Jun 12

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Wins Cars.com Best of 2017 Award

2017 Chrysler PacificaThe Cars.com Best of 2017 award goes to the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler’s innovative new minivan that boasts unbeatable performance, style, and fuel economy. Cars.com rails against the notion that minivans are just “boring people haulers” and cites the Pacifica’s “anti-van styling” as part of the reason it was chosen for this prestigious award.

The 2017 Pacifica has all kinds of features that you won’t find in any other minivan or SUV, like the built-in vacuum cleaner and altered Stow ‘n Go seats, the fold-flat second row for optimal cargo space, the abundant USB ports for easy charging all over the vehicle, and even twin rear-seat touchscreens with pre-loaded apps.

The Pacifica is more lightweight than any other minivan and handles better too, with maneuverability you won’t find in any other vehicle this size and smooth, quiet ride quality the whole family will love. Plus, the Pacifica is the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class at 28 mpg highway*, and that’s not even counting the hybrid version. The Pacifica Hybrid includes a PHEV version that will get you better minivan gas mileage than you ever thought possible.

If you want to know more about the Chrysler Pacifica, give us a call at Paulding CDJR today!

 

*EPA estimate only. Your mileage will vary.

May 31

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is TAWA “Family Car of Texas”

The Texas Auto Writers Association has named the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid its Family Car of Texas—but that’s not all the Pacifica Hybrid won. It also won TAWA’s Minivan of Texas, Green Car of Texas, and Best Feature for its hybrid powertrain.

Nic Phillips, the president of the Texas Auto Writers Association, said that the Pacifica Hybrid was “the clear leader” for the Family Car award and went on to say that as the first hybrid minivan, the Pacifica Hybrid “has taken not only this family vehicle but the entire plug-in electric class to a whole new level.”

TAWA was impressed with the Pacifica’s range of high-tech features like its easy, fast charging and impressive efficiency, as well as its many safety and driver assist features. 52 TAWA journalists drove 42 vehicles on a 3.4-mile track over two days to determine the best cars in each category, and Chrysler and Jeep made FCA the most awarded manufacturer.

The 2017 Jeep Compass won the Best Activity Vehicle award, while the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT was recognized as the Best Performance Utility Vehicle.

To find out more about the award-winning Pacifica Hybrid or any other FCA vehicle, give us a call today at Paulding CDJR!

May 09

NWAPA Mudfest Recognizes Jeep Compass, Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Each year, the Northwest Automotive Press Association hosts its Mudfest competition to find the best off-road vehicles on the market. Now in its 23rd year, the NWAPA Mudfest has recognized both the Jeep Compass and the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk for their excellence as off-road vehicles.

The Mudfest takes place over two days, during which 28 journalists from the NWAPA test drove 27 vehicles on on-road and off-road courses at the Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington.

The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass won the Compact Utility Vehicle category. The Compass is widely regarded as the most capable compact SUV ever, and the NWAPA judges were impressed with its “extreme off-road capability with competent on-road performance.”

The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk was also noted for its on-road ability as well as its off-road performance as the most capable Jeep vehicle ever made. Tuan Huynh, the Mudfest Event Chair, said that “Jeep vehicles are renowned for going off the beaten path,” and Head of Jeep Brand Mike Manley agreed that that “consumers are now enjoying the unmatched Compass capability that impressed NWAPA members.”

To learn more about the unbeatable Compass and Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, give us a call or stop by today at Paulding CDJR!

Apr 26

Jeep Reveals Supercharged 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Jeep recently announced the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, a supercharged version of its popular Grand Cherokee SUV. The Trackhawk will incorporate Mopar’s 707-horsepower V8 engine, which was originally designed for the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. With 645 lb-ft of torque in addition to the outrageous horsepower, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be the most powerful SUV ever.

It will also be the fastest SUV ever, able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and drive a quarter mile in 11.6 seconds. It will have a top speed of 180 mph and brake from 60 to 0 in 114 feet, thanks to its new Brembo braking system, which will be the largest brakes every put on a Jeep vehicle. The upgraded TorqueFlight 8-speed automatic transmission has been reconfigured to handle the extra torque.

In addition to the new transmission and driveline components, the Trackhawk will also come with five drive-mode Selec-Track system as well as a Bilstein adaptive steering suspension, giving you better than ever control no matter what terrain you’re driving on. The interior is driver-oriented, with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Trackhawk Performance Pages, and more than 70 safety and security features both standard and available.

Call Paulding CDJR today to find out more about the upcoming Grand Cherokee Trackhawk!

*2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Pictured

Apr 14

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Wins Cars.com Best of 2017 Award

The Cars.com Best of 2017 award goes to the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler’s innovative new minivan that boasts unbeatable performance, style, and fuel economy. Cars.com rails against the notion that minivans are just “boring people haulers” and cites the Pacifica’s “anti-van styling” as part of the reason it was chosen for this prestigious award.

The 2017 Pacifica has all kinds of features that you won’t find in any other minivan or SUV, like the built-in vacuum cleaner and altered Stow ‘n Go seats, the fold-flat second row for optimal cargo space, the abundant USB ports for easy charging all over the vehicle, and even twin rear-seat touchscreens with pre-loaded apps.

The Pacifica is more lightweight than any other minivan and handles better too, with maneuverability you won’t find in any other vehicle this size and smooth, quiet ride quality the whole family will love. Plus, the Pacifica is the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class at 28 mpg highway*, and that’s not even counting the hybrid version. The Pacifica Hybrid includes a PHEV version that will get you better minivan gas mileage than you ever thought possible.

If you want to know more about the Chrysler Pacifica, give us a call at Paulding CDJR today!

 

*EPA estimate only. Your mileage will vary.

Mar 30

A Look at Red Top Mountain State Park

Anyone who was raised in Georgia or has driven through the area knows that there’s a lot to adore about this state. We have big metropolitan areas, small college towns, plenty of booming industries from film to Coca-Cola, and some of the most gorgeous parks in the country. Red Top Mountain State Park is one of our favorite Georgia parks to visit and is located just 30 minutes away from Paulding CDJR.

Red Top Mountain State Park

Photo by Mikel Manitius

The Lake

Red Top Mountain State Park sits on the edge of the smooth, 12,000-acre Lake Allatoona. The lake is the perfect place to take a cool dip in the summertime. You can also use your Chevy or Jeep to tow your boat down for some water skiing and tubing. Boat rentals are also available on Lake Allatoona.

Hiking

Once you’ve finished playing in or on the lake, you can hit up some of the many miles of hiking trails that run through Red Top Mountain State Park. Bring a camera or a pair of binoculars, as you’re sure to see plenty of wildlife and gorgeous views. Red Top Mountain State Park also offers its share of camping sites, cottages, and picnic shelters. These elements make this Georgia park the perfect place to get away for the weekend this spring.

Mar 14

Off-Road Safety Tips

At Paulding CDJR we specialize in some of the best vehicles for off-roading. Whether you’re looking at a RAM 1500 or a Jeep Wrangler, you might be itching to try your hand at the road less traveled this spring. No matter if you’re a newbie or a veteran, follow these off-road safety tips to protect you and your vehicle from damage on your next adventure.

 

Walk First

If you don’t know a path or its conditions already, it’s a good idea to take it by foot first. Check out how muddy or sandy the ground is, and use this time to judge whether or not your vehicle will be able to handle the terrain.

 

Go Slow

If you think you’ll need to go over 10 mph to accomplish any off-road task, the chances are it’s not going to work out. Take things slowly, and always approach your obstacles with patient caution.

 

Stay on the Trail

It’s tempting to make your own, new trail, but this is how even the best off-roaders get stuck. Stick to the designated off-road trail for a successful and safe outing.

 

Tell Someone

Let a friend or family member know your off-roading plans and when you plan to be back. This way, if all else fails, they will be able to send help if you don’t return and can’t get cell phone service.

Nov 23

Winter Car Care Tips for Preparing for the Colder Months

winter car care

When you were a kid, winter meant snow days and time off for the holidays, but as an adult, it just means extra preparation and responsibilities. One of these many responsibilities is caring for your vehicle in the colder months. Winter car care is important because extreme temperatures and hazardous road conditions can be rough on many different parts of a vehicle.

Before you head into winter, you should definitely have your tires checked. Make sure they are properly inflated, as cold air causes tires to deflate faster, and ensure the tread depth is deep enough to maintain a good grip on slippery roads. You may even want to switch to winter tires for improved traction.

Cold air also affects your battery capacity. Before winter starts, you should keep in mind the age of your battery, as well as checking to make sure all connections are clean and tight. Even if you are confident in your battery, you may want to keep jumper cables in your vehicle, as well as an emergency kit full of other supplies like water bottles, blankets, and flashlights.

Winter car care is crucial not only to the health of your vehicle but also to your own personal safety. Remember that if you feel unsafe driving, it’s better not to drive at all and to trust your instincts. Stay safe this winter!

Nov 09

How to Prepare the Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

perfect Thanksgiving dinner

Ah, Thanksgiving—with so much good food bringing the family together, it’s easy to get excited. Of course, if you’re hosting the big Thanksgiving dinner, you might be a little stressed out, too. Don’t worry! Here are some key tips for preparing the perfect Thanksgiving dinner that is sure to bring everyone together in honor of giving thanks for such a delicious meal.

Turkey is Key

What’s a Thanksgiving meal without a turkey? Turkeys are enormous birds, so you might get in over your head if this is your first time preparing a turkey. Remember to do your research in advance and start prepping ahead of time.

Make Room for Everyone

Make sure you pick a place in your house that’s welcoming to the amount of people you’ll be hosting—and that you have enough tables and chairs to accommodate everyone, too!

Have Guests Bring Dishes

Thanksgiving can get overwhelming if you try to make the whole meal yourself. Pick a few choice things to make—maybe classics like turkey, mashed potatoes, or cranberry jelly—and tell your relatives to show up with a couple goodies of their own.

There’s a lot more to a perfect Thanksgiving dinner than that, but following these simple tips cover the basics and make life a lot easier and more fun for everyone involved.

Oct 26

Tips for Buying Your First Car

Tips for Buying Your First Car

Buying your first car can be overwhelming, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure that you get the right car for the right price. Here at Paulding Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we have some helpful tips for buying your first car.

 

  1. Research – Do some research into all different makes and models, and then determine which one would work best for you. Narrow your search down to a few segments and then identify several models that best fit your needs in each category. Try to test drive them all and see which one is a better fit for you.
  2. Prioritize – If you don’t have a use for a truck, don’t buy one. If you don’t go off-roading, a versatile, fully-stocked off-road vehicle probably isn’t the way to go either. You may not get your dream car on your first trip to the dealership, but getting what you need is more important than buying what you want.
  3. Budget – Having a loose budget is a mistake, especially if you don’t have much in the way of liquid assets. Buying an expensive car will be fun for a few months but you’ll quickly regret it once you can’t make the payments. Set a budget and stay firm, no matter what a dealership tries to sell you. Odds are there’s a car within your budget already on the lot. You just have to find it.

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