AutoGuide Names Chrysler Pacifica the 2021 Family Vehicle of the Year

AutoGuide Names Chrysler Pacifica the 2021 Family Vehicle of the Year | Toronto, ON

AutoGuide is a trusted source in the automotive world, providing the latest news and reviews to help consumers buy cars. For its 2021 list of the best vehicles to purchase, the publication named the Chrysler Pacifica the Family Vehicle of the Year.

What made the 2021 Pacifica a winner was its combination of safety, style, roominess, and practicality. AutoGuide editor Kyle Patrick noted, “The Pacifica is the latest evolution of the origins of the species. This made-in-Canada people-mover carries the spirit of the original Caravan, loaded with practical, family-friendly features.”

Indeed, the Pacifica is an ideal family vehicle and has been for years. But the 2021 model brought with it some impressive updates like the inclusion of available all-wheel drive, a new top-of-the-line Pinnacle trim with lush caramel leather and throw pillows, and the revised Uconnect® 5 infotainment system with improved graphics and multiple user profile capability.

Then there’s the Pacifica Hybrid model, which is equipped with many of the same features as the gas-powered Pacifica but houses a 3.6-litre Pentastar™ VVT V6 hybrid engine under its hood. As a result, you can go further for longer thanks to a 51-kilometre all-electric range and a combined driving range of up to 835 kilometres.*

No matter which Chrysler Pacifica you choose, you can trust that you’ll be getting behind the wheel of a reliable family vehicle. If you’d like to take one for a test drive, stop by and see us at Downtown CDJR in Toronto.

*Electric range based on EnerGuide combined fuel consumption ratings, full battery charge and hybrid mode. Driving range based on EnerGuide combined fuel consumption ratings, fuel tank capacity, full battery charge, and hybrid mode. Your actual driving range will vary based on driving habits and other factors.

Jeep® Wrangler Earns Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Award

Wrangler retained value in Toronto, ON

The Jeep® Wrangler is more than just one of the most easily recognizable vehicles in the world – it’s also one of the best at keeping its value. It’s no surprise that the Wrangler recently earned a Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Award for the 12th year in a row.

The Best Retained Value Awards honours vehicles that have retained the greatest percentage of their original MSRP over the past four years. This program, which has been around for 14 years now, helps consumers decide what vehicles will hold their value better, reducing the total cost of ownership.

“We’re incredibly proud to again accept this award from Canadian Black Book for Best Retained Value,” said David Buckingham, President and CEO, FCA Canada. “Jeep® Wrangler resonates with consumers in both the new and pre-owned market like few other vehicles can, thanks to a unique combination of rugged good looks, unmatched capability, and the offer of open-air freedom.”

For 2021, the awards looked at cars and trucks in 23 categories with the Wrangler earning the top position in the Midsize Crossover/SUV category. It previously competed in the Compact Sport Utility category, but was realigned to this new one because the majority of Wranglers sold in Canada are the four-door model.

To acquire a high-value Jeep® Wrangler of your own, give us a call here at Downtown Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Toronto.

Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Rejoin Jeep® Lineup

Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer in Toronto, ON

Two iconic Jeep® vehicles are rejoining the brand’s lineup. The 2022 Wagoneer and 2022 Grand Wagoneer will offer premium luxury, space, and capability while paying tribute to the brand’s storied past.

The Wagoneer has strong appeal for families thanks to its eight-passenger capacity. It also boasts a best-in-class towing capability of up to 4,536 kg and will be offered at three different trim levels.

For the Grand Wagoneer, high-end luxury is at the forefront. It presents up to 190 cm of total screen display area throughout the cabin and features the first-ever Fire TV for Auto integration with Alexa, giving you access to hundreds of thousands of movies, TV shows, and apps on the go. Its first-in-segment 26-cm passenger screen provides navigation, exterior vehicle cameras, and entertainment.

Each of these models also come equipped with the off-road-readiness you expect from a Jeep®. Three 4×4 systems are available: Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II with active low range and rear electronic limited slip differential. Both models are designed with up to 61 cm of water fording and a Selec-Terrain® traction management system.

Under the hood of the 2022 Wagoneer, you will find a 5.7-litre V7 engine that pumps out 392 horsepower and 404 lb-ft of torque. The Grand Wagoneer uses a 6.4-litre V8 engine that puts out 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque.

These two new Jeep® models will go on sale sometime during the second half of 2021. Contact us here at Downtown Chrysler in Toronto for more details on how you can reserve your own Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer.

Jeep® Wrangler Gets New Mopar Half Doors

2021 Jeep Wrangler half doors in Toronto, ON

The Jeep® Wrangler is known for its open-air driving experience, and the brand is looking to enhance this with an all-new factory option – the Dual-Door Group.

Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) from Mopar worked to create this new package that includes new Wrangler half doors, making this rugged vehicle even more iconic.

“The open-air freedom of driving the Jeep® Wrangler is a one-of-a-kind experience,” said Jim Morrison, Vice President of Jeep Brand North America. “Now with the latest Dual-Door Group factory offering from Mopar and its full catalog of authentic Jeep Performance Parts, our active-lifestyle enthusiasts can easily push the open-air envelope further.”

This new group will be available on both two- and four-door Wrangler models as part of an original new-vehicle purchase in the United States and Canada. It includes both full and half doors, allowing you to outfit your Wrangler with the doors that fit your mood.

The half doors will work when equipped with any of the following features: power mirrors, blind-spot detection, passive and non-passive entry handles, and power locks. It’s a quick swap from full to half doors, using the existing hinge locations and the same wiring connections for easy install.

The pricing for the Dual-Door Group will range for $3,175 Canadian MSRP to $5,935 Canadian MSRP, depending on the type of model and how many doors you need. Contact us here at Downtown CDJR in Toronto to learn how you can get behind the wheel of a Wrangler equipped with this new half-door package.

New 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Boasts 3 Rows and More

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L in Toronto, Ontario

For 2021, the Jeep® Grand Cherokee is adding a new three-row option: the Grand Cherokee L.  Along with the extra space, this SUV also gives drivers legendary 4×4 capability, a refined interior, and advanced technologies for confident travel around Toronto and beyond.

The 2021 Grand Cherokee L can seat up to seven passengers, making it a convenient option for families that like to head off-road on the weekends. It comes with three 4×4 system options — Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II with rear electronic limited slip-differential (eLSD). Each of these systems strive to improve traction, moving the torque to work with the wheel that has the most grip in any given moment.

Along with these agile, rugged 4×4 systems, the Grand Cherokee L comes equipped with a Quadra-Lift air suspension and Selec-Terrain traction management system. It also features two capable powertrain options. The first is a standard 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine, which puts out 290 horsepower and 257 lb-ft of torque. The second is the award-winning 5.7-litre V8 engine, which produces 357 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque.

The 2021 Grand Cherokee L is more than just capable — it’s equipped with technologies and premium features to elevate your day-to-day travels. High-quality materials give the cabin a high-end feel, while the available 10.1-inch touch screen shows off the award-winning Uconnect® 5 infotainment system. A rear-seat monitoring camera helps you keep an eye on your children when you’re driving around town. The Grand Cherokee L is also the first Jeep® to offer a fully digital rearview mirror.

This all-new Jeep® SUV will arrive in dealerships in the second quarter of 2021 — including right here at Downtown Chrysler in Toronto.

Jeep® Announces New 2021 Wrangler Rubicon 392

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 in Toronto, ON

The moment you have been waiting for has finally arrived. Jeep® has announced the most capable and powerful Wrangler yet: the 2021 Wrangler Rubicon 392.

The all-new Wrangler Rubicon 392 boasts a 6.4-litre V8 engine that pumps out 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. With this powertrain, the Wrangler Rubicon 392 can go from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, which is 40 percent faster than a Wrangler Rubicon with a V6 engine. This is the first time in nearly 40 years that the Wrangler will have a V8 engine option.

Paired to this V8 engine is a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission with standard steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Along with this increased power, the Rubicon 392 will offer better off-road readiness. Its approach and departure angles are greater, and its suspension articulation is more refined. This Jeep® can also traverse water up to 32.5 inches and offers 10.3 inches of ground clearance.

Other off-road features including upgraded frame rails, a two-inch factory lift, heavy-duty brakes, and FOX high-performance shocks. The Wrangler Rubicon 392 is also Trail Rated®, having undergone extensive testing to earn this badge.

The 2021 Wrangler Rubicon 392 will go on sale in the first quarter of 2021, and we’ll have it for you here at Downtown Chrysler in Toronto.

3 Great Off-Roading Destinations Near Toronto

Toronto off-roading | Toronto, ON

To get your adrenaline pumping, there’s nothing like heading off the beaten path in your Trail Rated® Jeep®. If you’re looking to get out of the bustling heart of Toronto and go exploring, head to one of these off-road destinations around Ontario.

Ganaraska Forest

If you don’t want to drive too far, head to Ganaraska Forest. This lush 11,000-acre forest offers all types of trails. The ones that you can explore in your Jeep® are located in the West and East Forest areas. Prepare for nearly anything, since the paths can go from wide to narrow and change directions in an instant. Consider purchasing a park map before heading out.

California Road

Once part of a local settlement, this trail near White Lake is rough and unmaintained, making it ideal for vehicles that have at least 12 inches of clearance. Expect wetlands, rocks, deep ruts, narrow passages, and thick brush. There are even campgrounds nearby for you to spend the night in if you want to make a weekend out of it.

Gun Mountain Loop Trail

Nestled near Madawaska Valley, the Gun Mountain Loop Trail is a 4.3-km loop that is moderately difficult. It has varied terrain, steep inclines, wetlands, and a variety of other obstacles that are really fun to overcome. Along the trail, you’ll find a number of campsites to enjoy, along with breathtaking views to go with up to 151 m in elevation.

Need a Trail Rated® Jeep® for your big off-road trip near Toronto? We’ve got you covered here at Downtown Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram. Stop in soon to check out our inventory and find your perfect Jeep® adventure vehicle.

All-New 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Brings the Power

Ram 1500 TRX in Toronto, ON

Ram is raising the bar for power with the all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX pickup truck. This light-duty truck has set new benchmarks for both power and performance in its segment, coming with a standard 6.2-litre supercharged HEMI® V8 engine that’s ready for anything.

The Ram 1500 TRX delivers a jaw-dropping 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque with this supercharged V8, giving it a top speed of 190 km/h. These numbers make it the most powerful mass-produced truck on the global market, turning the heads of truck lovers everywhere.

Along with this power, the TRX has a range of off-road features that make it ideal for adventures outside of Toronto. For instance, it benefits from up to 813 millimetres of water fording, a maximum towing capacity of 3,674 kilograms, and a maximum payload rating of 594 kilograms.

The unique Ram 1500 TRX suspension system comes with active damping and is inspired by desert off-road racers. It also features front and rear 2.5-inch Bilstein Black Hawk e2 adaptive performance shocks, which were designed exclusively for the TRX and can traverse harsh terrains at speeds up to 161 km/h.

On the inside, the Ram 1500 TRX boasts the most spacious interior in its segment with a range of premium appointments, including wrapped leather and suede interior and available red and carbon fibre accents. A new flat-bottom steering wheel provides optimum control of the wheel, while the reimagined centre console has maximized storage, including a new wireless charging doc and five USB ports.

Contact us here at Downtown Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Toronto to learn more about the thrilling new Ram 1500 TRX.

Fun Winter Day Trips Near Toronto

Toronto day trips | Toronto, ON

Winter is a magical time in Toronto. The snow falls, the cold weather allows us to bundle up in cozy sweaters, and there are so many ways to enjoy some winter fun — but sometimes, you just have to get out of the city to truly appreciate it. If you’re looking for things to do this winter, keep these fun winter day trips near Toronto in mind.

Escape to a spa at Blue Mountain. Rejuvenate and relax this holiday season at Scandinave Spa. This spa is known for its Scandinavian Baths, heated outdoor pools that allow you to take in the beauty of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Niagara Escarpment. The spa has strict protocols in place to ensure your experience is relaxing as possible, and it is only two hours outside of the city.

Enjoy the beauty of the Crawford Lake Conservation Area. Just one hour outside of Toronto is the Crawford Lake Conservation Area, which is the perfect setting for a winter hike. You must check out its meromictic lake,  a rare type of lake that has layers of waters that don’t intermix, giving it a unique appearance. It also has a 1.4 km boardwalk throughout its beautiful natural scenery, making it a fantastic place for a winter stroll.

See what it’s like behind Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is only 1.5 hours away from Toronto, which makes it an ideal day trip. Experience what it’s like behind the falls themselves with the Journey Behind the Falls experience. You will get the opportunity to venture 125 feet down into 130-year-old tunnels for an up-close view of the waterfall.

Remember to stay safe as you travel outside Toronto this winter, and be sure to visit Downtown Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram for service before you leave.

Limited-Edition ‘Built to Serve’ Ram Trucks Launched

Ram Built to Serve Edition | Toronto, ON

If you’ve been worried about missing the release of the Ram Built to Serve Edition trucks, never fear — more will be available soon. Ram Truck recently announced that it will be starting the production of the third installment of these special edition trucks this month.

The special Built to Serve Edition truck looks to honour those who serve or have served in the military. Over the course of a year, a new Built to Serve Edition model will be launched every three months. Each edition will have two specially selected paint colours, which are only offering in a new low-volume paint option exclusive to this program.

For the current installment, these exterior colours are Anvil and Billet Silver. The models will come with a black interior with Light Diesel Grey accent stitching.

The current colours offered with these special edition pickups include:

  • Gator and Diamond Black
  • Ceramic Grey and Patriot Blue
  • Anvil and Billet Silver
  • Tank and Flame Red
  • Spitfire and Bright White

These trucks also come with other unique features, including 20-inch aluminum wheels with a one-of-a-kind Technical Grey finish and body-colour wheel flares. You can even apply your own patches, whether they’re regimental, flags, name tapes, or slogans, to personalize the Built to Serve Edition truck.

Contact us at Downtown Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Toronto to learn more about the Ram Built to Serve Edition.