Posts Tagged ‘Off-Roading’

Common Off-roading Jeep Terms Every Jeeper Should Know

Friday, May 28th, 2021

Off-roading takes quite a bit of skill to conquer the trails without damaging your vehicle, and Jeepers are largely known for their off-roading expertise. While off-roading may come naturally for some, it’s important to start with a solid foundation of off-roading knowledge and where better to start than with some of the most common terminology. Here are a few off-roading related terms that all Jeepers should be familiar with prior to hitting the trails. (more…)

Why the Jeep Wrangler is More Popular Than Ever

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

Miami Lakes AutoMall Jeep Wrangler Popularity

Sales of the Jeep Wrangler topped 190,000 units in 2017 alone, and have been skyrocketing for the past decade thanks to the introduction of the four-door Unlimited Wrangler in 2007. The popularity of such a peculiar vehicle may be puzzling to some, but it’s not hard to understand the Wrangler’s wide appeal when you take into account the Jeep brand heritage, the on- and off-road capabilities, and the vehicle’s own authenticity. “Go Anywhere, Do Anything” is the Wrangler’s slogan that drivers and passengers alike embody when they’re riding in one. And with a slogan and lifestyle appeal like that – well, it’s easy to see why the competition is outsold year after year. (more…)

Jeep Shows off at SEMA as the LA Auto Show Looms on the Horizon

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

We are officially in the final stretch of 2018, but plenty of 2019 model year vehicles are still pending to make their debuts. With the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show (Oct. 30 – Nov. 2) and the LA Auto Show (Nov. 30 – Dec. 9) scheduled to take place, the stage is set for some exciting revelations. A supercharged 2012 Jeep® JK Wrangler from Raw Motorsports is fully loaded with aftermarket parts and is set to be unveiled at SEMA, while the long-awaited Jeep Scrambler is expected to be the talk of the town once it’s unveiled at the LA Auto Show. (more…)

Join the Jeep Badge of Honor Program

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Buying a Jeep® vehicle makes one like a member of a special club, but the brand’s Badge of Honor Program offers a little something more for those off-road enthusiasts. The Jeep brand is largely considered iconic thanks to their efficient, durable, and adventurous vehicles that lend themselves to travel to parts unknown. With the Badge of Honor Program as an incentive, the brand invites owners to really experience the power of their vehicles, making the most of all adventures. The Badge of Honor Program may feel like an exclusive club given the amount of Jeepers that are unaware of its existence, but nothing could be further from the truth.

The Basics

Designed as an app for iPhones and Androids, the program allows for Jeepers to discover new trails, earn virtual and hard badges, and share with other Jeepers online as part of a community.

Existing members claim that it feels much like joining an exclusive off-roading club thanks to its perks. Fiat Automobiles (FCA) developed, owns, and operates this program as the only official off-road program for the Jeep brand that’s available to Jeepers only.

Although thousands of legal off-road trails exist in the U.S., as of April of this year (2018) only 49 trails have been designated as Badge of Honor trails. The criteria for trail selection is not made public by Jeep, but off-road enthusiasts believe that the brand makes their selections based on difficulty, technical challenge level, historical significance, and the overall beauty of the trail.

Getting Started

To join the Jeep Badge of Honor Program, users have to follow three simple steps – not counting the true first step of owning a Jeep! The first step to becoming a Badge of Honor Program member is to download the app from the app store. After downloading the app successfully, users will be asked to create a profile or to link the app with one of their social media accounts. Depending on the method chosen, the user’s profile will be connected to the user’s email address – the one they submit when making a profile from scratch or the one linked to a social media account.

After the profile is completed, users will be able to search for nearby trails. Once they arrive at the trail, users will check in, and subsequently, a new screen will pop up congratulating the off-roader for tackling the trail giving them a digital badge. In order to get a physical badge to add to their Jeep, users will have to click on their profile and scroll down until they see a banner that reads “View and Request Badges.”

Once the user clicks on the banner a new screen will populate with a list of all the hard badges they’re eligible for. After selecting their badges, users will need to fill out a short order form that’ll ask them to provide their mailing address and their 17-character Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). An email confirmation will be sent to the Jeeper to confirm their order was placed successfully and that the hard badge will arrive within eight to twelve weeks.

Follow Miami Lakes Jeep on social media to be the first to know when a Florida trail is added to the program! If you’ve still got to complete step one of this process and need to get yourself an off-road-ready Jeep then look no further than our 2018 JL Wrangler inventory. Schedule a test drive today!

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The Hottest Aftermarket Soft Top for the JL Wrangler is now Available

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
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We recently published an article to help potential Jeep Wrangler buyers determine which Jeep top is right for them, and we’ve got a handy how-to guide for Jeep JL Wrangler top removal, but what if we were to tell you that the next best thing in Jeep tops is finally here? That’s right, there’s an even better way for Jeepers to enjoy that classic fresh air feel that comes naturally in a Jeep Wrangler. Bestop, the nation’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket Jeep soft tops and accessories recently announced the arrival of their first premium soft top for the all-new JL-generation Wrangler – the SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP. What’s sure to become Bestop’s hottest aftermarket accessory is the perfect way to combine the best of both worlds, all with the addition of an all-weather, all-purpose, year-round soft top that quickly flips back like a convertible for that easy access to an open-air experience.

The Bestop SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP was initially launched in 2016 for the JK-generation Wrangler as an aftermarket accessory to provide hardtop Wrangler owners instant access to a quasi-convertible experience without having to go through the hassle of removing the entire hardtop. It was no surprise when the SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP quickly became a best-selling accessory among hardtop Wrangler owners, and it’s not hard to see why Bestop is tapping into the same market for the newest generation.

Current owners of any JK-generation Wranglers who were potentially looking to upgrade in the future need not despair – Bestop has designed the latest SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP in a way that fits both the JK-generation Wrangler (2007 – 2018) and the new JL-generation. This aftermarket accessory makes for a valuable and long-lasting investment that can be enjoyed both now and later.

Arguably the best thing about the SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP (besides the incredible convenience of the accessory itself) is the fact that its installation requires zero power tools and only takes about 30 minutes! The SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP asks that hardtop Wrangler owners remove the front of the cabin’s freedom panels – the two panels come off by undoing the L-shaped latches that secure them to the roof. Once removed, the freedom panels should be stored accordingly to avoid any damage. Now that the front of the cabin is free and clear, it’s time to mount the two rails that level the SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP with the help of a simple Allen wrench. The installation process is now complete, and the SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP is ready to fold back just like a convertible top and hit the road.

Don’t just take it from us, even off-road racing icon Casey Currie is a fan, saying “The SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP makes the Jeeping experience better in every way – I love how easy it is to flip open and let the sun in. It’s an absolute must-have!”

The SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP is available in two different styles – ultra-premium Black Twill or factory-style Black Sailcloth, with limited quantities available. Its retail price starts at $699. Bestop distributors and bestop.com are currently taking pre-orders for the SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP as it makes its official launch throughout the month of October.

Don’t feel comfortable installing it yourself? Our service department is now open on Sundays for your convenience and we’d be glad to help. Schedule a service appointment online today!

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Diesel-Powered Wrangler is Coming in 2019

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

It’s a great day to be an off-road enthusiast for those that enjoy off-roading in a Jeep! A Jeep Wrangler powered by a diesel-fueled engine is allegedly in the works. According to many prominent JL Wrangler forums, new order codes are popping up on dealership ordering systems as we near the new model year, and one of the codes (code 26) was confirmed to be the code for a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine, including an engine start-stop system (ESS). The JL-generation Wrangler is currently offered in the U.S. with two different engine choices to choose from – the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine or the optional turbocharged four-pot 2.0-liter. Both of these engines are gasoline-powered, sometimes resulting in the disappointment of the consumers that seek a diesel-powered engine instead.

The Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon trims will be the lucky recipients of the engine, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. A diesel engine is currently available in the Wrangler across Europe – a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine to be exact. The U.S. version of the diesel engine is expected to churn a lot more than the European’s 200 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. In fact, industry experts believe this new engine might actually be close to the one on the diesel-powered Grand Cherokee, capable of generating 260 horsepower and a whopping 442 lb-ft of torque. With that much more torque to offer, the diesel-powered Wrangler will definitely be an option for serious off-roaders.

Besides code 26 there were two other new codes that JL Wrangler forums are speculating about – code 22 and code 25. Code 22 points to a two-door Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon trims that will possibly be paired with the same diesel-fueled engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. Meanwhile, it appears that code 25 might confirm a long-expected mild-hybrid 3.6-liter V6 that’s been rumored to be in the works over at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for a while now. As is customary, FCA declined to comment on any ongoing projects, these newly-available codes included.

If these reports turn out to be true, then the Wrangler lineup will automatically double its drivetrain options, with one of those rumored options providing a whole lot more torque to amp up that off-roading power. As we enter the last quarter of 2018, automakers will slowly start unveiling their 2019 models, and any other possible future manufacturing plans. Plus, many of the upcoming car shows make for a grand stage where automakers like to make their big announcements, and it’s likely that a confirmation of a diesel-powered Wrangler is imminent.

With all this said, the last design overhaul of the Wrangler was completed in time for the 2018 model year, thus, it’s unlikely for there to be any major changes in terms of looks. As we wait for the big reveal, potential buyers should pass by Miami Lakes Jeep and check out the excellent features of our current 2018 JL Wrangler inventory.

Follow Miami Lakes Jeep social media to be the first to know when the Diesel-powered Wrangler starts rolling out to dealerships.

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Closer & Closer: The Plug-in Wrangler

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Jeep announced their plans to go green a while ago, and it appears that it’s going to happen very soon with a plug-in hybrid Wrangler model slated to hit showrooms by 2020. The company recently announced that the critical components for the plug-in hybrid Jeep will be produced at its Toledo Machining Plant. The plant will be responsible for the manufacture of the power inverter and the integrated dual charger; both labeled as the Electronics Module. Once completed, the Electronics Module components will be shipped over to the nearby Toledo Assembly Plant, where the innovative Wrangler plug-in is to be assembled. According to Jeep, the Electronics Module will be housed in a structure located between the exhaust and drive shaft.

Details about the Wrangler plug-in have been scarce, but industry experts say that the plug-in Wrangler will borrow ideas from other successful hybrids from the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) lineup, mainly the Pacifica Hybrid. The current Wrangler is powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar engine – an engine that’s almost identical to the six-cylinder engine found on the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. The engine commonly referred to as the “Pentastar,” couples with an electric motor to power the car, and is expected to be the very same one that will appear in the upcoming eco-friendly Wrangler.

The Pentastar engine in the Pacifica Hybrid is modified to the Atkinson Cycle – intended to improve efficiency at the expense of power output, and using the electric motor to compensate for that power loss. The engine is also paired with an electronically variable transmission, dual electric motors, and a 16 kWh battery pack. The minivan has an all-electric range of up to 33 miles per charge. Meanwhile, given the heftier design of the Wrangler, it’s likely that the all-electric range will be shorter – depending on the battery pack size. Of course, Jeep can always modify the battery packs for better charge efficiency, but that would be pointless – the Wrangler’s drivetrain would be unnecessarily expensive to produce when compared to the Pacifica Hybrid with the same exact drivetrain.

FCA currently gets the Pacifica Hybrid batteries from LG Chem in Michigan, and it’s likely that the ones for the plug-in Wrangler will come from the same place. The battery packs include thermal management to keep them from overheating and reducing the risk of them igniting. FCA recently announced their five-year electrification plan, one that will bring over thirty new electric options over the entire lineup by 2022. Details on the plug-in Wrangler are scarce for now, and we are sure that FCA will likely make more announcements as we near closer to its launch in 2020. The environmental benefits and enhanced fuel economy will be selling points of the plug-in Wrangler, but devoted Jeepers will be looking out for the added torque that the electric motor can provide at lower speeds – perfect for off-roading!

Come by Miami Lakes Jeep and sneak a peek at the current 2018 Wrangler JL inventory while we wait for the plug-in version to arrive. You can even pass by Miami Lakes Chrysler and test drive the Pacifica Hybrid so you can get a feel for the drivetrain that’s expected to be the same or somewhat similar to the one in the plug-in Wrangler.

Already own a Jeep? You’ll be glad to find out that our service department is now open on Sundays for your convenience. Schedule a service appointment online today!

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Five Rules to Follow Before and During Off-roading

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Made for the wide open road, Jeep® brand vehicles are no strangers to adventure and wilderness. Off-roading in a Jeep is almost a rite of passage for any adventure enthusiast, but off-roading on the wild side is no easy feat. This is where Jeep vehicles shine – top of the line safety features and endless 4×4 systems make off-roading a breeze.

Preparing Your Vehicle

Consumers should perform a thorough check of their vehicle before heading out on the road, the same way they would before heading out on a road trip. All oils and fluids should be topped off, all hoses should be in good conditions and the battery should be fastened. The tires must be in good condition with sufficient tread and appropriate tire pressure. Prepping the vehicle will help avoid any unpleasant surprises down the road. No one should go off road alone in remote and unknown areas.

Ready, Set, Go

Getting ready to go off road is only half the battle as drivers should be able to cautiously judge trail conditions. Determining when to engage the four-wheel-drive (4WD) is an incredibly important skill that can turn an exciting afternoon into a nightmare. Drivers should look over the hood while scanning the terrain from left to right to see when the need for additional traction presents itself. Engaging the 4WD after getting stuck is nearly impossible.

Speeding not Necessary

Speed and power have nothing to do with off-roading – it’s not a race! Experts recommend crawling – not speeding – over obstacles. The lowest gear should be engaged, and a low speed that seems as if the vehicle is idling will get a Jeep 4×4 vehicle through the roughest trails. Consumers will be surprised to read that the average speed at the famed Rubicon Trail ranges a measly one-to-five miles per hour. Off-roading isn’t a speed sport, it’s slow and methodical.

Sandy Situations

Off-roading in the desert? Driving through sand will require exceptional traction, and dropping air pressure 10-12 pounds below normal pressure on conventional tires will definitely help. Depending on the condition of the terrain, low-range or high-range 4WD may be necessary. Wide turns are recommended as tight turning slows the vehicle down and can even contribute to getting the vehicle stuck. The idea is to always keep moving forward.

Your Best Behavior

Off-roaders must observe all posted signs, stay on trails and go off road only in approved areas. Treading lightly is the key, and sound judgment should be used at all times to preserve the beauty and solitude of the trail. If the terrain appears fragile, off-roaders should seek an alternate route. “Leave it better than you found it” is the general rule when off-roading.

Bitten by the adventure bug? Come by Miami Lakes Jeep and check out the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler or the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk for exceptional power. If you already own a Jeep then you’ll be glad to learn that our service department is now open on Sunday for your convenience. Schedule a service appointment today!

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10 Best Jeeps of all Time

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

 

When people think of Jeep, they often think of a brand with a timeless design and a history of endurance – but what is often overlooked is the fact that Jeep has switched corporate owners many times in its close to 80-year history. It’s a fact that is easy to ignore when none of the automakers have dared to alter what is unique about the Jeep brand, only contributing to its improvement over time. Endurance is a large part of the Jeep DNA, and it shows through their craftsmanship spanning their history. That said, let’s take a look at ten Jeep models that have made their mark over the years.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

We’ll start with a Jeep you can currently own – The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. With a roaring 707 horsepower pulled from the depths of the supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 engine, and the power of unmatched off-road capabilities for an SUV of its size, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is an SUV that can do it all. Consumers will be attracted to the distinctive style and outrageous performance abilities of this vehicle.

2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK

This model marks the beginning of the four-door Jeep Wrangler. The introduction of this vehicle added convenience to a classic without having to sacrifice too much. The off-roading capabilities and style remained the same while adding room for more. What’s that saying? The more, the merrier.

1997 – 2007 Jeep Wrangler TJ

The Jeep Wrangler used to be directly associated with off-roading, but all that changed with the introduction of the 1997 Wrangler TJ model. This model added on-road capabilities and established the Wrangler as a vehicle that combined fun and function. Consumers might’ve feared that perfecting it for street usage meant that its capabilities in the wild suffered, but that wasn’t the case. This new Wrangler boasted greater axle articulation, higher ground clearance, and more than enhanced its off-roading capabilities.

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee

This landmark Jeep model took its cues from the original Jeep design, including the classic Jeep front grille, but allowed for Jeep’s introduction into the rising SUV market at the time. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the first of its kind that combined style, off-roading capabilities, and most importantly, its luxury packaging – all to become a serious competitor in the SUV market, where it now rules as one of the best-selling in its class.

1984 – 2001 Jeep Cherokee

Hailed as the SUV before the SUV even existed, the Jeep Cherokee is often described as the vehicle that sunk the station wagon market. With its two four-wheel-drive systems, impeccable design as the first SUV, and various engine options that offered significant upgrades in terms of power for the time, the Jeep Cherokee was the right vehicle at the right time. The combination of right-size design and driveability helped make the Jeep Cherokee the classic it is today.

1976 – 1986 Jeep CJ-7

The CJ-7 brought adventure to the masses once again, building on the success of the CJ-5. The greatest changes not only added safety and comfort but introduced features to Jeep that are standard nowadays – the choice between a steel hardtop and doors or a vinyl soft-top with vinyl doors.

1966 – 1971 Jeepster Commando

This model was meant to evoke the light-hearted side of Jeep, with its two rows and open-air style that invited consumers to cruise. The Jeep style remained untouched even with the quirky design of the Jeepster Commando, still beckoning consumers to take off on another adventure and to take advantage of the four-wheel-drive. Initially intended to rival the Ford Bronco, the Jeepster Commando made a name for itself with the continued Jeep tradition of balancing style and functionality.

1963 – 1991 Jeep Wagoneer

The Wagoneer was a vehicle that stood the test of time, going as far as maintaining the same platform for all of the 28 years that it was in production. It also had a reputation of firsts – the first four-wheel-drive to offer an automatic transmission and the introduction of the Jeep Quadra-Trac all-wheel-drive system. Consumers and Jeep engineers know a good thing when they see it, as was the case with the Wagoneer, which is slated for a possible revival in the coming years.

1955 – 1983 Jeep CJ-5

Consumers that own a Jeep Wrangler can thank this model, the one that held down the Jeep fort for over 25 years. The CJ-5 helped the brand transition out of its military design limitations by adding more power and comfort and eventually making Jeep a consumer classic. With its manufacture, Jeep became synonymous with off-roading for the masses, played up its individualism with countless color options and styles, while reflecting the ongoing need for automakers to evolve.

1941 – 1945 Willys MB

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the one that started it all. The Willys MB is an outstanding vehicle that serves as an eternal tribute to American ingenuity during World War II. Designed with durability in mind, the Willys MB was the first Jeep that set the precedent for what the brand is today. The very same principles that governed the brand back then shine through in the current lineup – Jeep vehicles are still vehicles that are creative and adventurous but filled with rugged capability – all bound to make their own mark on the road.

It’s amazing to think that a few of these Jeep vehicles are still in production now, but what’s even more amazing is the fact that we’ve got plenty of them in our inventory! To find a new Jeep come visit us at Miami Lakes Automall, where our friendly staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. In the market for a used Jeep? We welcome you to take a look at our certified pre-owned vehicles. If you’ve already been bitten by the Jeep adventure bug, we’re happy to announce that our service department is now open on Sundays. Schedule an appointment today!

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk v. Ram 1500 Rebel

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

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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.

Engine

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.

Interior

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.

Exterior

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.  

Entertainment

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.