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.

2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Changes at Ken Nelson

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee | Dixon, IL

After decades in production, the Jeep® Grand Cherokee is still the most trusted name in off-road SUVs. If you are considering purchasing a new SUV for your daily commutes and some off-the-beaten-path adventure, check out the 2022 Grand Cherokee at Ken Nelson CDJR.

Here are just some of the new features for the 2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee, now in its fifth generation.

New 4xe Model

This year introduces a new 4xe model, marking the first-ever electrified Grand Cherokee. You’ll also appreciate the new 5.7-liter engine, potent enough to deliver 7,200 pounds of max towing (that’s a segment-best). Check out the class-exclusive sway-bar disconnect that equips the Grand Cherokee with improved traction while off-roading.

Three 4×4 Systems

Choose from among three 4×4 systems: Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, or Quadra-Drive II, as well as a class-exclusive Quadra-Lift air suspension with (for the first time) electronic semi-active damping. This results in a segment-best ground clearance of 11.3 inches and water fording up to 24 inches.

Infotainment Technology

Tech-savvy drivers in Dixon will like the brand-new Uconnect 5 infotainment technology that operates five times as fast as the outgoing model, delivered via a cutting-edge 10.1-inch display. Need to keep back-seat passengers occupied? Check out the available rear entertainment displays with built in Amazon Fire TV.

Additional Highlights

A few more highlights of the 2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee to consider: It has more than 110 advanced safety and security technologies. You can get the luxurious Summit Reserve trim with a 19-speaker McIntoch audio system and Palermo leather. It boasts 144.6 cubic feet of total passenger volume.

Get yours now at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram and start your next adventure in Dixon, Illinois.

Jeep Offers Freedom Special Editions Honoring U.S. Military

2021 Jeep Wrangler Freedom Special Edition | Dixon, IL

In an exciting announcement, Jeep® has stated that it will honor the United States’ brave service members by expanding the brand’s exclusive Freedom special edition models across the entire Jeep® lineup. We at Ken Nelson CDJR are immensely grateful to all military members in the Dixon area and want to share this news with you.

Freedom edition Jeep® vehicles are noticeably different on both the inside and the outside than normal version of the Renegade, Compass, Cherokee, Wrangler, or Gladiator. You’ll see a prominent “Oscar Mike” military star decal on the hood and an American flag decal on the side of the vehicle. Wrangler and Gladiator Freedom Edition models also come with an “Oscar Mike” decal on the rear tailgate. All models come with matte black/Satin Carbon wheels and accents.

With every purchase of a Freedom Edition Jeep® — including from Ken Nelson CDJR — the automaker will donate $250 to the USO to show its thanks for military members everywhere. Plus, all active and recently retired service members qualify for a $500 Military Bonus Cash on the Jeep 4×4 lineup. Purchasing a Freedom Edition Jeep® is a great way to showcase your American pride as you drive around Illinois.

Jeep® is also proud to offer the Jeep® Wave loyalty program with exciting benefits like 24/7 roadside assistance and same-day vehicle rentals. Jeep® Wave also provides dedicated owner support and worry-free maintenance. Plus, loyalty members get select VIP access to exclusive events.

If you’re interested in supporting military members and showing your patriotic spirit, order a Freedom Edition Jeep® from Ken Nelson CDJR.

How to Have Fun This Summer in Dixon with Your Jeep®

2021 Jeep Wrangler | Dixon, IL

The arrival of summer means that people in and around Dixon, Illinois, will be looking to enjoy some quality time outside with friends and family. If you have a Jeep® Wrangler, Cherokee, Gladiator, or any other of the iconic brand’s vehicles, you’re in prime shape to enjoy the great outdoors this summer.

Castle Rock State Park

Hop into your Jeep® and take the family to Castle Rock State Park for a day on the boat, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, or weekend camping. The 68.3 cubic feet of cargo space in the 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee and its innovative storage versatility make it easy to load up for a family getaway.

Lowell Park

Located in Dixon along the Rock River, Lowell Park offers gorgeous drives, beautiful hikes, boat access, fishing, and more. Up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity in the 2021 Wrangler, 4,500 pounds in the Gladiator, and 7,200 pounds in the Grand Cherokee make boating a real possibility this summer.

Starved Rock State Park

Located just an hour south of Dixon is Starved Rock State Park, a 2,630-acre area full of awe-inspiring canyons and waterfalls. The 4×4 capabilities of Jeep® vehicles make off-road traversing easier than ever, opening up your possibilities for camping and exploring in getaway locations such as Starved Rock.

Here at Ken Nelson CDJR, we want to ensure that your Jeep® is ready for any adventure. Stop by and see us to make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape before heading out on your weekend getaway with the family.

Jeep Introduces the 2021 Gladiator Willys

For some time now, Wrangler owners have had the option to upgrade to the popular Willys edition to customize the look and feel of their Jeep. Now, potential owners of the Wrangler-inspired Gladiator can also upgrade their ride to the Willys edition for adventure-ready rugged capability.

2021 Jeep Gladiator | Ken Nelson CDJR | Dixon, IL

The biggest change between the standard and Willys edition of the Jeep Gladiator is the updated appearance. Gladiator Willys owners can choose from a list of eight bold body colors that will be emblemized with distinctive “Willys” decals across the hood. The truck rests atop aggressive 17-inch black aluminum wheels outfitted with 32-inch all-terrain tires.

The Gladiator Willys isn’t just good looking. The Willys edition grants the Jeep pickup truck some additional off-road features, including Rubicon cab rock rails to protect the truck from damage when traversing craggy terrain and a Trac-Lok Limited Slip Rear Differential for extra traction. Inside the Gladiator Willys edition, you’ll find all-weather mats to protect your beautiful Heritage Tan and Black interior from the messes you made on your latest adventure.

The Willys Gladiator has the capability to tow up to 4,000 lbs. when properly equipped thanks to a powerful 3.6-liter Pentastar engine coupled with a six-speed manual transmission. It offers 260 lb.-ft. of torque and up to 285 horsepower.

Contact Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to reserve your 2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys edition today and get ready for the great outdoors.