2017 Jeep Compass is the Activity Vehicle of Texas and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is the Premium Utility Vehicle of Texas!

The Texas Auto Writers Association gave out their awards at their annual Texas Auto Roundup and one of the biggest winners by brand was Jeep.  The brand took home some of the highest honors of the evening including the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass which is already making a name for itself with auto critics.

“The Jeep brand vehicles also impressed our judges.  The 2017 Jeep Compass led the diverse Activity Vehicle category, offering excellent versatility, capability and Jeep’s go-anywhere styling…” said Nic Phillips, President of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

The 2017 Jeep Compass won the Activity Vehicle of Texas and the other major winner from Jeep was the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.  It was voted the Premium Utility Vehicle winner.

Phillips continued, “…the Grand Cherokee SRT continues to demonstrate the incredible package of handling, power and segment value, worthy of our Performance Utility Vehicle award.”

The awards for the Jeep brand added with the major wins that the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid won meant that FCA US had the most awards of any other car maker at the annual competition.

If you’re looking to find out more about the current line-up of Jeeps, click the link and see the selection on Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  Be sure to like the dealership on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, to stay up to date on auto news and our special monthly offers.

Jeep Wrangler Wins SEMA’s Hottest 4×4 4th Year in a Row


Chrysler came into SEMA with a slew of new variations of their vehicles to show off and they leave with plenty of awards and recognition.

The Jeep Wrangler left SEMA being dubbed the “Hottest 4×4-SUV” for the fourth consecutive year. The SEMA Award look to recognize the coolest and most adaptable platforms present at the show. It’s no question that the Wrangler is one that they’ve taken a fond liking to over the years considering how many times they’ve given the award to the popular jeep.

“Consumers are increasingly interested in customizing vehicles, so havng an accessory-friendly platform is important, “said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting about the Wrangler’s award. “The Jeep Wrangler has consistently ranked Number One as the Hottest 4×4 SUV since the inception of the SEMA Award, a clear reflection of its versatility.”

“It’s amazing to have the Jeep Wrangler recognized for a fourth straight year by SEMA with this award,” Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, said. The Wrangler is our most accessorized vehicle and to see it consistently winning accolades is a demonstration of the quality of the vehicle and the work that Mopar has put in to develop accessoris and quality Jeep Performance Parts. Enthusiats will be happy to know e have just added new offerings to our more than 300 performance parts and accessories already available for this vehicle to provide even more options for customization.

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most popular and recognized vehicles in the world. This year brings with it new improvements such as coming equipped with the Uconnect 6.5-inch touchscreen and SiriusXM Radio. The Wrangler also comes equipped with the award winning 3.6-liter V-6 engine.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee is the “Official Winter Vehicle of New England”

2014 Jeep Grand CherokeeWinning one accolade is reason enough to be excited. When you win three in one night, it’s time to throw a party!

Jeep is the proud winner of three more trophies to line-up on their ever-growing case. The shiny new awards come from the New England Motor Press Association’s (NEMPA) annual industry dinner. Mike Manley, the President and CEO of Jeep Brand, was on-hand to accept the awards, two of which were for the vehicles and one was for him.

Manley was given the 2013 Executive award due to the Jeep brand’s outstanding product line and their commitment to New England. The NEMPA President Keith Griffin presented it to him.

“During Mike Manley’s tenure, Jeep has enjoyed a renaissance applauded by both consumers- with ever-increasing sales- and by automotive writers, who have heaped awards upon the Grand Cherokee,” Griffin praised.

As he noted, the Grand Cherokee was the reason Jeep earned so much praise. For the third year in a row, the Grand Cherokee earned “Official Winter Vehicle of New England.” It won thanks to its combination of being an all-weather beast on and off the road while still offering comfort and luxury at value prices.

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee was the winner of the last award. It won the “Previously Owned Vehicle of the Year” from Wheels TV.

The Jeep, and the Grand Cherokee in particular, has always been a favorite of being handed awards. What matters most is that people see the reason why so much acclaim is given to the brand. Jeep is a company that backs up its trophies by maintaining a quality in their products few others can match.

Check out our Jeep line-up online, including the award-winning Grand Cherokee, at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  The dealership is located in the Queens area and operates with top-quality customer service that works with you in either finding the new or pre-owned vehicle that suits your life-style or fixing any issues you have with your current vehicle.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more Jeep news and monthly parts and service specials.

Source: Herald Online