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Special Edition Outfitted for Tough Conditions
With special features like authentic Mopar rock rails, a Dana 44 rear locking axle and special BF Goodrich K02 tires, the new Jeep Wrangler Backcountry edition helps drivers negotiate through ice and snow. Not only functional, the new Backcountry was designed with the idea of winter athletes in their racing suits. Five special colors include Xtreme Purple, Hydro Blue, Bright White, Granite Crystal and Black. The colors are accentuated with a decal on the hood that wraps around to the driver’s door. Check out the latest edition of the Wrangler with a trip to your Payson Jeep dealer, Chapman Payson.
Interior Just as Tough as Outside
Winter weather can be just as tough on the inside of your Jeep as it is on the outside. Ice and mud are easily disposed of from the all-weather slush mats, while the seats are outfitted with black McKinley leather surrounding sport mesh inserts. This not only helps keep you in place when averting a sudden snow drift, but also provides a comfortable ride. Piano black grab handles, door handles and vent rings provide a nice sophisticated touch to the interior styling, while a premium stereo system by Alpine delivers both your favorite tunes and the latest weather report with crystal clear sound. Pay attention to your Jeep command center for the latest tire pressure monitoring and vehicle information. A voice activated communication system allows you to use Bluetooth connectivity for calls and texts so you can keep your hands on the wheel where they belong.
Off-road Bumpers Offer Protection
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry features steel bumpers that not only provide plenty of clearance, but also deliver protection should you lose control and slide into an obstacle. The front bumper also has a mount for a winch in case you should desire some serious off-road challenges. Integrated fog lights help illuminate the way during a whiteout or other serious weather condition. Speaking of illumination, the interior of the Wrangler Backcountry is a well-lit cockpit, which can come in handy if you should happen to lose control in the dark. From illuminated cup holders and foot wells to bright LED map lights built into the rearview mirror, the Wrangler has plenty of light for reading a map or your roadside assistance information.
Oh Yeah, It’s Fun to Drive
Not that you want to wish problems on anyone, but there is a certain satisfaction to driving a Jeep during a driving snowstorm. While others are struggling to put on chains or may have unfortunately wound up on the end of a tow truck, your Backcountry Wrangler can just chug through the drifts and get you home. See the latest special edition of the Jeep family by taking a trip to Chapman Payson.
Expect Hell-acious SUV in 2017
Jeep president Mike Manley told an interviewer at the recent Detroit Auto Show that the much-anticipated Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 707-horsepower Hellcat engine will become a reality sometime in 2017. First introduced in the Dodge Challenger and Charger last year, the Hellcat engine is a 6.2-liter supercharged beast that is the most powerful production engine ever created. The Grand Cherokee currently offers an SRT model that boasts a 475-horsepower engine, capable of hitting 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. The Grand Cherokee Hellcat is estimated to achieve the same distance in 3.5 seconds, an amazing feat for a large SUV. You can test drive the Grand Cherokee SRT at Chapman Payson and determine if that horsepower is adequate or if you need to wait for the Hellcat option.
Trailhawk or Trackhawk? Jeep’s not Saying
Although most of the top-rated Jeep’s have the model name Trailhawk, the company did take a trademark out on the name “Trackhawk” in 2014. That fueled the rumors that they were planning on putting the Hellcat into the Cherokee to officially create the baddest SUV on the planet. Baddest should also translate into one of the most expensive. The Grand Cherokee SRT pricing begins at $66,490, and a Hellcat version would naturally be more pricey. For that amount of money, you can expect not only amazing performance, but creature comforts like heated leather seats, sunroof and a top quality infotainment system including concert quality sound and navigation.
Grand Cherokee SRT Benefits from Racing Technology
When the racing team at Jeep was tasked with the idea of creating a performance-based SUV, one can only imagine the glee with which they attacked the task. From the 6.4-liter HEMI engine to the 8-speed transmission and paddle shifters, they picked an awesome powertrain to build around. Add some 20-inch Goliath wheels, super stopping braking power and Jeep’s patented Selec-Track traction control system and this SUV concept began to take shape. Of course, with that much power, you want to make sure you get away from the red lights quickly. That’s where the Launch Control button becomes important. You just hit the button and firmly apply the brake and tromp on the gas. Once you release the brake the Grand Cherokee leaps from the line with maximum traction, pinning you back in your seat with a smile on your face.
Style Translates From Outside In
Take one look at the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and you see a sculpted body with an aggressive stance that means all business. Hood air vents help extract the heat from the powerful engine, while a rear spoiler pushes down to improve handling. Sit inside the cockpit and let the leather interior grip you like a hug from an old friend. The leather-wrapped steering wheel contains controls for your hands-free communication and the 19-speaker sound system. An active noise cancellation system helps keep the interior as quiet as a mountain trail. See the Grand Cherokee SRT at Chapman Payson and determine if it has enough power, or if you just have to wait for the Hellcat.
Command-Trac Offers Four-Wheel Drive Control
When driving on snow-covered roads, it’s common to come across patches of ice that are hidden under the powder. Jeep’s Command-Trac 4×4 system is designed to split the torque evenly between the front and rear axles, providing a measure of control in case one or two wheels start to spin out. Pick a Wrangler with the Rubicon trim package and you get the upgraded Rock-Trac four-wheel drive system that provides even more torque. No matter how much control a Jeep offers, it’s wise to reduce your speed when the road conditions are icy or unknown. If you’re doing a lot of winter driving, head over to Chapman Payson and look at the complete lineup of Jeep four-wheel drive vehicles.
Grand Cherokee Lets You Choose Five Driving Modes
Although there’s no substitute for driving with caution and leaving plenty of room between your vehicle and other cars on the road, driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a Selec-Terrain traction control system gives you a leg up on other drivers. “Snow” is one of the five settings you can choose with the twist of a dial, providing maximum control and traction whether you’re experiencing a light snowfall or complete white out. Even though it’s normal to be more confident when driving a Jeep, don’t let your confidence get you into trouble. Heed weather warnings, pay attention to road closures and let common sense be your guide. It’s better to arrive at a destination a day late rather than not at all.
Navigation Systems Help Keep You on Course
When normal landmarks and sightlines are obliterated by a snowstorm, a Jeep Garmin navigation system is a good thing to have onboard. The Jeep Compass not only provides excellent highway mileage, should it take several hours between gas stations, but the 430N navigation system is unaffected by weather. You’ll know your precise location at all times and be able to stay on the beaten path. Available fog lamps will assist you in your efforts to stay out of the ditch and keep moving to your destination.
Little Renegade Has Collision Warning System
As the most trail-ready small SUV ever created, the Jeep Renegade has an available collision warning system that is unaffected by blinding snow. For those trips where vision is limited to just a few feet, take advantage of the Full-Speed Collision Warning System and Active Braking to help you avoid bumping into other vehicles. Jeep also provides an available lane departure system that tells you when you are drifting out of your lane. Before you head out to grandma’s house, visit your Jeep in Payson dealer, Chapman Payson, and see how a new Jeep can keep you and your family safe this winter.
The Force Awakens 707 Horses
Prior to Christmas and the release of the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga, Dodge dressed up a couple of Hellcats and a Viper and captured the streets of Los Angeles by storm, allowing fans to take pictures and videos of the memorable occasion. Special Stormtrooper wraps jazzed up both a Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcat, while a Dodge Viper paid homage to Kylo Ren, one of the leaders of the dark side. Although evil is not an available option in any of the three vehicles, there’s no denying they are some of the baddest cars on the planet. Los Angeles fans of the cars and the movie were able to track the cars’ location by using Twitter hashtags #Dodge and #TheForceAwakens. Stop in Chapman Payson, your Payson Dodge dealer, to see about arranging a test drive in one of these three muscle cars.
Challenger Hellcat Most Powerful Pony Car Ever
When you consider the battle of the Pony Car that has been going on for almost 50 years, the fight for number one has flipped between the Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger. With the release of the 707-horsepower engine last year, the Challenger is the clear winner in power and performance. When compared against the Camaro ZL1 and Mustang’s Shelby GT350, the Challenger has more horsepower, better gas mileage and even seats five people compared to four for each of the other two cars. The Challenger Hellcat even comes with more standard features than the other two, including dual zone climate control, an overhead console and a power tilted and telescoping steering wheel.
Charger Hellcat Screams Family Car
Perhaps the most fun that was ever allowed with four doors, the Dodge Charger Hellcat will definitely make the crossing guards at school sit up and take notice when you drop the kids off. Really the only vehicle to compare it to is a BMW M5, which costs $30,000 more while delivering about 130 fewer horses. As one of the most sought-after muscle car from Detroit’s golden age, the Charger has the heritage to go along with modern technology. The supercharged engine is just the beginning of the fun. Step into the Charger’s command center and feel yourself embraced by the color-coded racing seats. Steering wheels control let you keep both hands at 10 and 4 while you unleash this beast and put a smile on all the passengers’ faces.
Last Year for the Viper, Grab One Now
Dodge has announced that 2016 is the last year for production of the Viper, but it’s going out with a bang. Stop by your Payson Dodge dealer and see how you can get your hands on one of America’s truly special sports cars. Powered by an 8.4-liter V10, the Viper will pin you in your seat when you step on the gas and release 600 foot pounds of torque. Talk to the pros at Chapman Payson and learn why the last production year of the Viper is something every collector should have in their garage.
Jackson Hole Provides Rugged Terrain and Outdoor Fun
With the steep vertical challenges and rugged trails in the area, it’s no surprise that the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has named Jeep as its official vehicle brand. The Jackson Hole area provides a wealth of opportunities for outdoor recreation lovers, including skiing, trail riding and even popular music events. Whether you have a Cherokee, Compass, Renegade or Wrangler, as long as it has the Jeep patented four-wheel drive system you can feel confident taking on the challenges of the Jackson Hole terrain. To find the perfect Jeep in Payson for your next adventure, visit Chapman Payson.
Jackson Hole Rendezvous Delivers Four Days of Music
Get your Jeep ready for next March when the Jackson Hole Rendezvous uses the Grand Tetons as a backdrop for a music festival featuring a mix of country, rock and all types of American music. Popular acts like the Zac Brown Band and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats headline next year’s events, which will take place in a variety of venues in the area. Get your lodging reservations now to make sure you aren’t left out in the cold.
Put Your Jeep to Test in Snow
Jackson Hole is known for lots of things, but great skiing has to be at the top of the list. So far this year the area has received more than 6 feet of snowfall, making it the perfect setting to test your Jeep’s four-wheel drive. From beginning drivers to experienced rock crawlers, the Jackson Hole area offers a variety of trails that can test your mettle. The Slate Creek trail is accessed by Gros Ventre road, which leads up to Gunsight Pass and incredible scenic vistas that highlight the Grand Tetons. You’ll have a good chance of spotting a moose or some other wildlife on the Cliff Creek road system, which peaks at Monument Ridge. Make sure you get your Jeep serviced at Chapman Payson before heading out to the wilderness.
Test Your Driving Skills Locally
If you haven’t been offroad much, you might want to drive your Jeep in Payson to some less challenging trails before heading to Jackson Hole. There are many trails and roads that are suitable for beginners. Join a club like the Rim Country 4 Wheelers to not only find these trails, but learn from the experience of more accomplished off-road drivers. Clubs promote safe and responsible four-wheeling, which helps preserve the backcountry for all to enjoy.