Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango Win Must-Shop SUVs for Towing Award

SUVs for Towing

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

AutoTrader.com has honored the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango with its Must-Shop SUVs for Towing award, which recognizes SUVs that offer the best combination of towing ability and interior luxury.

The Grand Cherokee features a refined exterior and interior design, complete with bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, Natura leather, exotic open-pore wood trim, and unique color offerings. Under the hood, the massive 240 horsepower 420 lb-ft of torque 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 is capable of towing a best-in-class 7,400 pounds while still delivering best-in-class fuel economy at 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.

The Dodge Durango also leads its class in capability by matching the Grand Cherokee’s 7,400 pound tow rating with its 5.7-liter HEMI V8, which can also automatically turn off cylinders when less power is needed to save fuel. Inside, the Durango features a redesigned center stack with two touch screens, a high-tech instrument cluster, and an available high-def dual-screen Blue-ray entertainment system.

Check out both at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep!

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Could Jeep Wrangler Production Be Moving to Michigan?

Jeep’s world is changing thanks to stringent new federal fuel economy standards. Love it or hate it, in order to keep up with our country’s demand for fuel efficient vehicles, the Jeep Wrangler needs to make some big changes. Michigan just might benefit from what would be a major loss to Toledo, Ohio – the relocation of Jeep Wrangler production.

Toledo has been home to production of the Wrangler for more than 70 years, and if Jeep could have things its way, Toledo would remain Jeep’s home well into the future. Unfortunately for Toledo, if Jeep determines that a new, aluminum-bodied model is the next step for the iconic Wrangler, then the automaker would move production from Ohio to a plant that is prepared to handle aluminum production. Detroit’s under-utilized Sterling Heights Assembly plant could fit the bill.

According to mlive.com, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said that it would just be too expensive to update the Toledo plant to accommodate aluminum production. Don’t feel too bad though, if the Wrangler does move, the Toledo plant would welcome a new (unspecified) vehicle – meaning no jobs will be lost.

We expect things might get a bit heated as the local government fights for the iconic Wrangler and the economic incentives associated with its production. Stay tuned – we’ll keep you updated as the Wrangler navigates this unchartered territory.

Here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep, we’d be happy to welcome the Wrangler into our home state, and are looking forward to a new, fuel efficient version of the SUV – wherever it’s built.

Popular Band O.A.R.’s Concert in Colorado Takes Jeep on the Rocks

The future of Jeep Wrangler is about to get a bit rocky—in a good way. Popular rock band O.A.R. rocked out at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado last Saturday as part of the annual Jeep on the Rocks concert experience. The band kicked off their Jeep experience with an off-road excursion in Jeep Wrangler SUVs through Idaho Springs, Colorado before holding the special concert sponsored by the American Jeep brand.

“Colorado is full of devoted Jeep enthusiasts and we could not think of a more fitting way to celebrate their loyalty than to host a concert under the stars at Red Rocks with a legendary live performer like O.A.R.,” said Jeff Hines, Director of the Denver Business Center for Chrysler Group LLC.

O.A.R. is known for their dynamic, vibrant live shows, which make them the perfect band to showcase Jeep’s rugged Wrangler that is vibrant all on its own. O.A.R.’s concert in Colorado began at 7pm with the band Parachute opening for the top-of-the-charts band.

If you want to be a rock star, just like O.A.R., and need the perfect car for your entourage, stop in to Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep and see what Jeep brand vehicles we have for you!

Hilarious Jeep Driver Takes Advantage of Corvette Owner’s ‘Bad’ Parking

Nobody wants their car to get scratched or dinged in a parking lot, but drivers of fancy sports cars seem to be particularly sensitive about it. We’ve all see Porsches, Corvettes, and BMWs parked way in the back of a parking lot taking up two spaces.

But, what do you do when someone does the same thing in the first row of the parking lot right in front of the door? Well, if you’re a Jeep driver, you take matters into your own hands and pull up onto the curb and park extremely close to that precious Corvette.

That’s what one New Jersey man did after being stuck in traffic for two hours and stopping at a restaurant to get something to eat. When he saw the white Corvette taking up two spaces right in front of the restaurant, he decided to do what Jeeps do best and park however he wanted, too—half on the curb, right next to the Corvette.

He then took a seat in the restaurant by the window so he could watch for the Corvette owner. He then recorded the guy checking for any scratches as people walk by and laugh at him.

Maybe this Corvette owner has learned his lesson. If you want to park like you own the world, take your precious sports car to the back of the parking lot.

What do you think about this? Did the Jeep driver take it too far or did he give the Corvette owner exactly what he deserved?