Uconnect® 5 Infotainment System Added to 2022 Ram Lineup

Uconnect® 5 Infotainment System Added to 2022 Ram Lineup | Toronto, ON
Pictured: 2021 Ram 1500

The 2022 lineup of durable and reliable Ram trucks has arrived and they’re more advanced than ever before, thanks to the inclusion of the Uconnect® 5 infotainment system. The innovative technology now has an enhanced processor speed, more memory, and improved screen resolution.

“A competitive advantage of our Uconnect 5 system lies in its ability to align with customer needs using personalization and unique content for each brand,” said Mamatha Chamarthi, Head of Software Business and Product Management at Stellantis. “The features and user experience are tailor-made for Ram trucks and Ram commercial vehicles, and will continue to expand with the digitalization of mobility.”

With the Uconnect® 5 system on the 2022 Ram 1500 Sport and above, you can stay more connected than ever. Advanced features like wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ mean you can keep the cabin clear of cords while using your favourite apps on the 12-inch touch screen. An exciting new amenity from the Uconnect® 5 system is Alexa In-Vehicle Assistant. With this innovative feature, you can ask Alexa to add items to your to-do list, play podcasts, and more.

The 2022 Ram 1500 has been engineered to ideally blend capability, comfort, and technology. You can experience this truck and its many benefits at Downtown CDJR in Toronto, Ontario.

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.

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.

How to Shop at Downtown Chrysler from Your Home

How to Shop at Downtown Chrysler from Your Home | Toronto, ON

Are you ready for a new ride but unsure about venturing out? It’s both safe and convenient to shop at Downtown Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram directly from your home. Whether you’re looking to buy or lease a new car, you can complete the entire process through our online dealership. 

Take advantage of DAG Online. Any job is easy when you have the right tools, and shopping for a new car is no exception. Our DAG Online website is ideal for online buying. It allows you to see the models we have on our lot, build your own custom option, and more. You can even see the exact number of vehicles in stock.

Finance made easy. At Downtown Chrysler, we offer a range of finance options and an expert team that’s ready to help. Whatever your budget requirements and credit score, we will create a finance plan that is designed for your needs.

Easily complete the entire process online. From finding the right model and valuing your trade-in to applying for credit and getting your new vehicle delivered directly to your home, the entire process can be completed with our dealership online. It’s as simple as checking out our homepage and calling us if you need to ask any questions along the way.

Whether you’re just looking or ready to buy, your dream vehicle is just a few clicks away at Downtown Chrysler. 

3 Tips for Sanitizing Your Vehicle

Sanitizing Your Vehicle | Toronto, ON

Sanitizing your vehicle is a great way to protect yourself and your passengers from the spread of viruses and other illnesses. Start with these three tips to enjoy improved cleanliness and peace of mind as you drive.

Wash frequently touched surfaces

Make sure you wash each of your vehicle’s high-touch areas. The climate controls, touch screens, steering wheel, shift knobs, lock buttons, interior and exterior door handles, and all other frequently touched surfaces should be wiped down with disinfecting wipes or an alcohol-based cleaner and microfibre cloth.

Be thorough

Clean all of your vehicle’s hard interior surfaces, including the dashboard, centre console, door panels, and windows. Even if an area hasn’t been touched, you or a passenger may have recently coughed or sneezed on it. You’ll also want to sanitize soft surfaces like seats, carpets, and headliners. Make sure you’re using appropriate, non-bleach-based products that won’t damage the upholstery.

Keep your vehicle clean

Once you finish your initial sanitization steps, prioritize keeping up with cleanliness. Keep disinfecting wipes in your vehicle and use them regularly on high-touch surfaces. It’s also a good idea to apply hand sanitizer before entering your vehicle and after getting out.

Still have questions about the best products or processes for sanitizing your vehicle? Get in touch with our service department here at Downtown Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Important Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Car

Spring Maintenance Tips | Toronto, ON

Snow is quickly becoming a thing of the past as we say goodbye to winter. As the temperatures begin to rise, it’s time to start thinking about getting your vehicle ready for spring. Here are some spring maintenance tips to keep in mind as you prepare for warmer weather.

Switch out your winter tires

Spring means less snow and ice. It also means that you no longer need the extra traction your winter tires provide. Bring your car in to Downtown Chrysler to get your winter tires switched out for all-season ones.

Give your vehicle a spring cleaning

Salt and winter grime build up over the course of the cold season, potentially leading to rust and other damage. Give your car a thorough cleaning both inside and out to get yourself ready for the spring — and don’t forget the undercarriage.

Check your fluids

Make sure your vehicle is up to date on its routine maintenance and check its vital fluids, including oil, coolant, and wiper fluid.

Get your brakes checked out

Winter road conditions can affect your braking system, so make sure you get it checked out as the weather warms up. That way, you can be confident that your vehicle will stop the way you need it to.

Put these steps on your to-do list for spring, and be sure to visit our top-notch service department here at Downtown Chrysler for all your vehicle’s maintenance needs.

Jeep Introduces All-New 2020 Wrangler EcoDiesel

Wrangler EcoDiesel | Toronto, ON

If you love the Jeep Wrangler but wish it was available with a diesel engine, you’re in luck — the rugged brand recently announced the all-new 2020 Wrangler EcoDiesel. New for the 2020 model year, it will be the most efficient Wrangler yet and boast the highest torque rating in the model’s lineup.

The new 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 engine, producing 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque, will be available on four-door Wranglers. It will come standard with Engine Stop-Start technology to increase its efficiency. The diesel V6 engine will come paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission to help it tackle both on- and off-road terrain.

Every Wrangler EcoDiesel model, which includes the Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon, will come equipped with Dana 44 front and rear heavy-duty axles. They will also come with 40 individual shift maps to help optimize shift points and provide stronger fuel-economy ratings, performance, and 4×4 capability.

These models will also come with two available transfer cases — the Rock-Trac two-speed transfer case on Rubicon models and the Command-Trac part-time transfer case on the Sport and Sahara models.

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel will go on sale soon, and you’ll have the opportunity to test-drive it right here at Downtown Chrysler.

Consider These 3 New Year’s Resolutions for Drivers

Consider These 3 New Year’s Resolutions for Drivers | Toronto, ON

New Year’s Day is almost upon us — have you considered what your resolutions will be for 2020? While losing weight and getting healthier are common options, keep these New Year’s resolution for drivers in mind as well.

Remember your car’s regular maintenance. Part of car ownership is making sure that your vehicle gets its regular oil changes and tire rotations. It can be easy to put these simple tasks off, though. This year try to stick to your car’s maintenance schedule as closely as possible to ensure your vehicle stays in working order.

Be eco-friendlier. With climate change continually having a spotlight in global news, why not try and do your part to help out? Start practicing eco-friendly driving habits. Along with splurging on a new hybrid model like the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, you could also stop idling in rush-hour traffic, decelerate and accelerate more smoothly, or opt for public transportation.

Go on your dream road trip. 2020 sounds like the perfect year for an adventure. Stop putting off that long trip you’ve been wanting to take and make it a reality. Create a bucket list filled to the brim with road trip destinations throughout Canada and head out for an adventure.

Here at Downtown Chrysler, we wish you success in the New Year as you strive to make your goals a reality.