Friday, December 2, 2016

2017 Chrysler 300

It is not often when the trustworthy organization Consumer Reports gives a vehicle the highest rating in Customer Satisfaction.  Well, they did it this year with the new Chrysler 300.  This handsome road cruiser is on display in your favorite color and style with the friendly folks at Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM!

Anyway, that top score means that 80% or more owners would own or lease a Chrysler 300 again. Isn't that the bottom line in owning a car?  Who wants to stay behind the wheel of an average or ho-hum car?  Another point is that this 300 isn't just for AARP drivers; just take a look at the next 300 you see cruising by and the bet is on you will see smiling faces belonging to many different age groups. 

One of the biggest reasons is this luxurious road cruiser has a personality that pleases just about everybody.  You and yours will experience this Chrysler 300 sensation when you slide into those comfy and wide seats for that very enjoyable test drive.  Lots of head and leg room in its luxurious cavernous interior and you will appreciate all the many driver and passenger oriented amenities. 

For your enjoyment Chrysler’s highly rated Uconnect system provides controls and info for excellent communication and entertainment desires.  Its sharp large 8.4 inch touch screen is straightforward and easy to reach and learn; no help from your teenager here.  But, it still is a Chrysler with its old school cool in its wide and assertive stance and bold styling. 

The handsome 300 is a true classic automotive American with fantastic comfort and the feelings of a solid, secure and safe luxury liner at all speeds. It strikes a balance between luxury and versatility.  On that test drive you will appreciate what is pushing this large five seater down the road with its quiet and comfortable ride.  Under the hood is the choice of aggressive power plants that provide quick and muscular energy.  For a large sedan, this 300 is quick as a cat even with the base engine that delivers 292 horses with the tried and true 3.6-liter V6.  The Chrysler 300S brings more horses with its 300 lively thoroughbreds.  Your other choice available is the popular 5.7 liter Hemi V8 that releases 360 pavement beating horses that will rocket you forward and sound great doing it.  This V8 shuts off four cylinders when cruising at highway speeds for good fuel economy.  Chrysler pairs these engines with a smooth eight speed automatic and its unique rotary gear shifter. 


This gorgeous and powerful sedan will keep you ahead of traffic.  So if you are searching for a true luxurious large American rear wheel drive vehicle, you really need to get into a new Chrysler 300's comfy seat and take it for a spin.  Find yours online at http://www.greenvillechrysler.com today! Why not put that “fun factor” back into your drive times?  You deserve it!

Monday, November 28, 2016

2016 Dodge Challenger R/T Coupe

So you're thinking about the 2016 Dodge Challenger, eh? Here's what you need to know first and foremost: It's awesome. It may not be the most hyped American muscle coupe this year and it's certainly not the most agile. And yet, from the surprisingly stout base V6 all the way up to the nuclear option (otherwise known as the 707-hp Hellcat), the Challenger is a modern classic.
For Dodge fans, our stating that the Challenger is indeed awesome probably comes more as an affirmation than as a surprise. It's been a hit with consumers ever since the latest generation debuted back for the 2008-'09 model years. But while the muscle car styling and menu of powerful engines are of obvious appeal, what you might not realize is how practical the Challenger is. Adults can fit in the backseat. It has a trunk a full-size sedan could be proud of. The ride quality is comfortable. The features list is packed full of comfort, convenience, entertainment and high-tech safety items. Even the V6 gets decent fuel economy. The Challenger is a car that will please whether you're taking the kids to school, driving across the country or participating in a burnout contest.
It's true that the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro or 2016 Ford Mustang are better suited for hustling around tight turns, and both benefit from fresher-looking designs. Both can also be had in convertible form, something the Challenger does not offer. On the other hand, though, Chevy and Ford don't offer four-door sedan versions, which is essentially what the Dodge Charger is. Furthermore, neither of those other American coupes allows you to say to your friends: "Yep, it's got more power than a Lamborghini Aventador." So rest assured, good muscle car shopper: The 2016 Dodge Challenger is awesome.
Summary Body Styles
Read Review Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options Performance
The 2016 Dodge Challenger is a five-seat, two-door coupe available in a dizzying number of trims and variations. It's quite possible that the U.S. tax code is easier to understand.
The lineup starts with the humble V6-powered SXT that comes standard with 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, LED "halo" running lights, heated mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, automatic dual-zone climate control, rear air vents, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-way power driver seat, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, two-tone cloth upholstery (black with beige houndstooth), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 5-inch touchscreen and a six-speaker sound system with an SD card slot, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB port.
From here, you can opt for the Cold Weather Group package that adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and a more powerful alternator. The Super Sport Group adds 20-inch wheels, a shorter rear-axle ratio, steering wheel shift paddles and performance brakes. The Sound Group I includes a six-speaker Alpine sound system.
The V8-powered R/T differs with its 20-inch wheels, upgraded brakes and a decklid spoiler.
The R/T Shaker trim adds a "Shaker" hood with a large cold air induction scoop extending through the hood as well as the Super Track Pak performance items (see below), special two-tone leather seats with Shaker logos and a rearview camera.
The R/T Scat Pack trim adds the larger 392 V8, the Super Track Pak option (see below), Brembo performance brakes (four-piston fronts), an upgraded exhaust and a heated sport steering wheel.
Still with us? Going with the "Plus" versions of the SXT, R/T and R/T Shaker gets you the Cold Weather and Sound Group I packages, plus the rearview camera, rear parking sensors, foglights, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, smartphone app integration (Uconnect Access), voice commands, satellite radio and emergency communications functions. The SXT Plus also has the 20-inch wheels and a rearview camera.
You can also add the Sound Group II package that tacks on a nine-speaker sound system to the "Plus" trims. The R/T Scat Pack's Leather Interior Group adds the leather seating, ventilation and power-adjustable steering wheel as well. There's also the Premium Sound Group that adds an 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system to the Plus and Scat Pack trims, while the Blacktop package adds blackout-themed exterior trim and a few other extra features from other packages.
The optional Super Track Pak (SXT, SXT Plus, R/T, R/T Plus) adds 20-inch wheels, performance tuning (steering, suspension and brakes), a shorter axle ratio, and performance reporting functions in the trip computer (0-60 timer, g-force loads, etc.).
To all of the above trims, the Driver Convenience Group adds bi-xenon headlights, rear parking sensors, power-folding mirrors, a blind-spot warning system, rear cross-path warning and remote ignition (automatic only).
There's also a 392 Scat Pack Shaker trim level that essentially mixes the R/T Scat Pack's performance elements with the R/T Shaker Plus hood intake and extra equipment.
The Challenger SRT 392 has the same engine as the Scat Pack and comes standard with the same equipment provided by the R/T Plus trim level and Driver Convenience Group package. It also gets upgraded Brembo brakes (six-piston fronts), forged alloy wheels, a special air intake, a high-performance adaptive suspension, sportier power steering settings, upgraded leather upholstery, extra vehicle information in the trip computer and the 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
Available on all but the SXT and R/T trims is the Technology Group that adds automatic wipers and high-beam headlight control, adaptive cruise control (automatic transmission only) and a forward collision warning system.
And finally, we come to the SRT Hellcat. It is equipped very similarly to the SRT 392, but adds a supercharged V8 engine, a different steering system and the automatic wipers and high beam control. It does not have foglights.
A sunroof and navigation system are optional on all Challenger trims, and Dodge offers a variety of retro-look side- and hood-stripe options as well. New SRT model buyers also get a one-day course at an SRT Driving Experience school.
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Body Styles Powertrains and Performance Safety
The 2016 Dodge Challenger SXT models are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 305 hp and 268 pound-feet of torque. Like every Challenger, it is rear-wheel drive. An eight-speed automatic is the only transmission available. In Edmunds performance testing, it went from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, which is quick, but a half-second slower than an automatic Mustang EcoBoost. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 23 mpg combined (19 city/30 highway), which is decent given the Challenger SXT's size and power.
The R/T models get a 5.7-liter V8 good for 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission, or 372 hp and 400 lb-ft with the optional eight-speed automatic. With the manual, a Challenger R/T went from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds in our tests -- that's about a full second slower than the Mustang GT. We have not tested one with the Shaker hood. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 18 mpg combined (15/23) with the manual and 19 (16/25) with the automatic.
The Scat Pack and SRT 392 have a 6.4-liter V8 that produces 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque regardless of whether you get the standard six-speed manual or optional eight-speed automatic. Expect this engine to bring the Challenger from zero to 60 in the mid-4-second range. EPA fuel economy is 18 mpg (15/25) with the automatic and 17 (14/23) with the manual.
The Hellcat has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 good for a mammoth 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. It gets stouter six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions. In Edmunds testing it went from zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds with the manual (essentially, the rear tires are overwhelmed by the power) and 4.1 seconds with the automatic and its launch control function. Given that power and the omnipresent temptation to use it, fuel economy should be substantially worse than the EPA estimates of 16 mpg (13/22) with the automatic and 16 mpg (13/21) with the manual.
Body Styles Safety
Performance Safety Special Features
Every 2016 Dodge Challenger comes standard with antilock brakes (upgraded on certain trims), traction and stability control, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. A rearview camera is standard on the "Plus" trims, SRT 392 and Hellcat. Blind-spot, rear cross-traffic and forward collision warning systems are available.
In Edmunds brake testing, a Challenger SXT Plus with the Super Track Pak and summer tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 104 feet, which is excellent. An R/T with the Super Track Pak was actually longer at 111 feet. A Hellcat stopped in 108 feet.
In government crash tests, the Challenger received five out of five stars for overall and side crash protection, and four stars for frontal protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2016 Challenger its top safety score of Good in the moderate-overlap front-impact and side-impact crash tests. The IIHS also gave the Challenger its second best score of Acceptable in roof strength and head restraint (whiplash protection) tests. In the small-overlap front-impact test, the Challenger received the second lowest rating of Marginal from the IIHS.
Performance Special Features
Safety Interior Design and Special Features Driving Impressions
Last year's redesign gave the Challenger the stylish cabin it always deserved. A driver-centric theme is evident in the canted center console and configurable central dash display. Automatic-transmission cars sport a T-handle that recalls the selector used in the original 1970s Challenger, while the chunky baseball-like manual shift knob is pretty cool in its own right. Moreover, the small-diameter, well-contoured steering wheel makes for a pleasant interface between car and driver. Overall materials quality is very good, and the dash features handsome metallic accents. Plus, you can now get the cabin in a color other than all-black, with handsome two-tone options available in cloth and leather cabins.
Like other Dodges, the Challenger benefits from Chrysler's user-friendly touchscreen interfaces. While the base 5-inch system gets the job done, we highly recommend stepping up to the superb 8.4-inch, multifunction Uconnect touchscreen. It features large virtual buttons, an intuitive layout and fairly quick responses. We also appreciate the big knobs and buttons for the climate system and redundant infotainment controls (volume, tuning, menu selection, etc.).
All of the above makes the Challenger competitive, but interior space is where it utterly puts to shame its Ford and Chevy rivals. The backseat is remarkably roomy for two adults, with good headroom and decent legroom. By comparison, the Mustang and Camaro are really for small children only. There are even rear air vents, though the big rear pillars that also hamper visibility admittedly make it a tad claustrophobic.
The 16.2-cubic-foot trunk is on par with what you'd find in some full-size sedans -- and it gets bigger when you fold down the 60/40-split backseat. If you're looking for the most livable muscle coupe, this is it.
Safety Driving Impressions
Special Features Driving Impressions
One of the 2016 Dodge Challenger's signature traits is its excellent ride quality. You could take this big coupe on an all-day road trip and feel as if you never left your sofa. The default suspension tuning of the base SXT is pretty floaty, however. As such, we recommend springing at least for the Super Track Pak option, as it includes firmer underpinnings. Otherwise, the Challenger actually handles rather well. This is especially true of the higher-performance versions, which provide a crisp, responsive and confident drive on a curvy road. Still, none of them will let you forget about the car's sheer bulk, especially on narrow roads. The Mustang and Camaro are more agile and less imposing around tighter turns, and can be fitted with wider and grippier tires. In that way, the Challenger is the most classic muscle car of them all.
With 305 horses on tap, we were pleasantly surprised at just how quick the base V6 is, and it can still smoke the tires and swing the tail out if you so desire. However, if such behavior is on your to-do list, one of the V8s is what you're going to want to achieve the full muscle car experience. The standard R/T's 5.7-liter V8 accelerates smartly and makes lovely noises, while the bigger 6.4-liter V8 (used in the Scat Pack and SRT 392) pumps up the performance to a degree that surpasses the Mustang GT. And then there's the 707-hp supercharged Hellcat, which can effectively be described as tire-smoking insanity. We hope buyers know a guy at the local tire shop, and if they don't, well, they will soon.
Although the manual transmission is easy to operate, it does have somewhat long throws and is saddled with an annoying foot-operated parking brake that can get in the way when you're sliding your foot from dead pedal to clutch. Having said that, this is a muscle car and opting for the manual is still the cooler way to go. Nevertheless, the eight-speed automatic is an excellent transmission that'll return better fuel economy (should you care) and actually snap off quicker shifts for those planning on running quarters on Grudge Night.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

BREAKING NEWS ~~ RAMINATO

BREAKING NEWS ~~ RAMINATOR will be doing a CAR CRUSHING @ GREENVILLE CHRYSLER Saturday 11/12 @ 4PM. PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Join us for our Grand Ope

Join us for our Grand Opening Celebration on Friday November 11th and Saturday November 12th from 10am until 5pm! We look forward to welcoming everyone to our new state-of-the-art dealership with the RAMINATOR, bounce house & slide, food, prizes, special deals on vehicles and service, and much more! Don't forget to mark your calendars!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Trunk or Treat - October

Trunk or Treat - October 29th from Noon to 6pm join Greenville Chrysler for safe Halloween fun for the whole family! Candy, prizes, and more! Don't forget to bring your best Jack-O-Lantern for a chance to win some awesome prizes. We will be looking for the best kids & adults costumes. Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

2017 Dodge Challenger

Well, folks, it looks like the 2017 Dodge Challenger doesn’t just come out on top when it comes to performance. The iconic muscle car was recently awarded the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) highest safety rating possible, proving that Dodge’s move to improve the Challenger’s safety has paid off.


The sporty Challenger’s body currently consists of nearly 60% of high-strength steel. Dodge’s use of this strong material helped the Challenger earn top-notch ratings in the NHTSA’s vehicle side-impact test and pole side-impact tests. Other safety systems that helped contribute to the 2017 Challenger’s high safety rating is the supplementary restraint systems, which include standard driver and front-passenger air bags, along with front and rear side-curtain air bags.

“This proves the 2017 Dodge Challenger is much more than a great-looking car,” says Mike Dahl, Head of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance for FCA North America. “It reflects our commitment to delivering exceptional occupant safety in every vehicle segment.”

One of the biggest safety features to note in the 2017 Dodge Challenger, though, was the muscle car’s available Forward Collision Warning, which uses sensors to detect a potential front-end collision. The system pre-fills the car’s brakes when it does detect a collision, while also warning the driver with audible and visual signals.

Overall, the 2017 Challenger model has over 70 available safety features, ranging from the aforementioned Forward Collision Warning to Blind-Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path. So, the next time you check out the 2017 Dodge Challenger, remember that it’s one of the safest vehicles in its class.



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DODGE CHALLENGER

For a third consecutive year the Dodge Challenger ranks  on top of the Midsize Sports Car Segment with J.P Powers 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Study.  IQS is based on responses from more than 80K owners and leases of the 2016 year model vehicle after 90 days of ownership. Remember that owners are talking about how they appreciate their new Dodge Challenger. 

You can easily find out for yourself what the excitement is all about by visiting the friendly folks at Greeenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, or call the dealership and take a Challenger for a spin. 

The Dodge brand's Challenger muscle car arsenal for 2016 is reloaded as the most complete model lineup with ten trim levels.  One for anyone's wishes for horsepower, style and budget.  It ranges from a 305 hp, 30mpg, 3.6-liter V6 SXT to the SRT Hellcat with 707 angry thoroughbreds under its hood.  All Challengers are engineered and designed by Chrysler for world class precision and outstanding performance.  When you visit, it is like going to your favorite Ice Cream Shoppe; a flavor for everyone's tastes. 

This 2016 Dodge Challenger links the past to today's high tech stuff with its sleek historical styling.  It is like being in a time warp from the 70's.  But those 70's Challengers were never, not ever this fantastic.  All Challengers deliver touring comfort combined with a very enjoyable drive time.  Ask an owner and they will probably come back with a three letter word. FUN! 

It is an easy guess on whose car is chosen by your golf buddies to take to the course; the trunk even has space for the clubs.  Challenger also has a sporty and comfortable cabin with room for five and is just bursting with an upscale interior loaded with premium features.  Everything seems to be focused on the driver as it should be for his/her's needs in entertainment, communication and safety. 


Consumer Reports ranks the Chrysler's Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system as the top favorite with drivers; so easy to learn and reach.  Challenger also ranks high for resale value.  So go ahead and try one on for size and also find out why so many of their customers come back later for another vehicle and bring their friends.  They will guide you through the Challenger's many choices and they are all good from the popular 3.6-liter V6, or a 5.7-liter Hemi to the supercharged 6.2-liter that turns fuel into adrenaline.  The bet is on you will leave with a smile, not only because you brought back the “fun factor” in driving, but for the great deal you received.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

The Pacifica has exploded on the scene and is already leading the pack.  It is the first minivan to offer a hybrid powertrain system as well as the first to be used in Google’s journey to creating autonomous vehicles.  It is also the first vehicle to earn a spot on the first ever Wards 10 Best User Experience List for 2016.


This list looks at the overall user experience of a vehicle, rating each model on a variety of experiences. These experiences include user-friendliness, infotainment features, sound systems, vehicle connectivity, driver assistance technology, information/displays, system compatibility, and materials.

“When it comes to a minivan, it’s all about the experience—both for our customers and their entire families,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands for FCA North America. “Ward’s recognition that the new Pacifica ‘treats occupants like royalty’ and offers among the best user experience on the road are further validation that the new Chrysler Pacifica is delivering both the high-tech, easy-to-use features our customers want and deserve and is another reason why the all-new Chrysler Pacifica is the most awarded minivan of the year.”

As the most technologically equipped minivan in its segment, it really comes as no surprise that Chrysler’s new minivan has earned such a coveted spot. The Pacifica has an available Uconnect Theater entertainment system, which provides passengers with two 10-inch touchscreen displays in the back seats, a 7-inch full-color driver information display, Uconnect Access, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen—among other features.


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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Chrysler 200: Luxury at its Finest

The Chrysler 200 has been an iconic model on the road ever since its release and had made its name as one of luxury, safety, and comfortability. The newest model is no exception to the previous conceptions set by older models. In fact, it only enhances everything we have already.

One of the major innovations made to the 200 this model car season is the updated and upgraded fuel efficiency. A 2.4-liter Tiger shark Multiair II four-cylinder engine provides up to 36 miles to the gallon. You can cruise wherever the wind may blow without breaking the bank on gas to get there. It also happens to be the only car in its class to offer a nine-speed automatic transmission. This provides a smooth transmission between gears creating a comfortable and easy going ride. It is also run electronically versus mechanically, thus furthermore enhancing the smooth ride. There is also a plethora of safety features made available such as Lane Sense, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, and Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking.

Everything about this model takes the driving experience to a new level. Come on down to your local Chrysler dealership to experience the smooth and phenomenal ride for yourself as well as take a look at all of the other models we have to offer. You will not be disappointed by the Chrysler selection.



Head in today to take a look at our other models as well at Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 5401 Interstate Hwy 30 Greenville, TX or give us a call at 903-454-0283 today!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

2017 Chrysler Pacifica: Ideal Family Ride

Chrysler has outdone themselves for the 2017 model car season. Ladies and Gentlemen, they have recently released their brand new 2017 Pacifica and it is the epitome of innovation and progression. Let’s take a closer look at what all the brand new Pacifica has to offer you and your family.

This year’s model comes locked and loaded with so many features that put it over the top. The most important of these amazing features are those of safety. When traveling with your family, safety always comes first and Chrysler really emphasized that with this new model. Different features such as forward collision break warning, reverse back-up camera, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, Park sense rear park assist with stop and rear cross path detection, and lane departure warning. These features are preventative measures to ensure your family’s utmost safety and to help keep accidents from occurring. Many more safety features are available that are not only preventative, but are also provide security in the case that and incident does occur, and I urge you to look further into what all safety features the Pacifica has to offer.

There is so much more to this car I am dying to cover but, instead, I challenge you to go down to your local Chrysler dealer and find out for yourself what all it has in store to better your life. I guarantee you will not be disappointed by what you find within the Pacifica.

Head in today to take a look at our other models as well at Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 5401 Interstate Hwy 30 Greenville, TX or give us a call at 903-454-0283 today!





2017 Chrysler Pacifica: Ideal Family Ride

Chrysler has outdone themselves for the 2017 model car season. Ladies and Gentlemen, they have recently released their brand new 2017 Pacifica and it is the epitome of innovation and progression. Let’s take a closer look at what all the brand new Pacifica has to offer you and your family.

This year’s model comes locked and loaded with so many features that put it over the tops. The most important of these amazing features are those of safety. When traveling with your family, safety always comes first and Chrysler really emphasized that with this new model. Different features such as forward collision break warning, reverse back-up camera, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, Park sense rear park assist with stop and rear cross path detection, and lane departure warning. These features are preventative measures to ensure your family’s utmost safety and to help keep accidents from occurring. Many more safety features are available that are not only preventative, but are also provide security in the case that and incident does occur, and I urge you to look further into what all safety features the Pacifica has to offer.

There is so much more to this car I am dying to cover but, instead, I challenge you to go down to your local Chrysler dealer and find out for yourself what all it has in store to better your life. I guarantee you will not be disappointed by what you find within the Pacifica.

Head in today to take a look at our other models as well at Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 5401 Interstate Hwy 30 Greenville, TX or give us a call at 903-454-0283 today!


Friday, July 15, 2016

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Thanks to its famous off-road grit, the Grand Cherokee’s expertise doesn’t begin and end in the concrete jungle like many of its rivals. A 295-hp 3.6-liter V-6, eight-speed automatic, and rear-drive are standard; a 240-hp turbo-diesel V-6 and 360-hp 5.7-liter V-8 are optional, as are three four-wheel drive setups, each with varying capabilities. A tidy cabin with touchscreen infotainment and optional Wi-Fi make the Grand Cherokee a pleasant place to be whether fording rivers or running errands.


The on-road-performance-oriented Grand Cherokee SRT features a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 that now makes 475 hp and a 0-60 mph time of about 4.8 seconds. With launch control and a sporty 70-percent torque split to the rear in Track mode, it's one of the best-handling SUVs we've driven.

The Grand Cherokee hasn't given up any of its off-road talent; instead, it's added to it in recent years. The most advanced versions can still clamber over boulders and logs with ease, and the new automatic enables a lower crawl ratio that suits the Eco diesel especially well. With three four-wheel drive systems, as well as the Selec-Terrain management system, which automatically caters the powertrain settings for the terrain (Sand, Mud, Auto, Snow, and Rock), you have a lot of options, so make sure you opt for the Grand Cherokee with the capability you need.

There's much to love about the Uconnect infotainment systems in the Grand Cherokee (5.0- or 8.4-inch), and the system's cleaner, simpler interface. A piped-in data connection adds cloud-based services like voice-to-text and natural-language navigation via voice commands. And the Summit edition includes every feature imaginable, including a 19-speaker, 825-watt Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system, including 12-channel amplifier and three subwoofers.

Come see what makes Jeep so special at Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 5401 Interstate Hwy 30 Greenville, TX or give us a call at 903-454-0283 today!


Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Jeep You Have Been Waiting For

No one does concepts better than Jeep, and who better to take those concepts and make them a reality.  Introducing the 707 hp Jeep Trailcat.  Yes, it has a Hellcat engine.

Colossal 39.5-inch BFGoodrich Krawler T/A tires, Fox shocks, and a two-inch lift perch the Jeep even farther above the pavement, and there are precisely zero aerodynamic elements added to the body to help this misshapen Titan missile tumble through the air. Since we imagine any high-speed run in the Trailcat would feel like riding a Hellcat-powered knuckleball, it’s probably a good thing Jeep sourced well-bolstered bucket seats from the Dodge Viper to hold occupants in terror-filled situ.

A custom shift knob with the Hellcat logo on it, Dana 60 axles front and rear, a two-inch-lower windshield, a domed and vented hood, tubular half-doors, LED headlights, and rock rails round out the Trailcat’s list of modifications.   It’s bolted to a six-speed manual transmission.  That’s the only data point that matters. Jeep says it lengthened the Trailcat’s wheelbase by 12 inches over that of a regular Wrangler to help the engine fit, or maybe to try to imbue this monster with some dynamic civility. But really, why even try?  The vehicle might seem unhinged, but you could almost call the Trailcat’s gestation predictable. Ever since the Hellcat engine debuted two years ago, we’ve jokingly prodded them to “Hellcat all of the things,” to stuff that beastly engine into everything.  We got our wish.


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Monday, June 27, 2016

All those Awards and a Great Comedian

In case you missed it, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was recently named to Wards 10 Best Interiors List as well as being honored with top awards for “Best Family Car” and “Best Value” at the Family Car Challenge hosted by the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association.

The Chrysler brand launched its new "Dad Brand" advertising campaign for the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica in April. The multiplatform campaign features the real-life dad of five Gaffigan – with his wife and children – leveraging various all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica features to improve his "Dad Brand" in a comedic, tongue-in-cheek fashion, while highlighting the unparalleled levels of functionality, versatility, technology and safety features of the vehicle.

The campaign puts a unique twist on the standard brand spokesperson campaign, showing Jim Gaffigan as conscious and playful with his image, acknowledging the ways the vehicle itself is helping him with the upkeep of his "Dad Brand." The campaign includes appearances by Gaffigan's wife Jeannie (Gaffigan) and five children (Marre, Jack, Katie, Michael and Patrick).

Whether it is the family-room-on-wheels functionality of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan, the groundbreaking, bold design of the Chrysler 300, or the simple elegance and extraordinary driving experience of the Chrysler 200, Chrysler brand vehicles reward the passion, creativity and sense of accomplishment of its owners. Beyond just exceptionally designed vehicles, the Chrysler brand has incorporated thoughtful features into all of its products, such as the innovative center console with pass through storage and sliding cup holders in the Chrysler 200, the industry-exclusive Stow 'n Go seating and storage system on the Chrysler Pacifica and the fuel-saving Fuel Saver Technology in the Chrysler 300.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

2016 Chrysler 300: Highly Rated, Highly Valued

Rated by Kelley Blue Book at an amazing 10 out of 10, the newest model of the Chrysler 300 is here and ready to make a splash in 2016. Chrysler is looking to accommodate for your and your family’s need this year by offering six, yes six versions of their 2016 300 model. This allows for you to find the car that is in line with all you want out of it as well as the price you are willing to pay for it.

Throughout these six versions, you can get anywhere between 292 and 363 horsepower. When even the low side is high, you know you are gaining a quality vehicle. There are two different engines offered, the 3.6 liter V6 and the 5.7 liter V8, and the different versions of these engines is what creates the different versions of the car. The S 3.6 liter V6, S 3.6 liter V6 AWD, C 3.6 liter V6, S 5.7 liter V8, C 3.6 liter V6 AWD, and C 5.7 liter V8 are all of the engines offered. They offer horsepower between the range mentioned before as well as up to 19 miles per gallon city and 31 miles per gallon highway.

Another amazing aspect of this car is it has a standard towing capacity of 1000 pounds, so you can even tote some luggage on a trailer in the back on your way to the weekend getaway.

Come in for a test drive of our 2016 models at Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 5401 Interstate Hwy 30 Greenville, TX or give us a call at 903-454-0283 today!


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

2016 Chrysler 300 Limited

There are a number of large sedans on the market, but the 2016 Chrysler 300's combination of luxury and attitude helps separate it from the pack. Indeed, when the original 300 made its debut back in 2005, it was about as brash as a car could get without actually standing up and slapping you in the face. The 2016 300 is a bit more subtle, with a stronger emphasis on refinement and upscale appointments, including numerous upgrades introduced last year. But there's still something vaguely imposing about this distinctly American sedan.

The 2016 Chrysler 300's assertive styling is familiar, yet fresh.
Part of the 300's appeal also comes from its rear-drive platform (all-wheel drive is optional) and choice of V6 or V8 power. The V6 delivers adequate acceleration and good fuel economy, while the V8 provides 300 owners with the sound and fury of a good old-fashioned muscle car, albeit suitably tamed for premium-sedan duty. No matter the engine, the 300 boasts an impressively quiet and smooth ride quality. The 300S model comes with a sport-tuned suspension that can be optionally upgraded with beefier components for 2016, and although nothing can disguise the 300's bulk, we're impressed by how this big sedan stays planted to the road. Like a heavyweight boxer, the 300S can stick and move when it needs to.
The 300's character may be unique, but you'll find comparable size and comfort in front-drive competitors like the Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Impala and Toyota Avalon. The Avalon boasts smooth V6 power and an available hybrid powertrain, while the current Impala is a vastly improved American rival. Often overlooked, the LaCrosse continues to impress with its quiet, supple ride. The Hyundai Azera and Kia Cadenza, near-twins from South Korea, also compete well, while the rear-drive Hyundai Genesis may cost more but delivers a convincingly uptown experience. All are appealing picks for a large sedan, but if it's luxury with attitude that you're after, none can match the 2016 Chrysler 300.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2016 Chrysler 300 is a full-size sedan available in four different trim levels: 300 Limited, 300S, 300C and 300C Platinum.
Standard equipment on the base 300 Limited includes 17-inch alloy wheels (19-inch with all-wheel drive), heated mirrors, automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights and taillights, a rearview camera, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated eight-way power front seats (with four-way power lumbar adjustment), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks. Technology features include an 8.4-inch touchscreen interface, Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, voice controls, WiFi hotspot access and a six-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port and satellite radio.
Standard on every 2016 Chrysler 300 is an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with user-friendly controls.
The 300S comes with the Limited's equipment plus an additional 8 horsepower and 4 pound-feet of torque for the standard V6 engine, 20-inch "hyper black" alloy wheels with performance tires (19s with AWD), a sport-tuned suspension (RWD only) and steering calibration, a dual sport exhaust, remote start, unique black-out styling elements, LED foglights, sport front bucket seats and a 10-speaker Beats Audio sound system. An optional performance suspension exclusive to the 300S features stiffer springs, performance-tuned steering and bushings, larger sway bars (V8 only) and upgraded tires.
Opting for the luxury-themed 300C adds the following to the 300 Limited's standard equipment list: 18-inch alloy wheels (19s with AWD), a comfort-tuned suspension, remote start, LED foglights, additional chrome exterior accents, an auto-dimming driver-side and rearview mirror, a dual-pane sunroof, LED cabin lighting, a heated power-adjustable steering wheel with wood and leather trim, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, driver memory settings, a power rear window sunshade, a navigation system, HD radio and a six-speaker Alpine audio system.
Building on the 300C is the 300C Platinum, which adds 20-inch wheels (rear-drive only; AWD models stick with 19-inch wheels), unique exterior trim, a touring-tuned suspension (same as the Limited), adaptive xenon headlights, power-adjustable pedals, heated and cooled front cupholders, upgraded leather upholstery, an upgraded steering wheel and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon stereo (which deletes the power rear window sunshade).
Many of the upper trims' features are available on the lower trims as stand-alone options or via various packages. Notable extras include the base Limited's 90th Anniversary package, which adds unique badging and trim (including a special splash screen for the infotainment display), remote start, the dual-pane sunroof and the navigation system. Available on all but the Limited trim is the SafetyTec Plus package, which includes puddle lamps, front and rear parking sensors, automatic high-beams, automatic wipers, lane-departure warning and prevention, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic detection and a forward collision mitigation system with automatic emergency braking (it also adds an auto-dimming driver-side mirror to the 300S).
Should you be considering a stint in the taxi business, the Livery package (Limited only) contributes such items as chrome mirror housings and door handles and a four-year/150,000-mile extended warranty.

Powertrains and Performance

All 2016 Chrysler 300 trims start out with a 3.6-liter V6. It produces 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque except in the 300S, where it squeezes out 300 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic is standard, as is rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional.
The eight-speed automatic transmission is operated via this unusual rotary knob.
In Edmunds performance testing, a rear-drive 300C V6 went from zero to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, which is about average for a V6-powered full-size sedan. An all-wheel-drive 300C V6 needed 7.1 seconds.
EPA-estimated fuel economy for the V6 is a respectable 23 mpg combined (19 city/31 highway) with rear-wheel drive and 21 mpg combined (18/27) with all-wheel drive.
Optional on all but the base 300 Limited is a 5.7-liter V8 good for 363 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive are standard. Fuel economy drops to 19 mpg combined (16/25).

Safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Chrysler 300 includes antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag, a rearview camera and active front head restraints. The standard Uconnect Access system includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking and stolen vehicle assistance, while the optional SafetyTec Plus package (offered on all but the 300 Limited) adds forward collision warning and mitigation with automatic braking, lane-departure warning and prevention and a blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 300 its top rating of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength crash tests. Its head restraint and seat design also earned the IIHS's top rating of "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.
During Edmunds testing, a rear-wheel-drive 300C V6 took 122 feet to stop from 60 mph in a simulated panic stop. That distance is about average for the class of vehicle, though we noted significant brake fade after repeated hard stops. A heavier all-wheel-drive 300C with less grippy tires took 133 feet to stop from 60 mph, one of the longest distances in the segment for this test.

Interior Design and Special Features

Although the inside of a Chrysler 300 may not feel as upscale and plush as a European luxury sedan, it has quality furnishings for a sedan in this price range and it's definitely a good place to spend some time. The cabin is full of rich finishes and extensive soft-touch materials, and the various trim levels add visual flair with upgraded leather and two-tone color schemes.
On the technology front, the standard 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen interface is one of our favorites, pairing large buttons and crisp graphics with a logical menu structure. New features for 2016 include drag-and-drop functionality, Siri Eyes Free and a do-not-disturb function. We also appreciate the 300's diverse array of audio options, including an Alpine system, a Harman Kardon system, and of course the thumping Beats Audio setup.
The 2016 Chrysler 300's interior is generously equipped and trimmed with generally high-quality materials.
Given the Chrysler's ample proportions, it should come as no surprise that there's plenty of room inside for occupants of all sizes. The adjustability of the driver seat and tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel is particularly generous, while the rear seats are both spacious and supportive. Compared with other large sedans, though, the middle rear seat isn't as comfortable or useful due to the rear-drive 300's transmission tunnel hump.
Luggage capacity is average for a large sedan, checking in at 16.3 cubic feet, but the rear wheelwells intrude on trunk space a bit and may limit loading depth for larger items.

Driving Impressions

The 2016 Chrysler 300 glides down the road with the smooth, substantial feel of a big Mercedes-Benz sedan. That's not entirely coincidental, as some aspects of the 300's suspension design can be traced to the previous-generation Mercedes E-Class (back from when Mercedes owned Chrysler). The 300 remains unruffled even on heavily rutted pavement, though the ride becomes firmer with the 300S's sport suspensions or any of the numerous 19- and 20-inch wheel designs. Depending on your local driving conditions, you may want to go with smaller wheels. Aside from the 300's compromised rear visibility, which is an inevitable consequence of the car's high beltline, small windows and thick rear pillars, it's hard to find fault with how it drives.
Although the 300's base V6 engine is adequate, we love the muscular thrust of the optional V8.
While we think the big V8 best fits the 300's persona, the standard V6 is a decent performer in its own right, and it's also pretty fuel-efficient with rear-wheel drive. Either way, the eight-speed automatic is smooth and responsive. Around turns, the Chrysler 300's bulk is inescapable, but this sedan nonetheless feels planted and secure. That's especially true of the sportier 300S, which is firmer and more disciplined in spirited driving. You won't notice a handling difference between the rear- and all-wheel-drive models, so the choice there comes down to whether you want AWD for winter driving.

Monday, June 6, 2016

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

The above list of "Cons" reads like words we'd craft after driving something designed 28 years ago behind the Iron Curtain. You can almost envision whatever vehicle we're talking about in grainy, sepia-toned footage with the occasional photo of Lenin and a ballistic missile parade thrown in for good measure. And yet, the vehicle in question is the 2016 Jeep Wrangler, a true American icon akin to no other. What else can evoke images of Ike driving through the liberated towns of Normandy, and fun-loving youth enjoying the never-ending freedoms of nature? Heck, the word "Freedom" is even plastered on a special-edition package and roof designs.
Yes, it's this iconic imagery and general character that makes the Wrangler so appealing despite its many drawbacks. Besides its styling, it can go places virtually no other factory-built SUV on the road would dare. Its old-school mechanical underpinnings also make it oddly fun to drive on the road simply because nothing steers or behaves in quite the same way (and hasn't in quite a long time). It's also the only convertible SUV presently on sale (let alone a four-door one) and it's definitely the only thing out there that'll let you take off the doors and lower the windshield for those moments when getting smacked in the face by a moth at 45 mph seems like a great idea.

A purple Jeep? Sure, why not. It's available as part of this year's new Backcountry Edition.
Jeep also enjoys a lack of competition. The Nissan Xterra and Toyota FJ Cruiser are no longer on sale, so the number of livable, off-road-ready SUV alternatives that aren't extremely expensive has dwindled to the Toyota 4Runner (still far pricier than the Wrangler) and those within the Jeep brand: the Renegade and Cherokee Trailhawks and the Grand Cherokee. The truth is, all of these boast better crash test scores, more secure handling and braking, quieter and more comfortable interiors, more up-to-date technology features and driving experiences light-years beyond a Soviet taxi's. But only the Wrangler is going to evoke Ike.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2016 Jeep Wrangler is available in a pair of body styles: the two-door, four passenger Wrangler and the four-door, five-passenger Wrangler Unlimited. Each is available in three core trim levels -- Sport, Sahara and Rubicon -- with additional special models that are based on those trims. A vinyl convertible roof is standard on both, but a hardtop with easily removable panels above the front seats is available.
Standard equipment on the base Wrangler Sport is about as sparse as you'll find on any vehicle sold today. It includes 16-inch steel wheels, on/off-road tires, a full-size spare tire, skid plates, tow hooks, foglamps, removable doors, fold-down windshield, manual mirrors and locks, full metal doors with crank windows, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, cloth upholstery, a tilt-only steering wheel, a one-piece fold and tumble-forward backseat and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. The Unlimited version gets a bigger gas tank, air-conditioning and a 60/40-split fold and tumble-forward seat.
The Power Convenience Group adds power windows and locks, keyless entry, heated power mirrors, a security alarm and an auto-dimming mirror. The Sport S package (two-door only) adds 17-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Stand-alone options include heated front seats, satellite radio and a touchscreen audio interface (dubbed Uconnect 430) that includes a USB port and media player interface.
The Sahara adds the Power Convenience Group items, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, additional painted exterior body panels and trim, hood insulation for reduced noise, air-conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and satellite radio. The Unlimited differs only with tubular side steps and rear passenger grab handles.
The Rubicon derives its top-of-the-line status from its robust off-road equipment rather than its extra interior niceties. It starts with the basic Sport equipment and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, 32-inch tires, a heavy-duty Dana 44 front axle (matching the standard-spec Dana 44 rear axle), a shorter 4.10 rear-axle ratio (standard with the manual transmission, optional with the automatic), an upgraded transfer case with a lower crawl ratio, electronic front and rear locking differentials, an electronically disconnecting front sway bar, rock rails, automatic headlamps and the under-hood insulation. Inside, you get standard air-conditioning plus the leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, coat hooks, a 115-volt outlet and satellite radio. The above-mentioned Power Convenience Group is an optional extra on the two-door Rubicon, but it's standard on the Rubicon Unlimited.
Note that although the 4.10 gearing is a Rubicon exclusive, the Sport and Sahara are eligible for an upgrade to a 3.73 ratio, which gets you much of the way there. The standard ratio is a modest 3.21.
Also optional on Sport and Sahara is a limited-slip rear differential, while the Sport and Rubicon can be equipped with half doors that include plastic side windows and manual locks. The Sahara and Rubicon are available with automatic climate control and leather upholstery bundled with heated front seats.
Optional on every Wrangler is a nine-speaker Alpine sound system and the Connectivity Group, which adds a tire-pressure monitor display, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a trip computer and an upgraded version of the Uconnect 430 touchscreen (available separately) that includes a USB port, media player interface, 28GB of digital music storage and navigation. All trims are also available with a higher-quality soft top as well as a black or body-colored hardtop.
Then there are the special-edition packages. The Willys Wheeler is based on the Sport and includes a limited-slip rear differential, gloss-black 17-inch alloy wheels and exterior trim, special badging, mud terrain tires, rock rails, the 3.73 ratio, the Connectivity Group and satellite radio. The Sport-based Freedom Edition has special "Granite Crystal" 17-inch alloy wheels and exterior trim, black rear sidesteps, all-weather floor mats and special badging (plus a donation is made to the USO). The Black Bear Edition has the Granite Crystal exterior trim, rock rails, a special hood decal, special cloth seats and both the Connectivity and Power Convenience groups.
There's also the Sahara-based Backcountry and 75th Anniversary. The Backcountry comes with special bumpers, rock rails, Rubicon wheels and tires, leather seating, heated front seats, Alpine sound and the Connectivity and Power Convenience groups, while the 75th Anniversary has special exterior paint and trim, 17-inch wheels, winch-ready steel bumpers and a "Power Dome" hood. Finally, the Rubicon Hard Rock is based on the Rubicon and has black 17-inch wheels and exterior trim, winch-ready steel bumpers, a "Power Dome" hood, red tow hooks, upgraded rock rails, black leather upholstery, heated seats, the Alpine sound system and special badging.
Have it any way you want it: The Wrangler can be ordered with a hard or soft top, two or four doors and in a variety of trim levels.

Powertrains and Performance

Every 2016 Jeep Wrangler is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine good for 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Four-wheel drive is standard and includes high- and low-range gearing. The Rubicon features uniquely short gearing and an upgraded transfer case with an extra-low crawl ratio. A six-speed manual transmission with hill start assist is standard, while a five-speed automatic with both hill start assist and hill descent control is optional. Towing is rather meager at a maximum of 2,000 pounds for the Wrangler and 3,500 pounds for the Unlimited.
In Edmunds performance testing, a two-door Wrangler with a manual went from zero to 60 mph in a quick 6.9 seconds, which is pretty astonishing given the languid acceleration of past Wranglers. The heavier Wrangler Unlimited with the automatic needed 8.8 seconds, which is fairly slow compared to other off-road-ready four-doors.
EPA-estimated fuel economy is the same for the two-door Wrangler regardless of transmission, at 18 mpg combined (17 city/21 highway). The Unlimited also gets 18 mpg combined, but its city/highway numbers are slightly different at 16/21 with the manual and 16/20 with the automatic.

Safety

Every 2016 Wrangler comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control and front airbags. Front side airbags are optional. A rearview camera isn't available, nor are other parking or safety aids.
The Wrangler has some of the worst crash scores of any vehicle presently on sale. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the two-door Wrangler its highest possible rating of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset impact test but a "Marginal" (second-worst) score in the small-overlap frontal-offset test. Without the optional side airbags, the tested vehicle was judged "Poor" (worst) in the side-impact test. Its seat and head restraint design was rated "Marginal" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.
The IIHS also tested a Wrangler Unlimited, rating it "Good" in the moderate-overlap and small-overlap frontal-offset tests and "Marginal" for both side-impact and whiplash protection. Interestingly, the tested vehicle also lacked side airbags despite its slightly better side-impact rating, so there's no data available on Wrangler crashworthiness with side airbags installed. There are no government crash tests of the Wrangler.

Interior Design and Special Features

The 2016 Wrangler's interior actually has a modicum of style, particularly when the metal-look "bright interior accents" are specified. But at the end of the day, function triumphs over form. Although the upright dashboard provides clear gauges and sensibly laid-out controls, there's a distinct throwback feel when you're driving a Wrangler, evoking a bygone era when car interiors didn't resemble fighter-plane cockpits. Sure, you can have touchscreen navigation if you want it -- albeit Chrysler's old, frustrating 6.5-inch unit -- but otherwise, the Wrangler's about as basic as it gets. Honestly, anything more would seem a bit out of place. If you want the latest luxuries, another Jeep is probably more your speed.
For better or worse, the Wrangler's interior is decidedly old-school.
Rear passengers will face some challenges in the two-door Wrangler. There's room for only two back there, first of all, and the low bench with limited knee and foot room can make longer trips unpleasant, especially for adults. Access is also awkward unless the top's off, in which case nimble riders can just clamber over the sides. The Unlimited's backseat offers room for three and conventional access via its extra set of doors, though it's still not particularly comfortable or spacious. There's not much cargo room behind the two-door Wrangler's rear seatbacks (just a carlike 12.8 cubic feet), but the four-door Unlimited offers a useful 31.5 cubic feet, as well as a generous 70.6 cubic feet with those seatbacks folded versus 55.8 cubes in the two-door.
Putting the soft top up or down on any Jeep Wrangler takes patience, which makes the separate foldable sunroof panel an appealing option when the top's up and you're short on time. Security can also be an issue with the soft top. The optional hardtop, which features removable T-top-style panels over the front seats, is a smart solution for those who don't intend to go completely roofless on a routine basis. Bear in mind, though, that the hardtop is heavy, so you'll need a friend to help whenever you want to remove it.

Driving Impressions

If you want to dominate the off-road trails in your area, you've come to the right review. We specifically recommend either the Sport, Willys Wheeler or the Rubicon for this purpose. Why? Because the Sport is cheap, leaving plenty of room in the budget for custom modifications via either Jeep's Mopar parts division or the thriving aftermarket scene. The Willys comes with added off-road hardware, including beefier tires and a limited-slip rear differential, while the Rubicon goes even farther in that direction and is perfect for shoppers in search of a complete trail rig right off the shelf.
Pictured: This Wrangler Rubicon would be much happier driving around about 20 feet to its left.
As for the Sahara, you do get an upgraded suspension with it, but you're paying for the amenities and admittedly attractive body-colored paint treatment (optional on Rubicon) as much as the performance. Nonetheless, any Wrangler is a beast in the wild, with abilities that put other SUVs to shame. The Unlimited four-door may not be as nimble in tight spots as the two-door, but we're picking nits. Just avoid the standard 3.21 gearing if you can, especially if you plan to put on bigger tires; you're going to want the extra tire-spinning torque multiplication (and better crawl ratio) that the available 3.73 or Rubicon-only 4.10 gearing provides.
On pavement, however, driving a Wrangler can elicit laughs and irritation, or depending on your outlook, a perpetual sense of adventure. Simply turning left at an intersection will highlight the slow, vague steering and abundant body roll that's truly unlike any other SUV on sale today. Higher-speed maneuvers are spooky. The ride quality is also rough, and even with the hardtop, interior noise is profuse.
Better news comes from the engine compartment. The V6 engine is a thoroughly modern power plant that gets manual-equipped two-door models up to speed in a manner that can legitimately be described as swift. The five-speed automatic transmission is fine, albeit behind the times in terms of gear count. If you are OK shifting your own gears, the manual's long-throw, long-stick shifter and easily modulated clutch adds to the fun and novelty of what is already a fun and novel vehicle.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Why Reinvent the Wheel

For years’ people have been saying why are you trying to reinvent the wheel.  If it works, why try and fix it.  You have heard all of these sayings.  I finally have the answer for you.  The wheel as you know it is outdated and it don’t work if it is old and obsolete.  That used to be the thoughts when it came to minivans.  The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica just changed all of that.

Back in 1984 when Chrysler introduced American families to this new type of van, it was a great concept and became quite popular.  But minivans have had a tough go recently with fewer families choosing them and then the SUV boom, one could have made the argument for them to go away entirely.

After seeing the 2017 Pacifica, I am glad Chrysler stuck with it.  This gives you something no other competitor has done to date.  On the upper trim levels, the rear seat entertainment for children is in the form of built in apps.  There are actually games they can play and yes one is actually called “Are We There Yet?”  If they are playing that, they aren’t asking you.

It also added a few features that have become popular as well such as the vacuum that is located in the center of the van with a hose that extends all the way from the front to the back.  Also added was the 360 degree exterior cameras and self-parking features.  If mini vans continue to evolve like this, I think they will be here for a long time to come.


Come get more info at Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 5401 Interstate Hwy 30 Greenville, TX or give us a call at 903-454-0283 today!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee



Your passengers might say, “Are you sure this is a Jeep?”  They are so impressed how comfortable the seats are even in the back seat and how luxurious the cabin is that is bursting with superior materials and premium features.  They are riding in a new 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee from the friendly folks at Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM and are really enjoying the amenities of this Cherokee. 

The Jeep guys just nailed it when they named this mid-sized SUV the “Grand” and put the fun back in your drive time.  The Grand Cherokee rides high and secure and has the ability to tackle any road or off-road you want to travel.  This very handsome and strong looking SUV is one of the few in its class that can handle your daily commutes and off-road adventures.  You can start the excitement by taking a test drive from Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM and slide into those comfy and sturdy seats.  As you look around in the Grand's spacious cabin you will see it is bursting with upscale interior loaded with exceptional upgrades.  You can also feel a smile coming on.  When you drive away you will also notice how smooth the ride is and how quiet it is inside.  What could be moving you quickly down the highway could be the efficient base 3.6-liter V6 that really keeps you ahead of traffic. This year, the V6 also comes with automatic stop-start technology for even better fuel economy.  Then there is the awesome and popular 5.7-liter V8 with 360 horsepower and an asphalt grabbing 390 lb-ft of torque.  The other great choice in the engine category is the turbo-charged 3.0-liter diesel V6 that is excellent for off-road fun and can take you to paths unknown to other mid-sized SUV's.  Not done yet, as the SRT 6.4-liter V8 is also waiting for your test drive. This brute produces 475 Thoroughbreds and 470 lb-ft of torque that could pull a house; no roads are built that will make the SRT breathe hard. All models, except the SRT, have electric assistant steering.  All of the Grand's power plants are mated with a smooth eight speed automatic transmission. 


It just comes together from whatever setup you desire for an enjoyable drive time and technology you will love including entertainment, communication and especially safety.  Believe it, this sleek looking Jeep will get more head turning moments than any other SUV's in its class.  You'll love those “oohs” and “aahs” as you pull up to the drive in window.  So do take the time to get a test drive in the 2016 Grand Cherokee from Jeep.  You will drive away with a smile.  Visit them online at http://www.greenvillechrysler.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Amber Rose is Keeping It Fresh

Amber Rose may not be the only girl in Hollywood with a passion for pink cars.  But she is definitely the freshest.  She has been rocking a pink Jeep and this year, she decided to make a change.

Above you will see the pink Jeep she has been cruising around LA in.  Pretty hot right.  Well she recently visited Roadster Motorsports who tricked out the ride above and asked them to make some changes.

The 32-year-old model makes sure to show off her curvaceous figure wherever she goes, so we get to see more skin than we are used to from the average Jeep owner. The blonde with buzzed hair was recently seen together with her Jeep and Scott Disick at Coachella. In January, rumors arose that the two had hooked up, which she denied.

Amber has feuded with the Kardashian girls in recent years. The reason everyone is thinking about is her past relationship with Kim's husband Kanye. But her best friend Blac Chyna hooking up with Rob is also among the issues. More recently, the model seems to have made peace with KK and even compliments some of her modeling photos on her personal Instagram account.

The change she asked for was a chrome pink wrap.  This type of finish was really popular a couple of years ago.  In fact, there have even been a few automakers that used it to promote cancer awareness.  Amber uses it to promote herself and the products she's connected to.


Come by and check out all the neat creations you can customize your Jeep with at Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 5401 Interstate Hwy 30 Greenville, TX or give us a call at 903-454-0283 today!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

2016 Dodge Challenger

The ruler of the road is back.  I am speaking of none other than the Dodge Challenger.  Ever since its release, this one of a kind sports car has been taking the pavement and the world by storm and leaving onlookers in the dust of envy. This is the ideal car for those drivers who have the need for speed.

This year’s model comes in seven different variations, all with state of the art features and technologies.  The R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Scat Pack, SXT, SXT Plus, SRT 392 and the SRT Hellcat are the stylish and sporty versions that all have slight variations in exterior build and features.

Some standard features that are available amongst all of these superior variations are spacious five passenger seating and best in class interior volume and cargo volume.  There are also a 60/40 split rear folding seats, heated front seats, premium cloth sports seats, ventilated front seats, leather trimmed seats, power four-way driver lumbar adjust, and power 6-way adjustable driver’s seat available for various selections of the unique sports car as far as seating goes.

All in all, the 2016 Dodge Challenger is making a name for itself out there on the open roads and you do not want to miss out on getting to own a one of a kind sports car such as this for yourself.  Don’t sit back and watch this opportunity pass you by.

Come test drive the bad boy yourself at Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 5401 Interstate Hwy 30 Greenville, TX or give us a call at 903-454-0283 today!
 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

DODGE DURANGO 2016

When you first hear the name “Durango”, you might be thinking of the old Wild West mining town in Colorado.  The inhabitants were hardworking, rugged and tough.  The other choice might have the same qualities and capabilities in the form of a Dodge Durango.  This SUV is also handsome, has suave styling, a luxurious interior and packs superb performance.  Get up close and personal with this big and brawny family vehicle at Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM.



The Durango doesn't look “truck like” or boxy as some other large SUV's.  It is in a class of its own.   The Durango hits that sweet spot between crossovers and SUV utilities.  You will agree that this Dodge is certainly one of the better looking three row large SUV's on the highway and is a head turner, but the Durango isn't just a pretty face. 

A pair of strong engines are available for your enjoyment.  The very reliable standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 has close to 300hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.  Also, its big brother has an awesome 360 horses with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that delivers a pavement grabbing 390  lb-ft of torque.  That is not a misprint.  You can just about haul a house with this combo, if it weighed around 7,400 pounds.  When you take that necessary test drive ask to try both power plants out just for the fun of it.  All of these engines are helped by the smooth eight-speed automatic that delivers reasonable fuel economy with 14/23 city-highway results.  The Hemi features the Fuel Saver Technology or cylinder deactivation.  The V6 includes an effective engine stop-start system.  All models have selectable Eco Mode that changes throttle sensitivity and transmission shift points to maximize fuel savings. 

When you first slide into the Durango, you will appreciate the huge and stylish interior that can comfortably seat up to seven.  A nice option is the second row dual captain chairs that Durango is famous for seating 6 adults.  Yes, that third row can fit adults and not just small children as some other SUV's.  Along with the large storage area, there are several adequate places throughout the cabin in which to put your stuff and hidden from outside eyes.  This Durango has a distinctive dashboard and front cockpit that is loaded with high quality and technologically superior systems that relate to entertainment, communication and security. 

The Sales Rep will be more than happy and proud to show you all the “goodies” and the long list of available options from leather to upgraded technology.  


This Dodge Durango is spacious, quiet and comfortable for those rides to grandma's or taking the ladies out shopping.  The handling is responsive and composed for such a large vehicle along with its high riding experience.   Driving is believing.  Visit http://www.greenvillechrysler.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

75th Anniversary: Now That’s a Milestone

This fun little crossover need not get overlooked or put in a box so to speak.  It is roomier than you would think by the looks and has plenty more to offer.


Jeep is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. It's celebrating with a special edition. Not just one special edition, either. The all-American off-road brand has wheeled out six – one for each model in its lineup.  Though the specifications for each of these 75th Anniversary Edition specials differs from model to model, they each feature an available green paintjob, wheels in a low-gloss bronze finish, orange trim, interiors upholstered in a unique mesh fabric, and (of course) special badges inside and out. They also each feature some manner of open-air aperture, from the fully convertible roof on the Wrangler through the fabric roof panel on the Renegade to the more conventional power sunroofs on the Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Compass, and Patriot.

The shades of green paint depend on the model. The Compass, Patriot, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee offer Recon Green, the Renegade a brighter Jungle Green, and the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited can be had in Sarge Green. If you don't dig the verde approach, you can still order yours up in a different color.  The Wrangler special naturally comes the most prepared for off-road duty, packed with rock-crawling equipment like Dana axles with a choice of axle ratios. The 75th Anniversary editions are set to hit dealers within the next few months.

Come get more info at Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 5401 Interstate Hwy 30 Greenville, TX or give us a call at 903-454-0283 today!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0

The current-generation Sentra debuted in 2007, making the 2012 model one of the oldest small sedans available this year in terms of design. It still has some nice qualities, but overall the Sentra has been outclassed by newer and more desirable models this year.
Among the Sentra sedan's best qualities are decent fuel economy, a comfortable interior and a long list of desirable standard features and options. There are even two sporty variants, including the 200-horsepower SE-R Spec V, designed to appeal to driving enthusiasts.
Unfortunately, the list of weak points is considerably longer. Mainstream 2.0 models just don't offer a very appealing driving experience due in part to the droning created by the CVT and an outdated rear suspension design that delivers only passable handling and marginal ride quality. Even with its firmer sport suspension, the SE-R Spec V can't quite match the moves of other high-performance compacts like the Mazdaspeed 3.
While buyers looking for affordable transportation will still find the 2012 Nissan Sentra worth a look, the car ultimately feels a little long in the tooth compared to its newer or more recently refreshed competitors. Instead of the Sentra, we recommend checking out other top choices like the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Golf. Within this group, you'll find more engaging driving experiences, better fuel economy, more power, more attractive designs, newer features and higher levels of overall ownership satisfaction.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2012 Nissan Sentra sedan is offered in six different trim levels, including four mainstream models based on a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (2.0, 2.0 S, 2.0 SR and 2.0 SL) and two high-performance variants powered by a 2.5-liter engine (SE-R and SE-R Spec V).
The entry-level Sentra 2.0 starts with 15-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, 60/40-split-folding rear seats, power windows and locks, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack. The Sentra 2.0 S adds 16-inch steel wheels, power mirrors, a height-adjustable driver seat, cruise control, remote keyless entry and a six-speaker CD/MP3 audio system with an iPod interface.
The 2.0 SR includes those items and adds styling cues from its sportier siblings including distinctive front and rear fascias, side sill extensions, foglamps, a rear spoiler and 16-inch alloy wheels. Moving up to the SL gets you a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry/ignition, Bluetooth and an upgraded stereo with satellite radio and a color display.
Options on the 2.0 models vary by trim level and include leather upholstery with heated front seats (SL only) and a Convenience package that bundles keyless entry/ignition, Bluetooth and a leather-wrapped steering wheel (S/SR only). A Technology package adds a navigation system, satellite radio and an iPod interface (S/SR only). A Special Edition package includes everything in the Convenience and Technology packages plus a sunroof (SR only), while the Special Value package includes the sunroof, navigation and a rearview monitor (SL only). An Audio package includes an eight-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system (SL only).
The Sentra SE-R trim level is equipped similarly to the 2.0 SR but adds 17-inch alloy wheels, performance-oriented suspension tuning, an aero-style body kit, cloth sport seats, the SL's stereo with color display and gauges that allow the driver to monitor things like oil pressure and g-forces during cornering. The SE-R Upgrade package adds a sunroof, keyless entry/ignition, a rearview monitor, the navigation system, satellite radio and the Rockford Fosgate audio system.
The SE-R Spec V builds on the SE-R's sporting nature with more power, higher-performance tires, an even firmer suspension with a lower ride height, larger front brakes and sportier interior trim. One drawback to the added performance of the Spec V is a structural reinforcement brace between the rear shock towers that prevents the rear seats from folding. Also available on the Spec V is an optional SE-R Spec V Upgrade package that includes all the items in the SE-R Upgrade plus a mechanical limited-slip front differential.

Powertrains and Performance

2012 Nissan Sentra models with a "2.0" in their name are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 140 hp and 147 pound-feet of torque. The Sentra SE-R and SE-R Spec V get a 2.5-liter engine that produces 177 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque and 200 hp and 180 lb-ft, respectively. In our testing, the Spec V sprinted to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, a quick time for its class.
The 2.0 Sentra base model comes fitted with a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment, with the option of a CVT. The CVT is standard on the 2.0 S, 2.0 SR, 2.0 SL and even the SE-R, which also gets steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. The Spec V is only offered with a close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox.
Sentra models equipped with the 2.0-liter engine and CVT achieve an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/34 mpg highway and 30 mpg in combined driving; with the manual transmission those numbers drop noticeably to 24/31/27 mpg. The SE-R isn't bad at 24/30/26, and even the Spec V manages a still respectable 21/28/24 mpg.

Safety

The 2012 Nissan Sentra comes standard with antilock brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. The sportier SE-R models come with four-wheel disc brakes, while the others have rear drums.
In government crash tests, the Sentra received an overall score of four stars (out of five). Within that rating, it earned three stars for overall frontal crash protection and three stars again for overall side crash protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Sentra its highest score of "Good" for both frontal-offset and side impacts.

Interior Design and Special Features

The Sentra's interior features unexpectedly spacious front seats that make it easy for even tall folks to get comfortable, though the lack of a telescoping steering column is a downer. The backseat is more of a mixed bag, with good headroom and hiproom offset by a shortage of legroom. Trunk space, at 13.1 cubic feet, is average for the class.
From a driver's perspective, the dashboard gets high marks for the simple and straightforward design of gauges and controls. One notable exception is the optional navigation system's smallish 5-inch screen, which requires a fair amount of squinting to read.

Driving Impressions

What you think of driving the 2012 Nissan Sentra sedan depends a great deal on what's under the hood. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes decent power, but the CVT creates a less-than-appealing droning sound when accelerating. Handling is just passable. The ride quality is fine on smooth roads but becomes a bit rough over broken pavement.
As you'd expect, the SE-R Spec V is another story altogether, with abundant acceleration and noticeably sharper handling. Some of the fun is lost due to the manual transmission's balky action that can't compare to the precise feel of shifters in competitors like the Honda Civic Si.