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Archive for October, 2017

With the announcement that the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude now offers a tech connect package that integrates voice recognition software from retail giant Amazon, you can now have Alexa as a permanent passenger in your vehicle. Alexa is the name behind the female voice that provides a number of services upon voice command, including firing up the engine, planning a route and checking the gas and tire pressure levels. “The introduction of Amazon Alexa to the Jeep Cherokee allows us to meet consumers’ increasing desire for innovation of information,” according to Jeep brand chief Mike Manley. “Jeep Cherokee’s new tech connect package allows customers to minimize the everyday stresses of busy lifestyles by providing them with a variety of ways to stay conveniently connected to their vehicles, while making every drive exceptionally informative, entertaining and unique.” Check in with Chapman Payson Auto Center to see when you can get a demonstration of the new Jeep Cherokee outfitted with Alexa.

Cherokee Purchase Scores Free Add-ons

Buy a 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude equipped with Alexa and you’ll also receive an Amazon Echo Dot for your home. The Dot also utilizes the Alexa service to let you do things such as buy from Amazon, turn on the house lights and arm your home security system. The package also includes 3 months of free service from the Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan, a streaming service that offers millions of songs and lets you create personalized stations. You’ll also get a 3-month subscription to Audible, the world’s leading audiobook publisher. “Customers with an Alexa device in their home can simply ask Alexa to start their Jeep Cherokee, send directions to their navigation system and more, before they ever leave the house,” said Amazon VP Ned Curic. “Voice is a big part of the future because it can simplify everyday tasks like these and we are excited that Jeep is bringing this level of connectivity to customers.”

Cherokee Latitude Offers Sleek Appearance

The new Jeep Cherokee Attitude delivers a sleek, sporty and sophisticated appearance featuring diamond black crystal paint, gloss black finishes and beautiful 18-inch aluminum wheels. The tech connect package includes an 8.4-inch infotainment package that doubles as a 3G Wi-Fi hotspot. It also has a one-year free Sirius XM satellite radio subscription. The UConnect system provides a wide range of services, including handsfree calling, a slew of entertainment options and navigation that provides clear maps with turn-by-turn directions. The new Jeep Cherokee Latitude will be arriving at dealers beginning in November. Keep in touch with Chapman Payson Auto Center to schedule a test drive and get a full demonstration of all the new technology.

Whether you’re tooling around the Forest Roads on the Rim, going to Phoenix or Flagstaff for your weekly supply run or simply dealing with the daily drive in and around Payson, the Dodge Durango SUV offers the performance, efficiency and room to make your life more pleasant. Offered in five different trim levels for a variety of budgets, the Durango is ready for your test drive at Chapman Payson Auto Center.

Adrenaline Junkies Love the SRT

When you hear the term “smoking,” if your thoughts go immediately to tires instead of a nice beef brisket, the Dodge Durango SRT is the vehicle for you. As America’s most powerful three-row SUV, it is one of the fastest SUVs on planet Earth with an elapsed time of just 4.4 seconds in the run from 0 to 60 mph. The Durango SRT sports a 6.4L HEMI engine that produces 475 horsepower and a giggle-inducing 470 pound-feet of torque. Along with being the most popular vehicle in the school carpool, the Durango SRT will tow 8,700 pounds, making short work of hauling your large recreational trailer to the top of the Mogollon Rim. The powerful engine is teamed up with a TorqueFlite 8-speed transmission that’s specially calibrated to maximize shift points and deliver the right amount of power to each wheel. The interior of the SRT is as dominant as the performance, with available Laguna leather seats and enough technology to keep you in contact with the outside world.

Choose Your Trim Level

The Dodge Durango also offers trim packages that are more efficient, while providing plenty of power for most needs. The Base SXT comes with a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine that gets up to 26 mpg on the highway while providing the capability to tow 6,200 pounds. Choose the SXT Plus and you get the same engine and capability, but with a few more creature comforts such as SiriusXM satellite radio, an eight-way power driver seat and roof rails to help carry your camping gear. The GT model is fancier yet, with leather bucket seats, heated seats in the first and second row and beautiful 20-inch black aluminum wheels. The Citadel is the top of the line for the V6 models with a rich interior finished in fine Nappa leather and dual exhaust tips.

Technology Works for Modern Driver

If your old ride still has an AM transistor radio hanging from the rear-view mirror, you’re in for a treat when you see all the technology that’s available with the new Dodge Durango. The UCONNECT 8.4 NAV system has an 8.4-inch color high definition screen that controls all your infotainment and communication, but also utilizes 3D graphics with the navigation system to give you a clear picture of terrain, trails, cities and landmarks. It also includes real-time traffic updates so you can find alternate routes to your destination. See the entire lineup of Dodge Durango SUVs at Chapman Payson Auto Center and choose the one that fits your needs.