Best Places in Illinois to Take Your Jeep® in 2022

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee WK Limited Outdoors | Dixon, IL

Are you eager to kick off spring with an adventure in your Jeep®? From off-road trails to local campgrounds, Illinois has a lot of places to explore this summer. Here’s a look at some of the best places in Illinois to take your Jeep® in 2022.

Two Rivers Jeep® Club

These privately owned off-road trails are exclusively for Jeep® drivers. Head over to Pittsfield, Illinois to experience the thrilling routes that have kept Jeep® owners coming back since 1991 — and meet some fellow Jeep® enthusiasts in the process!

Mississippi Palisades State Park Campgrounds

For stunning views in Illinois, head over to Mississippi Palisades State Park in Savanna, Illinois. This picturesque park boasts over a thousand years of Native American history within its 2,500-acre spread. In addition to its popular campgrounds, the site offers a weekend of hiking past historic bluffs and boating on the Mississippi River.

Lowden State Park Campground

This nearby state park close to Dixon offers gorgeous views of the Rock River Valley. It’s easy to spend a relaxing weekend here, canoeing, fishing, and exploring the hiking trails — especially if you arrive in a Jeep®! If you want to get your Jeep® ready for an excursion in Illinois, schedule a maintenance visit at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram at our service center.

Why Buy a Plug-In Hybrid Jeep® Wrangler?

2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Plug-In |  Dixon, IL

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly, efficient ride that doesn’t compromise on legendary power and capability, you’ll find a lot to love in the Plug-In Hybrid Jeep® Wrangler. Here are a few reasons to consider driving home in your very own Jeep® Wrangler 4xe from Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

Impressive power

The Jeep® Wrangler 4xe breaks the stereotype of underpowered, mild-mannered hybrid vehicles. Its powertrain unleashes 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of instant torque, enabling you to rocket from 0-60 mph in just 6 seconds.

Say goodbye to range anxiety

Enjoy groundbreaking efficiency with the Jeep® Wrangler 4xe’s EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency rating of 49 MPGe. [1] On a full tank and battery, the Wrangler 4xe offers a total range of 370 miles. [2] And if you’re looking for an emissions-free ride, the plug-in hybrid Wrangler provides up to 21 miles of fully electric driving distance. [3]

Charging made simple

For fast, easy, convenient charging, opt for the available Jeep® Brand Level II PHEV Home Charging Station. It features a weatherproof design along with Wi-Fi connectivity, so you can remotely choose when you’d like your vehicle to charge. Plus, thanks to smart grid optimization, your Jeep® SUV can charge when electricity is cheapest.

Whether you’re looking for a combustion-engine Wrangler or a Jeep® Wrangler 4xe, you can find it right here at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Dixon, Illinois.

[1] EPA estimated miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe). Actual mileage may vary.

[2] Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

[3] Based on EPA estimates with fully charged battery. Actual mileage may vary.

The Many Benefits of Having an FCA DrivePlus Mastercard

2022 Wagoneer | Dixon, IL

A new car is a big purchase, but did you know that when you buy from Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram, you can reap even more rewards with a FCA DrivePlus Mastercard? Here’s a look at the many benefits of this money-saving automotive credit card.

Cash back on various purchases

If you plan on customizing your Jeep® or Ram vehicle, you could get up to 5 percent cash back on qualifying dealership purchases, such as from our extensive parts catalog — including Mopar® parts and accessories. You’ll also get up to 2 percent cash back on gas and travel purchases as well as up to 1 percent cash back spent anywhere else with your DrivePlus Mastercard.

On top of all of those perks, there is no annual fee, and this card often offers a specific cash back amount just for signing up and buying FCA items.[1]

When buying a new vehicle

When it’s time to make purchases of $499 or more — such as for more costly performance parts or even a new car — the DrivePlus Mastercard offers $0 introductory APR for six billing cycles.[2] Not only that, but you could also earn a $1,000 bonus certificate toward your new FCA vehicle when you spend $7,500 in the first year of financing.[3] These are some of the current offers on this card as of February 2022.

To learn more about the benefits of the FCA DrivePlus Mastercard, contact our finance team at (815) 216-9450 or visit us at 1000 North Galena Avenue in Dixon, Illinois.

[1] See the Reward Terms and Conditions in the Summary of Credit Terms for details, including earning, redemption, expiration or forfeiture. Percentage back is earned as points.

[2] For additional information about Annual Percentage Rates (APRs), fees and other costs, see the Summary of Credit Terms.

[3] Please see www.drivepluscard.com/disclosures for further details of Bonus Certificate.

Jeep® Has the Best SUV Lineup According to Newsweek

2022 Grand Wagoneer | Dixon, IL

When buying a new SUV in Dixon, Illinois, you want to feel confident that you are getting the best vehicle you can. According to the 2021 Newsweek Autos Awards, choosing a Jeep® is one of the best choices you can make. The Jeep® brand earned the “Best SUV Lineup” award, which shows the quality and capability of the Jeep® models we sell here at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

In addition to bestowing the overall lineup award, Newsweek also honored individual Jeep® models with segment awards. The all-new 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L earned the “Best Family SUV” award. This Grand Cherokee model comes in a three-row format for the first time ever. It also comes standard with user-friendly technology including a 10-inch touch screen display.

2022 Wagoneer

The 2022 Wagoneer came away with the Best Full-Size SUV award for its best-in-class towing capability and seating for up to eight passengers. When properly equipped, the Wagoneer can tow up to 10,000 pounds.

2022 Grand Wagoneer

Coming home with the Best Luxury SUV award is the 2022 Grand Wagoneer. It offers a first-class passenger experience with standard upscale amenities matched with the latest advanced technologies. This includes a premium McIntosh audio system, compatibility with Fire TV for Auto, a 10.25-inch front passenger display, and a rear-seat monitoring camera.

To determine its award winners, Newsweek editors judged vehicles based on their features and overall driving impressions, so it’s clear why the judges were impressed with the whole Jeep® lineup. The brand offers consistent performance and quality across every model. So, visit Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram to find new and used Jeep® SUVs that are sure to impress you.

2022 Wrangler Willys Goes Extreme with Newly Available Upgrades

2022 Wrangler Willys Goes Extreme | Dixon, IL

We have two major philosophies at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram. The first is that if you want something done right, you should do it yourself. The second is that if you want to go off-roading, you’d better be driving a Jeep®. That’s why we’re excited about the 2022 Jeep® Wrangler Willys.

The 2022 Jeep® Wrangler Willys with Xtreme Recon Package is evidence that off-roading continues to be best when you’re behind the wheel of this American icon.

So what comes on this special Xtreme Recon Package for the 2022 Wrangler Willys? For starters, you’ll ride higher thanks to a 1.5-inch factory suspension lift. Plus, you’ll be prepped for uneven terrain with shocks an anti-lock four-wheel-disc brakes.

For fierce looks and fierce performance, the Xtreme Recon Package gives the Wrangler Willys a set of 35-inch BF Goodrich KO2 all-terrain tires, wrapped around 17-inch beadlock capable wheels.

On top of this, the special model gets swing gate reinforcement, can handle water fording up to 33.6 inches deep, and boasts a departure angle of 40.4 degrees. The 2022 Jeep® Wrangler Willys with Xtreme Recon Package has ground clearance of more than a foot (12.9 inches) and a breakover angle of 26.7 degrees. All but the breakover angle are best-in-class distinctions.

Assembly begins on the 2022 Jeep® Wrangler Willys with Xtreme Recon Package now, and you can preorder yours through Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.