Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4 Systems + Other Off-Road Features


What can’t a Jeep 4×4 vehicle accomplish? From gravel to snow, few terrains can stop a properly equipped 4×4 Jeep model going where a driver wants. The 2018 Jeep 4×4 lineup includes the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Compass, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Jeep Renegade and Jeep Cherokee and our focus today is on the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and their 4×4 systems.

Each Jeep Grand Cherokee has different 4×4 systems to choose from, ranging from strong transfer cases to provide massive amounts of horsepower and torque to advanced 4×4 systems that deliver superior all-weather capabilities as they transfer remarkable weather capability by transferring up to 100% of available torque to a single rear wheel if needed.

Under bad conditions or dealing with rocky terrain through streams, drivers can test out and see the strengths and abilities of a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4. Tested and durable, this is what separates the 4x4s offered by the Jeep brand from their competition.

Mud and Proper Handling

Muddy conditions won’t stop your Jeep from navigating successfully. While mud can be deceptive, experienced drivers know they can stop their vehicle to check the depth of the trail ahead and see, but luckily with Jeep 4×4 vehicles mud shouldn’t be much of a problem. With sealed electrical systems and a high air intake, there won’t be much concern once you know the path ahead. We recommend also learning what is best for your vehicle in regards to handling. To maintain momentum and proper speed when in mud, let the tires work easier with a higher gear to control your vehicle.

Traction Behind Every 4×4

Driving over paved roads is definitely easier than offroad trails, but there’s no stopping the weather. With heavy rain, heavy black ice or snow, hydroplaning is a real threat. But, the engineers at Jeep have build robust suspensions that will give you as the driver a highly capable vehicle to handle what roads you’re on.

Traction on unpaved roads is even more impressive when you ride in a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4. Electronic brake differentials, gas shocks, traction control, electronic stability control are built to help Jeep 4×4 owners maintain control. There’s no comparison to having a powerful, strong Jeep to handle uneven terrain. True 4-Low modes and tow hooks will provide additional help when going over rocky conditions.

Snowy Conditions  

Anti-lock brakes and traction control provides remarkable control with every 2018 Jeep 4×4. If you’re dealing with snow, slick ice or sleet, there’s a good chance you might not want to drive over this terrain. With proper tires and trust in your handling in your 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4, drivers can handle the extreme conditions of snow.

Sandy Conditions

Even sand can bring about problems for experienced Jeep drivers. Traction can be an issue, but not if you follow the guidelines offered by Jeep. Lowering your tires air pressure by 10-12 pounds will greatly improve your vehicle’s traction when moving over sand.

Additional Recommendations

It’s a smart choice to add available skid plates for undercarriage protection to ensure your 2018 Jeep can stay further protected against rocks, stones, dangerous terrain and unforeseen objects on your path.

Where To Find Your 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4

Our professional staff at Miami Lakes Automall is knowledgeable, courteous and can’t wait to help you take home your very own Jeep.If you’re not in the market for a new vehicle, but have any vehicle problems you’d like help with, don’t wait to make the right choice. By choosing our team to help out, you’ll be rewarded with a great vehicle with a fantastic price.

Incase you need to have your current vehicle repaired, our service center is open seven days a week. We help everyone get their vehicle serviced to have you back on the road safely.


Quick and Easy Ways to Upgrade Your New Jeep


Jeep modifications are a right of passage for Jeep owners, especially Jeep Wrangler owners, who embrace the culture and passion all Jeep owners have. From a love of adventure to adopting a unique style made possible by Jeep vehicles accessible body and exteriors, we’re going to mention a few ideas to spice up your Jeep life.

There’s many, many modifications, so regardless of your price range, there’s cheap or expensive Jeep mods depends on your preference. We’ll start with the least expensive modifications and work our way up to the more expensive Jeep modifications we’d recommend.

So, You Want to Go On An Adventure?

Grab Handles

Switch up your Jeep’s look instantly with new and more supportive Jeep grip handles. An easy fix to help passengers leave or enter your vehicle and give a sporty look to your Jeep. For as low as $12 up to $50, you can find various new Jeep grab handles to make your vehicle stand out.

Cold Air Intake

For an increased horsepower, a cold air intake is a great way to achieve more horsepower. Cold air intakes vacuum cooler air directly into the engine, which allows the engine to produce more horsepower, and that makes it easier for a Jeep to perform off-road, no matter what the task may be. As far as performance mods go, adding a cold air intake is a cheaper option than most and parts typically range from $200-500.

Rock Sliders + Undercarriage Protection

Knowing what your Jeep vehicle is capable of takes time and experience driving on various terrains and seasons passing. A great way to protect your vehicle, regardless of your experience driving, is a rock slider or differential covers.

Rock Sliders (sometimes called rock guards) are a great modifications as they act like an armor, a protective barrier between your vehicle any rock or obstacle that might be under your Jeep. They are connected to the vehicle’s chassis and their true function is to protect door sills and door bottoms. Adding on a rock slider can save you from a potential jam you might find yourself in otherwise and cost anywhere from under $200 to $375.

Many drivers also like to add skid plates to ensure further safety of their vehicle. Since rocks are so destructive, as can be large items on trails that might move or scrap your undercarriage, it’s important to use a cover or provide protection.

New Tires + Lift Kit

Among the favorite options to upgrade, especially for those looking to take their Jeep Wrangler out for a spin on any terrain and go practically anywhere offroading would be a lift kit and replacing the standard tires with larger tires. This entire job can range from $900 to a couple thousand dollars. If you want to have your Jeep vehicle with the proper ground clearance, this is the first step towards making sure your Jeep is capable with whatever you throw at it, or underneath it.

Lift kits are especially important for being able to go over rocks because rock crawling can result in the vehicle’s undercarriage being damaged by uneven terrain or debris. Consider this the first step to take before all other because lifting a Jeep is critical for all Jeep Wrangler owners.

Where Your Adventure Begins

Whether you need a Mopar parts, a modification to be taken care of or need simple repairs, look to your friends and professional staff at Miami Lakes Automall. Our service department will be able to make your Jeep upgrades happen with a simple appointment you can make right here.

If you’re looking for a new Jeep, want a pre-owned Jeep or just want to know more about driving one, stop by. Test drive a new 2018 Jeep Wrangler and we’ll help you with any buying, leasing or trade-in offers. If you just want to sell your vehicle, we can work with you as well.


2018 Jeep Wrangler JL: New Tops, Engines and Colors – OH MY!

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Revealed at the LA Auto Show in late 2017, the all-new Jeep Wrangler JL definitely brings modernity into its iconic rugged design. Yet, Jeep always knows how to keep things fun and fresh with every redesigned model. Head of Jeep brand design, Mark Allen says that the project began with “way-out sketches” that were used to encourage creativity during the developmental stages. Well, those creative juices sure didn’t disappoint – the all-new Wrangler JL is loaded with all-new features, some of which will be available later this year.

Wrangler JL New Tops

Part of the Jeep Wranglers charm is its ability to connect current Wrangler owners with those who drove the very first civilian Jeeps, back in the 1940’s. Another special and unique quality is allowing drivers the opportunity to enjoy  “open air freedom” — according to Jeep.

Adding to the already available “Sunrider” soft top and “Freedom Top” hardtop, Jeep added the all-new “Sky One-Touch” Power Top to the mix.

Working in much of the same way as the Jeep Wrangler JK in regards to removing the Freedom Top, Wrangler JL owners would still have to use the metal latch above the visor and the right-angle latch in the rear outboard corners. However, the JL added more latches in place of the knobs, originally used to fasten the hardtop to the sound bar. As a result, Jeep owners can now remove the Freedom Top significantly quicker without running the risk of losing those fastener knobs.

The Sunrider soft top also received a facelift for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. Instead of Jeep owners having to deal with the hassle of the Wrangler JK soft top zippers, the all-new JL replaced it with a “Tongue and Groove” sliders — which now allows for raising and lowering of the roof, a one-person job.

The Sky One-Touch Powertop, according to Car and Driver, is an electrically operated full-length canvas roof, it slides rearward with the press of a button, opening approximately 90 percent of the roof area to the sky. Available on Sahara and Rubicon four-door models only, it allows for the rear quarter-windows to also be removed for near open-air cruising.  


The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL engine and powertrain options were highly anticipated leading up the Wrangler JLs reveal back in November. The three new engines options available on the next-generation Wrangler include the 3.6-liter V6, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, and a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 (available in 2019). The 2.0L and 3.0L Diesel engine share eight-speed automatic transmission, while the 3.6L engine can be ordered with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

As previously mentioned, the all-new 3.0L EcoDiesel engine will be available starting in 2019 and it will be an option for the four-door Jeep models. The EcoDiesel engine is estimated to produce 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque while including the Engine Stop-Start (ESS) feature.

Also joining the Wrangler JL lineup is the all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine. This turbocharged engine, which will be available on select trims, was rated best-in-class with 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, as previously mentioned above, the 2.0L engine also features all-new technology — eTorque technology. Meant to improve fuel efficiency, the eTorque technology was also intended to improve the drivers comfort while start/stop operations and launch performance are in use. The 3.6L engine is making its return for the 2018 model year, but with some tweaks. The Pentastar V6 engine outputs 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and is now standard with Engine Stop-Start (ESS).

Specialty Colors

Another cool feature added to the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL are the amazing new color options. Jeep has definitely taken the tagline “Taste The Rainbow” to new heights, especially in regard to the assigned color names. Available later on this year, the five specialty colors include, Nacho Clear Coat, Mojito! Clear Coat, Punk’n Metallic Clear Coat, Ocean Blue Metallic Clear Coat, and Sting-Gray Clear Coat. Returning colors for the 2018 model year include, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Firecracker Red Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat and Black Clear Coat. Unfortunately, there isn’t any additional information as to when the new color options will be available to consumers and dealers but we look forward to see how they’ll look in person!

Stop by Miami Lakes Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram located in Miami Lakes, FL to test drive the 2018 Jeep Wrangler or visit our Miami Lakes Automall website to check out our entire 2018 new car inventory.   



Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk v. Ram 1500 Rebel


Looking from the outside, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and the Dodge Ram 1500 Rebel seem like completely opposite vehicles. The Ram 1500 Rebel is a light-duty 4×4 pickup truck with bold exterior decals, and the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is a full-size 4×4 SUV with rugged yet refined features. But by taking a closer look, both vehicles are actually off-road vehicles that  make each vehicle seem more like friendly competitors that can fulfill the different needs of consumers rather than vehicles both fighting for the same buyers.


The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and Ram 1500 Rebel both come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 24-valve VVT engine, but the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk’s engine has Electric Start-Stop (ESS) (a feature that helps conserve fuel). Both models are equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission and they produce an impressive about of power. The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk delivers 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, while the Ram 1500 Rebel produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The 3.6L engine gives the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk a towing capacity of 6,200 pounds and the Ram 1500 Rebel a towing capacity of 7,600 pounds.

Both models are also available with an upgraded 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. This engine increases power and towing capacities of both trucks. The 5.7L provides the Ram 1500 Rebel with 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque and it provides the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk with 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. The 5.7L engine boosts the maximum towing capacity of the Ram 1500 Rebel to 10,650 pounds and the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk to 7,200 pounds..

The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and Ram 1500 Rebel do well on fuel economy when equipped with the 3.6L engine, but the Jeep Trailhawk performs a little better thanks to the engine’s ESS feature. The fuel economy of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway and the fuel economy of the Ram Rebel is 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.     

Seating and Cargo Capacity

As previously mentioned, the exterior of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is completely different than the exterior of the Ram 1500 Rebel. Surprisingly enough, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and Ram Rebel both offer a five passenger seating capacity, but the Ram 1500 Rebel offers more cargo space. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk offers a max cargo volume of 68.3 cubic feet, which is a great amount of space, but due to the Ram 1500 Rebel’s 5’7” truck bed, consumers have the ability to utilize more cargo space and can transport larger objects without having to second-guess if it will all fit inside.


However, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk comes standard with leather and suede seats and the Ram 1500 Rebel comes standard with premium cloth seats with an embossed tread pattern, and consumers have the option to upgrade the 1500 Rebel with leather-trimmed bucket seats with Rebel logo stitching.

The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and Ram 1500 Rebel offer their own set of standard interior convenience features. The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk comes standard with active noise control, auto-dimming rear view mirror (not offered in the Ram 1500 Rebel), cargo trim panel with storage net, memory driver seat, mirror and radio plus steering wheel mounted audio controls and mounted shift levers. The Ram 1500 Rebel features driver and passenger assist handles, electronic vehicle information center, rear view day and night mirrors, in-floor storage bins located in the second row plus temperature and compass gauge.


Both vehicles are off-road vehicles, and they both offer wheels that provide a great off-roading experience for anyone. The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is equipped with 18-inch off-road aluminum wheels and all terrain tires and the Ram 1500 Rebel has 17-inch standard aluminum wheels with a matte black pockets and all terrain tires. The 1500 Rebel is also available with optional 17-inch matte black aluminum wheels. For extra clearance and coverage, black wheel flares are also offered standard.  

For added convenience, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is standard equipped with exterior mirrors with memory and turn signals, integrated liftgate rear spoiler, ParkSense rear park assist with stop, power folding mirrors, and a power liftgate. Standard convenience features on the Ram Rebel include, exterior mirrors with heating element, fixed long mast antenna, humidity sensor, and manual fold-away power heated mirrors.

Both models have exceptional towing capabilities but of course, the Ram 1500 Rebel wins with a maximum towing capacity of 10,140 pounds, plus a standard 7 pin wiring harness, tow hooks, trailer tows with 4-pin connector wiring and Class IV receiver hitch. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is best known for its off-roading 4×4 capabilities, so of course it’s fully equipped with everything drivers would need for any off-road adventure. The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk offers a heavy duty off-road system – Jeep Quadra-Drive II 4×4 System with rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD). Ideal for all weather conditions, a Quadra-Lift Air Suspension is also included which allows drivers to raise the Trailhawk for added off-roading capabilities. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk also has a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds plus three angles of ground clearance – 26.2 degree approach angle, 25.7 breakover angle and a 24 degree departure angle.  


The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and Ram 1500 Rebel offer much of the same standard infotainment features. Both share a one-year SiriusXM subscription and an 8.4-inch touchscreen display plus Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto Capabilities, HD radio, integrated voice command with Bluetooth, Uconnect 4C and two media hubs throughout the interior cabin. However, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk’s Uconnect 4C includes Navigation, which is optional on the Ram Rebel. The Trailhawk also have nine amplified speakers with subwoofer and a five-year SiriusXM subscription – both are optional features on the Ram Rebel.     

Come test drive the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk or the 2018 Ram 1500 Rebel at Miami Lakes Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram located in Miami Lakes, FL. You can also visit our website to see our entire 2018 vehicle inventory.   


Four 2018 Jeep Trailhawk Models


For those who are well-versed in the Jeep brand, it’s no secret that the Jeep Trailhawk models are specially built for those off-roading enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Sound good so far? Well, it gets better. In order to help choose which Jeep Trailhawk model fits your lifestyle best – we’ve included the specs on all four Jeep Trailhawk models, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, Jeep Renegade Trailhawk and Jeep Compass Trailhawk.

All Jeep Trailhawk models include:

  • 4×4 Drivetrain and 4×4 Off-Road Systems
  • Various types of skid plates: Standard skid plates on all Trailhawk models include a transfer case skid plate, underbody skid plate, fuel tank skid plate)
  • Upgraded wheels and specialty off-terrain or all-season tires
  • Increased suspension and ground clearance
  • Jeep signature red tow hooks: Two in the front and one in the rear
  • Trail Rated Badge

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk


Standard equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk produces 260 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk has a fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway, and it has a maximum towing capacity of 6,200 pounds. Consumers looking to upgrade the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk with a more powerful engine can do so with the 5.7-liter HEMI engine (360 horsepower, 390 lb-ft of torque).

Off-road System

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is equipped with a heavy duty off-road system – Jeep Quadra-Drive II 4×4 System with rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD). Beneficial for all weather condition including rain and snow, the Quadra-Drive also includes a Quadra-Lift Air Suspension that allows drivers to increase the vehicle’s height by 1.6 inches for additional off-roading capabilities.

Vehicle Size

The largest of all Jeep models, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a very spacious five passenger SUV. The trunk space provides 36.3 cubic feet of cargo room and there is a max cargo volume of 68.3 cubic feet.

Ground Clearance + Angles

Another impressive feature included in the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is the ground clearance – 10.8 inches to be exact. Plus the Grand Cherokee has a 25.7 degree breakover angle, a 26.2 degree approach angle and a 24 degree departure angle.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk has a starting MSRP of $43,095 (plus destination fee)

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk


Equipped with a standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk also has the option for consumers to upgrade the engine, and its available upgraded engine is a 3.2-liter V6 engine. The standard 2.4L engine produces 184 horsepower with 171 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.2L engine produces a more powerful 271 horsepower with 239 lb-ft of torque. The Cherokee Trailhawk has an estimated fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway plus a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds.

Off-road System

The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is equipped with the Jeep Active Drive Lock 4×4 system. Included in this system is a Selec-terrain Traction System, real axle disconnect plus brake lock differentials. Also, the Cherokee has a Trail Rated mechanical rear axle lock and a 56:1 crawl ratio – NOT BAD!!

Vehicle Size

As a five-passenger SUV, the Cherokee Trailhawk has 24.6 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk and once the second-row seats are folded down, the cargo space volume increases to 58.9 cubic feet.

Ground Clearance

The Cherokee Trailhawk has a total ground clearance of 8.8 inches, a 32.2 degree approach angle, 27.1 degree breakover angle and a 23 degree departure angle.

2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk has a starting MSRP of $31,195 (plus destination fee)

Jeep Renegade Trailhawk


The Jeep Renegade Trailhawk has a standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder MultiAir engine that produces 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The 2.4L engine is a fuel efficient engine and it gives the Renegade Trailhawk an average fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The Jeep Renegade Trailhawk has a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.

Off-road System

Equipped with the Jeep Active Drive Low 4×4 system, the Renegade Trailhawk’s 4×4 system includes a rear axle disconnect, brake lock differential and Selec-terrain system. The Selec-terrain system has four driving modes – auto, snow, sand and mud. In order for the Renegade Trailhawk to accomplish the best off-roading experience for each terrain, traction is distributed to the correct wheels according to the driving mode.

Vehicle Size

The Renegade Trailhawk has a five-passenger maximum seating capacity, plus 18.4 cubic feet of truck space and with the second-row seats folded down, the total cargo volume is 50.8 cubic feet.

Ground Clearance

The Jeep Renegade Trailhawk includes an 8.7-inch ground clearance, 25.7 degree breakover angle, 30.0 degree departure angle, and a 34.3 degree departure angle.

2018 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk has a starting MSRP of $26,895 (plus destination fee)

Jeep Compass Trailhawk


Just like the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk, the Compass Trailhawk is equipped with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder MultiAir engine that produces 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.

Off-road System

The Compass Trailhawk comes with the same Active 4×4 Low System that the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk has.

Vehicle Size

The Compass Trailhawk has a five-passenger maximum seating capacity, as well as 27.2 cubic feet of truck space and a total cargo volume of 59.8 cubic feet once the second-row seats are folded down.

Ground Clearance

With an 8.5-inch ground clearance, the Compass Trailhawk has a 30.3 degree approach angle, 33.6 degree departure angle and 24.4 degree breakover angle.

2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk has a starting MSRP of $28,995 (plus destination fee)

Each of previously mentioned Jeep Trailhawk models are unique in their own way and offer exceptional features to fit just about any off-roading lifestyle. Test drive any of these available 2018 Trailhawk Models today at the Miami Lakes Automall located in Miami Lakes, FL. Also, visit our website for more information on our entire 2018 vehicle inventory. We look forward to hearing from you!


New 2019 Jeep Cherokee Highlights and Changes


Among the many SUVs available on the market, few have gathered a following as strong as Jeep’s Cherokee brand. A bold decision to change the iconic headlamps backfired and this new image shows Jeep has refreshed the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. Now a distinctly different design has transformed various areas both inside and out of this beloved vehicle.

New Engine + Upgrades

With a brand new engine choice, the 270 horsepower, 2.0-litre turbo four engine, owners will have another option with an engine that boasts strong performance for a vehicle that maintains its unique power, stylish comfort and off road capabilities. This engine pairs with the TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission, which has revamped software to allow for more refined shifting while driving.

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee maintains independent suspension with three different 4×4 systems available for the newest Cherokee version. A lighter vehicle overall, Jeep finds ways to continue shaving off weight, while making the vehicle just as powerful. While the knowledge of the towing capacity of the 2.0-Turbo engine is unknown, the V6 engine allows up to 4,500 pounds of towing capacity.

Further Design Upgrades

Starting with the front of the vehicle, the headlights have changed immensely, returning back to their original elongated and wider look and going away from the narrow, smaller headlamp that was on the last Cherokee model design.

The new 2019 Jeep Cherokee also receives design changes to the rear of the vehicle by moving the license plate from the bumper to the liftgate, adding updated taillights. The taillights have stayed in the same spot, but now have a small underline light under them. Other changes include updating the exhausts tips while refreshing the rest of the front of the vehicle a further upright hood that creates a smooth look from front to back of the entire 2019 Jeep Cherokee.

Aside from changes made to the headlights and the small changes to the rear of the vehicle, the new 2019 Cherokee design is fairly similar to the last Cherokee design, which first came out in 2013. This new generation has come a long way with an even sleeker, modern design that should continue to attract customers.

Modern Tech Interior

The interior also has been revamped. Less plastic is noticeable inside the cabin space. Not much more space was added the interior, but a better infotainment system is a welcomed upgrade. The new available 7-or 8.4-inch touchscreen that uses the latest UConnect system responds faster to users, which offers a much better user experience. Finally adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionalities, 2019 Jeep Cherokee owners will enjoy more standard modern amenities.

When Will the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Arrive?

Though the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is still not available yet, Miami Lakes Automall is stocked up with 2018 Jeep Cherokees. Stop by and visit us to test drive any of the vehicles we carry. Our professional staff is knowledgeable, courteous and can’t wait to help you take home your very own Jeep.

If you’re not in the market for a new vehicle, but have any vehicle problems you’d like help with, don’t wait to make the right choice by choosing our team to help out. Our service center is open seven days a week to help everyone get their vehicle serviced and have you back on the road safely.


Build a Jeep with the New Jeep Adventure App

Miami Lakes Automall Jeep Adventure Reality App

Are you ready for your own Jeep® adventure? Ready to take an off-road trip and do some rock crawling? Or how about hopping in the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL and hitting the beach? Ever since its debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, off-road enthusiasts have been itching to build and take a ride in their very own Jeep Wrangler JL. Still in production, this off-road warrior may not hit dealership showrooms soon, but that doesn’t mean potential buyers and lessees can’t start building their own. It may just not be in the conventional sense.

The All-New Jeep Adventure Reality App

When a customer wants to build a vehicle, the process is relatively simple. Go to the dealership website, choose what model to build, choose the trim level, engine options if available, the paint job and interior color, a package to spruce it up if available, maybe some aftermarket accessories, and that’s it. Straightforward, and the most the customer gets is a digitally-rendered image of what their new car will look like. Not very flashy.

What if that customer could see what that same vehicle will look like in their driveway? Or on a dirt road? Or even hop into the driver’s seat without leaving their couch? All of that is possible with the Jeep Adventure Reality App.

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What Does Jeep’s Trail Rated Badge Mean?

2018 Jeep Cherokee Capability Trail Rated

Trail Rated Jeeps first were introduced in 2004 to signify which Jeep vehicles were trail worthy, according to strict Jeep specifications. Among the five criteria each vehicle is rigorously tested and evaluated by includes vehicle traction, maneuverability, ground clearance, water fording and off road articulation.
The only vehicles holding a Trail Rated status currently are the Jeep Wrangler, Compass, Renegade, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. Jeep has since established with the help of their Nevada Automotive Test Center, which vehicles earn the right to be Trail Rated. While many drivers never imagine taking their vehicles off-road, that’s not going to be the experience for owners of a Trail Rated Jeep vehicle.

Jeep Trail Rated 4×4 vehicles are able to overcome bad weather with their superior traction. Their unique maneuverability is due to precise steering and optimized wheels bases that allow drivers to navigate their way effectively. No matter the terrain, they can push ahead.
Even with water in your path, a Jeep Trail Vehicle can go ahead. Water fording is the ability of a Jeep Trail Rated vehicle to plunge ahead through up to 19-30 inches of water. Carry on over large puddles and creeks in your way.

Tested in areas of the frigid cold and rocky area of Northern Michigan that many other vehicles wouldn’t dare try to conquer, Jeep Trail Rated vehicles are certified. These vehicles have the ground clearance and ability to go over hills, uneven terrain and rocks, tree stumps and more without damaging the undercarriage of your vehicle. Maximum vehicle suspension helps allow for a Jeep vehicle to handle each rocky off-road adventure.

Understanding why a Jeep owner loves their Jeep, proud Jeep owners embrace all a Jeep provides. For many, that Trail Rated badge symbolizing what makes owning a Jeep so much fun as not every vehicle on the market offers the versatility and capabilities of a Jeep vehicle.

Rush over to Miami Lakes Automall to experience with a full scale test-drive with any of the Jeep Trail Rated vehicles we have available. You won’t regret your great experience with our friendly and knowledgeable staff and our line-up of fully capable Jeep vehicles.


Differences and Similarities: Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and Durango SRT

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The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and Durango SRT are two powerful luxury SUVs with great features and enough engine power to satisfy anyone. So which one is for you? Let’s compare these two vehicles to see if one meets your needs better than the other. If you want to get a closer look and take them both for a test drive, both models are available at Miami Lakes Automall.

With a starting MSRP of $62,995 (plus destination fee), the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT provides a 475-hp 6.4-liter HEMI V-8, with all wheel drive (AWD) through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Complete with gaping front air intake, 20-inch wheels and 4-inch tailpipes, the Durango SRT has an aggressive muscle-car inspired look that matches its roaring strong HEMI engine.

Though the Dodge Durango SRT is powerful, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has an even stronger engine. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has a starting MSRP of $85,900 (plus destination fee) and it is equipped with a 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine that provides up to 707-horsepower. Thanks to the powerful engine, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has an incredible 0-60 mph acceleration time of just 3.5 seconds and it completes a quarter-mile in a mere 11.6 seconds. Not bad for a midsize SUV.

One reason for consumers to pick one model over the other is seating capacity. The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT can seat the driver and six passengers and the Jeep Grand Cherokee is only suitable for five passengers plus driver.

Leather interior comes standard for both vehicles, as most luxury vehicles will include, but the finish is what makes both brands quite nice. The SRT Interior Appearance package provides rich painted accents, micro suede headlines, carbon-fiber trim and an impressively stitched dashboard cover; a first for any Durango model.

Buyers looking for a performance SUV that also has great towing capabilities may be more inclined to go with the Durango SRT. While the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has an excellent maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds, the Dodge Durango SRT has an increased max towing capacity of 8,700 pounds for towing capabilities.

 There’s no doubt the reason you’d want either of these upscale SUVs is to provide a luxurious, powerful driving experience. The place you can go to test one for yourself is Miami Lakes Automall, where you can comfortably test drive a 2018 Dodge Durango SRT and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.



Best Reasons to Buy A Used Jeep

2015 Wrangler


If you’re in the market for a used vehicle, definitely consider a pre-owned Jeep. Jeeps not only maintain their value and remain as impressive to drive and look at years later, they will remain that way until the end of time!

But you may have questions if a Jeep is for you. The first question you have to ask is will my investment pay off?

As an authority on used car values, Kelly Blue Book (KBB) knows the worth of Jeep vehicles. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler was ranked 4th of their Top 10 Best Resale cars of 2017. For their annual report, KBB listed the Jeep Wrangler on this list year after year. With over 75 years of craftsmanship, stellar engineering and unique versatility, every Jeep Wrangler is a great choice for a used vehicle. Kelly Blue Book even estimates that the 2017 Wrangler would return nearly 64 percent of it’s resale value after three years, over 51 percent over five years from purchasing. KBB analysts base their recommendation on average vehicle conditions with 75,000 miles reached after five years.

If you’re looking for adventure and a vehicle that can take you where you want to go, a Jeep makes sense. If your lifestyle includes any bit of off-roading or adventure seeking, a Jeep vehicle really makes sense.

For drivers with long commutes, there’s certainly better options for fuel economy in their respective classes than the Jeep Wrangler or Jeep Cherokee, but the fun of owning one and the comfort of both refined technology inside and the rugged ability a Jeep provides offer much to enjoy.

There are many reasons why the Jeep brand is ultimately popular. From ambitious vehicles with character and iconic designs, and very low upkeep costs to maintain a Jeep running strongly, consider the Jeep a great choice for your next car.

When buying any used vehicle, you want to shop with confidence and knowing where to shop is important. You don’t have to take our word for it, you can experience for yourself the fun and pending adventure awaiting you in a pre-owned Jeep vehicle at Miami Lakes Automall.