It’s back — the 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Recon is coming, and it promises to be one of the most impressive off-road-ready vehicles Jeep® has ever put out. And given the Jeep® reputation for ruggedness, that’s really saying something.
“We are excited to bring the Wrangler Rubicon Recon model back to the Jeep® lineup as it represents the ultimate combination of Rubicon off-road 4×4 capability with a unique appearance package that will resonate with our most diehard off-road enthusiasts,” said Head of Jeep® Brand for FCA North America Jim Morrison. “With the return of the Wrangler Rubicon Recon, we’re bolstering the wide appeal Jeep® Wrangler already offers by expanding our legendary Rubicon lineup.”
Available to order now at Westpointe CDJR in Yukon, the 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Recon stands out with unique features like heavy-duty rock rails, a matte black fender vent with American flag decal, and unique 17-inch black-finished aluminum wheels. While the stealthiness of the Wrangler Rubicon Recon is perhaps best appreciated with Black paint, the exclusive details really pop with available colors like Ocean Blue, Sarge, Hellayella, and Firecracker Red.
While the 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Recon looks incredible, the way it delivers on- and off-road is somehow even more impressive. The Wrangler Rubicon Recon adds Dana® front and rear heavy-duty axles and a Rock-Trac® NV241 two-speed transfer case that enables you to conquer even the most rugged terrain with relative ease, and its 33-inch Falken Wildpeak Mud-Terrain tires give you all the traction you’ll need even when the going gets tough.
When you factor in its premium interior, replete with red seat belts and PUR-wrapped mid-seat bolsters featuring red accent stitching, the 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Recon is one of the most all-around impressive vehicles you’ll find anywhere today. And just where can you find the new Wrangler Rubicon Recon? Right here at Westpointe CDJR in Yukon.
Ram is all about showing gratitude for those who serve our country. Over the years, the company has made various gestures to recognize the people that work with us U.S. military. The latest release from Ram is the new “Built to Serve Edition” of RAM pickup trucks.
The “Built to Serve Edition” honors the United States Armed Forces with two unique color options for each of the five service branches. Pairs of colors include Patriot Blue and Ceramic Gray, Flame Red and Tank, and Diamond Black and Gator. Every truck will wear a Built to Serve decal on the side, beneath a United States flag.
To make this special edition even more striking, each truck features black bumpers, a black grille, black dual 4-inch exhaust tips, and black wheel-to-wheel side steps. These bold details are tied together with handsome 20-inch aluminum wheels.
The interior space gets unique design details, as well. Cabins feature a sophisticated color stitching unique to each branch, in shades like Core Green, Orange, and Light Ambassador Blue. There’s also “Built to Serve” embroidered on Velcro panels on the front seats.
These trucks further honor the adventurous, daring spirit of those who serve by offering strong capability. It comes with off-road-ready features including tow hooks, skid plates, hill-descent control, and enhanced shocks.
Although pickup trucks are versatile, they’re not often thought of as family vehicles. However, many of them are particularly well-suited to serve as your family’s main mode of transportation. One of those uniquely family-oriented trucks is the Ram 1500, and it’s not just us here at Westpointe CDJR who say so. Just ask the auto experts over at Edmunds, who just named the Ram 1500 as the 2019 Best Truck for Families.
Selected for the top honor from a competitive
set of 300 vehicles, the Ram 1500 wowed judges with its roominess, technology,
and safety. For the adventurous or outdoorsy family, the Ram 1500 is an ideal
vehicle. It features a smooth spring rear suspension system and an e-Torque
Inside the cabin of the Ram 1500, you will
find reclining rear seats to keep your little ones comfy and quiet on those
long road trips, along with easy-access infotainment features — so everyone can
take turns playing DJ without complication. There are also a variety of
available driver-assist features, making it easier for you to transport your
precious cargo more simply and safely.
The Ram 1500 has a diverse range of trims: Tradesman,
Big Horn (known as Lone Star in Texas), Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited.
With models ranging from work trucks to luxurious, high-tech driving machines,
the Ram 1500 lets you customize your truck to fit your family’s unique
A living legend in the world of muscle cars, the next-generation Dodge Challenger will take a bold step as it gets a hybrid alternative powertrain, ushering in a new era of muscle car performance.
The Dodge Challenger has virtually always been synonymous
with jaw-dropping horsepower and potent HEMI engines. But as consumer demands
shift from gas-guzzling high-performance engines toward more efficient and
environmentally sustainable options, the Challenger is faced with the question
of how to stay true to its roots while adapting to an ever-shifting automotive
Some muscle-car enthusiasts might contend that you can’t
have the Dodge Challenger without a massive internal-combustion engine, and
point out that the Challenger has remained a popular car in the face of
declining car sales in the overall market and a shift toward electric and
hybrid powertrain technologies.
Still, as Fiat Chrysler CEO Michael Manley has noted, even
given the popularity of the current Dodge Challenger, “the reality is those
platforms — and that technology we used — does need to move on. They can’t
exist as you get into the middle-2020s.”
Manley also notes that skeptics should remember that hybrid
powertrain technologies drastically reduce overall vehicle weight, allowing us
to think about things like horsepower in a different way.
While other vintage muscle cars have developed into sleek, streamlined machines in the 21st century, Dodge’s offerings like the Charger and Challenger have stayed committed to preserving a more rugged design. Now, an electrified Dodge Challenger is reportedly in the works — but FCA says that won’t detract from the traditional muscle-car feel.
“The reality is those platforms and that technology we used does need to move on,” Mike Manley, new head of FCA, claims. He went on to reassure fans, explaining, “We can use electrification to really supplement those vehicles.”
He also told news outlets that the electrification features will not dominate the vehicle — rather, they’ll supplement the traditional gasoline-powered engine. However, the electrified Dodge Challenger will not be getting a 700-plus horsepower engine, like the Hellcat. Instead, Dodge will emphasize creating a new platform and powertrain to compete in a modern market.
Industry experts speculate that the electrified Dodge Challenger will use a 48-volt system or implement a plug-in hybrid model, but FCA Chrysler is staying quiet about what those electrified upgrades to the new Dodge Challenger will fully entail. The technology isn’t set to roll out across the model until the “mid-2020s” according to officials, so there are a few years ahead of the Dodge Challenger before it makes the switch.
With the spring season right around the corner, there’s a lot you need to think about, including spring cleaning and car maintenance. Here are some car maintenance tips for spring.
Swap Out Windshield Wipers
Since the spring season can come with a lot of rain, you
should swap out your car’s wipers. Wipers can experience a lot of wear in the
winter due to ice and snow, so make sure that they’re ready to go for the
Check Tire Pressure
You’ll need your car’s tires to keep you going, so check the
pressure of all tires to make sure they’re sitting at the ideal 30 – 32 psi. It’s
best to check your owner’s manual for your car’s recommended psi. Properly-inflated
tires increase your car’s traction on the road and keep you safe, especially in
the rainy season.
Give your car a spring clean for the season! A car wash and
wax can help remove the grime and salt that has collected on your car
throughout the winter while a wax can protect the paint. Vacuum out the
interior of your car as well to get any salt or dirt that has collected there.
Check The Air Filter
Your car’s air filter is responsible for improving engine
performance. If the air filter is clogged, it can cause up to a whopping 10
percent decrease in gas mileage.
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® 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.
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.
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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
When the Chrysler Pacifica was first introduced in the 2017 model year, it was immediately evident that this minivan was going to change parents’ standards for family travel. It offered tons of thoughtful features, like an in-cabin vacuum cleaner and flexible seating for easy access and versatile cargo space. Plus, the debut of this van also brought about the first hybrid minivan: the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid model.
With all of that in mind, it’s been no surprise to the team at Westpointe CDJR to see this hybrid minivan receive several honors during the award season. For one, Green Car Reports—a publication that focuses on hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient options—chose the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid as the “2018 Best Car to Buy.” The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was also chosen by The Car Connection as the “2018 Best Hybrid Vehicle to Buy.” The Car Connection also chose the regular Chrysler Pacifica as the “2018 Best Minivan to Buy.”
Other recent Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid awards include best buy recognition from Consumer Guide® Automotive.
With its excellent mile range, its considerate family-friendly features, and its outstanding safety, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is really an amazing option for family travel. See for yourself when you drive one at Westpointe CDJR.