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Four Wheeler Magazine Honors Capable SUV

If you’re looking for a sophisticated daily driver that doubles as an extremely capable off-road vehicle, you can’t go wrong with the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. Honored by Four Wheeler magazine as the “2017 SUV of the Year,” the Trailhawk version of Jeep’s most luxurious SUV was put through a series of tests that included more than 1,000 miles of different on-road and off-road conditions. “The addition of the Trailhawk to the Grand Cherokee model lineup is yet another example of Jeep’s commitment to producing vehicles that are just as nimble and capable in the dirt as they are on the paved road,” according to Ken Brubaker, editor of Four Wheeler magazine. “The Trailhawk model, which includes a unique version of Grand Cherokee’s Quadra-Lift air suspension to improve articulation and suspension travel, takes a capable vehicle and makes it even better.” The Trailhawk edition is also available on other Jeep models, turning excellent commuter vehicles into tough off-roaders. See them all with a trip to Chapman Jeep in Scottsdale.

Quadra-Drive II 4×4 System Delivers Legendary Capability

Not one to rest on their laurels, the engineers at Jeep have developed a Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system that improves off-road traction and handling. When teamed up with the Electronic Limited-slip Differential, there are few places the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee can’t go. The Trailhawk’s air suspension provides improved articulation and clearance for going around, or over, large obstacles. Selec-Speed Control provides help maintaining an upright position when attempting to climb or descend steep inclines. All these features helped earn the new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk the coveted Jeep “Trail-Rated” badge. That simply means it has passed some high standards when it comes to traction, water fording, articulation, maneuverability and ground clearance.

Grand Cherokee Most Awarded SUV

With attention to craftsmanship, a beautiful exterior design, legendary off-road capability and an interior that impresses even the most sophisticated tastes, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee has become the most awarded SUV ever. “Our new Trailhawk model is the most capable Grand Cherokee ever produced, and we’re delighted the Four Wheeler editors have recognized its outstanding combination of off-road features,” said Jeep brand chief Mike Manley. “Trailhawk instantly provided Grand Cherokee customers even more legendary Jeep 4×4 capability, quickly becoming one of the fastest-selling and most sought-after models in our lineup.” Get in touch with the pros at Chapman Jeep to see when you can take the new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk for a test drive, or better yet, home to your garage.

Hellcat Brother Drops 200 Pounds

As if producing a muscle car with 700 plus horsepower wasn’t enough, Dodge has now gone a step farther with the ultimate performance car, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Although the company will be releasing information in drips and drabs as it gets ready for the Demon unveiling at the New York Auto Show in April, suffice it to say that the new Demon will be 200 pounds lighter than its Hellcat brethren, which is good news for enthusiastic drivers and bad news for the competition. Use the hashtag #DodgeDemon in your social media to get regular updates, or checkout the website to stay up-to-date on the latest Demon news. Be one of the first on the scene to get a test drive when the Demon shows up at Chapman Dodge.

Demon Not Only Challenger ‘Built to Decimate Streets’

If you go to the website, you’ll see one video of the Demon doing a burnout that’s “built to decimate the streets.” Starting back in the era of muscle cars and continuing today, theDemon is not the only Dodge, or Challenger, that can boast that distinction. Not counting the Demon, Dodge has 10 different Challenger models that can all lay claim to various levels of asphalt destruction. Of course, the most powerful is the 707-horsepower SRT Hellcat, but the other nine models are far from slouches. The SRT 392 is a beast in its own right, powered by a 485-horsepower 6.4L HEMI V8 engine. The Challenger 392 Scat Pack Shaker has the same motor, as does the R/T Scat Pack, still a true muscle car in the most iconic sense of the word at less than $39,000. The remaining models all have less horsepower, but still offer that gorgeous pony car design that will cause second thoughts in the minds of an street race competitors.

Be Fast, Be Safe With Dodge Challenger

With great power comes great responsibility, according to some web-slinging superhero, and that’s certainly the case with the Dodge Challenger. This historic pony car begins with a safe structure that includes crumple zones in the front and rear to direct the energy of a crash away from the occupants. A solid frame is made of high-strength steel to help minimize the effects of a wreck, including special attention made to the ability of the roof to withstand a rollover. An entire suite of airbags envelope the passengers in the event of a crash, while special technology such as electronic stability control and all-speed traction control help drivers keep the vehicle on the road when conditions get treacherous. You can wait for the Demon, or head to Chapman Dodge today to look over the entire Dodge Challenger inventory and go for a test drive.