Here at Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg we know you love your 2012 Jeep Wrangler – no question – the feeling of freedom it gives you on the open road, the way your day can turn from bad to awesome just by driving with the doors off and the top down, or as one jeep forum member puts it: ‘i love my jeep because when i turn it on it returns the favor.’
But did you know, you’re not the only ones who love the 2012 Jeep Wrangler? Its trophy case is getting awfully crowded…..
Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg’s 2012 Jeep Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – becomes even more capable both on-and off-road for 2012, courtesy of an all-new, more fuel-efficient and more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine, and a new automatic transmission – both of which it shares with the award-winning Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Chrysler Group’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine – winner of the prestigious Ward’s 10 Best Engines award – delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, while delivering up to 21 miles per gallon highway in the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The improvement, when compared to the previous 3.8-liter V-6 engine, is 40 percent in horsepower and 10 percent in torque.
The 2012 Jeep Wrangler interior highlights include a recently redesigned instrument panel and storage areas with improved ergonomics and upgraded materials. A lockable console and upgraded door armrest areas boast comfortable touch points, while a redesigned center stack is easier to reach and operate. Heated, power mirrors are available, and drivers and passengers enjoy enhanced visibility courtesy of large rear windows.
Come visit us at Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg to learn more about this award-winning SUV, and you’ll understand what they mean when they say, ‘It’s a Jeep thing….’
5202 Jefferson Davis Highway 540 898 7200 / 888 544 8122
The Guinness World Records Longest Jeep Parade was set at the first annual Bantam Jeep Festival in August 2011. Jeeps traveled by decade, along a three-mile parade route before parking on Butler, Pennsylvania’s Main Street for a cruise. The official record states 1,106 jeeps participated in the parade.
They came from all over – Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Florida, Virginia, the corners of Pennsylvania and more. There even were journalists there from Australia.
And everyone in Butler County, it seemed, came out to welcome these guests to their community.
It was the Jeep Parade, the kick-off event for the Bantam Heritage Jeep Festival going on last August 2011. Butler, Pennsylvania’s, mayor estimated there were 35,000 people at the event. The festival honored the 70th anniversary of Bantam Jeep, which was created in Butler.
Famous for its role in World War II, the iconic vehicle has become a favorite with today’s drivers. The Jeep brand has also evolved into a whole line of cars – Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty, and Jeep Compass, to name a few – that were evident in the parade in August.
You’ll find no shortage of love for the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee here at Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Fredericksburg. The full-size SUV from Jeep is iconic in its performance, design, and time-tested value, so it’s easy to say that we’re skeptical of how it could get any better.
Truth be told, we’ve never been so happy to be wrong. Recently, Amp, a company based in Ohio, showed off a variant of the Jeep Grand Cherokee that’s 100-percent electric. We’ve heard of smaller electric cars and even mid-size ones; but a full-size off-road-ready SUV? Now we’re talking!
The impressive electric Jeep made an appearance at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, and to say that attendees were impressed with it would be a severe understatement. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Electric is powered by a 37.6 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion phosphate battery pack, energizing two Remy AC motors. But how does it perform? The ride is smooth, has enough pickup to go from 0-60 in under ten seconds, and it features an impressive driving range of 80-100 miles per charge. As of right now, the vehicle is only a front-wheel drive model, but Jeep reps have already said that a four-wheel drive variant is in the works. AMP announced an introductory price starting at $57,400 for the all-electric Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Here’s a look at the Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee test drive:
More interested in a Grand Cherokee or another new Jeep model right now? Then make sure to contact us online or by phone at 540 898 7200 (local) or 888 544 8122 (toll-free) today. Our team is ready to walk you through the financing process on models like the Jeep Compass, Liberty, and Wrangler Unlimited, and they can even outline why financing your next vehicle and keeping fresh with genuine parts is a good idea too.
Interested in more Jeep news? Stay tuned. Everyone here at Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg is dedicated to keeping you informed!
Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg
5202 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, Virginia
540 898 7200 / 888 544 8122
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