It’s finally happening: the Jeep Wrangler is undergoing an all-new redesign for the first time in ten years. Nothing quite says “all-American vehicle” as well as the Jeep Wrangler—after all, the Wrangler helped win World War II—but even the classicists know that it’s the modern twist that Jeep puts on the Wrangler time and time again that makes it unique in today’s market. That is why it’s so exciting to hear that the all new version of this timeless SUV will also come with an all-new model: the Jeep Wrangler Pickup truck.
Unfortunately for curious onlookers—including us here at Warsaw CDJR—the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler has plans to stay out of the limelight for now. It won’t be revealed to dealerships and the press until late fall 2017.
Fortunately for us, we got a tiny sample of what the new Wrangler pickup will offer thanks to some recent spy shots. The shots were only of a prototype, but it was still clear to see that the new Wrangler will keep some of the traditional Jeep details, like the seven-slot grille and the round headlamps. We’re hoping—and expecting—that this indicates that the new 2018 Wrangler will have the perfect balance between trademark details and modern innovation.
Let’s face it. Jeeps are awesome as-is. But sometimes, a tweak here and there can take their awesomeness to new heights. Check out these awesome DIY Jeep mods…
The Hammock Mod
The seats in a Jeep are certainly comfortable enough to take a nap in. But if you really want to relax, do what one owner did—attach a hammock to the roof bars! It works great when you are at the drive-in movie theater.
The Bottle Opener Mod
If your Jeep has large bolts on the A-pillar, you can install a wall-mounted bottle opener. It’s perfect for picnics! (Just remember to be responsible if using it to open anything besides soda.)
The ‘Squeeter Mod
There’s nothing like driving your Jeep deep into the wilderness where civilization seems like a distant dream. The only problem? That’s where mosquitoes thrive. But sleeping with the top on kills your access to fresh air. Try cutting a piece of mosquito netting and using clips to clip it to your roof bars.
The Smartphone Mod
If you have an accessory phone charger, the kind where your phone sits upright almost like the old cordless house phones, you can easily do the awesome Jeep DIY smartphone mod. Just place the charger on the grille vent on your dash, attach with zip ties and your phone is secure and upright for navigation!
With these DIY Jeep mods, you are not only making your Jeep more functional, you are making it your own.
The 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland is One of our favorite new additions to the lot here at Warsaw CDJR! This sleek SUV provides the classic style of the Jeep Cherokee with the added bonus of all the premium amenities brought in by the “Overland” badge.
The all-new 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland features an Alpine Premium Audio System, top-notch Jeep brand 4WD, Blind Spot Monitoring, UConnect 8.4 plus Navigation, ParkSense, and more.
What’s more, the Cherokee Overland looks just as good as it runs. It comes with all-new color fascias and fresh designs for the front chin extension, door cladding and wheel flares. Add in the standard HID bi-xenon headlights, and you’re looking at a without-a-doubt head-turner.
The cabin of the 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland features a leather-wrapped steering wheel and instrument panel, glossy Brown Zebrano wood trim, leather-trimmed front seating, and an available CommandView Duel-Pane Panoramic sunroof.
Drivers of the new Cherokee Overland will also be automatically enrolled in the Jeep Wave program, which offers exciting premium service benefits, such as two years of free vehicle maintenance.
For ultimate luxury and ultimate utility, check out the 2016 Cherokee Overland.
Recently announced at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, the Jeep Night Eagle editions for the Cherokee and Renegade SUVs will be based on the Longitude trim level and provide a interesting and unique new look for car buyers.
The Night Eagle Renegade that debuted at Frankfurt has satin-finished gray elements, 17” black alloy wheels, and a new Volcano Sand color added to the palette. The new body color was shown off at the motor show, complete with a 2.0-liter diesel engine that provides 140 HP. The interior had a leather steering wheel, cloth seats, rear parking sensors, manual climate control, and the award-winning Uconnect system with a 5” touchscreen display. The Renegade will also be available with your choice of Multijet engines with 120 or 140 HP, depending.
Meanwhile, the Cherokee Night Eagle edition has many of the same exterior stylings as the Renegade, but with 18” black alloy wheels and four new colors – Black, White, Billet Silver, and Granite Crystal. The Cherokee that made its appearance at the motor show came in Billet Silver, and boasts an 8.4” Uconnect system with 9 speakers and a subwoofer. Other tech includes two-zone climate control, automatic bi-xenon headlights, rain sensing wipers, and an electric tailgate, in addition to luxurious leather upholstery in the interior. The Night Eagle Cherokee comes available with 2.2-liter MultiJet II turbo diesel engines with 185 HP or 200 HP options.
If they haven’t already, your kids are probably heading back to school soon. With this, you might feel like the summer is over, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some great Mopar accessories to make sure your summer fun isn’t over yet.
Mopar Carbon Fiber Cap. Give your eyes a break from the summer sun with this carbon fiber-look cap and show everyone where your heart lies. It features UV-treated, moisture-wicking fabric with an embroidered Mopar logo on the front and the Mopar name on the back.
Mopar Scat Pack 2 Performance Kit. For Dodge Challenger or Charger owners, this performance package will give you an edge on the track with a Mopar Performance camshaft, valve springs, tie bars, upgraded pushrods, and all the gaskets. This will give you a boost of 56 horsepower and 30 lb-ft of torque while preserving your factory warranty.
Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier. Bring along your other favorite set of wheels with this convenient bike carrier. It attaches to the rear hitch on nearly all Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles and swings away when you need access to the rear cargo area.
These are just a few of the seemingly countless Mopar accessories available for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram. You can buy these online, or stop by Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and see our selection of Mopar accessories available right in the dealership.
Buyer’s remorseis perhaps one of the worst feelings you can get, especially after making a major purchase like a house or car. But, if you decide to buy a Dodge Challenger or Jeep Grand Cherokee, you may end up feel more satisfied than the average consumer.
Both of these vehicles came away as winners in their respective segments in the AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. For this year’s results, AutoPacific surveyed more than 66,000 new car owners who rated their vehicles in 50 different areas that included performance, fuel economy, interior comfort, and more.
“In many cases, an extremely satisfying vehicle is not the car or truck that has the best absolute build quality or the best safety rating,” said George Peterson, president of AutoPacific, in a statement. “VSAs look at the big picture, which includes owners’ experiences with their vehicle’s quality and safety, but also goes deeper into the heart of the ownership experience.”
This is the second time in three years the Dodge Challenger has come away with this award in the Sporty Car segment. This accolade continues to add to the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s ever-growing list of awards. It is the most-awarded SUV ever.
Come check out both award-winning vehicle today at Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
Too often, the signs of wear and tear on your tires can go unnoticed. Over-worn or bald tires are a major safety risk, and could cause you to lose control of your car at any time, but especially in wet weather. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Replace your tires as soon as you notice any of the following five signs that you need new tires.
Low tread depth. Make sure that your tires’ treads never fall below 1/16-inch in depth. In fact, if you often drive in wet or slick conditions, it’s recommended your tires maintain twice that depth. Check out the old penny trick to quickly and easily see if your tires pass the test.
Tread wear indicator bar. It doesn’t get much easier than this. New tires feature tread wear indicator bars that are built right into the tires. When you begin to see flat rubber bars appear that run perpendicular to the direction of the tread, it’s time to replace those tires.
Sidewall cracks or bulges. Even if your tire’s tread seems to be fine, but you notice cracks or bulges in the sidewall, it’s time for new tires. Cracks and bulges in the sidewall are a sign that your tire is weak, and may even be close to blowing out, so make your way to Warsaw Buick GMC’s service department as soon as possible.
Tire pressure. If you notice that your tires are losing more than one pound-per-square-inch (PSI) per month on average, you may have a leak.
If you notice that your car is vibrating, your tires may be misaligned or out of balance, or you may have suspension issues. Either way, you should have your technician look at it right away. Even if the tires themselves aren’t causing the vibration, they will almost always be damaged by it.
Two FCA US vehicles recently proved that the American carmaker offers terrific vehicles at a value-oriented price. Both the 2015 Jeep Wrangler and 2015 Ram 1500 were recently recognized with Vincentric Best Value in America Awards in their respective segments.
“The Ram 1500 and the Jeep Wrangler earned Vincentric Best Value in America awards by delivering best-in-class performances when we measured total cost of ownership and compared it to expected results for the competitors in each vehicle’s segment,” said David Wurster, Vincentric President. “Contributing to their success was that both vehicles had the lowest total cost of ownership over five years in their respective categories.”
The Jeep Wrangler has earned the Best Value in America award for four years in a row in the Compact/Mid-size SUV segment. This is the first time the Ram 1500 has been recognized by the award in the Full-size ½-ton Pickup segment and we doubt it will be the truck’s last. The awards were decided after Vincentric analyzed each vehicle’s cost of ownership, including their fuel costs, insurance costs, and maintenance costs.
If you are interested in seeing just how value-oriented these vehicles are, stop in to Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today and give them a test-drive!
The showroom is just not an appropriate venue for trying to impress Jeep enthusiasts. There, they could only appreciate how a Jeep looked. And while that is highly important, enthusiasts need to see a Jeep in action to appreciate it.
That’s why Jeep travels to the annual Easter Rally in Moab, Utah every year, towing along all sorts of concepts. According to Mike Manley, CEO of the Jeep brand, “We go to this legendary event to showcase our latest Jeep production vehicles as well as a variety of new ideas in our concept vehicles.”
The Jeep Chief is “a modern-day Jeep Wrangler dressed up to look like a big 1970s Jeep Cherokee” with a “surf vibe.”
The Jeep Wrangler Africa, outfitted for a challenging safari, has an extended rear-body and “a high-clearance steel front bumper with winch.”
The Jeep Staff Car was made for Jeep enthusiasts who may also be military enthusiasts. This concept looks much like a military Jeep, austere, with “open-air interior without doors with plain steel wheels, military-style headlights and a desert-tan paint job.”
CEO Manley says that Jeep expects to “delight our most loyal enthusiasts.” With these concepts, it shouldn’t be too hard.
It’s almost here, the season that we’ve all been yearning for: Spring! And with this new season comes the ever-popular spring break journey – so here are some road trip driving tips.
Before you leave:
Make sure you have all needed documentation with you such as: drivers license, proof of car insurance, and vehicle registration.
Take your car into the shop for routine maintenance. A qualified technician can de-winterize your vehicle by checking your tire tread/inflation, fluids, oil, engine, and brakes.
Make sure you are well rested. Studies have shown that driving while fatigued can be just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. If you are feeling tired, pass driving responsibilities on to someone else if able. Also be sure to take plenty of breaks along your journey to stretch out your legs and regain travel momentum.
Stay on well-traveled roads. Not only is this for safety purposes, but also it is easier for rescue vehicles to reach you if assistance if needed.
Drive safely. Make sure everyone in the vehicle is wearing their seatbelts and never check text messages or answer phone calls while driving.
We at Warsaw CDJR wish all of our readers a happy spring wherever your journeys may take you.