The upcoming Jeep® Wrangler-based pickup truck has generated quite the buzz among off-road enthusiasts and truck lovers alike. What the model has been lacking, however, is a suitable name, but now it looks like it may have one. The upcoming 2019 Jeep® Scrambler will arrive with a new powertrain and plenty of off-road capability.
Insider intelligence indicates that the off-road SUV brand will be reviving the Scrambler nameplate for the upcoming truck, which was the name of the popular two-door truck that’s become a niche among enthusiasts.
During its initial run from 1981 to 1986, the Jeep® CJ-based truck saw a production run of just 28,000 units. Notably, President Ronald Regan owned one, a fact that gives the pickup some life to it. As for more recent rumors, the off-road SUV brand renewed the Scrambler trademark back in 2015.
The 2019 Jeep® Scrambler will likely feature an available 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine similar to the one available in the Ram 1500 pickup. Drivers will have their choice between a three-piece hardtop, available in black or body color, and a factory-provided soft top.
The new school season is finally here, which means students of all ages will be out early in the morning and afternoon. That means you’d better be prepared for what the road holds in store for you. Check out these back to school driving tips from us here at Gossett CDJR Fiat of Memphis.
The most important step to avoiding an accident with another car or student is to slow down and keep an eye on your speed. Slowing down gives you more time to react should you need to brake suddenly. Keep in mind there may be new student drivers on the road who don’t have as much experience behind the wheel as you. Many newer vehicles also come with safety technologies designed to help prevent collisions as a last resort.
Watch for Bikes
Some students choose to bike to school for a variety of reasons. Keep an eye out for cyclists on your way to work and try to leave some extra space between your car and the sidewalk, just in case one falls.
Obey Crossing Guards
When it comes to helping students cross the street, a crossing guard’s word is law. If they tell you to stop, do so. Attempting to go around them because you’re in a hurry could result in injuries and legal trouble.
The 2018 Ram Tungsten Limited Edition lineup introduces the most luxurious Ram trucks ever produced, with a sophisticated cab made with premium materials, incredible performance, and exterior accents that set the Tungsten edition apart.
The Ram Tungsten trim comes with a range of interior comforts that make it luxurious and comfortable for the whole family. Its suede headliner in Light Greystone, genuine wood trim, and indigo leather accents add a classy touch, and the light frost beige leather seats are plush and perfect for driving long distances.
In addition to the elegant materials, the Tungsten comes with features like Uconnect® 4C with an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® support and Android Auto™ for a fun drive every time you get behind the wheel.
Outside, the Tungsten is covered with accents like chrome in the trim and grille, satin carbon wheels with accent inserts, body color running boards, and “RAM” and “LIMITED” badging.
Available on both the Ram 1500 and 2500, the Tungsten is a limited model, so keep an eye out for it this fall before they’re all gone! To find out more about the Ram Limited Tungsten or to place an order when it’s available, give us a call at Gossett CDJR FIAT!
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, also known as the Dodge Demon, is the ultimate Challenger, boasting some of the most impressive engineering ever seen in a vehicle. The Demon is a variant on the Challenger SRT Hellcat, and it shows—the Demon is the fastest car to ever be deemed street-legal.
Designed specifically for drag racing but banned in its stock form from the strip, the Demon is one terrifying beast. With a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that gets 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque, the Demon can hit 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds. There will be just 3,300 Demons made, 300 of which will be sold in Canada.
It’s still incredible that Dodge managed to make the Demon a production vehicle while slipping in all kinds of drag racing technology, like a trans brake and an all-new liquid-to-air intercooler chiller system that helps boost horsepower while the air conditioner is on.
Don’t just take our word for it—check out reviews from some leading sites like CNET, Motor Authority, and Car and Driver. These are sure to sell fast, so call your local Dodge dealership and order one soon! For more Dodge Demon preview information or to find out about Dodge’s impressive sports lineup, give us a call today at Gossett CDJR FIAT!
A number of Fiat-Chrysler models recently earned awards from CarGurus for being the best used cars on the market. This annual honor is given to the vehicles that come with the best pricing, durability, features, and customer satisfaction in the industry—all while being pre-owned. The Best Used Car awards were given to the Dodge Charger, Dart, Jeep Wrangler, and Ram 1500 for a number of model years.
According to FCA, the Ram 1500 scored the highest among the four models listed, winning the full-size trucks segment by a long shot. Any 2011 to 2017 Ram 1500 model that is used comes with an athletic build and impressive durability—something most truck owners are looking for. Above all else, you tend to get the most bang for your buck when you choose a used Ram 1500 from these model years.
“We are very impressed by FCA, which collected first place in four categories and a total of seven CarGurus Best Used Car awards,” said Amy Mueller, VP of Communications for CarGurus. “It’s clear these award-winning models deliver more than just great long-term value to owners, but also tremendous enjoyment to a wide variety of drivers.”
Only certain vehicles and brands were eligible. For instance, nominees were only those available in the US, and the entire generation was taken into consideration. The 2011 to 2017 Ram 1500 is generally considered the fourth generation of that model, for example. In summary, according to CarGurus, if you want the best used cars on the market, stop by a Fiat-Chrysler dealership like Gossett CDJR Fiat today.
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is not your average hybrid-electric vehicle, nor your average minivan. This model combines a series of qualities you might not expect to find together: an eco-friendly powertrain and exceptional passenger and storage space. Let’s face it, most of the hybrids on the market are compact cars that won’t necessarily fit a whole family. The Pacifica Hybrid, on the other hand, is rethinking the hybrid segment.
According to Forbes, one of the most distinguishing features of the new Pacifica Hybrid design is that it looks exactly like any other model you’d drive. No special buttons. No clunky exterior.
“Climb behind the wheel of this minivan,” says Forbes reviewer Sam Abuselsamid, “and you’ll be hard-pressed to distinguish it from the conventional drive version.” While the Pacifica does have several technologies like regenerative braking and a high-capacity battery system, it drives like an ordinary gas vehicle.
One exception to the Pacifica Hybrid is that it has state-of-the-art systems hidden under the hood that get up to 84 MPGe* when properly equipped. That gives you a total of 566 miles in driving range, with up to 33 miles in pure electric driving—perfect for quick trips. You can fully recharge in as little as two hours when equipped with a 240-volt Level II charger, which is more than enough range and charge time for the average driver. Plus, the battery even comes with a 10-Year/150,000-mile Limited Warranty.
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid may look like a sporty new multi-purpose vehicle, but under the hood is one of the most advanced powertrains on the market. This is the first hybrid minivan to be introduced, making it a truly revolutionary model. Stop by Gossett CDJR Fiat to learn more about the 2017 Chrysler Pacific Hybrid.
When you’re looking for a minivan, you’re looking for practicality. You need something that’s going to anticipate your every need and go beyond expectations. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has proven itself as capable of just that. With flexible seating, tools like a built-in vacuum cleaner, and helpful driver-assist technologies, it’s the best tool in family travel.
And now it just got better. The new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the first plug-in hybrid minivan, and adds outstanding efficiency to the long list of reasons why this minivan is the best on the market. It runs for 33 miles on electric charge alone before switching to its 3.6-liter V6 engine, and boasts up to an 84 MPGe*. That means that with the Pacifica Hybrid you’ll get some of the most exceptional mileage in the minivan segment. The hybrid engine of the Pacifica Hybrid works wonders to improve in-town mileage, making it ideal for local carpooling, errand-running, and all-around family travel.
There’s no hiding the fact that the versatile Chrysler Pacifica, Hybrid or not, is our favorite minivan. It just does too much to make family travel smooth sailing to prefer anything else over it. Whether you’re interested in learning more about the hybrid edition or checking out more of the thoughtful features in the base model, we encourage you to stop by Gossett CDJR Fiat today to test drive the Chrysler Pacifica.
*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
When two vehicle brands work together, the automobile industry never knows quite what it’s in for. Imagine taking the off-roading expertise that the Jeep lineup has to offer and combining that with the muscle car performance that Dodge lives for. With those powers combined, you’d have one heck of an SUV, one that could rev some off-the-charts horsepower while still making its way through rough terrain.
If that sounds appealing to you, then we have great news. The all-new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk promises that very wicked combination of power and comfort. Offering the same Grand Cherokee passenger-focused interior filled with comforts and amenities, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has something that sets it apart from the rest of the Jeep SUV lineup— its engine. The Trackhawk is powered with the Dodge supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 Hellcat engine, giving this Grand Cherokee 707 horsepower.
In the Trackhawk, passengers can get from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds. Handling is reminiscent of a muscle car, featuring designs like improved front suspension, a new Brembo braking system, and a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.
We look forward to getting the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk onto our lot at Gossett CDJR Fiat. We’re sure that this pumped up SUV will offer a unique combination of speed, performance, and comfort that’s sure to win over some fans.
If you want an off-road truck with some serious heavy-duty capabilities, the only option is the 2017 Ram Power Wagon. Unlike other off-road oriented trucks, the Power Wagon is the only one based off of a heavy-duty truck. The Power Wagon starts with a Ram 2500 and adds every part you could ever need for an intense off-road adventure.
The Power Wagon is equipped with an upgraded suspension with Bilstein monotube shocks, which raises it more than two inches higher than a standard Ram 2500. The Power Wagon rides on 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires. In addition, it comes standard a 12,000-pound Warn electric winch, something that isn’t included on most other trucks. This handy tool will help you, or someone else, if you ever get stuck.
For 2017, the Power Wagon comes with new styling, including a grille similar to the Ram 1500 Rebel. Buyers can also opt for an available two-tone graphics package that adds body stripes and “Power Wagon” lettering.
To make the Power Wagon capable off-road, it comes with a disconnecting sway bar. When disengaged, this allows the axles to move up and down, letting the Power Wagon easily climb over rocks and uneven surfaces. When you hit pavement again, simple push a button, and it reengages.
If you’re looking for luxury in fully-capable form, then you should choose the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit. For 2017, this model gets a few updates. The updated Grand Cherokee Summit comes with revised front end styling and improved interior options.
Buyers can choose from among three engines: the standard 3.6-liter V6 with 295 horsepower, a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 390 lb-ft of torque, or a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 (late availability) with 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. All engines come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and can be had with either rear- or four-wheel drive.
Step inside, and that is where the biggest changes are. Buyers can opt for a luxurious leather-wrapped cabin. This package is available in either Ski Gray or Indigo and covers the door panels and dashboard in Nappa leather and the seating surfaces in Laguna leather.
Safety-wise, the Grand Cherokee Summit has you covered with available advanced features, including adaptive cruise control, automatic parking, blind-spot detection, lane departure warning, and a forward collision warning.
Standard on all models is a suede headliner, active noise cancellation, acoustic glass, a 19-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system, Berber floor mats, and redesigned 20-inch polished aluminum wheels.