2017 Best Buy Winners For Chrysler and Dodge

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Consumer Guide Automotive editors awarded their 2017 Best Buy distinction to the Chrysler Pacifica and Jeep Renegade. Over 150 new vehicles are evaluated in the competition. Vehicles included in the evaluations are cars, SUVs, minivans and trucks found in the U.S. marketplace. Testing is both objective and subjective as each vehicle is compared to other vehicles in their class.

 

The Chrysler Pacifica took a win in both the Minivan and Family Vehicle categories for #2017ConsumerGuideBestBuy vehicles. The Pacifica was awarded for its great functionality, styling, and technology. With both hybrid and gasoline powertrains, there is something for everyone.

 

“We congratulate FCA for introducing two new products worthy of 2017 Consumer Guide Best Buy recognition. The all-new family-friendly Chrysler Pacifica caps years of minivan evolution and refinement,” said Tom Appel, Publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive.”

 

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The Jeep Renegade is the winner of the Best Buy Award for Subcompact SUV for its off-road capability and day-to-day driving combination. This is the third year in a row the Jeep Renegade has been a winner in its category.

 

Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep congratulates our Chrysler and Jeep winners. We hope you will come into Pine Belt and test-drive our incredible Pacifica and Jeep vehicles and see for yourself why they took home such great wins. Also check out these vehicles on our website.

 

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2017 Subaru Impreza

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After a great showing at the LA Auto Show recently, the compact Impreza sedan shows it still rules in its category.

Rebuilt and redesigned from the ground up in an award winning facility in Lafayette, Indiana USA, the new 2017 Subaru uses high-strength steel to ensure long lasting quality, greater rigidity and less vibration for your drive. At the core of Subaru advanced safety is a high-tensile steel center and side pillar, body frame and floor in a ring-like layout providing a protective shell around the Impreza’s passengers. Subaru, known for its safety features, again creates a breakthrough with this new and advanced technology.

 

The 2017 Subaru Impreza puts out 152 horsepower with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder boxer engine where pistons move side-to-side. It is mated with an automatic Continuously Variable Transmission with a manual transmission available. With a new Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, the Impreza creates optimal distribution of power to gain maximum traction and still achieves fabulous fuel efficiency of up to 38 miles per gallon on the highway.

 

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The interior of the #2017SubaruImpreza has been improved with more contemporary seating and trim. The cabin is quiet with more insulation and the drive is more solid, thanks to the new Subaru global platform. The sedan and hatchback have added 1.5 inches in length but shaved a bit off the height. Rear seats have split folding capability.

 

With an improved ride and longer drive capability, nothing goes better with a Subaru than the available Harman Kardon Premium audio system with eight speakers, a 432-watt amplifier and an eight-inch high resolution touch screen.

 

If you haven’t seen a Subaru lately, it’s time. Come on into Pine Belt Subaru today and let our knowledgeable sales staff take you for a test-drive in this amazing vehicle.  Our finance team can have you driving off the lot in your new Subaru Impreza today. Need more? Take a look at this amazing vehicle on our website, www.pinbeltsubaru.com.

 

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The Wait is Over

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We’ve seen spy photos galore and chased rumors to the edges of the globe and now the wait is coming to an end for the much anticipated arrival of the new Jeep Compass. And expectations are high.

 

Recently, Fiat Chrysler revealed the new 2017 Jeep Compass, a member of the compact SUV segment, at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Jeep wants the  new Compass to be a smaller version of the great selling Jeep Grand Cherokee. It has a good sized list of available opportunities to make the Jeep Compass an off-roader or a city rider or something inbetween. It can be a very versatile vehicle to be sure.

 

The new #2017JeepCompass will have one engine, a four-cylinder, 2.4 liter Tigershark engine. It will pour out 180 horsepower with a choice of 4×2 or 4×4 capability. The Jeep Compass for 2017 will have a six-speed automatic transmission available on the 4×2 and the 4×4 will have a nine-speed automatic.

 

The off-roaders will be glad to hear that the Compass will come in a Trailhawk trim. Trailhawk trim is full of off-roading must haves. The suspension on a Trailhawk will have various degrees of angle for the ups and downs of rough terrain. Trailhawks have a hill descent control feature for support on the downside of a hill and the Selec-Terrain rotary dial will have a Rock mode for the bumps.

 

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This new model Jeep is a combination compromise of the previous Compass and Patriot in which one was the rough tumbler and the other a commuting vehicle. People want more, and Jeep is delivering more.

 

Excitement for the new Compass is huge. Mike Manley, Jeep brand CEO believes the Compass will be the Jeep’s top seller by 2018. With five models of the Compass to choose from and many available niceties, the new 2017 Jeep Compass has something for every type of driver who loves the Jeep brand.

 

Come on into Pine Belt Chevrolet Jeep and check out the new 2017 Jeep Compass. Also on our website, www.pinebeltchryslerjeep.com, you can learn more about this incredible all-new vehicle from Jeep.

 

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What’s the Deal—Pentastar V-6 (Part II)

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In our blogs we make mention of the award-winning Pentastar V-6 engine without much explanation about why this is such an amazing engine. In this, the second part of “What’s the Deal—Pentastar V-6,” we complete our exploration of the Pentastar V-6 engine and why it is so incredible.

 

Also improved in the upgraded Pentastar V-6 is the variable-valve timing system. Chrysler’s VVT system is engineered to require less oil for the engine to function which improves efficiency.

 

The Pentastar V-6 engine has an exhaust gas recirculation cooling system. When the system is cool, it reduces emissions and provides less noise with knock-free engine operation.

 

The most impressive improvement Chrysler engineers made to the Pentastar V-6 was to add the variable valve lift. A valve operates in low-lift mode to provide better torque production to improve fuel efficiency. But when greater power is needed, the engine switches to a higher valve lift. It can now operate at higher valve lifts to 70 degrees from 50. Just this improvement increased the efficiency of the engine by 2.7 percent. This in itself is an engineering marvel.

 

Improvements to the Pentastar V-6 engine for 2016 model vehicles resulted in the addition of 13 pounds to the engine’s powerplant, but overall, the engine weighs four pounds less. What’s the Deal? Chrysler Engineering—it’s the real deal.

 

Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep thanks you for sticking with us for Part II of our exploration of the benefits to having a #PentastarV-6 engine in your vehicle. Come on into Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep and let our expert sales staff take you for a test drive and by end of tour, our finance team will have you ready to drive a vehicle with the award-winning Pentastar V-6 engine off the lot today. What are you wanting to find in your Christmas stocking? Take a look on our website at www.pinebeltchryslerjeep.com. 

 

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What’s the Deal—Pentastar V-6

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In our blogs we make mention of the award-winning Pentastar V-6 engine without much explanation about why this is such an amazing engine. In the first of our new periodic series, “What’s the Deal,” we will explain the Pentastar V-6 and why it matters.

 

Pentastar engines were created by Chrysler engineers. The new V-6 Pentastar engine reduced components from 189 to just 32. Camshaft variations dropped from 14 to four. Exhaust manifolds were cast directly into the cylinder head. Intake components are now just two, down from 32. The 3.6 liter Pentastar V-6 in 2015 was 94 pounds lighter than the 3.7 liter engine previously in the Grand Cherokee.

 

For 2016, Chrysler engineers did another top to bottom review to improve the Pentastar’s efficiency even more. “Our direction at the beginning of the program … [was to] go out and further improve upon it,” said Steve Gorgas, chief engineer of Pentastar engine programs, engines and electrified systems engineering. And they did.

 

And they did it without direct fuel injection. DI on its own doesn’t add much in the way of fuel efficiency but it can add benefits to boost the efficiency of the engine. Gorgas says that using a DI engine over a naturally aspirated engine creates more tradeoffs than benefits. For example, the DI engine tends to be noisier, which means work needs to be done to reduce the noise which can increase the weight of the vehicle.

 

(stay tuned for Part II of What’s the Deal— Pentastar V-6 Engine)

 

Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep hopes you enjoyed Part One of our exploration of the benefits to having a #PentastarV-6 engine in your vehicle. Come on into Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep and let our expert sales staff take you for a test drive and by end of tour, our finance team will have you ready to drive a vehicle with the award-winning Pentastar V-6 engine off the lot today. What are you wanting to find in your Christmas stocking? Take a look on our website at www.pinebeltchryslerjeep.com. 

 

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The Jeep Awarded a Purple Heart

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It’s been a banner year for the Jeep. It turned 75-years old. Celebrations, stories and special editions have popped up often this year. But none more special or awe-inspiring as an ad about Jeep having been awarded a Purple Heart.

 

On Jeep’s social media pages this Veterans Day, tribute was paid to “Old Faithful,” a Jeep vehicle that during WWI led the United States Marine Corps through shelling by the Japanese during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1943 and two beach landings.

 

The Old Faithful was a command vehicle which traveled over 11,000 miles of jungle and served four Marine generals. It transported every visiting official and Marine officer on two battle-torn islands. In 1944, Old Faithful was retired and awarded a Purple Heart for its service. Of course, it is was symbolic gesture as only veterans can receive medals upon their honorable discharge. And, Old Faithful’s service continued after the war to tour and appear in exhibitions.

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#Jeep”Old Faithful” is the first and only vehicle to be awarded a Purple Heart.

 

Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep salutes the men a women who have served and currently serve in our Nation’s military. It matters.

 

We invite those who have served to ask about our Military Bonus Cash offer on Jeep Brand vehicles. Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep has a large inventory of Jeep vehicles. Let our expert sales team help you find your perfect Jeep and our finance team can make sure you drive it off the lot today!  Take a look at our inventory and learn more about our services at www.pinebeltchryslerjeep.com.

 

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The Always Incredible Concept Car

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Auto shows, parts shows and magazine articles are each full of them. Concept vehicles. The ever interesting and appealing concept vehicle.

 

Some concept vehicles are so wild, they won’t ever see a production line. They are more like eye candy for the car enthusiast. They create an image in the mind of the of the consumer. Recently, Chevrolet exhibited a Colorado Z71 concept vehicle that is concepted for surfers. Seeing this concept car could plant the seed of sporty Chevrolet in your mind. Automotive manufacturers may take surveys to see what Joe Public liked about the Z71 concept car.

 

Will the #ChevroletColoradoZ71 concept vehicle ever make it to market? Well, Hurley, the surf gear mega-supplier, worked with Chevrolet on the design. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to think that if, after it is exhibited several times and enough demand is created, it just may go into production. Maybe even as a limited edition with only so many coming off the assembly line.

 

Race cars and high performance cars have certainly generated enough demand to go into production for street driving. The Viper is a great example. Currently, Chevrolet has a Corvette with a mid-engine in concept stage. The mid-engine C8 has been spied on the tracks of proving grounds and automotive legend, Bob Lutz, says he had the mid-engine Corvette greenlighted when he worked at General Motors before the downturn in the economy. Now there is rumor a plant is being retooled to put the concept Corvette into production. Hype or fiction? Only time will tell.

 

Keep visiting our website at www.pinebeltchevrolet and look for the latest news on the Colorado Z71 and Corvette C8 concept cars. Our bet at Pine Belt, and no one gives us any advance confirmation or a crystal ball, but our guess is there are enough surfers and Corvette lovers around the world to give each vehicle momentum to go from concept to street-real. When they do—stop into Pine Belt Chevrolet and let’s take them for a spin.

 

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When Only Jeep Will Do

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Do you love luxury, power and adventure? Then not just any vehicle will do. For you—the 2016 Jeep Cherokee SRT is the perfect choice.

 

A HEMI 6.4 liter V-8 engine that puts out 475 horsepower is all about power. When paired with an eight-speed, all-electric, automatic transmission, you are king of the road. The technology is so advanced, you can even shift gears from levers on your steering wheel. And while you are bragging all over town about the power of your new Jeep, it also has technology to provide fuel efficiency. It’s a win-win.

 

The #2016JeepCherokeeSRT is loaded with the Selec-Track system. This system is operated by a button to change drive modes from drive to tow to snow and sport. There is a launch feature that makes all of these drive settings start out with smooth acceleration. When snow and sport require on-the-spot stopping, the Brembo high performance brakes have slotted two-piece rotors available for top-of-the-line braking performance.

 

New styling is everywhere on the 2016 Jeep Cherokee SRT.  A sporty new facia on the front end is the first thing you notice on the Cherokee SRT. New running lamps, fog lamps and headlamps add to the look of the front end. Tires are offered in run-flat or wheel options. There are three amazing wheel finishes to choose from.

 

A beautiful cockpit puts you in the lap of luxury with black leather trimmed in red and the best in technology. If you are a need-to-know personality, a 7-inch Driver Information Display will show you exactly how fast you were going when your eyeballs hit the back of your head from G-force.

 

If you are looking for a track-ready vehicle for everyday driving too, then only a Jeep will do—a Jeep Cherokee SRT. Come on into Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep and take a test-drive today. Or check our inventory on our website, www.pinebeltchevroletjeep.com.

 

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AKAW!

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AKAW! You ready to hang ten but you live in the city? Then the Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Hurley concept has you in mind.

 

Recently at the SEMA Show (Specialty Equipment Market Association), a concept pickup, the result of a collaboration between Chevrolet and Hurley, the premier maker and marketer of surf apparel and gear, was unveiled. This mobile beach command center has a custom surfboard rack for Pyzel surfboards, advanced waterproof Ventiprene (used in surfing wetsuits) seat-covers and fabulous storage.

 

The Colorado Z71 concept has Goodyear DuraTrac tires and a lifted suspension perfect for finding a beach with the best waves. An automatic locking rear differential provides greater traction when off-roading to get to remote beaches.

 

Ryan Hurley, creative director for Hurley says, “This concept is all about functionality.” The Colorado Z71 concept also includes functional surf notables as a bedcover for shade when on an open beach and a bed mounted rack for drinking-water containers and drying your wetsuit. “When we discussed the project with Chevrolet, we didn’t just want a truck with our logo on it. It had to offer solutions for challenges surfers face at remote locations and that’s exactly what it delivers.”

 

The #conceptChevroletColoradoZ71 is loaded with a new 3.6 liter V-6 engine that will be on the market in the 2017 Colorado. It has direct injection, cylinder deactivation when you don’t need extreme power and 308 horsepower mated with an automatic eight-speed transmission. It can tow 7,000 pounds of surf gear behind it. Gnarly, hey dude?

 

Keep checking our website at www.pinebeltchevrolet.com for further information on when the versitle Chevrolet Colorado Z71 will be available. While we are waiting, bring your current vehicle in and let our dependable, highly-trained and certified service team keep your vehicle in the best running condition it can be for as long as you own it – as long as it takes for the Z71 Colorado to arrive! Come visit us today at Pine Belt Chevrolet.

 

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Subaru Impreza Up to Bat in World Series of Automobiles

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There’s nothing more exciting than when the team that hardly makes it to the Series is on the mound. Congratulations to the 2017 Subaru Impreza for it nomination for World Car of the Year 2017.

 

Indisputably the foremost automotive award on the planet, and the #2017SubaruImpreza has a seat at the table! Just like the Cleveland Indians believed it had what it took to win in the World Series of baseball, so does Subaru. It may have plenty of doubters and lots of tough competition, but the Japanese love baseball and they are ready to play to win.

 

The World Car of the Year awards (WCOTY) only nominate from a pool of automobiles that cross continents in their availability. They can cost anywhere from a low as $10,000 to as much as six figures. There will be jurors from 23 countries. The competition isn’t about price or luxury, however, it is about genius design. Since receiving a 95% makeover of brilliant point-by-point design, particularly with its new Global Platform, Subaru is definitely at bat.

 

The 2017 Impreza has updated interior space and a wide and low sportiness to its exterior. Body vibrations are lower by 50% and driver will feel improved steering and driving dynamics, including improved body roll around corners.

 

Pine Belt Subaru is rooting for the home team in the prestigious WCOTY award competition. We hope you will, too. Stop  into Pine Belt Subaru and check out the amazing Subaru Impreza for 2017. See what the excitement is all about. The 2017 Impreza is also featured on our website, www.pinebeltsubaru.com. Batter Up!

 

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