2014 Consumer Guide® Automotive ‘Best Buy’ Awards

Five Chrysler Group LLC Models Net 2014 Consumer Guide® Automotive ‘Best Buy’ Awards

The 2014 Chrysler Town & Country, Ram 1500, Dodge Durango, Dodge Grand Caravan and Dodge Journey all recognized as Consumer Guide® Automotive “Best Buys”

November 4, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The automotive experts at Consumer Guide® Automotive have named five Chrysler Group LLC vehicles as “Best Buys” for 2014, including:

• Chrysler Town & Country (Minivan)

• Ram 1500 (Pickup Truck)

• Dodge Durango (Large SUV)

• Dodge Grand Caravan (Minivan)

• Dodge Journey (Midsize Crossover)

Consumer Guide® Automotive editors analyze, compare and evaluate numerous vehicles by extensively testing all major models in 19 vehicle categories. Models that best fit the needs of the consumer are recognized with a “Best Buy” accolade.

“We are honored to have five vehicles named as ‘Best Buys’ by Consumer Guide® Automotive,” said Doug Betts, Senior Vice President – Quality, Chrysler Group. “Receiving a prestigious ‘Best Buy’ award for five of our vehicles is exciting, but it’s also proof that media and customers are recognizing that we’re making continual quality and performance improvements to our products.”

A Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Award rating signifies that a vehicle is ranked at the top of its class and is strongly endorsed by the editors.

“The overall refinement and sense of quality Chrysler Group has brought to its latest generation of vehicles is noteworthy,” said Tom Appel, publisher of Consumer Guide® Automotive. “The 2014 Best Buy recipients are especially impressive in that prices have not risen significantly as a result of these improvements–making them very strong values.”

Consumer Guide® Automotive is the leading consumer-focused trusted resource for authoritative and objective reports on new and used vehicles. Consumers turn to Consumer Guide® Automotive for extensive evaluations, reliable facts and expert opinions.

About Chrysler Town & Country

The 2014 Chrysler Town & Country minivan is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the minivan as one of the leading innovators in the segment created back in late 1983. New for 2014 is the Chrysler Town & Country 30th Anniversary Edition which features unique exterior and interior trim in addition to its already extensive list of standard equipment. The Town & Country S model continues on for 2014, bringing with it the modern design cues that tie in with Chrysler 200 S and 300 S models.

Chrysler Town & Country has the highest owner loyalty in the segment according to R.L. Polk and provides the most innovative seating and storage system with Standard Stow ‘n Go Seats. Town & Country’s award-winning powertrain delivers best-in-class horsepower without sacrificing fuel efficiency. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is a two-time “Ward’s 10 Best Engine” winner and produces 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The V-6 is mated to the 62TE six-speed automatic transmission. A fuel economizer mode helps the driver maximize fuel efficiency, and premium, lower-rolling-resistance tires, and low-drag brake calipers and rear bearings make great fuel economy possible. Chrysler Town & Country achieves 17 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city, 25 on the highway.

About Ram 1500

Ram 1500 – the most recognizable pickup on the road – delivers best-in-class fuel economy of 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway with a truckload of pioneering, fuel-saving systems including a fuel efficient and powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine and first-in-segment technologies: TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension. For 2014, the Ram 1500 offers a new, 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine that delivers an outstanding combination of best-in-class fuel efficiency – greater than 25 mile per gallon (mpg) – unsurpassed torque and up to 9,200 pounds of towing capability.

About Dodge Durango

The new 2014 Dodge Durango takes everything that customers love about Durango and adds the latest advancements in technology to enhance its design, capability and functionality. With a new standard eight-speed automatic transmission that improves fuel economy up to 15 percent with the available HEMI V-8 engine and delivers up to 25 miles per gallon highway with the standard Pentastar V-6 engine, new LED exterior lighting and the Dodge brand’s signature racetrack taillamps, new available 8.4-inch Uconnect Touchscreen, a new customizable TFT gauge cluster and an available high-definition dual-screen Blu-ray entertainment system, the 2014 Dodge Durango reaches even higher levels of sophistication building on its proven performance, utility and comfort.

About Dodge Grand Caravan

The 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan celebrates its 30th birthday with a special model and a revised line-up to go along with its segment-leading innovations and unbeatable value. The 30th Anniversary edition, with unique exterior trim and interior content, will be available on SE and SXT models. With class-leading cargo capacity, best-in-class power, available class-exclusive Blu-Ray DVD player, segment-exclusive Super Stow ‘n Go and 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan truly is the industry’s most versatile cargo and passenger vehicle. And with a starting U.S. MSRP of $19,995, it’s also the most affordable.

At the heart of the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan is the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine mated that delivers a best-in-class 283 horsepower and 3,600 lbs. towing. It is mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transaxle. A 2013 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick with more than 45 safety and security features, the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan is available in four models that fit almost any lifestyle and budget: the AVP, SE, SXT and sporty R/T.

About Dodge Journey

Dodge Journey is America’s most affordable and versatile crossover and is the only crossover in the segment to offer the choice of four- or six-cylinder engines, five- or seven-passenger seating and front or all-wheel drive. Journey continues to deliver the latest in vehicle connectivity and customization with the Chrysler Group’s Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system. With best-in-class storage space, available fold-flat seats, second-row in-floor storage and front-passenger “Flip-N-Stow” in-seat storage, the interior isn’t just a nice place to be, it also offers best-in-class utility.

Journey’s available 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine produces a best-in-class 283 horsepower and is mated to a smoothshifting six-speed automatic transmission. Journey is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick five years running and has more than 40 safety and security features. The 2014 Dodge Journey is available in AVP, SE, SXT, Limited and R/T trim levels, and is America’s most affordable seven-seat crossover with a starting MSRP of $19,495.

About Consumer Guide® Automotive

Since 1967, Consumer Guide has published authoritative, objective reviews of new and used cars and trucks. Its staff of 16 includes 10 full-time automotive editors with more than 150 years of combined automotive experience. Consumer Guide’s singular focus is to make car shopping easier for consumers. Consumer Guide editors provide professional, unbiased evaluations of nearly 1500 new and used vehicles as well as expert shopping advice and insightful automotive editorials. Consumer Guide is based in Lincolnwood, IL. It is published by Publications International, Ltd.

 

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THE 2014 GRAND CHEROKEE HAS ARRIVED !!

2014 Grand Cherokee: Jeep’s flagship luxury SUV

It seems like yesterday that the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee was launched to critical acclaim. Grand Cherokee was refreshed in 2013 — and then more seriously refitted for the 2014 model year.

The basic look of the luxury-Jeep was unchanged, but serious functional upgrades lie under the moderately-tweaked skin. Buyers now get a state of the art transmission that provides faster acceleration and better mileage; a diesel brings higher torque and economy; underbody protection has been enhanced; and many other updates were made to improve both on-road and off-road performance.

 

The eight-speed automatic: across the board improvements

MPG

Diesel (US)

V6

V8

RWD mpg

21/30

17/25

15/21

4WD mpg

20/28

17/25

14/21

Horsepower

240

290

360

Torque (lb-ft)

420

260

390

The eight-speed automatic comes in two forms, ZF’s 8HP70 and Chrysler’s 845RE version of the same automatic; the latter is only used on the V6. Eventually, all engines will use Chrysler-built automatics.

The eight-speed has a wide range of gears, aiding both acceleration and economy, with the ability to skip multiple gears at once, and fast gear changes and torque converter lockups. The transmission is the main reason why gas mileage rose for 2014, by 1-3 mpg, depending on configuration, and why V6 towing capacity rose 24%, to 6,200 lb.

The main benefit will likely be performance; many buyers who thought they needed a Hemi may change their minds after trying the six, with the eight-speed now standard. See details: 8HP70 and 845RE • engine power and specs.

 

Diesel and gasoline engines

With the new diesel option, the Grand Cherokee has best-in-class gas mileage (30 mpg highway) and range (730 miles). The state-of-the-art engine, dubbed “EcoDiesel,” is, like the V8, optional on all but Laredo.

With 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel is capable of towing 7,400 pounds, more than any competitor’s V-8 equipped SUVs; yet, it provides better fuel economy than the Pentastar V-6 engine .

 

The diesel’s responsiveness and efficiency are due in part to an extremely high pressure fuel injection system (with 29,000-psi / 2,000-bar fuel pressure, dubbed MultiJet II); swirl-control intake ports; and a variable-geometry turbocharger that cuts turbo lag.

The 24-valve, dual-overhead-cam engine is based on a block and bed plate made of strong compacted graphite iron (CGI), slashing weight. The 1-4-2-5- 3-6 firing order avoids vibration, ending the need for a balance shaft.

The 50-state-legal EcoDiesel engine is compliant with Tier II, Bin 5 and ULEV II emissions controls. To manage temperature extremes, the turbocharger is water-cooled, and low-voltage ceramic glow plugs provide quicker cold-weather starts. The engine has been approved and tested for 5% biodiesel. (More on the VM 3.0 diesel / Jeep EcoDiesel engine)

European buyers will have a choice of two performance levels from the diesel engine; one produces 190 horsepower, the other produces 250 horsepower (up 9 hp from 2013 models). All three gasoline engines are available in Europe.

 

New for 2014, all Jeep Grand Cherokees come with the V6 as standard equipment; in the past, upper models came with the V8, but the eight-speed automatic gives new life to the V6. The V8 and EcoDiesel engine are optional on Limited, Overland, and Summit. The V8, dubbed “Hemi” when used by Dodge and Ram, shuts off four cylinders when they are not needed, increasing gas mileage. Also see: Pentastar V6 and Hemi V8 options, and 2013 powertrains.

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s new Eco Mode alters the shift schedule and manages the interactive deceleration fuel shut-off (IDFSO), which cuts fuel delivery when the vehicle is coasting. With Eco mode on and Quadra-Lift installed, the Jeep is also automatically lowered at higher speeds to cut wind resistance. When buyers opt for the V8, the system alters cylinder deactivation and throttle sensitivity for more savings.

Off-road capabilities

Thanks to the new transmission, Grand Cherokee boasts an improved crawl ratio of 44.1:1 (up from 30:1) for 2014. A new feature, Selec-Speed Control, has been added; it includes both Hill Descent Control and the new Hill Ascent Control, allowing the Grand Cherokee to both climb and descend from steep grades with minimal driver input.

The QuadraDrive I system is a full time locking 4×4 setup; QuadraDrive II, available only with the V8 and EcoDiesel engines, is optional on Limited and Overland, and standard on Summit. This system provides a two-speed transfer case, adding a low-4×4 mode.

 

The anti-lock brake system is now capable of detecting if the vehicle is driving on a rough road by the oscillations in the wheel speed signals; rough roads can be detected on off-road surfaces or trails, and the ABS enters a different pressure control where it will hold the brake pressure for longer pulses.

With the front air dam removed and the available Quadra-Lift air suspension, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a 35.8° approach angle, a 29.6° departure angle, and a 23.5° breakover angle.

On-road, revised variable-rate rear springs deliver better handling and comfort. The stiff body includes more than 5,400 welds. Electrohydraulic steering is used on EcoDiesel and Pentastar V-6 models (the V8 remains wedded to a “pure” hydraulic steering system).

Load levelling

The Quadra-Lift air suspension system , optional on 4x4s, has five height settings. Two are for off-road use (raising 1.3 and 2.6 inches above normal, to a maximum 11.1 inches of ground clearance), one lowers the car 0.6 inches for better aerodynamics, one is normal, and one lowers the car by 1.6 inches for entry and exit. Use of Aero Mode is automatic at speeds over 56 mph (or sustained between 52 and 56 for 20 seconds) when Eco Mode is active.

 

Using a reservoir tank and pressures of 220 psi, Quadra-Lift operates four-corner air springs automatically, or via console controls, with 4.1 inches of travel and continuous load levelling. The Aero control is automatic and speed-controlled.

There is a front compressor in the system, but it’s only present for repressurizing the system after it has been serviced, while connected to a nitrogen tank (using a hose behind the rear seat); the system can be depressurized using a scan tool. The system can be temporarily deactivated by jacking up the car or putting it onto a lift; Chrysler recommends using Sport mode for wheel alignments (Aero mode if you’re doing an alignment using a scan tool.)

 

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is also available with load-leveling shocks the two systems are not available together). When payload is added to the vehicle, the shock’s gas pressure increases until the vehicle reaches normal ride height, to improve load handling and trailer towing. Load-leveling shocks are optional with trailer-tow packages that do not already have the Quadra-Lift air suspension.

Selec-Terrain terrain management system

The Selec-Terrain™ traction control system, refined from 2013, coordinates throttle control, shifting, the transfer case, stability control, hill descent control, and related systems. It is available with 4×4 systems — optional on Laredo E, and standard on higher models.

 

The driver can choose between:

  • Automatic operation with torque split at around 40/60 front/rear
  • Sand and Mud: Traction control and Quadra-Lift are more sensitive to wheel spin, and torque is tuned; 50/50 torque split
  • Snow: Traction and Quadra-Lift tuned for snow-covered roads; the torque split is around 50/50
  • Rock: Quadra-Lift raises the suspension to its full height and the transfer case, differentials, and throttle coordinate to provide low-speed control; around 50/50 torque split

Sport mode, which cuts back the traction control, lowers the vehicle, and puts more power to the rear wheels, has been moved to the shift lever.

See our specifications page for approach, departure, and breakover angles, compared with competitors.

Technology and comfort

Interior options include Natura leather, exotic open-pore wood trim, and new colors.

The most looked at area of the interior, the gauge cluster, now has a customer-configurable 7-inch Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal display, which can be configured one hundred different ways. Navigation, audio, fuel economy info, Selec-Terrain modes, and warning indicators can all be displayed in the 7-inch screen. The display’s pixel illumination is more precisely controlled than in most consumer electronics, which makes for “blacker” blacks, more vivid colors, and crisper graphics, which are critical to instant recognition.

 

New touchscreens are integrated into the center stack; Laredo and Limited come with a new 5-inch touchscreen that controls audio, climate, phone and functions such as the heated seats or how long the headlamps stay on after the ignition has been turned off. Jeep designers installed redundant controls for audio and climate below the touch screen, for rapid manipulation.

Standard on Overland and Summit, and available on other models, is an 8.4-inch touchscreen that controls navigation, audio, climate, phone, settings, and Uconnect Access. This system has large, easy to read graphics with intuitive, easy to use controls.

 

Second-row passengers can treat themselves to video entertainment via an available seatback Blu-ray video system (delayed availability). This new system will play standard DVDs as well as Blu-ray discs, and has inputs for HDMI or RCA cables for each screen integrated into the seat backs. Wireless headphones and a remote are included.

Summit models feature a 19-speaker, 825-watt Harman Kardon audio system, which drives nine tweeters, five mid-range speakers, two mid-range woofers, and 3 subwoofers from a 12-channel Class D amplifier with GreenEdge technology for higher efficiency.

Safety and convenience

Many of these features are optional and may not be available on all models.

New safety/convenience features include front park assist, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning with crash mitigation; these systems all use the same sensors in the front bumper. The adaptive cruise control, also used on Chrysler 300 and other cars, maintains a safe (and adjustable) distance from the car in front, handy for highway driving where speeds may change mildly but frequently.

Front park assistance works as rear park assistance does, by illuminating an indicator and (optionally) sounding an alarm when the front bumper gets close to an object; the closer one gets, the more insistent the alarm (the indicator also changes color).

Forward collision warning detects when the vehicle may be approaching another vehicle too rapidly and alerts the driver with a unique audio pattern and a flashing light in the gauge cluster. Crash Mitigation pressurizes the braking system so full braking power will be available instantly, when the driver uses the pedal; if the driver does not react, the system also will provide a brake pulse followed by partial braking (the driver is still required to apply the brake to stop the Grand Cherokee, but the pulse may wake dozing drivers even if the alarm fails to do so).

Daytime running lights (DRL) are now standard on all models, and Grand Cherokee Summit models now come standard with adaptive bi-xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps that swivel in the direction of a turn. The headlamps have full LED turn indicators.

Standard in Overland and Summit, and available on Limited, are bi-xenon headlamps (adaptive on Summit) that are outlined with LED running lamps. A slight curve upward along the bottom row of the LED lights allows for the hidden headlamp washers to be placed within the housing, rather than using a nozzle on the bumper.

Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Path detection (RCP) – which aid drivers when changing lanes or in parking lot situations – are also available. In addition, standard front-row active head restraints, standard full-length side-curtain air bags and standard seat-mounted side thorax air bags offer enhanced occupant protection to passengers in the event of a collision.

 

A feature many drivers will use frequently is the “cap-less” fuel filler door. Electronically locked, the filler door no longer requires a separate cap; a similar feature has been used on Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger.

Available Selec-Speed Control, new for 2014, allows the driver to control the rate of hill ascent and descent without having to touch the pedals. Standard trailer-sway control (TSC) enhances towing capabilities and keeps the vehicle and trailer aligned going down the road.

 

Full-length side-curtain air bags extend protection to all outboard front- and rear-seat passengers. Each side air bag has its own impact sensor that triggers the air bag on the side where an impact occurs. This air bag is housed in the headliner, just above the side windows.

The Limited model will have a new power liftgate, heated steering wheel, and rear USB charging ports. Overland will get new wheels, a higher-end, upgraded radio, and forward collision warning with crash mitigation, forward park alert, and adaptive cruise. Summit will get Natura Plus leather with Alcantara welting, an Alcantara wrapped A-pillar, rear-seat armrests with wood, adaptive headlamps, and the 19-speaker SRT Audio Performance System.

Even the base Laredo will get chrome bezels around the door controls, the new TFT cluster display, a new center bezel, metal mesh speaker covers rather than plastic, upgraded center console bin door and trim, and a new center console with CD player and USB, SD-card, and auxiliary inputs.

The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is built at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, which has been the site of Grand Cherokee production since its introduction in 1992. To meet consumer demand, a third crew of 1,100 workers was added at JNAP in the fourth quarter of 2012.

UConnect Access and Access Via Mobile

In North America, Uconnect Access uses embedded cellular technology on the Sprint network to connects occupants directly with emergency dispatchers at the push of the “9-1-1” button on the Grand Cherokee’s rear-view mirror — or connects occupants to Chrysler’s roadside assistance provider or the customer care center when the “Assist” button is pressed.

Theft Alarm Notification alerts up to five people via SMS text message or e-mail whenever their security alarms are activated. One can also remotely (via an app) sound a vehicle’s horn and flash its lights, remotely lock or unlock the doors, and use remote-start.

With Access Via Mobile, customers can interact with cell-phone apps from Pandora to Slacker, via voice command and steering-wheel controls; voice processing is exported to a cloud facility, and also used for climate control, audio, and other features. The cloud also enables voice texting — the occupant speaks and processing power in a distant computer center converts their text to speech. Cell phones that use the Bluetooth and Message Access Protocol (MAP) can get a text message, identify the sender, and read the message aloud; drivers can dictate a reply.

 

The same advanced voice recognition simplifies the process of entering navigation-system destinations with both hands on the wheel. In the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the system will accept continuous, single-sentence instructions, such as: “Navigate to Arches National Park, Moab, Utah.” Travel is made easier by new 3D maps with graphic representations of well-known landmarks and terrain features.

The Grand Cherokee can also be used as a Wi-Fi hot spot; or drivers can access the Bing search engine via voice command. Uconnect navigation can calculate a route, or stores the destination’s telephone number for handsfree calling.

 

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Ram1500 truck of the Year

Mich., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –The new Ram 1500 has been named 2013 North American Truck/Utility of the Year by a panel of automotive experts. The award is unique and considered by many to be one of the world’s most prestigious based on its diverse mix of 49 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada who serve as the voting jurors.

 

The winners were announced at a news conference today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

“For the Ram Truck Brand, this ranks as one of the proudest days in our history,” said Fred Diaz , President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico, Chrysler Group LLC. “Every truck-maker aspires to win the North American Truck/Utility of the Year. I tip my hat to the folks who worked behind the scenes to make the 2013 Ram 1500 a technological triumph.

“In no other truck will you find Ram’s incredible combination of best-in-class fuel efficiency – 25 miles per gallon — Pentastar and HEMI engines matched to TorqueFlite 8-speed transmissions, air suspension. Uconnect Access and 12 fuel-saving technologies that have raised the bar in the fullsize pickup segment.”

This is the 20th year of the awards. The Ram has won North American Truck of the Year honors just once: in the award’s inaugural year 1994.

For 2013, the new Ram 1500 offers buyers best-in-class 25 MPG fuel efficiency, new technology and new features without sacrificing capability. Ram 1500–the most recognizable pickup on the road–marks a milestone for Ram as this truck delivers a truckload of pioneering and fuel-saving systems. Equipped with a choice of engines, including the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine or the award-winning Pentastar V-6, the Ram 1500 offers the best powertrains in the industry and are known for their reliability.

The 2013 Ram 1500 features first-in-segment technologies: eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and active air suspension. The 2013 Ram 1500 is available in nine trim levels and starts at $23,585 including $995 destination charge.

Ram engineers changed every area of the truck – from a newly designed frame to new engines and transmissions to a new interior with the next-generation Uconnect® access system. With best-in-class ride and handling and best-in-class aerodynamics, the 2013 Ram 1500 delivers unmatched content, performance and capability to truck buyers.

About NACTOY

To be eligible, a vehicle must be all new or substantially changed. After considering dozens of vehicles this year, the jurors finally narrowed the field to the 11 cars and 10 trucks/utility vehicles on which they voted.

Early in December the jurors voted on those short-list vehicles, sending their ballots directly to Deloitte & Touche in Detroit.

On those ballots jurors were given 25 points to distribute among the cars and 25 points to distribute among the trucks. However, no more than 10 points may be given to a single vehicle and those maximum points may be given to only one truck and one car. Jurors must use all their points.

That vote narrows the field to three cars and three trucks. Those finalists were disclosed at a luncheon held by the Automotive Press Association in Detroit.

Then the jurors voted again on those three cars and three trucks/utility vehicles.

In that vote jurors have 10 points for the cars and 10 points for the trucks. All 10 points may be given to a single vehicle or they may be divided up. All the points must be used.

This year, to reflect the growing numbers of crossover vehicles in the North American market, jurors voted to change the name of North American Truck of the Year to North American Truck/Utility of the Year.

The awards are financed by the jurors’ dues and the organization does not accept advertising or fees from automakers.

About Ram Truck Brand

The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle brand. Creating a distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on how core customers use their trucks and what new features they’d like to see. Whether focusing on a family that uses its half-ton truck day in and day out, a hard-working Ram Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its commercial vehicles every day, Ram has the truck market covered.

The Ram Truck brand has the most innovative lineup of full-size trucks on the market. Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by investing substantially in new products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and features that further enhance their capabilities. Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package
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Black Top

 Dodge has long been known for its visually assertive packages and special editions, and the Blacktop models “always seem to strike a chord with the Mopar faithful,” Truck Trend magazine said.

Blacktop, or what Dodge executives call “sinister,” is a dark, sporty trim that calls to mind the Batmobile or perhaps something from James Bond’s garage, Ward’s Auto World said. It’s accented by gloss-black wheels, cus-tom exterior colors, black split-crosshair grilles, darkened headlamp bez-els and a trim-exclusive interior, Ward’s said.

Now, Dodge is pushing its blacked-out appearance package on its fami-ly-oriented models – notably the 2013 Journey, 2013 Durango, and the 2013 Grand Caravan, Automobile Magazine said.

The Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey Blacktop models join the Avenger, Challenger and Charger as Dodge’s Blacktop Package offerings, Motor Trend noted.

Depending on the vehicle and other added features, the Blacktop pack-age adds between $295 and $995 to suggested retail prices, Ward’s said. Executives say trim-specific and other custom models have increased sales for the auto maker, with such vehicles making up 25 percent of total sales, Ward’s said.

 

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The TrailHawk Has Landed !!

Not merely a sticker-and-paint upgrade, the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk takes the award-winning luxury-utility and adds new Kevlar-reinforced “Silent Armor” tires and rock rail and underbody protection, along with standard offroad aids (Quadra-Lift air suspension, Selec-Terrain traction control, Hill Descent Control, functional tow hooks), and the usual cosmetic upgrades.  Hemi models get Quadra-Drive II and a rear limited-slip differential as well.

Just a few of the Trailhawks options

  Kevlar-reinforced Goodyear Silent Armor tires

  Rock rail and under-body protection

  Rear electronic limited-slip differential (V-8)

  Quadra-Drive II (V-8)

  Quadra-Lift air suspension

  Selec-Terrain traction control system

  Hill Descent Control

  Red badging and tow hooks.

  Black-surround headlamps

  Gray grille and side-mirror surrounds, rear light bar, 4×4 badge, and five-spoke 18-inch aluminum wheels.

  Black-and-red hood decal to cut sun glare.

  Black leather-and-suede seats with red accent stitching and Trailhawk logo; Mopar slush mats

 

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Rubicon’s tenth anniversary

 

Rubicon’s tenth anniversary

Rubicon’s tenth anniversary

To celebrate the Rubicon’s tenth anniversary, Jeep created a limited-production 2013 Wrangler Rubicon Tenth Anniversary Edition, claiming it is the most capable factory-produced Jeep Wrangler ever. Jeep Chief Mike Manley wrote, “It is a unique vehicle that we expect will long be sought after, a Wrangler that offers an unprecedented level of capability once only attainable by long hours of custom aftermarket preparation crafted in the garages of the most avid Jeep enthusiasts in the world… [with] standard off- road equipment seen for the first time on a production vehicle.”

Set to arrive in showrooms in the spring of 2013 in both two-door and four-door versions, it is based on the normal Wrangler Rubicon / Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. It will be sold with a six-speed manual or optional five-speed automatic transmission. 

The Jeep part-time four-wheel-drive system has electronic-locking front and rear Dana 44 axles that receive power through a Rock-Trac transfer case with a “4-Low” ratio of 4:1. The standard axle ratio, shared with Rubicon, is 4.10:1; Tru-Lok locking differentials are standard. With the manual transmission, the Wrangler Rubicon Tenth Anniversary Edition has an impressive crawl ratio of 73.1:1. (Jeep also lists a 2013 Wrangler Rubicon with the automatic and an axle ratio of 3.73:1; the 4.10 is available with the automatic and the only ratio with the manual.)

The 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Tenth Anniversary increases the ride height by half an inch over the standard Rubicon, giving the BF Goodrich KM2 265/70R17 tires more room to claw at rugged terrain. 17-inch Rubicon aluminum wheels are painted satin black with polished faces, and a red Jeep Wrangler “icon” logo on the outside lip. 

Black front and rear steel off-road bumpers toughen up the exterior; the front bumper has a winch-capable design. The removable front bumper end caps help the Wrangler climb obstacles without hindrance, and can prevent damage to the bumper system. A dual-intake Power Dome hood helps aid in engine cooling and appearance. Red tow hooks adorn the front and rear, and Mopar rock rails give added protection from trail damage (Mopar also supplied the black fuel filler door and tail lamp guards). The vehicle includes “10th Anniversary” badges on the fenders and a red-silhouette “Rubicon” decal on the sides of the hood.

The Wrangler Rubicon Tenth Anniversary Edition comes with a Premium Sunrider soft top; buyers can also get the optional black three-piece Freedom hardtop or body-color hardtop. Paint colors are limited Billet Silver, White, and the exclusive Anvil. 

Striking red leather include “Rubicon 10th Anniversary” embroidery in the front seat backs. Red stitching adorns the leather-wrapped steering wheel and the center console. A special gauge cluster features a “10th Anniversary” signature and an information center (EVIC) with read-outs including as oil pressure, oil temperature and tire pressure. The passenger grab handle includes a “Rubicon 10th Anniversary” badge and Quick Silver accents that are also found on the vent rings, steering wheel spokes and door pulls. 

Final design touches include Mopar slush mats, unique axle locker and sway-bar disconnect switches, and a plaque mounted in the dash tray with technical data, such as axle type and ratio, tire size, transfer case crawl ratio, and manufacturer location.All Wranglers for North America are built at Chrysler’s Toledo Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio.

Brakes are discs (four-wheel antilock) with a drum-in-hat parking brake. Both front and rear axles are electronic-locking Dana 44s regardless of ratio. Rubicons come with an electronic sway-bar disconnect system for the link-coil front suspension (the rear suspension is also link-coil).

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If you want selection, Jacksonville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Arlington is  the place to look first. Jacksonville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Arlington Ram of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Arlington, Sandalwood, Windy Hill, Deerwood, Englewood and Ponte Vedra Beach area is a Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep dealership that takes customer service to the next level.

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We have adopted a no-nonsense style of selling vehicles,  allowing us the opportunity to give more for less. Here are just some examples of our top selling Ram, Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep vehicles.

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