Jeep Grand Cherokee is a ‘Must-Shop SUV for Towing’

For those who tow frequently, towing capabilities are a serious matter when shopping for a new vehicle. While pickup trucks are great for towing, you sometimes don’t want to sacrifice the passenger space or interior comfort. With this in mind, AutoTrader.com has put together its list of the Must-Shop SUVs for Towing.

This year’s list includes two great Chrysler Group vehicles, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango. Both deliver the ideal combination of best-in-class towing capabilities and interior comfort.

“Having both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango make AutoTrader’s list of Must-Shop SUVs for Towing recognizes our commitment to offer our customers best-in-class towing designed for maximum capability and optimum fuel economy without sacrificing vehicle performance or luxury,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales, Chrysler Group LLC, in a statement. “These SUVs provide the ultimate combination of power, towing and efficiency all rolled into one great package.”

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee gives buyers three options when considering towing abilities. The standard 3.6-liter V-6 engine delivers 290 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 6,200 pounds. For best-in-class towing of up to 7,400 pounds, you can choose between the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 or the 5.7-liter V-8.

If you need more seating space, the Dodge Durango offers seating for up to seven in three rows while still delivering the towing power you need. Two options are available on the Durango. The base 3.6-liter V-6 will let you tow up to 6,200 pounds, while the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 bumps that up to 7,400 pounds.

Stop by Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we’ll help find the perfect towing machine for you.

Ralph Gilles Asks Engineers to Consider Baby Boomer Car Choices

When people think of the future of cars, they usually think of the up-and-coming generations.

Not Chrysler’s Ralph Gilles. In his presentation at the SAE 2014 Convergence, Gilles called for engineers and designers to pay more attention to the baby boomer car choices, and their section of the car buying market.

Millenials might be the future, but when it comes to the present, they don’t have the cash to invest in brand new, innovative cars. It’s the pre-1980’s crowd that are going to be the big buyers in the new car market, so industry executives can’t forget them in their planning.

According to Gilles, new assistive technology is really the key to helping the older crowd continue to buy cars and drive them safely into their later years. While things like lane departure warnings are helpful to everyone, they are especially useful for the 65 and over crowd.

“I think that’s the beauty of what we can do for this generation, is to give them their mobility back,” Gilles said. “And they love technology. All of them are Facebookers, all of them want to be connected. They just want (technology) to be intuitive.”

Warsaw CDJR wants to see the market continue to include the young and the old crowds when it comes to creating new cars. Everyone should be considered when new cars are developed, so everyone has a chance to find the ride that suits them the most. For more information on Chrysler’s talks, check in with us weekly.

Matt Hagan Races Dodge Challenger G/T to Victory in Pennsylvania

The 30th annual National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Nationals in Reading, Pennsylvania proved to be a big day for Matt Hagan and his Don Schumacher Racing Dodge Challenger G/T. Naturally, every racecar driver takes the track aiming to win. Hagan was not only able to bring home the title win earlier this month, but he also jumped ahead of the 16-time NHRA champion with the points lead for the series.

“Congratulations to Matt Hagan from everyone at Mopar on another big win and the points lead in the Countdown,” said Pietro Gorlier, president and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “What a great way to show everyone that the 50 year legacy of the HEMI continues to live on by winning playoff races and making Mopar a serious contender for this year’s NHRA championship once again.”

We at Warsaw CDJR wish Hagan and the Mopar team all the best as they prepare for the last two races in the NHRA’s “Countdown to the Championship” series. The next race weekend is Oct. 30 – Nov. 2.

Cherokee Trailhawk Model Is Truly Outstanding and a Crowd Pleaser

Everyone can see that the front of the Jeep Cherokee has evolved quite significantly in the last few years. However, the Cherokee has had no trouble winning over buyers, and the Cherokee Trailhawk model is truly outstanding. Coming in with a base price of $30,890, the model showcases traditional Jeep and the ability to dominate on off-road terrain. Sure, the Trailhawk is one of the more expensive Jeep models, but if offers a lot of bang for your buck.

Car and Driver says that “standard gear that helps the Trailhawk earn Jeep’s venerated “Trail Rated” badge includes an off-road suspension with a one-inch lift relative to other Cherokees and Jeep’s Active Drive Lock full-time four-wheel-drive system with a low-range transfer case, a locking rear differential, and hill-ascent and -descent control.

The interior is adorned in leather, and features Chrysler’s UConnect, which is a do-it-all touch screen that can be used for navigation, fog lights, LED running lights, and a nine-speed automatic transmission.

With all of these features, the Trailhawk is undoubtedly the Jeep model to buy! Get yours at Warsaw CDJR and get ready for your next off-roading escapade.