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Jeep Cost to Own: Patriot and Wrangler Save You More Money over Time

Anyone who is shopping for a car is looking for the best possible deals; however, what most people don’t realize is that some cars cost more than others in the long run. Both the Jeep Patriot and Wrangler Unlimited were given 5-Year Cost to Own awards from Kelly Blue Book, showing just how practical Jeeps really are.

According to Chrysler, this award is given to vehicles with the lowest projected costs, which includes depreciation, insurance, gas, maintenance, and other fees. Jeep Cost to Own is so low in part because every model is incredibly durable and dependable. Take the Wrangler for example—built with a body-on-frame design to endure tough terrain.

“Winning these two significant awards from Kelley Blue Book is a tremendous honor and significant achievement for the Jeep Brand, and particularly for the 2015 Jeep Patriot and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO of Jeep. “The awards reinforce the exceptional value that Jeep vehicles deliver to customers throughout their ownership experience.”

The Patriot won the Compact SUV segment, and the Wrangler Unlimited took the Mid-size SUV category. Not only is the sticker-price incredibly affordable for both these models, but you could end up saving thousands of dollars over the years compared to other SUVs.

Jeep and NBCUniversal Launch #RenegadeLifeContest Social Media Campaign

Jeep and NBCUniversal have launched the #RenegadeLifeContest social media campaign, spanning several television networks including Bravo, E!, NBC Entertainment, and Syfy.

The campaign’s goal is to promote and give fans a chance to win the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade, which is quickly becoming a favorite here at Sierra Chrysler.

Throughout its networks, NBCUniversal will air call-to-action spots that encourage viewers to share photos “embodying their Renegade spirit,” using the #RenegadeLifeContest hashtag on Instagram and Twitter.

Three participating viewers will be chosen to fly to Los Angeles to attend the iHeartRadio Music Awards as well as win a free 2015 Jeep Renegade. They’ll also get to feature in an NBCUniversal-produced film promoting the vehicle, which will launch at the music awards.

“NBCUniversal’s portfolio of networks allows us to authentically interact with some of its most socially engaged audiences, giving our fans the opportunity to share their own unique ‘Renegade’ spirit and passion for the Jeep brand,” said Kim Adams House, head of Jeep advertising.

Chrysler’s Super Bowl Commercials are Impactful, Humorous, Memorable

Following last year’s lead, FIAT Chrysler choose to run three commercials during this year’s Super Bowl. The commercials included one for the Fiat 500X, one for the Dodge brand, and one for the 2015 Jeep Renegade. Each commercial had its own unique theme and voice, and together, the trio of ads captured America’s attention. Here, we’ll revisit the Dodge and Jeep Super Bowl commercials, though you can find FIAT’s humorous ad here.

Dodge Wisdom

In celebration of Dodge’s 100th anniversary, the automaker dropped some serious knowledge bombs on its audience. Coming straight from the source, elderly people who have lived, seen, conquered, and overcome life’s ups and downs offer words of wisdom to those of us who are a bit younger (and more naive, by default). Certainly, Dodge has learned a thing or two about auto manufacturing in its 100 years.

“Beautiful Lands – Jeep Renegade”

This ad takes us from the redwood forests of California to the streets of New York City, from the Australian Outback to the castles of Ireland, exploring the world we live in from the exciting and capable Jeep Renegade. If this ad doesn’t make you want to get off your couch and see the world, embrace our differences, and life this life to the fullest, we don’t know what will.

You can see both commercials on the Sierra Motors home page. Stop by today to learn more about our exciting lineup of vehicles!

Chrysler 300 Returns to Heritage Styling

Who’s ready for a throwback? Chrysler is. For the first time in four years, the Chrysler 300 is getting some updates. Part of this is what the design team calls heritage styling. The model’s front and rear fascia will be throwing back to the more classic 1955 and 2005 designs. In addition, the interior will see more technology. The starting price will remain the same, ranging from $32,000 to $43,000 depending on the model. There are a few mechanical changes as well, but nothing huge.

With a base Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine putting out 292 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque, this large sedan moves. If that isn’t enough power under the hood, try the 300S model which comes with a 300 hp version of the V6. Still not enough? Tack on the optional 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that puts out an impressive 363 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. In the V6 models, fuel economy hits 31 mpg highway and 19 mpg city. The Chrysler 300 delivers with all the features of a luxury car without the price. You can read a review here.

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