2019 Jeep Compass vs. 2019 Jeep Cherokee

Those in the market for a small Jeep crossover should look no further than either the Jeep Compass or the Jeep Cherokee. The fact that both are similarly priced, similarly sized, and offered with a similar range of engines and optional extras might make it hard for some prospective buyers to choose, but we’ve gone ahead and broken down each crossover to help people determine which best suits their lifestyle. Let’s see how these two fare when compared head to head. [click to continue…]


FCA Plans Jeep Expansion

After 27 long years, Detroit will finally get a new auto assembly plant courtesy of Jeep. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recently announced the new auto assembly plant will create nearly 6,500 jobs as part of a $4.5 billion manufacturing expansion in Southeast Michigan. Additionally, FCA said it is converting its current Mack Avenue Engine factory to an assembly plant that’ll be responsible for the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee and a new and unknown, large Jeep SUV. Production at the brand’s five existing factories throughout metro Detroit is also scheduled to increase. [click to continue…]


Gearing Up With the 2020 Jeep Gladiator

Jeepers have been eagerly awaiting a pickup truck from the brand for years. After a 26-year absence from the segment, the Jeep brand delivered the all-new 2020 Gladiator. Now, with the release imminent in the upcoming second quarter of 2019, everyone’s eager to see if the Gladiator lives up to the hype. Judging by the latest commercial from Jeep it certainly looks like the pickup means business and the brand definitely knows their target audience very well. [click to continue…]


2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2020 Toyota Tacoma

Miami Lakes AutoMall 2020 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2020 Toyota Tacoma

Move over Toyota Tacoma, there’s a new king of midsize pickup trucks – it’s the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. While the Tacoma enjoys several updates for the 2020 model year such as refreshed styling, Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities, and an available height-adjustable driver’s seat – well, the Gladiator offers all of this and more. It’s the fulfillment of the Jeep brand’s long-rumored pickup truck and it’s here to stand out. Follow along as we break down what makes the Jeep Gladiator the better buy – even before it hits dealerships this Summer (2019). [click to continue…]


2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Named SUV of the Year

Miami Lakes AutoMall Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Recognition never stops when it comes to the all-new JL generation Jeep Wrangler (introduced back in 2018), but it’s the Wrangler Rubicon that’s starting 2019 with a big win. The off-road experts over at Four Wheeler magazine crowned the 2019 Wrangler Rubicon as the 2019 SUV of the Year. After beating out many other vehicles that traveled over 1,000 miles on gravel, dirt, sand, rock, snow, and mud-covered terrain, the Wrangler Rubicon embodies the Jeep brand tagline as the “most capable SUV ever.” [click to continue…]


What you Need to Know About the 2020 Gladiator

Miami Lakes Jeep 2020 Gladiator

The last time Jeep offered a truck in its lineup was over 26 years ago. Needless to say the arrival of the Gladiator during the second quarter of 2019 is sure to turn quite a few heads and cause a commotion. Hotly anticipated and purported to combine the off-roading abilities that the brand is known for with the expected functions of a midsize pickup, the Gladiator appears to be ramping up to be a success before its official arrival. Weekend warriors and commuters unite! We’ll provide an in-depth review once we meet the Gladiator face to face, but for the time being here’s what you need to know!


For months on end, enthusiasts speculated about what Jeep would name this vehicle, floating around names like “Scrambler” or “Comanche” as nods to previous vehicles in its line-up. The Gladiator debuted at the 2018 LA Auto Show and its moniker is borrowed from a full-size pickup truck that Jeep manufactured from 1962 to 1988. The old Gladiator survived the brand’s numerous transitions from Willys, Kaizer, American Motors, and Chrysler ownership.


Standard on the Gladiator is a 3.6-liter V6 engine capable of generating 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The engine can be paired with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission and standard four-wheel-drive. Towing capacity is 7,650 pounds with a payload of 1,600 pounds. A new diesel engine with more than 440 lb-ft of torque will make its way under the hood of the Gladiator in 2020.


We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the obligatory Trail-Rated badge on the front quarter panel. The Gladiator has aggressive approach angles and ample ground clearance, as well as Dana 44 axles – favorites among off-roaders. The Gladiator Rubicon is slated to be the new off-road king of pickups with its standard 35-inch off-road tires, Fox off-road shock absorbers, electronic-locking front and rear differentials, and an electronically-disconnecting front sway bar.


The Gladiator comes in four trims: Sport, Sport S, Overland, and Rubicon. Standard on the Sport trim is a 5-inch infotainment screen with the latest Uconnect feature, USB ports, a backup camera, Bluetooth hands-free calling with voice command, and Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capabilities. The Sport S trim adds the availability of certain options packages such as the Cold Weather Group and offers a larger Uconnect infotainment touchscreen display.

The Overland trim offers much more luxury thanks to its leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped shift-knob, a wall-style 115-volt power outlet, and a 7-inch touchscreen display. Heated seats and leather upholstery are both available for those willing to option up. Both the Overland and Rubicon trims also offer an optional 8.4-inch touchscreen display, while the Rubicon alone adds special cameras on all four sides so that Jeepers can monitor the trail. The front trail camera even has an integrated washer so that off-roaders always know what lies ahead.

Follow Miami Lakes Jeep on social media to stay up to date with the latest Jeep Gladiator news – and to know when the pickup rolls across our lot so that you can finally take that test drive!

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How the Jeep Wrangler Comes to Life

Miami Lakes Jeep Wrangler

It feels as if the Jeep Wrangler is as popular as ever if its recent sales numbers are anything to judge by, but Jeep has been delivering the iconic vehicle to the hands of motorists for over 32 years now. Ever wonder how the Jeep Wrangler is assembled? Follow along as we detail exactly how the Wrangler is assembled at the brand’s Toledo Complex in Ohio. [click to continue…]


The Jeep Gladiator Might be Getting Stronger

It feels as if it was just yesterday when the Jeep Gladiator debuted at the 2018 LA Auto Show.  Although potential buyers won’t even get to see it roll across dealer lots until the second quarter of 2019, the rumor mill indicates they may already be another variant in the works. According to insiders over at the Jeep Gladiator Forum, word on the street is that a powerful Gladiator Hercules is being evaluated. Its goal? To knock the Ford Raptor (and similar pickups) off the off-road pickup pedestal. Given how impressive the Gladiator is already, it’s hard to imagine what kind of street-legal Baja truck Jeep may be aiming to manufacture. [click to continue…]


Four Things to Celebrate About the JL Generation Wrangler

Miami Lakes Jeep JL Generation Wrangler Rubicon

Vehicles that morph into icons over time tend to be a hassle when it comes to changes as the model years roll by. Automakers often struggle deciding what needs fixing, what needs enhancing, and just how many alterations can be made to a vehicle before it loses what made it an icon in the first place, but this is not the case of the latest Wrangler. Now in its second year since its last complete redesign, the Wrangler is a textbook example of how to improve a vehicle without losing its essence. Here are four things to rejoice about in the latest JL generation Wrangler: [click to continue…]


Overlanding in a Jeep Wrangler

Miami Lakes AutoMall Overlanding in a Jeep Wrangler

Jeepers know that one of the best things about owning a Jeep vehicle is the ability to travel off the beaten path – especially when it’s in a Jeep Wrangler. As one of the best off-road vehicles on the market, the Wrangler is a perfect choice for overlanding. What’s overlanding? Well, it’s a more extreme version of off-road travel that’s comparable to backpacking, but in style with a Jeep!   [click to continue…]