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2014 Jeep Patriot

The Jeep Patriot is known for being a compact SUV featuring classic Jeep styling in an affordable package. While it will spend most of its life on city streets, the Patriot includes components that provide it with off-road capability incomparable by other vehicles in its class. Available at a Jeep dealer in Henderson, the Patriot shares its small-SUV platform with the Jeep Compass, but provides off-road capability that its sibling does not. The Patriot is offered in either front-wheel drive or with a four-wheel drive system that features a “lock” mode to enhance traction during inclement weather.

The 2014 Jeep Patriot is a compact crossover SUV that seats five people. It is available in Sport, Latitude and Limited trim levels. All-wheel-drive models, regardless of trim, can be equipped with the Freedom-Drive II Off-Road Group. This includes an enhanced four-wheel-drive system, all-terrain tires, a full-size spare tire, hill descent control, tow hooks, skid plates and, on the Sport, a height-adjustable driver seat.

When equipped with standard front-wheel drive, the 2014 Jeep Patriot Sport and Latitude are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 158 horsepower and 141 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic is optional. EPA-estimated fuel economy with front-wheel drive and the six-speed automatic is 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined. The manual version does slightly better with mpg ratings of 23 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined.

Optional on the front-drive Sport and Latitude is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 172 hp and 165 lb-ft of torque. This engine is standard on all-wheel-drive models and all Patriot Limited models. You can choose between the five-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission.

As for safety, every 2014 Jeep Patriot comes standard with antilock brakes traction and stability control, and full-length side curtain airbags. The Limited gets rear disc brakes. Front side airbags are now standard across all Patriot trim levels.

New features for the 2014 Jeep Patriot include a new six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission is offered, and front seat-mounted side airbags are now standard on all models, enhancing safety. Visit Chapman Jeep for more information.

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For many years, engines have taken center-stage in the fight to achieve better gas mileage and a smoother ride. Now, several car makers have joined the effort to complete the performance package with better transmissions, including the Chrysler Group, which introduces a world’s first:  The 2014 Jeep Cherokee, available at Chapman Chrysler Las Vegas, includes the first nine-speed automatic light-vehicle transmission in the world.

Before the 1970s, the standard transmission was a “three-on-the-tree” or “four-on-the-floor,” referring to a manual three or four speed transmission. Now, most luxury brands boast of seven- and eight-speed transmissions, but the Chrysler Group is the first to use an eight-speed box in mainstream big vehicles, such as the Dodge Ram, and the nine-speed transmission in the Cherokee. The new transmission also will be used in the vehicle that replaces the Chrysler 200 sedan.

“There is a definite advantage to having more gears in a transmission,” explained Chapman Chrysler Jeep Service Manager Derrick Goern. “More gears improves gas mileage and performance because the engine works more efficiently.”

Vehicle manufacturers General Motors and Ford are working jointly on designing nine- and 10-speed transmissions; this move will help both companies save money on development. For now, Chrysler remains the pioneer with the 2014 Cherokee. Goern said the Cherokee’s nine-speed transmission smoothly shifts up and down, without annoying pauses or jerks that can sometimes plague newer transmissions. Fuel efficiency is estimated to be 31mpg when the transmission is paired with the new 2.4L MultiAir2 Tigershark I4 engine, an increase of 45 percent when compared to the previous generation Jeep Liberty.

To test drive the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, stop by Chapman Chrysler Jeep in Henderson, or go online at www.chapmanchryslerjeep.com for vehicle photos and specifications.

2014 Chrysler 300S

A bevy of sales discounts, from loyalty cash to special offers for military personnel make September a great time to purchase a new vehicle at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

The Jeep Celebration Event gives a $500 cash allowance towards any vehicle except Jeep Wranglers from now until Sept. 16, while Chrysler is offering up to $1,000 cash allowance on select 2014 Chrysler 200 models. And if you have a friend or family member who works for Chrysler, you’ll receive 1% below factory invoice pricing, said Corey Brewer, sales professional at the Chrysler Jeep dealer in Henderson.

“There are so many ways to save right now, nearly anyone can receive a discount of some kind,” Brewer said. “Most folks who come in already know what kind of discount they qualify for, which is great. If customers are not sure what applies to them, we try to help them receive the best discount possible.”

Many offers cannot be combined: Don’t expect to receive thousands in cash-back offers because you are a college graduate in the military who is a first time buyer – all three are the types of discounts available to customers. But you may receive up to $3,750 cash allowance on a Chrysler 300 Motown or 300s RWD edition. Military members can take advantage of USAA’s car buying program while Costco members have access to the Costco Auto Program, with below-invoice pricing.

“Many of our vehicles also have their own discounts and/or incentives,” Brewer said. “Often internet pricing is cheaper, and some manufacturers also offer conquest cash incentives – when you trade in one vehicle make for a different one.”

Chapman Jeep customers looking for a 2014 Patriot Latitude 4×2 can receive up to $2,000 cash allowance or 0.9% APR financing plus up to $1,000 cash back. Lease offers include a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport for only $309 per month/36 months; total due at signing is $2,499 and no security deposit.

Stop by Chapman Chrysler Jeep in Henderson to check out which incentives you qualify for: Vehicle details and photos are available on the web at www.chapmanchryslerjeep.com.