New Jeep Wrangler/ Wrangler Unlimited Trims: Chief, Smoky Mountain and Big Bear

Jeep Wrangler Chief Miami Lakes Jeep

Three new Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited trims are available and you are going to love them! Though there are 14 trims on the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited lineups, the new trims definitely stand out from the pack as they have bold exterior and interior style.  Here’s an introduction to the new Chief, Smoky Mountain and Big Bear trims now available on the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited.

Jeep Wrangler / Wrangler Unlimited Smoky Mountain

When you think of the Smoky Mountains you probably think of the outdoors and hiking, fishing, and probably even off-roading and rock crawling. Jeep took those activities and created a special-edition vehicle that is perfect for all of those things, the Wrangler Smoky Mountain. The Smoky Mountain trims are available in five different colors, white and four shades of grey. It also features a sculpted hood, high-black accents, and black McKinley heated leather trimmed seats. This trim is the definition of rugged as you would expect for a vehicle that can handle the Smoky Mountains.  MSRP $28,695 [click to continue…]

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A Trek Across Africa in a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon Unlimited

Are you adventurous enough to drive the whole continent of Africa in a Jeep? If so, you would get along with Dan Grec. Dan is also known as the blogger of “The Road Chose Me.” You can follow The Road Chose Me via Facebook or Dan’s website and trust us, if you are anything like Dan, you are going to love it.

Dan is taking a 60,000 mile trek across Africa in just two years and he is sharing his story with everyone as he goes. He has already dealt with some obstacles, but his highly modified Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited is ready for anything. He was able to make his Jeep capable to not only drive through any terrain but be his home and kitchen as well.

Off-road and performance

Grec’s Jeep is a 2011 Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. Check out the off-road and performance features on this bad boy:

  • 4.10 axle ratios and a 4:1 transfer case ratio.
  • 34-inch all-terrain BF Goodrich tires and steel Mopar 17-inch wheels.
  • Front, rear and engine skid plates.
  • 2.5-inch lift with Geometry Correction brackets.
  • 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine and a six-speed manual transmission.

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Meet the All-New 2017 Jeep Compass, a Capable And Compact SUV

 All-new Jeep Compass

The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass is just as great as we thought it was going to be. The Jeep Compass is capable, fuel efficient, and better looking than ever before. The Compass should be released any day now and you will want to keep an eye out for it at Miami Lakes Jeep. Check out the details below.

Details, features and highlights of the 2017 model

  • Two engine options: a standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine or a upgraded 2.4-liter Tigershark I4 engine.
  • Amazing fuel economy with up to 30 mpg highway for the base engine.
  • Several transmission options: a nine-speed automatic transmission for 4X4 drivetrain models, a six-speed automatic transmission for 4X2 models and a six-speed manual transmission option for both 4X4 and 4X2 models.
  • Over 70 available safety options.
  • 16-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires.
  • Available tech features include Uconnect, touchscreen, backup camera, drivetrains

New Compass Trailhawk

The Trailhawk name isn’t new to the Jeep brand, but it is new to the Compass lineup. The Trailhawk is a highly capable off-road version of the Compass with Trail Rated badging.

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Pros and Cons of 4×4 and 4×2 Drivetrains

4x4 or 4x2

Looking for a new truck and can’t choose between a 4×4 or 4X2 drivetrain? Sometimes that can be a tough decision. Both drivetrains have pros and cons, but in the end, the best choice for you depends on budget, environment, hauling needs, and if you plan to off-road. Check out the pros and cons of each below to help make your decision easier!

4×4 and 4×2

4×4 and 4×2 are two different types of drivetrains. 4×4 simply means the vehicle has four wheels and torque can be delivered to each of the wheels. 4×2 means, as you can probably assume, a vehicle with four wheels in which the torque gets delivered to only two wheels. Different types of 4×2 drivetrains include rear-wheel drive and front-wheel drive.

4×4 Pros

  • Higher resale value.
  • Off-road capable and less likely to get stuck off-roading.
  • Added safety due to the higher height and better visibility in a 4X4 drive truck.
  • Increase in traction and stability allows for a more secure driving experience, especially when in slippery weather conditions like snow, ice and rain.  

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Attend a Jeep Jamboree And Cross It Off Your Bucket List This Year

Jeep Jamboree closest to South Florida

If a Jeep Jamboree event is on your bucket list, make this year the year you finally cross it off. This year there are a several Jeep Jamboree events and three are located within a day’s drive (Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina). But before you go, make sure you have the required equipment to participate.

Required Jeeping Equipment

There are a few items each vehicle is required to have at each Jeep Jamboree USA event. The items are required for safety and if you have a Jeep and usually off-road, there is a good chance you already have them. If your Jeep doesn’t have the equipment, don’t worry Jeep Jamboree makes it easy and has compiled all of the required and recommended items here.

  • A CB radio is required to communicate with other drivers especially the trip leaders for important safety and route information. If your Jeep doesn’t have one, you can purchase one for $50.

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Spreading the Love, Jeep Wrangler Style!

Jeep related date ideas

Celebrate Valentine’s Day today or this weekend with these lovely ideas for your special someone who is also a Jeep fanatic. Check out these four Jeep-related date and gift ideas and feel free to share any you may have with us as well on Facebook.

Camping

If your darling loves their Jeep and loves camping, you should definitely get them the tools and materials they need to turn their Jeep into a bed or a tent. There are definitely a lot of ready-to-purchase tents that are built specifically for Jeeps and prices range from $200 to over $1,200.

But if that is out of your price range, you can buy them the things to make a DIY bed in their Jeep, and that is an exceptionally cool idea if they have the panoramic sunroof or a Wrangler. All you need to buy are some blankets, pillows and fold the seats down to createa flat space. You can go out any night of the week and enjoy the night sky without getting all of the camping gear.

Jeep Tours

There are two local Jeep tours we recommend checking out for a date! Whether you want to see the Everglades like you never have before or tour Miami in a different light, there is a South Florida Jeep tour for you. [click to continue…]

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Iconic Jeep Wrangler: Then and Now

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Miami Lakes Automall

The Jeep Wrangler is an American icon. Though not called a Jeep Wrangler at the time, the Wrangler was originally designed for combat in America’s battle to remain a free country in World War II. Though the Wrangler is no longer used in combat today, it is still seen as a figure of freedom. Here’s a recap of its history.

Before the Jeep Wrangler was called the Jeep Wrangler, it was called the Willys MB and was commonly referred to as a Jeep. The Willy’s MB was a four-wheel drive utility vehicle created by Willys-Overland in 1941 for use in combat in World War II., [click to continue…]

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Angles and Ground Clearance Easily Understood with Jeep Wrangler

jeep wrangler angles and ground clearance miami lakes jeep

Do you know the difference between ground clearance and the different off-roading related angles? If not, pay attention! If you off-road it is important to know your vehicle’s ground clearance and its three main angles. If you have or want  the “king of off-road vehicles”, the Wrangler or Wrangler Unlimited you are in luck, we not only teach you about angles and ground clearance, but give you those specs on a Jeep Wrangler as well.

Running Ground Clearance

Running ground clearance is usually just referred to simply as “ground clearance”. Whatever you call it, it is important to pay attention to it. Ground clearance is the measurement of the space between the lowest point of your vehicle and the ground. This information is particularly useful for those that plan on driving through uneven terrains because it is easy to drive over something too high and have it scrape the bottom of your vehicle.

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Not Your Average Jeep Trims – Check ‘Em Out!

not your average jeep trims at miami lakes jeep

Since its beginnings in 1941, the Jeep brand has grown into a auto company known for lifestyle and adventure. First there was the Wrangler, then the Cherokee and now there are six different Jeep models. Although the Jeep Wrangler may be one of the most popular Jeep models, consumers love the diverse lineup. Rugged to luxurious, modern to classic, city to off-road, basic to extreme. Well, here’s a look at some of the Jeep models that are a little more extreme.

Grand Cherokee SRT

“Fast” is not usually the word most people think of when they think of a rugged Jeep Grand Cherokee, but there is actually one very fast Grand Cherokee trim. Jeep paired up with Dodge’s in-house Speed and Racing Technology team (SRT) to create the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, which is the fastest and most powerful Jeep SUV to date. [click to continue…]

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FCA News for Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer + Wrangler Pickup

jeep wrangler production miami lakes jeep

FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) has recently announced that they are investing $1 billion in workers, plant expansion and production of Jeep and Ram models in plants in Ohio and Michigan.

According to FCA,over 2,000 jobs will be created in the Ohio and Michigan areas. More workers and the expansion of the plants in Ohio and Michigan will make it possible for the company to more quickly complete production of the three new Jeep models coming in the next few years.
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