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2018 Jeep Cherokee Overland vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 LE: Which Has a More Powerful Engine in Calgary?

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(Posted on May 29, 2021 at 03:26PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[%2CJeep%2CCherokee%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/May_2021/Jeep_Cherokee_Overland_Power.png"alt="Jeep Cherokee Overland on a rural highway with trees and rocks in the background"/></a>The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Overland and Toyota RAV 4 LE are comparable in many areas. However, when it comes to overall power, one of these small SUVs stands out above the other. 

Here is a closer look at the 2018 Cherokee Overland and 2018 RAV 4 LE. 

 
2018 Jeep Cherokee Overland

Engine
: 3.2L Pentastar V6
Drivetrain: 4WD
Transmission: 9-speed Automatic
Horsepower: 271 hp
Torque: 239 lb-ft

2018 Toyota RAV 4 LE

Engine
: 2.5L 4-Cylinder
Drivetrain: FWD
Transmission: 6-speed Automatic
Horsepower: 176 hp
Torque: 172 lb-ft

The 2018 Cherokee Overland is far more powerful than its competitor. It provides superior horsepower and torque, which pays off when powering through tough conditions or towing a trailer (weighing up to 2,041 kg). Even with this muscle, it has a fuel economy rating of 8.7 L/100 km on the highway and 11.4 L/100 km in the city. 

The Overland isn't all about power. It also offers superior interior features, including a 9-speaker Alpine sound system, high-gloss wood trim, Berber floor mats, and leather-faced heated and ventilated front seats with a special perforated insert. 

If you want a vehicle that provides both comfort and capability, contact our dealership today to learn more about the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Overland’s engine and features.

The 2021 Ram 1500 Classic SLT vs 2021 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab 6M SB: Which Has Better Fuel Economy in Calgary?

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(Posted on May 15, 2021 at 10:01AM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CRAM%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/May_2021/ram_classic_SLT.png"alt="Side view of black 2021 RAM SLT Classic 1500"/></a>The 2021 Ram 1500 Classic SLT and the 2021 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab 6M SB have similar engines (3.6L and 3.5L V6s, respectively). However, their powertrains possess different components and designs, so performance ratios vary - especially when it comes to fuel economy. 

Which truck offers better value at the pump? Let's compare the new 1500 Classic SLT with the Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab 6M SB. 

2021 Ram 1500 Classic SLT: Economy Outputs  

Engine
: 3.6L Pentastar V6
Fuel Economy (Highway): 9.6 L/100 km
Tank Capacity: 99L
Drive Type: 4X2/4X4

2021 Toyota Tacoma 6M SB: Economy Outputs

Engine
: 3.5L DOHC V6
Fuel Economy (Highway): 11.4 L/100 km
Tank Capacity: 80L
Drive Type: 4X4
 
The 2021 Ram 1500 Classic SLT is thriftier on the highway than its Tacoma rival and boasts a Combined economy rating of 11.9 L/100 km. Its shiftable 4x4 system includes an axle disconnect feature, which is helpful for improving fuel efficiency; and its more expansive tank bolster overall capability. Even with its gas-sipping engine, however, this pickup can tow up to 4,813 kg and deliver a maximum payload of 875 kg. No compromise is needed. 

Contact our Calgary dealership today to learn more about the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic SLT.

The 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Express vs Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 6A: Which Is Better for Towing in Calgary?

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(Posted on May 13, 2021 at 12:00PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CRAM%2C%2C2021%2C%2C%2C%2C2021%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/May_2021/2021_ram_1500_classic_towing.jpg"alt="2021 Ram 1500 Classic pulling a boat near a body of water"/></a>The 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Express and the 2021 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 6A are hauling-oriented pick-ups. While both trucks are suitable for moving everyday cargo, one stands out when it comes to overall capability.

Let's examine the new ram Classic Express and its main competitor (the Tacoma Double Cab 6A) to see which offers superior performance - both on the road and at the pump.

2021 Ram 1500 Classic Express: Performance Specs

Engine
: 3.6L Pentastar V6
Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic 
Towing Capacity: 4,813-kg 
Fuel Economy (Highway): 9.6 L/100 km
Drive Type: 4x4

2021 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 6A: Performance Specs

Engine
: 3.5L DOHC V6 
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic 
Towing Capacity: 2,948-kg 
Fuel Economy (Highway): 10.5 L/100 km
Drive Type: 4x4

The 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Express is better in virtually all towing-related departments. It can accommodate up to 875 kg in its pickup bed, and it has plenty of features to complement its engine. For example, the class-exclusive multi-link coil spring rear suspension with heavy-duty shock absorbers helps the driver retain control when carrying a heavy haul - ensuring a smooth ride on even the roughest roads.

Contact our dealership today to learn more about the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Express’s towing capabilities.

2021 Ram 1500 Night Edition vs Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 6A: Which Has a More Attractive Exterior in Calgary?

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(Posted on May 13, 2021 at 07:22AM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CRAM%2C%2C2021%2C%2C%2C%2C2021%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/May_2021/2021_ram_1500_classic_night_edition.jpg"alt="2021 Ram 1500 Classic Night Edition with headlamps on in front of a bridge"/></a>The 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Night Edition and the Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 6A are work-oriented pickup trucks, intended to help Alberta drivers achieve total payload domination. While they are both capable haulers, only one has the good looks to serve as your transport for an evening on the town - transitioning from work to play with ease.

Which truck serves as the perfect complement for some city fun? Let's compare the 1500 and the Tacoma. 
 
2021 Ram 1500 Classic Night Edition: Exterior

Wheels
: 20” Gloss Aluminum
Grille: Gloss Black Grille
Lights: Auto-quad halogen headlamps
Colour Range: 9 options
 
2021 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 6A: Exterior

Wheels
: 16” Steel
Grille: Black Grille
Lights: Halogen
Colour Range: 6 options
 
With its black gloss accents and aggressive styling, the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Night Edition has a more attractive exterior than the Toyota. Its distinctive cross-hair grille and badging add to its appeal, and the body-coloured fenders and dark mirrors tie the entire look together. This is a striking ride from every angle. 

Contact our Calgary dealership today to see the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Night Edition’s attractive exterior. You can also schedule a test drive and get behind the wheel to experience the features under the hood.
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CJeep%2CCherokee%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C3.2%20Pentastar%20V-6%20engine%20L%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/Cherokee_Altitude_V6.png"alt="View of 2021 Jeep Cherokee's Pentastar V6 engine"/></a>The 2021 Jeep Cherokee Altitude is a compact SUV that can sprint up to 100km/h in just 8 seconds - branding it faster than many of its top competitors, such as the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek (10.0 seconds) and the 2021 Hyundai Kona SEL (9.2 seconds). It's a spirited ride that will thrill.

Meanwhile, its Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and Engine Stop/Start (ESS) technology allow it to offer impressive performance without excessive fuel use - fusing quick speeds with economy. Here is a closer look at this auto's powertrain.

2021 Jeep Cherokee Altitude: Engine Specifications

Engine: 3.2L Pentastar V6
Horsepower: 271
Torque: 239 lb-ft
Transmission: Nine-Speed Automatic
City Economy: 9.6 L/100km
Highway Economy: 12.7L/100km

The Jeep Cherokee Altitude is the best in its sector in terms of hauling, pulling up to 2,041 kg when properly equipped. The available Trailer Tow Group has essential features like heavy-duty engine cooling, a 4 and 7-pin wiring harness, a 3.517 final drive ratio, and a Class III hitch receiver. Despite its powerful performance, however, this platform still has a fuel economy rating as low as 10.6 L/100 km (Combined). This makes it the ultimate combination of strength and capability. 

Contact our Calgary dealership today to find out more about the Jeep Cherokee Altitude's impressive capabilities.

The 2021 Jeep Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition Brings Safety Features to Calgary, AB

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(Posted on May 8, 2021 at 12:00PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CJeep%2CCherokee%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/2021_cherokee_safety_features.jpg"alt="illustration of two 2021 Jeep Cherokees next to each other on a road, with blind spot monitoring system on display"/></a>The 2021 Jeep Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition has custom-designed interior and sleek exterior appearance features, making it a stylish option for every adventure. In addition to turning heads, however, it is also a family vehicle that has a full range of safety components. These systems provide both active and passive protection for passengers; and they ensure that fashion doesn't sacrifice function.

Let's examine the key safety components of the new 80th Anniversary Edition. 

2021 Jeep Cherokee: Safety Features

Airbags: 8, including knee protection
Head Restraints: Reactive
Power Locks: Speed-Sensitive
Parking Brake: Electronic with Safehold
Blind-Spot Monitoring: Standard
Parking: Park-Sense Rear Assist
Accident Response: EARS

The Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition promotes a safer driving experience with an array of active sensors. In addition to standard blind-spot monitoring, you also get rear cross-path detection. These systems guard your back and sides against unforeseen dangers. Meanwhile, the available Adaptive Cruise Control ensures that there is always an appropriate distance between your Jeep and other vehicles on the highway. 

Compare this to the Cherokee's leading competitor - the 2021 Kia Telluride. This platform features only six standard airbags and lacks active head restraints. This compromises each rider's overall safety.

To learn more about the 2021 Jeep Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition, contact our Calgary, AB dealership and schedule a test drive.

Jeep Cherokee Limited vs Ford Escape SEL: Which Has Better Seating in Calgary?

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(Posted on May 8, 2021 at 08:22AM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CJeep%2CCherokee%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/May_2021/Jeep_cherokee_limited_seats.jpg"alt="View of all five seats inside 2021 Jeep Cherokee with black upholstery"/></a>The 2021 Jeep Cherokee Limited and Ford Escape SEL emphasize comfort on the backroads, treating Canadian drivers to customisable seating configurations and advanced tech features (such as heated front chairs). They counter every bump in the road, helping passengers better enjoy their adventures.

Which platform proves the ultimate option for those craving comfort, however? Let's compare their seating specs. 

2021 Jeep Cherokee Limited

Upholstery
: Leather-faced
Heated Seats: Standard (front)
Driver's Seat: Power-adjustable
Passenger's Seat: Power-adjustable

2021 Ford Escape SEL

Upholstery
: Synthetic 
Heated Seats: Standard (front)
Driver's Seat: Power-adjustable
Passenger's Seat: Manually-adjustable

The 2021 Jeep Cherokee Limited comes out ahead of the 2021 Ford Escape SEL in terms of interior comfort. Its standard power-adjustable seats allow riders to customize their positions, while unexpected extras (such as reclining functions in the rear) further elevate the off-road experience. Meanwhile, a heated steering wheel and dual-zone climate controls with a premium cabin filter and a humidity sensor ensure ideal conditions for every passenger. You also get tinted windows for extra privacy and to protect against solar gain. 

The best way to experience the 2021 Jeep Cherokee Limited is to see it for yourself. Contact our Calgary dealership today to inquire about availability and schedule a test drive.
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CJeep%2CCherokee%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/May_2021/jeep_cherokee_north_drivetrain_post.png"alt="Orange 2021 Jeep Cherokee North with white background"/></a>The 2021 Jeep Cherokee North and 2021 Ford Escape SE share a compact classification. Drivers will find, however, that this is all they have in common when it comes to performance. Only one platform delivers the necessary power to tackle Alberta's toughest terrains, ensuring families can effortlessly adapt to every kilometre. 

Which is it? Let's find out. 

2021 Jeep Cherokee North: Performance Specifications 

Engine
: 2.4L Tigershark
Drive Type: 4x4
Tires: 225/65R17 BSW all-season
Traction: Selec-Terrain 
Transmission: 9-speed automatic
Braking: 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

2021 Ford Escape SE: Performance Specifications

Engine
: 1.5L EcoBoost
Drive Type: Front-wheel drive
Tires: 225/65R17 BSW all-season
Traction: Standard TCS
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Braking: 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

The Jeep Cherokee North proves the ultimate compact option for Canadians. It has a standard 4x4 drivetrain to accommodate tricky terrains, and its Selec-Terrain Traction Management System comes equipped with Auto, Sport, Snow, and Sand/Mud modes (creating custom performance outputs). Furthermore, its 205-mm ground clearance and aerodynamic underbody treatment help it surpass the Ford both on dirt roads and the pavement - ensuring easy trail domination. 

To learn more about the 2021 Cherokee North and other Jeep models, contact our Calgary dealership today and schedule a test drive.

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L vs 2021 Ford Explorer XLT in Alberta: Which Has More Comfortable Seating?

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(Posted on Apr 29, 2021 at 02:01PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CChrysler%2CPacifica%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_Chrysler_Pacifica_Three_Rows_of_Seating.jpg"alt="Interior view of 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and all three rows of seats"/></a>The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L Plus and the 2021 Ford Explorer XLT are both three-row vehicles that are widely popular with car shoppers. Sometimes family autos focus on capacity rather than comfort. Is that the case with these two models? Let's compare to find out.

Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus

Upholstery
: Leather-Faced
Heated Seats: Front and Second Rows
Hip room (1st/2nd/3rd rows): 1499/1646/1257 mm
Shoulder room (1st/2nd/3rd rows): 1621/1600/1554 mm

Ford Explorer XLT

Upholstery
: Cloth 
Heated Seats: Front Row
Hip room (1st/2nd/3rd rows):1054/1501/1038 mm
Shoulder Room (1st/2nd/3rd rows): 1570/1573/1388 mm

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L Plus offers comfortable chairs and benches with leather-faced seats and more width than the Ford. Other comforts are also on the agenda. Kids can use the USB ports in each row to charge their devices, and the windows come with integrated shades to limit solar gain. Finally, regardless of the season, the standard tri-zone climate controls can deliver the ideal temperature for all passengers regardless of where they are sitting. 

Contact our Calgary, AB dealership to schedule a test drive in a 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan or to inquire about availability and financing options.

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Limited vs 2021 Ford Explorer Limited in Alberta: Which Has More Family-Friendly Features?

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(Posted on Apr 28, 2021 at 12:00PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="https://renfrewchrysler.com/inventory#/?&orderBy=5&asc=1&t=0&filter=[New%2CChrysler%2C%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_Chrysler_Pacifica_Family_Vehicle.jpg"alt="Child using integrated vacuum cleaner in back of 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan"/></a>The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Limited and 2021 Ford Explorer Limited are both three-row vehicles that are popular with car shoppers. These autos are ideal for busy families that also enjoying seeking adventures on the open road, but which one will the kids find more comfortable and entertaining? Check out this comparison review to discover which model is best for you. 

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Limited

Seating Capacity
: 7-8 passengers
Entertainment System: Uconnect 5 
Interface: 10.1-inch touchscreen display
Compatibility: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities
Parking Assistance: Rear Park Assist
Sunroof:  Tri-Pane Panoramic 

2021 Ford Explorer Limited

Seating Capacity
: 6 passengers
Entertainment System: FordPass Connect
Interface: 10.1-inch LCD display screen 
Compatibility: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities
Parking Assistance: Sensing System
Sunroof:  Optional

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Limited has more family-friendly features, including a 13-speaker Alpine sound system with a one-year subscription for SiriusXM. The minivan boasts second and third-row Stow 'n Go fold-in-floor chairs so you can accommodate cargo, as well. There is also an integrated vacuum powered by RIDGID to clean up the inevitable back-seat spills.
 
For more information on the family-friendly 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Limited, including spec information, availability, and financing options, contact our Calgary dealership today to schedule a test drive.


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