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?

CaptureJersey.com 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 | NJ.com, 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 Thevaleriefund.org 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

More info: www.capturejersey.com/challenges/my-first-car

 

Philadelphia: 2014 Kia Soul vs Mazda 3

Philadelphia: Kia Soul at the Susquehanna Bank Center
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.

More info: www.cherryhilljeep.com/philadelphia-chrysler-town-and-country-overview-msrp-30765.htm

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
Brio
Caffe Aldo Lamberti
The Coastline
Dream Cuisine Cafe
Dubh Linn Square
The Farm & Fisherman Tavern + Market
Il Villaggio
Kaminsky’s
Red Lobster
Seasons 52
Steak 38
Toscana
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.

Philadelphia: 2015 Dodge Challenger Preview Photos

If you thought the Challenger looked retro before, Dodge is taking things even farther with inspiration from the iconic 1971 model.
2015 Dodge Challenger SXT / R/T Plus black and Pearl leather
2015 Dodge Challenger R/T 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT / R/T Plus black and Pearl leather 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT / R/T Plus (shown in Pearl/Black) with 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T

Philadelphia Parking Authority

NOW UNTIL MARCH 31, 2014:
BRING IN YOUR PPA TICKET AND RECEIVE A $50 GIFT CARD
AFTER YOUR TEST DRIVE!
*you must call 866-393-4274 to schedule your test-drive*

Philadelphia Parking Authority

Philadelphia Parking Authority

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is one of the city’s most beloved institutions; making friends wherever they go. Booting a widow’s car over 23-year-old tickets, ticketing a car (multiple times) with a dead body inside and axing the convenient “Smart Card” program have only secured their reputation as leaders in the Philadelphia community.

Their popularity spawned the world-famous tv show, Parking Wars, as well as the incredibly popular Twitter handle, PPAwatch.  Above all, the PPA sets the standard in obeying local traffic laws. Here are some of their shining examples:


Published on Mar 3, 2014
Here are two PPA employees illegally parked in loading zones.
Neither received a ticket.


Published on Feb 27, 2014
Here’s vehicle 942 illegally parked in a No Stopping Anytime zone and a Septa Bus Zone to get coffee from Starbucks. Unsafe, but no ticket.

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Philadelphia: Kia doesn’t lose Soul with 2014

Those well-dressed Kia Hamsters aren’t the only ones who ride comfortably in Kia’s newly revamped Soul five-door hatchback. With a starting MSRP of just $14,900 and a combined average of 26MPG, regular people like us can afford to ride in style.For 2014, the Kia Soul has a more responsive engine, more rigid body, ritzier passenger compartment and greater interior room than its predecessor.With fold-down rear seats, the Soul has as much cargo space – 61.3 cubic feet – as a small sport utility vehicle.The 2014 Kia Soul has earned five out of five stars in U.S. government crash tests in both frontal and side crash tests. That’s pretty awesome.

No wonder the Soul far outsells its major competition- the boxy Scion xB and Nissan Cube. Specifically, 118,079 Souls were sold in the United States in calendar 2013, up 2 percent from the previous year. In comparison, Scion xB sales last year fell to 17,849 and Cube sales fell to 5,461.

And if you’re looking for a little more soul in your Soul, there is a larger, more powerful four cylinder, too. Starting MSRP, including destination charge, for a 2014 Soul Plus model with this 164-horsepower direct injection powerplant is $18,995. The only transmission with the uplevel engine is a six-speed automatic. Other add-ons include remote keyless entry, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, Kia’s UVO infotainment system, rearview camera, navigation system, panoramic sunroof with power sunshade, leather-covered seats, push button start, illuminated lighting at the audio speakers and heated steering wheel.

All Souls come standard with heated outside mirrors, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, two 12-volt power connections, sunglasses holder with dual maplights above the front seats, air conditioning, tilt and telescoping steering wheel and power windows and door locks. There’s even a free, three-month subscription to Sirius/XM satellite radio for every 2014 Soul owner.

Many people don’t realize the Soul was Kia’s second best-selling vehicle in the United States, after the mid-size Optima sedan, last year. But it’s tough to beat the Soul’s easily maneuverable size, flexible cargo and people-hauling capability and value-for-the-money features.

Ready to schedule your test-drive? Call 866-393-4274 today!

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Philadelphia: 2013 Dodge Durango Crew

Congratulations to the Dodge Family who picked up a 2013 Dodge Durango Crew over the weekend. Salesperson: Dan Carl

Philadelphia: 2013 Dodge Durango Crew

South Philly Fiat Visits the Italian Market

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Yesterday we took a Fiat 500 Lounge Hatchback to the Italian Market in South Philly. Parking was difficult – for everybody else.

Schedule your test-drive today by calling 866-393-4274. Ask for the Wow Price to save an additional $200!

Cherry Hill Jeep: Tales from the Trail

As a Jeep Brand enthusiast, adventure is a way of life. Whether it’s rock climbing or the crazy activities that you tackle every day, we want to hear it. The best storyteller wins a generous prize to use towards a trip to Jeep Jamboree, or to fuel your next off-road adventure.

Cherry Hill Jeep - Tales from the Trail

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Kia of Cherry Hill: History of the Modern Car


Watch as Kia takes you on an animated journey through the history and evolution of the modern car. Automobile manufacturing has come a long way from early mass production to develop features like power steering and radios.

While many milestone features like the gas gauge and seat belts are now industry standards, new frontiers are constantly being explored like GPS and hybrid or electric cars. Kia has constantly made it a point to not just remember the past, but to become the future of what cars should be.

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