep Wrangler as SEMA 4×4/SUV of Year, Jeep Gladiator as SEMA Mid-size Truck of the Year and Ram as SEMA Full-size Truck of the Year.

“With four prestigious SEMA awards, it is clear that Stellantis supports and is committed to the specialty equipment market,” said Mike Spagnola, chairman and CEO, SEMA. “The awards, voted by the SEMA community, confirm that Stellantis is doing well in the aftermarket.”

Launched in 2010, the SEMA awards are the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) final awards that shine a light on the most popular, trend-setting vehicles showcasing and launching aftermarket parts.

Dodge Challenger
The Dodge Challenger still holds the title as the world’s fastest, fastest and most powerful muscle car. The 807 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock continues to outdo the competition in the modern horsepower wars. From the most powerful and fastest muscle car, the SRT Super Stock, to the 303 horsepower V-6 efficiency and class-exclusive all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability on SXT and GT models, the Challenger to the wants and needs of a wide range of Dodge performance enthusiasts.

Jeep Wrangler
The iconic Jeep Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – delivers unparalleled off-road capability and is built with more than eight decades of 4×4 engineering experience. Powertrain options include a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, a 2.0-liter turbo inline four-cylinder engine, a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine with ESS, a 6.4-liter V-8 and the first-ever Wrangler PHEV, the 4xe, which uses a 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine, two electric motors and a high-voltage battery pack to deliver an all-electric range of 21 miles and an equivalent of 49 miles per gallon (MPGe). Wrangler continues to offer a body-on-frame design, five-arm front and rear suspension, solid axles, electronic lockers and is one of the few midsize SUVs to offer a six-speed manual in addition to the available eight-speed transmission. automatically.

Jeep Gladiator
Developed from the ground up to be the most off-road capable Jeep truck ever, the Jeep Gladiator builds on a rich history of tough, reliable trucks with an unparalleled combination of rugged handling, authentic Jeep design, freedom in the open air, smart functionality and versatility. Powertrain options include a 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 engine with engine stop-start (ESS) and a 3.0-litre EcoDiesel engine with ESS. Equipped with a versatile box, body-on-frame design, five-arm suspension front and rear, solid axles and electronic lockers, Gladiator is one of the few midsize trucks to offer a six-speed manual transmission in addition to the available eight-speed automatic. Gladiator is built to meet the demands of an active lifestyle while providing an open-air driving experience in a design that is unmistakably Jeep.

Ram Truck Brand:
In 2009, the Ram Truck brand was launched as a standalone division, focused on meeting the demands of truck buyers and providing benchmark quality vehicles. With a full line of trucks, the Ram 1500, 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab and ProMaster, the Ram brand builds trucks that get the hard work done and families where they need to go.

Aries continues to outperform the competition and sets the benchmark for:

  • 1,075 lb.-ft. torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Towing capacity of 37,090 lbs. with Ram 3500
  • Segment the first 1,000 lb.-ft torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Payload of 7,680 lbs. with Ram 3500
  • Most luxurious: Ram Limited with real wood, real leather and 12 inch Uconnect touchscreen
  • Best handling and handling with exclusive rear suspension and air suspension with automatic height control
  • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
  • Most cargo space available in a traditional large van
  • Most Capable Full-Size Off-Road Pickup – Ram Power Wagon
  • Ram 1500 TRX is the fastest, fastest and most powerful mass-produced pickup in the world
  • Most Awarded Light Truck in America
  • Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup


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