Jeep®: America’s Most Patriotic Brand for 2 Decades and Counting

2022 Jeep Wagoneer | Dixon, IL

Jeep® is an iconic brand, and for the past two decades and counting, it has been honored as America’s Most Patriotic Brand by thousands of consumers. The brand’s esteemed history of service to this country and the brave men and women who fought for freedom began in 1941, and the models highlight that proud history with special badges.

This year’s honor, courtesy of the Brand Keys Most Patriotic Brands survey, showed once again (20 years and counting!) that survey respondents put Jeep® in the top spot. The survey included the responses from 5,800 consumers between the ages of 16 and 65. The survey involved a total of 1,172 brands.

“Consumers know there’s a difference between wrapping yourself in the flag and being a brand people believe has actually earned that right. Jeep® earned it, owns it, and we congratulate them again this year,” said Robert Passikoff, president and founder of Brand Keys. 

In addition to its military credibility, the Jeep® is synonymous with unparalleled 4×4 capability, allowing you to fulfill your adventurous pursuits.

For 2023, Jeep® is offering a limited-edition Freedom package to honor members of the U.S. military. The special package is available on two Jeep® models — the Gladiator and Wrangler.

See America’s Most Patriotic Brand up close at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Dixon, Illinois.

Benefits of Having the Ram DrivePlus Credit Card

Benefits of Having the Ram DrivePlus Credit Card | Dixon, IL

Do you love your Ram truck? If your answer is “yes,” then you should consider applying for the Ram DrivePlus Mastercard®. This credit card is an easy way for Ram owners to get rewarded with a cash-back program that you can use anywhere.

You earn an impressive 5-percent cashback whenever you use your Ram DrivePlus card at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Dixon, Illinois, or other certified CDJR businesses. This includes paying for your service appointments, buying replacement parts, and adding new accessories to your Ram truck.

This card also rewards you with 2-percent cash back on all gas and travel purchases. This makes taking road trips in your Ram truck even more appealing. Finally, you will earn 1% cashback on all other purchases.

The DrivePlus card also has some great bonuses available. If you spend at least $7,500 in your first year, you will earn a $1,000 bonus certificate that you can use toward the purchase of your next new Ram truck. You can also earn a $100 statement credit by spending at least $499 on Ram Truck purchases during the first billing cycle.

To save even more money, you can take advantage of the 0-percent introductory APR for the first six billing cycles. This applies to all dealership purchases of $499 or more, giving you more time to pay off big purchases.

The Ram DrivePlus Mastercard® is yet another way that you can save money when doing business with Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram. Apply today and start getting more money back in your wallet.

FCA Adds Know & Go Mobile App to the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

2021 Ram 1500 TRX | Dixon, IL
2021 Ram 1500 TRX | Dixon, IL

A new piece of technology is coming to the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. The Know & Go mobile app is set to make leaning about your vehicle easier than ever. Read on to learn more about this exciting new tech.

Employees working at FCA developed and proposed the Know & Go mobile app back in June. The app’s technology uses the camera in your smartphone to scan and analyze images of your vehicle. With the help of augmented reality, the app then teaches you about the features and abilities of any part you scan. Additionally, the app features push notifications of undiscovered features, component information, owner’s manual pages, how-to videos, and much more.

The first vehicle to launch with Know & Go compatibility will be the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX.

“With all of the content on the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, the Know & Go mobile app highlights the many new features and capabilities our customers will enjoy in a creative, exciting and engaging way,” said the app’s co-creator, FCA’s Propulsion Systems Program Manager, Mimi Nguyen.

The new 2021 Ram 1500 RX will soon be hitting the lot of Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Dixon, Illinois. Be sure to schedule your test drive today.

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Dominates in 2020 AAA Car Guide Awards

Chrysler Pacifica | Dixon, IL
Chrysler Pacifica | Dixon, IL

Here at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram, we’re stalwart fans of the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid — and it looks like major publications are starting to give this model the praise it deserves. The 2020 Chrysler Pacific Hybrid earned the top spot in the SUV/Minivan category of the 2020 AAA Car Guide. AAA experts were so impressed with this model that it named it the third best vehicle overall for 2020, which is an impressive feat for any minivan.

Manager of the Automotive Research Center Megan McKernan explained how the Pacifica Hybrid impressed the judges. “Our evaluations are designed to help drivers select a safe and comfortable vehicle that meets their needs. The Pacifica Hybrid is a solid choice for minivan customers.”

Given the Pacifica Hybrid’s long list of incredible features, it’s no wonder it lands among the most beloved family-haulers on the market today. The Pacifica Hybrid is loaded with family-friendly features like a Uconnect® Theater, advanced safety features, Stow ‘n Go® seats, and an 82 MPGe efficiency rating.*

Bring the whole family to Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Dixon to experience the 2020 Pacifica Hybrid for yourself. You’re bound to fall in love with America’s first-ever hybrid minivan.

*EPA estimated miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe). Actual mileage may vary.

2020 Ram 1500 Makes List of Best New Cars with Apple CarPlay®

2020 RAM 1500 | Dixon, IL
2020 RAM 1500 | Dixon, IL

U.S. News & World Report recently named the 2020 Ram 1500 as one of the best new cars in 2020 to be equipped with Apple CarPlay®. The editors appreciated the truck’s well-appointed cabin and innovative infotainment system.

The 2020 Ram 1500 comes standard with wireless phone connectivity and six speakers for listening to your favorite music. Its available Uconnect® 12.0 system with Navigation has a large 12-inch touch screen, which you can easily see from the driver’s seat. The system also features split-screen capability and full-screen Navigation so you can more easily get to your destinations.

Through the system, you can utilize Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™. These features allow you to call a family member, respond to a text message, put on a playlist and access your favorite smartphone apps on the go.

The 2020 Ram 1500 packs tons of other smart technologies too, like the available active noise cancellation system, which makes for a quieter ride. Plus, opt for the 7-inch Driver Information Digital Cluster Display to stay up to date on key information.

If you’d like to learn more about the capable 2020 Ram 1500 or want to get behind the wheel of this truck, give us a call at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Dixon, Illinois, to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members.