The Best Halloween Events in the Rochester Hills Area

The Best Halloween Events in the Rochester Hills Area

October is here, which means that Halloween will be on your doorstep asking for candy before you know it! Now is the time to get readyd to take the kids on a candy-gathering adventure. Here are the best Halloween events in the Rochester Hills area, as suggested by us here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!

  • Trick-or-Treat Night – Halloween is coming to the Rochester Hills area early this year. Trick-or-treat night takes place on October 22 at 3:30 p.m. Kids can stop by local businesses to grab some goodies before participating in a parade to the fire department. There, kids and adults can enjoy a movie and spaghetti dinner!
  • Scare Away Hunger 5K – The 6th annual Scare Away Hunger 5K kicks off on October 23rd at 3 p.m. at Rochester College. Registration fees and all other proceeds benefit the Neighborhood House, an organization that provides food, clothing, and other services to those in need. What better way is there to celebrate Halloween than by giving to those in need?
  • Trick-or-Treat at the Farmers’ Market – Just in case the kids are hyped up on enough sugar, the farmer’s market is holding their very own trick-or-treat event on October 29th. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and lets the kids rake in some more goodies!

Our Picks for the Top 5 Restaurants in Rochester Hills

Our Picks for the Top 5 Restaurants in Rochester Hills

At Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Ram, we are so lucky to have our dealership nestled in one of the best areas of the country for top-notch restaurants.

Looking for something new? Check out the top 5 restaurants in Rochester Hills, as well as the Detroit area:

 

  • The Clubhouse BFD, Rochester Hills: Offers a varied menu of appetizers and salads, as well as a ton of craft beers.
  • The Silver Spoon, Rochester Hills: Offers a fine dining experience focused on Italian food and wine.
  • Yates Cider Mill, Rochester Hills: A scenic location that offers cider and many tasty baked goods.
  • Slows Bar BQ, Detroit: Offers unique, gourmet barbeque and an enormous craft beer list.
  • Pizza Papalis, Detroit: Offers some of the best pizza in the state, in tasty deep-dish style.

 

And if you would like to head to one of these hotspots in a brand new vehicle, contact us or visit us anytime, here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Ram!

Check Out the 4 Best CDJR Models for Travel of Any Kind

Check Out the 4 Best CDJR Models for Travel of Any Kind

If you love to travel, then you need a car made by Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram. Whether you’re looking for a spacious, high-tech interior or a vehicle designed to tackle off-roading challenges, CDJR models have you covered.

 

  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica: This new model aims to change the way you think of the American minivan, with incredible functionality and sleek styling.
  • Dodge Durango: Similarly, the 2016 Dodge Durango is ideal for families, offering 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space and two 9-inch screens.
  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: On the other hand, if you’re looking for adventure, this model is designed for your gear, with a sizable, wash-out interior.
  • Ram 1500: Lastly, the Ram 1500 isn’t just one of the most off-roading capable trucks on the market, it also gets a best-in-class 29 miles per gallon on the highway.

 

Want to learn more about any of the best CDJR models for travel? Visit us here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep to take one out on a test drive!

The Best Easter Jeep Safari Concepts of 2016

Jeep Crew Chief Concept

 

For Jeep fans, Easter is pretty much the most awesome time of year. That’s because it’s the time that Jeep debuts the Easter Jeep Safari Concepts. Of course, it can also be the most challenging time of the year too because you can’t help but love these concepts; a bad position to be in knowing they will probably never go to production…

 

Despite the pain it may cause, here’s a few of our favorites for this year…

 

Jeep Crew Chief 715

 

According to AutoWeek, the Jeep Crew Chief 715 is “a tribute to the Kaiser M715.” You’ll find that classic Kaiser grille and a pickup bed on this sweet concept. The concept also features 20-inch beadlock wheels.

 

Jeep Shortcut

 

Just as the name implies, this Jeep has been truncated…but not without reason! It’s a homage to the classic Willys CJ-5. It’s been lifted two inches and even features a certain shade of orange on the body that is reminiscent of the CJ-5.

 

Jeep Trailcat

 

Ever heard of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat? Sure you have. The Jeep Trailcat is essentially a Jeep Hellcat. That means it has a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 under the hood, good for 707 horsepower.

Renegades By X Ambassadors: A “Spot On” Accompaniment for Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade is one of Kelley Blue Book’s Best SUVs for Under $25,000. Other accolades include Arizona AAA Top Pick For Cool Car Segment and KBB’s 10 Favorite New-For-2015 Cars, according to Jeep.

So when you are creating a marketing spot for the Renegade, any accompanying music has got to reflect that kind of flair, a song like “Renegades” by X Ambassadors.

Enter the X Ambassadors. The band hails from Brooklyn and, for some reason, their song entitled “Renegades” seemed appropriate for the campaign. Apparently, the song title was a coincidence.

Jeep had partnered with Interscope records and had challenged the record label to deliver a piece of music that reflected “the theme and the spirit of the new Jeep.” It just so happened that X Ambassadors, an Interscope artist, had been working on the “Renegades” that embodied the spirit of the Jeep.

Fiat Chrysler chief marketing officer Olivier Francois was happy with the marriage, to say the least. He said “The music is a smash, the hook is super catchy….The script of the song is…spot on.”

The Chrysler New York Auto Show Lineup: Heating Things Up

Chrysler New York Auto Show Lineup

Celebrating the latest in Chrysler engineering, the New York Auto Show brought together some of the most innovative designs in automotive history. The Chrysler New York Auto Show lineup includes an array of vehicles seen for the first time, including six new limited edition models.

According to Chrysler, the new models include the 2015 Ram Laramie Limited and Rebel editions, the 2015 Chrysler 300, the 2015 Jeep Renegade, the 2015 Dodge Challenger Shaker Model, and more. The auto show highlighted incredible capabilities and performance, dominating the show with some of the world’s best new cars and trucks.

“FCA US are celebrating the spring season with a lineup that brings color and excitement to the 2015 New York International Auto Show,” said Chrysler in a statement. “[We] treated show attendees to everything from the world’s fastest muscle cars to the most fuel-efficient pick-up trucks to seductive Italian sports cars.”

The new Laramie Limited and Rebel offer exclusive off-road capabilities and an array of new features like a suspension lift kit, custom interior, and 33-inch tires. The 300 is a bold take on the classic design, now featuring best-in-class 31 mpg highway. The open-air freedom and nine-speed transmission on the new Renegade offer unparalleled off-roading, and the Shaker model is a retro throwback to celebrate HEMI performance.

Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 Win Vincentric Best Value in America Awards

For the fourth year running, the 2015 Jeep Wrangler has received a Vincentric Best Value in America award in the compact/mid-size SUV segment. This time around, the 2015 Ram 1500 also grabbed one of the awards in the full-size half-ton pickup segment.

The awards are granted to the models that deliver the best value in their respective segments, based on statistical analysis that combines the ownership cost of 2015 model year vehicles with their current market price.

Vincentric Best Value in America

2015 Jeep Wrangler

With its unmatched off-road capability and legendary four-wheel drive system, it’s no surprise to us at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep that the Wrangler managed to cinch an award for the fourth time. It offers the quintessential 4×4 experience and starts at only $22,795.

Vincentric Best Value in America

2015 RAM 1500

The Ram 1500 is an outstanding honoree too, make no mistake. It provides best-in-class fuel efficiency (29 mpg) with 420 lb-ft of torque and up to 9,200 of towing capability, as well as numerous other nifty technologies to make it stand out as the best of its peers.

5-Year Cost to Own Awards Go to 2015 Jeep Patriot and Wrangler

5-year cost to own awards

2015 Jeep Patriot – Cost to Own Award

The cost of owning a car includes a variety of factors, including purchase price, depreciation, fuel costs, insurance, and more. This is why it is important to think about more than just the purchase price when buying a new car. That is why, each year, KBB.com creates a list of the 5-Year Cost to Own awards.

This year, both the 2015 Jeep Patriot and 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited were included in the awards. This is the third year in a row the Patriot has won in the compact SUV/Crossover category and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited had the lowest ownership costs in the Mid-size SUV/Crossover segment.

“Winning these two significant awards from Kelley Blue Book is a tremendous honor and significant achievement for the Jeep Brand, and particularly for the 2015 Jeep Patriot and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, in a statement. “The awards reinforce the exceptional value that Jeep vehicles deliver to customers throughout their ownership experience.”

Both the Patriot and Wrangler landed on the list because of their value-oriented design and features.

If you’re looking for an SUV that won’t break the bank, come check out both the 2015 Jeep Patriot and Wrangler Unlimited available now at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep.

2015 Ram Power Wagon Wins Truck of the Year from Four Wheeler Magazine

Truck of the Year

2015 RAM Power Wagon – Truck of the Year

The Ram Power Wagon first hit the market as a 2005 model, so that means it’s now celebrating ten full years on the road—and off the road. It’s starting off the new model ear with a bang, too, taking home another Pickup Truck of the Year award from Four Wheeler magazine. This is the fourth time the especially off-road capable truck has taken home the award.

With the award, the 2015 Ram Power Wagon not only validates its own excellence but the brand’s willingness to constantly push for improvements. Only new vehicles or vehicles with major mechanical changes qualify for eligibility. The Power Wagon’s four wins, therefore, highlight Ram’s willingness to add and improve the truck at all turns.

This year, the Power Wagon comes with a 6.4-liter HEMI engine with 410 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque. That powertrain links with a special 5-link rear suspension system for extra sensitive and responsive handling. “The 2015 Ram Power Wagon is simply everything you want a real pickup to be,” Christian Hazel, editor of Four Wheeler, stated succinctly. To discover all the special features of this off-road truck, come see us at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep today!

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk: 2015 Four Wheeler Of The Year

The Four Wheeler Network scoured the earth to determine the 2015 Four Wheeler of the Year. More appropriately, they scarred the earth, testing three off-road vehicles that met their initial testing criteria. The SUVs had to be “all-new or substantially revised, have a two-speed transfer case (or equivalent), a production run of 1,500 vehicles in the U.S., and be on sale by March 15, 2015.”  At the end of the day, the 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk stood proudly at the top of the pile.

The Four Wheeler Network found that the Trailhawk justified its name and did “very well on the trail.” The number of off-road features that helped this Jeep win are almost too numerable to count. Certainly, it’s 48.4 crawl ratio didn’t hurt its performance. There’s also a rear-locking differential, skid plates and the Selec-Terrain and Selec-Speed Crawl systems that allow the driver to adjust the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk’s response and handling.

The Trailhawk was also measured for its on-road performance. Though it took some getting used to, the judges admired the Jeep’s ESS (Engine Start-Stop) technology. One judge commented on its “comfortable, smooth ride that is perfect for a long trip.” Another said that the “Cherokee is a pleasure to drive on the highway.”

Finally, one judge gave his final endorsement, saying, “Extremely likable car-based SUV that’s way more capable and fun in the dirt than you’d ever imagine.” We couldn’t put it any better than that! Check out the new Trailhawk here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM!