Monday, May 13, 2019

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee


You've heard the expression: “If it isn't broken, why fix it?”  That statement could be the motto of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee, the flagship of the proud Jeep family, as it just stays the course.  Recently the trustworthy organization Consumer Reports did a huge survey of vehicle owners on how they rated their modes of transportation in the area of owner satisfaction. 

It was no surprise that the “Grand” ranked high in comfort, styling and driving.  But don't take anyone's word for it and just do your own due diligence with an up close and personal inspection of the Jeep Grand Cherokee with the friendly folks at Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM located at 5401 Interstate Highway 30 in Greenville, Texas or by calling the dealership at 903.454.0283 and take your expectations for a drive.  Easy as that. 
You and yours will discover that the Grand has a compliant controlled ride, comfy seats and an upscale interior.  All of which endows it with a premium substantial feel and a joy to drive and especially to be seen in.  Moreover, the Grand Cherokee continues to be rugged with off the beaten path capabilities and yet can be a very civilized five passenger family hauler. 

The model lineup spans from a rather basic vehicle to absolutely “Bonkers” with the Trackhawk that is just made for those who can't get enough ponies under their handsome hood.  The base engine is a lively 3.6-liter V6 that delivers 295 horses and 260 lb-ft of “get up and go” torque.  It is mated with a smooth shifting 8-speed automatic that comes with all Grand Cherokees.  The Limited, Overland, Trailhawk and Summit trims are available with other engines. 
The 3.0-liter Turbo Diesel V6 punches out 240 horses and an awesome 420 lb-ft of torque which is enough to tow 7,000 lbs.  Another choice is the 5.7-liter V8 that releases 360 horses and comes in AWD only.  Moving up in more horsepower is the SRT's 6.4-liter V8 that puts out 475 anxious horses and 470 lb-ft of asphalt/dirt grabbing torque.  Still want more excitement, then drive the unbelievable Trackhawk that comes with a super charged 6.2-liter that delivers 707 angry horses and an astounding 645 lb-ft of torque in this rocket ship. 

Besides all those engine and trim choices, the Jeep Grand Cherokee continues to be a very handsome vehicle with its smooth lines, gentle curves and just refuses to go unnoticed.  This theme continues when you slide up into those comfortable and sturdy seats with a cabin that will make you feel that this is a very pleasant place to spend your drive times. 

At your fingertips is the highly rated Uconnect infotainment system with its large screen for your communication and entertainment desires.  For your safety, check out Jeep's Active Safety Group that adds a slew of safety features to keep your mind at ease.  No better time than now to check out the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee as summertime and vacation trips are just around the corner.

Monday, April 22, 2019

2019 Jeep Wrangler


For more than a week Motor Trend tested over 30 SUV's in real world conditions with roads full of sand, gravel, just plain dirt and even paved.  The MT folks really defined what a SUV or Sports Utility Vehicle is all about.  It is fitting that they chose the 2019 Jeep Wrangler as the SUV of the year. 

Motor Trend said: “Jeep resists the temptation to dilute its climb that mountain capabilities for crossover softness.”  Indeed, the Wrangler's diverse range furnishes a model for every need.  This award-winning fun machine is proudly on display with the friendly folks at Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM located at 5401 Interstate Hwy 30 in Greenville, Texas or by calling the dealership at 903.454.0283 and so ready to show you how it won that honor. 
This new Wrangler is larger, smarter and even more comfortable.  You will discover quickly that the Jeep engineers really adhered to the number one rule and that was “don't screw it up” and they didn't.  The Wrangler is still the World's most iconic off/on road vehicle for over 70 years.  The round headlights are still there along with the 7-slot grille and plugs in the floor for cleaning. But, if you look closer, you will notice larger side glass, a re-positioned spare tire for greater visibility and more of a slant in the grille.  Overall, this new Wrangler is taller, longer and more comfortable.

Jeep stuck with a steel fully boxed body on a framed designed chassis and made it lighter with an aluminum hood, fender flares and doors plus the rear swing gate now is magnesium. That weight loss makes the doors easier to take on and off.   The new Sky One-Touch power top is a game changer as not only does the cloth top retract, but the rear quarter windows pop out for an open air experience.

Underneath it rides on a five-link suspension for improved on road experiences.  The front and rear axles have available locking differentials and an electronically disconnecting front sway bar.  Available are four under-body skid plates that help with its rock climbing abilities.  Now since the Jeep Wrangler is also used as a daily driven vehicle it comes with enhanced road refinement, comfort amenities and is even quieter on pavement surfaces. The Wrangler's new 8-speed transmission has wider gear ratios from a lower first gear to assist on off-roading torque to a higher gear for your highway driving. 

Also, for your driving comfort, a new electro-hydraulic power steering system is there for a better steering feel and a smaller turning radius.  Under the Wrangler's iconic hood along with the V6 is the new 2.0-liter turbo four that punches out 268 lively ponies and 295 lb-ft of asphalt/dirt grabbing torque.  When you just must have an “off-roader” or want to be seen as one, the Wrangler is your choice. 

The bet is on that you will leave with a smile, not only because you brought back the important “fun factor” in your drive times, but for the great deal you received. No better time than now.


Friday, March 29, 2019