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Anyone who drives a Jeep probably doesn’t do it to save money on gas. But, this does not mean that many drivers would not love to save a little more at the pump, all while doing their part to save the environment. For this reason, Jeep CEO Mike Manley wants to improve the MPG of the coveted Jeep Wrangler. At the same time, the CEO does not want to mess up the brand or devalue it, in any way. This is obviously a fine line, and one that he does not want to cross.
The most important part about owning a Jeep is that it is an amazing, hardcore machine that can tackle mountains, snow, ice and mud, and Jeep will not do anything to make it harder to off-road. With the Jeep Wrangler, and all Jeeps in general, it is important to leave the styling on the outside alone – the brand is very recognizable, and Jeep did not want to do anything to damage its reputation, and for good measure; the CEO has said as much.
To save gas, there are two large options, among with many other small ones. But, it essentially comes down to weight and engine size. Jeep probably will not mess with the engine size as people like the power of its engines. So, to save gas and make the SUV a little more nimble, the company will most likely drop the weight, though not by too much as it is a rugged SUV that can certainly tackle a lot. While the SUV will not go all-aluminum, the frame will be much lighter, yet much stronger, and it will certainly have plenty of hang-on body parts that are going to be aluminum. This will lower the weight without sacrificing the overall structure. To see how strong a Jeep Wrangler performs now, check one out at Chapman Chrysler Jeep. With solid axles at both ends and a strong frame, you are sure to love the Jeep Wrangler, among many other models.
While weight reduction and smaller or more efficient engines are a couple of ways to save gas, there is another way. With improved aerodynamics, the Wrangler should be faster and more efficient. Though, there will be some subtle changes such as the windshield being raked back a bit more, which should not only make it look better, but it will make it that much more efficient. And, the eight-speed transmission should help drivers save money as it is more efficient than the standard transmissions of the past. All in all, with more aluminum parts and a solid aerodynamic setup, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler should impress Jeep Wrangler fans and non-fans alike.
According to many, the next generation Wrangler will sport an eight-speed automatic, and it will offer a diesel engine, as well as a four-cylinder turbo power. This shows that Jeep is not resting on its laurels, and if you are a fan of Jeep and SUVs, you will certainly be happy that Jeep and the Wrangler is not going to let you down the future.
The Compass and Patriot are two SUVs that many people have come to love. The Patriot is a compact SUV that has gained a large fanbase who will be sad to see it go. The same could be said about the adventure-seeking SUV, the Jeep Compass. While this is true, fans of both SUVs should not shed a tear as Jeep plans to unveil a new version, that combines the greatness of both SUVs, in Los Angeles in November, at the North American Auto Show.
This should not come as a surprise as the company has wanted to replace the two aging compact SUVs for some time, and this has been anticipated for several years by people in the industry. Originally, Jeep planned to unveil the vehicle at the New York International Auto Show in March, but the company delayed the plans, which means they still may be finishing up the details. If you can’t wait and want to check out any other Jeep, head to Chapman Chrysler Jeep and test drive one of many great SUVs that the company has released in the last decade.
Don’t worry, while the company delayed the unveiling until November, this doesn’t mean that it has a delay in production. Rather, the company is finishing up the details of the new SUV. There is reason to get excited as both models are popular. Buyers bought 118,464 Patriots and 66,698 Compasses in the United States in 2015. This represents an impressive 21 percent of the brand’s total sales in the country. However, many Jeep enthusiasts are not impressed by the Patriot nor the Compass, and many are hoping that Jeep has more in store for the new model.
People who can’t wait to get their eye’s on the new model can look to Brazil as the company plans to start production sometime between late September and the first weeks of November. Though, these models will, unfortunately, only be sold in South America as they will be produced in the Pernambuco, Brazil plant. Though, as always, there are differences between models built in different countries, and things may vary, widely.
The new version of the Patriot and Compass will be built in Toluca, Mexico, and they will go on sale early next year in the United States. Fans of Jeep should also rejoice as the development of the next generation of the Wrangler is also nearly compete, and the company plans to reveal it to the public in the first half of next year. The new version will have better fuel economy, and it will weigh less, all while providing the same great off-roading experience.
While not everyone is a huge fan of the Compass and Patriot, there are a lot of benefits to either SUV. If you are an owner of one or have owned one in the past, you may want to pay attention as the new model is sure to be fun to drive, interesting and exciting. If you are not willing to wait, you can surely find another Jeep SUV that works for your lifestyle.
Plenty of Room for Everyone
With the ability to seat up to seven people and an EPA gas mileage rating of 26 mpg, the Dodge Journey is the perfect vehicle for a long road trip this summer. Pack the kids, the gear and even the dog and head out across country to a theme park or National Forest. You’ll make good time on your trip as the Journey gets up to 500 miles per tank, allowing you to leave your Vegas home and end up on a San Diego beach without needing to stop for gas. Stop by Chapman Chrysler Jeep for a test drive today.
Keeping Cargo Safe is Job Number One
Whether your hauling eggs or children, it’s Dodge’s responsibility to keep cargo and people as safe as possible. The Dodge Journey has seven advanced airbags strategically placed, including side curtain airbags on the second and third row seats to help protect everything in side the vehicle. Active front seat headrests adjust in the event of a rear-end collision, helping to keep your neck and spine safe. Front and rear crumple zones help absorb the energy of a crash and funnel the impact away from the interior. A dual steel frame also absorbs damage during a collision. A rearview camera, advanced braking system and electronic stability control all help you avoid a collision in the first place.
Journey Engine Choices Cover Power and Efficiency
The 3.6L Pentastar V6 motor is used throughout the Chrysler lineup in vans, trucks, Jeeps and the Journey. Choose this motor and you get a powerful 283 horses to go along with 260 pound feet of torque. The other option is the 2.4L 4-cylinder motor that generates 173 horsepower but delivers up to 26 mpg. If you have a large family and plan on towing something, the V6 probably makes sense. Otherwise, the 4-cylinder provides plenty of torque to get you and your occupants over the mountains and to your final destination. Drive both versions and decide for yourself with a visit to Chapman Chrysler Jeep.
Roomy Interior Comfortable and Flexible
The ability of the Journey to adapt to your cargo and people hauling needs is one of its key selling features. You can turn the second row seats into a bench or keep them as separate recliners. Fold both down to create the maximum room for cargo or an impromptu sleeping area. A raised third row seat is easily accessible from either side, or can be folded down to make room for more stuff. An available six-way power driver seat with lumbar support makes the Journey a comfortable vehicle for your daily commute or a long vacation trek.
The Jeep Wrangler Sahara has been described as sporty and stylish by almost every reviewer who has gotten behind the wheel of one. Jeep is becoming more and more popular as people want sporty SUVs that can actually go off road and into the dirt and mud. Jeep knows that people want luxury and style in an SUV, and the Wrangler Sahara offers both.
It is easy to take Jeep for granted as the company has been making great SUVs for generations. If you haven’t checked one out, you will be surprised at how luxurious the Jeep brand has become. While purists prefer a manual transmission, it is easy to get an automatic version, which is still powerful, quick and fun to drive. There are also a host of other goodies you can add on such as Bluetooth connectivity and a color-matched hardtop, as well as a premium sound system. To test out a Jeep Wrangler Sahara, you can head on down to Chapman Chrysler Jeep, where you can see the sound system, and everything else, in action.
If you are getting a Jeep Wrangler Sahara, you probably care more about how it performs then Bluetooth or a premium sound system. If you are looking to take it into the desert, you will love the removable doors and roof panels, as it will allow you to take it anywhere, anytime. It has a refined, and efficient, 285 horsepower V6 3.6 liter engine that delivers smooth and reliable power. With a six-speed transmission, you are going to have a lot of fun driving the Jeep Wrangler Sahara. Whether you are merging onto the freeway, driving on a two-lane highway, the six-speed transmission and the 285 horsepower engine will get you where you want to go.
The Jeep brand is synonymous with off-roading, and a lot of people buy the name because they want to take their vehicles off-road. When SUVs became popular, a lot of manufacturers built SUVs with car frames. Meaning, while SUVs looked tough and had a lot of room, they failed to provide a driver with a fun off-roading experience.
If you want to see a Jeep Wrangler Sahara in action, you can test drive one yourself and see how it performs. But, if you to take it off the pavement, you are probably out of luck. However, there are plenty of videos showing how well the Jeep Wrangler Sahara performs in the mud, up big hills and in gravel. With a refined chassis and decades of engineering experience, the Wrangler Sahara will not disappoint even the most adventurous off-road drivers who want to get in, and out, of trouble.
While there are some high-end SUVs that break the bank, the Jeep Wrangler Sahara is not one of them. At under 25,000 for the basic model, this represents a tremendous opportunity to get a great SUV as a fair price. Of course, much like with any vehicle, there are extras that you can add on, which can cause the price to rise, drastically. But, with all the add-ons available, you can get a top-of-the-line SUV that will last a long time.
Either way, if you are looking for a sporty, somewhat luxurious, and stylish SUV, you have found it in the Jeep Wrangler, and you should check one out.
Town and Country Successor Ready for Road
Chrysler polled many of the owners of the 6 million minivans the company still has on the road before creating the new Pacifica minivan. As the successor to the flagship Town and Country, the Chrysler Pacifica has some very big shoes to fill. The good news is that reviewers seem to think the new van is a perfect fit. “Motor Trend” says the new model, available now at Chapman Chrysler Jeep, has a greater attention to detail than its predecessor. The interior stitching appears to be hand-sewn and panels fit together tightly. While the outside delivers a more sporty appearance than other minivans, the inside has an air of sophistication that might make you forget this is a van built to haul around the neighborhood soccer team.
Gas and Hybrid Models Both Offer Great Efficiency
Whether you choose the V6 gasoline model or the hybrid, you can expect outstanding fuel efficiency from the new Chrysler Pacifica. Using the popular Pentastar V6 engine that appears in everything from Jeeps to Ram trucks, the engineers at Chrysler have fine-tuned the Pacifica to earn 28 mpg on the highway while still delivering class-leading torque and horsepower. Choose the soon-to-be-available hybrid and you’ll get an astounding 80 MPGe.
Pacifica Offers Five Trim Packages
Starting at just a shade more than $28K, the base LX still provides an impressive list of standard features that includes Stow ‘n Go seating, power windows, three zone temperature control, noise cancellation and Bluetooth streaming. The features keep adding on as you move up through the trim packages until you get to the luxury Limited, which has such sophisticated features as a panoramic sunroof, on-board vacuum cleaner, leather trimmed seats and power third-row seat.
Safety Technology Keeps Precious Cargo Safe
As you might expect in this day and age, the Chrysler Pacifica offers an outstanding package of driver assistance technology that will help keep you and your passengers safe. Lane departure warning gives an audible beep if you start to drift without using your turn signals, then gently corrects you back into your lane. Another feature not only warns you of an impending front collision, but applies the brakes if you don’t respond. A 360-degree camera lets you see all around your vehicle to help avoid backing over obstacles, including pedestrians. Experience the luxury and technology of the new Pacifica by taking a drive to Chapman Chrysler Jeep.