2014 Jeep Patriot Sport – Budget Minded

2014 Jeep Patriot Sport – Budget Minded


Jeep Patriot Hoyte Dodge

Jeep® has manufactured a sturdy, long lasting mode of transportation for a lot of years. The Jeep® is considered a vehicle that the manufacture stands behind the product it produces by building a superior SUV. We all recognize the name from the big war in the 40’s when our armed forces pushed it to the limits while defending our great Nation in time of war. We often consider it as an off-road vehicle and not giving much thought to how it performs on the street in crowded traffic as a method of getting to work or school, to church on Sunday, or to a ball game on Friday nights.

So, let’s look at a Jeep® that will serve the community in all of these areas. A Jeep® designed to have a rugged exterior, comfortable interior, while at the same time economical, not only in price,  but also at the pump. A Jeep® that the average family can afford with the knowledge that it will last a long time while providing safety and comfort to the driver and its passengers. That vehicle is the 2014 Jeep Patriot Sport.

Designed in the Jeep Tradition with Jeep DNA

2014 Jeep Patriot Sport Hoyte Dodge

I mentioned economically priced. Jeep® recognizes a need for family’s or even single people who are hard working and trying to establish a path in life without spending the whole pay check on monthly car payments. The 2014 Jeep Patriot Sport is that vehicle. It may be a retired fisherman who needs an additional sport model to pull a boat to the lake or a young family getting started. This Jeep will get the job done for many years to come.

Economy is what they are looking for.  With two engines to choose from starting with the popular 2.0L DOHC I4 with Duel VVT,  or if a larger engine is require the available 2.4L DOHC also with Duel  VVT  with a five-speed manual transmission that produce up to 30 MPG hwy or 28 MPG respectively the lake just got closer.

SUV Ruggedness and Jeep Comfort

Features that include Brake Lock Differential, a fuel tank skid plate shield, Hill Descent Control, Tow Hooks, and All Season Formats the Sport is designed for FWD or 4X4 Drive that puts the driver in control in all weather conditions whether it is in snow, mud, sand, rock, or just a rainy day in the city.

This travel anywhere machine with the room and comfort of a SUV is available from Hoyte Dodge for a price to fit every budget.  We are Dodge located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas. We may be contacted by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us on the web at hoytedodge for a complete listing of current bargains on New Specials and Used Specials. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on  Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter.

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2013-2014 RAM – Texas Truck of the Year – Two Years Straight

2013-2014 RAM – Texas Truck of the Year – Two Years Straight


2013-2014 RAM truck of Texas Hoyte Dodge

If you are from Texas you have “Texas Pride”. That is without question.  Texas is known as Truck Country, a place where to drive a truck is considered the primary mode of travel. To paraphrase that famous song sung by Alabama with a different twist. If You’re Gonna Live in Texas, Your Gotta Have a Truck in the Garage. To have a truck is the Texas way, this holds true of all Texans even if they do not currently own a truck. Of course we know the 2014 RAM Truck 1500 is the truck of choice

The Truck of Texas

The 2014 RAM 1500 Truck has been named the “Truck of Texas™ by the Texas Auto Writers Association for the second year running and for three of the last four years. There must be something to this. These awards are earned by excelling in all areas of engineering, manufacturing, and most of all customer satisfaction. This is an award coveted by every truck manufacture in the business of selling trucks. Only a few are considered and only one comes to the top of the list.  Just to build a truck and selling it is not enough. Striving to achieve the recognition of the driving public is coveted and when rewarded for excellence it is appreciated. At Hoyte Dodge we strive to gain the respect of these same customers by selling and at the same time providing quality service for all the vehicles purchased.

EcoDiesel Unveiled


2014 RAM 1500 Ecodiesel Hoyte Dodge

There is a lot of pride is knowing the 2014 RAM 1500 has been awarded the 2013-2014 Truck of Texas for a number of reasons. First is the addition of the EcoDiesel. With the advent of this powerful engine the light truck market in Texas had received an engine that not only produces  great fuel economy that equates to an astounding 20 MPG in the City and 28 MPG on the highway while delivering 240 horsepower and an unheard of 420 lb-ft of torque and 9.200 lbs of maximum towing. That will pull a lot of horse trailers in Texas at an economical price.  Second, with high standards of manufacturing along with craftsmanship makes this truck highly desirable among the knowledgeable truck buyers in Texas.

It is now the standard truck for ranchers who daily drive the dusty roads of Texas ranches putting their truck to the test daily by hauling hay and cattle, the farm worker hauling large loads of produce or fresh vegetables to marker, the foreman on a large construction job building the great highways of Texas, or the family pulling the boat to one of the many beautiful lakes for a family outing that this truck was made for.

So, those who live in Texas have a RAM in the garage, a RAM Truck from Hoyte Dodge.  We are committed to our customers by offering the best in sales and service. You will find the 2014 award winning RAM 1500 you are looking for at our dealership located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas.  Contact us by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us at hoytedodge for a complete listing of current bargains on new and used truck specials. Like us on Facebook. Pin us on Pinterest or follow us on Twitter.

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Paddle Shifters – Shifting Gears Safely

Paddle Shifters – Shifting Gears Safely


Paddle shifters

Paddle shifters; is this a new word in the automobile industry or something that has been around a long time? Actually it has been around a long time going back to the early 1900’s when a method of shifting gears was mounted on a steering wheel to shift gears up and down without a clutch.  Originally designed primarily for racing today it is utilized in modern automobiles for the same purpose although it is not necessary for racing , but to allow the driver to control a semi-automatic transmission by selecting  manual shifting on the gear selection leaver, whether it on the steering column or the center console.

It consist of two leavers, one each mounted on each side of the steering wheel. When the manual selection is engaged this allows the driver to manually shift gears safely without removing the hands from the steering wheel. The slitting is done electronically by moving one of the paddles. One of the paddle shifts the transmission gears up, the other shifts the gears down one gear each time the leaver is moved.

Uses of Paddle Shifters

This method of controlling the proper gear to drive in has a lot of advantages.  A great example of this shifting method is driving in stop and go traffic. While it is not know how much damage can be don e to a transmission when an automatic transmission is continually shifting gears when the vehicle is moving forward and then slowing down at erratic times it has a tendency to overheat the transmission which over time does place undue ware on the transmission gears. Using the paddle shifter when in the manual selection keeps the transmission in the gear selected by the driver to assist in breaking during those times when the speed is slow.

Driving in uneven terrain or mountainous roads is another use of the paddle shifters. Climbing a steep incline can cause the transmission to shift gears in an abnormal and erratic manner again resulting in transmission over heating and unnecessary ware on the gears. On steep downhill inclines downshifting to lower gears will assist in breaking the vehicle and slow overheating and unnecessary break ware. Over heated breaks is one of the primary causes of brake failure. This is especially helpful when hauling and towing heavy loads

SRT Racing using Paddle Shifters


Challenger SRT

Paddle Shifters are used exclusively in the 2014 SRT® series of fine Street Racing Technology offered by Chrysler Group LLC and Hoyte Dodge when driving in racing conditions. Unlike a manual transmission the semi-automation transmission is designed to prove smooth and efficient changing of the gears while at the same time minimizing the stress placed on the drive train under extreme conditions. These fine vehicles include the SRT® Viper, Chrysler 300 SRT®, Dodge Charger SRT®, Dodge Challenger SRT® and Grand Cherokee SRT®.   Another SRT® designed vehicles is the Dodge Durango designed for rugged travel under all road conditions and the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee for the best Jeep has to offer. All are equipped with paddle shifters to assist the driver in smooth and safe travels.

These vehicles with the powerful HEMI® V8 engine is featured at Hoyte Dodge. We have a large selection of new and used vehicles with the latest in SRT technology for sale. Our friendly dealership is located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas. We may be contacted by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us on the web at hoytedodge for a complete listing of current bargains on New Specials and Used Specials. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter.

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2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad – A Rugged and Ready Journey

2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad – A Rugged and Ready Journey


2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad Hoyte Dodge

Introducing the all new 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad, a rugged, ready to go, and capable 7 passenger crossover that is ready for adventure.  Let’s start with a body design that is bold, add an interior that is comfortable but rugged, a motor and drive train that has the horsepower and torque for towing the boat or camper to that long awaited hideaway.  Now, add 26 MPG highway and you are ready for 500 miles on a tank of gas of true adventure. Add all wheel drive (AWD) to provide added traction on snow, ice and other low-traction surfaces by transferring power from wheels without traction to wheels with traction This is a rugged but refined SUV providing what the driving public is looking for.  The all new 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad is ready for adventure on the weekends, transporting the kids to school, and then to work during the week. It is ready for a vacation of camping in remote places for that adventure that can only be accomplished with a vehicle that is rugged and ready to carry the family or a group of friends to those special places others only dream about.

Bold and Rugged Design


2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad front Hoyte Dodge

Excitement comes in the bold face of this Dodge Journey Crossroad. It is the forward look of platinum chrome accented front fascia with a black grill and piercing headlamps and fog lamps.  Those viewing from behind will see a rear fascia also accented with platinum chrome and dark-tinted tail lamps. To get you to those remote places 19-inch aluminum wheels and all-wheel-drive for a smooth journey over the roughest terrain are available. Keeping with the design new for the Journey Crossroad are platinum chrome roof rails for tying down extra gear and lower side stills that accent a rouged but efficient exterior profile.

The interior is as rouged as the exterior. Outfitted with new premium seating materials to carry the whole family and cargo to those out of the way places, the spacious 7-passenger seating easily transforms by lowering the rear or second row of seats to accommodate cargo for the camping adventure.

High-Tech in Every Way

With you’re “Enter ‘n Go™ key fob that unlocks the Crossroad even in remote places to gain access to a 10-way power seat the driver has total control of comfort.  Connecting you to the latest in-car communications and entertainment is the latest in technology. Uconnect® technology includes a touch-screen display for music, navigation, that’s 8.4 inches of display for ease of viewing throughout the vehicle.  The second and third row passengers enjoy an available DVD entertainment system with premium speakers, two sets of wireless headsets to keep the sound contained to the viewer and a remote control. The center console features remote a USB port and auxiliary audio input and storage. For game devices or audio hookups a 115-volt/150 watt two prong power outlet is available

Remember your next adventure waits in a new 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad from Hoyte Dodge. Leave the trail behind and explore nature. When considering your next vehicle purchase a great selection of new and used Dodge Journey’s are available for sale at Hoyte Dodge located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas. We may be contacted by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us on the web at hoytedodge for a complete listing of current bargains on New Specials and Used Specials. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter.

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2014 Dodge Charger – Built on 100 Years of Performance

2014 Dodge Charger – Built on 100 Years of Performance


2014 Dodge Charger 100 Tear Edition Hoyte Dodge

100 years in the driver’s seat. That is a long time to be driving a car. Not the same car of course, but with the same beauty, strength, and speed. The 2014 Dodge Charger has come a long way during the 100 years Dodge has manufactured superb cars starting back in 1915 when the Dodge Brothers first produced an automobile. Their history of first manufacturing engines for other companies lead to the knowledge and craftsmanship we see in modern Dodge automobiles today. While over the years the company founded by the Dodge Brothers has sold a number of times, Chrysler Group LLC purchased Dodge back in 1928 and it still maintains the standards of excellence the Dodge Brothers established in the early years of automobile production.

100th Anniversary Dodge Charger

I love history and how it flows through the years and eventually ends at the present day. However, that is not the subject of this blog. Understanding how we have arrived at today’s 2014 Dodge Charger is important and Dodge is celebrating with the 100th Anniversary Edition of the famous Dodge Charger. While the Charger has not been in production for 100 years it was preceded by famous cars such as the Lancer and Plymouth that lead to the popularity we see today.

Race Track Style

Power and performance are important. Providing the power is the famous 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine that with a head to headrest surge excites any driver or passenger.  Delivering 363 horsepower and 16 city/ 25hwy MPG with outstanding performance and the boost that also provides a smooth relaxing ride at any speed and when power is not required the Fuel Saver Technology takes over to save that precious petro. If less power is desired selecting the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 VVT for outstand fuel ecomony and efficiency will give a smooth ride with ease on the pocketbook. Voted one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2013 this outstanding engine delivers 31 MPG highway .

With 100 years of manufacturing the finest in automobiles and engines Dodge has come a long way. Featuring a selection of Cars, SUV’s and Crossovers each designed with the customer in mind for many years of longevity and reliability Dodge will be serving happy customers for the next 100 years and beyond.

Available in the Charger GXT Plus and R/T models from Hoyte Dodge, RAM, Chrysler, Jeep dealership in Sherman, Texas you can be the proud owner of this muscle car that will be admired and driven for many years to come. We are located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas and offer a full selection of New and Used Cars, Trucks, and SUV’s.  We also offer a full line of Dodge Charger models with the same design, quality of workmanship as the 100th Anniversary Edition.

Contacted us by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us on the web at hoytedodge for a complete listing of current bargains on new and pre-owned specials. Like us on Facebook. Pin us on Pinterest or follow us on Twitter.

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