Jeep and WSL Create Virtual Reality Surf Experience

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Have you ever wanted to know what it looks like to ride massive waves like a pro surfer? The Jeep brand and the World Surf League (WSL) recently announced the release of the all-new virtual reality experience, Jeep Sessions: A Surfing Journey in 360°.

The new program gives users the chance to see exactly what pro surfers experience out on the water! It gives people an insight into how surfers manage to climb over waves, compete amongst other pros and it also shows the vehicles they use to get to different surf spots, which can come with some challengers.

“Our project goal was to push the boundaries of VR technology to show what a surf trip feels like from the first-person perspective,” said director Taylor Steele. And the entire experience is captured beautifully by the Jeep brand and their direct collaboration with the World Surf League.

Fans of the Jeep brand and WSL can view the whole experience online in the video series that has recently premiered. Visit the Jeep.com/en/WSL to find out more information and see these incredible VR captures and additional footage!

The journey of WSL Championship Tour athletes and Jeep brand ambassadors, Jordy Smith and Malia Manuel, is open to anyone who wants to follow their journey surfing around the world. From France to Hawaii, their journey on the WSL Championship Tour is fully captured in amazing high-definition showcasing amazing shots of beaches, surfers and their exhilarating surfing runs over very high and intense waves.

Closer Look Into Pro Surfer Lifestyles with Jeep Brand Ambassadors

When in Oahu, Hawaii, every Jeep brand WSL ambassador has their own Jeep vehicle. From the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler to the new 2018 Jeep Renegade, they ride over beach sands and through the Hawaiian forests. These Jeep vehicles are able to handle the off-road routes through all of the beautiful Hawaiian areas showcased in these videos.

These videos highlight the lifestyle of these pro surfers with footage covering every angle. From the 360 degree shots in the ocean to how their Jeep vehicles handle driving over sands safely. Showcasing their equipment allows viewers to see how useful and wonderful these Jeep vehicles can be for them, though they might not be able to handle the waves quite like these pro surfers; the Jeep vehicles can perform these tasks the same way they see in the videos.

“This was a special project to be a part of, and I am excited for the world to experience the journey with us,” said Smith. “It is incredible to see all the innovation that goes in behind-the-scenes to bring to life such a unique perspective of our surfing experience. When you’re surfing, many people just see the endgame, but it’s the whole adventure to find great waves with a friend. When you do, it’s the best feeling in the world,” added Smith.

The group behind all of the magic is Rapid VR. Rapid VR has captured tons of footage of WSL athletes taking the beaches by storm. With custom built rigs attached to the surf boards, every trip was captured in unique 360 degree views, collecting all the adventure.

“Our project goal was to push the boundaries of VR technology to show what a surf trip feels like from the first-person perspective,” said Steele, Rapid VR co-director. “I’m excited to share this. It’s pretty incredible knowing my mom can now experience riding a 20-foot wave.”  As the virtual reality allows the eyes of the user to control what they see and experience.

Where Your Jeep Adventure Begins

Now that you’ve seen up close exactly how powerful and useful Jeeps can be, begin your own Jeep adventure with either the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler or 2018 Jeep Renegade, visit us at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Our friendly staff is here to help you with any buying, selling or trade-in with our entire line-up of Jeep vehicles. Test drive with us any of our new Jeep vehicles or pre-owned Jeep vehicles.

Our top notch servicing team is ready to help with repairs, now or in the future. Just make an appointment, we can help you return to the road safely.

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Wrangler JL Keeps Original Style, Improves Performance + Custom Options

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The Jeep Wrangler has always been known (and loved) for three things, it’s iconic style, it’s unique off-road capabilities and features, and all of its customization features, so Jeep made each of those things an important part of the design of the next generation Jeep Wrangler JL.

“Jeep has always represented the ultimate in capability and open-air freedom, and our all-new 2018 Wrangler protects that important legacy and takes it into the future,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global.  “The all-new Wrangler is instantly recognizable as a Jeep, staying true to the original, yet it is better in every way – delivering even more rugged capability, more ride comfort, more fuel efficiency courtesy of several advanced powertrain options, more interior comfort, more safety and more technology.”

Exterior Design

Even though Jeep wanted to make some serious changes to the next-generation Wrangler, they knew one thing, they couldn’t mess with was the classic Wrangler design. Round headlights, a full-size spare tire on the swing gate, and a seven-slot grille are non-negotiable features. However, Jeep was able to make other changes that not only kept the vehicle’s original style, but significantly improved its off-road and overall performance.

The new Jeep Wrangler JL has a lot of exterior elements like the vehicle’s doors, hinges, the hood, fenders, windshield frame and swing gate made from lightweight, high-strength aluminum steel, which helps to reduce the vehicle’s weight and improve fuel economy.

The Wrangler JL also has an improved windshield and windshield rake, which improves the vehicle’s aerodynamics while also making it easier for users to fold-down the windshield and open up the Wrangler. All Wrangler JL models have body-colored sport bars, which are welded to the body and feature integrated grab handles — another example of functional design. Finally, the Wrangler JL Sahara and Rubicon are available with LED headlamps and fog lamps, which offer improved visibility.

Off-Road Capabilities

The Wrangler JL is more efficient than ever, and it is also a more off-road capable. The suspension on the new Jeep Wrangler JL has been tweaked a bit and its slight changes improve the vehicle’s on-road handling and ride comfort, but don’t impact the vehicle’s off-road capabilities.

Additionally, Jeep made some improvements to the transfer case on the Wrangler JL Sahara. The new transfer case is more user-friendly because it has a Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case, which allows drivers “to set it and forget it,” or in other words, the transfer case can operate on its own.

Custom Options

Jeepers love to customize their Wranglers, and Jeep made that a lot easier with the new Wrangler JL. The new Wrangler JL is available with four top options, instead of the two options that have been standard for years. The new tops include the new easy-to-use Sky One-Touch powertop that opens up with the push of a button, two hard tops and a premium soft top. Thanks to the new top options, there are now dozens of different door, top and windshield combinations, so Jeepers will easily be able to make their new Wrangler look and function just how they want.

Also, shortly after the debut of the all-new Wrangler JL, Jeep announced that Mopar is now offering more than 200 performance parts and accessories for the Jeep Wrangler. Available new parts include Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) LED off-road lights, new lifts kits, rock rail options, and a ton of new wheel options, as well as many more items.

Ready to test out the new Jeep Wrangler JL for yourself? The new Jeep Wrangler JL is available at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Ram, come by and test drive one of the new models today!

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Update: Future Jeep Models Coming Soon

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As one of the most beloved vehicle brands, Jeep vehicles hold a special place in our hearts as well. Today, we’re looking ahead to some of the newest crop of Jeep vehicles that have been teased and rolled out with a prototype, but not yet released to the public. Engineered with the same passion and inspiring the same sense of adventure all Jeep vehicle do, these vehicles have us waiting on the edge of our seats for a test drive.

2019 Jeep Wrangler Pickup

Many eyes have noticed like we have, the upcoming 2019 Jeep Wrangler pickup for obvious reasons. For those that love the Jeep brand and pickup trucks, the return of the Jeep Wrangler pickup truck is the best of both worlds. If you’re looking for a new truck, you might want to hold out for this vehicle slated to come out at some point in 2018.

From the shots we’ve seen of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler pickup truck, it appears that it will sport a fold-down windshield. A four door option that looks like the Wrangler JL with a bed, complete with LED headlights and sports the new fender-mounted turn signals. Spy photos revealed all these details and rumors suggest the 2019 Jeep Wrangler pickup is more than five inches narrower than the Ram 1500. 

While not much has been spoken to the public about the Jeep Wrangler pickup truck, there’s no denying fans are excited.

2019 Jeep Wagoneer & 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The 2019 Jeep Wagoneer has created a buzz as Jeep will re-introduce the Wagoneer nameplate for the first time since 1991. There’s a market for a new small SUV option and a new large SUV option, so two new Wagoneer models could help Jeep expand past the Cherokee (small SUV) and Grand Cherokee (full-size SUV).

The previous Jeep Wagoneer was known for carrying a powerful V8 engine and having one of the longest production runs of any Jeep vehicle (nearly 30 years) as today late model Jeep Grand Wagoneers have become highly collectable and sell at more than the original value of the car. The new Jeep Grand Wagoneer might end up having third-row seating and be a complete 7-passenger SUV. This would be a first for Jeep, as they have never had more than 5-passenger vehicle on the market before.

Further rumors have expected the 2019 Jeep Wagoneer and 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will include the 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar engine. FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automotive) has said that the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is capable of housing an engine that provides 400 horsepower using a 3-liter twin-turbo V6. The goal is to compete against the Range Rover SVR and be an additional option to the Dodge Durango, a brand owned by FCA.

This has been a six year process at this point, but the determination is that 2018 will finally be the year we see the re-debut of the Jeep Wagoneer vehicle. Whether the rumors or true or not is yet to be determined, but we’re hoping for the best.

The Place to Find All Things Jeep

If you’re looking to buy a new or pre-owned Jeep, there’s no place like Kendall Dodge Jeep Chrysler Ram. Our professional staff awaits the chance to offer you information to make your decisions easier. Stop by for a test drive and see for yourself the difference of Kendall Dodge Jeep Chrysler Ram.  

If you’re looking for a new vehicle or want to trade in, lease or sell your current vehicle, we can help. And you don’t have to be a customer that bought with us to have a vehicle serviced in our service center. Our team is ready to handle any maintenance or repairs you may have, regardless of where you made your vehicle purchase. Just sign up for an appointment here. We look forward to seeing you out soon!

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2018 Jeep Trailhawk Editions

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Think tough and rugged. Think capable and modern. Think Trailhawk. The lineup of Jeep Trail Rated Trailhawk models embody all of those characteristics. While those characteristics apply to many Jeep vehicles, Jeep Trailhawk models go above and beyond the off-road features offered by other brands.

What It Means to Own a Trailhawk Vehicle

Owners of any 2018 Jeep Trailhawk model can attest to its Trail Rated power and maneuverability. From the prominent ground clearance that provides drivers the ability to take their Jeep over all kinds of obstacles to the helpful terrain modes that only require the press of a button to activate, here’s a closer look at the four Trailhawk models available on the 2018 Jeep lineup, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, Jeep Renegade Trailhawk and Jeep Compass Trailhawk.

All Trailhawk models feature:

  • Protective skid plates
  • Increased ground clearance
  • Two red tow hooks in the front
  • One red tow hook in the rear
  • Trail Rated badge

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk includes standard four-wheel drive with a 2.4-liter I4 MultiAir engine that produces 184 horsepower. Included are protective skid plates, active Dock Lock with a locking rear differential coming standard. The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk has better ground clearance angles than the other Cherokee trims, which is perfect for off road enthusiasts. The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk has a total ground clearance of 8.8 inches, a 32.2 degree approach angle, 27.1 degree breakover angle and a 23 degree departure angle.

The exterior of the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is completed with a Trail Rated badge, which  serves as a reminder of the impressive off road capabilities due to modifications to the vehicle’s 4×4 drivetrain, upgraded wheels, raised suspension and protective skid plates. The skid plates on the Cherokee Trailhawk include a transfer case skid plate, underbody skid plate and fuel tank skid plate.

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is equipped with an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Uconnect 3C, which provides access to Jeep’s Off-Road Pages. Innovative engineering has led to the creation of the ParkSense rear backup warning system, which comes standard along with blind spot monitoring and cross path detection.

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk starts at $31,195 (plus destination fee)

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Larger than the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is its bigger brother, the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is fitted with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, and it produces up to 260 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The 3.6L engine provides a towing capacity of 6,200 pounds and sharing the same Trail Rated badge as the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, but buyers can upgrade to an available 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine that increases the vehicle’s power to 360 horsepower with 390 lb-ft of torque, and provides users endless possibilities while driving.

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk has the Jeep Quadra-Drive II 4×4 System with rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD), which provides traction no matter the weather conditions. For extra convenience and added off-road performance, the Quadra-Drive also includes the Quadra-Lift Air Suspension that allows drivers to increase the vehicle’s height by 1.6 inches with the single push of a button. If your expedition requires additional ground clearance, use the Quadra-Lift Air Suspension for up to 10.8 inches clearance. In total, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a 25.7 degree breakover angle, a 26.2 degree approach angle and a 24 degree departure angle.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk begins at $43,095 (plus destination fee) and is worth every penny for the undeniable power and quality of its off road capabilities.

Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

Thanks to the Renegade’s compact size, the 2018 Jeep Renegade has averages 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, which gives it a better than average fuel economy for an off-road vehicle. The 2018 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk has a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder MultiAir engine that produces 180 horsepower and produces 175 lb-ft of torque and gives the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk has a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.

The 2018 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk has the Jeep Active Drive Low 4×4 system, which includes a rear axle disconnect, brake lock differential and Selec-terrain system. The Selec-terrain system has four driving modes – auto, snow, sand and mud. This provides drivers with the option to produce better traction for the wheels and allows the vehicle to conquer the road ahead. With 8.7-inch ground clearance, 25.7 degree breakover angle, 30.0 degree departure angle, and a 34.3 degree departure angle, this vehicle can handle proper off road terrains.

2018 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk has a starting MSRP of $26,895 (plus destination fee)

Jeep Compass Trailhawk

The 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk edition has the same engine equipped as the Jeep Renegade with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder MultiAir engine that gives owners 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque and the Active 4×4 Low System that the 2018 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk has. With a total of 8.5-inch ground clearance, the 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk has a 30.3 degree approach angle, 33.6 degree departure angle and 24.4 degree breakover angle.

2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk has a starting MSRP of $28,995 (plus destination fee)

From Sales to Servicing, Kendall Dodge Jeep Chrysler Ram provides

When it comes to finding your next Jeep or servicing your vehicle, trust us. Whether you choose to buy with us or not, the professionals at Kendall Dodge Jeep Chrysler Ram are committed to ensuring quality repairs and using the correct parts. We always check with our customers and give recommendations for a current and future servicing requirements. If your vehicle needs modifications for servicing, make an appointment and we look forward to seeing you soon.

And if you’re looking to buy, sell or trade-in your vehicle, we’ll accommodate you with the same professionalism you’d come to expect at Kendall Dodge Jeep Chrysler Ram.

 

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Closer Look at New Wrangler JL Engines: Diesel, eTorque, Pentastar

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Before the all-new Jeep Wrangler JL arrives to Kendall Jeep (it’s coming soon), we’re trying to learn about all of the Wrangler’s new features, and today we’re focusing on the three engines that will be available.

3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine

For the first time ever, the Jeep Wrangler will be available with a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine. The diesel engine is an excellent choice for the new Wrangler JL because it increases the vehicle’s fuel economy and it boosts the vehicle’s torque, which also improves towing capabilities.

The 260-horsepower 3.0L EcoDiesel engine is paired to an eight-speed transmission, and together the transmission and the engine produce 442 lb-ft of torque. To help conserve fuel, the engine has Engine Stop-Start (ESS) as well as low-friction pistons, which also reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The 3.0L EcoDiesel engine will be available in 2019.

Turbocharged 2.0L I4 Engine

New to the all-new Wrangler JL is the all-new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and it features new technology that enhance the Wrangler’s overall performance and fuel economy. The new 2.0L engine produces best-in-class 270 horsepower, 295 lb-ft of torque and it features eTorque technology.

The engine’s new eTorque technology makes the Wrangler a mild-hybrid vehicle. It’s hybrid functions include auto stop/start, electric power assist, extended fuel shut-off, transmission shift management, intelligent battery charging and regenerative braking. Like the 3.0L EcoDiesel engine, the 2.0L engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine

Returning to the Wrangler lineup is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, but it has been upgraded for the new Wrangler JL. The 3.6-liter Penstar V6 engine is a versatile and practical engine, and according to Jeep, there are more than five million 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engines on the road today.

The 3.6L engine now comes standard with Engine Stop-Start (ESS) and it produces 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The 3.6-liter V6 engine comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and its available with the eight-speed automatic transmission that comes standard with the 2.0L and 3.0L engines.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Availability

New 2018 Jeep Wrangler models are available at Kendall Jeep now. We are one of the newest Jeep dealerships in South Florida and we pride ourselves on customer service and satisfaction. We have a large selection of Jeep models, especially the ever-popular Jeep Wrangler. Come by and see what we have in stock today! We are located in Kendall and we are open seven-days a week!

 

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition: 25 Years of Grand Cherokee

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Jeep is celebrating their 25th year of capable luxury with their 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition. Beginning at $42,195 MSRP, owners can expect distinctive Heritage wheels, platinum chrome exterior accents, beautiful Heritage seats and the powerful performance built over 25 years of production. The new 2018 Grand Jeep Cherokee Sterling Edition has anything a modern driver could want.

With an optional 5.7-Liter HEMI V8 Engine, four wheel drive, 8-Speed Transmission with AutoStick, leather-trimmed seats and the signature diamond black crystal pearl-coat exterior paint, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition is as uniquely luxurious as it is powerful.

Standard Features + Capabilities

Standard features include 20-inch Heritage wheels, Sun/Moonroof included with HD Radio, Satellite radio, power mirrors, keyless entry, keyless start, headed steering wheel, rear parking aid, back up camera trip computer, smart device integration, MP3 player and navigation system. Users can enjoy Apple CarPlay and Android Auto through the comfort of the Uconnect touchscreen to send and receive messages safely, while also playing music and getting directions smoothly with a nine-speaker Alpine Surround Sound System or the available Harman Kardon system including 19 amazing high-performance speakers.

Have a lot to tow? With maximum towing of 3,500 pounds, there’s no lack of power. Drivers can expect to be able to tow and manage cargo easily. And the fuel economy for this luxury SUV isn’t bad either as drivers can expect up to 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. A spacious vehicle that provides seating up to five people, premium quality interior through and through.

25 Years of the Jeep Grand Cherokee

The culmination of 25 years of Jeep Grand Cherokee has lead to the remarkable 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup. With multiple trims beginning at the base model, 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×2 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude 4×2, they both start at $30,595 (plus destination fee). The next level trim, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and Altitude 4×4 start at $32,895 (plus destination fee) and the prized 25th anniversary 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition is priced at $38,195 for the 4×2 and for the 4×4, $40,195 (plus destination fees).

For those who want a more off road capable vehicle, check out the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk comes standard with a 4-wheel-drive system, locking differential lift in the suspension and provides a boost in handling any terrain you drive. MSRP starting at $43,295 (plus destination fee).

With the highest trim and premium luxury, look no further than the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4×4 starting at $85,900 MSRP (plus destination fee). Complete with Nappa leather seats, heated steering wheel and dual-zone climate with a power liftgate.

Where To Get the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram  is your destination to find the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. For the latest Jeep Grand Cherokees or any Jeep vehicle, check with us first at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Located at 13355 SW 137th Avenue, Miami, FL 33186. We promise you will absolutely love shopping through our wide variety of new and pre-owned vehicles. View our Jeep inventory and our entire pre-owned vehicle inventory.

Experiencing issues with your vehicle? Looking for any repair and maintenance needs? The Kendall DCJR Service Department is available to the public, whether you’re a returning customer or a new one, we’re open seven days a week for your convenience. Set up an appointment for any of your service department needs. We look forward to seeing you!2018-jeep-kendall-dodge-chrysler-jeep-ram

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Jeep Adventures At The Tip Of Your Fingers

2018-Jeep-adventure-reality-app-kendall-dodgeTechnology really is a beautiful thing, especially when it comes to Jeep. From building your very own Jeep Wrangler to embracing the off-road life – the Jeep Adventure app, Jeep Badge of Honor and the Jeep Off-Road Pages allow consumers to experience the legendary capability of the Jeep Brand using augmented and virtual reality.    

Jeep Adventure Reality App

What if customers not only had the ability to design their own Jeep Wrangler, plus see just how good it would look in their driveway, without ever leaving their home? Cue to the Jeep Adventure Reality App. The Jeep Adventure Reality App offers users the ability to configure their very own 2018 Jeep Wrangler right in their hands. According to Jeep, users can choose trims, change colors, switch wheels, try tops and doors off or on and design their very own personalized interior cabin.  

What’s interesting about this app is once the user has completed building their Wrangler, they can actually sit inside the Jeep. Once the Jeep of choice is built, users will then have the ability to explore the interior then digitally place the user inside the cabin of the Jeep. Afterward, with only moving the smartphone, users can move from left to right, zoom in and out and depending on where they point the phone, the interior of the Jeep will be displayed. Also, it’s the augmented reality aspect that lets users see the Jeep in their own driveway or even in their living room which is what really sets the app apart from being just another configurator.

But wait there’s more! Not only can users build their very own Jeep Wrangler but after they finish building their vehicle, consumers can find a dealer and search through new inventory to find a Jeep much like the one they just built – prices may vary.

Jeep Badge of Honor

“The program started back in 2013, and since then we’ve shipped over 33,000 badges,” said Jeep Product Marketing Associate Brandon Girmus. “We average about 1,000 badges per month and Jeep Badges of Honor are available for 49 current trials in 17 states. The best part is the program is entirely free with no cost to users.”

A brand-sponsored mobile app, the Jeep Badge of Honor awards hard badges to those users who off-road on about a dozen trails across the country. Jeep has specifically chosen off-roading trails for users to explore while also having the ability to browse their selections, see other users photos, save favorites, trail directions, information, highlights, and difficulty ratings. According to Jeep – everytime the user logs in, explores new trails and/or engage with the Badge of Honor community, they can earn Trail Points to level up to higher achievement ranks. Hard badges are awarded to those who have checked-in and also completed a trail. Those badges include:

  •  Rubicon Trail

Located in Lake Tahoe, CA, the Rubicon Trail is a 22-mile-long route that’s half road/half trail. Users can pass through the El Dorado National Forest while hosting a plethora of obstacles like Thousand Dollar Hill, Loon Lake and Gatekeeper – Just to name a few.

  •  Cliffhanger

Considered one of the more difficult trails, the Cliff Hanger allows users to tackle rock obstacles while enjoying a beautiful view of Moab, UT.

  • Black Bear Pass

CAUTION! EXPERT OFF-ROADERS ONLY! Black Bear Pass is located in Telluride, CO – right about Bridal Veil Falls, this mile-long trail turns into a one-way only. Users can also enjoy the beautiful views of Red Mountain pass and Bridal Veil Falls.

  • Crawl Daddy

According to Jeep, this trail is one of several multifaceted routes located in Rausch Creek Off-Road Park with a difficulty range of “Moderate” to “Very Challenging”. Consisting of almost 3,000 acres of trails ranging from easy, intermediate and hard, this trail is perfect for any kind of off-roader.

Jeep Off-Road Pages

After making its debut in the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokees, the off-road pages provide useful and helpful information in terms of the Jeep’s off-road systems while improving the driving experience. Through the Jeep Grand Cherokees available 8.4 Uconnect 4C NAV System,  Off-Road Pages allows drivers to view the vehicles diagnostics like suspension, selec-terrain, and gauges while on an off-roading adventure. Plus, drivers can also monitor the basic essentials like oil, coolant and transmission temperatures.

The Jeep Off-Road Pages are especially helpful for those consumers interested in purchasing the all-new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The high-performance Grand Cherokee Trackhawk can tackle pretty much any terrain or track thanks to its standard Quadra-Trac Active On-Demand 4xx4 System with adaptive damping.

Jeep is certainly turning heads with these awesome (and useful) smartphone and infotainment display features. Take any of our available 2018 Jeep Models for a test drive today at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram located in Miami, FL or visit our website to take a look at all of our available 2018 inventory.

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2019 Jeep Cherokee Was Revealed at NAIAS — It Looks Great

2019-Jeep-Cherokee-Limited-KDCJRWith a third engine option and a refreshed front fascia, there’s a lot to talk about with the redesigned 2019 Jeep Cherokee. A compact SUV that is no stranger to making waves, the new Jeep Cherokee has a new available 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four cylinder engine with modern start/stop. Promoting better fuel economy for a Jeep Cherokee family that currently doesn’t provide outstanding MPG (25 MPG combined on the 2018 version).

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee will come standard with a 2.4-liter Tigershark engine with 180 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. The next tier available is a 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 engine, which provides 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque as well. And the latest edition to the Cherokee family is the all-new 2.0L engine option, which increases fuel economy and cranks out 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. A noticeable change for a brand that hopes to gain more of a following with this gas saving engine.

Though the nine-speed automatic carries over from the previous year, there’s new software that helps overall driveability for the new engine option. The overall weight of the vehicle is lowered by 200 pounds to improve performance and driving efficiency, as a new polymer tailgate is among the changes that help shave off some weight. Lighter weight provides for a faster pick-up and better fuel economy as well.

The new 2019 Jeep Cherokee has been remodeled to provide more cargo space, increasing available storage space to around 4 cubic feet. This allows ample space for items like golf clubs to go in your Cherokee easily as opposed to being stored at an awkward angle.

Cosmetic changes from the Jeep and the grille go back to this generation’s first frontal facelift back in 2013. The traditional headlamps changed from the flat Jeep front-end round headlamps to a nice curvy front and the new 2019 Cherokee model has added a larger grille with LED headlamps and daytime running lights with a new hood and different fender design, while keeping the Cherokee’s unique look.

Other features added to the 2019 Cherokee trims include Overland trim receiving new chrome steel tow hooks. The back end of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is also different. With a cool design that’s slightly different than the previous edition, curving at the ends.

Another new feature includes the hands-free power liftgate and a new interior center console resigned for the 2019 edition. Subtle features that often go unnoticed, but we’ve caught them all and can’t wait to share them with you when you join us for a future test-drive!

Visit Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram for all the latest Jeep vehicles and servicing. We’re home to some of the finest professionals that ensure you will love your new vehicle. We’ll be receiving the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee later this year, so be sure to stay tuned.

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How-to Remove and Install the Soft-Top on Jeep Wrangler

As the brand known for taking people to where they need to go regardless of terrain, Jeep has always been a popular vehicle among surfers. To make the relationship between the Jeep brand and surfers a little more solid, the Jeep brand partnered up with the World Surf League a few years back and the partnership has been growing ever since.

Recently, a couple pro surfers, Courtney Conlogue and Malia Manuel, worked with Jeep to make a few videos showing the step-by-step process of how to remove and install a Jeep Wrangler’s soft-top.

How-to Remove the Soft Top

Removing the Soft Top is a bit easier as it requires a lot of unzipping and minimal heavy lifting.

  • Step One
    • Release the header latches by unclipping the sun visors and leave it open for the moment
  • Step Two
    • Remove the swing gate bar by opening the swing gate and side panels
  • Step Three
    • Unzip and remove the rear window panel
  • Step Four
    • Expose the side window panel zipper by opening up the velcro and then unzip to remove them
      • Tip: Store panels vertically to avoid scratching
  • Step Five
    • Untuck the sail panels from the corners and fold them on the top
  • Step Six
    • Fold down the soft top in a “W” shape and make sure to carefully secure it before driving
  • Step Seven – Final Step
    • Secure the side bows using the velcro straps

How-to Install the Soft Top

  • Step One
    • Release the header latches underneath the sun visors from the loops on the windshield frame
  • Step Two
    • In order to install the rear door rails, insert the door frame pin into the hole located at the top of the body side behind the rear door opening
    • Soft top will later click to each door frame
  • Step Three
    • Position and push the top of the door frame onto the metal sport bar
  • Step Four
    • In order to clip the front of the door rail over the sidebar, put the front of the door frame in the rubber seal located at the top of the windshield
  • Step Five
    • Secure and tighten both knobs, starting with the front first, and repeat for both sides.
  • Step Six
    • Loosen the rear sunrider straps and carefully raise the side bows up and forward until it reaches the windshield then lock in place
  • Step Seven
    • After raising the soft top from the rear, slide it all the way forward until it locks.
    • Flip down the Header Latches and insert into the windshield slots – do not close the Header Latches yet.
  • Step Eight
    • Carefully pull the Sail Panels, at the rear of the vehicle, over the Four Bow. Then, slide them forward into the rear
  • Step Nine
    • Using the velcro edge, secure the top rear corner of the rear quarter window into place. Zip the window open about two inches starting at the forward edge.
  • Step Ten
    • To install the back windows, zip the window completely closed and put the velcro cover back in place. Repeat for the other side
      • Tip: Before zipping the window, tuck in the door rail retainer. Then, turn and tuck the “U” shaped slot into the c-pillar groove
  • Step Eleven
    • While making sure the Sail Panels are somewhat released, set the Rear Window in the Swing Gate and zip from the left side first.  
  • Step Twelve
    • Roll the swing gate bar back into the brackets
      • Tip: To help tuck the rear window retainers into the tailgate retainers and sail panels into the body side, pull down on the four bow.
  • Step Thirteen – Final Step
    • Close the header latches and clip the sun visors in place

Stop by Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep located in Miami, FL to test drive a Jeep Wrangler today or visit our website for available 2018 Jeep Wrangler inventory in Kendall.

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Compact SUV Comparison: 2018 Jeep Cherokee v. 2018 Toyota RAV4

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Compact SUVs are one of the most popular vehicle classes right now. Compact SUVs not only offer the convenience of a spacious cabin for cargo and passengers, but their compact size makes them easy and fun to drive. Two great contenders in the compact SUV class are the Toyota RAV4 and the Jeep Cherokee, and though they have some similarities, they both have some differences. Here’s a closer look.

Engine and Performance

Taking a closer look, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee has a 2.4-liter engine with 9-speed transmission that can provide up to 184 horsepower and the Toyota RAV4 is equipped with a 2.5-liter engine with 6-speed transmission that produces 176 horsepower. While the difference in horsepower isn’t huge, the Cherokee does produce more horsepower than the RAV4.

The Jeep Cherokee is available with a four-wheel-drive system and the Toyota RAV4 is available with an all-wheel-drive system. While both systems provide excellent support in ice or snow, four-wheel-drive systems are a little more favorable among people that like to off-road.

Both vehicles are fairly similar when driving both on and off-road, in terms of stability and handling, neither vehicle holds an edge over the other.

Size

The 2018 RAV4 and Jeep Cherokee are both five-passenger compact SUVs and are nearly identical in terms of length, width and height. However, the cabin of the Jeep Cherokee offers backseat passengers a lot more legroom than the Toyota RAV4. The Jeep Cherokee has 40.3 inches of legroom for backseat passengers and the Toyota RAV4 has 37.2 inches, which is 3.1 inches less than the Cherokee and that makes a big difference for tall passengers.

Interior

Interior features of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee include the Uconnect infotainment system with color touch screen displays to control everything from the AM/FM radio, CD player and a slot for SD cards allows for MP3s to play, with controls to change your music from the steering wheel for hands free use. You can use the Bluetooth hands-free system to keep your focus on driving while you use the Integrated Voice Command to make phone calls.

The Entune navigation system for the RAV4 includes voice recognition and navigation features, including Bluetooth technology and hands free calling with almost any smartphone.

Safety

Safety features for both vehicles include 4-wheel anti-lock braking systems with stability and traction control. The Jeep Cherokee however does include in the event of a collision the Enhanced Accident Response System, which shuts off the engine, unlocks every door and cuts fuel flow. This is not a feature with the Toyota RAV4.

Price

When it comes to comparing the prices of the base trims of each model, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude MSRP starting at $23,495 (plus destination fee) is slightly more affordable than the 2018 Toyota RAV4 LE (MSRP starting at $24,410 (plus destination fee). When it comes to comparing the prices of the top trims offered by each model, there is a bit of a price difference and the Cherokee is more affordable. The top Jeep Cherokee 4×2 trim is the Cherokee Overland, which has a starting MSRP of $34,095 (plus destination fee), however, the top Jeep Cherokee 4×4 trim is the Cherokee Limited 4×4 and it has a starting MSRP of $31,295 (plus destination fee). The Toyota RAV4’s top 4×2 trim is the RAV4 Platinum and it has a starting price of $34,750 (plus destination fee) and the top 4×4 trim is the RAV4 Platinum AWD and it has a starting MSRP of $36,150 (plus destination fee).

More luxurious and higher-performance at a lower cost, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee outshines the 2018 Toyota RAV4. Consider the 2018 Jeep Cherokee when you visit Kendall Dodge Jeep Chrysler Ram today!

When considering buying or leasing a Jeep Cherokee or any Jeep vehicle, let Kendall Jeep be your first choice. Located at 13355 SW 137th Avenue, Miami, FL 33186, we promise you will absolutely love shopping for a new or used vehicle. View our Jeep inventory and our used vehicle inventory.

Whether if it’s to get your current vehicle running like the day it was new or if you are just looking for a reliable place to visit for future repair and maintenance needs, the Kendall DCJR Service Department is a great resource. Learn about all that we can offer at our professional vehicle service center in Miami, FL today!

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