Summertime is the best time to drive a new Jeep and your Jeep dealership in Miami is the perfect place to kick off the summer and kickstart some new adventures.
With the weekend finally upon us, and the official start of summer on its way, take advantage of both and stop into your Jeep dealership and explore this exciting new inventory.
Between the Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Compass, Patriot, Wrangler, and introducing the new Renegade, your Jeep dealership has more to offer than ever before.
Your Miami Jeep dealership wants to help you “Go Anywhere, Do Anything.”
So, what are you waiting for?
Why Should I Buy a New Jeep?
Besides being legendary and awesome, Jeeps are fun to drive and pack a walloping performance punch.
Since 1941, Jeep has been manufacturing cars, and its history is steeped in military lore spanning several generations. Award-winning across a stunning spectrum of new, iconic, and special edition models, Jeep is consistently a best-seller at Jeep dealerships in Miami for many reasons.
Let’s get to know a few of those reasons that are driving the sales at your Jeep dealership.
Meet the Newest Jeep: 2015 Renegade
Completely new, but retaining the the style, performance, technology, and utility of its iconic kin, the 2015 Jeep Renegade is Jeep’s “new face of freedom.”
And the Renegade is the smallest model in the entire lineup, not just as seen in this model year, but in decades. It's a full sixteen inches shorter than the Cherokee, which is actually considered a compact SUV, especially when compared to the Grand Cherokee.
This makes the Renegade a city-friendly car, though it was designed with off-the-beaten path excursions in mind. Best in class for 4x4 capability, the Renegade can be outfitted to meet any of your off-roading adventure ideals.
Designed in the United States, but built in Italy, the Renegade brandishes its military history with badging which simply states, “Since 1941.”
Of course, while most of us recognize, understand, and maybe even consider ourselves a part of the Jeep history, Jeep is marketing the Renegade towards the younger generation, who will hopefully learn about where this Renegade hails from, and while they’re at it...maybe learn how to drive a stick.
This, after all, must be the most fun Jeep to drive in order to learn the lost art of smooth shifting. Equipped with a 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, able to get 160 horsepower, the 2015 Renegade is operated by a six-speed manual transmission.
Or, you can choose the 2.4-liter four-cylinder with nine-speed automatic transmission, which gets 480 horsepower. Available in either front or four-wheel drive, the 2015 Jeep Renegade reaches a top speed of 155 miles per hour and sprints from zero to sixty in 8.8 seconds.
No matter what you’re driving, it might be time you assumed the role of a Renegade, and desert your current wheels in favor of this new ride.
Cherokee vs. Grand Cherokee: What’s the Difference?
So, you’ve got the Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee, both of which not only sound, but look similar. Appearance-wise, the differences in design are most notable with respect to the headlight structures.
While the Cherokee features a trio of headlights on both sides of the vehicle, the Grand Cherokee sports single headlights and fog lights.
So, besides the wink, what’s the real difference between the two? Why would one better suit your driving needs and lifestyle when compared to the other?
It actually most meaningfully comes down to size and price. Really, it’s that simple.
Both the Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee are similar in design, but the differences are captured by their names. The Grand Cherokee basically offers more. It’s bigger, more spacious, more powerful, and more luxurious than the Cherokee.
In addition to all this more, more, more, the Grand Cherokee is the SUV you want for off-roading explorations. So, depending on where you intend to drive your Jeep Cherokee, the Grand version might be the one for you.
As its name suggest, the Grand Cherokee offers more room, specifically more hip and legroom. And its cabin materials are, well...grander, and more luxurious than the Cherokee’s, making the ride feel a tad more high end.
Compared to the smaller Cherokee model, the Grand Cherokee also offers more drivetrain options. The standard Grand Cherokee comes equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, able to get 290 horsepower, with a fuel economy of 17/24 miles per gallon.
Or, for a step up in power, you can opt to get the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine, at 240 horsepower with a fuel efficiency of 21/28 miles per gallon. The next step, for added power, comes from the 5.7-liter V8 engine with 360 horsepower and 14/22 mpg fuel economy.
Finally, if top-line performance is what you’re after, check out the high performance SRT model, equipped with a 6.4-liter V8 engine with 475 horsepower and a fuel efficiency of 13/19 miles per gallon.
The smaller Cherokee is outfitted with your choice of two engines, smaller than any offered by the Grand Cherokee, but boasting improved fuel efficiency.
The first is the base model 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 184 horsepower and a 22/31 mpg fuel economy. The other provides a power boost, in the 3.2-liter V6 engine with 271 horsepower, getting 21/29 miles per gallon.
When it comes to technology, both models are comparable. However, the Cherokee has the edge when it comes to the automated parking system, which parks the car in either parallel or perpendicular spaces for you. This feature is not yet available on the Grand Cherokee.
So, depending on your parking prowess, the Cherokee might be the better fit for you.
Rest assured, no matter what choice you make, both models offer the same excellent level of safety features, and each earned a four out of the baseline five-star safety ratings.
Perhaps the only other consideration distinguishing the two comes down to affordability.
Starting at $23,095, the 2015 Jeep Cherokee is a more affordable than the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, priced at $29,995. But, of course, pricing for either will change based on your choice of trim level and package options.
Either way, both vehicles offer exceptional performance and value.
Hellcat Comes to Jeep: Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
Just as it’s always designing new Jeeps while keeping the lessons of the past in mind, Jeep also consistently looks to the future, envisioning greater innovations and cutting-edge upgrades.
This promises that we can already look forward to the release of the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk in 2017. And what are we most excited about when it comes to this new Jeep vehicle?
Well, continuing what the Grand Cherokee SRT started, the 2017 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will get its moxie from the Dodge Hellcat engine, meaning that this SUV will be backed by 707 horsepower.
Equipped with a Dodge powertrain, the Trackhawk shares its platform with the Mercedes-Benz M-class.
Borrowing the exclusive Dodge-badge SRT, meaning Street Racing Technology, the 2017 four-wheel drive Trackhawk will come equipped with a 6.2-liter engine, able to get 707 horsepower with 650 lb.-ft. of torque.
So, what you could see - or experience if you’re in the driver’s seat - is a Grand Cherokee able to go from zero to sixty in under four seconds.
Seems hard to imagine, but Jeep thought it was possible and made it so. The 2017 Grand Cherokees are expected to arrive at Jeep dealerships by the middle of 2016 and are estimated to start at the base price of $65,000, making them more affordable than the same-class competitors.
With such an impressive and diverse lineup of vehicles for the 2015 model year, and beyond, don’t miss the opportunity to drive a Jeep this summer and become a part of this iconic legacy.