Ram 1500 TRX Receives 2021 Pickup Truck of the Year Award

Ram 1500 Receives Pick Up Of The Year Award | Spirit Lake, IA

The editors at Four Wheeler magazine announced the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX as the 2021 Pickup Truck of the Year. This accolade recognizes the off-road truck’s powerful capability and durability.

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is known as the “quickest, fastest, and most powerful mass-produced truck in the world,” and with good reason. The editors at Four Wheeler tested the Ram 1500 TRX over various terrains, including sand, snow, and even a loose-dirt hill climb, for 1,000 miles. Even night drives were conducted to test the off-road truck’s lighting.

Four Wheeler Editor Ken Brubaker called the Ram 1500 TRX the total package, noting its suspension and muscular stance. Sean P. Holman, Content Director of Truck & Off-Road Group commended the Ram 1500 TRX for its impressive towing capability and luxurious interior. With a supercharged HEMI V8 engine, the Ram 1500 TRX generates 702 horsepower and can reach 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds. The truck effortlessly traverses challenging terrains, especially since it has 11.8 inches of ground clearance.

Now in its 32nd year, the 2021 Pickup Truck of the Year award is chosen by staff members at Four Wheeler magazine, journalists at 4-Wheel & Off-Road, and JP Magazine. 

You can find a brand-new RAM 1500 at Motor in of Spirit Lake. We proudly serve Spirit Lake, Knoxville, Estherville, Carroll, and Algona, IA

Chevy Models Make Best Diesel Pickup Trucks List for 2021

Best Chevy Diesel Pickup Trucks | Spirit Lake, IA

U.S. News & World Report recently announced its list of the 11 Best Diesel Pickup Trucks of 2021. With the 2021 Silverado 1500, 2021 Silverado HD, and 2021 Colorado making top spots on the list, Chevrolet is making a statement with its trailering capabilities and advanced technologies. 

The 2021 Silverado 1500 features a new Multi-Flex Tailgate that includes six functions for loading and unloading cargo. With an available Duramax 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel engine, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 cranks out 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque and offers an increased maximum towing capacity of 9,500 pounds. New trailering technologies are also available on the Silverado 1500, such as Trailer Length Indicator and Jack-Knife Alert.

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD shares new trailering technologies with the 2021 Silverado 1500 and has a best-in-class maximum tow rating of 36,000 pounds. The 2021 Silverado HD features a Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 engine that provides 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. The heavy-duty truck also has new special edition options, such as the Midnight Edition and Z71 Sport Edition.

U.S. News praised the 2021 Colorado’s Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, which has a 7-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The 2021 Colorado has an available Duramax 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine that provides 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque and tows up to 7,700 pounds.

You can find these tough, efficient trucks at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake. We’re proud to serve Spirit Lake, Knoxville, Estherville, Carroll, and Algona, IA.

Jeep® Gladiator Gains Willys Edition

Jeep Gladiator Willys Edition | Spirit Lake, IA

The Jeep® Gladiator was an exciting addition to the Jeep® lineup just last year. Now, the 2021 model is getting an exciting special edition, the Willys edition. This special model will come with increased off-road abilities and unique styling elements.

Visually setting the Gladiator pickup truck apart from the standard models is a large Willys hood decal, a “4 Wheel Drive” tailgate decal, and unique 17-inch wheels with a gray print. There are eight exterior color options to choose from including Snazzberry, Sarge Green, Firecracker Red, and Billet Silver Metallic.

Inside, the Gladiator Willys comes with either black or Heritage Tan and Black cloth seats. All-weather floor mats come standard to help protect the interior from the elements.

Powering the 2021 Jeep® Gladiator Willys edition is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine rated at 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission and can tow up to 4,000 pounds.

While all Gladiator models are Trail Rated, the Willys edition has more off-road features. These include 32-inch BFGoodrich KM2 tires, a Trac-Lok Limited Slip Rear Differential, and Rubicon rock rails for extra protection. Like other Gladiator models, it also comes standard with four-wheel drive and a two-speed transfer case.

Experience this Trail Rated® legend for yourself. Drive home in a Gladiator from Motor Inn of Spirit Lake.

2022 GMC Sierra Denali Set to Gain Super Cruise

2022 GMC Sierra Denali Set to Gain Super Cruise | Spirit Lake, IA

If you have dreamed of having a hands-free driving experience in your GMC truck, you will not have to wait much longer. General Motors has announced that the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali will be getting the advanced Super Cruise technology.

Super Cruise technology has been available within the General Motors brands for a few years now. When activated, it allows you to drive hands-free on more than 200,000 miles of limited-access freeways in the United States and Canada.

Super Cruise uses GPS, camera, and LiDAR map technology to monitor your surroundings. It looks for road markings to help you stay within your lane and works with adaptive cruise control for steering, braking, and accelerating.

While this might make you think you can take a snooze on your way to work, you still must pay attention to the road. The system uses driver-monitoring technology to make sure you stay alert and focused. If you look away from the road for too long, the system will alert you to put your hands back on the wheel.

If you are anxious to try out Super Cruise technology before 2022, it will be available on the all-new GMC Hummer EV later this year. Super Cruise sounds like the perfect addition to long family road trips and cruising around Iowa from Estherville to Knoxville.

The 2022 GMC Sierra isn’t out yet, but you can check out the latest Sierra 1500 models at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake.

Introducing The GMC Hummer EV Truck

GMC Hummer EV Truck | Spirit Lake, IA

How would you like a truck with 1,000 horsepower and zero emissions? The all new 2022 GMC Hummer EV brings that to the table. It’s the first supertruck of its kind, boasting an estimated best-in-class 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque with its innovative, all-electric powertrain. The 2022 Hummer EV is to be the first totally electric model to join the GMC lineup, and will provide performance like you’ve never seen before in Estherville and Knoxville, Iowa and beyond.

The GMC Hummer EV will be powered by the new GM Ultium batteries and Ultium Drive EV drive unit with three distinct motors. Hummer EV was engineered to deliver confident off-roading capabilities, and a smooth, engaging on-road performance. In turn, it’s able to combine efficiency with capability unlike any truck before it.

In addition to its strong EV architecture, The 2022 GMC Hummer EV offers various available features that elevate its adventurous performance even further. There’s a 4 Wheel Steer featuring CrabWalk, exclusive to the segment, which allows for diagonal steering, as well as UltraVision with underbody cameras.

The Hummer EV makes its debut with the Edition 1 trim package, which adds amenities to enjoy on any occasion, like a 13.4-inch diagonal infotainment screen, Adaptive Ride Control, and a MultiPro Tailgate.

When the Hummer EV arrives, you’ll be able to find it in our GMC inventory at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake, proudly serving Estherville and Knoxville, Iowa.