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2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Comfort and Functionality Perfect for Weekend Wanderlust

Exploring the trails and backcountry around the Mogollon Rim is an exercise that can last a weekend, or months, depending on your curiosity. When taking off to explore in your Jeep in Payson and the surrounding area, why not pick a model that is tops in both functionality and comfort? The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk edition has both areas covered, utilizing the patented Jeep 4 x 4 system to get you through tough spots while keeping you bathed in luxury with a modern interior. Swing by Chapman Payson and compare the new Trailhawk to other Jeep models.

Trailhawk Equipped With Loads of Off-road Features

Built on a concept vehicle that debuted at the 2012 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, the new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk has a slew of features that make it a Trail-rated Jeep. Along with the Jeep Quadra-Drive four-wheel system, it comes with electronic limited slip differential and air suspension that adjusts on the fly as needed for greater articulation. Speed control with hill ascent helps you master those steep slopes going up or down. A rugged skid plate helps protect the engine and transmission from large obstacles, while a special non-glare decal on the hood helps soften the effect of the sun’s rays. Choose optional 20-inch tires for a better foot print out on the rougher trails on top of the Rim. The new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk comes in your choice of Diamond Black Crystal, Velvet Red, Granite Crystal, Rhino, Bright White, Billet Silver or Redline Red exterior colors.

Interior Loaded With Black Leather

Just because you’re out exploring in some of nature’s wildest areas doesn’t mean you can’t be comfortable. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is one off-roader that comes loaded with leather and suede-trimmed seats with large bolsters to help keep you in place when the trail gets tough. Red stitching provides an appealing visual contrast, while Piano Black trim pieces and gunmetal finish adds an air of sophistication. A special Trailhawk badge on the steering wheel identifies your Jeep as unique. The 8.4-inch touchscreen puts you in touch with the rest of the world, offering communication, stereo and navigation at the touch of a finger. The touchscreen even displays your level of articulation and provides other information vital to a successful four-wheel run. When looking for a Jeep in Payson, stop by Chapman Payson and ask about the new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. It makes exploring the Rim as easy as a Sunday drive to Grandma’s house.

Black Bear Wrangler Earns its Name


Named After Iconic Telluride Trail

Imagine yourself high in the Rocky Mountains above Telluride traversing a narrow, rocky trail with the heavens on one side and trouble on the other. Trails like that demand a certain kind of four-wheeler that has power, stability and the sure-footedness of a mountain goat. Introducing the Jeep Wrangler Black Bear Edition, named after that iconic trail where you are as apt to run across an abandoned mine as a spectacular waterfall during a thrilling run designed to test the limits of both you and your vehicle. From the topographic display of the map on the hood to the easy-opening top designed to let Mother Nature inside, this is one Wrangler that delivers a terrific off-road experience. Check in with the pros at Chapman Payson to see about getting a test drive in a new Black Bear Wrangler.

Every Part Designed for Maximum Off-road Efficiency

From the special rock rails that dissuade small boulders from denting the Wrangler’s body to the superior bolstered seats that help keep you in an upright position when the going gets rough, the Wrangler Black Bear is ready for action. A leather-wrapped steering wheel helps you keep a death grip and the vehicle under control, while sport bar grab handles give your passengers a security blanket to squeeze. All weather slush mats are easy to clean when the trip is over and 17-inch Silent Armor tires provide maximum grip and sure-footedness along the trail. A layer of Kevlar helps protect against punctures out on the trail.

Wrangler Technology Helps Maintain Control

Hill Descent Control helps maintain a proper amount of throttle and braking when going down sharp inclines. Hill Assist Control gives you the power to get going up a sharp grade once you take your foot off the brake, ensuring you don’t roll backwards into an area best not occupied by you and your Wrangler. Electronic locking differentials and a choice of four by four systems mean you’ll have power directed exactly where you need it as you navigate the slippery shale on the Black Bear trail. The Rock-Trac four-wheel drive system provides a 4:1 gear ratio that allows you to crawl safely through the toughest parts of the trail.

Jeep Legendary Pentastar Engine Powers On

The 3.6-liter Jeep Pentastar V6 Engine delivers 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque to keep you moving through the toughest conditions. The engine is perfectly situated to provide maximum performance out on the trail while delivering enough fuel efficiency to make the Wrangler your daily driver. Check out all the Wrangler models with a trip to Chapman Payson.


Number One Tip is Be Prepared

Taking your Jeep off-road is a great way to bond with family and friends, but you need to be prepared. Always make sure your Jeep is in top mechanical condition. If you’re not a mechanic, take it to the service center at Chapman Payson for regular oil changes and maintenance. You should check and ensure your battery is secure and all your fluids are at proper levels before taking off. Tires should have plenty of tread and be at proper inflation, and don’t forget to pack some water and nutrition like energy bars and nuts, just in case you’re out longer than you intend. Before you leave, make sure someone knows where you’re going and when you intend to be back. It’s always a good idea to travel with someone else who can help in case there’s a problem.

Watch Your Thumbs

When you hit the really rocky terrain, it’s not unusual for your wheels to make a sharp turn. If you have your thumbs in the spokes of the steering wheel, an injury might occur. Keep your thumbs up on top of the wheel away from the spokes. Chances are you’ll be traveling slowly, so keep a loose grip on the wheel and let go if it starts to spin, although that’s highly unusual if you have power steering. Remember, no white knuckling. You’re supposed to be having fun.

Don’t Wait to Put Your Jeep in 4WD

Once you get stuck, it’s pretty tough to put your Jeep into four-wheel drive. Keep it in two-wheel on a dirt road, but before you get into the really tough stuff, take a break and engage all four wheels. Remember to keep scanning from left to right as you drive slowly through unknown terrain. Don’t forget the windshield folds down on a Wrangler, making it a little easier to see the next obstacle.

Plan Ahead Before Tackling Hills

Although your Jeep has many of the characteristics of a mountain goat, it’s still best to put a little thought into a sharp ascent or descent. Try and keep your vehicle pointing toward the top or bottom of the hill. Although unlikely, taking a horizontal tack could produce a rollover on a very steep incline. Apply the most power at the bottom of the hill, then take it easy as you get to the crest. Always know what’s on the other side, in case there’s nothing on the other side (ouch). If you have a manual shift, put it in the lowest gear and let the compression slow you down on your descent. If you’re new to off-roading, it might be best to join a club and learn from people with more experience. Check with Chapman Payson for a list of clubs in your area.

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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.

Grand Cherokee Hellcat SRT

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.