Jeep® Gladiator Pickup Debuts at L.A. Auto Show

The 2020 Jeep®Gladiator pickup truck was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show last month, and it’s already proving that it’ll be the talk of the new model year.

The Gladiator will feature a 3.6-liter Pentastar engine paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an available eight-speed automatic. This powertrain will deliver 285 horsepower and 260lb-ft of torque. Each trim will feature standard four-wheel drive. According to Jeep®, the Gladiator will be capable of carrying a 1,600-pound payload and towing up to 7,650 pounds.

In 2020, the Gladiator will add a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine to its lineup. This engine will offer 260 horsepower and a mighty 442 lb-ft of torque.

The Gladiator’s look is based on the popular Wrangler. In back, the 5-foot steel bed will offer ample conveniences, like a three-position tailgate, under-rail bed lighting, a 115-volt power outlet, and integrated tie downs. In front, the Gladiator will sport a commanding seven-slot grille and attention-grabbing square headlights.

The Gladiator will be well-equipped to go off-road, offering 11.1 inches of ground clearance, skid plates, locking axles, and a limited-turbocharged diesel. The Rubicon trim will add even more off-road features.

Stay tuned in the coming months for more details on this exciting new Jeep® pickup.

2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn Named Southwest Lifestyle Truck of the Year

2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn

 

 

The 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn edition is available at Westpointe CDJR — and if you were looking for one more reason to buy it, it was recently named the Southwest Lifestyle Truck of the Year.

Earlier this year, 18 automotive journalists joined forces at the Bondurant Racing School in Chandler, Arizona, to select the car, truck, SUV, and crossover of the year. This occasion marked the first annual Southwest Lifestyle Media Drive. The journalists reviewed a wide range of vehicles, considering aspects like performance, ride comfort, fuel economy, safety technology, and storage solutions. Ultimately, the Ram 1500 Longhorn won in the truck category.

“The Ram 1500 Longhorn really captures the spirit of what the Southwest is all about,” said Becky Antioco, president of the Southwest Lifestyle Media group. “It perfectly handles our rugged landscapes when we’re out exploring, yet is exceedingly comfortable for everyday driving. It’s the perfect mix of luxury, technology and capability, and that’s why it earned our Truck of the Year award.”

You can test drive and purchase the new Ram 1500 in one of five trims (Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn®, and Limited), in one of two cab configurations (Crew Cab and Quad Cab), in one of two box lengths (6’4” and 5’7”), and in one of two drivetrains (4×4 and 4×2). It can be powered by either a V6 or a V8.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Design is Rated Among Best for Road Trips

2018 Chrysler Pacifica

 

The Chrysler Pacifica was recently named one of the best cars for a road trip by US News & World Report. In particular, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid design scored an 8.9 out of 10 for its intelligent technologies, excellent handling, capable performance, and — above all — its great fuel economy. You can cruise down the road in the Pacifica and have a truly memorable trip.

The News Wheel notes that there are three trim levels while choosing the Pacifica Hybrid, the Hybrid Touring Plus, Hybrid Touring L, and Hybrid Limited. These models have a 3.6-liter hybrid powertrain as well as an eFlite Si-EVT system, helping it to get a combined EPA-estimated rating of 84 MPGe combined.*

Interior features that keep you comfortable on the road include three-zone automatic climate control to keep everyone happy on your next trip. There’s easy entry to the rear thanks to a sliding second row, as well as a fold-in-floor bench seat to improve storage space. For those who want added luxury, you can also have available ambient lighting, leather trim, and heated front seats.

For those who want to stay connected on the road — or simply keep the kids occupied in the rear seat — standard features like smartphone connectivity allow you to integrate your phones to the in-vehicle system. An easy-to-use Uconnect system with 8.4-inch touch screen allows you to access your favorite apps while driving, while an integrated voice control function lets you keep your hands on the wheel while making calls.

Responsive and efficient, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is deserving of all of the recognition it’s gleaned. Stop by Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram to test-drive it for yourself.

*EPA estimated miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe.) Actual mileage may vary.

Is the Dodge Viper Coming Back?

Dodge Viper

In 2017, we all shed tears when the final round of production wrapped up on the world’s last Dodge Viper. But, less than a year later (in fact, some cheeks may not yet have had the chance to dry) there are rumors that the Dodge Viper coming back.

Although the FCA hasn’t released any official announcement, current rumors indicate that the Viper will reappear. The new Viper will have a long hood, continue to utilize independent front and rear suspensions, and will transition from the traditional V-10 to a V-8. Car and Driver reports that the available Viper models will offer various performance levels, with horsepower ranging from 550 to 700.

The first Dodge Viper hit the American streets 1991 with an aluminum alloy V-10 engine designed by Lamborghini, then a subsidiary of the Chrysler Corporation. This first model was a pure miracle of performance — or, an intelligently-designed work of performance perfection. Down to the smallest detail, from the absence of air conditioning to the removal of exterior door handles, the 1991 Viper was created for one thing and one thing only: performance.

We’re excited for the legendary comeback of the Dodge Viper imminent if rumors prove true. Until then, we’re keeping our fingers crossed here at Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram that the 2021 model won’t forget its impressive roots.

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Named Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid features an efficient powertrain that can help you save on fuel costs. This popular minivan recently earned recognition from the Northwest Automotive Press Association, as this year’s Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year.

The efficient Pacifica Hybrid beat out 18 other eco-friendly vehicles to secure this title. Its competitors included full hybrids, battery-electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrids. None of them could keep up with the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan.

Journalists cited the minivan’s value and high efficiency as two reasons for its winning of the significant award. Other deciding factors included a spacious interior with plenty of passenger and cargo space. The model’s easy-to-use amenities and 115 innovations in the minivan segment established it as the winner of this reputable accolade.

“What’s particularly remarkable is that you can achieve this fuel economy while also carrying a family of seven in the front and a suitcase for everyone in the back. This, along with a notable amount of standard equipment, makes the Pacifica Hybrid a truly family-friendly vehicle,” said Sarah Shelton, drive revolution chair at U.S. News & World Report.

In addition to winning Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid also won the Northwest Family-Sized Plug-in Hybrid title for the second year in a row.

Celebrate the Pacifica Hybrid’s latest accolades by stopping by Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram to test-drive one for yourself.

Chrysler Pacifica and “Incredibles 2”

If you don’t already know, the sequel to the animated superhero movie, “The Incredibles,” is out in theatres. “Incredibles 2” features one of America’s favorite families who pairs up with America’s favorite minivan — the Chrysler Pacifica.

“Incredibles 2” and the Pacifica have two things in common — they’re wildly popular with families, which is likely why Chrysler made the move to partner with Disney and Pixar to create an incredible, movie-inspired promotion for the Pacifica.

The all-new advertisement depicts the super-family behind the wheel of a standard sedan. When they visit Edna Mode, fashion designer to the superheroes, she expresses horror at their vehicle. It’s just not appropriate for the Parrs’ unique lifestyle. Instead, Edna suggests the perfect car for their fast-paced life — the Chrysler Pacifica.

The Chrysler Pacifica isn’t only perfect for superhero families — it’s perfect for every family. Each of the ads focus on the Pacifica’s strong suits — like the available hybrid powertrain that helps make the Pacifica more efficient than ever.

Other features highlighted include the 360-degree surround view camera, which gives a better view when in reverse. Stow n’ Go is another helpful system that allows you to collapse the back seats down under the floor for optimum storage.

Stop by Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram to test drive the Pacifica for yourself.

New York Daily News Says the Chrysler Pacifica Is the Best Minivan

2018 Chrysler Pacifica

Best Minivan Award

We all want what is best for our families. If you are shopping for a new minivan, we have a big clue for you—the Chrysler Pacifica is the best. According to the New York Daily News, during the publication’s third annual Auto Awards, it gave the Chrysler Pacifica the title of best minivan for the second year in a row.

The newspaper’s 12 automotive journalists compared various models in a variety of segments to determine which ones they would be willing to recommend to their families, friends, and co-workers.

“Redesigned just last year, the Pacifica is great minivan made even better by the wider availability of its optional plug-in hybrid drivetrain and newly enhanced value equation, and, thus, is a repeat champ,” said Christian Wardlaw, autos editor at New York Daily News.

New Features

For the 2018 model year, Chrysler added even more value to the Pacifica, with features like standard Rear Park Assist with automatic braking, as well as Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Buyers also have a choice for more trim levels this year for a total of six: L, LX, Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus, and Limited. If you are looking for a hybrid model, there are three trims to consider: Hybrid Touring Plus, Hybrid Touring L, and Hybrid Limited.

Stop by Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram to test drive the Chrysler Pacifica for yourself.

Jeep® Officially Earns Cult Brand Status

Everyone who drives a Jeep® is quick to fall in love with this trustworthy automaker. For years, Jeep® has been considered one of the most iconic American brands thanks to its rugged capabilities, bold styling, and unbeatable fun. Now, the Jeep® brand has officially earned cult brand status with a “2018 Cult Brand” recognition from The Gathering (Society of Cult Brands).

“Other automotive brands have been nominated over the years, but it’s so fitting that Jeep® is the first Cult Brand Honoree. It’s an iconic brand with vehicles that stand apart from any other in the automotive category,” said Chris Kneeland, co-founder of The Gathering and Chair of the Brand Selection Committee.

Jeep Officially Earns Cult Brand Status | Westpointe CJDR | Yukon, OKJeep® was chosen alongside seven other American staple brands including PlayStation®, Gatorade, Vans®, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, the charitable organization: water, Snickers®, and Beats by Dr. Dre™.

This recognition coincides with the release of the all-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler and the soon-to-be-released 2019 Jeep® Cherokee. Both models have earned themselves a cult following.

No other automotive brand comes close to the iconic status Jeep® has here in the United States. Its Wrangler model is one of the most recognizable ones on the road today, thanks to its timeless style and powerful capabilities.

Stop by Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram to test drive your favorite Jeep® model for yourself.

New Chrysler Crossover Coming Sooner Than You Thought

Crossovers have become one of the most popular segments among drivers today. With family-friendly features, impressive safety, flexible cargo space, and capable performances, it’s no wonder. These versatile vehicles are suited for a wide range of lifestyles.

New Chrysler Crossover Coming Sooner Than You Thought | Westpointe CDJR | Yukon, OK
A new crossover will join the Pacifica in the Chrysler lineup soon

Now Chrysler—whose lineup currently consists of luxury sedans and the most impressive Chrysler Pacifica minivan—is ready to join in on the crossover segment, too. This news was announced at the North American International Auto Show by the company’s current CEO, who said that the Chrysler crossover could be expected to arrive in as soon as 18 months.

The new Chrysler crossover will be built on the platform for the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, so we can assume that this will be a spacious three-row crossover. It will likely feature many of the luxurious options and convenient amenities that can be found in the current 2018 Chrysler lineup. And, if it shares more than just a platform with the Chrysler Pacifica, the Chrysler crossover might end up coming in a hybrid version too, which would put it at an advantage in a segment that’s still lacking in hybrid options.

Whenever it arrives, we’re confident that Chrysler will deliver an impressive crossover option to our inventory at Westpointe CDJR.

Ram, Jeep, Dodge Garner Texas Truck Rodeo Awards

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk | Westpointe CJDR | Yukon, OKThe annual Texas Truck Rodeo took place last November and, once again, Ram, Jeep®, and Dodge vehicles left judges stunned. The Fiat Chrysler subsidiaries drove off with numerous awards, honoring aspects like luxury to practicality. In total, the three brands earned five awards from the Texas Truck Rodeo.

Ram

The 2018 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork stole the show and earned the “Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas” award. It also took home the highest overall interior score. The 2018 Ram 2500 Limited Tungsten was awarded the “Heavy Duty Pickup Truck of Texas” title.

Jeep®

With a reputation for off-road excellence, it’s only natural Jeep® took home a handful of awards across its lineup. The 2017 Jeep® Renegade was named “Subcompact SUV of Texas.” The 2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk followed suit, taking the title of “Mid-size SUV of Texas.”

We at Westpointe CDJR expected nothing less than excellence from the 2017 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Recon, and it delivered. The Wrangler Rubicon Recon scored big with the “Off-road SUV of Texas” award.

Dodge

For years, Dodge has been a top competitor when it comes to performance, so it’s only natural the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT stole a top prize. It was named the “Full-size SUV of Texas”. On top of that, it earned the highest overall score for performance.

To experience any of these award-winning vehicles, visit Westpointe CDJR.