The annual Cars.com American-Made Index rates the “most American” cars on the market based on a variety of factors. These include how many parts in a vehicle are made domestically, where engines and transmissions are sourced from, and how many US manufacturing jobs support the vehicle.
The yearly Cars.com American-Made Index has been going on for 11 years. For the first time in 2017 it had to relax its requirements for making the list. As it was, only 3 vehicles would’ve met last year’s criteria—including the top two winners of the 2017 index, the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Cherokee.
These vehicles had high domestic parts counts, with 74% of Jeep Wrangler’s parts being American-made and 70% for the Cherokee. They also have entirely American-made engines, and almost every transmission used in the Wrangler and Cherokee are domestic as well. Both are or were made in Toledo, Ohio, though the Cherokee recently moved to Illinois.
Cars.com surveyed 1,023 respondents and 25% said they would only buy a car from an American brand. This figure has doubled since 2016. The American-Made Index helps these individuals determine which cars most support American workers and businesses.
For more information about the Jeep Cherokee and Wrangler or if you want to schedule a test drive, give us a call today at Flagler CDJR!
Enthusiasts have been waiting on the edge of their seats for the new Jeep® pickup truck, but it looks like they’ll have to wait a little longer. The new model is currently around a year away from hitting dealership showrooms. Fortunately, spy shots for a production prototype gives a good look at what to expect from the upcoming model.
The upcoming Jeep® pickup truck will be the first on the lineup in more than 25 years. Forget what we saw in spy shots last year. The latest photos indicate that Jeep® is out to play a whole different ball game.
The new Jeep® pickup boasts an integrated bed with Wrangler wheel arches. Bed sides meet the roof pillars at the perfect angle to create a traditional pickup design. While there’s no word on if the roof is removable, it certainly isn’t out of the question.
Based on the Jeep® Wrangler’s history and reputation for off-road capability and rugged styling, the pickup is bound to follow the same path.
The Jeep® pickup truck will likely begin production in 2018 and arrive in showrooms for the 2019 model year.
We here at Flagler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can’t wait for the Jeep® pickup truck to begin production!
There are few secrets in Florida as well-kept as Flagler Beach, a part of old Florida that has yet to be ravaged by visitors. Located north of Daytona Beach, the area lacks any tall buildings and fast food chains. Instead, wide open spaces reign supreme. The result is a gorgeous view of the open ocean, but that’s not all the beach has to offer. Here are a few things to do in Flagler Beach recommended by us here at Flagler CDJR!
- Walk on the Pier – Taking a walk on the pier on the main public beach is something many visitors do year after year. The scenic views and mesmerizing trek over the wooden planks ensure memories are made all on their own. Alternatively, roll onto the sand in your 4×4 vehicle and take in the scenic view from the front seat.
- Gamble Rogers State Recreation Area – Located on the southern end of Flagler Beach, the Gamble Rogers State Recreation area features kayak rentals. Visitors can visit private islands and explore the area as they please. There are even more activities to take part in, but you’re best off checking the website for more information.
- Fish – When all else fails and you need a little rest and relaxation, take up fishing. Stand in the cool surf, cast off of the pier, or head onto the water in a boat. The choice is yours!
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Do you have a Jeep? Do you like to go off-roading in your Jeep? Do you like the beach? Well, you’re in luck – every year, Panama City Beach celebrates the joys of Jeep ownership with the Jeep Beach Jam. For 2017, the event takes place from May 17 until the 21st, bringing together Jeep owners of all kinds for a weekend of fun events and activities accompanied by live music. This is a beachside festival for enthusiasts everywhere!
While Jeep Beach Jam 2017 is still a month or so away, you can get a discount by preordering tickets to the 5-day event online at their website for only $89. For that price, you can enjoy activities and events ranging from scavenger hunts to bonfires to obstacle courses and even a Miss JBJ pageant. All of this takes place at Panama City Beach’s Frank Brown Park. Plus, there’s tons of lodging near the event, so Jeep fans can enjoy a 5-day stay at the ocean in between all the great activities planned for the Jeep Beach Jam.
This is a can’t-miss event for Jeep enthusiasts. From live music to sunshine and sandy beaches to great off-road competitions, the Jeep Beach Jam 2017 is sure to be a great time – and an excellent bonding experience for Jeep drivers looking for friends in the community.