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2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited

2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited

January 26, 2012 , Auburn Hills – For 2012, Ram Truck will expand its model lineup by adding the new, top-of-the-line Ram Laramie Limited. Read the rest of this entry »

Moparized Jeep Wrangler

Moparized Jeep Wrangler


2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

  • More fuel-efficient, more powerful and more capable Jeep® Wrangler recognized with esteemed award from leading off-road enthusiast magazine
  • “Four Wheeler of the Year” is Jeep Wrangler’s 8th award in recent weeks
  • Jeep Wrangler boasts dramatically improved on-road performance and even more off-road prowess for 2012
  • New 3.6-liter V-6 engine improves Wrangler’s fuel efficiency – up to 21 miles per gallon – with a 40-percent increase in horsepower and a 10-percent increase in torque
  • Wrangler succeeds Jeep Grand Cherokee as “Four Wheeler of the Year
  • Jeep Wrangler sales up 29 percent for the year; November marked sixth consecutive monthly sales record

December 1, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The new 2012 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon – the most capable production vehicle on the planet – has been named “Four Wheeler of the Year” by Four Wheeler magazine. The award is given annually by the editors of the opinion-leading off-road enthusiast magazine.

“The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon owned nearly all aspects of off-road testing during our annual ‘Four Wheeler of the Year’ competition. The grueling 1,000-mile trek put each contending vehicle through its paces in several on- and off-road environments, including high-speed graded roads, jagged rocks, shifting sand dunes, and more. The universal do-all capability of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon allowed it to outperform the other competing 4x4s, making it our 2012 Four Wheeler of the Year award winner.”

John Cappa
Four Wheeler Editor

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

To qualify for the competition, entries had to be entirely new or have substantial mechanical revisions from a previous model year. Testing was conducted over more than a thousand miles on a variety of terrain, including pavement, gravel, dirt, sand, rocks and mud, at elevations ranging from sea level to more than 9,000 feet.

“By earning the respected ‘Four Wheeler of the Year’ award, consumers – and particularly the most die-hard off-road enthusiasts – can be assured that the new 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has established an even higher level of unmatched capability. We are delighted the influential editors of ‘Four Wheeler’ magazine have recognized Wrangler’s new level of capability, along with its improved power, torque and fuel efficiency.”

Mike Manley
President and CEO – Jeep Brand
Chrysler Group LLC

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon “Four Wheeler of the Year” award comes a year after the Jeep Grand Cherokee – the premium icon of the brand – captured the award, and less than two years after the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon was named the Best 4×4 vehicle of the 2000-2009 decade by Four Wheeler magazine.

The “Four Wheeler of the Year” award is the latest in a list of awards the new 2012 Jeep Wrangler has received since its introduction in September. Other recent Wrangler accolades include:

  • 4×4 of the Year, Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine
  • Mid-size SUV of Texas, Texas Auto Writers Association
  • Best Value Off-Road, Active Lifestyle Vehicle (ALV) award
  • Hottest 4×4 SUV, Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) award
  • ALG Residual Value Award – Best Compact Utility Vehicle
  • Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com Best Resale Value Award, Compact Utility Vehicle
  • Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com Best Resale Value Award, Top-10 Cars

For the 2011 calendar year, Jeep Wrangler sales are up 29 percent in the U.S. November marked Wrangler’s sixth consecutive year-over-year monthly sales record.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

New 2012 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – becomes even more capable both on- and off-road for 2012, courtesy of an all-new, more fuel efficient and more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine, and a new five-speed automatic transmission – both of which it shares with the award-winning Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Chrysler Group’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine – winner of the prestigious Ward’s 10 Best Engines award – delivers 285 horsepower (209 kW) and 260 (353 N•m) lb.-ft. of torque, while delivering up to 21 miles per gallon highway in the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The improvement, when compared to the previous 3.8-liter V-6 engine, is 40 percent in horsepower and 10 percent in torque.

Additionally, for refined shifting and greater performance, the Jeep Wrangler migrates from a four-speed to a new five-speed automatic transmission. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler also features the company’s first application of a manual transmission to the Pentastar V-6.

Jeep continues to refine the successful Wrangler formula by combining legendary, benchmark capability with an interior that delivers rich styling with significantly upgraded touch surfaces, occupant comfort and versatility, and a premium appearance courtesy of a body color hard top for the popular Sahara and Rubicon models.

2012 Jeep Wrangler interior highlights include a recently redesigned instrument panel and storage areas with improved ergonomics and upgraded materials. A lockable console and upgraded door armrest areas boast comfortable touch points, while a redesigned center stack is easier to reach and operate. Heated, power mirrors are available, and drivers and passengers enjoy enhanced visibility courtesy of large rear windows.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

Jeep Brand

Built on 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all six Jeep models are sold outside North America – and all are available in right-hand drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.

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September 1, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Jeep® brand and Activision Publishing, Inc. today announced that Jeep has been named exclusive automotive partner of Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 3®, the year’s most anticipated entertainment launch, which will be released on November 8. This marks a second chapter in a joint promotion that Jeep and Activision began last year.

As part of these efforts, Jeep also announced that it will produce the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition. Available in Jeep showrooms this November, the new limited-edition Jeep Wrangler will be available in both two-door and four-door (Jeep Wrangler Unlimited) models.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty:  MW3 Special Edition

2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition

“The Jeep brand’s partnership with Activision allows us to combine our new, more powerful, more exciting and more fuel-efficient Jeep Wrangler with the latest version of one of the most popular gaming experiences in the world. This opportunity enables us to demonstrate Jeep Wrangler’s unique combination of fun, capability and performance to a broad and growing group of consumers.”

Mike Manley
President and CEO
Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC

The presence of a Jeep Wrangler in the game is a natural fit, including an in-game integration into the epic single-player storyline of “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” a Spec-Ops level and the title’s much anticipated multiplayer experience.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty:  MW3 Special Edition

2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition

“We are very excited to extend our partnership with Jeep, which not only marries two of the world’s most iconic brands – Jeep Wrangler and Call of Duty – but also creates a number of unique consumer touch points. The Jeep Wrangler perfectly embodies the authenticity and dynamic energy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and our teams have worked hard to create an integrated partnership that enhances both brands.”

Tim Ellis
Chief Marketing Officer for Activision

2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition

2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty:  MW3 Special Edition

2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition is based on the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model and features Rubicon wheels finished in semi-gloss black. Available in Black or Bright Silver, the exterior features “Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition” graphics on the front fenders and spare tire cover.

The vehicle also features a unique “power-dome” hood, along with such Mopar® accessories as a winch-ready front bumper, rear bumper, rock rails, taillamp guards and a fuel-filler door. Inspired by the most recent version of Activision’s popular “Call of Duty” games, the new limited-edition Wrangler delivers legendary Jeep capability, aggressive 32-inch off-road tires, live axles with locking differentials in the front and rear, and a two-speed transfer case.

Available dealer-installed Mopar performance parts include a Warn winch, 2-inch lift kit and classic five-spoke wheels.

Interior appointments include model-specific black seats with accent stitching and Call of Duty logos, unique gauge cluster graphics, dashboard serialized plaque, dashboard grab handle with logo, accent stitching on arm rest, console lid, and steering wheel, Mopar Slush Mats with logo, and rear cargo mat with logo (Unlimited only).

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler

2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty:  MW3 Special Edition

2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition

Jeep Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – becomes even more capable both on- and off-road for 2012, courtesy of an all-new, more fuel efficient and more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine, and a new five-speed automatic transmission – both of which it shares with the award-winning Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Chrysler Group’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine – winner of the prestigious Ward’s 10 Best Engines award – delivers 285 horsepower (209 kW) and 260 (353 N•m) lb.-ft. of torque, while delivering up to 21 miles per gallon highway in the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The improvement, when compared to the previous 3.8-liter V-6 engine, is 40 percent in horsepower and 10 percent in torque.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty:  MW3 Special Edition

2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition

Additionally, for refined shifting and greater performance, the Jeep Wrangler migrates from a four-speed to a new five-speed automatic transmission. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler also features the company’s first application of a manual transmission to the Pentastar V-6.

Jeep continues to refine the successful Wrangler formula by combining legendary, benchmark capability with an interior that delivers rich styling with significantly upgraded touch surfaces, occupant comfort and versatility, and a premium appearance courtesy of a body color hard top for the popular Sahara and Rubicon models.

2012 Jeep Wrangler interior highlights include a recently redesigned instrument panel and storage areas with improved ergonomics and upgraded materials. A lockable console and upgraded door armrest areas boast comfortable touch points, while a redesigned center stack is easier to reach and operate. Heated, power mirrors are available, and drivers and passengers enjoy enhanced visibility courtesy of large rear windows.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty:  MW3 Special Edition

2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition

Jeep Brand

Built on 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup includes Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models are sold outside North America – and all are available in right-hand drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty:  MW3 Special Edition

2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, http://www.activision.com.

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  • New advertising campaign for the Jeep® Grand Cherokee’s begins today with print, broadcast and digital efforts
  • The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee has received 30 awards from prominent automotive journalist associations, print/on-line/television media outlets and industry organizations
  • 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers ultimate combination of real-world 4×4 capability, on-road refinement, fuel efficiency, premium craftsmanship, safety, technology and innovation

July 18, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Since its introduction, the 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee has captured 30 awards from an array of opinion-leading publications, television and on-line media outlets, journalist associations and industry organizations making it the most awarded SUV ever. The Jeep brand is celebrating the vehicle’s award-worthy success by kicking off an all-new advertising campaign today that will feature, for the first time, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit model. The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee continues to evolve and carve out a refined and unique place in the automotive marketplace, the numerous awards and claims are proof that this legendary icon only continues to improve.

“When the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee debuted, it made a tremendous impact not only in the full size SUV category but, within the automotive marketplace, its success has been broadly acknowledged. It is a vehicle that has proven the test of time and has continued to elevate its game to compete not only within its traditional SUV segment but beyond. The Jeep Grand Cherokee continues to deliver a unique blend of on-road refinement, superb craftsmanship, world-class design, improved fuel economy, innovative features, legendary real-world 4×4 capability and great value.”

-Mike Manley, President and CEO
Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC

The advertising campaign begins with the return of the USA Today cover wrap – a full four-page advertisement that was an integral part of the launch of the vehicle one year ago. This year’s ad lauds the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee as “The Most Awarded SUV Ever.”

Television commercials highlight the awarded Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit model with its leather interior testing that is better than the Lexus RX350, as well as the vehicle’s impressive 500-mile-per-tank driving range that delivers better highway fuel economy than the Honda Pilot EX – taking a new approach to celebrating this highly lauded vehicle.

Broadcast commercials include the following:

Jeep Grand Cherokee "Tee Time" Commercial

Jeep Grand Cherokee "Tee Time" Commercial

“Tee Time”

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee maintains a best-in-class driving range of more than 500-miles per tank, enabling its drivers and passengers to travel from Pebble Beach to Los Angeles on a single tank. This humorous spot teases that even though your Jeep Grand Cherokee can make that long stretch without filling up, we’re not sure that can be said about its owner.

Jeep Grand Cherokee "Sandbox" Commercial

Jeep Grand Cherokee "Sandbox" Commercial

“Sandbox”

The luxurious interior of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee has everything it needs to play in the same sandbox as other luxury SUVs. With the Selec-Terrain™ Vehicle Management System, other luxury SUVs do not have the true “capability” to play in our sandbox.

Jeep Grand Cherokee "Lower" Commercial

Jeep Grand Cherokee "Lower" Commercial

“Lower”

Thanks to the advanced technology found in the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the Quadra Lift™ Air Suspension System, you can clearly raise your standards while lowering fuel consumption.

Jeep Grand Cherokee "Luxury For All" Commercial

Jeep Grand Cherokee "Luxury For All" Commercial

“Luxury for All”

The luxurious interior of the Jeep Grand Cherokee for rear seat passengers is a story all of its own. The Jeep brand designed and crafted the vehicle with such attention to detail to ensure that luxury was something everyone would notice. As a result, the Jeep grand Cherokee Overland Summit model was named one of Wards’s “10 Best Interiors” this year.

The comprehensive campaign will complement the broadcast creative and speak to the luxurious interior of the Overland Summit and the 500-mile driving range of the new Pentastar V-6 engine. Media placement elements include network and cable television teamed with a full digital and social media strategy and CRM efforts. Creative efforts were developed by Global Hue, Southfield, Mich., the Jeep brand’s lead advertising agency.

To see more commercials and read about the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, visit the Jeep brand website and Jeep brand Facebook page.

Sandbox

Jeep Grand Cherokee "Sandbox" Commercial

The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee has captured the following awards:

  • 4×4 Australia Magazine: 4×4 of the Year
  • Auto123.com: Mid-size Utility of the Year
  • Auto Bild allrad: Best Imported 4×4 (between 40,000 and 60,000 Euros)
  • AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards: Premium Mid-size SUV category
  • AutoWeek: Best of the Best 2011 Truck
  • Car and Driver: 2011 Editors’ Choice Awards/Mid-size SUVs
  • Car and Driver: Best Performer – Interior Sound Level
  • Car Middle East Magazine: Family Car of the Year
  • Consumers Digest: Best Buy
  • Decisive Media: Urban Wheel award – 2011 Urban Truck of the Year
  • Detroit News: Truck of the Year
  • Four Wheeler magazine: Four Wheeler of the Year
  • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS): Top Safety Pick
  • Internet Truck of the Year (2011)
  • Kelley Blue Book: 2011 Top 10 Family Cars
  • Motoring 2011: 2011 SUV/SUV Over $40,000 award
  • Motorweek: Drivers’ Choice Award
  • msn.Autos: Safest Cars in America/Safest Sport Utility Vehicle
  • New England Motor Press Association: Official Winter Vehicle of New England
  • Northwest Automotive Press Association: Best SUV
  • Northwest Automotive Press Association: Best Off-road SUV
  • Playboy: Best SUV
  • Popular Mechanics: Automotive Excellence award – Off-road Ability
  • Ruedas ESPN: Best SUV
  • Rocky Mountain Automotive Press Association: Best SUV
  • Society of Plastics Engineers: Environmental Innovation award
  • Texas Auto Writers Association: SUV of Texas
  • Texas Auto Writers Association: Full-size SUV of Texas
  • Ward’s: 10 Best Interiors
  • Utah Rides: 2011 Truck/SUV of the Year
Jeep Grand Cherokee "Tee Time" Commercial

Jeep Grand Cherokee "Tee Time" Commercial

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Nearly two decades ago, Jeep invented the premium SUV segment with the introduction of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. More than 4 million sales later, Jeep improves the formula and delivers the ultimate combination of Jeep 4×4 capability and on-road refinement with the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee boasts premium on-road performance while maintaining the Jeep brand‘s legendary four-wheel-drive, torque-on-demand two-speed transfer case and towing capability. Capability features include a choice of three 4×4 systems, a new Jeep Selec-Terrain™ system and a new Jeep Quadra-Lift™ air suspension system. New front and rear independent suspension systems deliver premium on-road handling and comfort.

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers improved fuel economy (up to 23 mpg) and a driving range of more than 500 miles, courtesy of Chrysler Group’s all-new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine.

Jeep Grand Cherokee’s unique combination also includes a stunning new design, a world-class interior cabin, more than 45 safety and security features, and a variety of advanced technology features.

Jeep Grand Cherokee "Tee Time" Commercial

Jeep Grand Cherokee "Tee Time" Commercial

Jeep Brand

Built on 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all six Jeep models are sold outside North America – and all are available in right-hand drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine

July 8, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The most powerful, technologically advanced, high-performance Jeep® vehicle ever – the all-new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8® will participate in the 2011 Bullrun road rally with professional race driver Robby Gordon behind the wheel. Not available until the third-quarter of this year, the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 will be a stand out amongst the other entries typically consisting of exotic sport and luxury vehicles.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the capabilities of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. With Robby Gordon pushing the limits, the world will see that the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 really is the ultimate performance SUV. Never before has there been such an expression of Jeep capability and utility, world-class performance, luxury and refinement, and advanced innovative technology in one vehicle.”

-Mike Manley

President and CEO
Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is equipped with Chrysler Group’s all-new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology that delivers an estimated 470 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque – an improvement of 45 horsepower and 45 lb.-ft. torque over the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces. The best handling Jeep vehicle ever features a new SRT-tuned, adaptive damping suspension managed by the new Jeep Selec-Track system that interacts with several different systems (stability control, adaptive damping, transmission shift strategy, transfer case torque proportioning, Electronic Limited Slip Differential performance, throttle control and cylinder de-activation) to automatically tune the dynamics of the vehicle.

The Bullrun Live Rally is the most glamorous and high profile of the new breed of high-end luxury lifestyle automotive rallies. Each year, a hundred of the world’s finest super-cars embark on an epic eight-day rolling party across the USA – bringing together a celebrity strewn cast of characters for an unforgettable adventure. Participants start each day not knowing where they will be heading next. This year’s rally takes place from July 8th- July 15th starting in Las Vegas, Nev. and ending in Miami, Fla.

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

About Jeep Brand

Built on 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all six Jeep models are sold outside North America – and all are available in right-hand drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.

15,000 views on Chrysler Catchall!

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We’ve Reached 15,000 Views!

In other Chrysler Catchall news, last night we crossed the 15,000 mark with our view count! In a little over 6 months, we’ve gone from scratch to where we are now. We really appreciate everyone who reads our blog, and want to say thank you! Thanks to all of you for helping make this a reality!

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July 5, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – This Week in Motorsports is a video recap of weekend motor sports events in NASCAR, the Nationwide series and other competitions under the Chrysler LLC banner.

On Tuesday, Edmunds.com named the Ram 1500 to its 2011 list of Consumers’ Top RatedSM vehicles. In naming it Best Large Light-Duty Truck, Edmunds.com praised the Ram 1500‘s appealing combination of capability and style.
2011 Dodge Ram Laramie Long Horn

2011 Dodge Ram Laramie Long Horn

“It’s got the looks, the muscles and the talent. Specifically, the Ram 1500 is undeniably handsome and has everything you need in a tough work truck while also providing its passengers with a welcoming cabin. The powerful engine lineup includes a brawny Hemi V8 that can accelerate a four-wheel-drive Ram 1500 Crew Cab to 60 mph in less than 8 seconds and tow over 10,000 pounds. Meanwhile, the interior is impressive both in its sound ergonomic design and high overall quality.”
-The Editors of Edmunds.com

In naming Ram 1500 a Top Rated vehicle, Edmunds.com cited several examples of positive owner feedback, as well.

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn

“I like the interior features and amenities,” said one owner. “The ride is very nice. It has plenty of storage. So far, I’ve been pleased with the fuel economy, being a full-size pickup.”

“I am extremely pleased with it,” said another. “It has the center console and back-up camera that is more helpful than I would have thought. I’m also very happy with the factory spray-in bedliner.”

2011 Ram Outdoorsman

2011 Ram Outdoorsman

Edmunds.com’s 2011 Consumers’ Top Rated vehicles are those that received the highest average ratings from site visitors as of May 31, 2011. Edmunds.com aims to collect real-world feedback from actual owners, with reviewers site required to provide the car or truck’s VIN number in order to rate the vehicle.

All 2011 vehicle models that received the required minimum number of consumer ratings were eligible. Vehicles are categorized by price using the lowest available base MSRP (i.e., the price of the least expensive trim level, without any options) for each vehicle as of May 31, 2011.

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn

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Jeep Wrangler Fording Water

Jeep Wrangler Fording Water

Thursday, June 2, 2011,  Alan and Jackie Ellis-When you own a Jeep® brand vehicle, it’s hard to resist the urge to take your vehicle off-road. We bought our Jeep vehicle to not only experience the adventure lifestyle, but also to go places without the benefit of a paved road. Trail Rated® Jeep brand vehicles offer that opportunity. So with the next series of articles, we’ll talk about some basic off-roading techniques and how you can safely enjoy your Jeep 4×4 on the trail. Off-roading can involve many different types of obstacles, each one presenting different challenges for both the driver and the vehicle. Water fording and driving in mud are two obstacles that are fun and exciting if done properly and safely.

Knowing how to ford water and get through mud is a useful skill for every off-road driver. Almost every off-roading area in the United States (including the desert) will eventually have a place where you will need to cross a stream, ford a large water obstacle, or drive through mud. The two primary concerns for water and mud obstacles are safety and potential damage to your vehicle.

Jeep Wrangler Fording Water

Jeep Wrangler Fording Water

Water Obstacles: Crossing streams and water obstacles are fun and exciting! While you’ve probably seen drivers speed up and roar across a stream, it may not be the smartest thing to do in certain situations….especially through an unknown water obstacle. The first thing you’ll need to know is your own vehicle’s capability. It is important to check your owner’s manual to determine your vehicle’s maximum water fording depth. As an example, a 2010 Trail Rated® Jeep Wrangler’s maximum water depth is 30 inches at speeds under 5 mph, and a 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee is 20 inches for standing water and 9 inches for flowing water, both under 5 mph. If you don’t have your manual handy when you get to the water, a general rule of thumb is that water up to the bottom of the bumper is a safe depth to cross to avoid damage (but some models may be lower). Water that is too deep can cause damage to the engine, transmission, differentials, and electronics.

Once you arrive at the water crossing, use a long stick to determine initial water depth, or get out and walk out into the stream if it is not too swift and can be done safely. Put your vehicle in 4WD Low, drive slowly, and be ready to back off if the water gets too deep. Watch for large rocks or holes that may appear as you cross. It’s also important to remember to keep moving at all times and not to stop mid-stream. Never cross a water obstacle without another vehicle to assist with recovery equipment if needed. After crossing, use your brakes lightly until they dry out. If necessary have your vehicle inspected to check for water in the differential or transmission.

Jeep Wrangler Fording Water

Jeep Wrangler Hittin' Some Mud

Mud: Usually, if there is water present, there will also be mud. Mud can also take us by surprise as it can sometimes be camouflaged by other debris. Or….maybe you just want to go mudding! Either way, mud can be a fun challenge on an off-road trail. Unlike water (where you can sometimes see the depth), the depth of mud can be hard to judge. You can get seriously stuck in mud, so it’s essential to make sure you have recovery equipment and another vehicle close by to pull you out if needed.

Do not proceed if there are no tracks on the other side of the mud hole. The important thing about mud is to make sure you’re in 4WD low, avoid excessively spinning the tires, and KEEP MOVING. Beware of the middle of deep ruts where you could easily high-center. If you start to get bogged down, slightly turn your steering wheel from side to side to gain more traction while continuing forward momentum. Once you get back to civilization, use a pressure washer to clean the underside of your vehicle to get rid of excess weight and prevent corrosion.

Water and mud can be fun and challenging off-roading obstacles. By keeping these tips in mind, you can enjoy your Trail Rated® Jeep vehicle as it was meant to be used without compromising safety and without damaging your vehicle. Do you like water and mud obstacles? Where is a great place in your area where water and mud can be enjoyed with your Jeep brand vehicle?

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