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.

Improve Your Credit Score and Get a Better Car Deal in Dixon

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Your credit score is one of the most important factors lenders take into consideration before lending you money. Because of this, improving your credit score is one of the best ways to not only secure a loan but also to get a better interest rate on the loans you do secure.

More than 90% of top lenders use FICO credit scores to assess your financial health, which are determined by five factors: payment history, credit usage, age of credit accounts, credit mix, and new credit inquiries. Improving these factors is the key to improving your overall credit score, but there are two that stand out above all the others.

Pay your bills on time

Over a third of your credit score is determined by your payment history. Missed payments stay on your record for years. In other words, paying your debt on time is the best way to improve your credit score. Automatic payments and consolidating debt are two methods that can help you stay on top of payments.

Have debt responsibly

Nearly a third of your credit score is determined by credit utilization. Lenders want you to have debt — to show you are good at managing it — but not too much. A rule of thumb is to maintain your total outstanding debt balance at 30% or less of your total credit limit. If you’re unable to pay off enough debt to achieve this, raising your credit limit is another option.

At Ken Nelson CDJR, we’ll work with you to find the best deal on a car regardless of your credit score. Visit us in Dixon, Illinois, to get started!

Why Visit Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Person

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In today’s internet-driven world, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that everything is better done online. But some things are still best experienced in person, like going to the movie theater to watch a big blockbuster film or going to a store in person before making a really important purchase — like a car.

If you’re in the market for a new ride, it makes more sense to visit Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Dixon, Illinois, than to shop purely online. Internet research is, of course, critical. But that research is often only useful when you already have a sense of what you’re looking for. Visiting the dealership can help you make better, more informed decisions at every stage of the purchasing process.

For example, if you’re not sure what kind of car you need, it’s easy to talk to one of our salespeople, who will listen to your situation and helpfully steer you in the direction they think would most suit you. And if you do have a strong sense of what you’re looking for, visiting the showroom enables you to smell and feel the car that interests you before making a decision.

Buying a car is one of the biggest purchases people make in their lives. Visit Ken Nelson CDJR in Dixon, Illinois, to get the confidence that your purchase is the right one.

2021 Ram 1500 Earns Better Safety Rating Than Any Other Truck

2021 Ram 1500 | Dixon, IL

Want a safe pickup truck for your family in Dixon, Illinois? Check out the 2021 Ram 1500 at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram. It just was awarded a better safety rating than any other truck on the market.

 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 2021 Ram 1500 Crew Cab with a 2021 Top Safety Pick Rating after earning top marks in the agency’s six crash tests. The Ram 1500 took home the top rating in 2020, too.

“A Top Safety Pick for the Ram 1500 solidifies our long-standing commitment to our customers through advanced technology and engineering expertise,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis. “This validation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety builds consumer confidence in our trucks and in the Ram brand.”

To win a Top Safety Pick designation, a vehicle must now offer Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking, an advanced driver-assist technology. Under proper conditions, the tech monitors activity around you and intervenes if necessary. The system offered in the 2021 Ram 1500 was rated as “advanced” by the IIHS, a major achievement.

In addition to Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking, the 2021 Ram 1500 boasts several more advanced safety technologies. When you opt for the available Advanced Safety Group package, you will have access to tools such as Rear Cross Path Detection, Blind Spot Monitoring with trailer coverage, Lane Departure Warning Plus, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Go and Hold.

Learn more about the Ram 1500 safety rating and its many driving tools when you visit us at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.