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.

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Honored by Popular Mechanics

2020 Jeep Gladiator | Dixon, IL
2020 Jeep Gladiator | Dixon, IL

Though 2020 might not have been the best year in recent memory for most of us, it has certainly been a banner year for the Jeep® Gladiator. The eclectic 2020 Jeep® Gladiator, which already has a mile-long list of admirers, can add a new super-fan to the growing club roster: the team at Popular Mechanics.

Each year, the Popular Mechanics staff honors the valedictorians in the year’s class of vehicles in its Automotive Excellence Awards. These awards – which are based on industry reviews, snazzy features, and affordability concerns – are given to vehicles that truly stand out amongst their peers.

In a demonstration of its superiority over the competition, the 2020 Jeep® Gladiator won this year’s Popular Mechanics Mid-Size Truck of the Year award. The award panel was impressed by the Gladiator’s open-air abilities, off-road readiness, and customizability.

Ezra Dyer, a Popular Mechanics writer, praised the Gladiator, saying, “It’s a rare combination of whimsical fun and everyday usefulness, a workhorse that doubles as a weekend toy.” Popular Mechanics joins an illustrious group of organizations that have given the 2020 Jeep® Gladiator accolades this year, including several “Truck of the Year” titles from various publications.

Visit Ken Nelson CDJR today to test drive the Mid-Size Truck of the Year, the 2020 Jeep® Gladiator.

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.

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Named 2020 North American Truck of the Year

2020 Jeep® Gladiator - Dixon, IL
2020 Jeep® Gladiator – Dixon, IL

The 2020 Jeep® Gladiator has been named North American Truck of the Year by 50 automotive experts from across the United Stated and Canada in the 26th year of voting. The evaluators looked at design, features, safety, technology, value and the quality of the ride to make the decision.

The Power and Capability of a Truck

The Gladiator has a 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine that delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. The Gladiator can tow a maximum weight of 7,650 pounds when a tow package is installed, and it earns a respectable 23 mpg on the highway and 16 mpg in the city.* It also has Uconnect® technology, so you can access the entertainment, navigation, communication, and emergency services you need from just the touch of a button.

The Off-Road Expertise of a Jeep®

The wilderness is where the Jeep® Gladiator really shines. It is descended from the classic Jeep® Wrangler and has removable doors and windshield, lockable axles and an easy disconnect sway bar, as well as, 4×4 capability. A full complement of safety features protects you on the road or off. A back-up camera aides with parking, and blind spot and collision alerts keep you in touch with surrounding traffic.

Experience the 2020 Jeep® Gladiator for yourself when you stop by Ken Nelson for a test drive.

*Actual mileage may vary