How the Jeep Wrangler Got Even Better

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Among the many reasons customers love to own a Jeep® Wrangler is the ability to go almost anywhere. In the future, it will be easier than ever to take a Wrangler out and off road thanks to the newest technology that will be infused into the Jeep product. From the craftsmanship and high level engineering provided by the manufacturing company Arconic, the Jeep Wrangler will be produced with highly formable aluminum. This special aluminum will help reduce weight and provide a greater strength in the material for consumers to have a better and safer product overall.

“Arconic is proud to develop solutions that increase performance and decrease weight, which are strong selling points for Jeep buyers…Consumers continue to demand stronger, safer and smarter vehicles,” said Mark Vrablec, Vice President of Commercial Business Development for Arconic’s Global Rolled Products.

How Much Lighter Will the Wrangler Become?

The addition of these high-strength aluminum front and rear doors are 12 and 10.5 pounds lighter, reducing the total weight by 45 pounds with the new doors alone. Overall, about 75 pounds have been shaved off with the work of Arconic. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) shed a total of 200 pounds compared to the 2017 model. Even with a lighter, yet more durable vehicle, there’s no drop of strength expected. In fact, they are said to be the strongest doors the Wrangler has ever had.

Experts say the aluminum components should be safer than other materials. According to the 2017 Ducker Worldwide survey, aluminum content in North American passenger vehicles has increased by over 40 percent over the last three years, from 397 pounds per vehicle to 565 pounds per vehicle by the year 2028, generally replacing the steel material. Steel is more than twice as dense as aluminum, so this will only benefit automakers going forward.

What Else to Look Forward to With the Next Wrangler?

While the 2019 Jeep Wrangler is still months from being available in showrooms, the Wrangler JL will add a diesel-engine option and a new trim option may be added at a later date. Jeep is expected to add a plug-in hybrid powertrain by 2020 as well. The new-generation JL Wrangler provides a nicer drive and newfound interior quality that sets itself apart from the Wrangler JK of just the previous model year. Look for Jeep to continue pushing the envelope with their 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL later this year.

Stop By For a Test Drive

You’ve probably wanted to test drive a Jeep Wrangler JL since they debuted less than a year ago and now is your chance at Miami Lakes Automall. Find out for yourself what it’s like to have the enjoyment of being able to drive off road and handle adventure with ease. For any buying, leasing, selling or trade-in offers, our professional staff is equipped to make your customer experience remarkable.

We welcome you to visit our friendly staff and helpful service team. Our lineup of the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is wonderful and we hope you’ll come in to see the lineup or touch up your current vehicle with servicing. Even if you didn’t buy with us, we’ll provide you the same great service we do all our customers and take care of your vehicle promptly. And, our service department for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram is open on Sundays!


Why Adventure Comes Easy In a Jeep

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The most adventurous and durable cars that will get you where you need to go and take you on a few adrenaline filled detours on the way are Jeep® vehicles. For those who love a good adventure, 4×4 off-roading is very fitting. No matter how brutal and intense the terrain may be, 4×4 off road driving is what these Jeeps are made for. Any Jeep with 4×4 off road capabilities will keep you entertained, whilst keeping your car in great condition and getting you through whatever terrain that may come your way. There are many components and subsystems that go into perfecting 4×4 systems for going off road and traversing various terrain, including but not limited to rock crawling, water fording, mudding, and perhaps even driving through a snowstorm.

Off-Road Differentials

To start off, the subsystem that is undoubtedly one of the most important for 4×4 Jeep systems is the off-road differentials, for more than one reason. This subsystem can include one of the three listed here: mechanical, electronic, or brake-assisted differentials. A quick explanation of what really makes this system so important is really because of the increase of traction of the tires that it leads to. The off-road differentials help with sending the highest amount of power to the wheels of the vehicle. Without this, your vehicle could be vulnerable to a decrease of control, thus leading to loss of control of the vehicle when going on an extravagant off-roading adventure.

Front Sway Bar Disconnect System

When your Jeep is all set up and ready to be taken on its next journey, through whatever terrain it may be, there are some subsystems that most people should be aware of. Some systems may not have to necessarily be engaged throughout the entire ride, for example the front sway bar disconnect system. The front sway bar disconnect system actually allows you to disengage the front sway bar, also known as the anti-roll bar. Sway bars are meant to stabilize the car when it leans to one direction, but when you’re driving at a lower speed the function needs to be different, especially when driving through rocky terrain. When a driver is going at a speed that is under 18 mph in low 4 mode and the vehicle has a front sway bar disconnect system, then the front wheels are able to drop and compress for better movement and versatility of the vehicle.

Skid Plates

Now this 4×4 component comes standard for most Jeep vehicles, and they are called skid plates. Skid plates are made of very strong steel making it as durable as possible, which is an extremely important feature for anyone seeking off-road adventures. The reason why skid plates are so important is because of their engineering technique that is made for the protection of the core of the Jeep, or its mechanical components. When coming across rugged terrain such as rocks and boulders, you’re going to be thankful for those skid plates

Rock Rails

Rock rails, also sometimes referred to as rock sliders or sill guards, are another component within the 4×4 Jeep systems. These tough and sturdy rails mounted onto the body of the car also help provide protection to the vehicle when going off-roading in any extreme terrain. They are mainly provided as additional safety for the protection of the door sills and the door bottoms.

Body-On-Frame Design

For Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vehicles, the body-on-frame design is built within the frame. Body-on-frame designs are extraordinarily tough and flexible, making them that much more suitable for off-roading in intense and harsh conditions. A brief explanation of what a body-on-frame design is consists of a seperate body that is mounted on a frame of a car. The reason why this frame has significance is mainly because of the way it is designed, that being strong and durable, make it capable of surviving harsh conditions, such as going through jagged rocks, mud, or snow.

Come by Miami Lakes Automall and get one step closer to your well anticipated off-roading experience by buying a new Jeep.

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Mark A Smith: Aka Jeep Off-Road Man

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Jeep® recently lost a person, a fellow die-hard Jeeper, who helped the brand grow immensely, especially in the off-road realm. Mark A. Smith passed away at 85 years old on June 9th, 2014 and he was a large reason the 4×4 Jeep vehicles became what they are today. As a pioneer who was one of the first drivers to handle the Rubicon Trail, Mark became a beloved figure for the Jeep brand. He was considered a legendary four-wheel driver, a former United States Marine during World War II who shared his experiences and mentored many people along the way. Mark traveled to over 100 countries across six continents while being an advisor for auto manufacturers, including Jeep.

Mark even had a dog named “Jeep”, which goes to show how much love Mark had for the Jeep brand. He recalled his first adventures in a Jeep during the first Jeepers Jamboree in 1953, which only had 55 Jeeps and 155 people Today those numbers have grown to include thousands of Jeepers around the world. After the first Jeepers Jamboree was a success and a boost to the town’s economy, the Georgetown Rotary Club bestowed Mark with his “Jeepmaster” nickname that would last for over 40 years. His adventures would continue as he traveled on many expeditions. His longest expedition was to embark on a six-month stretch to go from Ushuaia, Argentina to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and cross the Darien Gap. He succeeded.



Mark began hosting and training fellow Jeepers each year at Jeep Jamboree USA in 1983, He also lead Jeep trips all over the U.S., and held Jamborees in Canada, Mexico, Australia and Europe. His moniker developed from “Jeepmaster” to “The Father of Jeeping”. Smith said the only continent he had not driven a Jeep through was Antarctica and revealed he even got the word “Jeep” tattooed on himself. He said he loved to go on Jamborees to build friendships and experience the power of exploration in a Jeep.

The Jeep brand appreciated Mark and what he brought to the Jeep team so much they have a dedicated page to him. A 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon was made in his honor, dubbed the Mark A. Smith edition, which was presented to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the patrol and maintenance of the Rubicon Trail. Mark helped raise the standards of what it means to have a Jeep branded vehicle and his impact will be everlasting for the Jeep brand.

What Makes Jeep So Special

Jeep is a brand that has gained fans and followers all around the world simply due to the Jeep brand’s appeal and ability to go almost anywhere. The off-road ability of a Jeep attracts people like no other vehicle brand, as it did with Mark A. Smith decades ago.

At Miami Lakes Automall, we hope to turn you into a Jeep enthusiast as well. With a test-drive, you can experience first hand how a Jeep handles and we’ll do our part to share the knowledge, like Mark did for so many years, about all the capabilities of a Jeep vehicle.

To find a new 2018 Jeep Wrangler that will be as rewarding as it is powerful, visit Miami Lakes Automall. We welcome you to test drive any of our new or pre-owned vehicles.

If you’re looking for any modifications to your Jeep vehicle or just want to have some routine maintenance done to your current vehicle, we’ll be happy to help. With an easy to make appointment, our service team can be prepared to handle your vehicle properly and return your vehicle back to you in a timely manner. Stop by Miami Lakes Automall today!


Jeep Plans To Grow Globally


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The tech heavy Jeeps of the future are being thought of today. Is Jeep truly planning to take over the world? Well, maybe not. But they do have plans to expand their presence in places where they have a small presence or no presence at all. This is a massive goal and shows the company’s true ambition to increase sales, which are already expected to be at least 2 million Jeep units for 2018. Across all Jeep vehicles, there’s a sense of adventure and now the goal is to share that same feeling overseas as part of a broad worldwide market plan.

Mike Manley, head of both the Jeep and Ram brands for FCA, said Jeep is one of the strongest utility vehicle brands in the world. With plans for FCA to place a greater emphasis on Jeep, especially going forward, from a new mini-Jeep to a full-size, three-row model Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer revival; a lot is going on at Jeep. There’s also plans for a Deserthawk trim and even a Jeep pickup for the first time in decades!

When Can We Expect New Jeep Vehicles?

Manley added that two product launches per year with electrification options available across each nameplate by 2021 is the target. Also included are plans for adding ten plug-in electric and four battery electric vehicles to the fleet by 2022, and a unique monthly fee subscription service for vehicles that would launch in 2019 (details to be released). For now, we know that Jeep is looking into making vehicle models that would serve as rental cars for consumers while away on business trips, like Hertz. There’s still discussion as to how this will play out.

A large reason for the success of Jeep lately is due to a focus on the auto industry shift from sedans to SUVs and the growth of the utility market. Jeep went from 730,000 vehicles sold per year to what’s expected to surpass 1.9 million Jeep vehicles sold in just 2018 alone. Moreover, Jeep wants to expand into markets around the world with the brand looking to go global and goals to see consumers choose Jeep in one of every 12 utility vehicles sold. (Currently this number is one in 17 vehicles sold.)

New Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Originally announced as a project that would be finished in 2017, there’s been a delay for Jeep to produce the latest new Jeep Grand Cherokee. However, the plans to make one is still on the table. A three-row SUV Grand Wagoneer might end up taking place of the all-new Grand Cherokee for the time being.That’s because the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are set to begin production when the 2019 Ram 1500 is finished being produced. (Yes, Ram is apart of FCA and they share the same production plant to produce their vehicles.) The earliest we will see the Wagoneer will be in 2019, but more than likely in 2020; reports say the extensive redesign and production of the Ram 1500 production is currently causing delays.

Come to Miami Lakes Automall Today

Only planning on driving city streets this summer, right? Wrong! Come test drive some of the most highly capable off-road vehicles in our collection of Jeep vehicles. Ranging from the modern 2018 Jeep Renegade to the Jeep that has it all, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, you’re sure to want to experience what you can do with a Jeep brand vehicle.

The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler has a starting MSRP of just $27,495 (plus destination fee) and it’s available with a 285-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. You’ll have to see for yourself just how much you’ll gain behind the wheel. Imagine the possibilities of having a Jeep.

Rock crawling, visit unique trails and follow your own path with a Jeep vehicle that makes off-road adventures easy. If you’re craving some adventure, let our trusted service team make sure your undercarriage is properly protected with skid plates for your new 2018 Jeep vehicle. Before you know it, you’ll be going off road and making memories that you will never forget with one of the powerful, durable Jeep vehicles available at Miami Lakes Automall.


Further Delayed Production For Jeep Wagoneer?


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Among Jeep enthusiasts, there’s no debating Jeep vehicles are built for adventure. After all, the adventures Jeep vehicles make possible are the most fun part about owning one. However, there isn’t a current three-row, luxury SUV made by Jeep. The long planned return to make a Jeep vehicle in this segment in the future was announced by FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) CEO Sergio Marchionne well over seven years ago. Most recently though, FCA’s recently released five-year plan includes production plans for the Jeep Wagoneer and the Jeep Grand Wagoneer.

Fans of the beloved, yet discontinued Wagoneer that last saw production in 1993 can rejoice! However, the only problem for the Jeep brand going forward with their planned new Wagoneer models is the fact production hasn’t started. Unfortunately, this is due to the fact that there’s no clear cut date for when production can begin.

Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Awaiting Production

The problem stems from the continued production of the 2018 Ram 1500, still being produced and manufactured at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant. That’s where FCA has the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer slated for production once the previous generation Ram 1500 wraps up at the end of 2018. This means the earliest we could see the new Jeep Wagoneer models will be in 2019, possibly stretching later than that if the 2018 Ram 1500 production runs into 2019.

While there’s a delay for when the public will finally get their hands on the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, there’s no debating the opportunity it has to be successful. “The Grand Wagoneer will still sell because it’s a Jeep,” an anonymous FCA dealer revealed to told Automotive News. “But it would have been nice to have them already.”

The Market For Luxury, Three-Row SUVs

While the future success of Jeep will be tied to how successful Jeep can be at expanding its global reach. Current sales for this year alone for the Jeep brand as a whole is expected to hit nearly 2 million vehicles sold. Bringing back the iconic Jeep Wagoneer vehicles (a luxury, three row seat SUV) is a smart move that’s long overdue.

Hoping to compete with Land Rover’s Range Rover in the luxury SUV segment, Jeep already has competition from other brands like Ford’s Expedition and the Lincoln Navigator. There’s a definite market for creating a three-row seat, luxurious vehicle, the question is how successful can the Jeep brand be due to how long they’ve taken to join these other brands.

“I think our window of opportunity is closing,” a longtime FCA dealer told the industry publication, speaking on condition of anonymity. “We could have killed with [the Grand Wagoneer] if it had been available when they first told us about it, but it’s a much tougher sell with interest rates and gas prices going up.”

Jeep Expands Fuel Efficiency Goals

Consumer memories may be one reason customers might not want to purchase the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The previous Jeep Grand Wagoneer had an MPG of only 10 MPG in the city and 12 highway. This won’t be the case with the next rendition of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. FCA’s five year plan includes 10 plug-in hybrid versions and four full-electric models by 2022. Surely, Jeep knows to max out the fuel efficiency, even with the planned Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer.  

If Jeep plans to take up to 20 percent of the global utility market, as FCA CEO Marchionne hopes, making vehicles that help customers gain a sense of adventure won’t be enough. They’ll have to provide modest gas mileage and stack up against the current competition that is only getting better each day. Time will tell, but you don’t have to wait at all to find quality Jeep vehicles.

Find Current Jeep Vehicles All at One Place

If you’re in the market for a great Jeep vehicle, look no further than Miami Lakes Automall for any buying, leasing, trade-ins requests you have. Our professional staff awaits you. From new Jeep vehicles to quality pre-owned Jeep vehicles, we’ll help you find what you’re looking for. Come see what we have and test drive the latest Jeeps with us today!

If you’re looking to keep your Jeep or current vehicle running a little longer, with hopes of getting your hands on the upcoming Jeep Wagoneer, make a simple appointment here for any repairs. At Miami Lakes Automall, we’ll do our best to make sure your current ride is ready to go. From basic maintenance to detailed repairs, our trusted service team is the perfect go-to team.


Must Drive Vehicles at Miami Lakes Automall


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You’ve been looking for a vehicle that can handle the roads better than any vehicle you’ve ever driven. If you really want to know the difference between what you have now and a top-of-the-line vehicle that supplies unmatched performance, here are some of our most exciting 2018 model year vehicles that you must test drive. The sharpest, smoothest rides and most exhilarating vehicles await your visit.

Chevrolet Leads the Way

Drivers who take a spin in a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro often boast about the impressive handling offered with each turn. The Camaro was most recently redesigned in 2016 and has continued to evolve as one of the pedigrees of the brand. Of course, don’t just take our word for it. The latest crop of 2018 Chevy Camaro models will surpass your expectations.

Everyone knows that if you’re looking to impress, there’s hardly a better reaction you’ll get than driving up in a 2018 Chevrolet Corvette. All-American original, two-seat sports vehicle that brings out your wildside, letting loose with the available 6.2-Liter V8 that provides 455-horsepower. Choose the Grand Sport trim, which provides unique chassis bits and bodywork from the Z06 Corvette and has appeared on’s 10 Best Car awards.

The only thing better than pulling up with a 2018 Chevy Corvette is showing up in a 2019 Chevy Corvette. Gain the premiere Corvette experience in the latest model year Corvette. From the impressive 460 horsepower powertrain available in the Grand Sport trim to the Supercharged 6.2-Liter V8 in the Z06 with 650 horsepower, you’ll be floored with how incredible your drive feels.

Where Your Off Road Adventures Begin

You’re not planning to only drive on city streets this summer, right? You might want to test drive some of the most highly capable off road vehicles in our collection of Jeep vehicles. Ranging from the modern 2018 Jeep Renegade to the Jeep that has it all, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, you’re sure to want to experience what you can do with a Jeep brand vehicle. And you’ll be able to test drive these vehicles any time you visit us.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler has a starting MSRP of just $27,495 (plus destination fee) and it’s available with a 285-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. You’ll have to see for yourself just how much you’ll gain behind the wheel. Imagine the possibilities of having a Jeep.

Rock climb, visit new trails and follow your own path with a Jeep vehicle that makes daunting adventures easy. If you’re serious about adventure, let our trusted service team make sure your undercarriage is protected with skid plates and prep your new 2018 Jeep vehicle. Before you know it, you’ll be going off road and making memories that you will never forget with one of the powerful, durable Jeep vehicles available at Miami Lakes Automall.

Let Nothing Come Between You and Your Future Ride

We can help you with financing, for any purchase, lease and if you need to sell or trade-in your current vehicle, that’s all possible at Miami Lakes Automall, too. Our team is ready to help make your summer more fun with these vehicles that provide an amazing experience. Just come in for a test-drive to see what you can end up with. Maybe your next road trip will be in a brand new vehicle!

From our professional sales team to our entire staff at Miami Lakes Automall, we welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open seven days a week across our sales, service and parts departments to better serve you.


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk v. 2018 BMW X5 M

2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

There’s two things that most people when they think of luxury vehicles, tons of amenities and extreme performance. Two SUVs that have both of those features in spades are the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and the BMW X5 M. Both SUVs have extreme horsepower and excellent features, but when it comes down to a comparison of performance, speed, towing capacity and features, many people are surprised by the results.


If you asked people which vehicle is faster, the more expensive luxury BMW SUV or the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, you’d probably hear a lot of people say the BMW X5, but that’s not the case. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk not only outperforms the BMW X5 in power and speed, but it outperforms all SUVs — the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the most powerful and quickest SUV on the market.

Under the hood of the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine, which is very similar to the engine that is in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. The engine produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque and all of that power gives the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk the ability to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and complete a quarter-mile in just 11.6 seconds. Also, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk can hit a top speed of 180 mph.

The BMW X5 M is equipped with a 4.4-liter M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine. The engine produces 567 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, which is powerful, but nowhere near as much power as the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The 2018 BMW X5 M goes from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds, completes a quarter-mile in 12.2 seconds and has a top-speed of 160 mph.

Both vehicles are equipped with all-wheel-drive, however, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has more towing power than the BMW X5 M. The Grand Cherokee has a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds, and the BMW X5 has a maximum towing capacity of 5,952 pounds.


Both SUVs have high-end features that make the cabin comfortable, stylish and modern, but even though the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk isn’t made by a luxury manufacturer, it offers more luxurious features. Both vehicles feature leather seats and provide 36 cubic-feet of space for cargo, and heated front seats, but the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is also equipped with ventilated front seats and heated second-row seats, which is not offered on the BMW X5 M. The BMW X5 does have a larger touchscreen than the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (10.4 inches versus 8.4 inches), and it comes standard with a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is available with a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

The price differences between the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and the BMW X5 are also pretty extreme. Although the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is faster, tows more, is more powerful and has high-end luxury features, it is more affordable than the BMW X5 M. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has a starting MSRP of $86,000 (plus destination fee), and the 2018 BMW X5 M has a starting MSRP of $101,700 (plus destination fee).

Want to come see what it’s like driving the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk? Come to Miami Lakes Jeep and take a Grand Cherokee Trackhawk or any other Jeep Grand Cherokee for a test drive, we think you’ll be impressed.


FCA Buyers Now Eligible for Free 1-Year Subscription to Apple Music


FCA and Apple have partnered up to offer an excellent new incentive. Buyers of a new Jeep, Ram, Chrysler or Dodge vehicle that has Apple CarPlay technology will receive a yearlong subscription to Apple Music for free.

The new partnership includes access to more than 42,000,000 songs for free and also includes some new playlists specifically created for drivers of various FCA models.

Chrysler Playlists:

  • Kid Jams 4 The Fam: A new spin on children’s tunes that’ll bring out the kid in you
  • Carpool Sanity: Chill music for morning madness
  • Adult Ears Only: May contain grown-up words
  • Date Night: No Kids. All Romance.

Dodge Playlists:

  • Leah Pritchett Jams: Hip-hop that gets Leah pumped
  • Pack Leader: Current hits stripped from popular music videos starring Dodge
  • Get Revved Up: Blood-pumping music for all your burnout needs
  • Classic Muscle: Tunes for everyday cruising

Jeep Brand Playlists:

  • Off-Road Jams: Heart-pounding songs for your extreme off-road excursions
  • #JeepHairDon’tCare: Groovy tunes to get you ready for the week
  • Throwback Road Trip: Classic songs that fuel good memories for miles
  • Top’s Off Hip-Hop: Current hip-hop hits to amp up your drive

Ram Playlists:

  • CMT’s Finest: Our favorite winners and nominees from country’s biggest night
  • Country Fusion: Genre-bending artists and songs push the sound of country music
  • Ram Jams: Our favorite Ram artists mixed with some of modern country’s finest
  • Ram Rising: Buzzed-about country artists take center stage

In addition to the accessibility to music, FCA vehicles are available with other fantastic entertainment options. A few FCA models are available with rear seat dual-screen entertainment systems, which allow backseat passengers to watch movies, TV or play games. FCA vehicles also feature Uconnect systems, which is FCA’s brand of infotainment system. Uconnect provides access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth voice command and a variety of convenient apps. Finally, FCA offers phenomenal sound systems, including Harman Kardon systems and BeatsAudio.

Want to see what it’s like inside of an FCA vehicle? Come by Miami Lakes Automall to check out our selection of FCA vehicles. Our building is brand new and we have all of the newest models available.


Jeep Wrangler Reported to Have Record-Breaking Monthly Sales, Again


Looks like Jeep did something to get people’s attention with the introduction of the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. Jeep recently reported that the Jeep Wrangler had the best sales month its ever had in April 2018, which is extremely impressive considering that the Wrangler has been produced for more than 30 years.

Not only is it impressive that April 2018 was a great month for the Wrangler, but this is the second consecutive month that the Wrangler’s sales have broken the all-time record for number of units sold in a month.The sales of the Wrangler were so excellent in April, the Jeep brand had a 20 percent sales increase for April 2018 in comparison to sales in April 2017.

While we can’t say we expected the redesigned Wrangler to be quite that popular, we did expect to see an increase in Wrangler sales at our store because the new Wrangler JL has it all. Jeep did a fabulous job keeping the Wrangler’s iconic style, but incorporating a lot of new convenience features.

Two areas where Jeep made excellent improvements to the Wrangler were with the addition of new exterior features and new engine options. The changes to exterior features include a mix of improvements to the vehicle’s aerodynamics as well as more user-friendly removable components, like the one-touch power retractable roof.

The new engine options on the Jeep Wrangler JL include an all-new mild-hybrid powertrain, an EcoDiesel engine option and the return of the 3.6-liter V6 engine. The new engine options give consumers a lot of variety that helps the rugged Jeep compete with the engine options that are available on most other mid-size Jeeps. The diesel option is a great option for buyers looking for improved fuel economy, in addition to a long-lasting engine and increased torque. The new mild-hybrid engine that features eTorque technology offers great power and the best fuel economy of all three engine options.

The redesign of the Jeep Wrangler JL was a pretty important step for the Jeep brand to make because it included a lot of modern changes to their most iconic model. So considering the fact that buyers are embracing those changes, it should be a signal to Jeep that consumers are concerned about fuel economy and convenience and their happy to invest in it.

Want to see how great the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL is for yourself? Come by Miami Lakes Jeep to see our selection of Jeep Wrangler inventory. We can show and explain all of the new features to you and you can take a test drive as well! Come by and visit us, we are open seven days a week.


2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited Beats Out Other Mid-Size SUV Options


The mid-size SUV market is one of the most competitive segments, and of all the models, the Jeep Cherokee Limited offers some of the best standard features. Jeep redesigned the Cherokee for the 2019 model year and it is quite impressive, and although it’s very new to the market, Miami Lakes Automall has a great selection of 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited models available. Not convinced its for you? Here are some of the standout features the Cherokee Limited offers that three other similarly midsize SUVs don’t.

2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited v. 2018 Toyota RAV4 XLE

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited comes standard with 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Nappa leather seats, and heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Unfortunately the Toyota RAV4 XLE doesn’t offer features that are quite as nice. The Toyota RAV4 XLE has 17-inch alloy wheels, a 6.1-inch touchscreen and it doesn’t feature Nappa leather seats.

2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited v. 2018 Chevy Equinox LT

The Jeep Cherokee Limited and Chevy Equinox have both recently been redesigned, and the Cherokee Limited definitely has more modern features. The Cherokee Limited has an 8/4-inch touchscreen, which is 1.4 inches bigger than the touchscreen offered in the Equinox LT. Additionally, the Cherokee Limited also has a power liftgate, park assist, and Nappa leather. The Chevy Equinox LT doesn’t have any of those features, and those are definitely pretty desirable for buyers that want an SUV that has a mix of luxury and tech.

2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited v. 2018 Honda CR-V LX

The Honda CR-V LX is definitely a very popular mid-size SUV, but that doesn’t mean it is the best out there. The Honda CR-V is equipped with LED daytime running lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, a remote entry system, and a 5-inch color LCD screen, which are fairly average features. The Jeep Cherokee Limited has a larger touch screen, larger wheels, a remote entry system, a rearview camera with park assist. The Cherokee Limited also has Nappa leather seats, front heated seats and a heated steering wheel, which means that of these three mid-sized SUVs, the Cherokee Limited is the only option that comes standard with those seating features.

What Other Features Does the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited Have?

In addition to all of the features above, the Jeep Cherokee Limited comes standard with a 2.4-liter I4 MultiAir engine, which gives the Cherokee Limited a great balance between power and fuel economy. The Cherokee Limited has excellent convenience features including several power outlets that make it easy for drivers and passengers to keep their devices charged, cargo tie down loops, which help keep items secure in the trunk, a full-length floor console and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.  In addition to the 8.4-inch touchscreen, the Cherokee Limited also has Uconnect 4, which is the most advanced and up-to-date infotainment system offered by FCA. Uconnect 4 allows drivers to control a number of car functions and also provides access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a number of other apps.

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