Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Wins Active Lifestyle Vehicle Award from Carspondent

Cherry Hill Jeep: Philadelphia Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Wins Active Lifestyle Vehicle Award from CarspondentPhiladelphia: The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel took home the Luxury Off-Road Vehicle Award at this years Active Lifestyle Vehicle Awards from Carspondent.

For a vehicle to qualify for the award, it must have an MSRP over $35,000 and possess true off-road capability.

The ALV awards are the only annual vehicle awards in which active, outdoor enthusiasts choose the winners, along with a small contingent of automotive journalists who accompany them in the ride-and-drive tests. Testing includes a challenging off-road course as well as on-road driving.

“The EcoDiesel engine in the Jeep Grand Cherokee is excellent for towing and extends range between fill-ups on long road trips. The Dodge Journey gives growing families the interior versatility they need in a relatively small vehicle at an affordable price. And the Dodge Durango combines the truck attributes sport-utility enthusiasts crave with good fuel economy and excellent road manners.”

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee – the most awarded SUV ever and the vehicle that has long defined what a premium SUV should be – receives even more content for the 2015 model year. The Grand Cherokee Summit models receive added features as well as a new Summit California Edition appearance package that further enhances Summit’s premium exterior aesthetics.

Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers best-in-class 30 miles per gallon (mpg) highway courtesy of an available 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine and standard eight-speed transmission. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 boasts an unmatched driving range of more than 730 miles.

Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy of three available 4×4 systems, Jeep’s Quadra-Lift air suspension system and class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system. Grand Cherokee boasts best-in-class towing of 7,400 pounds, and a crawl ratio of 44.1:1.

A refined exterior design – complete with available bi-xenon headlamps with signature LED daytime running lamps (DRL) – provides a premium appearance. Interior luxury is achieved with premium amenities, including Natural leather, exotic open-pore wood trim and unique color offerings.

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2015 Jeep Renegade to be the Winch in Your New Jeep Addiction

philadelphia-2015-renegade-to-be-the-winch-in-your-new-jeep-addiction-in-philadelphiaPhiladelphia: Like your first Philly cheesesteak at Tony Luke’s or the taste of a Kenzinger at Citizens Bank Park, Cherry Hill Jeep expects the 2015 Renegade to be the ideal introduction for new Jeep owners. Chrysler’s senior vice president of product design, Ralph Gilles, agrees.

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“After buyers experience the small sport-utility vehicle, they’ll keep coming back to the Jeep brand.”"People will keep coming back once they get a taste of this thing,” he said Tuesday morning during the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2014 MICHauto Summit in Detroit.Renegade production started in July at Fiat SpA’s plant in Melfi, Italy. The U.S. is expected to get its first Renegade models at the end of this year, followed by full inventories in early 2015.The Renegade is Jeep’s first subcompact SUV. Gilles said it is an example of how Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, announced after Fiat SpA took control of Chrysler Group LLC earlier this year, is leveraging its assets in Italy and the U.S. to create new vehicles.

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Gilles, who has worked for Chrysler for 22 years, said one of the most interesting things about designing the subcompact Renegade was combining traditional Jeep aspects with new ideas and designs from the company’s Italian designers.

“We took the best of both worlds,” he said, adding the Renegade is based on a Fiat platform, engineered in the U.S. and developed and built in Italy.

When launching the Renegade, Jeep CEO Mike Manley defined the vehicle as a vehicle for a new generation of Jeep buyers.

Jeremy Glover, a Jeep design studio exterior designer, said designers wanted to make give the Renegade a modern feel, but still pull design cues from the Wrangler and the first 1941 Willy’s Jeep.

“It’s a brand-new car, so we looked at all sorts of forms,” said Glover, who joined Gilles on stage for a question and answer.

Classic Jeep characteristics include circle headlights, trapezoidal wheel arches and seven-slotted grille. They combine with new features like military-inspired “X” design in the tail lamps and a new roof panel system that allows buyers to open up the vehicle similar to a Wrangler.

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2015 Dodge Ram brings the best value in Fuel Economy with EcoDiesel engine

2015 Dodge Ram brings the best value in Fuel Economy with EcoDiesel enginePhiladelphia: When every penny counts on the job site, Cherry Hill Ram wants to know – shouldn’t your next workhorse to be fuel efficient and cost effective?

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The 2015 Ram 1500 at Cherry Hill Ram leads pickup truck fuel economy with winning powertrains: exclusive 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel with 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 28 miles per gallon (mpg) and Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 with 305 horsepower and best-in-class gasoline fuel economy of 25 mpg. Ram 1500 holds the top two spots in half-ton truck fuel economy, even beating small trucks.

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine is mated to the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. Together, the powertrain system delivers an outstanding combination of fuel efficiency at 28 mpg, unsurpassed torque of 420 lb.-ft. and up to 9,200 pounds of towing capability.

Cherry Hill Ram Trucks offer the best value in half-ton trucks with a starting price of $23,970, plus $1,195 destination and includes a standard 5.7-liter HEMI V-8. The exclusive V-6 EcoDiesel with TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission is priced $2,850 greater than a similarly equipped Ram 1500 with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with Torqueflite eight-speed transmission.

The 2015 Ram 1500 capitalizes on a truckload of exclusive, pioneering, fuel-saving systems, including: eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics with grille shutters and air suspension.

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The Ram 1500 earned Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year in 2013 and 2014, the first time a vehicle of any type has taken the coveted award back-to-back. The Ram 1500 also won the Truck of Texas in 2013 and 2014 – a rare double, back-to-back combination in the pickup segment.

Aptly branded EcoDiesel, the 3.0-liter powerplant is a turbocharged 60-degree, dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) 24-valve V-6 that produces 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque is more efficient than all V-6 gasoline engines in the half-ton category. This abundant torque from a 3.0-liter engine is the enabler for 9,200 pounds of towing capacity while delivering fuel economy of 28 mpg on the highway.

Like the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 gasoline engines already offered on the Ram 1500, the EcoDiesel V-6 is mated to the TorqueFlite 8, the only eight-speed automatic transmission offered in the half-ton class.

The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine (Ward’s 10 Best Engines Award three years in a row) with variable-valve timing (VVT) offers 305 horsepower, 269 lb.-ft. of torque and best-in-class gasoline fuel economy of 25 mpg.

The legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with fuel-saving cylinder shut-off and VVT provides 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque.

The class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission (TorqueFlite 8) is standard equipment with 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel and 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar models.

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Jeep Wrangler vs Lamborghini Gallardo

Untitled-2It was Joey Giardello vs the Phillie Phanatic in this unnecessary match-up of strength and durability. For reasons unknown, these two collided with such force leaving the Jeep to ask itself – “was that a mosquito?”

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Town & Country Earns Highest Approval from Owners According to a recent J. D. Power Study

Philadelphia: The best cheese steaks, the best restaurants, the best museums – great reviews are what keep people coming back and the Town & Country is no different. According to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), the Chrysler brand vehicle ranked highest among minivans for the third time in four years.

The IQS is based on responses from more than 86,000 owners of 2014 model-year vehicles after 90 days of ownership. The study asks customers to identify issues with their vehicles’ design, as well defects.


“This is the third time in four years that Chrysler Town & Country leads the Minivan segment in this quality survey,” Doug Betts, Senior Vice President-Quality, said. “It reflects the commitment of employees who develop, build and test these vehicles and their recognition that every employee has a role in continually improving the quality of our products.”


The Chrysler Group’s ultimate family vehicle, the Chrysler Town & County, was significantly updated for the 2011 model year and previously achieved the highest ranking among minivans in 2011 and 2013.

The IQS study, now in its 28th year, is based on a 233-question survey conducted between February and May 2014.

Playmate Amanda Cerny Next to a Jeep Wrangler

These photos of Amanda Cerny by Zimbio are… well, awesome.

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2015 Kia Soul Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government

Philadelphia Kia Soul Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government | Kia Sales: 866-393-4274
The 2015 Kia Soul hatchback earned the top five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Soul received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The Soul is on sale now at Kia of Cherry Hill.

Standard equipment on the 2015 Soul includes six airbags, antilock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, vehicle stability management and brake assist.

The Soul competes with the Fiat 500L, Mini Cooper Countryman and Scion xB.

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New Jersey: My First Car Photo Contest with Capture Jersey

New Jersey: My First Car Photo Contest with Capture Jersey | Cherry Hill Jeep | Sales: 866-393-4274Frankie Valli’s first car was a 1936 green DeSoto. What was yours? has put together a fantastic photo contest; “My First Car”. If you’ve penned your memories and found a photo of your first car, then you need to be a part of this.

By submitting your brief story of 200 words or less and at least one photo, you could potentially be part of a great book for a terrific cause, “My First Car.” My First Car is a coffee table book being produced by Star-Ledger |, New Jersey’s largest media company, in conjunction with The Valerie Fund, a non-profit organization that has provided support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders since 1976. $5 from each book sold will help The Valerie Fund continue its mission of providing comprehensive, state of the art outpatient health care to more than 4,000 New Jersey children and their families each year.

In addition to selecting voter’s favorite submissions from this entry site, My First Car will also contain reminisces and photos from many celebrities, politicians and thought leaders who put their roots down in New Jersey. Franki Valli is the official celebrity spokesman for the project on behalf of The Valerie Fund.

Encourage your family and friends to vote for your first car memories. This book will be available on or about September 14, 2014, but you can pre-order your book now and save $10! This collectors’ item would make great holiday gifts for any Garden Stater old enough to have a first car in their rear view mirror. If you really want to get in on the action go to and purchase tickets to the “My First Car Official Book Launch Party” at The Valerie Fund’s Gala Celebration of the Dealer’s Unite Campaign co-hosted by the New Jersey Coalition of Auto Retailers, on Sunday, September 14 from 3:00-7:30 at the NJ Expo Center at the Raritan Center in Edison, New Jersey. You can share memories with other book contributors and maybe even a celebrity or two!

Submit and vote by 11:00 PM on September 12, 2014

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Philadelphia: 2014 Kia Soul vs Mazda 3

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The compact hatchback is cheap and fuel efficient, making it one of the best cars for first time car buyers or new drivers. Lets see if the Mazda 3 will dominate this segment or will the Kia Soul Base overtake it.

The Kia Soul Base is powered by a 1.6 liter gas 4 cylinder engine with a 6 speed manual transmission. The vehicle offers 24mpg in the city and 30mpg on the highway. The Mazda 3 on the other hand, runs on a 2.0 liter gas 4 cylinder paired with a 6 speed manual transmission. It offers 29mpg in the city and 40mpg on the highway. That makes the Kia Soul Base the more fuel efficient model between the two.

Both the vehicle comes with interior features such as keyless entry, hands free calling, cruise control, audio jack, Bluetooth, power exterior mirror control and USB/iPod connection. The Kia Soul Base also comes with a satellite radio while the Mazda 3 comes with an additional keyless ignition. Safety features for the Kia Soul; Base includes heated exterior mirrors, hill start assistance system and window pinch protection. The Mazda 3 comes with safety features like active head restraints, brake assist, daytime running lights and an engine immobilizer.

The Kia Soul Base retail price starts at $14,700 while the Mazda 3 selling price starts at $18, 945. Although the Kia Soul has less interior features it is cheaper and more fuel efficient, so the Kia is the winner here.

Philadelphia: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited EcoDiesel Review: Jeep Perfection with Incredible MPGs

Philadelphia: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited EcoDiesel Review: Jeep Perfection with Incredible MPGsThe Chrysler Group has introduced diesel powered passenger vehicles in the past with little success but with the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, the company has put a name to their new diesel technology that will help market it to consumers while the power and efficiency of new 3.0L V6 diesel does the rest as this is one fantastic engine option.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the bestselling and most awarded sport utility vehicle in the history of the segment so when the Trail Rated brand makes a big move – the industry takes notice. The 2014 Grand Cherokee features the new EcoDiesel powerplant that allows Jeep owners to haul and tow comparable amounts to the 5.7L Hemi while offering nearly 30 miles per gallon. The current Grand Cherokee is a great SUV; adding a 3.0L diesel engine that allows you to tow 7,200 pounds while offering 28 miles per gallon on the highway (not while towing) makes it one of the best SUVs today?if not the best.

My 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee test vehicle was a 4×4 model with the Limited trimline and the 3.0L EcoDiesel engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Luxury Group II added $3,000, the Off Road Adventure II package added $1,795, the premium infotainment system added $400 and when added up with the $995 destination and base price, my test vehicle carried a sticker price of $48,785.

The Exterior
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4 Limited package wears just enough chrome/silver trim around the outside to look like it isn’t a base model. It doesn’t look like an overly blinged out luxury model, but features like the 18 inch split spoke wheels and the silver accents found around the lower fascia opening, around the distinct 7 slot Jeep grille, on the mirrors and on the door handles give this Grand Cherokee a far more upscale look compared to the lower priced models. Of course, the 2014 Grand Cherokee has all of the same great looks that make this the bestselling big SUV in the world. This is the Jeep which best displays the iconic look that the Trail Rated brand has become known for and when fitted with the Limited package – it’s a sharp looking large SUV.

The Interior
The Limited level trimline is technically midrange for the 2014 Grand Cherokee, but thanks to the addition of the Luxury Group II Preferred Equipment Package, it is impossible to tell by looking around inside. Leather seats, leather door pads and a leather center console armrest cover all in black with white stitching give this cabin a very high end look and feel with help from the minimal chrome trim scattered throughout. The front seats are nicely padded with deepish side bolsters that are comfortable for folks of all shapes and sizes while the power seat controls allow enough adjustment to make it easy for both very tall and very small drivers to safely operate the Grand Cherokee. Regardless of your size (unless you are a giant like Shaq or something), anyone sitting up front should find there to be ample seating space in every direction.

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Philadelphia: Jeep Named Top Patriotic Brand in the United States

Philadelphia: Cherry Hill Jeep is proud to announce that Jeep has once again, for the second year in a row, been named the #1 Patriotic brand in the America.

With Independence Day around the corner, Jeep, Levi Strauss and Coca-Cola are the top three most patriotic brands in American, according to a Brand Keys survey.

Colgate and Disney round out the top five. Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, eBay, Walgreens and Sam Adams all move into the top 50.

Marketers like the July 4th holiday because it gives them an opportunity to bring out the patriotic flag-waving and red-white-and-blue motifs, said Robert Passikoff, founder and president of Brand Keys, Inc., the New York-based brand loyalty and customer engagement research consultancy.

Philadelphia: 2014 Chrysler Town and Country Overview

Philadelphia: 2014 Chrysler Town and Country Overview | Designed with the Innovation focused on family. For three decades Chrysler has pushed what's possible in a minivan - including 76 major firsts. Our commitment to innovation has resulted in a level of owner's trust and loyalty few others can claim. Designed with the Innovation focused on family. For three decades Chrysler has pushed what’s possible in a minivan – including 76 major firsts. Our commitment to innovation has resulted in a level of owner’s trust and loyalty few others can claim.

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Cherry Hill Restaurant Week

Cherry Hill, NJ: The tastes and flavors of Cherry Hill’s restaurants will be on full display when it hosts its first-ever Restaurant Week from Aug. 10 through 16, 2014.

Participating restaurants will be offering a special menu during Restaurant Week. Patrons will be able to eat a three-course dinner for $25 or $35, depending on the restaurant.

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Participating Restaurants
Caffe Aldo Lamberti
The Coastline
Dream Cuisine Cafe
Dubh Linn Square
The Farm & Fisherman Tavern + Market
Il Villaggio
Red Lobster
Seasons 52
Steak 38
Tutti Toscani

Philadelphia: Kelley Blue Book name Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass Most Affordable SUVs of 2014

Philadelphia: Cherry Hill Jeep is proud to announce that Kelley Blue Book gave the Jeep brand two accolades for 2014 Most Affordable SUVs, with the Jeep Patriot ranked first and the Jeep Compass ranked second.

With a low starting Fair Purchase Price of $15,851, the Jeep Patriot takes the title of most affordable SUV by a mile. The Patriot gives you the cool looks of a classic off-roader, with a practical, efficient compact SUV underneath. It gets fuel economy of up to 30 mpg on the highway, and has lots of room for gear.

Jeep offers two models for less than $20,000. The Compass brings unique styling to the compact SUV category, blending hatchback proportions with a Grand Cherokee nose. The Compass is available with a starting Fair Purchase Price of $18,392.

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Philadelphia: 2014 Jeep Cherokee is off-road tough and luxurious

Philadelphia: 2014 Jeep Cherokee is off-road tough and luxuriousFor an extraordinary off-road experience, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee has little competition since this rough-and-tumble crossover is all about driving in any condition – but that includes taking it easy for a trip to the mall or date night too.

When you consider a small crossover for off-roading, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee can keep up. It also has the V-6 engine option, the same six-cylinder variety offered in the Grand Cherokee.

With four trim levels on the Cherokee, this SUV holds five passengers with choices of the Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk or Limited variety.

On the Sport, you can expect 17-inch steel wheels and all-season tires, full power accessories, keyless remote entry, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a handy 60/40-split folding and reclining rear seat.

For technology additions there is Bluetooth connectivity, as well as a 5-inch touch-screen interface, USB for connecting and an SD card reader. If you want to add more, you can up the features with the Cold Weather Group package, which will give you a wiper de-icer and heated front seats. Stand-alone additions include alloy wheels, a rearview camera and a CD player, which does not come standard on the Sport trim level.

On the Latitude, you get all of the above, plus alloy wheels, roof rails, fog lights, privacy-tinted glass, LED interior lighting, a folding front passenger seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel that also includes audio controls and a 115-volt outlet. To add on to this trim level, there is a good range of choices from the V6 engine to front/back sunroofs in which the front roof completely opens. You also can opt for a higher-end audio system and 8.4-inch touch-screen interface.

The Comfort/Convenience package will give you a power lift gate, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power driver seat, rearview camera and a remote start option.

The Trailhawk is the Jeep Cherokee’s off-road star and only comes in a 4WD with 17-inch wheels and all-terrain tires. The suspension tuning is geared to dirt road capability, and there is also a rear locking differential, skid plates with tow hooks and an 8.4-inch touch-screen with satellite radio. To upgrade this trim level, the Comfort/Convenience package can be added, but with a panoramic sunroof that opens over the front and rear seats as well as  leather upholstery.

The Technology package option will add automatic high-beam control, adaptive cruise control, forward collision, lane-departure warning, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning systems and a parallel and perpendicular parking assist.

On the high-end Limited, you get all the Trailhawk features except the off-road goodies, but still there is the same interior technology features. The Limited also comes with 18-inch alloy wheels and all-season tires, automatic headlights, keyless ignition/entry and heated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. There is leather upholstery and a cargo cover with a rearview camera.

For additional features on this trim, you can opt for the same add-ons as on the Trailhawk, but the Luxury Group Package is the option versus the Trailhawk’s Comfort/Convenience package and along with a power lift gate you can add the features on the Luxury Group Package of xenon headlights, upgraded leather upholstery and ventilated front seats.

Under the hood, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 184 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. On the three higher trim levels you can choose instead the 3.2-liter V6 engine that ups the horsepower to 271 with 239 pound-feet of torque. For all trim levels you get a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Since the 2014 Jeep Cherokee is all about taking it off the road, for the hardy driver the 4WD can be had with either engine type too.  Taking that a step further you can choose between two different 4WD systems. The standard system on the Sport, Latitude and Limited is of a light duty variety, the Active Drive I 4WD system good for winter roads. On the Trailhawk, or as an option on the other trims, it’s the Active Drive II system with low-range gearing.

For safety, the 2014 Cherokees has antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front and rear seat side, side curtain and front knee airbags as well as the optional rearview camera that comes as an option on all models. The Trailhawk and Limited trims also have the optional  packages with even more safety features like a forward collision warning system that has an  automatic brake intervention when needed, a lane-departure warning system and blind-spot and rear cross-traffic alerts.

If you are used to Jeep Grand Cherokee luxury, the 2014 Cherokee redesign has stepped up in this department, as well. The interior has a quality look and feel, and the Jeep styling can’t be beat. The knobs and dials are ultra-easy to use and for passengers even the rear seat reclines. There is also plenty of head room, but passenger comfort does cut into the cargo space so that even with the seats down in the back there is only 54.9 cubic feet available for hauling.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee’s four-cylinder has been built tough to drive aggressively when needed; however, getting up to speed on the highway takes more time than the competition. With the V-6, you get a stronger bang for the buck – and it’s an easy drive, taking the highway and the dirt with ease.

For the off-road junkie, the Trailhawk trim stands out from the competition, but all around the 2014 Jeep Cherokee knows what it means to perform.

Should You Need to Know: Take note of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee’s four-wheel-drive Selec-Terrain dial offering choices of Auto, Snow, Sport and Sand/Mud modes. On the Trailhawk, you also get an added Rock mode choice.

Miles Per Gallon: The 2014 four-cylinder Jeep Cherokee provides 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The V-6 engines deliver 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.