The All-New 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan is Here for Your Family

 
If you're looking for a minivan to drive your family through the streets of Tallassee, AL, you're going to want to check out the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan. 

Performance
The 2020 Grand Caravan is available in 3 trim levels: SE, SE Plus, and SXT. All trims come with a 3.6-liter V6 gas engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and the drivetrain is front wheel drive. The engine produces a horsepower of 283 and 260 lb-ft of torque. It has an EPA fuel economy rating of 17/25/20 city/highway/combined mpg and fuel tank capacity of 20 gallons. The 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan offers a maximum towing capacity of 3600 lbs. Balanced suspension helps to absorb most road imperfections, allowing for a comfortable drive.       
The minivan has a bulky front hood with a black grille and halogen quad headlights that are integrated with daytime running lights. The base trim features 17" steel wheels while the other trims have 17" alloy wheels. Sliding doors adorn both sides of the minivan, which is 202.8" long and 67.9" in height, with a wheelbase of 121.2". There are 6 exterior color options to choose from.   

Interiors
The 2020 Grand Caravan can seat up to 7 people, and there's ample headroom and legroom available. 
  • Front headroom: 39.8"  
  • Rear headroom: 39.3"
  • Front legroom: 40.7"
  • Rear legroom: 36.5"
An 8-way power adjustable driver's seat is available on SE Plus and SXT trims. SE Plus trim features all-black interiors with silver stitching done on the cloth upholstered seats.  The base trim also has black cloth upholstery, but the door panels and dash are light graystone. The top trim features black leatherette upholstery that comes with silver accent stitching or is featured in a black/light graystone combo. Total cargo space available is 140.3 cubic feet behind 1st row; 78.9 cubic feet behind 2nd row and 31.1 cubic feet behind the last row.  

Infotainment and safety
There's a 6.5" touchscreen and a 6-speaker sound system that offers FM/AM radio and is compatible with DVD/CD/MP3. SE Plus and SXT trims are equipped with Uconnect Hands-Free Group, which has SiriusXM radio connectivity, audio controls for the steering wheel, and voice command.  

Safety features available include:
  • 7 standard airbags
  • Cruise control
  • Child seat anchor system
  • Rear-view camera
  • Trailer sway damping
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Electronic stability control
Come check out the all-new 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan at the Tallassee CJD dealership in Tallassee, AL. Our dealership is open to customers from Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka as well.
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How Often Should You Do Tire Rotation and Balance?

 

Tire rotation and balancing are important services that every car owner must take seriously. By going in for regular rotation and balancing of your car tires, you can be confident that your car is always in great shape and also ensure your safety on the road. 

The regularity of tire rotation and balancing may vary depending on which vehicle you have. Different factors such as the make, model, manufacturer, etc. may come into play. When you buy your car, you will receive an owner's manual where the recommended rotation schedule will be provided by the manufacturer. 

For most vehicles, a tire rotation and balancing is recommended after every six months, or after every 6,000 to 8,000 miles that you drive. So, it is more or less similar to how often you have to change your oil. Every time you bring in your vehicle for an oil change, it is suggested that you also rotate and balance your tires. 

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Tire Rotation And Balancing 

Tire rotation, as the name suggests, involves the process of removing your car tires from their current positions and then moving them to other positions. For example, you may switch your front tires for your back tires. 

The other process, tire balancing, involves correcting the positions of the wheels and tires, and sometimes, small weights may be attached to the tires or wheels. The goal is to ensure an even distribution of the combined weight of all the wheels and tires.

This may seem like a very simple process but it does a lot for your safety on the road. The more miles that your car has traveled, the more work that your tires do, and the more uneven they become. This imbalance causes your car to shake and vibrate, giving you an extremely uncomfortable ride. 

With tire rotation and balancing, you can ensure that your tires are properly balanced and that their weight is evenly distributed so you can have a smooth and seamless ride. 

At Tallassee CJD, we offer our customers excellent tire rotation and balancing.

As a dealership located in Tallassee, AL, we are just a short drive from neighboring cities like Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka, and have been serving customers from these areas as well.

Feel free to give us a visit for tire rotation and balancing carried out by experienced technicians. 

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Ram Trucks For Sale In Tallassee, AL

 
Ram has become a truck brand that epitomizes quality and durability, and it's no wonder that such a reputation has led to Ram trucks being sold like hotcakes. From the Ram 1500 to the Ram 2500, you'll find plenty of different Ram trucks in the market. Read on to know why buying Ram trucks is in your best interest.

If you like what you're about to read, visit us at Tallassee Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Tallassee, for a closer view at a variety of Ram trucks.

A Vast Array Of Features
Every Ram truck consists of a wide variety of features that make each truck not just a necessity, but a luxury as well. High-end variants such as Big Horn/Lonestar and Laramie always deliver when it comes to features, and some of their highlights include leather upholstery along with top-of-the-line features to facilitate incredible performance.

Long-lasting Trucks
It doesn't matter if you buy the newer Ram 3500 or Ram 4500, or the older variants. All Ram trucks are known for their durability, and once you buy one, you can easily expect it to last for a decade or two at least. What makes Ram trucks special is their 98% combination of lightweight aluminum and high-strength steel.

Towing Capacity
If you want unparalleled towing capacity, look no further than Ram trucks. The Ram Rebel, a special edition model, is able to handle upwards of 10,000 pounds when it comes to towing. For the most high-end towing capabilities, you can go for the 2020 Ram 3500, which can handle over 35,000 pounds. All in all, when you buy a Ram truck, you are guaranteed to get towing features that you need and want.

For many years, Ram has set the standards for trucks and it is undoubtedly the brand to choose if you want a truck that incorporates both power and luxury. 

For a closer look at a wide variety of Ram trucks, including the brand's limited edition models, visit us at Tallassee Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Tallassee AL.

 Source: RAM
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2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Interior Review

 
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is a 4 door model, one of the most popular in the Jeep line-up, that's available in the following trim levels:
  • Sport 
  • Sport S
  • Black and Tan 4x4
  • Willys
  • Freedom

Latest Features
The stylish exteriors and high performance of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited are sure to turn some heads in Tallassee, AL. In addition to this, the interiors offer comfort and come equipped with features that will keep you entertained and safe as you cruise through the streets. 

Cloth upholstery is the go-to standard for interiors except on 1 or 2 trim levels, and there's a lot of steel as well as plastic on display. Its style is down to earth and its rugged nature makes it ideal for those looking for a more hands-on SUV vehicle. 

The flat dashboard is placed close to the front seats, providing easy accessibility to the vehicle's controls. There's a special roof design that features an integrated roll bar, and fans of the Wrangler are likely to appreciate the branding done on the seats as well as surfaces. 

Five people can be seated in the cabin space of the Wrangler Unlimited and it's easy to access the seats through its 4-door design. There's ample legroom and headroom:

  • Front legroom: 41.2"
  • Front headroom: 40.7" 
  • Rear legroom: 38.3"
  • Rear headroom: 40.2" 

The headroom can even be increased by lopping off the roof. There's a 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat on all models, and the higher trims feature heated front seats and automatic climate control. Good visibility is possible because of high seat placement. 

Standard cloth upholstery is available in black or heritage tan on most trims, but the Freedom trim offers black leather upholstery with cloth inserts. Trunk space available is 31.7 cubic feet, and folding the rear seats offers 72.4 cubic feet. A lockable glove compartment, pair of cup-holders, and center armrest cubby are also available. 

There's a 5" Uconnect 3 touchscreen display with Bluetooth connectivity that is paired with an 8-speaker audio system. You can upgrade to a 7" Uconnect 4 on which Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, and SiriusXM are standard. Higher trims have an 8.4" touchscreen, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, and HD Radio that's paired with a 9-speaker Alpine premium audio system. It also comes with a variety of safety features that will keep you protected on the road.    

If you live in Montgomery, Auburn, or Weptumka, feel free to drop by our Tallassee CJD dealership in Tallassee, AL, for the best offers on the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. 

Source: Jeep
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8 Upgrades To Consider for your Chrysler 300

 
Do you regret not booking the most premium Chrysler 300 model? Not to worry! There are several upgrades you can invest in that will give you both a look and feel of a luxury car.
Here are our favorite top 8 upgrades for your Chrysler 300:

1. Custom Aftermarket Grille
Give your Chrysler 300 an instant facelift with a front grille. The front defines your vehicle's personality. It also creates the first and most memorable impression. Decking it with an attractive front grille is a good starting point.

2. Bubble-free Window Tint8 Upgrades To Consider for your Chrysler 300
Window tinting is an economical and practical way to upgrade your vehicle. Opting for window tinting will create a dramatic change in your Chrysler 300's appearance. It will not only add privacy but a touch of luxury as well. Tinting prevents the sun's UV rays from damaging the car's interiors.

3. Cold Air Intake
If you're considering maximizing the Chrysler 300's performance, then install a cold air intake kit. This will supply additional horsepower and torque under various windy conditions.

4. Vehicle's Exhaust
An upgrade is considered incomplete without adding additional horsepower. Consider installing a high-performance exhaust system. It will provide additional torque and horsepower, including better fuel efficiency. You can also expect a deeper sound from your vehicle.

5. Brakes
Give your Chrysler 300 an upgraded brake system. This is a practical and sensible modification. This will provide gentler stops and reduced braking fade.

6. Wax Appeal
A car wash and wax are appreciated by all. It will help to create a good first impression.

7. Lighting Updates
Changing the lighting is an impressive way to give your Chrysler 300 an upgraded look. Modernize your vehicle with LED lights for the interiors and headlights. LED lights are more affordable and offer a cooler and brighter look compared to factory-made incandescent lights.

8. Tires and Wheels
This is an easy way to give your vehicle a new vision. Replace the stock tires and wheels on your Chrysler 300. Opt for custom wheels to get a balanced and smooth ride.
Get these 8 upgrades for Chrysler 300 today and drive around AL with style. To know more about the Chrysler 300, visit the Tallassee CJD dealership in AL, which also serves the neighboring cities of Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka. 
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2020 Dodge Charger versus the 2020 Dodge Challenger

 
When it comes to muscle cars, both the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger have strong reputations that they successfully defend. Powerful, affordable, and full of upgrades that give you a personalized driving experience, both these cars from Dodge will turn heads no matter where you drive in Tallassee, Alabama.

Where the main difference lies between the 2020 Dodge Charger and the Challenger, lies in the functions they serve. The 2020 Dodge Charger is a four-door sedan with amazing safety ratings that is perfect for anyone looking for a muscle car to drive their family around in. On the other hand, the 2020 Dodge Challenger is built for speed, and to that end, is smaller in size than the Dodge Charger.

What are the differences between the 2020 Dodge Charger and the 2020 Dodge Challenger?
When it comes to the engines and powertrains, both the 2020 Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger provide very similar offerings. They both use a 3.6-liter V6 base engine, and the most powerful engine used in both the lines is the 6.2-liter supercharger HEMI High Output SRT V8 engine. Rear-wheel drive is the standard drivetrain in both the Charger and the Challenger, and all-wheel drive is only available with the lower end trim levels in both the cars from Dodge.

The 2020 Dodge Charger is slightly more expensive than the Challenger, with a starting price of $29,895 against the Challenger's $27,995. But given that the Charger is a four-door sedan with ample interior space, the additional amount carries over in what you get. The additional space in the 2020 Dodge Charger is one of the areas where it successfully stands out against the Challenger. While both the cars seat five passengers, rear-seat passengers can feel cramped in the Challenger while the Charger comes with sufficient legroom, alongside an additional full-sized door that rear-seat passengers can use to get in and out of the car comfortable.

Both the 2020 Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger have similar fuel economies, and have an MPG of 19 within the city and 30 on the highway. The Dodge Charger has 292 Horsepower and provides 262 lb-ft of torque in the base level, against the Challenger's slightly better 303 Horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. 

The infotainment features are also similar on both these muscle cars. They both come with the Uconnect 4 infotainment system, keyless entry, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, and more.

If you are looking for a car that you want to safely drive your family around in, while enjoying the power and speed that a Dodge muscle car brings, then the 2020 Dodge Charger is for you. Whether you live in Tallassee, Weptumka, Auburn or Montgomery, if you want to test-drive either the 2020 Dodge Charger or the Dodge Challenger, then visit the Tallassee CJD dealership in Tallassee, Alabama, today!
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2020 RAM 1500 Performance

 
The 2020 RAM 1500 now available with Tallassee, AL, combines luxury with pick-up strength. Our Tallassee CJD dealership serves the cities of Montgomery, Auburn, and Wetumpka.

With a wide selection of engines, including a new turbodiesel or mild hybrids, the 2020 RAM 1500 can be configured to perform any pickup task.

2020 RAM 1500 Engine
The 2020 RAM 1500 features a turbodiesel engine with an enormous towing capacity of 12,650 pounds backed up with impressive 480-pound feet of torque. The Big Horn and Laramie trim come with a new Night Edition that includes big wheels, 22-inch for Laramie, and 20-inch for the Big Horn. While the Rebel model has some additions, you may find all-American styling elements with a new "Built to Serve" edition of the Big Horn.
Four different engines, each in two- or four-wheel-drive, are available. The standard one is a 3.6-liter V-6 with 305 horsepower and a mild hybrid system. The other is 5.7-liter V-8 and 395 horsepower, both with or without the hybrid system. The 2020 RAM also has the option of a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 along with the robust 480 lb-feet torque. Across the range, 8-speed automatic transmission is standard.

2020 RAM 1500 Performance
The V-6 and V-8, along with the hybrid system and new turbodiesel deliver acceleration, offers strong truck towing and superior fuel efficiency. A 3.6-liter V-6 with mild hybrid technology for the base RAM 1500 helps the vehicle reduce engine load and low-speed acceleration. The 48-volt electric motor with a 0.4-kWh lithium-ion battery configured to the mild-hybrid set up lets the accessories runoff that power source. The V-6 engine has 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet torque, which may be enough for smaller workloads, but most truck buyers will prefer 5.7-liter V-8 for its more smooth and efficient operation.
The 2020 RAM with 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel is low on hp, but its robust 480 lb-feet of torque more than compensates, as torque is more important than horsepower.

The standard 8-speed automatic transmission across all models has two configurations, both equally quick and efficient. While the standard rear-wheel drive is a good choice for towing, the 4-wheel drive is optional.

If you would like to know more about the features of the 2020 RAM 1500, or if you would like to test drive the vehicle, head over to our Tallassee CJD dealership today!
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2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

 


The 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara is a four-wheel drive convertible that can carry five people comfortably. If you reside in or around Montgomery, Auburn, or Weptumka, you can come check out the features on the all-new 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara at Tallassee CJD in Tallassee, AL. 

This powerful vehicle flaunts 18"x7.5" aluminum wheels and measures 73.6" in height and 73.8" in maximum width with a wheelbase of 118.4" and ground clearance of 10". It comes in 11 standard exterior color options and can tow up to 3,500 lbs.  

It's a spacious vehicle with interior dimensions as follows:
  • Legroom 
  • Front: 41.2"
  • Rear: 38.3"
  • Headroom
  • Front: 42.6"
  • Rear: 41.7"

Shoulder room (front and rear): 55.7"'

Hip room
  • Front: 53.9"
  • Rear: 56.7"

Bucket cloth seats and a leather steering wheel are standard. while optional features include leather/vinyl/premium synthetic seats and a sun/moon-roof. 

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara is powered by a 3.6l V6 gas engine paired with a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission at extra cost. The engine is capable of producing 285 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 260 lb-ft of torque at 4800 rpm. 

The capacity of the fuel tank is 21.5 gallons, and EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara are 17 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg combined. Jeep roadside assistance offered also makes it convenient to get help in case your engine breaks down when you're on the roads of Montgomery, Alabama. Steering type on the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara is a re-circulating ball with the turning diameter is 40.8 ft. 

Standard infotainment and comfort features available in the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara make it possible for you to stay entertained on the road. You can enjoy its smart device integration, Bluetooth connection, MP3 player, auxiliary audio input, and satellite radio. Along with these, there's also climate control and cruise control features, power mirrors, multi-zone A/C, keyless entry, universal garage door opener, and keyless start. Optional features include Wi-Fi hotspot, premium audio and navigation system, telematics, heated front seats/steering wheel, and remote engine start. 

Safety features included will ensure that you're protected on the road. Standard safety features include:
  • Back-up camera
  • ABS system
  • Stability and traction control
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Brake assist
  • Driver, front side, and passenger airbags

Blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, and rear parking aid are optional safety features available on the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara.  

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Choosing a RAM 1500 Toolbox

If you need to make use of tools at short notice when you're on the roads of Montgomery, Auburn, or Weptumka in Tallassee, AL, you'll want the right toolbox for the job. Whether it's used Mopar parts or a toolbox from popular brands, you'll want to use something that can help you perform the job when needed while also protecting your tools when you aren't looking. Drop by the Tallassee CJD dealership in Tallassee, AL, for more information about RAM parts.

The 2020 RAM 1500 crew cab makes it easy to install a toolbox in the bed of your vehicle, and RAM dealers in Alabama can help you out with the process. Even if it's the 2020 RAM 1500 Laramie crew cab 4x4, you're sure to find the right fit for your needs. \

The choice of a 2020 RAM 1500 toolbox depends on many factors. You'll have to keep in mind budget considerations and ease of use. It makes sense for you to pick something that you can operate as opposed to selecting something that looks fancy but is difficult to use. You'll also want to select a toolbox keeping in mind the applications you want to be using it for and whether you want a crossover toolbox, a side mount toolbox, or a specialty toolbox. 

Here are some popular 2020 RAM 1500 toolbox options for you to choose from:
  • Crossover toolboxes
  • UWS Low Profile Crossover Toolbox
  • UWS Standard Crossover Toolbox
  • UWS Gull Wing Crossover Toolbox
  • UWS Secure Lock Crossover Toolbox
  • Dee Zee Single Lid Crossover Toolbox 
  • Dee Zee Red Series Crossover Toolbox
  • Dee Zee Competitor Series Low Profile Truck Toolbox
  • BAK BakBox
  • Deflecta-Shield Ultima Gull Wing Truck Toolbox
  • Deflecta-Shield Ultima Single Lid Truck Toolbox
  • Deflecta-Shield Challenger Single Lid Deep Truck Toolbox
  • Deflecta-Shield Challenger Truck Toolbox
  • Side mount toolboxes
  • UWS Topside Truck Toolbox
  • UWS Truck Side Toolbox
  • Deflecta-Shield Challenger Side Mount Truck Toolbox
  • Dee Zee Red Series Side Mount Toolbox
  • Specialty toolboxes
  • Dee Zee Specialty Series Wheel Well Toolbox
  • Dee Zee Poly Triangle Trailer Tongue Toolbox
  • Dee Zee Poly Wheel Well Toolbox
  • Deflecta-Shield Challenger Truck Tool Chest
  • Deflecta-Shield Challenger Hand Tote Box
  • Du-Ha Humpstor
  • DECKED D-Box
  • UWS 5th Wheel Truck Toolbox


These heavy-duty toolboxes can protect your tools from thieves, dirt, moisture, and vandalism while also helping you make optimum use of storage space on the 2020 RAM 1500. 
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Need to Know: Financing with Chrysler Capital

 

Financing a vehicle can be a challenge in Montgomery, Alabama, but this process gets a whole lot easier thanks to the Chrysler Capital payment options that make it easy even for first-time car buyers to finance their vehicle. You can take your ride out on the streets of Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka in Tallassee, AL, in no time with the easy financing options available through Chrysler Capital. 

If you want to explore your financing options without impacting your credit score, Chrysler Capital payment options are right for you. You can speed up the process by applying online form your smartphone, computer, or tablet and get your results in just 60 seconds. If you get pre-approved, you won't have to waste time at the dealership when buying. You can receive a secure and personalized offer response via mail if you qualify that'll help you have a stress-free shopping experience.   

There are different tiers of funding options that you can benefit from irrespective of your type of credit. Super prime financing solutions exist along with solutions for those with very stressful credit histories. 

Online financing applications will ask you for the following information:

  • Personal details such as your name, date of birth, phone number, Social Security number, address, and email ID.
  • Financial details such as your annual income, place of employment, duration of employment there, monthly rent/mortgage expenses, as well as for how long you've been living at your current place of residence.

Chrysler Capital representatives will then determine the credit tier you fall under through a custom scorecard system, which includes details like your credit score, timeliness of past loan payments, and credit history. 

You'll be guided by credit analysts on incentives and financing options that can best suit your budget and lifestyle as well as receive financial resources that will make the purchase process a lot smoother. With finance calculators and other tools, you can determine what your monthly payment will be, plan your budget and calculate the anticipated fuel savings from your purchase. 

Upon completion of the financing process, you can set up a 24-hour access to your Chrysler Capital account where you can access all your vehicle details, update your personal details, and make easy payments. 

If you're wondering, will Chrysler Capital defer a payment? - you'll have to call your local dealership and find out about the process in place for your particular circumstance. For more information, visit the Tallassee CJD dealership in Tallassee, AL.
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Five Facts About the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack

 Have your eyes set on the Dodge Challenger RT or the 2019 Dodge Charger SCT? Maybe you'd want to consider amping up the performance further in these muscle cars. The Dodge Challenger Scat Pack does just that. What is a Challenger Scat Pack? Nothing but a performance amplifying configuration for your Dodge Challenger vehicle. How do you benefit from the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack? We learn below. 
You Enjoy Improved Engine Ability 

The 2019 Dodge Challenger RT scat pack is equipped with 392 V8 SRT HEMI engine, which provides 14mpg fuel efficiency on city roads and 23mph fuel efficiency ratings on the highway. You can have your Scat Pack installed Dodge Challenger tow a load of upto 1,000 lbs. Expect 485hp and 475lb ft of torque speed.

1. You are Provided with Iconic Design Features
 Think performance hood with heat extractors, a Dynamics package, 392 fender decal, 20in black noise wheels, power mirrors with manual fold-away, cold air intake system, satin black rear spoiler, and adaptive damping suspension - all rolled into one!

2. You Can Also Choose from a Widebody Scat Pack
When you opt for a Dodge Challenger RT widebody scat pack, you avail all-season performance tires, widebody fender flares, performance shift indicator, and 20in devil's rim forged aluminum wheels.

3. Benefit from Enhanced Technology Features
The Dodge Challenger Scat Pack offers the following on option -
  • 180mph primary speedometer
  • Cloth performance seats with a bee logo
  • Carbonite interior accents
  • Power tilt
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Security alarm
  • Leather trim seating

4. The extra amount you pay is worth your money
Investing on a Scat Pack for your Dodge Challenger vehicle might set you back by a considerable amount financially in comparison to buying a regular Dodge Challenger trim. Know that it is worth this extra price. If additional power on your muscle car is what you are after, spending on the Scat Pack is completely justified.

Purchase Your Dodge Challenger Scat Pack from Our Montgomery Alabama Showroom
Tallassee CJD in Tallassee, AL, is located near Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka. Visit our dealership to enjoy the best deals and discounts on your Dodge Challenger and Dodge Challenger Scat Pack. We also sell the 2019 Dodge Charger SCT for those who'd like to purchase a Dodge Charger Scat pack instead. 
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Apple CarPlay: Everything We Know

 
Apple CarPlay enables drivers to perform all phone-related actions without letting them touch the device and distracting them from the road. Here's what we know about it.

CARPLAY COMPATIBILITY
CarPlay is compatible with all iPhone models starting with version 5. The iPhone must be based on iOS7.1 or a more recent version to be compatible with CarPlay.

In some cars, wireless CarPlay can be used. In models that do not support wireless CarPlay, however, the technology works with users connecting their iPhone physically using Apple's lightening connector.

CarPlay is compatible with a wide range of models that have been in the market since 2015. From basic offerings such as the Chevrolet Spark to high-end models by Ford, Volvo, BMW, and Honda, a wide range of automobiles support CarPlay.

CarPlay is available as a standard feature in some models, while others give it as an aftermarket addition.

CARPLAY FEATURES
  • CarPlay can be used to access all the information on your iPhone, from contacts to music playlists and calendar events.
  • The technology employs Apple's Siri to facilitate voice support. As a result, CarPlay makes the iPhone experience hands-free for drivers.
  • CarPlay can be controlled through your car's voice controls, touchscreen, as well as physical controls such as knobs and buttons.
  • Apple Music gives you access to millions of songs. It is available with an engaging interface via CarPlay.
  • With Apple Maps, you get a better view of your route on your dashboard. There are other features that facilitate better location search and clear route planning, including at intersections. Another amazing feature of CarPlay is that it supports Google Maps.
  • Apple releases new updates for CarPlay to improve the user experience. Updates are generally aimed at providing better compatibility and enhanced features.
iOS 13, the latest update, for example, offers a revamped dashboard. Apple claims that CarPlay is now compatible with 90% of new cars in the USA with this latest update. iOS13 also offers better app view and navigation, a dedicated Siri screen, and increased compatibility of Siri with non-iOS apps and technologies.

With CarPlay, you can do everything that you would want to do with your iPhone while driving, but without putting your life at risk.

Whether you are looking for cars with in-built CarPlay or wish to integrate CarPlay into your car's entertainment system, we can help you. We are an authorized auto service in Tallassee, AL. If you are in or around Auburn, Montgomery, or Wetumpka, our garage is only a short drive away, so visit us for more information.
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Trim Level Breakdown: 2020 Dodge Challenger

 

Even though muscle cars were first introduced in the 1970s, the 2020 Dodge Challenger continues to stay true to the original incarnation. This big-boned muscle car is designed with all the customization and horsepower.

The 2020 Dodge Challenger features many advanced driver safety assistance tools along with some of the best infotainment options in the market. You can even opt for ventilated seats and all-wheel-drive. But even with all this modernity, you cannot take away the Dodge's street credentials. 

You can still get a Challenge with incredible 797 horsepower. With plenty of personalization options like graphics, paint colors, and style add-ons, you can customize your Dodge Challenger any way you like!

Here's a brief break down on each trim level of the 2020 Dodge Challenger.

2020 DODGE CHALLENGER SXT
This model has a 3.6-liter V6 engine featuring 303 horsepower and 268 pounds-feet of torque, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. There are several standard features included, such as keyless ignition and entry, a Uconnect infotainment system with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch touchscreen, and a power-adjustable driver's seating.

2020 DODGE CHALLENGER GT
This trim level adds more styling to the already stylish SXT. It boasts an exceptional powertrain and provides upgrades to the interiors. Also offered are rear parking sensors and remote start. All-wheel-drive is an optional variant.

2020 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T
The R/T is a close cousin to the GT except that it ditches the V6 engine for a powerful V8, 5.7-liter beast! It's equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission; although the 8-speed automatic is an optional feature.

2020 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T SCAT PACK
This trim adds more power with its V8, 6.4-liter engine. It has many standard features like heated seats, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, launch control, heated steering wheel, etc.

2020 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT
This trim level is at the top of the food chain. It boasts a supercharged V8, 6.2-liter engine with either an 8-speed or a 6-speed automatic transmission. There are also larger brakes, adaptive suspension, and several exterior style changes thrown into the mix.

2020 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT REDEYE
Lastly, this is Dodge's most powerful trim level. It bumps up the Hellcat's power to 797 horsepower and is equipped with 8-speed automatic transmission.

If you're itching to try out all these variants, pay us a visit at Tallassee CJD at your earliest convenience.
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Purchasing a Vehicle Car: The Beginner's Guide

 



If the high prices of new cars are putting you off, don't worry, because you can easily save money by purchasing a used model. Read on to learn how you can save serious money.

BEST TIME TO PURCHASE YOUR USED VEHICLE
The best time to shop for your preowned vehicle is when dealerships are holding a sales event, which is when they are ready to offer huge discounts. At such times, the dealership must also handle a large inventory of cars. 

So, if you make your purchase on important days, like Independence Day or Memorial Day, or when end-of-year models are available, you can buy a used vehicle at a lower price. You can be sure that dealerships would be ready to offload their used four-wheeler, and you may capitalize on that by striking a bargain.

BEST PLACES TO BUY
Ideally, you should shop at a franchised car dealership that stocks certified pre-owned vehicles. If your budget is low, you may need to hound for non-certified vehicles, but they would probably give a higher mileage with a dire need for frequent maintenance. You should avoid buying from an independent car lot since it won't have quality vehicles for sale either.

AGE AND TYPE OF VEHICLE
You should also know what to look for in a used car. First off, you need to buy a vehicle that fits your needs. Next, you must decide how old the model should be. Older variants are cheaper but are also bound to have issues. So, buy one only if it's in good condition.

PRICE SHOULD BE RIGHT
Once you find a satisfactory car, ensure that it' priced right. Be sure to run a comparison to know what its true value is. You should also check the vehicle's history for an idea about whether it's rusted or worn out.

TEST DRIVE
Before purchasing a used car, be sure to test drive it. It also makes sense to bring a mechanic along for insights about its condition. Finally, make sure you buy the used car with confidence. The more you know about the do's and don'ts, the easier it becomes to get the best deal.

Now that you know how to purchase a used car, go ahead and explore the nearest dealerships in Tallassee, AL, serving Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka too.
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Get the Most out of Your Test Drive!
 A test drive is more than just a part of vehicle purchase process. It can help you understand the abilities of the vehicle and discover whether or not it would be a perfect fit for your lifestyle. You may be surprised at the facts that a few minutes of test driving a vehicle can reveal.

Here are a few ways to make your test drive worthy:

START WITH AN OPEN MIND
You may have chosen to test drive a car of a particular model based on the feedback of people you trust, or following opinions on review websites, or based on a salesman's pitch. While such feedback may be useful, avoid sticking to them rigidly.

The experience shared through feedback is that of other people. Since your vehicle needs are different, you need to rely on your own experience to form a first-hand opinion of a prospective model.

You'll be able to assess a vehicle's suitability to your needs better with an open mind.

REPLICATE YOUR LIFESTYLE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ON A TEST DRIVE
Understand your lifestyle needs. Go for vehicle models with features that meet these needs. For example, if you go on weekly family camping trips, then you would need a vehicle with good storage space, interiors spacious enough to accommodate a family, and extra safety features if there are kids and pets involved.

Replicate a camping trip on a test drive to get a better idea of the vehicle. You could bring luggage, camping equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, camp tables and chairs, and tripods. You'll get to know if the vehicle can safely accommodate such items.

Even if you are going to use the vehicle for commute alone, bringing along a couple of water bottles, and your laptop bag or briefcase, can help assess the vehicle.

BRING A TRUSTED FRIEND ALONG
A friend, preferably one that knows more about cars and vehicles than you, on your test drive. While you assess the car for its legroom, comfort of driving, and features such as GPS, navigation, and entertainment system, your friend can give you a passenger's perspective of the drive.

Consider your friend's perspective regarding other interior features such as air-conditioning, window and door locks, vehicle performance, and general smoothness of the drive.

Given your investment on a vehicle, it is prudent to get to know it better. Plan a well-thought-out test drive so that you get the best value on your investment.
Whether you want to know more about the features of a particular model or want to test drive a vehicle, visit us. As authorized dealers, we provide the best service and expert tips to make the best of your test drive.

We are based in Tallassee, AL, which would be just a brief drive if you are in Auburn, Wetumpka, or Montgomery.

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Tips on Owning a Lifted Truck

 

If you wish to own a lifted truck, you can buy one from our dealership in Tallassee, AL. We serve patrons from the neighboring cities of Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka as well. However, before you purchase a lifted truck, there are some things you should know.

WHAT IS A LIFTED TRUCK?
A lifted truck is specially designed for off-roading and other such grueling vehicular activities. It is modified to lift its wheels off the ground to minimize collisions with the terrain or ground-level objects in its way. A lifted truck is a rare vehicle, and it can be challenging to pick out a lifted truck from the options available. 

WHAT TO LOOK FOR
  • Brakes and Tires - Lifted trucks allow for more room for larger tires to be installed, which provide better grip in off-roading situations. The larger the wheels, the more easily you can drive through rocky terrain without harming your truck's body. However, when you buy a lifted truck or spend on a lift kit to have your automobile modified, be sure to change the brakes as well. Larger tires need larger brakes; otherwise, you will find it next to impossible to brake your vehicle with those massive tires.

  • Level of Prior Usage - Most lifted trucks are bought pre-used. So, you will want to check the truck for any telling mud tracks that can help you guess how much use the vehicle has endured. Check the lifted truck's bearing, half shafts, U-joints, and idler arms. Other things you should check for are - lift blocks on the rear axle, fluids, and whether the anti-freeze has any oil. 

  • Driveability - You will want to take your preferred lift truck for a spin around some rugged terrain before deciding to own it. Notice if there are any leaks, weird noises, and overall, how easily the vehicle allows itself to be steered.

HOW SHOULD YOU GO ABOUT BUYING A LIFTED TRUCK
Lifted truck enthusiasts can either buy a pre-used lifted truck that has already been modified or choose to have it changed themselves using a lift kit. The amount of expense you are willing to incur will determine your choice. If you are short on budget, a pre-used lifted truck is a better option than having to shell out the added cost of a truck lift kit.

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5 Ways to Be a Better Driver

 
There are no fixed rules that make you a competent driver. Anyone who wants to see safer roads in their city should make a conscious effort to improve their driving. With just a few adjustments with the way you drive, you can become much better behind the wheel.

RELAX YOUR MUSCLES
Even though driving instructors teach you to place your hand at the 10 and 2 positions when learning how to drive, keeping your hands there can cause you more harm. Your hands stiffen at this position, making it impossible for you to react instinctively. Further, this position also impedes your airbags from coming out. You should experiment with a few positions to find the one that works the best for you.

STAY CALM
Driving often presents you with difficult situations. Do not get angry or carried away in the heat of the moment. Road rage is a common issue that most drivers go through. Remind yourself not to engage with instigators.

ASSUME NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO USE THE ROAD
The best way you can keep yourself safe on the road is by assuming that you're the only one armed with the ability to drive. You will instinctively become more aware of your surroundings. While it's more comforting to think that other people are as safe as you on the streets, you should put more faith in your driving skills, and not the judgment of others.

PROGRESSIVE BRAKING
Practice the art of progressive braking- slight brake, increased pressure, then come to a stop. This allows motorists behind you to adjust their actions accordingly. Also, sudden braking depletes the life of your vehicle and wastes fuel, making you take more trips to the gas station and mechanic.

STAY ALERT ON THE ROAD
Do not drive when sleepy. Drowsy driving is regarded just as bad as drunk driving, if not worse. Keep your mobile phone away, and do not toggle with the touchscreen system. A few small steps go a long way in ensuring that the roads are safer for you and for other drivers who may have interactions with you.

While driving is not a difficult task in itself, bettering and improving the way you handle your vehicle essential for your safety. Learn a few tips and tricks on how to become a better driver in Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka at Tallassee CJD in Tallassee, AL.
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2020 RAM Towing Features

 

RAM is launching more than a couple of updated versions of its existing trucks in 2020. We will be looking at the 2020 RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500 vehicles for its towing capabilities below.

2020 RAM 1200 
The 2020 RAM 1500 comes installed with a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine coupled with eTorque Hybrid Technology. It boasts of a gas towing capacity of as much as 12,750 pounds. If you want a truck to tow heavy loads, the 2020 RAM 1500 will prove to be a worthy contender. 

Built with a high-strength steel frame, the 2020 RAM 1500 is stiff and durable and enables you to carry a payload of 2,300 pounds. It even provides for a multi-function tailgate with split, swing-away doors, so you can load and unload your baggage more conveniently.

2020 RAM 2500
The 2020 RAM 2500 caters to individuals who wish to purchase a truck with heavy towing capabilities. When you buy the 2020 RAM 2500 with 6.7l Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, you can use the vehicle to tow a weight of around 19,680 pounds. Formidable, isn't it? The payload capacity for the 2020 RAM 2500 is 4,010 pounds. 

2020 RAM 3500
The beast of the beasts, the 2020 RAM towing heavyweight, the 2020 RAM 3500 can pull an unimaginable weight of 1,000 lb-ft of torque, when you buy its 6.7l High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel engine version. You can tow up to 35,100 pounds with this truck. You can use the 2020 RAM 3500 to haul a payload of 7,680 pounds. 

INTEGRATED TOWING HARDWARE ON ALL 2020 RAM TRUCKS
How do these 2020 RAM trucks provide such massive capacity for towing? Well, they've been built that way. The factory-installed rear-axle structural cross member contains integrated mounting hardware for the Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package, engineered especially to be able to accommodate such astounding towing capacities.

ENHANCED FEATURES MAKE THESE TRUCKS EVEN MORE COVETED
The 2020 RAM trucks offer drivers with loads more than just an incredible towing capacity. You can choose from a variety of engines to receive the horsepower you'd like. These trucks are fitted with added safety features and other functions that make these vehicles some of the best to contend with. 

If you're in Tallassee, Alabama, visit Tallassee CJD to browse through the 2020 RAM. Our dealership is located at a minimal distance from Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka, so don't hesitate to drop in if you happen to be near.
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What's the Difference: AWD vs 4WD
 

First-time car buyers must examine a ton of different facilities and specifications before they can finalize their purchase. One of those specs you will have to choose between is - AWD (all-wheel-drive) or 4WD (four-wheel-drive). Here, we describe the two and explain what makes this a consideration worth thinking over.  

If you're stuck between AWD and 4WD cars in Montgomery, Auburn, or Weptumka, you can always seek help from us at Tallassee CJD in Tallassee, AL. 

WHAT IS ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE? (AWD)
AWD is a comparatively recent motor vehicle offering. However, today, you could find it anywhere, from a racecar to your mid-level sedan or crossover-SUV. Unlike 4WD, the AWD facility on vehicles distributes the power sent to each wheel. In addition, AWD is completely automated. 

AWD is always active in an AWD-enabled vehicle and does not need any input from the driver. If the car registers a loss of traction in the rear wheels, power will be transferred to the front wheels and vice versa. The AWD facility also helps improve upon fuel economy and stability while driving under different weather conditions. 

WHAT IS FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE? (4WD)
Four-wheel-drives are a constant fixture on the more rugged vehicular types, such as SUVs and pickup trucks. So, it wouldn't be uncommon to find your Jeep or Land Cruiser installed with 4WD. 

4WD vehicles usually have the engine output shared equally amongst all four wheels, so power delivery is not controlled between wheels and axles. This uniform channeling to each wheel helps the driver maneuver through low traction and other challenging driving conditions. 
However, 4WD models can prove quite problematic when driving down busy city streets. 

They tend to add unnecessary weight and complexity on paved roads. Some vehicles may grant you the option to switch off the 4WD mode when you wish, thereby improving the overall driveability and fuel economy.

WHICH SHOULD YOU PICK?
A roadie with a penchant for adventure will appreciate the off-roading capabilities provided by 4WD variants. However, if you're simply looking to buy a means of transport to drive you back and forth from home and work, perhaps an AWD vehicle will cater to your needs the best.
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What's New on the 2020 Dodge Challenger?

 
The Dodge Challenger has been revamped for 2020 to make it a strong contender for one of the best cars in the sporty sedan segment. Let's explore the various trims and their specs:

2020 Dodge Challenger SXT

The SXT is available in two variants - the all-wheel-drive and the rear-wheel-drive. The engines of both remain the same with a 3.6-liter V-6. This will be able to supply about 280 - 305 hp of power. Moreover, the 8-speed automatic transmission will be able to take the car from 0 to 60 mph in just short of 7 seconds. 

However, the two have a slight difference when it comes to fuel economy. The combined rating for the rear-wheel-drive comes in at 23 mpg in city and highway combined, while the all-wheel-drive has an EPA rating of 21 mpg combined. A pair of 12.6-inch front vented rotors comes standard in this trim. 

2020 Dodge Challenger GT

The engine, transmission, power, and fuel economy of the vehicle remains the same for both the GT and SXT trims. However, the GT stands out with 13.6 front rotors along with dual-piston front sliding calipers as a standard. 

2020 Dodge Challenger R/T

R/T Rear-Wheel-Drive - Has been equipped with a 5.7-liter V-8 engine that supplies up to 375 hp power, along with a 6-speed manual transmission with only OD models. In terms of fuel economy, it has a combined ETA rating of 18 mpg. Also, there are 13.6-inch front rotors and calipers like the GT trim. 

R/T Scat Pack - Is more powerful than the rear-wheel-drive, with a 6.4-liter V-8 engine that provides up to 485 hp. The transmission remains the same as the rear-wheel-drive version. In terms of fuel economy, it has a combined ETA rating of 17 mpg. Speaking of the rotors, the model boasts 14.2-inch (front) and 13.8-inch (rear) vented/slotted rotors along with four-piston Brembo calipers. 

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

SRT Rear-Wheel-Drive - Has been equipped with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine with turbocharger that doles out 717 hp. The 6-speed manual transmission comes with only OD models. In addition, it has a combined ETA rating of 16 mpg. Besides, this variant equips premium 15.4-inch Brembo two-piece rotors along with six-piston calipers.
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Child Safety Features on the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica

 

Chrysler takes extra care of passengers riding in their cars and ensures that they are protected at all times. As one of the most popular family vehicles across the world, the Pacifica has been loaded with child safety features to ensure the best protection for your little ones. Here, we take a deeper look at some of these highlights:

  1. Electronic Stability Control - Helps improve the stability of your car and reduces the extent of traction faced while in operation. This ensures a smoother ride for your child and better protection for the rear and passenger seat occupants in case of an unfortunate accident. 
  2. Side Impact Beams - Beams present on the side of the door ensure that in case of a collision, the maximum impact is absorbed by your Chrysler. This feature promises that no extensive harm is caused to your loves ones in case of an unforeseen mishap. 
  3. Driver and Passenger Knee Airbag - An extra air bag is present not only for the driver but also for the other passengers. This helps cushion any bad falls or accidents and allows maximum protection during an impact. 
  4. Rear Child Safety Locks - This system allows you to put a lock on the rear doors of your vehicle, which will only allow them to open from the outside and not inside. This prevents any dangerous circumstances from arising in case a child or children are seated by themselves in the rear seats. 
  5. Height Adjustable Shoulder Belts - It is commonly observed that a toddler gets badly injured during a mishap even though he/she happened to be wearing a child belt. The reason behind this is that the belt might have been too large for his/her size. For this reason, there are height adjustable belts incorporated in the Pacifica, which will adjust to your kid's height, thereby providing him/her with the best protection for the drive. 

Eager to get a look at the brand new 2020 Chrysler Pacifica? Take a short drive to Tallassee CJD in Tallassee, AL. We're only a short commute away from Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka, so don't miss out. 
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How to Connect Apple CarPlay to a RAM 1500

 

The RAM 1500 is one of Dodge's premium players in the pick-up truck segment. The RAM 1500 is now equipped with Apple CarPlay to control its infotainment system. Here, we list out a step by step tutorial of how you can connect your Apple CarPlay to your RAM 1500. 

  1. Turn on Siri on your iPhone. 

  2. Then, start your RAM 1500. 

  3. There are two ways you can connect your phone to the Ram 1500's media system:

    If you wish to utilize a USB cable, connect your iPhone to the CarPlay USB port. If the home screen does not automatically appear after connecting the USB port, then select the CarPlay logo on your car's display.

    If you want to connect through a Wireless method, then you can do this with the help of Bluetooth pairing. Press and hold down the voice control key on your steering wheel for ten seconds. Then, turn on Bluetooth pairing in your iPhone. Search for Carplay, and select your car. 

  4.  After pairing your iPhone to CarPlay, you now only have to link Siri to CarPlay. You may again use two methods for this:
    - Hit the Voice Control dial on your steering wheel for 10 seconds. After that, speak to Siri.
    - If your infotainment unit has a touchscreen, touch and hold the home button. Then, ask to speak to Siri.
  5. Now, you can make use of apps such as Apple Maps and Apple Music through the CarPlay of your Ram 1500. You can also ring up and receive calls and send and receive text messages, all with the assistance of Siri. 

Why is it not working?

If you attempted all the above steps, but it still isn't operational, try troubleshooting with the help of the following tips. Remember to access CarPlay once at the end of each of the below steps:

  1. Ensure you have Siri turned on in your iPhone
  2. Ensure you are using a functional USB cable
  3. Make sure that you have updated your iPhone to the latest available IOS
  4. Restart both your iPhone and the Ram 1500

Contact Tallassee CJD in Tallassee, AL, for expert aid. We also serve Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka.
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How to Program a Jeep Garage Door Opener

 

Jeep is one of the newest companies in the ever-growing list of manufacturers that have incorporated the Homelink system in their cars. The HomeLink system reduces the work associated with parking your vehicle in a garage by enabling you to open and close your garage door with just a click of a button. 

What if my Jeep vehicle has pre-existing data from its previous owners?

If your Jeep has pre-existing data, it is entirely possible to delete this information. This can be done by pressing the third and first buttons of the Homelink system simultaneously. 

The electronic vehicle information center (EVIC) of your Jeep should display the message "Clearing Channels." If you do not wish to erase this data, the Jeep Homelink system permits you to store it for up to three garage doors. 

How do I program my old garage door opener to this Homelink system? 

Take the old garage door opener and keep it 2-3 inches away from the HomeLink system when you're programming your JEEP vehicle. Press the button of your former garage opener and the Homelink button of your choice simultaneously. While you are doing this, the electronic vehicle information center should display the message "Training." You can stop holding the buttons down once it shows "Trained" with a beep. 

Why is my EVIC not showing Trained? What should I do now?

If the "training" does not change to "trained," this signifies that your garage door has additional security in place. Proceed to your garage entrance and manually push the "learn" button or "smart" button, depending on which one's near your garage door motor. Then, run back to your car within 30 seconds and press the HomeLink button that you prefer to program inside the Jeep. Keep the button down until you hear a beep and leave. Now, the EVIP should automatically display "Trained." 

I tried the last step but remained unsuccessful. Why?

A few cars require several tries for the programming to be successful. Repeat the last step two to three times until the entire sequence completes appropriately and the EVIC reads "Trained." 

Have any doubts about the Jeep Homelink system?  Visit us at Tallassee CJD in Tallassee, AL, for more information.  
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What Should a Basic Car Service Include?

 

A basic car service is essential every six months or every 6,000 miles. A regular basic service is recommended to increase the longevity of your vehicle's components and to keep the car running smoothly.

A basic service, also called the interim service, usually includes the following:

OIL CHANGE
Oil keeps the components of the engine lubricated. As a result, all of them work together without getting overheated, which leads to smooth functioning.

Over time, engine oil breaks down, thereby turning to sludge, an impurity that reduces the efficiency of oil to act as a lubricant. The engine oil then becomes less efficient compared to earlier when it comes to absorbing the heat caused by friction.

It is crucial to change the engine oil before the impure fluid leads to serious engine problems. A typical frequency of oil top-offs is every 5,000 miles. This can vary depending on how old your engine is and your driving behavior. Check your manufacturer's manual for an accurate figure.

OIL FILTER CHANGE
The purpose of an oil filter is to block contaminants and permit only pure oil to pass through. These foreign intruders include dirt, dust, and sludge. The filter is only efficient as long as it is able to filter all contaminants and hold them.

Over time, the filter can get clogged by contaminants. So, the filter material can give away and send all filtered contaminants to the engine oil. Such contaminant-laden oil causes early engine wear, decreases engine performance, and leads to severe issues.

Changing the oil filter every time you get the oil replenished is therefore a recommended practice.

An inspection of major car components

This includes an inspection of the following:

Battery, terminals, and cables
Seatbelts
Automatic transmission fluid and power steering fluid
Checking if the dashboard indicator light is on, and, if yes, the reason behind it
All vehicle lights
Hoses
Exhaust system
Windshield washer fluid
Checking each tire for wear and the right pressure level
Tire rotation

If you are near Wetumka, Montgomery or Auburn, then take the time to visit us. We are located near Tallassee in Alabama. As authorized dealers, we have some of the best basic car service deals for you.
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Show Your Strength with the New 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel

If you visit a RAM showroom in Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka, you can probably spot the new 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel. Pickup trucks are many in number, but RAM is stealing the limelight for all the good reasons.

REDESIGNED ASPECTS
RAM redesigned its line of 1500 pickup trucks last year, making it a top-rated family offering. All trims of the RAM 1500 come with superior driving dynamics, well-designed and comfortable interiors, and a distinct rear suspension for this class of pickups. With all these changes, the RAM moves past its rivals with a ride quality more commonly linked with sedans.

TRIMS AND NEW ENGINE
The new 2020 RAM 1500 is available in seven trims: the base Tradesman, HFE, Big Horn, the off-road Rebel, the Laramie, Long Horn, and Limited. Engine choices on all trims of the pickup truck include familiar options, such as a 3.6-liter V6 and a 5.7-liter V8. 

But, the 2020 RAM 1500 comes with a new EcoDiesel engine option, which intensifies the appeal of an already great truck and enhances its towing, payload capability, and fuel economy.

CABIN
The cabin of the new 2020 RAM 1500 includes comfortable seats, high-quality upholstery materials, and a user-friendly touchscreen infotainment system. Once you go through the list of highlights, the RAM 1500 looks exemplary. 

Higher trim levels of the truck offer even more luxury. Also, the truck has peerless storage-- from a configurable center console to roomy in-floor bins and locking compartments - all of which are built into the side of the truck's floor bed.

SAFETY
Your peace of mind is the top priority of RAM, which is why it designed the 2020 RAM 1500 with 98-percent high-strength steel and more than 100 standard and available safety features. 

Lane-departure warning, smart cruising, guided parking, and the 360-degree Surround View Camera are some innovations that you can find in the new 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel. 

The new 2020 RAM 1500 is undoubtedly the best full-size pickup truck you can invest in today. So visit our RAM showroom in Tallassee, AL, to know more about this car. We can also help you throughout your purchase.
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Jeep Wagoneer: What to Expect

 
If you are a resident of Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka, you should know that many car buyers are waiting to see the all-new Jeep Wagoneer in their garage. Larger families who always fancied the Jeep lifestyle were disappointed after the discontinuation of the Jeep Commander. But the Jeep Wagoneer is there to bring back their good-old days.

Available in two models, namely Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer, you can expect to see the following in this Jeep creation:

1. ENGINE
For the new Jeep Wagoneer, the 3.6-liter V-6 with the hybrid system will be the base engine. The slightly more powerful 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine will be offered in this Jeep version too. There's also a chance that the carmaker would revise the diesel 3.0-liter V-6. You can expect every Wagoneer to come with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. Also, every model will be available with rear- or all-wheel-drive and Jeep's off-road-ready equipment.

2. INTERIOR AND INFOTAINMENT
Wagoneer models have three rows of seats. You can expect the Grand Wagoneer to be the larger model of the two that offers more cargo room. The infotainment system of the Jeep Wagoneer would include a large touchscreen, probably with some easy-to-use buttons and knobs. Also, there will be smartphone integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Likewise, a Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless phone charging, and at least one upgradable audio system will be available as standard or optional.

3. SAFETY TECHNOLOGY
You can expect both body styles of the Jeep Wagoneer to provide a range of standard and optional driver-assistance technology. These include adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, automated emergency braking, and more. 

However, till now, neither the Wagoneer nor the Grand Wagoneer have been crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) or National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

4. FUEL ECONOMY
The rear-drive V-6-powered Jeeps earn around 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The V-8 version is expected to be somewhere around 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. However, the diesel V-6 might turn out the most efficient, offering up to 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

Contact our dealership if you wish to know more about the all-new Jeep Wagoneer in Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka.
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Comparing 2019 Dodge Charger and 2019 Chrysler 300

 
Sedans have been on the top levels of the automobile segment for a while now. However, gone are the days when car buyers would invest in a performance car and sacrifice roominess or comfort. 

If you are a resident of Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka, you will find two options: the 2019 Dodge Chrysler 300 and the 2019 Dodge Challenger. Both these cars offer powerful engine options, accommodate five people, provide plenty of cargo space, and have four doors. 

But you may be wondering which of these two sedans is a better investment. Let's make a quick comparison here: 

1. INTERIOR
The 2019 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger have similar interior dimensions. The two sedans are identical in terms of roominess, with 38.6 inches, 41.8 inches, 59.5 inches, and 56.2 inches of headroom, legroom, shoulder room, and hip room, respectively. 

While the rear-seat roominess and luxurious interior options are advantageous for the 2019 Chrysler 300, the 2019 Dodge Charger is known for its sportier touches.

2. EXTERIOR
Since the 2019 Chrysler 300 and 2019 Dodge Charger ride on the same platform, they are close to each other in size. Both cars measure 75 inches in width and ride on a standard 120.2-inch wheelbase. However, the Dodge Charger Hellcat comes with a 0.2-inch longer wheelbase. 

The base Chrysler 300 measures 198.6 inches long, while the size of Charger lies between 198.4 and 200.8 inches in length. The exterior of the 2019 Chrysler 200 is classy and luxurious, while that of the 2019 Charger 300 is sharper and more muscular.

3. PERFORMANCE
The Chrysler 300 and Charger come with 3.6-liter and 5.7-liter engine options. The 2019 Chrysler 300 reaches 60 mph in 6.3 seconds with its V-6 and in 5.3 seconds with the Hemi V-8. On the other hand, the Dodge Charger V-6 hits 60 mph in 6.2 seconds, while the R/T's 5.7-liter Hemi does the same in 5.1 seconds. 

However, the Dodge Charger stands out with its 485-horsepower 6.4-liter and the 707-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter engine. The 2019 Chrysler 300 is preferred for its combination of class and power, while the 2019 Charger is known for its neck-snapping acceleration.

You can visit a Dodge showroom in Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka to get a test drive of the two Dodge creations.
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Discover Newest Features Offered on the All-New 2020 RAM 1500
 
Global automotive giant RAM has recently announced an entire list of upgrades and changes to its 2020 RAM 1500 lineup. If you're thinking of buying a 2020 RAM 1500 in Tallassee, you must read this article. 


1. Increased fuel economy for the EcoDiesel 
The all-new 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel is now the most eco-friendly of the 1500 lineup. The car can run 1,000 miles on every fill-up. It has a supremely high half-ton diesel torque at 480 lb-ft and can tow an impressive12,560 pounds. The powertrain variants make driving the RAM 1500 in Tallassee a joy.  

2. Monochromatic exterior for the RAM 1500 Night Edition
Both Big Horn and Laramie Night Editions are set to get an improved look in the form of black grilles, wheels, badging, and exhaust tips. Dark bezels tint the headlamps and tail-lamps. 

3. Completely revamped aesthetics for the RAM Rebel
Just like its cousins, the Rebel, too, is undergoing a transformation. But this time it's a massive one. If you buy a new RAM 1500 Rebel in Tallassee, AL, you'll find that the car is coated with the diamond black crystal pearl coat. In addition to this, the lights, wheels, exhaust tips, grilles, and doors are all tinted with dark bezels. The interiors, too, are all-black. 

4. Brand new features added to the Rebel Safety Group
Apart from its aesthetics, the Rebel will also feature upgraded safety technology, which includes forward collision mitigation, automatic high-beam headlamps, adaptive cruise control with stop, go and hold, and lane departure warning plus. 

5. Comfort Package now a standard on Rebel
Ram has gone all out in its revamp of the Rebel. The Comfort package, which comes loaded with features like 12-way adjustable heated front & rear seats, power tailgate release, wireless charging, etc. will be available on all Rebel variants. 

Schedule a test drive of the 2020 RAM Rebel in Montgomery, Auburn, or Weptumka and experience this comfort yourself. 

6. Tradesman & Longhorn receive new features 
While the Tradesman has been gifted with blind-spot monitoring, the Longhorn boasts of massive 22-inch 2-ton wheels. 

7. Inclusion of 3 fabulous colors in the RAM lineup
The RAM lineup is about to get more colorful with the addition of three new hues - Olive Green, Hydro Blue, and Walnut Brown. To see them in person, visit our RAM dealership in Tallassee, AL. 
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Featuring the All-New 2020 Jeep Renegade

 


Are you looking for a strong and reliable off-road vehicle? If yes, look no further than the All-New 2020 Jeep Renegade. This small-sized SUV packs a punch when it comes to performance and style. 


If you'd like to take a look at the 2020 Jeep Renegade in Tallassee, contact Tallassee CJDR today!


Performance
The 2020 Jeep Renegade includes a 4-cylinder, 177hp, 1.3-liter turbocharged MultiAir engine. Higher trims also equip the 2.4-liter, turbocharged, 180hp MultiAir engine. The SUV is a nine-speed automatic FWD that delivers an MPG of 24/32 (1.3L engine) and 23/39 (2.4L engine). There's an AWD variant too.

The car is pretty responsive, and handling is a joy. The 2020 Renegade doesn't roll on sudden turns. You can't even feel potholes, making it perfect for uneven off-road driving. The throttle could use a bit more power, but you won't miss anything without it


Driving the 2020 Jeep Renegade around Weptumka, Montgomery, and Auburn will feel exceptional.


Exteriors & interiors
Speaking of aesthetics, the 2020 Jeep Renegade looks a lot like the Wrangler, only a tad smaller. The car is available in 7 trim levels and 11 different colors. Apart from this, other exterior features mimic the 2019 Jeep Renegade.

Its interiors come with both light and dark cabin options. The cloth upholstery boasts red accents and looks gorgeous. Furthermore, the cushion seats are soft and comfortable.

The 2020 Renegade has 18.5 cubic feet with the rear seats up and a massive 50.8 cubic feet with the seats down.

Other features:

  • 7-inch infotainment system
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay

The Jeep Renegade also has a panoramic sunroof. which in fact adds to the seating experience for passengers.

Safety

If you were to drive the 2020 Jeep Renegade into Auburn, you'd find it quite safe. The Jeep Renegade incorporates various protection-related offerings:

  • Emergency brakes
  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Front & side airbags
  • Lane keep assist
  • Automatic high beam headlights
  • Rain-sensing windshield
  • Blindspot monitor


The Sports trim features an Advanced Technology package. Increases both comfort and safety.

Also, the 2020 Jeep Renegade is yet to get its NHTSA and IIHS safety and crash test ratings.

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Signs Your Vehicle Needs New Brakes

An efficient brake system is key in maintaining safety and enjoying your vehicle. Brakes are parts that need regular service. Sometimes may demand replacement due to irreparable issues.

Your vehicle shows obvious signs indicating that you need to replace your brakes. Being aware of these warnings can help you detect brake issues early. Especially before they compromise your wellbeing or escalate to expensive repairs.


A decrease in brake performance

One of the first signs of a deteriorating brake system is a delay in response. A possible reason for the slow reaction can be a leak in the braking channel. The brake hose could be losing air, or the brake fluid might be leaking.

Fluid leaks determine the presence of a small pool of fluid beneath the vehicle while parked.

A screeching or grinding sound

If you hear a loud screeching or grinding sound, it could be a sign your vehicle's brake pads are beyond repair. Replacement your battery immediately. The screeching sound is from a metal shim, which points to a deteriorating braking system.

Heavy rain or a carwash can result in a screeching sound when the braking a vehicle. There is nothing to worry about there. Applying brakes for the first time after water exposure causes the squealing. This happens when the braking system gets pressed onto the rusty rotors. The sound disappears after steady use.


Vehicle pulls to one side.

If you find your vehicle pulling itself to one side, there's an issue in the brake lining. This means the brake linings uneven from wearing down. Another cause is the brake fluid harbors contaminants.


A burning odor

A sharp chemical smell indicates an overheated clutch or braking system. This tends to happen after applying the brakes, especially on steep roads. Bring your vehicle to a stop and allow the brakes to cool before resuming driving.

If you see smoke coming out of a wheel, it could be a stuck brake caliper. Driving under such a condition is not recommended.


Do you live near Auburn, Montgomery, or Wetumpka? Visit us immediately to resolve your brake issues. We are in Tallassee, AL, and can address your braking issues immediately.

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New 2019 Dodge Challenger

The 2019 Dodge Challenger is one of today's most popular muscle cars on the market. The coupe is undoubtedly one that turns heads when it's on the street with its unique design and powerful engine, which offers a one-of-a-kind, robust performance.

 

The new Dodge Challenger will offer seven unique trim levels for 2019. The first two models-SXT and GT-are operated with a V6 engine, while the other trim levels power a V8.

 

Dodge Challenger SXT

The SXT features 18-inch wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power driver seat, and rear folding seats. Also, this Dodge Challenger trim offers a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB ports, and a six-speaker sound system.

 

Dodge Challenger GT

The GT comes with remote ignition, sports suspension, precision steering system,20-inch tires, shift-buttoned sport steering wheel, enhanced brakes, fog lights, hood scoop, remote control, rear parking sensors, and in-car performance apps. If you choose the all-wheel-drive, it comes with19-inch wheels. The performance steering and sport suspension must be compromised.

 

Dodge Challenger R/T

The R/T arrives with a 5.7-liter engine combined with a six-speed manual transmission or eight-speed auto. Besides, the GT features include 20-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, a chrome fuel filler door, an active sport exhaust, and a limited-slip differential.

 

Dodge Challenger R/T 392

The R/T 392 comes with a 6.4-liter V8 and an array of features. This beat consists of:

  • Brembo performance brakes
  • Line lock for drag strip burnouts
  • Configurable driving modes 
  • High-performance sport-tuned suspension
  • Launch control
  • Unique styling components
  • Heated cloth sport seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Rear spoiler
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • Performance-related in-car apps
  • Premium speakers 

.... and a whole lot more!


Also available are variants such as the Plus, R / T T / A, R / T Scat Pack, and R / T Shaker.


Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

The SRT Hellcat carries a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 and boasts innovative external design, a more sporty adaptive suspension, a dual-snorkel hood six-piston Brembo brakes, interior lighting, and quad exhaust tips.

 

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye 

The latest SRT Hellcat Redeye provides a torque of 797 horsepower and 707-pound feet, combined with an automatic transmission with eight speeds.

 

In conclusion

It's no news that the Dodge Challenger has an iconic design that cannot be mistaken for any other model. With upscale interiors and exteriors, which are equally impressive, the car is equipped with plenty of conveniences and tech features to give you the best driving experience possible.

 The Dodge Challenger boasts a wide range of safety features, which include blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, and more. The car also has a five-star rating from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

It's safe to say that all models of the Challenger, even the base SXT, are powerful enough to deliver a smooth and seamless cruise on all kinds of roads. 

 

Schedule Your Test Drive Today at Tallassee CJDR!

We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Feel free to browse our inventory online, request more information about the 2019 Dodge Challenger, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!

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Tips To Avoid Road Hazards

 

Good driving isn't about who's the quickest. It's about knowing what to do when things go wrong on the road. Staying vigilant, taking a cab while intoxicated, and refraining from driving when tired is the best things you can do to ensure safety on the streets from your end. 

 

When something unpredictable happens, however, it's essential to know how to react to negate or minimize damage. Let's take a look at a couple of tips to avoid road hazards in Tallassee, AL.

 

  1. Poor road and weather conditions - In situations where the weather and road aren't playing nice, you should slow down and drive at a speed that matches the flow of traffic. In addition to this, your windshield and windows should be clear so that your vision isn't impaired.
  2. Bad traffic - When driving in bad traffic, adequate separation must remain between the vehicle in front of you and your car. You must always be ready to stop and should keep an eye open for automobiles that might pull in front of you. 
  3. Reckless drivers - You must slow down when you spot reckless drivers insight, giving them plenty of space to pass and also maintaining a safe distance. 
  4. Reckless pedestrians - Pedestrians can be as carefree as drivers by jaywalking, crossing a street irresponsibly, and so on. Even if a passerby is at fault, it is a driver's responsibility to do everything in his/her power to avoid hitting a walker on the road. Slamming a person with a car can be fatal to the pedestrian and comes with severe consequences.
  5. Potholes - Potholes can cause accidents by making drivers swerve around them. Avoid severe damage from a pothole by slowing down, keeping a firm grip on the steering wheel, and then checking to see if it is okay to drive around the pothole.

 

If you'd like to learn more about avoiding road hazards in Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka, head on over to Tallassee CID in Tallassee, ALc. There are plenty of experts over there who'll tell you all you need to know about this subject.

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Comparing Trims: 2019 Chrysler 300

 

The 2019 Chrysler 300 represents a fantastic proposition from Chrysler. The manufacturer has made the car accessible to all by offering plenty of trims and options. Let's take a look at all the variants available on the 2019 Chrysler 300 in Tallassee, AL.

 

You can get the car in four trims: the 300 Touring, 300S, 300 Limited, and 300C.

 

  • 300 Touring - The 300 Touring base trim has plenty of features to keep you interested. It comes with 17-inch wheels, heated mirrors, a rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. You also get an impressive 8.4-inch touchscreen interface that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a six-speed sound system.
  • 300S - The 300S rolls in on 20-inch wheels wrapped in performance tires, heated and power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, LED fog lights, remote start, and transmission paddle shifters. 
  • 300 Limited - Heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a steering wheel that's power-adjustable and heated, driver-seat memory settings, as well as an auto-dimming driver-side mirror come with the 300 Limited.
  • 300C - The 300C has 20-inch wheels as standard, adaptive xenon headlights, heated and cooled front cupholders, upgraded leather upholstery, and a revamped steering wheel. 

 

All trim levels have a panoramic sunroof as an option. Many of the features on the upper trim levels are available on lower trims as stand-alone options or through the different packages that Chrysler offers. Chrysler offers other options such as a navigation system, a nine-speaker Alpine, and even a 19 speaker Harman Kardon sound system. 

 

The SafetyTec Plus package can be opted for on all trims except the touring. The SafetyTec trim comes with front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, automatic high beams, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a forward collision mitigation system.

 

It's easy to get confused with all the options that Chrysler offers with the 300. If you live in Montgomery, Auburn, or Weptumka, head on over to Tallassee CID in Tallassee, AL. The sales representatives will be happy to answer your questions about all things Chrysler-related.

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Performance Review: 2019 Dodge Durango 


The 2019 Dodge Durango in Tallassee is one that does not disappoint when it comes to performance. This three-row SUV impresses with its powerful engine, its extraordinary towing capacity, it is rugged yet sophisticated appearance. The 2019 Dodge Durango also offers and a wide range of best-in-class dashboard features. 

If you are looking for an SUV that is perfect for both everyday drive and for off-roading, then there are very few options better than the 2019 Dodge Durango. 


Five trim levels 

The 2019 Dodge Durango is available in five trim levels, which are the entry-level SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T, and the range-topping SRT. While the SRT comes only in an all-wheel drive, the rest of the models have front-wheel drive as standard, and buyers can opt for an all-wheel drive. 


The base SXT, GT, and Citadel are robust because of the with standard 3.6-liter V6 engine, which pairs with 8-speed automated transmission. This combination allows the 2019 Dodge Durango to deliver 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Even the standard engine is enough to provide a driving experience that is smooth and fast. 


If you want to take things up a notch, then the R/T model may impress you. The 2019 Dodge Durango R/T comes with a 5.7-liter V8 engine that can deliver 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. This powertrain gives you enough acceleration and maneuverability, bolstering your overall driving experience. 


Finally, the Dodge Durango SRT offers the most powerful engine. It comes equipped with a 6.4-liter V8 that is capable of delivering 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet to all the wheels of the vehicle. If you are looking for a Durango that will not disappoint you when you go off-roading, then the SRT with AWD is the best choice for you. Besides, it even has low-range gearing, making it all the more appealing. 


The Durango SRT can tow up to 8,700 pounds, making it one of the most impressive towing capacities in its class. 


Plenty of muscles, yet comfortable 

Despite its muscle-car persona, the 2019 Dodge Durango manages to provide comfort while on the road. The vehicle has a somewhat athletic feel to it as well, with its steering wheel and brake delivering a performance you can only expect from an SUV. Overall, this family-friendly SUV is one you should not overlook! 

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4WD vs. FWD vs. AWD

 

When choosing a car, it is of utmost importance to select the vehicle that best matches your driving routes and paths. Safety and stability are key when picking out an automobile. Over the years, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. When it comes to cars, engines are now built with drivetrains that are particularly meant for different terrains. If you wish to know more about 4WD, FWD and AWD cars, continue reading.

 

4 Wheel Drive (4WD)

4WD cars have been built with an engine that provides power to all four wheels in equal measure. With this mode, each of the wheels spin at the same rate, thereby providing enhanced stability. 

Cars that are meant for off-roading purposes use 4WD engines that can be paired with either high-gear or low-gear modes. By switching between these modes, the driver can gain control over the vehicle on rocky terrains.

 

Front Wheel Drive (FWD)

In FWD cars, the engine focuses the power on the front wheels. These two wheels work the hardest, especially when climbing uphill, and thus carry the weight of the car to provide enhanced power to propel forward.

Having the power focused on the front wheels will give the car the stability it needs to climb uphill without any hassles. Most SUVs are built with the FWD drivetrain. You will find that these models have extra leg space and are also budget-friendly to make.

 

All-Wheel Drive (AWD) 

AWD vehicles are often thought to be the same as FWD vehicles. Although both cars engage all four wheels while driving, the distribution of power is varied. In a FWD car, the engine powers each wheel equally. On the other hand, the engine in an AWD car powers each wheel differently in order to distribute power based on the need of the vehicle.

While taking turns on tricky surfaces, the AWD engine can also supply either the front and rear or left and right pairs of wheels to enhance stability and grip. This drivetrain allows the driver to maintain utmost control of the vehicle at all times. The intelligent technology focuses on the capability of the wheels based on the terrain it is on.

 

If you're in need of 4WD, FWD and AWD cars in Tallassee, Alabama., contact us for more information.

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Digital Trends Names Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Durango SRT 'Best Family Cars for 2019'

 

The esteemed technology news and information website, Digital Trends, has included the Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Durango SRT in their list of 'Best Family Cars for 2019'.

 The Chrysler Pacifica was awarded the 'Best Car for Large Families', whereas the Dodge Durango SRT was conferred with the title of the 'Best Performance Family Car'. These recognitions have been given based on practicality, technology, and driving pleasure.

 

The Digital Trends team spends plenty of time conducting test drives on highways, back roads, as well as off-road and on race tracks. These tests carry a number of parameters to be checked off the list. The exteriors and interiors are analysed to note the build and style of the vehicle.

 

These features have to be compatible with the vehicle's category as well as price range. The evaluating experts also use their knowledge and experience to assess the entertainment system.

 

Safety, being paramount in family cars, is measured with the help of a number of quantifiers. Once the car has performed exceedingly well in all categories, it can be considered for the recognition.

 

About Chrysler Pacifica/Pacifica Hybrid

 The Chrysler Pacifica is an ideal minivan for families. The car scores high on functionality, versatility, technology and style. The car also features gas and hybrid powertrains. In the minivan segment, it is one of the first few vehicles to achieve more than 80 MPGe in electric-mode.

 

The car also has an all-electric range of above 30 MPGe and a total range of 500 miles. The Chrysler Pacifica is also equipped with over a hundred safety features and infotainment options, making the model ideal for large families.

 

About Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango offers the best in utility, technology, and performance. It features incredible outer styling and driving dynamics as well as an impressive driving range. With regards to performance, the vehicle does exceedingly well in terms of power as well as towing capabilities.

 

The most advanced versions give a maximum of 475 horsepower and 470 lb.ft of torque; paired with an incredible towing capacity of 8,700 pounds. With these impressive figures, the Dodge Durango maintains its position as one of the best performing vehicles for families. 

 

If you are looking to purchase the Chrysler Pacifica or the Dodge Durango, you can visit us at Tallassee CJD in Tallassee, Alabama for a test drive.

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Jeep Debuting Two New Special Edition Models for 2020 Jeep Wrangler

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler has come out with plenty of exciting options for automobile enthusiasts all over. In the latest model, the car features a 3.0L turbo-diesel V6 engine found in the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. The introduction of a diesel variant brings out 260 horsepower along with 442-lb.ft. of torque.

 

The most exciting feature to be introduced in the 2020 Jeep Wrangler is its enhanced powertrain. The Sahara Trim features a mild hybrid eTorque system that uses a 48-volt belt-starter generator that smoothens the engine's torque band. The user can also choose to pair up the 2.0L turbo-four or the 3.6L Pentastar V6.

 

As for transmission, the car features a six-speed manual transmission paired along with the V6 engine. The vehicle also provides an optional eight-speed automatic transmission mated to a 3.0L turbodiesel V6 engine.

 

Coming to the two new special edition releases, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler has released the improved Willy's edition as well as the all-new Black and Tan variant.

 

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Willy's edition is meant for those who enjoy off-roading. The car is equipped with the perfect features for an enjoyable driving experience across a multitude of terrains. It boasts a limited slip differential along with Rubicon rock rails and shocks.

 

For maximum durability, there are 32-inch Firestone all-terrain tires, heavy duty brakes, as well as a part-time four-wheel drive option. As for the exteriors, the car features black 17-inch wheels coupled with grey accents. The introduction of the distinctive black grille and LED headlights and fog lights makes the car appear more stylish than ever.

 

The second variant is the Black and Tan model. This variant offers several exterior updates that express a vintage look and feel. The 17-inch machine granite wheels are perfectly compatible with the all-terrain tires for a sturdy driving experience.

 

Side steps, a tan soft stop, heritage tan upholstery, and a wizard black instrument panel are a few extra details added to amp up the style quotient of the vehicle. The car also features several other technology updates to provide top-notch infotainment and driver assistance.

 

If you are looking for the perfect off-roading experience, book the all new 2020 Jeep Wrangler at Tallassee CJD in Tallassee, Alabama today.

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Learn About 2020 Model Year Safety and Technology Terms

2020 is almost here, and before we enter the new year, there are some things we must know so that we can fit in with the changes that come about. In the automobile sector, the new year will bring along several new technological changes, as is evident from our experience in the past few years. Modern technology is being developed every other day, and to understand your vehicle better, you must keep yourself updated.

Here, we discuss some important safety and technology terms 2020 model year enthusiasts must know.


Automatic Emergency Braking

Automatic emergency braking is a technology that will feature in all cars soon. The automatic emergency braking system causes the vehicle to apply brakes immediately if the car's sensor detects an oncoming imminent collision.

It may not always prevent a collision, but it can be a great safety feature to avert accidents in most scenarios. Although this is considered a futuristic, some manufacturers have already started including this feature in certain models.


Active Windows Display

Manufacturers like Ford are coming up with software that can keep a health check on the driver. Such systems will shift to the autopilot mode if the driver seems unresponsive (due to a sudden seizure or drowsiness). This technology could also avert a considerable number of accidents resulting from drivers falling asleep behind the steering wheel.


Biometric Security Systems

It is expected that by the year 2020, cars will have added security with biometric car locking systems. This is the same security system that allows you to safeguard your phone with the help of a fingerprint sensor. The same feature could be added to vehicles, and all you would need to do is register your fingerprint in the system. Then on, you can lock and unlock your car with your finger.



Vehicle to Everything Communication Systems

As buyers demand more connectivity, vehicle manufacturers are coming up with technology that can connect your vehicle's communication system to more channels.

Qualcomm is coming up with a technology that provides 5G-ready cellular communication equipment for vehicles that will allow cars to send messages to pedestrians or communicate with other infrastructure. This is, of course, yet to be seen.

Contact us at Tallassee CJD in Montgomery, Auburn, and Weptumka to know more!

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2020 Chrysler Voyager Expands Minivan Lineup

Launched in 1988, the Voyager is a luxury minivan by Chrysler. Known for its luxurious and spacious interiors and smooth handling, the Voyager quickly became the preferred choice of families across the globe. After the fifth generation of the car (2008-2016), FCA decided to discontinue the model, breaking the hearts of millions of Voyager fans around the world.

 

If you dream of owning a shiny new Voyager, we have some great news for you. Earlier this year, FCA announced its plan to revive the Voyager nameplate, which will return for the 2020 model. The addition to this, the Voyager will expand FCA US minivan lineup.

 

The 2020 Chrysler Voyager is designed keeping affordability in mind. We, in this post, take a look at what's new for the 2020 Voyager in Tallahassee and some salient features of the latest iteration of the car.

 

New for the 2020 Voyager

l  The 2020 Chrysler Voyager will replace the Pacifica L and LX models. Chrysler will now offer three value-add models- L, LX, and LXI.

l  The LXI model comes with premium and durable UltraTec leatherette seats. The car also gets second-row Stow n' Go, black Stow 'n Place roof rack, auto-dim rearview mirror, and universal garage door opener.

l  The 2020 Voyager features a Voyager liftgate badge. The LX model boasts a refined interior, which includes satellite radio, in-floor storage bins, and second-row quad seats.

l  The BraunAbility rear and side entry conversions offer more interior space, and an enhanced ramp securement eliminates inconveniences. Flexible and adjustable seats, moreover, feature a special design to help passengers avoid fatigue during long commutes.

 

Highlights

l  The 2020 Voyager features Chrysler's next generation Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine that makes 287 hp and 262-lb. Ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a refined nine-speed automatic transmission.

l  The car comes with a 3.5-inch digital display. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard.

l  When it comes to safety, the Voyager ticks all the right boxes. The car comes with SafetyTec Group, a suite of advanced safety features, such as Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection.

l  The car features Active Noise Cancellation, and six speakers are standard. 

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Simple Tips For Protecting Your Vehicle In The Summer

Vehicle technology has come a long way, and modern cars are designed keeping performance, safety, comfort, and convenience in mind. No matter how advanced cars get, however, excess exposure to heat will always remain a potent threat to the engine and other parts.

 

The unrelenting summer heat can impact different parts of your car, dragging down the vehicle's performance. We, in this post, have curated a list of simple, yet useful pointers that describe essential summer car care tips that you can follow.

 

1. Top up coolant at regular intervals

Every car comes with coolant, which is a liquid that maintains the optimal engine temperature.  A mixture of alcohol and distilled water, the coolant absorbs extra heat generated in the power plant.

 

To ensure your engine performs flawlessly during summer, top up your coolant at regular intervals, and remember to check the reservoir and hoses for leaks. The hoses should feel firm. In case they feel squishy, discuss the problem with your mechanic.

 

2. Check vehicle fluids

When it comes to caring for your car during summer, the importance of maintaining vehicle fluids at appropriate levels cannot be emphasized enough. Periodically, check all vehicle fluids - engine oil, steering fluid, brake fluid, and transmission fluid. Top them off as and when required. When replacing or topping fluids, remember to refer to your owner's manual to find out the best variant suggested by the manufacturer.

 

3. Maintain the right tire pressure 

Tires are one of the most overlooked components of any vehicle, which is strange, given the important role that they play in delivering a comfortable ride and superior performance. Driving on under-inflated tires during summer is a recipe for disaster. When exposed to heat for a prolonged period, under-inflated tires can blast, giving rise to safety issues. 

Automotive experts recommend checking the tire pressure at least once every month. For accurate readings, check the pressure when your tires are cold. Do not follow tire pressure recommendations molded into the sidewall of your tire, as they may be wrong.

 

Instead, refer to your manual to find out the inflation pressure recommendations by your manufacturer.  You can also get this information from the tire information label located in the glove box or on the driver's door jamb.

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2020 Jeep Gladiator Towing and Storage Utilities

Known to be the ideal car for the perfect off-roading adventure, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator has now arrived with the best-in-class features. The Jeep Gladiator is known to be the only Trail Rated pick-up truck, making it a pioneer in its class.

The Jeep Gladiator is famous for performing exceedingly well in five departments - traction, water fording, manoeuvrability, articulation, and ground clearance.

The Jeep Gladiator is a pick-up truck and is most commonly used by adventure enthusiasts, and every pick-up truck needs to facilitate the need for power and space. The towing capacity of a vehicle is determined by its ability to pull weight or haul another vehicle behind it. In this regard, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is capable of hauling 7,650 pounds, putting this beast in the top of its category. With such a high weight margin, you can tow along your trailer or boat without any hassle.

The towing assistance feature comes with an impressive park-view camera. It allows you to align and park your tow trailer or camping vehicle with utmost ease.

Built for a complete traveling adventure, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator boasts extremely efficient storage utilities as well. The car gives a maximum payload capacity of 1600 pounds- a generous feat for a vehicle of this structure.

The cargo space has been installed with high-grade steel and measures up to five feet. The cargo bed is also spray-painted to increase the durability and longevity of the vehicle. For enhanced security, the cargo space is fitted with adjustable tie down loops that keep your load in place while traveling over slopes and rugged terrains.

A roll-up bed cover or the Trail Rail feature can be utilized to shelter your cargo for added security and organization. The vehicle also offers a stylish three-position tailgate and LED cargo lighting that provide both aesthetic and functional advantages.

All in all, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is undoubtedly one of the best pick-up trucks in its range. With its sporty, muscular appearance and incredible performance capabilities, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is sure to ignite the adventurer in you. Book your 2020 Jeep Gladiator today to enjoy the most amazing off-roading experience. 

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2019 Dodge Challenger vs. 2019 Dodge Charger 

Dodge is one of the most iconic car brands of all time. Originally known as the Dodge Brothers Company, the company was founded by Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge in the early 1900s. 

Dodge cars are known for their unparalleled style and powerful, performance driven engines. Today, the brand is considered the foremost American manufacturer of sport utility vehicles.

 

The Challenger and Charger are two of the most recognizable cars from the manufacturer's lineup. These two beasts have enamored generations of drivers with their unmatched capabilities. We, in this post, compare the 2019 Dodge Challenger and Charger in Tallassee across different parameters.

 

1. Performance

Both the 2019 Dodge Challenger and Charger will take your breath away with their superior performance. Thanks to an all-speed traction control, rear-wheel drive design, and lighter aluminum axles, the Challenger is one of the most fun cars to drive on the market.

 

The Challenger has a top-speed of 203 mph. To ensure safety does not take a backseat, Dodge equips every Challenger with a highly responsive braking system.

 

The 2019 Dodge Charger is a beast waiting to be unleashed. The SRT Hellcat comes with a monstrous supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that makes 707 hp and 650- lb. ft. of torque. The Charger features a responsive suspension that absorbs shocks generated from uneven terrain. In addition, four-piston Brembo high-performance brakes improve steering control.

 

2. Interior 

The 2019 Challenger features a refined interior. High performance seats especially fit the contour of the driver's body, and ventilated seating improves the ride quality. The vehicle can accommodate up to five passengers and offers plenty of cargo space.

 

The Charger's interior is designed to impress. The car features electric power steering that lets you choose from three different steering modes. Furthermore, heated and ventilated front seats help you and your co-pilot avoid fatigue during long commutes.

 

3. Safety features 

The 2019 Dodge Challenger comes loaded with advanced safety features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Automatic high beam headlamps, and Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning.


When it comes to safety, the 2019 Dodge Charger is second to none. The car is equipped with an array of safety features, including Lane sense Lane Departure Warning, Full Speed Forward Collision Warning, and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection.

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Work Done Right - 2018 Transit Connect Commercial | Tallassee Ford

Here at Tallassee Ford, we understand that we work to live, which is why we keep our Commercial vehicles stocked, especially the 2018 Ford Transit Connect. With a pretty price tag and high efficiency, the 2018 Transit is a cargo van that could make your daily route to and from the job sites that much smoother! The 2018 Transit Connect becomes the obvious choice if you are not towing heavy loads, and spending much of your time on the highway traveling between jobs that are a considerable distance from each other. This Transit Connect boasts a 27 miles-per-gallon on the highway, which makes much economical sense for your business or company. 

First, choose a wheelbase: the long-wheelbase model or the shot-wheelbase model. The former, offering a whopping 123.6 cubic feet of cargo space (or 149 cubic feet with the passenger seat folded down) is a perfect option for those who need to haul a bit more. The long-wheelbase model also has a maximum payload of 1,610 pounds, giving you plenty of muscle for your gear, whether you need to put a rack full of ladders up top, or fill the inside with your tools, you're in good hands. And perhaps, one of the greatest perks of driving a Ford Transit Connect is the blank canvas that is the side panels, the perfect billboard to promote your business. 

With the 2018 Ford Transit Connect, you'll have the very latest, available SYNC® 3, which keeps you connected like never before, bringing you the capability via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to play music, find a lunch spot, and navigate through the options on your touchscreen. This is as good as having an office, right in your vehicle! And now, through SYNC 3 AppLink, you'll be able to find your way with Waze, the innovative traffic and navigation app, keeping you up to date with traffic and the best possible routes for the daily commute. The best time to be driving to from job site to job site is now, with the 2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van. Come test drive yours today at Tallassee Ford today!

2019 Ford F-250 Performance | {Tallassee Ford}

 Looking for the 2019 Ford F250 in Tallassee? It's a great idea because you are likely to experience something that you haven't before. Rugged durability and powerful performance are two aspects that define this super-duty truck. It brings all the capabilities you would need for tackling your job site requirements. Available in six trim levels, namely XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited, this heavy-duty truck has fantastic features, high tow rating, and comfort-boosting gears.

Before you plunge into buying one, let's take you through some aspects of its performance here: • Engine options The 2019 Ford F250 offers two engine choices, a 6.2-liter V8 and a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel. The former engine generates 385-horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, while the latter creates 450-horsepower and a whopping 935 pound-feet of torque. • Acceleration and braking The 6.7-liter turbodiesel engine of the 2019 Ford F250 handles all power requests in almost the same way. The pedal feedback might seem a little grabby at first, but you just apply a little more force to ensure that it responds appropriately. • Steering Although the F250 may give you a numb steering feel, especially in the center, but it has a light steering weight that linearly gets more resistant. Owing to its adaptive steering, you can see feedback increasing once the front end of the car has some weight, particularly in situations when you are cornering. • Drivability The transmission of the 2019 Ford F250 upshifts smoothly and quickly. The powertrain response, however, has a slight lag but that's something expected from a massive turbodiesel powerplant. The downshifts happen smoothly and speedily when empty. The tow-haul mode keeps excessive up and downshifts under control of there's any serious tow weight. • Off-roading The F250 has a lockable rear diff and shift-on-the-fly 4WD, but you may have to go a little slow and shift to neutral before engaging 4L.

Besides its enormous size, the F250 is adept and sure-footed thanks to the optional FX4 off-road package that makes this heavy-duty truck perfect even on off-road situations. You can visit the nearest Ford showroom to find the 2019 FordF250 in Tallassee for a test drive. No matter what, you will surely love its superior and confident performance.

2019 Ford Fiesta ST

Looking for a sleek and sporty 5-seater Sedan? The 2019 Ford Fiesta ST in Tallassee is a 5-seater that offers high-level performance with great electronic stability control and engine torque modulation in rough-weather driving - be it through gravel, rain, or snow. Its 1.6L engine with 6-speed manual transmission delivers 197 horsepower and 202 lb.-ft. of torque.

Exteriors The exteriors sport a new distinctive grille and the body rests on 17-inch gray-painted aluminum wheels. Dual power side view mirrors with turn signal indicators and integrated blind spot mirrors provide added safety. Twin chrome-tipped exhausts add to its sporty frame. The rear of the Fiesta ST sports high-mounted rear spoilers and a rear windshield wiper. Solar-tinted glass and an acoustic-laminated windshield lend to privacy and reduce outside-noise.

Interiors Interiors are spacious with ambient lighting. The front and rear seats are fitted with 12-volt auxiliary power points. You get the feeling of being pampered with its lush carpeted front floor mats and automatic temperature control. Driving the 2019 Ford Fiesta ST is a smooth experience. Control over the vehicle is made easier with power door locks and power windows. Race-inspired aluminum pedals, the driver's left footrest, push-button start, cruise control, manual tilt, and a telescoping steering wheel give a feel-good drive. A sexy leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching lends a very sophisticated look, while adjustable lumbar support makes this a comfortable vehicle to drive. The interiors are functional as well, with a front center floor console accompanied by an armrest, two front and one rear cupholders, and a cell phone holder among others.

Infotainment The 2019 Ford Fiesta ST is fitted with SiriusXM® Radio, a Sony audio system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility.

Safety and security Standard safety and security features include 3-point safety belts for all seating positions, height-adjustable and retractable front outboard safety belts, 3-mode electronic stability control and safety belt reminder, and enough airbags to safeguard you from accidental collisions. A post-crash alert system, perimeter alarm, and anti-theft system are other added security measures that make you feel well-protected. Child-safety features include rear door locks and lower and tether anchors for the seats.

Here's All You Need To Know About The New 2020 Ford Explorer

The new 2020 Ford Explorer is meant to accompany you on your life's adventures. The carmaker has revamped the car from the inside, outside, and under the hood, and has made it available in four models: Explorer XLT, Explorer Limited, Explorer ST, and Explorer Platinum.

The engine options are 2.3-litre, 4-cylinder, 3.0-litre V6, and 3.3-litre V6. Before you buy this, check out some of its impressive features below:

·      Design

The new 2020 Ford Explorer has an eye-catching, dynamic design that's loved because of its genuine comfort and style. It includes signature LED headlights, and other strong exterior details.

As a car meant for people's active lifestyle, the carmaker has designed an interior space with an E-Z Entry second-row seating. It can fit your kids, pet, camping gear, sports equipment, and just about anything you may need for an adventurous road trip.

·       Technology

The new 2020 Ford Explorer is equipped with plenty of nifty features to get you going on your trip. Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology, SYNC® 3 and FordPass Connect™, 3.3L Hybrid Powertrain, and other driver assist features can truly lift your driving experience.

Whether it's about finding the necessary assistance while driving, staying connected with the outside world, or getting superior off-roading and towing capabilities, the Explorer's technology package is evidently innovative.

·      Flexibility

A flexible design defines the 2020 Explorer. The car gives you a plethora of features like extra cargo space, Michellin® self-sealing tires, and a B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen-all of which make it easier to do more.

The Explorer provides a cargo space up of up to 87 cubic feet behind the first row, and the audio system comprises 12 speakers-just enough for you to have fun with your kids or simply drive down humming to your favorite tunes.

Besides these, the new 2020 Ford Explorer comes with available 4WD with Terrain Management System, 10-speed transmission, towing and trailer sway control, post-collision braking, and reverse brake assist feature.

All these features work together amazing to provide an excellent driving experience without compromising the convenience and safety of the SUV. Do visit the nearest Ford dealer for a test drive of this lineup.

 


Hollywood Takes On Iconic Racing Story in 'Ford v Ferrari'

Academy Award winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale are set to star in the film, titled Ford v Ferrari. The film, directed by James Mangold, is based on the true story of American car designer Carroll Shelby and British-born driver Ken Miles, who built a groundbreaking race car for Ford Motor Co.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. recently launched the trailer of the film worldwide-something that is filled with speed, crashes, and attractive cars. The three-minute long trailer shows Shelby (Matt Damon) work with Miles (Christian Bale) to contend with the best racing gems of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Jon Bernthal, playing the role of Former Ford Motor Co. executive Lee Iacocca, reaches out to Shelby to create the "greatest race car the world has ever seen" for Ford. The stakes were huge, and so were the egos. Ford v Ferrari shows how Ford recruits Shelby to design one of Ford's iconic cars - the GT40 - to pull off one of racing's greatest upsets.

The focus of Ron Howard on auto personalities follows his successful formula in 2013's "Rush," which recreated a Formula One title duel featuring Chris Hemsworth in the lead role. It seemed like a gust of fresh air after some disastrous racing movies released before it.

Ford v Ferrari is derived from A.J. Baime's critically acclaimed book titled "Go Like Hell." However, the film ultimately gets an original screenplay. Bale and Damon are already publicizing the film through appearances as honorary starters. Not to forget, they also initiated the Indy 500 Memorial Day weekend.

A little about the original personalities

Shelby, who passed away in 2012, made a mark for himself as an American automotive designer, racing driver, and businessman. He is known for Ford's post-World War II creations such as the Ford-powered Cobra sports car, Shelby Mustang, Dodge Viper, and of course, Le Mans-winning GT40.

Lee Iacocca was the general manager at Ford in the early 1960s and she is known to have been a constant support for Shelby during the Mustang program.

To get an insight into their lives, book your tickers for Ford v Ferrari, which is set to release on Nov. 15.


2019 Jeep Renegade Features


There are several reasons why the Jeep Renegade is the first choice of millions of families around the world. Whoever said big things come in small packages was definitely talking about the Renegade. The smallest SUV by Jeep features a solid safety system. The car's thoughtfully designed glass dual-panel sunroof helps distribute natural light evenly throughout the vehicle. Jeep recently launched the 2019 version of the Renegade. The 2019 Jeep Renegade in Tallassee is available at dealerships. We, in this post, take a look at some features that help the Renegade stand out.

1.Safety features

The 2019 Jeep Renegade in Tallassee is loaded with safety features. Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop continuously analyzes your driving pattern. If the system senses that you are getting too close to the vehicle ahead of you, it can apply brakes to bring the car to a halt. Blind Spot Monitoring System helps you change lanes safely by warning you to vehicles in your blind spot zones.

When you unintentionally drift away from your lane, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist issues warnings helping you take corrective actions in a timely fashion. Full- Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking alerts you to an impending collision. If you fail to react, the system automatically engages the brakes.

2.Interior

The interior of the 2019 Renegade features a stylish yet practical design. Seats feature black leather trim with Ruby Red accent stitching. A 7-inch Driver Information Digital Cluster Display  displays a range of critical information in one place. No matter how low the outside temperature gets, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel help you avoid discomfort during long commutes.

Dual-zone automatic temperature control helps you and your passengers create custom temperature zones within the vehicle.

3.Capability

The 2019 Renegade features a 4X4 system that drastically improves the car's maneuverability. No matter how uneven the terrain, Selec Terrain Traction Management System featuring five different settings will help you face any challenge head on. When descending from a steep slope, Hill Descent Control helps you maintain balance. Cars by Jeep are known for their off-roading capabilities. Advanced maneuverability, superior water fording capabilities, and ground clearance ensure the 2019 Renegade carries this legacy with elan.



2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Performance 

 

Introduced in 2016, the Pacifica by Chrysler is a minivan. In 2017, Chrysler introduced a plug-in hybrid version of the Pacifica. Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid features a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery. Rapid acceleration, a responsive braking system, and superior handling are some reasons why the Pacifica Hybrid is loved by drivers around the globe. Because the car does not run on gasoline, drivers are able to keep a tab on their carbon footprints, which helps contribute to sustainability. The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid in Tallassee has already hit showrooms and is generating quite a buzz. We, in this post, take a look at some performance features that make the 2019 version of the Pacifica Hybrid a special car.

1.Electronic Stability Control

To help keep you and your passengers safe, the 2019 Pacifica Hybrid features Electronic Stability Control. The feature improves your vehicle's stability. Electronic Stability Control works by detecting and reducing the loss of friction. When the system senses that you are losing control over the steering, it automatically applies the brakes, helping you maintain directional control.

2.Superior towing capabilities

The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid in Tallassee, unlike other minivans can tow. When equipped properly, the vehicle can tow up to 3,600 pounds. The next time you are planning an adventure trip or want to get lost in the wild, just throw in your oversized toys and let the Pacifica Hybrid do the rest.

3.Engine

The 2019 Pacifica Hybrid features a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 260 hp. The engine operates on the highly efficient Atkinson cycle. Thanks to the ability of electric motors to provide torque on demand, drivers have enough power to bring their wildest dreams to life 

4.Handling

The 2019 version of the Pacifica Hybrid comes with a firm suspension that helps keep a check on the vehicle's overall weight, drastically improving its maneuverability and handling. Firm suspension along with a lower center of gravity ( thanks to the thoughtful placement of batteries) helps ensure that you do not face any problems navigating normal and tricky corners.

Stop thinking and start doing. To check out the 2019 Pacifica Hybrid, visit your nearest showroom today.



Ram 1500 Performance

The 2019 Ram 1500 is a pickup truck that's designed to haul. But it isn't limited to just possessing the characteristics of a typical hauler. There's more to this vehicle than what meets the eye. It's got plenty of room, fantastic interiors, and a range of engine options to keep it moving.

The 2019 RAM 1500 is probably the only pickup on the market that can be described as "livable".

There are about 7 trim levels for the RAM 1500, namely the Tradesman, the Big Horn, the Lone Star (Texas only), the Rebel, the Laramie, the Laramie Longhorn, and the Limited.

Engines

The RAM comes with a 3.6-liter V6 as standard. This unit puts out 305 horsepower and 260 lb.ft of torque. The V6 is mated to 48-volt mild-hybrid system called eTorque that puts out an extra 90 lb-ft of torque. But the torque isn't the goal here. The hybrid system is primarily aimed at boosting fuel efficiency.

There's also a 5.7-liter V8 that puts out 395 horsepower and 410 lb. ft. of torque. The V8 can also be fitted with the eTorque system if needed. Now, the V8 offers a certain level of efficiency, thanks to the cylinder shut-off system. This system cuts of half the number of cylinders to conserve fuel. Cylinder shutdown juddering is reduced, thanks to the vibration cancellation system.

All engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The power is sent either to the rear wheels or all 4 wheels, provided there is part-time or full-time transfer case.

As for towing capacity, the RAM 1500 can go all the way up to 12,570 pounds.

The RAM 1500 is quite smooth to ride, which is uncharacteristic of an SUV. You literally float over bumpy terrain and glide though roads.

The standard coil-spring suspension is great an absorbing a bump.

Looking to test drive a 2019 RAM 1500 in Charlotte, well come on over to Keffer Jeep. They've got the 2019 RAM 1500 on display right now. Just book a test drive today and you will be updated when your slot shows up.



2019 Jeep Wrangler Safety


When it comes to off-roading, there are only a handful of vehicles that make the list. The Jeep Wrangler is one of them. In fact, it's number one on that list. This is one of the most agile vehicles on the road and it has always been that way. But, with time, changes are introduced. Back in the day, the Wrangler was a barebones off-roader, with hardly anything to offer on the safety side of things. But that isn't the case today.

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler in Tallassee is one of the safest vehicles you can buy, thanks to a range of high-tech safety features that've been made available on the vehicle. So, what safety features can you look forward to in the new Wrangler?

Well, let's take a look!

The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System

Parking a vehicle has always been a bit annoying, but with the 2019 Wrangler's ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System, you won't break a sweat. The system allows you to see obstacles in odd spots, for instance, right behind you.

Needless to say, this minimizes the chances of you goofing up your parking or damaging the vehicle. The system can send out signals and alert you the moment sensors pick up anything solid.

The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System comes with the ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera, which can alert you to objects that are hidden from your natural view. The hidden objects are displayed on the Uconnect® touchscreen, making reversing safe and easy.

Blind Spot Monitoring & Rear Cross Path Detection

Blind Spot Monitoring & Rear Cross Path Detection leverage radar-based sensors to detect other vehicles near you, when you're on the road. You see, there are multiple blind spots near a vehicle that you, the drive, cannot see. But, with these technologies, you are warned of vehicles that get too close for comfort.

These are just some of the safety features available on the 2019 Jeep Wrangler. For a more in-depth look, head to Tallassee CJDR. We are the official dealers for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler in Tallassee.

2019 Jeep Cherokee - More Features

The Jeep Cherokee is one of the most recognizable crossover SUVs on American roads. Originally a full-size SUV, the Cherokee later evolved to a compact SUV, and finally to its current avataar of a crossover SUV. The Jeep Cherokee ticks all the right boxes. The vehicle comes with an awesome infotainment system, has excellent off-roading capabilities, and delivers a smooth ride. If you can't decide whether to get a 2019 Jeep Cherokee in Tallassee, you have come to the right place. We, in this post, explore 3 features that make the Cherokee a standout car.

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee features a timeless exterior design. A bold front end, premium LED headlamps and fog lamps help improve visibility without dragging down the overall look. To ensure every Cherokee is a reflection of its owner's persona, Jeep offers wheels in a range of styling options. To help you avoid inconvenience when holding items in both your hands, the Cherokee comes with a power liftgate.

The interior features soft Nappa leather-trimmed seating that is as stylish as comfortable. A Dual Pane Panoramic Sunroof helps turn every commute into an adventurous outing. Heated steering wheel and heated front seats welcome you and your co-pilot. The SUV features a hidden load floor that can be used to store cargo.

All this styling (thankfully!) does not come at the cost of safety. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is loaded with a range of safety features including Electronic Stability Control that keeps you safe by correcting oversteer and understeer. Blind Spot Monitoring continuously scans your blind spot, alerting you to vehicles travelling in your blind spot zones. Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go adjusts the vehicle's speed when it senses the traffic ahead of you slowing down.

When the system detects your Cherokee approaching a vehicle at high speed, Full Speed Forward Collision Warning alerts issues issues audio and visual warnings. If you fail to react to the threat, advanced brake assist applies brakes.

The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk gives you the choice to steer around over or crawl over obstacles. Jeep Active Drive Lock System ensures proper traction at every tire. Selec-Terrain TractionManagement System make the Cherokee an all weather vehicle.

 


2019 Dodge Challenger

The Dodge Challenger is one of the most loved muscle cars of all time. The Challenger is unique in the sense that it is the only muscle car that offers four-wheel drive. A wide body trim, smooth handling and retro styling are just some reasons why America fell in love with the Challenger. The 2019 version of the muscle car has hit Dodge Challenger showrooms in Tallassee and other parts of the country. We, in this post, take a look at some features that make the 2019 Dodge Challenger a car to watch out for.

Dodge engines have become synonymous with high performance. The 2019 Dodge Challenger  comes with five different engine options, all capable of making enough power to bring your craziest of fantasies to life. Dodge's active exhaust system delivers a distinct sound characteristic of muscle cars. Launch Control delivers smooth acceleration. A responsive six-speed manual transmission make the Challenger a fun car to ride.

Sport Brake System and Brembo Four Piston Brake System improve the responsiveness of the braking system. All-speed traction control help maintain proper traction at each tire. The Challenger uses an aluminum axle that help reduce friction, improving the ride quality.

The 2019 Dodge Challenger makes a bold statement with its mean looking exterior and cool interior. The Challenger proudly displays its Hellcat badge, declaring itself as one of the baddest cars on the road. Air Catcher headlamps and full-width rear taillamps with gloss black up the muscle car's style quotient. To help drivers customize their Challengers, Dodge offers a number of hood options.

The interior features high performance seats designed to caress the contours of your body. Heated front seats and ventilated seating ensure that comfort does not take a back seat while you push your Challenger to its limits. Drivers get to choose from four available steering wheel options.

The 2019 Dodge Challenger's ability to wreak havoc on the streets has helped it earn the reputation of being one of the baddest cars, however, when it comes to ensuring security, the muscle car is as caring as a family car, watching over you like a guardian. A range of driver-assist features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Forward Collision Warning work together to protect you. In the event of a collision, a heavy-duty frame and crumple zones help avoid serious injuries.

 


2019 Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango has been in production for two decades now. The initial two generations of the mid-size SUV were based on the Dodge Dakota. In its third generation now, the Durango shares the Grand Cherokee's platform. From detailed styling to excellent handling, there are many reasons to bring this sporty, minivan alternative home. Recently Dodge launched the 2019 version of the SUV that is being sold through various Dodge Durango dealerships in Tallassee and other parts of the country. We, in this post, take a look at some features that set the 2019 Dodge Durango apart.

Jeep has the reputation of designing some of the classiest cars on the roads today. The 2019 Durango carries this legacy forward. The 2019 Dodge Durango is stylish both from the outside and inside. The Durango's LED racetrack taillamp does not compromise on practicality to look stylish. The SUV features split-crosshair grille that adds a new dimension to its appearance.

The Durango's interior is as spacious as stylish. The car offers 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Passengers get to choose from 50 different seating configurations. Seats feature premium Nappa Axis II perforated leather with Tungsten Accent stitching. Say goodbye to cramps and muscle pulls. You and your co-pilot get heated seats with four-way power lumbar adjustments. Second-row passengers get easy access to vent controls and USB ports.

The 2019 Dodge Durango comes with Blind Spot Monitoring that alerts you to vehicles in your blind zones, reducing collision risks when changing lanes. Electronic Stability Control helps maintain directional control even in testing driving conditions. All-Speed Traction Control is designed to help you navigate turns with confidence.

Electronic Roll Mitigation works with Electronic Stability Control to apply individual braking. Ready Alert Braking, Brake Assist, Rain Brake Support, and Electronic Brake Force Distribution improve the responsiveness of the braking system.

The 2019 Dodge Durango has a rated towing capacity of 6,200 pounds. The Durango SRT, an upgraded version of the SUV can tow up to 8,700 pounds. Standard Trailer Sway Control helps eliminate sway. An eight-speed automatic transmission provides impressive acceleration.




2019 Jeep Compass


Introduced in 2007, the Jeep Compass is a compact crossover SUV. Sharp exterior, up class cabin materials, plenty of legroom, and superior handling are some reasons why car enthusiasts find it hard to ignore the Compass. Whether you are looking for your first car that is practical yet fun to ride or are planning to add a stylish vehicle to your collection, the Compass deserves your consideration. The 2019 version of the iconic car has been receiving rave reviews since it hit Jeep Compass showrooms in Tallassee and other parts of the country. We, in this post, take a look at some features that make the 2019 Jeep Compass a winner in its segment.

The 2019 Jeep Compass is stylish both from outside and inside. The SUV comes with a two-tone gloss black roof that ups its style appeal. Alloy wheels available in a range of styles lend a classy and refined look. LED taillamps and Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge headlamps combine practicality with style. For easier loading and unloading, the Compass features a power tailgate.

 The interior features black leather seats with tungsten accent stitching. Heated steering wheel and heated front seats help you and your passenger avoid inconvenience during long rides. Dual-zone automatic temperature control helps you and your passengers create custom environments within the car.

 The 2019 Jeep Compass comes with a range of driver-assist features such as Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection, Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go that help you stay alert on the road.

 While Blind Spot Monitoring alerts you to vehicles in your blind post zones, Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning issues alerts when it senses an imminent frontal collision. If you fail to react to these warnings, the system will automatically apply brakes. Seven airbags and a heavy-duty chassis help avoid serious injuries in the event of a collision.

 Features such as windshield wiper de-icer, heated exterior mirrors and rain sensing windshield wipers make the 2019 Compass an all-weather vehicle. Selec -Terrain Traction Management System is designed to help you drive in different conditions with confidence. Hill Descent Control helps you face challenges that steep climbs throw at you head on.  




2020 Jeep Gladiator


Designed and developed after the 1963 iconic Jeep Wrangler, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is the new Jeep of Tallassee that everyone's waiting for with bated breath. Scheduled to be launched early next year, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is said to offer increased performance and functionality. This new Jeep Wrangler is guaranteed to make heads turn, come late 2019. Automobile experts believe this car will give stiff competition to the new Dodge RAM 1500.

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is a midsize pickup truck with a 5-foot bed that mimics the look and design of the massive '63 Wrangler. The decision to retain the aesthetics of the Jeep has been a deliberate one, keeping in mind how the '63 model is still a favorite with Jeep enthusiasts.

The car's engine is a 3.6 liter V6, producing 285-horsepower and with a 260 lb-ft of torque. A 3-liter diesel, the six-cylinder version with 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque is said to be on the cards and may be launched mid-2020. The Gladiator has a sizeable payload capacity for a midsized vehicle, at 1600 pounds. Its large 137-inch wheelbase is more than capable of meeting this high payload capacity.

The Gladiator comes in four trim levels - Sport, Sport S, Overland and Rubicon as the variants progress, the off-roading capabilities of the vehicles increases. Each variant has the option of the 6-speed manual and the 8-speed automatic transmission.

This particular Jeep model is a 4-door 5-passenger setup. It also has a sunroof with removable panels and a windshield that can be folded down. This gives passengers an exhilarating open-air experience

In terms of how great it is to drive in, the Gladiator performs better than the car that inspired it. Compared to the older Wrangler models which had the live axle, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator's 5-link rear suspension improves load carrying capacity and road articulation. Storage space in this new Jeep Wrangler is excellent. The tailgate can be kept in a half-open position, allowing owners to place items as large as plywood in the storage area. At the bottom of the rear seat is a removable, lockable and weatherproof bin, which can be used for storage.

The Gladiator, just like the Jeep Cherokee in Tallahassee, comes built-in with a Uconnect infotainment center touchscreen (7-8.4 inches). The system comes with a Navigation feature and an integrated voice system. There is also a TFT driver information display, with both 3.5 inches and 7 inches size available. There is also a charging port in the dashboard. Owners have the option of getting set a wireless speaker installed.

Want to know more about the new Jeep Gladiator, the new Dodge in Tallassee or the Jeep Cherokee? Call Tallassee CDJR today.



2019 Jeep Cherokee - An Overview


Joining the ranks of the new Dodge Ram 1500 and the new Jeep Wrangler is Jeep's second release for 2019 - the Jeep Cherokee in Tallahassee. More fuel-efficient and spacious than older models, this is an excellent car for off-roading. The company has made significant improvements to this model, to make it more appealing to a broader market.

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a significant improvement in both aesthetics and performance.  The odd placement of the lights in the older models has been done away with, and the LED lights, daytime running lights, and fog lights are all clustered below. This at least makes the car look better than before. Other features are just an upgrade of earlier models.

The Jeep comes in four variants/trims - Limited, Latitude, Latitude Plus, Overland and Trailhawk. The engine options include the 3.2 liters V6 engine generating 270 horsepower at 4400 rpm torque and 239 ft-lb; and the 2.4 liters 4-cylinder engine producing 184 horsepower at 171 lb-ft. The latter is the same as the 2018 model. All variants have the Cherokee's iconic CommandView® Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof, making travel a pleasure.

In terms of changes - the entry-level is an automatic Active Drive I four-wheel set-up. The car's weight has been cut by 7.5kgs to reduce fuel consumption. The Active Drive II variant has a 1-inch suspension lift for additional ground clearance and low-range gearing. The Trailhawk trim comes with locking rear differential feature. The cargo area of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee has also been increased by a volume of 67 liters, bringing the total cargo capacity to 764 liters. All of the variants of the Cherokee have a towing capacity of 2,041 kilograms.

The interiors of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee are made from Napa leather. Just like other Jeep vehicles, the Cherokee too has a Uconnect® 4C NAV with an integrated voice control system. The 8.4 inches touchscreen supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, Access Package and Navigation, amongst other features. The car also comes with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi hotspot, up to 50 feet and connectable to 8 devices.

Buyers have the option to integrate the Alpine® Premium Audio System comprising of the 12-channel, 506-watt amplifier, 8-inch subwoofer, and nine speakers. The Jeep comes with two media USB ports, auxiliary ports, and 12-volt charging capability.

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee has perfumed well on the IIHS crash tests. Despite not being a bestseller, this car is still a favorite with off-roaders, even over the new Dodge in Tallassee, which has one of the safest off-roading capabilities.. The vehicle has an Active Drive Lock and a  Selec-Speed crawl-control system, with older safety features.

If you're interested in buying this new Jeep in Tallahassee, visit Tallassee CDJR today.





2019 RAM 1500


RAM has done it again. Bringing out its brand new Dodge in Tallassee - the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 - almost a year earlier than anticipated, the American automobile company has set the stage for an exciting year.

The company's latest offering - the new Dodge Ram 1500 -  is sleeker, more state-of-the-art and more spacious than ever before; placing it in the must-buy list for Dodge lovers.

The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 is a sturdy and sleek vehicle, that's high in power. Buyers can select from two powerful engines - the 3.6-liter V6 engine generating 269 lb-ft of torque and 305 horsepoweror or the 5.7-liter V8 engine producing 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. The high engine power gives the vehicle a payload capacity of 2,300 pounds, plus a towing capacity at 12,750 pounds.

The truck comes in 7 variants/trims - Longhorn, Tradesman, Rebel, Big Horn, Laramie, HFE and Limited. Both engine options are available for every variant in the range, except the 5.7-liter engine, for the HFE. The variants come in three frame lengths/wheelbases - 144.5-inches on crew cab short beds, 153.5-inches on crew cab long beds and 140.5 inches on crew cab short bed for the Quad Cab.

The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 has a state-of-the-art Uconnect infotainment system with a choice between an 8.4 inches and 12 inches touch screen. The screen is connected to a host of in-vehicle controls via Bluetooth® connectivity and 4G Wi-Fi hotspot. You also have two in-built three-pronged 115-volt plugs in the basic models. Higher variants are eligible for up to five USB ports (of which four are USB C ports, and one is an integrated wireless charging pad).

Buyers also have the option of purchasing a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with a 10-inch subwoofer. The truck comes with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, giving drivers a new layer of control over their devices and in-car entertainment.

The comes with a 360-degree rearview camera, that offers excellent visibility. The truck also displays a forward-collision warning, in addition to the rear-collision notice; and comes built with an emergency braking system. All the variants offer lane-keeping assistance with a lane-departure warning. The adaptive cruise control makes driving safe and effortless. 

Overall, the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 is more refined than the other models, yet it retains the ruggedness that buyers love about it. 

If you'd like to purchase a new Dodge Ram 1500 in Tallassee, visit Tallassee CDJR today.


2019 Jeep Wrangler

The Wrangler has been an iconic off-roading vehicle for years, and the 2019 Jeep Wrangler is cited by experts to be a major improvement over earlier models. Despite remaining true to its rugged heritage, the new Jeep Wrangler comes in a slightly-more sophisticated body that looks great and feels fantastic to sit in.

The Wrangler comes in four variants/trim levels - Rubicon, Sport, Sport S and Sahara - each of which come in the petrol version currently, with a diesel version on-the-way. The jeep comes with two engine options - the 3.6-liter V-6 with 285-horsepower and the 2.0-liter four-cylinder mild-hybrid motor with 270-horsepower. Torque is at  440 lb-ft. The car has both the six-speed manual transmission and the eight-speed automatic transmission. Insiders reveal that a plug-in hybrid powertrain variant may soon grace the world by 2020.

The jeep comes in both 2-door and 4-door versions. But the best part is that these are removable doors. There's also a flat windscreen that can be folded down.

The interiors of the new Jeep in Tallassee are cherry red. The jeep comes with an optional 550-watt, eight-speaker Alpine® Premium Audio System with a subwoofer, capable of amplifying 12 channels. Buyers have the option of having noise-canceling technology fitted-into the car. 

The car's Uconnect® 4C NAV touchscreen comes with an in-built navigation system with an integrated Voice Command feature. The Jeep also comes with both Wi-Fi-hotspot and Bluetooth connectivity up to 50 feet and can connect to 8 devices. The car comes both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Sirius Guardian and All Access Package can also be integrated. 

Two features that make the 2019 Jeep Wrangler better than the new Dodge in Tallassee is the hidden storage area at the rear of the vehicle and the MOLLE-style inspired utility grid that can store a first aid kit, flashlights, and water bottles.

The car comes with a 7-inches/8.4 inches Driver Information Digital Cluster Display that providers drivers real-time driving stats. Driver assist features like the rear cross-traffic alert,  blind-spot monitoring, and rear parking sensors, make the drive safer. The jeep comes with LED headlights and a rearview camera, which provide greater visibility.

The JL body is now an all-aluminum construction, forgoing the steel in exchange for less drag and better road articulation. The lightness of the vehicles makes it much easier to control too. It is also more travel-friendly compared to older models. In all, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler is a more-inspired version of the Wrangler range.  If you'd like to see the new Jeep in Tallassee, visit Tallassee CDJR today. We also sell the new Dodge Ram 1500 and the Jeep Cherokee in Tallassee.