2017 SUV of the Year is Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

2017 SUV of the Year

Serious off-roaders need serious SUVs that can handle the rigors of crawling over rocks, crossing streams, and climbing mountains. This year, FOUR WHEELER magazine has named the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk its 2017 SUV of the Year.

 

With this award, the Grand Cherokee continues its legacy as the most-awarded SUV ever. The SUV of the Year award is given to the best-performing model after a rigorous week of intense testing. FOUR WHEELER’s judges take the contenders through more than 1,000 miles of testing that includes mud, snow, rocks, sands, dirt, gravel, and pavement. They consider visibility, four-wheel-drive system performance, tire performance, and more when making their decision.

 

“Our new Trailhawk model is the most capable Grand Cherokee ever produced, and we’re delighted the FOUR WHEELER editors have recognized its outstanding combination of off-road features,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “Trailhawk instantly provided Grand Cherokee customers even more legendary Jeep 4×4 capability, quickly becoming one of the fastest-selling and most sought-after models in our lineup.”

 

When you drive home in the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, it will come equipped with some remarkable equipment, including Jeep’s Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system, a unique version of the Quadra-Lift air suspension, Selec-Speed Control, skid plates, and more. All features are aimed at letting you have the time of your life when you head off the pavement.

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And the KBB.com 2016 Brand Image Award Goes to: Chrysler

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Chrysler has long been one of the industry’s most trusted automakers, and now, Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com has confirmed that status by giving Chrysler the 2016 Brand Image Award, a sought-after title in the automotive world.

The award was designed by KBB.com to “recognize automakers’ outstanding achievements in creating and maintaining brand attributes that capture the attention and enthusiasm of new-vehicle buyers,” which Chrysler has surely done this past year, with exciting models such as the new Chrysler Pacifica.

To decide which automaker should win the award, annual new-car buyer perception data is evaluated among luxury, non-luxury, and truck shoppers, via KBB.com. Based on this evidence, Chrysler was also named the 2016 Best Car Styling Brand.

Here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, it’s no surprise to us that Chrysler reigns supreme as one of the most-loved brands. To learn more or to check out a Chrysler model for yourself, visit us anytime!

Ram 1500 Named 2015 Fleet Truck of the Year

2016 Ram 1500 in front of stadium

Everyone knows that Ram rocks, but it’s still nice to hear.

Automotive Fleet magazine holds a yearly voting process in which its readers – over 20,000 operators and owners of commercial truck fleets in North America – select which truck they like the best. Competition in the segment is always rough, but Automotive Fleet said the votes favored a clear winner by a landslide. The results are in, and this year, the Fleet Truck of the Year title went to the Ram 1500.

The Ram 1500 is no stranger to the honor, either. This is the second time in the past three years the truck has taken home the award. The 1500 succeeded in categories such as application effectiveness, durability, quality, servicing, maintenance, and lifestyle costs. Amazingly, the Ram 1500 was one of forty trucks contending for the award, but managed to pull into the number one spot regardless.

Bob Hegbloom, the head of the Ram Brand of FCA North America, commented on the win, “Receiving an award based on such an experienced audience truly gives Ram Truck more momentum and confirms we are delivering the features most important to business owners.”

Ram enthusiastically accepted the 2015 Fleet Truck of the Year award, happy to receive recognition for their continued commitment to excellence.

Experience the Ram difference for yourself by scheduling a test drive at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram today!

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500 Each Win AutoBytel.com Award

2014 Jeep Grand CherokeeAutobytel.com—“Your Lifetime Automotive Advisor”—has named its “SUV of the Year” and “Pickup Truck of the Year” award recipients. It should come as no surprise to anyone—it certainly doesn’t come as any sort of surprise to the staff here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram—that the respective winners of those awards are the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2014 Ram 1500. Both vehicles racked up numerous awards toward the end of 2013, and each continues to start 2014 off on the right foot with yet another important victory.

“For 2014, the Jeep Grand Cherokee embodies a readiness to head off into the hills as an affordable family hauler wrapped around class-leading interiors chockfull of the safety, technology and comfort features that set the Grand Cherokee at the top of the heap,” said Michelle Naranjo, editor-in-chief, Autobytel. “For the second year in a row, the award winning Ram 1500 continues to bring fuel efficiency and tech in a bold package to the value shoppers and accomplishment seekers who want to get the job done right.”

Autobytel praised the Jeep Grand Cherokee for its deep model roster, its expert-level refinement, and its hallmark off-roading prowess.  The Ram 1500 earned high marks for the new EcoDiesel V6 engine that drives it, as well as the eight-speed automatic transmission mated to it and the standard rear coil suspension that makes this Ram truck more responsive than ever.

Autobytel.com’s editors boast a combined 80+ years of experience behind the wheels of various vehicles, so their word is gold when it comes to what’s good in automotive.  This year’s Autobytel award winners were determined based upon the primary factors of innovation, design, and features.  In late 2013, the Ram 1500 was named Motor Trend’s 2014 Truck of the Year; the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was trail rated as having best-in-class 4×4 capabilities and won the Cars.com/USA Today Mid-Size SUV Challenge head-to-head against all other comers.

To test drive either of these award-winning haulers, stop in and see us at Rochester Hills today!

2014 Ram 1500 Wins Motor Trend Truck of the Year for Second Time

For the very first time, the Motor Trend Truck of the Year award goes to last year’s winner, the Ram 1500. This model is the only truck that has won the award two years in a row. With its new EcoDiesel V6 engine, the Ram 1500 beat out some stiff competition this year. The Ram proved its reliability against its nine other contenders testing done by judges which measured tow, payload, and driving experience. Judges measured these stats 0-60 times to ensure accuracy in Uvalde, TX.

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2014 Ram 1500

Not only is the Ram 1500 roomy with its two-door and long bed layout, it also tows anywhere from 7,300 to 9,200 pounds. Additionally, the Ram 1500 comes equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine that has 240 horsepower. This truck of the year gets an average of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. When this truck underwent real-world testing it got up to 24 mpg over hills in Malibu, CA.

In addition to being the only truck to ever win this award two years in a row, the announcement was made in Michigan which is the birthplace of Ram trucks. The Ram 1500 outclasses its stiff competition not only with its fuel economy and Torque, but also its style and all amenities it has to offer.

At your local Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership near Orion, MI we are currently offering the new 2014 Ram 1500 ST Crew truck at great savings. For those that qualify, low leases and purchase prices are available. Stop by our dealership or give us a call at (888)435-3039 for more information!

Jeep Wins Best Compact SUV Brand

Each year, Vincentric selects what it believes to be the best-valued cars for specific segments and awards them with the Vincentric Best Value Award. Including top auto brand leaders along with smaller auto companies, the list is very thorough covering small to large vehicle segments. 2013 was a tough year to rank now that cars are becoming more advanced than ever. This year the 2013 Jeep Wrangler was awarded as the Best Compact SUV.

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Out of 15 SUV’s categorized under this segment, the Toyota FJ Cruiser and the Jeep Wrangler were at the top. The 2013 Wrangler beats out competition due to its best in class insurance and strong depreciation performance.

This Saturday at the Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dealership in Rochester Hills, MI, is offering top dollar for used cars, trucks or SUV’s when you trade or buy a vehicle. Don’t miss these special Day Light Savings Flash offers! Find low leases, discounts of new vehicles, and great new and used car specials. On November 02, 2013 customers will find the lowest process of the year! Along with great prices find a large selection of new and used Jeeps as well as the new and used Jeep Wrangler!

Along with great new and used car discounts, Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep will donate $100 to breast cancer research in your name with every new vehicle purchase. With great Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram discounts happening, this is one event you do not want to miss!

Feel free to check out all the segment awards here.