On August 16, 2016, Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Downers Grove and Downers Grove North High School Speech Team co-hosted a “Booster Club Fundraiser Presented by the brands of FCA” and raise $3,000 for the Speech Team. During the fundraiser, held in conjunction with Downers Grove North high School, FCA contributed $20 for each test drive taken in a new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram vehicle.
“It is very rewarding for FCA to partner with Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Downers Grove on this wonderful program that gives thousands of dollars to local booster clubs to support their high school students,” said Jeffrey Kommor, Vice President-Sales Operations, FCA. “It’s a win-win program for parents, the dealership and students alike, and a great way to showcase our exciting 2016 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicle lineup.”
“The fundraiser was a great opportunity for Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Downers Grove to give back to our community,” said Brian Malpeli, General Manager, at Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Downers Grove. “We enjoyed working with the parents, teachers, and students at Downers Grove North High School. On behalf of Zeigler and FCA, we would like to thank everyone who took the time to test drive in support of the Speech Team.”
FCA school programs support student enrichment in communities across the United States, and have raised more than $7 million since 1993. Last year alone, the company and it’s dealers helped raise more than $1 million for elementary, middle and high schools nationwide.
A black grille surround with black “Hex Perf” pattern inserts
Bold “RAM” stamped tailgate with blacked-out lettering from Ram 1500 Rebel model
Black Ram’s head grille badge
Flat black Ram 1500 door badge
Flat black 4×4 tailgate badge (if applicable)
Flat black 5.7L HEMI® door badging (if applicable)
20 x 9-in. gloss black aluminum wheels
P275/60R20 black sidewall all-season tires
The Night Edition package is available on Regular Cab, Quad Cab and Crew Cab 1500 Sport models, in both two- and four-wheel drive, long and short bed lengths and with a choice of 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 or 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engines.
The Ram 1500 Night Edition is available in Bright Silver Metallic, Bright White, Brilliant Black, Flame Red and Granite Crystal Metallic.
Production of the 2017 Ram Night Edition begins in late 2016. Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date. Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Downers Grove will be informing you soon.
New innovations and safety and security features go hand-in-hand in the All-New 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. Building on more than 30 years of FCA minivan tradition, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica offers a fresh spin on a classic family vehicle, mixing the latest in technology with the best protection available on the road.
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has over 100 standard and available safety and security features to help keep your family well protected, Stow ’n Go seating that provides best-in-class cargo volume1, and available hands-free sliding doors and liftgate to help you when your hands are full. Available in late fall is the Pacifica with hybrid technology — the first ever hybrid minivan.
SAFETY AND SECURITY FEATURES ON THE 2017 CHRYSLER PACIFICA | 5 OF 100
We understand your family’s safety is invaluable, and thus the Chrysler Pacifica is purpose-built with more than 100 standard and available safety and security features to ensure you feel well protected on the road. Here are five advanced features you may find particularly useful on your next drive.
1. The lane you choose: The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is designed to give you a hand on the road. The available LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist 2 uses a camera-based vision sensor to detect and measure vehicle position within lane boundaries. If the system senses unintentional lane drifting, it will engage to provide a visual warning and will provide gentle corrective action to keep you on course, so you reach your destination safely.
2. Safety and security is straight ahead: Similar to LaneSense, the available Forward Collision Warning 3 utilizes radar and video sensors to detect whether the Pacifica is approaching another vehicle or an obstacle in its path too rapidly and assists you in avoiding an accident by providing audible and visual warnings. If you still don’t respond, the system will provide autonomous braking. It’s like a backseat driver you don’t mind hearing from.
3. Safety and security you can visualize: Follow the gridlines with an available 360° Surround View Camera 4 that provides a bird’s-eye view of the Chrysler Pacifica and its immediate surroundings, using four cameras positioned around the vehicle to create a fully stitched image. Dynamic gridlines help guide you, with the ability to select between front cross-path and rear cross-path views.
4. Enjoy peace of mind when you cruise: Even when it’s time to just cruise, safety and security remains of the utmost importance. Thankfully, the available Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go 5 is an intelligent cruise control system that utilizes radar and video sensors to identify vehicles in your forward path and maintain a set distance between the Pacifica and the vehicle in front of you.
5. Eyes in the back of your head: When you drive a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, you’re keeping more than just the people inside your vehicle safe and secure — it provides eyes on the things behind you as well. The available ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System with Stop6 helps detect obstacles near the rear of the vehicle to help you maneuver into tight spaces at parking speeds. A graphic display in the instrument cluster notifies you of the proximity of an object and the system will bring the vehicle to a full stop, if necessary, to help avoid a collision. When backing out of a parking space, the Rear Cross Path Detection system6 will alert you if the sensors detect vehicles or objects crossing your path.
With your family’s safety and security in full control, you’ll be able to enjoy the new innovations and technology that make the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica so much fun to drive. You and your passengers won’t be able to get enough of all that’s new. Take a look:
37 NEW INNOVATIONS ON THE 2017 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, with a laundry list of new innovative features, is most certainly the first of its kind. It delivers on form and function, convenience and performance, technology and style, and safety and security. Here are a handful of the 37 minivan innovations you’ll find handy and exhilarating on your next road trip.
· First minivan with second-row Stow ’n Go seats with second-row Easy Tilt with child seat installed
· First minivan with Stow ’n Go Assist
· First minivan featuring available 10.1-inch touchscreens in second row
· First minivan featuring available “Are We There Yet?” navigation app
· First minivan with available in-vehicle embedded games
· First minivan featuring available capacitive touchscreens
· First minivan available as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (Pacifica Hybrid coming fall 2016)
· First minivan with available Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist system7
· First minivan with available hands-free power sliding doors (late availability)
· First minivan with available hands-free power liftgate
· First minivan with available LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist2
· First minivan with available Forward Collision Warning3 system with mitigation
· First minivan with available dual-pane sunroof with third-row fixed glass
· First minivan to offer optional 20-inch wheels and tires
· First minivan with capless fuel fill
· First minivan with USB ports in back of front seat
· First minivan with all-LED interior lighting for all price classes
· First minivan with available video USB port
· First minivan featuring available Bluetooth® remote with touchpad
· First minivan with 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) cluster display screen
· First minivan to use an electronic parking brake
· First minivan with a nine-speed automatic transmission
· First minivan with KeySense programmable key fob
· First minivan with available Rear Park Assist System with Stop6
· First minivan with rotary e-shift knob
· First minivan with safe hold technology
· First minivan with active grille shutters
· First minivan with available in-vehicle wireless device connectivity
Count on over 100 standard and available safety and security features and 37 innovations on the Chrysler Pacifica to help make the journey to your destination not only hassle-free and enjoyable, but also safe.
The first muscle car to break 200 mph on the racetrack — the original 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona — is slowing things down for a cruise along Detroit’s Woodward Avenue to highlight updates for 2017 that will have you dreaming of a new hot rod. The new 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona delivers even more performance and precision to the naturally aspirated HEMI® V8 lineup with unique powertrain induction and exhaust enhancements, chassis upgrades for greater handling and braking, plus functional performance styling appointments inside and out.
Select highlights for 2017 include:
• SRT® functional performance styling
• New 2.75-inch electronically controlled active exhaust system on 5.7-liter HEMI V8 models delivers a signature muscle-car sound
• Wider, 20 x 9-inch and 20 x 9.5-inch wheels with high-performance tires help improve handling on 5.7-liter and 392 HEMI powered models, respectively
• 392 models add an ultra-high performance Brembo® brake system with six-piston front and four-piston rear brake calipers
• Performance bolstered seats and Dodge performance steering wheel with available die-cast paddle shifters are included
2017 Dodge Charger Daytona 392
The new 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona is sure to stand out on Woodward Avenue with its menacing look and its 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with up to 370 horsepower with the all-new electronically controlled active performance exhaust system, or the Daytona 392’s 485-horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI V8.
The 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 offers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque from its HEMI V8 powertrain, new air box with directed cold-air induction and Mopar conical air filter, plus a 3.09 final drive with 230-mm limited-slip rear axle.
When it comes to standing out on the asphalt, the new 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona features all-new and limited-production Green Go, plus a revised Yellow Jacket hue that build on the Dodge brand’s High-Impact Paint (HIP) legacy. Go Mango and TorRed hues from the exclusive HIP collection are also offered. Also joining the paint lineup for 2017 are Destroyer Gray and Octane Red shades, while White Knuckle, Redline Red, Pitch Black, Granite, Billet, Contusion Blue and Maximum Steel are also available.
Created in 1969 as a 503-unit, purpose-built production run for stock car racing, the Charger Daytona set records with its distinct aerodynamic styling and legendary power. The new Charger Daytona models build on this storied history by creating the fastest production Daytona in history, as well as adding to the momentum Dodge enthusiasts have created for the limited-edition 2006 – 2009 and 2013 models.
For off-road adventures, summer can be the most exciting season for putting your Jeepto the test. Fortunately, there’s still plenty of time to take to the trails before summer comes to a close, and plenty of ways to get muddy before fall arrives. If you’re looking for a last-minute getaway in your Jeep vehicle, we have a few ideas for you.
1.) Silver Lake Sand Dunes | Michigan
Want to beat the late summer heat and enjoy a day of off-road adventure? Head to Silver Lake Sand Dunes on the west coast of Michigan. This unique sugar sand landscape is tailor made for adventure and for putting your vehicle to the test on the aptly named Test Hill. Plus, the dunes are situated directly on the Lake Michigan shoreline, so you can soak in the beautiful coastal views while exploring your Jeep’s capabilities.
2.) Big Horn Mountains | Western
They say everything’s bigger out west. Well, one way to find out is to attend the 8th Big Horn Mountains Jeep Jamboree event in Dayton, Wyoming. If you’re into big challenges and conquering the elements — rocky trails, steep inclines and water obstacles — this annual event will provide an exciting challenge. And if you’re into beautiful scenery and fresh mountain air, well, the Big Horn Mountains have that, too.
3.) Catskill Mountains | Eastern
Looking for a getaway from the big city? The Catskill Mountains are just 100 miles from New York, and are home to some of the best off-road trails in the eastern U.S. The Catskill Mountains are home to hill climbs, rocky inclines, river crossings and plenty of mud. There’s also a 101 course at the event where drivers can test their off-road skills.
4.) Hit the Road | Anywhere
Drop the top on your Jeep Wrangler or roll down the windows on any Jeep vehicle and hit the open road — or better yet, head off-road. Whether you’re taking a Sunday drive around the city or cruising the back roads, making the most of summer is all about open-air freedom.
America’s longest-lasting pickup is engineered for work and for play, and designed to perform in nearly any environment. It’s the reason Ram Trucks are as trusted for outdoor pursuits as they are for hauling materials to the worksite.
Of course, every Ram truck owner is driven by their own unique interests, which is why our factory-approved Mopar® accessories are such a great match for adding high-quality, reliable parts to customize your truck for your needs.
Here’s a small sampling of what’s available, to give you a sense of how Mopar can individualize your Ram truck, whatever your interests.
Outfitted for the Outdoors | 2016 Ram 1500
With a class-exclusive available RamBox Cargo Management System and four-corner air suspension, the 2016 Ram 1500 is perfect for carrying all your toys to the great outdoors. Whether you’re camping, hiking, fishing or hunting, the Ram 1500 is your partner in adventure.
When you need to get your boat to the lake or your ATV to the trails, the carriers and cargo hauling accessories will help with the towing. Additionally, the trailer tow mirror will help improve visibility with convex spotter glass for better blind spot visibility. It’s also mounted on sturdy steel to help ensure stable, vibration-free reflections.
And when the day is through, the Camo Truck Tent is the perfect way for outdoor lovers to spend a night under the stars. This custom-fit tent includes a sewn-in floor, large interior with 5.5 feet of headroom and a full rainfly to protect you from the wettest weather. Campsites have rarely been so mobile.
Workday Comfort | 2016 Ram 2500
For workers who are on the move, day in and day out, the 2016 Ram 2500 keeps the workday moving with a best-in-class gas-powered HEMI® engine featuring 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque.*
As you drive from location to location, and get in and out of your truck, you’re bound to bring the elements in with you. During inclement weather, Mopar Weather Tech Mats ensure your truck will stay clean and dry for years to come.
And to make sure you’re comfortable after putting in long hours, the Mopar side window air deflector will allow you cool down the cabin without letting in rain and snow. The workday never felt quite so comfortable.
Tools of the Trade | 2016 Ram 3500
The 2016 Ram 3500 features best-in-class diesel towing of up to 31,210 lbs.* This truck is a flat-out workhorse, and since it’s sure to do its fair share of heavy lifting on the construction site, adding a Mopar toolbox is a great way to keep your tools secure and dry.
The Mopar toolboxes are constructed of powder-coated aluminum in a diamond plate tread pattern, and can hold up to 300 pounds of cargo depending on vehicle application.
Features include key-locking single-lid design, gas cylinders for easy lift and full weather stripping to help seal out moisture and dust.
If you want to make summer 2016 truly sizzle, hop in the driver’s seat of a Jeep® brand vehicle and take an excursion to the city, go on a backcountry adventure, or set off on a day-trip with the family. To celebrate the season properly you need a vehicle that’s capable enough to reach your destination and stylish enough to leave a lasting impression, from the ballpark to the campground and everywhere in-between. Here’s your checklist for the summer necessities. On your mark, get set…
Day at the Ballpark
Nothing says summer quite like America’s pastime. Start planning your day at the ballpark with the 2016 JeepCompass High Altitude. The leather-trimmed seats and power sunroof will make getting to the game, well, a day in the park. Once you arrive, the generous cargo space and available flip-down liftgate speakers will make you the all-star of any tailgate. Just make sure you have Take Me Out to the Ballgame on your playlist.
Weekend Camping Trip
At least once every summer you need to get away for peace of mind. Head to the woods and clear your head in the 2016 JeepGrand Cherokee Overland. The legendary off-road vehicle can tackle any environment, and has the Trail Rated® badge to prove it. On four-wheel-drive models, the standard Quadra-Trac II® 4×4 system features a two-speed transfer case that uses input from a variety of sensors in order to determine tire slip at the earliest possible moment and take corrective action – sending as much as 100% of available torque to the axle with the most traction so you can plan your camping trip in any location and in nearly any weather conditions.
Essential Summer Road Trip
The summer road trip is a right of passage in America. It’s a way to revive the senses and expand boundaries. For those daring enough to explore new locations, the Jeep Renegade 75th Anniversary edition will transport you to the far reaches of your city and your country. And since the best part of a road trip is the open-air freedom, the available My Sky® dual-panel roof will let in the sunshine and summer breezes. Just try to make it home before autumn, if you can.
Whether there’s a trail in your hometown or you’re traveling to with your Jeep, summer is the time to see what your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon — the vehicle Four Wheeler magazine named “4×4 of the Decade” — is really capable of. Every Jeep Wrangler is fortified with underbody skid plates to help protect the fuel tank and transfer case, and heavy-duty, forged-steel dual front and single rear frame-mounted tow hooks come standard, in case you come upon a fellow trail rider in a pinch. If the forecast is sunny and conditions allow, drop the top and take off the doors* for a truly exhilarating summer trail ride.
Day at the Beach
Want to turn heads at the beach this summer? Pull up to shore in the unforgettable Jeep Cherokee and stake your claim in the sand. Featuring the innovative Jeep brand cargo management system with handy hooks and removable holders, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee is ready to haul your beach towels, cooler, flying disc, wakeboard and umbrella to the beach, not to mention buckets and shovels for the kids.
Backyard Cookout or Company Picnic
The smell of a grill is the smell of summer. You’re obligated to enjoy as many cookouts as possible, and to play all the croquet and badminton you can handle. Arrive with the family in the 2016 Jeep Patriot High Altitude, with bright exterior accents and the available 4×4 system, and show your true colors. The Patriot helps protect your most precious cargo with safety and security features, including a total of six airbags† and available ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera.‡
June is National Camping Month, and that means it’s time to head to great outdoors and experience all the nature has to offer. Jeeps have a long and storied history of helping campers seek out remote destinations and take journeys to the most beautiful reaches of the globe.
With an eye toward camping, the Trail Rated® Command-Trac® 4×4 system on the 2016 Jeep Wrangler will take you to nearly any destination with Best-in-Class off-road performance.* For all your camping gear, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Trailer Sway Control (TSC)† helps keep you (and whatever you’re towing) safely and securely on course and under control.
Getting there, of course, is only part of the fun. Setting up camp and breathing the fresh air is what it’s all about. The Jeep brand has you covered for the journey as well as the campsite, for everything from pitching a tent, to daylong hikes and romantic picnics.
Here are a few essentials to make your camping trip a success.
Sure camping is about disconnecting and experiencing nature. But keeping your devices charged allows you to record your experiences with photos and videos, take advantage of online maps and outdoor smartphone apps, and stay connected socially so you can share your #JeepWeekend adventures. The Jeep 75th Anniversary portable PowerKit is designed to recharge practically any device: smartphones, tablets, and other cell and mobile devices. The kit includes a 2200 mAh power bank, car charger, multi-device connector cord, and a wall charger with USB output. Disconnect for peace of mind, and stay connected for safety and convenience.
Jeep® Picnic Basket For Two
Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you have to rough it. Find your favorite spot in the woods, pack a gourmet meal and enjoy the ambiance of the best dining room available — nature. This American-style vintage picnic basket for two features swivel wood handles and faux leather straps and closure, and is fully lined and hand-woven with traditional wood-slat material. The basket comes with coordinating melamine plates and cotton napkins, glass wine glasses, stainless-steel flatware and a wood-handle corkscrew — everything you need for a lakeside dinner.
Jeep® Collapsible Cooler
Whether you need to keep your beverages cool on the trip to the campsite, or whether you’re planning to catch your own meal and put it on ice, this collapsible cooler is a convenient solution for getting the job done. The interior collapses to 4 inches high and it toggles closed for easy storage. An adjustable shoulder strap makes transportation a breeze, and cup holders and a bottle opener ensure you’ll be prepared, no matter where you set up camp.
Coleman 10’x10’ Instant Shelter
For comfortable camping, you need a little shade and protection from unexpected weather or bright sunshine. This high-quality Coleman instant shelter is just the thing you need, with a large 10′ x 10′ footprint that provides 64 sq. ft. of shade with an 8′ x 8′ canopy. It’s fast and easy to set up, comes with a wheeled carry bag, and offers a 50+ UVGuard protection factor.
Jeep® Reclining Camp Chair
Speaking of comfort, once you have your shelter set up, you’ll deserve to kick back and relax at your campsite. The Jeep reclining camp chair features a folding steel frame, padded seat and backrest, adjustable armrests, insulated drink holder and large zippered pocket on the back.
Jeep® Pivot Clip Flashlight
This flashlight can clip to almost anything, making it perfect for wherever you need a little light on your camping adventure. Constructed of ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic, the Jeep Pivot Clip Flashlight features a small rotating head with work light and easy on/off push-button. Batteries are included.
Jeep® Wood Handle Pocketknife
A good pocketknife is among the most essential camping tools — versatile enough for whatever challenges and adventures nature has in store. With a wood handle and stainless steel black blade, this Jeep pocketknife looks outdoorsy and acts the part, featuring a pocket clip and laser-engraved Jeep logo.
Jeep® Terrain Daypack
If your idea of camping is less about relaxing and more about adventure, the Jeep Terrain Daypack will hold the essentials for your trek through the wilderness. The daypack is made with durable 420d ripstop construction and a water-resistant coating. Features include a lockable cinch top, webbing to hang additional gear, padded back, top handle and rubberized mesh adjustable shoulder straps.
Jeep® 32oz Contigo Ashland Water Bottle
For your daytrip adventure, remember to stay hydrated. This convenient water bottle is made with patented single-wall Eastman Tritan copolyester construction, and is equipped with an AUTOSPOUT threaded lid, silicone spout, spout shield and one-touch push-button lid.
Jeep® Boompods™ Aquapod Bluetooth Speaker
Does the thought of leaving civilization without your favorite tunes sound a little too … uncivilized? We have you covered with this 3-watt Bluetooth® speaker. It’s water-resistant so you don’t have to worry about the elements, easy to connect, and with a range of up to 33 feet and up to four and half hours of playing time, you won’t miss a single beat. Includes a removable suction cup, clamp, split cable (USB/AUX) for recharging, 3.5-mm audio cable, carabiner, lanyard and user’s manual. .
Spring is well underway, which means you and your Ram Truck will be heading out for some warm-weather adventures. For many Ram Truck owners that most likely includes boats, motorcycles, and campers tagging along – and with our towing capabilities, you won’t have to think twice.
Towing can be a bit intimidating, especially if you’re a first-time truck owner. If you do your homework regarding proper equipment and practices, the process soon becomes almost second nature. Meanwhile, here are a few simple tricks to help make the trip safer and more enjoyable:
Check Around– Just before you head out, always check the tire inflation pressure all the way around on both the tow vehicle and trailer. Don’t underestimate how a small amount of over or under-inflation can make a big difference in the handling properties of the rig.
Maintain– If a wind gust from an overtaking semi or other vehicle causes your rig to sway or swerve, don’t stab the brakes. Cleanly move your foot off the throttle, firm up your grip on the steering wheel, and give the rig a moment or two to stabilize.
Go With the Flow– When backing up, relocate your hands on the steering wheel from the usual ten and two o’clock positions to five and seven. This makes reverse-maneuvering the trailer much more natural and intuitive.
When it comes to the Ram 1500, don’t let the term “light duty” fool you. A Ram 1500 has a maximum payload of 1,900 lbs, and a maximum towing capacity of 10,650 lbs. If you’ll be towing boats, ATVs or trailers, this is the truck for you.
Ram Truck’s heavy-duty trucks are best suited for towing construction equipment and other heavy commercial loads. With a maximum payload of 7,390 lbs. and a maximum towing capacity of 31,210 lbs. – your heavy-duty needs will be taken care of.
When it comes to towing your toys, we know that capability is key. Whether you’re towing 5 tons or 15, there’s a Ram truck that meets your needs and then some.
The wait is over. It’s the time of year that every Jeep Wrangler owner eyes on his or her calendar — the time to feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face for the ultimate feeling of 4×4 freedom and adventure. On May 14, the Jeep brand joined in the celebration of Go Topless Day.
A yearly spring tradition for Wrangler owners, this year marked the 9th annual celebration of Go Topless Day. Started by a group of Jeep brand enthusiasts after a particularly cold New England winter, Go Topless Day has grown into an event celebrated by thousands of Jeep vehicle fans around the world.
As the only open-air 4×4 vehicle on the market and the official vehicle of summer, the Jeep Wrangler is the ideal gateway vehicle for warm-weather adventure. And to celebrate Go Topless Day and help owners make the transition to top-off nirvana, the Jeep brand recently teamed up with World Surf League pro surfers Courtney Conlogue and Malia Manuel to produce a series of how-to videos demonstrating the removal and installation of the Wrangler hard and soft tops. No strangers to adventure, Courtney and Malia know that the Jeep Wrangler is the perfect vehicle to help maximize sunshine intake.
For 75 years, the Jeep brand has provided sun-seekers the opportunity to explore the world in search of the whitest sands and tastiest waves. Visit zeiglerchryslerdodge.com for everything you need to know about the Jeep Wrangler.