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What Vehicles Will Support the Next-Gen SYNC® 4 Infotainment System?

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
Ford SYNC® 4 Infotainment System

Can you Upgrade SYNC® 3 to SYNC® 4? 

Ford made a massive effort to ensure all new Ford vehicles rolling off assembly lines included built-in cellular data modems by the end of 2019. Now the reason for that transition has become apparent. This year, the new-generation SYNC® 4 infotainment will be putting those connections to use. But the new generation has us asking questions. Can you upgrade SYNC® 3 to SYNC® 4? What models will come equipped with SYNC® 4? Find the answers here! (more…)

Looking for our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram blogs? They’re on our new site!

Monday, May 9th, 2016
Akins Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram blog content

Akins Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram blog content

In the past, the Akins Ford blog has been the place to go for all the latest information on the Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep vehicles our dealership also carries. We are still a great source for all the latest information on these brands, but all the Akins Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram blog content will now be appearing on our sister site, Akins Dodge. (more…)

2016 Ram 1500 Rebel Receives Pickup Truck of the Year Title From Four Wheeler Magazine

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
2016 Ram 1500 Rebel Pickup Truck of the Year

While any 2016 Ram 1500 can deliver on top performance and the best fuel economy in the class when equipped with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel, the off-road optimized Ram Rebel takes that capability to a whole new level. That model has recently taken the Pickup Truck of the Year title from Four Wheeler magazine, marking it as the best pickup on the road no matter the environment. Keep reading to learn more about this fantastic Ram model. (more…)

2016 Dodge Charger Takes the ALG Residual Value Award in the Full-size Car Category

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
2016 Dodge Charger Wins ALG Residual Value Award

Many vehicles that offer premium performance fall short when it comes to real-world reliability. After all, do you really want to take the same vehicle grocery shopping that you use on the track? While the gut reaction may be no, sometimes you need a vehicle that can satisfy on speed, dependability, style, and still be big enough to pick up the kids from school. Which is why it’s so good to hear that the 2016 Dodge Charger has been honored by the ALG Residual Value Awards (more…)

The ProMaster City is named 2016 Commercial Green Car of the Year!

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
2016 Ram Promaster City 2016 Commercial Green Car of the Year

When it comes to a commercial vehicle the top consideration are cargo space, payload capacity, and maneuverability, and usually fuel efficiency is important, but not at the forefront of considerations. So, you may be delighted to learn that the 2016 Ram ProMaster City has won the 2016 Commercial Green Car of the Year award from Green Car Journal. This means this small van offered top pro-environmental features as well as meeting the needs of commercial owners. (more…)

Safe Holiday Driving Tips

Thursday, December 10th, 2015
Safe Holiday Driving Tips

The holidays can be a dangerous time to be on the road, both because of weather, congestion, and holiday partying. That is what makes it so important to follow these safe holiday driving tips, so that you and loved ones can be safe on the road this Christmas and New Years. (more…)

Jeep Wrangler named Hottest 4×4 SUV at SEMA

Monday, November 9th, 2015
Jeep Wrangler named Hottest 4x4 SUV at SEMA

There is plenty of good information on accessories and options coming out of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, and now even more exciting news! We recently wrote about how Ford received three honors for the Hottest vehicles at the Show, and now we have the Jeep Wrangler named Hottest 4×4 SUV at SEMA! (more…)

Jeep Grand Cherokee Wins Among Active Lifestyle Vehicles

Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Jeep Grand Cherokee Wins Among Active Lifestyle Vehicles

While there are many vehicles on the road that are safe, reliable, and perfectly capable of transporting folks from one place to another, not every car even pretends to be suitable for a person with an active, outdoor and athletic lifestyle. That is why every year automotive journalists, athletes and outdoor enthusiasts gather to vote on the cars that suit their needs at the Active Lifestyle Vehicle (ALV) awards. And this year the Jeep Grand Cherokee took home two prestigious awards. (more…)

Jeep, Ram, and Dodge Awards at the Texas Truck Rodeo 2015

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
Jeep, Ram, and Dodge Awards at the Texas Truck Rodeo 2015

Every year, dozens of the top trucks and SUVs from around North America gather to be evaluated at the Texas Truck Rodeo organized by the Texas Auto Writers Association. Awards offered at the prestigious event mean that a truck or SUV has gone up against the toughest competition and walked away victorious. This year the FCA US brand (which included the Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles available here at Akins), raked in the awards, securing eight of 24 honors and beating out other manufactures in sheer number of excellent vehicles that went home with new titles. Keep reading for the Jeep, Ram, and Dodge Awards received at the Texas Truck Rodeo 2015. (more…)

What is Mopar bringing to SEMA 2015?

Friday, October 23rd, 2015
What is Mopar bringing to SEMA 2015?

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in early November is the premier place to check out custom truck and SUV accessories that don’t yet exist anywhere else. We’ve already had a post about the SUVs that Ford is bringing to SEMA, but Mopar, the service, parts, and customer-care branch for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles has been a little more secretive. We don’t know much, but what we do we have for you in this post. (more…)