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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Highlights

Introduced in 1992, the Grand Cherokee still reigns supreme as one of the original midsize SUVs. It remains one of the most family-friendly SUVs in its segment with its go-anywhere do-anything capability. For the 2020 model year, the Grand Cherokee doesn’t receive any major upgrades as its the last model before the all-new and revamped generation debuts in time for 2021. Let’s break down what modest upgrades are available on the 2020 Grand Cherokee.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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. Read the rest of this entry >>

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). Read the rest of this entry >>

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: Read the rest of this entry >>

Miami Lakes Automall Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay – The Ultimate Copilot

Miami Lakes Automall Apple CarPlay

Consumers often find that their car’s infotainment systems are quickly becoming outdated, something we can attribute to the fact that cars themselves receive updates to their design every few years. Apple has found the remedy to this by introducing Apple CarPlay – one of the must-have infotainment features for iPhone owners who are in the market for a new car. Available from iPhone 5 onward, CarPlay, a part of the iPhone’s iOS system, enables users to have access to the latest features including up-to-date maps, contacts, and apps. Consumers are free to update their phones when required without having to make any hardware changes to their vehicle.

How does it work?

Seamlessly integrated into your infotainment center, Apple CarPlay offers a way to safely use the phone’s convenient features while driving. In simple terms, Apple CarPlay takes the user interface of the iPhone and places a simplified version on the screen of your infotainment system. In tune with Apple’s style of simplicity, CarPlay is easy to use – all it takes is connecting the phone to one of the car’s USB ports via a Lightning cable and answering a prompt to enable the use of CarPlay. A growing number of vehicles already allow for a wireless connection via Bluetooth as well.

Once connected, the infotainment display will change into iPhone-style icons that can be controlled via the car’s touchscreen, knobs, and dials. The voice command buttons in many cars are subsequently replaced by Siri when operated, allowing for easy voice-command access to most functions. Not every app is displayed on the infotainment system as a safety precaution, and things like imessages are read out loud by Siri instead of being displayed to aid with the goal of reducing driver distractions.

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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.

Miami Lakes Auto 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL

Differences Between 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL and Wrangler JK

Miami Lakes Auto 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL

Earlier this month, the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show took place, and that’s when the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL officially debuted. Sure, there have been spy photos and leaked information, but all of that was just a piece of the pie compared to everything we learned at the show. Can’t wait to learn all about it? We have a page dedicated to the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. Otherwise, here’s some of the highlights as well as the differences one can expect between the next-generation all-new 2018 Wrangler JL and the 2018 Wrangler JK.

Let’s Talk Powertrains

The Wrangler JK is only available with one engine (3.6L Pentastar V6 engine), whether it is the Wrangler or Wrangler Unlimited. That same engine returns to the Wrangler JL model, but it’s been tweaked a little bit. The new tweaked engine is able to generate up to 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, and it can be paired to the standard six-speed manual transmission or the new available eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine also comes standard with electric start-stop (ESS), a technology to conserve fuel while the engine idles. With this tech, consumers can expect their Jeep Wrangler JL to have an average fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway if paired to the manual transmission; otherwise it’s 18 mpg in the city with the automatic transmission.

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