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Next Gen Jeep Wrangler JL Debuts at Los Angeles Auto Show

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The new next generation Wrangler design, the Wrangler JL, will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in Decemeber. We speculated about the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL before, but since it’s getting closer to its official debut, more and more details are starting to come out and we are excited to learn all of the details. Here’s what we know so far.

The new Wrangler JL has more available options that allow consumers to get a Jeep Wrangler  that has all of the features and capabilities they need and want.  Among some of the new options to the Wrangler JL is  the availability of a second engine. The new Wrangler JL will be available with the same 3.6-liter V6 engine that was standard on the Wrangler JK, and there will also be an available smaller turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine.  Based off a leaked Jeep Wrangler JK Owner’s Manual, various publications have speculated that the new engine could also mean that the new Wrangler JL might be available with a mild hybrid system.

The new Jeep Wrangler JL will be available with a two-door and a four-door design, but there are expected to be some changes made to the roof options and we are not sure which roof options are definite, but there are three roof options discussed, a removable soft-top, a removable hardtop and a power sliding hard top. The power sliding hard top would be a great addition to Jeepers that want a more convenient way to open up the Wrangler roof.

Like many other FCA models, the Wrangler JL is expected to be available with the updated Uconnect system, Uconnect 4.0. Uconnect 4.0 includes access to Android Auto, Apple CarPlay as well as many other ways for users to stay connected while in their vehicle.

Miami Lakes Automall can’t wait to see the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show and we’ll be providing updates on the Miami Lakes Automall Facebook page as soon as we learn about them. In the meantime, you can search our available Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited inventory online.

 

 

 

 

 

4WD Vehicles Perfect for Country Living

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There are plenty of reasons to own a four-wheel-drive vehicle in Florida. Whether it’s a matter of towing jetskis or boats to the water, trailering horses, or needing a vehicle that can drive through soggy and wet farmland to check on the season’s harvest, a vehicle with 4WD is essential.

A Great 4WD Option for Teens

One of the best 4WD vehicles for a new teenage driver is a Jeep Wrangler/ Wrangler Unlimited. Built for people with who like to go off the beaten path, all Jeep Wrangler/ Wrangler Unlimited models come standard with the Jeep’s Command-Trac part-time four-wheel drive system. This a shift-on-the-fly system, so when driving conditions need more traction, like in the mud or slick inclines, the driver must shift the system from two-wheel drive into four-wheel drive high range. That is excellent for teenagers since they may not need their vehicle to always be in four wheel drive. Additionally, the Command-Trac part-time system has a 2.72:1 low range, and if your teen likes to be adventurous, they’ll love having a vehicle with that capability. View our Jeep Wrangler inventory.

4WD Options for Adults

For adults that need a vehicle with four-wheel-drive, we recommend a truck. Sure, there are plenty of SUVs that are available with 4WD, but trucks offer a lot more capability and convenience that SUVs don’t. Miami Lakes Automall has Ram and Chevy trucks and both brands offer light- and heavy-duty trucks with 4WDMiami-Lakes-Automall-Ram-Harvest-Edition-4wd-truck capability. If you do live on a farm and have farm equipment, you may be interested in the new Ram Harvest Edition.

The new Ram Harvest Edition is available in two exterior colors, Case IH and New Holland Blue, and both colors are identical colors of agricultural equipment manufactured by CNH Industrial. Other features made to make the lives of farmers easier include rubber floor mats, on/off road tires, skid plates and tow hooks, and up-to-minute weather maps and forecasts to help you keep track of the weather when you have to spend a long day working outside.

But, if you aren’t in need of truck built specifically for farmers, you may want to come by Miami Lakes Automall and test drive Chevy and Ram models to see which one is best for you. You can also view our Chevy truck and Ram truck models online.

Fixed Roof Coming to Jeep Wrangler?

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We know that Jeep enthusiasts having been waiting some time for a fixed-roof version of the Jeep Wrangler. Believe it or not, their dreams may actually be realized.

A recent report from AllPar.com anticipates such a change coming to the 2018 model. Sure, this rumors should always be taken with a grain of salt. However, the website aggregates whispers from reputable sources, so it’s not like the report is total speculation. As I always like to say: where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

To learn more about the changes coming to your favorite vehicle, keep reading below. When you’re finished, you may be inclined to go looking for a four-door Jeep Wrangler for sale

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Rocking Out in the 2016 Jeep Wrangler

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Icons exist for a reason and the Jeep Wrangler is one of our favorite icons on the automotive scene.

Though it has been around in some iteration or another since the 1940s, the new Jeep Wrangler for sale Miami is the object of our adoration at the moment.

Granted, we love all the Wranglers and the history that continues to help them evolve and dominate both on and off the road. But, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler is the one that really inspires us to “Go Anywhere, Do Anything.”

Read on for specs and details on the 2016 Jeep Wrangler’s performance, fuel economy, technology, comfort, and most of all…fun.

The 2016 Jeep Wrangler: It’s a Rock Star

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As we’ve already mentioned, the Jeep Wrangler is no stranger to the automotive scene. But, every year it seems like the Jeep brand outdoes itself with more options, packages, and new features. For the 2016 model year, the Jeep Wrangler adds to its special edition models with the new Black Bear Edition.

Unique to the Black Bear Edition, the Wrangler comes with black cloth seats, and black finish 17-inch wheels wrapped in Kevlar-reinforced Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tires, along with a topographical map of Black Bear Pass atop the Wrangler’s hood.

For those who love the Jeep Wrangler Sahara trim level, expect to see a few cosmetic upgrades and the addition of an interior shade in Olive Green. Speaking of colors, the entire 2016 Jeep Wrangler lineup offers some new colors, which is not something that Jeep does very often. Suffice it to say – we’re pumped!

Try Out a New Trim Level in the 2016 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited

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First of all, the Wrangler is available in either the two-door, four passenger body style or the slightly larger, four-door Wrangler Unlimited, which is able to accommodate up to five passengers.

The trim levels revolve around the shared trio of Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon. Other “models” are available, but really are just packages simply added onto one of these three options.

Expect the vinyl convertible top to come standard on both the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited models; however, the hardtop is still available. Depending on where you intend to travel, the latter might be a smarter option for you.

Let’s say you want to drive the 2016 Jeep Wrangler in the Sport trim. You can expect standard equipment that is the epitome of brass tacks. Seriously. There are no bells or whistles here unless you add some options.

If not, you’re driving with standard features like: on and off-road tires wrapped around 16-inch steel wheels, removable doors, manual mirrors and locks, tow hooks, foglamps, completely metal doors with crank windows, cloth upholstery, cruise control, fold-down windshield, heigh-adjustable driver seat, and a full-size spare tire in case of emergency.

With few exceptions, that’s about it for equipment and the Unlimited differs only from its larger gas tank, 60/40-split fold, tumble-forward seat, and air-conditioning. Again, if you’re sticking around Miami, air-conditioning is key and will likely point you in the Unlimited’s direction over the base Wrangler.

But, if you opt for the Power Convenience Group, which affords you features like keyless entry and power doors and windows, you can enhance your Wrangler or Wrangler Unlimited.

Already equipped with all the best of the Power Convenience Group, the Wrangler Sahara trim level also comes with automatic headlights, hood insulation for a quieter ride, leather-wrapped steering wheel, air-conditioning, and 18-inch alloy wheels. The Unlimited version of the Sahara also adds rear passenger grab handles and tubular side steps.

Dominating the entire Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited line is the high-end Rubicon trim. It’s more rugged, yet more luxurious with off-roading equipment like Dana 44 front axle, 4.10 rear-axle ratio and electronic front and rear locking differentials, just a few of the many off-road enhancements.

Luxury comes from the leather-wrapped steering wheel and matching shifter, air-conditioning, satellite radio, and household-style 115-volt outlet.

But, this is only the beginning of the packages, options, and stand-alone equipment available for you to customize both the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited vehicles.

What’s Under the Hood in the 2016 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited?

Despite all the customization possibilities between these models, when it comes to powertrains, the two share the same engine.

Equipped with a matching 3.6-liter V6 engine, able to generate 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, the Wranglers and Unlimiteds come with four-wheel drive as their standard set up, featuring both low and high-range gearing.

However, the Rubicon trim is equipped with specifically short gearing, complemented by an enhanced transfer case and extra-low crawl ratio. Hill start assist and a six-speed manual transmission are both standard features, while the five-speed automatic, supported by hill start and hill descent assist is available. Maximum towing tops out at 2,000 pounds for the Wrangler and 3,500 pounds in the Unlimited.

Edmunds proved that the two-door, manual transmission Wrangler is pretty quick, able to make the zero to sixty mph dash in 6.9 seconds. Expect a slower 8.8-second return from the Unlimited, due in part to its extra weight, compared to the Wrangler.

Fuel economy is EPA-estimated at 17 city, 21 highway, and 18 mpg combined for the two-door Wrangler, no matter the transmission, while the Unlimited varies slightly with estimates of 16 city, 21 highway, and 18 mpg combined when equipped with the manual transmission, and 16 city, 20 highway, 21 mpg combined from the automatic transmission.

Shared Safety Features Come Standard

For the 2016 model year, all Jeep Wranglers and Wrangler Unlimted models feature standard safety in the form of front airbags, antilock brakes, traction and stability control. Although front side airbags are available, other safety enhancements popular on the market right now, like a rearview camera, parking sensors, or crash mitigation technologies are not.

Although we’re still waiting for government crash test results on both models, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety listed the two-door Wrangler with its highest rating of “Good” in moderate-overlap frontal-offset impact tests, and the Unlimited got the same result.

Hit the Road…or Don’t

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Interested in off-roading? You’ve found your ideal vehicle, but narrow your target to the Rubicon, Willys Wheeler or Sport models. With the money you’ll save on the base Sport, you can enhance the vehicle with all kinds of gear and goodies from Mopar parts, a division of the Jeep brand.

Both the Willys Wheeler and Rubicon have standard equipment that was designed specifically for off-roading and all-terrain potential.

This is a vehicle unlike any other on the market and the driving and ride quality expectations on and off the road should be set as such. Keep in mind, we’re talking about an athletic SUV, not a smooth sedan. As long as you’re cool with that, you’ll have a heck of time tooling around town or throttling down trails.

In addition to the customization and personalization packages, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited come in a nine-shade spectrum of exterior colors, with shades like Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat, Black Clearcoat, Bright White Clearcoat, Firecracker Red Clearcoat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat, Hydro Blue Pearlcoat, Mojave Sand Clearcoat, Rhino Clearcoat, and Tank Clearcoat, along with the new Hypergreen and Mojave Rhino Sand.

The interior colors range from black with cloth seats, along with adjustable head restraints or black cloth seats with matching black Sport mesh or dark saddle or black with cloth seats and adjustable head restraints in brown.

Pricing varies between the 2016 Jeep Wrangler and 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited models, which is a good thing because it gives you some control of the range you’re most comfortable with, when it comes to either a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited or Jeep Wrangler for sale Miami.

Starting at the MSRP of $23,495, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler can certainly climb upwards of that base figure while the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is priced significantly higher to start at $32,295.

Take either of these off-road beauties for a spin at Miami Lakes Jeep dealership and see how Jeep continues to make it fun and possible to “Go Anywhere, Do Anything.”

Why You Should Want a Jeep Wrangler Sahara

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Let’s play a little hypothetical game here. As a potential car buyer, you’ve narrowed your potential choices down to a 2015 Jeep Wrangler, but you’re unsure which trim to choose. There are 10 different options to choose from, including the Sahara, which we’ll get to in a moment.

All of the vehicles in the 2015 Jeep Wrangler line share many of the same attributes, but they each have their own specific group of features that sets them apart from the rest.

This is certainly the case for the innovative Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. We’ll elaborate on the specific attributes below, and when you’re finished reading, you may be inclined to seek a Jeep Wrangler for sale in Miami

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