Jeep® Wrangler Wins Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Award

Jeep® Wrangler Wins Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Award | Toronto, ON

Each year, Canadian Black Book provides consumers with insights on the latest vehicles and even recognizes some for excelling in various ways. The Jeep® Wrangler recently won a 2021 CBB Best Retained Value Award in the SUV: Main Mid/Full category.

The introduction of the all-new Wrangler 4xe and first V8-powered Wrangler Rubicon 392 both played big parts in the model’s success in 2021. Whether consumers were looking for a more fuel efficient SUV or something with a bit more brawn under the hood, the Wrangler delivered.

This isn’t the first time the Wrangler has been praised by Canadian Black Book. Before the award segments were updated for 2021, the popular model was the 2020 winner in the Compact SUV category. In total, the Wrangler has been recognized by CBB for 12 consecutive years in the Best Retained Value Awards.

Some of the latest Wrangler’s highlights include its standard 4×4 capability, the cutting-edge Uconnect® 4 system, a wide variety of exterior colours to choose from, and the 12 versatile models available in the lineup. When you consider the starting price of $38,145 and the fact that the Wrangler has been going strong for decades since its debut, it’s no wonder it was considered such a great value by CBB.

To learn more about the new Jeep® Wrangler or to experience it for yourself, contact our team at Downtown CDJR in Toronto, Ontario.

[1] “Starting at” price represents the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the base model minus Total Discounts (where applicable). Price does not include taxes, freight (from $1,895 to $2,795), insurance, registration, license, A/C charge, retailer administration fees and other charges, and new tire duties (in Quebec). Model shown may be an upgraded model. Total Discounts may vary from time to time and may vary considerably by model and trim. Total Discounts include Consumer Cash Discounts, which are applied before taxes, and/or Bonus Cash Discounts, which are applied after taxes. Retailers may sell for less. See your retailer for complete details.

Jeep® Reveals Redesigned 2022 Grand Cherokee

Jeep® Reveals Redesigned 2022 Grand Cherokee | Toronto, ON

The midsize Grand Cherokee SUV has been an iconic part of the Jeep® lineup since the early ’90s, offering the ideal blend of capability and luxury. Jeep® recently revealed details regarding the redesigned 2022 Grand Cherokee, making it the most advanced version yet.

New technology

The cabin of the 2022 Grand Cherokee is getting an upgrade in the form of the new Uconnect® 5 infotainment system. This innovative tech comes with an expansive 10.1-inch display with faster operating speeds as well as seamless over-the-air updates. In addition to the standard touch-screen display, an available 10.25-inch front passenger interactive display is a new option for the Grand Cherokee. And in the back, available 10.1-inch rear seat entertainment displays with built-in Amazon Fire TV make long trips even more enjoyable.

More capability

Jeep® vehicles are known for being exceptionally capable. As such, the 2022 Grand Cherokee offers three versatile 4×4 systems for off-roading: Quadra-Trac® I, Quadra-Trac® II, and Quadra-Drive® II. Additional capability comes in the form of the class-exclusive Quadra-Lift™ air suspension, which provides a class-leading 28.7 cm of ground clearance and 61 cm of water fording. Meanwhile, the available 5.7-litre V8 offers an impressive 3,625 kg of towing capability.

First-ever Grand Cherokee 4xe

Like the Wrangler, the Grand Cherokee will be available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe is estimated to provide 40 km of all-electric range as well as 4.1 Le/100 km. Even with this incredibly efficient powertrain, the Grand Cherokee 4xe still has the capability you’d expect from a Jeep®. The PHEV is expected to generate 375 horsepower, 470 lb-ft of torque, and have a max towing capacity of 2,720 kg.

These are just some of the highlights of the 2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee. For more details, contact our team at Downtown CDJR in Toronto, Ontario.

Jeep® Introduces Evolved and Advanced 2022 Compass

Jeep® Introduces Evolved and Advanced 2022 Compass | Toronto, ON

The Compass was added to the Jeep® lineup in 2007 and is the top option for fans of the brand who want a compact SUV. Over the years, the Compass has undergone some changes, including a facelift in 2011. Now, Jeep® has introduced the new 2022 Compass with an even more modern design and a long list of advanced updates.

“The new 2022 Jeep Compass ushers in new levels of comfort and functionality, with premium styling and craftsmanship inside and out. A stunning new interior design and the addition of several advanced safety features make it even more desirable in the compact SUV segment,” said Jim Morrison, Vice President of Jeep Brand North America.

In regards to tech, the cabin of the Compass now features a new 10.1-inch Uconnect® 5 centre stack display and an available 10.25-inch frameless full-colour TFT digital cluster. Another interior upgrade is the addition of optional heated rear seats for the first time ever on the Compass.

When you get behind the wheel of the 2022 Compass, you’ll notice the smoothness of the new suspension as well as upgraded steering. Of course, since this is a Jeep®, you can expect two 4×4 systems and Selec-Terrain® traction management to help you on weekend adventures.

Rounding out the incredible updates for the new Jeep® Compass is the long list of advanced safety systems available on the SUV. The Compass features more than 75 safety and security features — the most in its class — to give you added peace of mind on every drive.

Interested in learning more about the new 2022 Jeep® Compass? Contact our team at Downtown CDJR in Toronto, Ontario, for all the details.

Jeep® Wrangler Xtreme Recon Package Takes Off-Roading to New Heights

Jeep® Wrangler Xtreme Recon Package Takes Off-Roading to New Heights | Toronto, ON

As Jeep® celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, fans of the brand are being treated to various special edition models and updates. One of these exciting new arrivals is the Jeep® Wrangler Xtreme Recon off-roading package, which was introduced at the Chicago Auto Show.

“As an icon built around 80 years of unmatched 4×4 capability, the Wrangler has always pushed the limit of what a Jeep® can do off road, and the new Xtreme Recon Package with 35-inch tires straight from the factory pushes that limit even further,” said Jim Morrison, Vice President of Jeep® Brand North America.

The new Xtreme Recon package includes a set of BF Goodrich® KO2 all-terrain tires, 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels, swing-gate reinforcement, a 4.56:1 axle ratio, and a 1.5-inch factory suspension lift with uniquely tuned shocks. The results? With this package, the Wrangler has a best-in-class approach angle (47.4 degrees), ground clearance (12.9 inches), departure angle (40.4 degrees), breakover angle (26.7 degrees), and water-fording capability 33.6 inches).

The Jeep® Wrangler Xtreme Recon package is available to order now on the Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and Wrangler Rubicon 392 models. Contact our team at Downtown CDJR in Toronto, Ontario, to make your reservation or to learn more about this adventurous new off-roading package.

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.

Jeep® Reveals the Grand Wagoneer Concept

Grand Wagoneer Concept | Toronto, ON

Over 60 years ago, Jeep® pioneered the idea of a premium SUV with its revolutionary Wagoneer 4×4. Although the nameplate ran for decades, it eventually was retired as the Jeep® lineup continued to grow in other directions. Now, Jeep® is returning to its roots by revisiting this luxury sport utility vehicle and updating it for modern drivers.

At the beginning of September, Jeep® unveiled the Grand Wagoneer Concept, which exemplifies everything the adventure brand has in store with the revival of the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. 

As Ralph Gilles, head of design for FCA, explained, “The Grand Wagoneer Concept is inspired by the original, but with a modern interpretation of luxury and freedom. We strived to create an elegant design with a timeless silhouette, featuring countless beautifully crafted details that come together to give it an undeniable presence.”

From its bold, upscale exterior to its sumptuous interior, this large, premium SUV is replete with first-class touches. The Jeep® Grand Wagoneer Concept features everything you’d expect from a contemporary, first-class SUV. It boasts an electric powertrain, a signature grille silhouetted by LED lights, 24-inch wheels with 3D-printed elements, customizable ambient cabin lighting, 3D lacewood inlay throughout, and the all-new Uconnect 5 system — just to name some highlights. It’s truly an impressive work of art and functionality.

We at Downtown Chrysler are thrilled for the return of the prestigious Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. They’ll be arriving at our dealership in 2021 and will be a welcome addition to the other superb SUVs we sell in Toronto, Ontario.

See These Safe Toronto Sights This Weekend

Safe Toronto Sights | Toronto, ON

As Toronto begins to open back up, there are a lot of options for things to do if you’re looking to get out of the house safely. Here are a few sightseeing activities to consider if you want to enjoy everything our city has to offer.

Toronto Zoo Scenic Safari

The Toronto Zoo has so many different species of animals to enjoy. Discover everything the zoo has to offer without needing to leave your car. The Toronto Zoo Scenic Safari is a great way to tour the zoo while social distancing. You can safely stay in your car and travel on staff-only roads throughout the zoo, taking in the beautiful animals that call it home. You will even get your very own zookeeper to educate you on the different animals.

The Royal Ontario Museum

When it comes to fun yet educational things to do, there are few places that can beat the Royal Ontario Museum. This sprawling museum has ample space to social distance, and is using time-based tickets to ensure that it’s easy to do so. You can spend the day walking through the museum to learn more about its current exhibits, which cover topics from dinosaurs to the First Nations of the Great Lakes. If you’re not comfortable heading to such a public place, you can see everything the museum has to offer online with its extensive online collections.

Here at Downtown Chrysler, we encourage you to continue putting safety first as you explore these sights around Toronto.

Wrangler, Gladiator Get Premium Jeep® High Altitude Trim

Luxury and capability integrate seamlessly in the new Jeep® High Altitude trim level. Showcasing a slew of premium features, this new option will soon be coming to the rugged Wrangler and Gladiator lineups.  

“Our new Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator High Altitude are in direct response to customers who continue to ask for even more luxurious materials, premium content, and technology in two of the most capable vehicles that we’ve ever offered,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep® Brand – FCA North America. “We’ve taken the most capable SUV and midsize pickup on the planet and delivered a pair of truly unique vehicles, inside and out, so there’s clearly no compromise between luxury and capability.”

The High Altitude models are packed with premium amenities to offer adventure-loving customers a touch of luxury. On the outside, these models come equipped with 20-inch fully painted, gloss black, aluminum wheels and LED lights. They also have matching body-colour treatments and a running board with an integrated step.

Inside the cabin, these models present leather upholstery, including a leather-wrapped dashboard, centre console, door panels, and Nappa leather seats with quilting.

Other standard High Altitude features include an 8.4-inch touch-screen display, an Alpine® premium audio system, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS navigation, and advanced safety technologies.

This exciting new Jeep® trim level adds a more upscale dimension to the Wrangler and Gladiator lineups, and we’re looking forward to offering it here at Downtown Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

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.