Jeep Life with Portage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

 

Few brands on earth generate as much dedication and commitment as the Jeep Brand, from its historic start in the early 1940s to its current trendsetting designs and tireless capabilities. No matter where you're from, there truly has never been another automaker with the same impressive lineup of capable, reliable, and inspirational vehicles like Jeep offers. When you become a part of the Jeep Brand Community, you're part of something bigger. Learn more about the Jeep brand and everything it has to offer with guidance from your friends at Portage Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. When you're ready to test out all the impressive capabilities and premium design elements for yourself, stop by our dealership in the Portage, WI area for a test drive. We offer Jeeps full lineup including the bold new Gladiator, the sporty Cherokee, the nimble Renegade, the premium Grand Cherokee, versatile Wrangler, and even the spunky Compass.

Jeep Accolades

Jeep is brimming with success, awards, accomplishments, and accolades throughout its uncompromised history. Garnering praise for everything from their advanced safety features and designs to their impressive capabilities and low cost to own. Some of the accolades Jeep models were awarded over the last year include:

  • 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee is a sophisticated SUV with serious power and the declarations to back it up with Best-in-Class available towing capacity of up to 7,200 pounds
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee's 4WD version received a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • Jeep Wrangler received Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) 4×4/SUV of the Year and Off-Road SUV of Texas for the 10th consecutive year
  • Kelley Blue Book named the 2-door Jeep Wrangler the Best Off-Road SUV in their Lowest 5-Year Cost to Own Awards and the 4-door version is the Best Off-Road SUV in their Best Resale Value Awards.
  • Car and Driver put the Gladiator on their 10Best Cars and Trucks list for 2020
  • AutoTrader named the Gladiator one of the 15 Best Cars of the Decade

Jeep Buying Benefit

Your Jeep ownership benefits begin the moment you purchase or lease any 2021 Jeep® Brand vehicle. Starting with the Jeep Wave®, a premium customer care program for 36 months from the date of ownership and provides you with no additional cost worry-free maintenance, and dedicated 24/7 support along with additional perks and benefits. It is the Most Valuable Customer Care Program in America. Additional Jeep buying benefits include:

  • Jeep® Vehicle info is an essential tool to make taking care of your Jeep® Brand vehicle as easy as possible. Schedule dealership service visits, manage your maintenance records, find special offers, contact Roadside Assistance, and more-right at your fingertips
  • Jeep only offers Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts and accessories, tested and built to your performance parts demands.
  • Jeep offers numerous hardcore parts that off-roaders require, all designed and tested with you in mind.
  • Portage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram's Finance Department makes getting an auto loan or car lease easy!
  • You can always find great incentives at Portage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Jeep Accolades

Since 1941, Jeep® Brand vehicles have dared to dream, playing a pivotal role in everything from World War II and helping farmers to off-roading and 4x4 vehicles. Jeeps unwavering commitment to strength and meaningful engineering has brought a bond between vehicles and owners. Jeep Brand vehicle owners have learned that Go Anywhere. Do Anything.® is a way of life, not just a slogan. Explore Jeeps legendary lineup and journey through history: 

  • In June 1940, with World War II on the horizon, the U.S. Army solicited bids from 135 automakers for a 1/4 ton "light reconnaissance vehicle" tailored to Army specifications.
  • Willys-Overland delivered the prototype "Quad" (named for the 4x4 system it featured), to the U.S. Army on Armistice Day (Veteran's Day), November of 1940.
  • 1945, the rugged and versatile CJ-2A was marketed by Willys-Overland as "The All-Around Farm Work-Horse" built for farmers.
  • America's first all-steel station wagon debuted in July 1946 as the model 463 Jeep® Station Wagon and featured three-tone paintwork that simulated the "woodie" look.
  • The word "Jeep" became a registered trademark of Willys-Overland in 1950.
  • In 1951, the Museum of Modern Art declared the Jeep® Brand 4x4 as a cultural icon and saluted it as one of the world's eight automotive masterpieces.
  • 1954, Kaiser announced the arrival of the CJ-5 and featured softer styling lines, including rounded body contours based on the 1952 Korean War M-38A1.
  • In the 1960s the Jeep Brand lineup grew to include 14 models for everything from work and play to recreation and luxuriously.
  • 1970s Jeep® Brand's 4x4 leadership continues in the 70s with the introduction of the first full-time 4x4 system. The sporty 2-door full-size Cherokee (SJ) sweeps the 4x4 of the Year awards. 
  • In the 1980s the new Jeep® Cherokee (XJ) helped revolutionize the 4x4 market. The mighty XJ introduced many industry firsts, including the first compact 4-door SUV, first UniFrame construction, and first full-time 4x4 system with shift-on-the-fly capability.
  • In 1993, Jeep® Grand Cherokee (ZJ) set a new industry benchmark thanks to its unique balance of on- and off-road capability.
  • In 1999 the new Grand Cherokee (WJ) was marketed as the most capable SUV ever.
  • 2000s the radical 2003 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon was the most capable vehicle ever produced by the Jeep Brand. 
  • 2010s the Jeep® Brand resonated with consumers around the world as global sales increased to their highest point in its over 75-year history with 1.41 million units sold worldwide for 2016. Strategic launches of the All-New Grand Cherokee, Renegade, Compass, and the legendary Wrangler all contributed greatly to the Brand's success.
  • 2020s, the Jeep® Brand began its 80th year by reflecting the different needs of adventure lovers, bringing back a classic and introducing future-facing technology.

Jeep Design

Jeep offers a diverse lineup of well-crafted and thoughtfully designed SUVs built to last, featuring everything from sleek and sweeping curves to rugged and bold statement vehicles. While Jeep interiors continue to offer form and function time and time again, bringing together whatever materials and storage abilities your life demands. Get the luxury fabrics, premium finishes, and next-level creature comfort you want. Comfortable, contemporary interior styling found throughout the Jeep lineup include:

  • Apple Carplay® support and Android Auto™ integration 
  • Available Jeep Skill for Amazon Alexa
  • Available Single-Pane Power Sunroof
  • Available Black leather-trimmed seats with perforated suede inserts
  • Available nine-speaker Alpine® Premium Audio System with active noise control
  • Automatic High-Beam Headlamps, Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps, LED Fog Lamps and LED Daytime Running Lamps

Jeep Capabilities

Capability is at Jeep's core. When you choose a Jeep® Brand 4x4, you know you're getting a responsive and reliable beast that has a reputation for being tough-to-the-core. Jeep Brand engineers tirelessly torture test vehicles in some of the most brutal environments known to mankind so that you can confidently hit the trails or maneuver through potholed streets on your way to the next big thing. Jeep 4x4 capability facts and highlights offered throughout its fleet include:

  • Jeep® Brand Trail Rated® 4x4 vehicle can handle tight trail switchbacks and emergency situations
  • Trail Rated® testing begins in the state-of-the-art facilities at FCA US headquarters before heading out to some of the most challenging terrains on earth
  • Jeep® Brand 4x4 vehicles have sealed electrical systems, a high air intake, and available skid plates for additional undercarriage protection
  • Off-road differentials, jeep transfers power to the wheels is one of the most important aspects of 4x4 driving
  • Front Sway Bar Disconnect System, standard on the Wrangler Rubicon, this system lets you automatically disengage the front sway bar when driving under 18 mph in 4 Low mode
  • Dana® 44 heavy-duty axle offers heavy shafts, stiff housings, large pinion bearings, and above-center pinion mountings for smoother, quieter operation

Jeep Competitive Advantages

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs the Chevrolet Blazer and Honda Passport

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Blind Spot Monitoring: Standard
Rear Cross Path Detection: Available
Highway Driving Range: 639 miles
Max Towing: 7,200 lbs
Available Speaker: 19
2021 Chevrolet Blazer
Blind Spot Monitoring: Available
Rear Cross Path Detection: Available
Highway Driving Range: 523 miles
Max Towing: 4,500 lbs
Available Speaker: 8
2021 Honda Passport
Blind Spot Monitoring: Available
Rear Cross Path Detection: Available
Highway Driving Range: 487 miles
Max Towing: 5,000 lbs
Available Speaker: 11

The Jeep Grand Cherokee blows the Chevrolet Blazer and Honda Passport out of the water in just about every way possible, from offering numerous creature comforts and safety features that go above and beyond to the impressive mileage length and powerful performance. If you’re looking for a thoughtfully designed SUV with a long history of reliability and performance in a timeless design, look no further than the all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Jeep FAQs


A Full-Time 4x4 system operates by default in four-wheel drive and can travel safely and securely on all surfaces. The system uses either a clutch or a center differential to allow the front and rear driveshafts to turn at varying speeds. Whether the road is covered in snow or is dry as dirt, this system can be utilized confidently.

Part-Time 4WD operates by default as a two-wheel drive vehicle. Unlike the full-time system, part-time 4WD doesn’t use a center differential. The system instead locks the front and rear driveshafts, making it better for use exclusively during off-road travel or challenging road conditions. When on dry pavement or under normal driving conditions, the driver should switch to the vehicle’s two-wheel-drive mode. If drivers use Part-Time 4WD excessively, they may experience driveline noise or binding that can lead to overheating or early part failure.

Selec-Terrain® is designed for specific terrains or conditions. Each setting will optimize the vehicle’s systems for that terrain. Switching between settings is easy using the rotary knob. A variety of settings deliver ultimate driving stability by coordinating vehicle systems, including throttle control, transmission shifting, transfer case, traction control, and Electronic Stability Control.

Yes, the systems can be used when parked or moving.

If your tire pressure is low, it can cause uneven wear on your tires. That means that one tire may wear faster than another forcing you to have to replace all of your tires sooner. This can be quite costly. Low tire pressure also puts you at risk of tire failure. When you drive down the highway you may also feel your vehicle pulling to one side of the road because of this. Also, low tire pressure forces your vehicle to use more power to generate the same amount of speed, costing you more gas and money!

Although it wasn’t initially labeled a Jeep, the founder Willys delivered the prototype "Quad" (named for the 4x4 system it featured), Overland, to the U.S. Army on Armistice Day (Veteran's Day), November of 1940.

In the 1970s the first Jeep® Cherokee released. By the 80s the Cherokee revolutionize the 4x4 market and became the first compact 4-door SUV, first UniFrame construction, and first full-time 4x4 system with shift-on-the-fly capability.

Jeep offers a diverse range of capable SUV-inspired vehicles including the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, Renegade, Compass, and Gladiator.

The Jeep Wave® program is a premium customer care program that is valid for 36 months from the date of ownership and provides you with no additional cost worry-free maintenance and dedicated 24/7 support along with additional perks and benefits. It is the Most Valuable Customer Care Program in America!

Not only do Jeeps offer Apple Carplay® support, but they also offer Android Auto™ integration, an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, and available Jeep Skill for Amazon Alexa.

Stop by Portage Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Today

Here at Portage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, it is our mission to be the automotive home of drivers in the Portage, WI area. We provide a vast selection of new and used vehicles, exceptional car care, and customer service with a smile! With competitive prices offered on every pre-owned model for sale on our lot, you won't find a reason to visit any other dealership in Portage.

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