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Bragging Rights

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…..

2012 jeep wrangler awards

Jeep’s Off-Road Awards:

  • Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off-Road 4×4 of the Year
  • 4Wheeler 4×4 of the Year (Wrangler 2-dr)
  • Rubicon voted Best 4×4 Vehicle of the Decade by Four Wheeler Magazine
  • Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Award for Off-Road Ability
  • Active Lifestyle Vehicle’s ‘Best Value Off-Road’
  • U.S. News & World Report’s Best Cars for the Money – Off-Road SUV
  • Play Car of the Year (Off-Roaders and Sun Lovers categories)
  • Best New Car For Off-Roaders –

2012 jeep wrangler awards

General Awards:

  • Autobytel 2012 SUV of the Year
  • Overland Journal 2011 SUV of the Year – North America
  • SEMA ‘Hottest SUV 4×4 of the Show’
  • Boston Glove ‘Top Drives of 2012’
  • Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Mid-Size SUV of the Year

Jeep Wrangler awards

Awards for Value:

  • Kelley Blue Book 2012 Best Resale Value Awards: Top Ten Cars (#1)
  • Kelley Blue Book 2012 Best Resale Value Awards: Compact SUV
  • Kelley Blue Book 2012 Lowest Cost of Ownership Mid-Size SUV
  • “Best Resale’ Award from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • ALG 2012 Residual Value Award Best Compact Utility Vehicle
  • US News and World Reports ‘Best Cars for the Money’
  • 2012 Vehix New Car Buying Guide, Convertible Under $40,000 Recommended
  • 2012 Vehix New Car Buying Guide, SUV Under $30,000 Recommended

2012 jeep wrangler awards

Jeep Brand Recognition:

  • Jeep named most reliable domestic brand by Consumer Reports
  • Jeep is fastest growing brand in the US
  • Polk Automotive Loyalty Award – Most Improved Loyalty to Make

2012 Jeep Wrangler

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….’

2012 jeep wrangler awards

Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg

5202 Jefferson Davis Highway   540 898 7200 / 888 544 8122


World’s Longest Jeep Parade

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.

Bantam Jeep Festival

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.

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Your Virginia Jeep Dealer catches an appearance of the Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee

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

Your Virginia Jeep Dealer presents Motor Trend’s Review of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler

Crossing the Rubicon: Iconic Vehicle takes on an Iconic Trail

2012 jeep wrangler sahara and 2012 jeep wrangler rubicon

Just out for a drive....

What is the best way to test an off-roading machine?  The Rubicon Trail located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.  This is where Motor Trend decided to test the 2012 Jeep Wrangler.  Despite difficult terrain, steep upgrades,  and deep water, the new Jeep was able to conquer the trail.  Allyson Harwood reports from Motor Trend:

 You can’t tell by looking at it, but the Jeep Wrangler has undergone a transformation. The iconic shape remains — seven-slot grille, round headlights, short wheelbase, soft or hard top — but Jeep has made huge improvements to the off-roader for 2012. Jeep invited us to drive the 2012 Wrangler on the Rubicon, one of the hardest 4×4 trails around, used almost exclusively by modified vehicles. We also got to drive on the two-lane asphalt roads that wind around Lake Tahoe.

2012 Jeep wrangler sahara and 2012 jeep wrangler rubiconConsider this the second part of a major overhaul to the Wrangler and four-door Wrangler Unlimited. Part one happened for the 2011 model year, when the JK (the current generation’s code name) received a new interior, plus, on the Sahara, a body-color hard top and fender flares. The hard top is of the same composite material as it was before, but what sounds like a minor change actually has a major effect on the Wrangler’s appearance. In addition, the rear windows are larger as of 2011, improving visibility. For 2012, the body-color hard top and fender flares are optional on the Rubicon, too.

Inside, welcome 2011 revisions include the use of higher-quality materials; the redesigned center stack; an all-new instrument panel; and strategically applied sound insulation that makes this the quietest Wrangler ever. Some creature comforts never seen here before — seat heaters, power heated mirrors, and redundant steering wheel controls — make this the most refined Wrangler cabin ever.

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