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The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit will soon be in a showroom near you, and it’s stunning. This isn’t your parents Jeep Grand Cherokee. The newest version of this iconic Jeep has changed dramatically. Those changes are manifested in the way it looks inside and out, its engine and powertrain and its level of luxury as well as its price. So to prepare you to enjoy the new generation of this classic Jeep model, here are five things you and every other Jeep lover needs to know about the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit.

1. More Luxurious

One of the first things people notice when they climb into the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit is how luxurious it is. It begins with wall to wall high-quality Nappa leather covering most surfaces. For those not impressed enough, they can also add the Signature Leather-Wrapped Interior package. That will see the door panels and seats covered in supple, gorgeous quilted leather and the dash and center console wrapped in soft, thick leather. Add suede headliner, acoustic glass, soft carpets and a premium Harman Kardon 19-speaker audio system with three subwoofers, and it’s easy to see why many feel this is the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit done right. To see any Jeep in its glory, head to Chapman Chrysler Jeep and take on for a spin.

2. Many Options Under The Hood

The impressive 295 horsepower Pentastar 3.6 liter, V6 engine comes standard on the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit. When equipped with four-wheel drive it delivers a respectable 18 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway. However, buyers also have the option to get their Summit with a 5.7 liter Hemi V8 with 360 horsepower or a 240 horsepower, 3.0 liter EcoDiesel V6 with 420 lb-ft of torque which gets 21 MPG in city driving and 28 MPG when it hits the highway.

3. New Nose

The new nose is one of the first things people notice as they approach the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit. It now has a new lowered chin as well as a revised Jeep grille, which creates a unique new front fascia. Add its standard 20 inch web-spoked wheels and all-season sport-oriented tires, and the face of the 2017 Grand Cherokee Summit is transformed and more beautiful than ever.

4. Comes With Everything

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit comes with everything mentioned before plus height-adjustable air suspension, active safety software and hardware, heated and cooled seats, as well as a panoramic sunroof. All of that comes at a high price. The base price is $51,390. If you opt for the fully equipped model with four-wheel drive and the EcoDiesel engine, that can run you as much as $68,165.

5. A Whole New Level

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was fully committed to taking the new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit to a whole new level of power, comfort and performance. This vehicle is FCA’s answer to the Range Rover. But a growing number of buyers are choosing Range Rover. The luxurious 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit is designed to recapture those buyers.


Fiat Chrysler has unveiled the 2017 Jeep Compass, the vehicle that replaces both the original Jeep Compass and the Patriot. FCA officially released images of the small SUV recently at its assembly plant in Goiana, Brazil. The 2017 Jeep Compass is a vehicle that will be available in markets all over the world. While many global Jeep customers are already familiar with the Jeep Compass name, other markets that had been used to the Jeep Patriot will be hearing the Jeep Compass name for the first time. Fortunately the Jeep brand has always been known for producing durable, dependable, fun to drive, good-looking automobiles, so customers new to the Compass name know what to expect.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has built the new Compass on a larger version of the Small-Wide platform that has been used with great success on the smaller Jeep Renegade. The immediate challenge for the 2017 Jeep Compass is for a single vehicle to replace the original Jeep Compass as well as the Jeep Patriot in the minds and hearts of Jeep customers. What makes replacing the Patriot and the original Compass interesting is that although both vehicles were subjected to endless derision, they did sell amazingly well, particularly over the past two years. But FCA seems confident the snazzy looking 2017 Jeep Compass will do just fine. If you want to see the Jeep Compass in action, you should really consider taking one for a spin at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

Many buyers loved the Patriot and the original Compass because they combined an affordable low price with the ruggedness, quality engineering and daring visual design elements people have come to depend on Jeep brand vehicles to provide. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles wants customers to know the 2017 Jeep Compass is both affordable and quintessentially Jeep in its design, visual appearance and performance. And as the recently released pictures show, it is a rugged-looking yet very attractive automobile. One that’s versatile enough for off-roading yet stylish enough for classy date nights and everyday use.

While Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has revealed that the 2017 Jeep Compass for the international market has already begun production in Brazil and the 2017 Compass for the North American market will be produced in Mexico, the company has not revealed a lot of information about the powertrains of the vehicles. The company did say the 2017 Jeep Compass comes with 17 fuel-efficient powertrain options designed to meet the needs of consumers in over 100 countries worldwide. Aside from the photos, Jeep lovers and the automotive media will have to wait until November at the Los Angeles Auto Show for the 2017 Compass’ domestic debut.

People in the know postulate that the 2017 Jeep Compass will use Jeep’s stalwart 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and it will be paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission for the American market. However, Jeep has several other four-cylinder engines they could use for the Compass. One of them is Jeep’s turbocharged 2.0-liter “Hurricane” four that’s slated for the 2018 Wrangler. The company has said the Compass has “best-in-class 4×4 off-road capability”. So it will have “Trail Rated” badges when it debuts in early 2017.



The new 2017 Chrysler 300 is fast, powerful and stylish. In addition to that, the federal government just gave it a four-star safety rating. That means no matter how fast it zooms along the highways, byways and city streets, its driver and passengers are safe and sound. The full-size Chrysler 300 sedan was not just given that high rating, it earned it based on the way it handled the intense testing it was put through by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is confirmation that Fiat Chrysler Automotive has done its homework. This new vehicle not only has style, it has substance as well.

While it didn’t earn five stars, which is the NHTSA’s highest rating, the vehicle has proven that it’s designed to safeguard every passenger and the driver. So as the 300 makes its way to a Chrysler dealership near you, you can rest assured this beautiful new vehicle with all the latest bells and whistles will safeguard you and your loved ones no matter where your travels take you. Not only did the Chrysler 300 get four stars in its front crash and rollover crash tests, it got the top rated five stars on its side crash test. That’s enough to make lovers of this vehicle able to confidently cruise wherever life takes them. To see how you like the feel of the 300, check one out at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

This new high safety rating applies to the 2017 Chrysler 300 models with either rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. This sedan is chuck full of important safety features. These versions of 2017 Chrysler 300’s standard safety features include inflatable driver’s knee bolster, front and side-curtain airbags, electronic stability control, a rearview camera as well as hill start assist. That means it’s not just another good-looking vehicle from the FCA stable that made to perform well. It’s designed with the safety of the people inside in mind. That adds to the comfort level.

To make the 2017 Chrysler 300 even safer, the manufacturer offers a number of other pieces of optional safety equipment. Those options includes forward collision warning, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. So while the new sedan runs like a gazelle, it’s as safe as a tank. This will allow it to compete quite nicely with the other vehicles in its class like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the BMW 5 series and the Audi A6 in terms of safety. Plus, when you add the new technology, power and creature-comforts for which Chrysler is known, the 2017 Chrysler 300 is a great value for the price.

So if you’re looking for a powerful, comfortable American made car that’s offers great handling and all the latest technology, head to your Chrysler dealer and ask them to let you test drive the nicely appointed 2017 Chrysler 300. This automobile is built to please while offering all the safety features you need to ensure you and your passengers are comfortable, entertained and have all the connectivity you want. You are also well protected should the unthinkable happen. Here’s to a fun, safe driving experience.