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.

Spotlight on the 2023 Jeep® Grand Cherokee

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee | Dixon, IL

The 2023 Jeep® Grand Cherokee impresses with a range of updates, eye-catching design, and innovative technologies. Here is a closer look at the key highlights and capabilities you’ll find with this adventure-ready and sophisticated SUV.

Eco-friendly option

If you want to go green behind the wheel without sacrificing a potent and thrilling performance, check out the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk®. It is equipped with the brand’s signature 4xe plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Premium sound systems

You can expect a completely immersive sound experience in the Grand Cherokee thanks to its choice of audio systems. The Alpine system features nine speakers while the McIntosh audio system more than doubles the speakers to 19.

Unrivaled capability

The 2023 Jeep® Grand Cherokee is ready to take on any adventure and terrain thanks to features including a class-exclusive Quadra-Lift air suspension, 10.9 inches of ground clearance, Selec-Terrain traction management system with five available modes, and 24 inches of water fording. When properly equipped, the Grand Cherokee has the strength to tow 7,200 pounds.

Award-winning power

The Grand Cherokee has an incredible engine lineup, including the award-winning 5.7-liter V8 and standard 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6, which has won the Wards 10 Best Engines and Propulsion Systems award seven times.

Learn more about the 2023 Jeep® Grand Cherokee at Ken Nelson CDJR in Dixon, Illinois.

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.

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.