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.

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 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.