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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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!

Chrysler’s Lucky Number is Seven

The Edwards Commitment Scale

Chrysler makes some of the most beloved vehicles in America. They are an American car company that knows what people in this country look for in a new car and they offer a lineup featuring some of the most recognizable models in the market. This sentiment was further vindicated by a new consumer survey by Strategic Vision in which seven Chrysler vehicles took home honors.

In the survey, consumers were asked to rank attributes of their vehicle and dealership experience on the “The Edwards Commitment Scale™ [which] ranges from 1=Hate it, 2=a Failure, 3=Unsatisfactory, 4=Satisfactory, 5=Excellent, 6=Delightful and 7=Love it” according to a Chrysler press release. This information was then used to determine the “Most Loved Vehicles” list, with the highest scoring vehicles given the honorary title.

The survey included choices for several categories of vehicles including small car, large car, mid-sized SUV, specialty coupe, full-size pickup, and heavy duty pickup. The biggest winner was the Dodge brand which brought in four of the seven spots. Additionally, RAM took two and Jeep netted the final spot.

  • Dodge Dart (small car)
  • Dodge Durango (mid-sized SUV)
  • Dodge Charger (large car)
  • Dodge Challenger (specialty coupe)
  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee (mid-sized SUV)
  • Ram 1500 (full-size pickup)
  • Ram 2500 (heavy duty pickup)

Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is happy to offer our customers all of the “Most Loved Vehicles in America” so stop in today or visit us online to see just what makes our cars, trucks and SUVs so popular.

Jeep Earns the All-Time Sales Record for the Second Year in a Row

2014 Grand Cherokee

As a brand new year begins, Jeep is proud to announce they have achieved the all-time global sales record for the second year in a row. The Jeep Grand Cherokee model sold 255,005 models globally making it the highest number of Jeep models sold in 2013. Jeep has increased in sales for over four years now not only in the U.S. but across the globe.
Jeep vehicles sold 731,565 models in 2013 which is a four percent increase from 2012 and holds the record again this year for most sales. Jeep sales in the U.S. increased last year by three percent since 2012 selling 490,454 vehicles. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee sold over 25,000 models within the first two months of being brought into showrooms.
Your local Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep dealer has an extensive selection of new and used vehicles. Come out and test drive one today or browse our online inventory! Also, check out our service and part specials. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

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 Jeep Discounts at Rochester Hills Jeep Dealership in Rochester Hills, MI

Jeep Cherokee

This year, Jeep revamps and impresses us all with the all-new small crossover SUV, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Greeting passengers with a handsome interior, smooth ride and lots of space, the new Jeep Cherokee is noted for both passenger comfort and all terrain transportation. This new and affordable small SUV is currently offered with great incentives at the Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep dealership in Rochester Hills, MI.

For the rest of 2013, find both Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee discounts exclusive to the Rochester Jeep Dealer in Rochester Hills, MI including:

  • 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude FWD: Employee Lease/ Buy: $184 a month/ $20,869
  • 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited: Employee Lease/ Buy: $239 a month/ $33,685

New features of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee include:

  • Smooth and refined V6 engine
  • 9-Speed Automatic
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • 2.4L MultiAir2® Tigershark™ 14
  • Halogen Projector Fog Lamps
  • EPA Estimated MPG: 22 City/31 Highway
  • Lots of bonus cabin space
  • High-tech feature availability
  • Affordable SUV
  • Well equipped at every level

At the Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep dealership we speak the Jeep language of freedom. We are proud service men and women who want to help you find the best deal possible.

Setting up a Jeep Towing Hitch

Wondering how to properly set up a tow hitch? Have you never towed anything before? Unsure of how much is too much when towing? These are all great questions and concerns. Rochester Hills of Chrysler, Jeep in Rochester Hills, MI has compiled a few towing tips to make sure you safely set up a tow for yourself and others.

 Jeep Cherokee

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

First and foremost check your owners manual to find exact towing capabilities. The manual may consist of some acronyms, such as GVWR, GCWR, or GAWR. About.com has an informative page that explains what all of these acronyms and other towing terms mean.If you are unsure where to find the information or are not positive, call your local Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep dealership at (888)435-3039.

Next, check and look over all of your towing parts including the hitch and trailer to make sure nothing is rusty or out of shape. Once these are looked over, secure what you are towing. Make sure to drive about half the speed you normally do- remembering it takes extra time, space and power to stop, turn and change lanes.

Jeep has plenty of towing and hauling vehicles for your best tow that produce maximum towing fuel efficiency:

  • Jeep Compass: towing capabilities of up to 2,000 pounds
  • Jeep Cherokee: towing capabilities of up to 4,500 pounds
  • Jeep Patriot: towing capabilities of up to 2,000 pounds
  • Jeep Wrangler: towing capabilities of up to 4,200 pounds
  • *Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: towing capabilities of up to 3,500 pounds (Best-in-Class Towing)
  • *Jeep Grand Cherokee: towing capabilities of up to 7,400 pounds (Best-in-Class Towing)

These Jeep vehicles can tow anything from small trailers, motor cycles, boats, snowmobiles to large camping trailers and extra-heavy-duty. Look up towing state laws to make sure you are not breaking or violating any.