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How the Jeep Grand Cherokee's Quadra-Drive 4x4 Can Help You on Slippery Surfaces in Calgary

(Posted on Apr 22, 2021 at 12:12PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="[New%2CJeep%2CGrand%20Cherokee%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/2021_jeep_grand_cherokee_quadra_drive_II.jpg"alt="Two 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokees, one red and one white, parked on a rock trail near a forest"/></a>The Quadra-Drive II is a 4x4 design available on the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, Limited, Summit, and Overland trims. This sophisticated function uses a rear electronic limited-slip differential and an active transfer case to distribute torque quickly. It is a full-time system, so it is always on and does not require activation, allowing you to confidently go anywhere and do anything. 

Here is a closer look at the unique traits of this powerful 4x4 drivetrain. 

Quadra-Drive allows you to choose from five different operation modes via the Selec-Terrain Traction Management System. Auto is for everyday commuting on regular paved roads, while the Sport, Snow, Mud/Sand, and Rock settings are for their respective driving conditions. If you like off-road adventures and challenges, Quadra-Drive is essential.

The system can also send torque to a specific axle or tire to prevent slippage on slick or rugged terrain. It can move up to 100% of the power to the wheel(s) with the most traction, ensuring that you'll always maintain maximum control of the vehicle. 

Help feed your passion for exploration behind the wheel of a Jeep. To learn more about the feature-rich 4x4 systems on the Grand Cherokee, contact our Calgary dealership today for a full spec review.

What Can the Uconnect Sirius Guardian App Do for Calgary Drivers?

(Posted on Apr 22, 2021 at 11:15AM by Josh Lew)
<a href="[New%2CJeep%2CGrand%20Cherokee%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2CLimited%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/sirius_guardian_app_jeep.jpg"alt="Person looking at Sirius Guardian app on their smartphone while sitting at a table"/></a>The SiriusXM suite of entertainment and security features comes standard (with a one-year membership) on the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited and higher trims. These tools include Guardian, which is a remote access app that works in conjunction with the Uconnect system.      

What can you do if your Jeep has this unique feature? 

Perhaps the most useful Guardian tool is remote unlocking. Using the Uconnect app on your phone, you can control access to your vehicle even if you are not nearby. This feature can be invaluable if you ever forget your keys, if your fob loses battery power, or if you need to provide a friend or family member access to the cabin. 

Remote lights and horn triggers, also activated by smartphone, can serve as a panic alarm or assist you as you try to find your vehicle in a crowded parking lot. 

Accident Response and Roadside Assistance services help you contact emergency or service personnel when you are in a collision or have a breakdown or flat tire. And finally, the Send and Go feature allows you to share destinations on a device nav app with your Uconnect system. 

Contact our Calgary dealership to learn more about which Jeep vehicles offer the Sirius Guardian app.
<a href="[New%2CJeep%2CWrangler%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/jeep_wrangler_trail_cam.jpg"alt="2021 Jeep Wrangler's TrailView Camera video feed displayed on Uconnect touchscreen"/></a>The new Jeep Wrangler boasts two main cameras meant to increase safety. One is in the front and the other in the rear - affording wide-angle perspectives and increasing visibility on the Calgary trails.

The Wrangler's forward-facing unit, also known as the TrailCam, shows what is directly ahead of the vehicle. The image is displayed on the Uconnect touchscreen and features dynamic tire-path lines superimposed on top of the video feed. This view is for off-road conditions and allows the driver to see obstacles - such as boulders - in real time. The tool is available on models with 8.4-inch touchscreens and will prove crucial when traversing rough roads.

The rear camera, known as the ParkView function, offers a wide-angle picture of the area behind the new Wrangler. The image is displayed on the Uconnect touchscreen, with dynamic gridlines to help guide the vehicle as the driver attempts to back into a parking space. It affords seamless navigation in tight corners.

To see these unique tools in action yourself, contact our Calgary dealership to schedule a test drive in the new 2021 Jeep Wrangler. We will gladly provide a demonstration of the TrailCam and ParkView systems, as well as highlight additional safety features.

Do Calgary Drivers Need a Hardtop for their Jeep Wrangler or Other Convertible?

(Posted on Apr 9, 2021 at 03:01PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="[New%2CJeep%2CWrangler%2C%2CSport%20Utility%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/jeep_wrangler_convertible.jpg"alt="Interior view of 2021 Jeep Wrangler with retracted hardtop and trees visible in the windows"/></a>If you want an open-air driving experience, like the one offered by the new Jeep Wrangler, you are probably wondering whether you should get a soft or hardtop. In Calgary's four-season climate, the latter may seem to be a better option - allowing you to better adapt to the constant shift of sleet, slush, and showers. 

Still not sure whether a hardtop is the right option for you and your Jeep? Let's take a look at the pros and cons. 

Jeep Wrangler Hardtop: Pros

1. Hardtops offer better noise control so, if you value a quiet ride, they are the obvious choice. 

2. Due to its superior insulation, this option is better able to handle winter weather.

3. Hardtops are also easier to clean, and they do not require any special washing solutions. 

Jeep Wrangler Hardtop: Cons

1. Hardtops take longer to remove and reinstall.

2. They do not have the classic "convertible" look. 

3. They take more space to store, which means you will be getting less cargo room than with a soft-top.

There are distinctive advantages to the hardtop choice - though, drivers may be quick to note the potential problems. If you would like to this option in action, contact our Calgary dealership today. We will happily schedule a demonstration on a new Jeep Wrangler.

What Are the Advantages of Jeep's Ventilated Seats in Calgary, AB?

(Posted on Apr 7, 2021 at 04:30PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="[New%2CJeep%2CGrand%20Cherokee%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C80th%20Anniversary%20Edition%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/grand_cherokee_vent_seats.png"alt="Close-up of 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee's leather ventilated seat"/></a>The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is an example of a high-end trim that has ventilated seats. This feature is also common on luxury vehicles, and it usually comes standard for the front row, though some cars offer it in the rear seats for outboard passengers, as well. 

Ventilation features typically rely on small fans or blowers that draw chilled air from the cabin and circulate it through the cushion. The surface of the chair is porous, allowing the cooling flow to directly contact the driver and passenger. You can easily control the temperature with a dial on the dash or centre console. 

This feature can be especially useful on long trips, and it proves invaluable when you park outdoors in the warm sunshine. Without this element, the solar heat gain would make sitting almost unbearable. Ventilated seats can also reduce sweating and dry any moisture between the body and the seat, which is especially helpful to have during hot Alberta summers.

Most vehicles that offer this cooling feature, including the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, have both heating and ventilation units for year-round comfort. If you would like to try one for yourself, contact our Calgary dealership today to schedule a test drive.

What Type of Hands-Free Features Should Calgary Drivers Expect from Their Vehicle?

(Posted on Feb 2, 2021 at 04:04PM by Josh Lew)
2021 jeep vehicles best prices in calgary abHands-free capabilities can make interacting with your vehicle's infotainment system safer because it allows you to tune the stereo or change navigation inputs while maintaining control of the steering. 

Most vehicles offer Bluetooth connectivity options. Additionally, some have wheel-mounted buttons. These are technically not "hands-free," but they allow you to keep in command of the car and alter audio settings at the same time. 

Additionally, a media centre with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility allows you to connect your phone to the interface. If the vehicle has voice controls, you can then interact directly with your device hands-free. 

For example, with the Uconnect system on Dodge, Jeep, and Ram autos, you can text, call, adjust settings, select apps, and stream through the car's interface without touching your phone. 

If you would like to see the features available with the Uconnect media centre, contact our Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, and Ram dealership in Calgary today. 

Which High Tech Safety Systems are the Most Useful for Calgary, AB Drivers?

(Posted on Jan 30, 2021 at 03:01PM by Josh Lew)
2021 jeep cherokee available near me in calgary abAccident avoidance systems can help keep you and your passengers safer on the road. Which of these protection tools are the most effective and widely offered? 

Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection are standard on some autos, including the 2021 Jeep Cherokee Limited. Both use sensors to provide alerts that can protect you from common collision scenarios when moving in reverse or changing lanes. 

Of course, high-tech traits are not a replacement for front and side curtain airbags, child-seat anchors, and three-point belts. These should be included on every new vehicle you purchase.

To find out what safety features are available for your preferred Jeep model, contact our Calgary, AB dealership today. 

What Advantages Can a Turbocharged Engine Bring to Calgary, AB Drivers?

(Posted on Jan 29, 2021 at 03:00PM by Josh Lew)
2021 jeep cherokee near me in calgary abTurbocharged engines are typically small and light. However, the way they operate allows them to generate significantly more power than their conventional peers. 

This extra muscle gets produced by using exhaust to push excess air into the engine, forcing it to burn more fuel per second. Because the emissions don't get wasted, the process is exceptionally efficient overall.  

An example of the advantages of this setup comes from the 2021 Jeep Cherokee. Its standard 3.2L Pentastar V6 produces 271 horsepower and 239 lb.-ft of torque. The available 2.0L turbo I-4 creates 270 hp and 295 lb.-ft despite being much smaller. 

To check on the availability of turbocharged Jeep, contact our Calgary, AB dealership.
2021 jeep cherokee best prices in calgary abJeep vehicles come with a variety of proprietary traction management features. The most common one, called Selec-Terrain, is standard on all 2021 Jeep Cherokee models

Why would you get a vehicle with this element? Selec-Terrain changes torque and alters performance to provide ideal traction for a specific type of surface. The sensors can automatically adjust the settings in full Auto mode. There is also a rotary dial that the driver can use to choose an operation style. The options include Snow, Sport, Mud/Sand, and (on some trims) Rock. 

Connect with our Calgary, AB dealership to learn more about the 2021 Cherokee and other Jeep models that offer the Selec-Terrain Traction Management System. 
2021 jeep cherokee for sale in calgary albertaHigh-tech accident avoidance can make driving safer in Calgary, AB. Which of these vehicle protection systems are necessary? 

The 2021 Jeep Cherokee provides an example of the characteristics you can expect from new autos. 

The Cherokee has eight airbags to provide complete cabin coverage for all passengers. Stability control and roll mitigation are standard, and most vehicles, including the base 2021 Cherokee Sport, have a backup camera. 

You can get additional features from mid-tier and premium models. For instance, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk adds blind-spot monitoring and automated parking assistance. 

To inquire about the available Jeep Cherokee trims and the safety tools they offer, connect with our Calgary dealership today. 
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