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When Safety is Foremost The Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit is a Great Choice! By Lydia Dody

In addition to being a truly handsome vehicle sporting a sleek distinctive design, the Grand Cherokee Summit offers the driver a comfortable ride, luxury features and ease of handling. No wonder my daughter decided that this was the car she was buying after many years of driving the old car she learned to drive in. She was sold on this vehicle and I decided to find out why for myself. I met with Ryan Buller, a long-time sales consultant with Fort Collins Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. He drives a 2004 Jeep and swears “it’s the best vehicle I’ve ever driven.“ He handed me a long list of Jeep features and I decided to focus on the safety features since those are the most important to me. Here is what I learned from him about a few of the 70 standard and available safety and security features: Quadra-Lift 4 Corner Air Suspension This feature raises or lowers the entire vehicle up to 4”, so getting in is easy, yet deep snow, rain or obstacles might require lifting the vehicle for maximum safe performance. Very convenient! Selec-Terrain Four Wheel System with 2 Speed Transfer Case (high and low range) This Jeep will maintain traction in all conditions. You can choose four conditions on your dash to direct the proper throttle response, shift mapping and how much power you get from the front or rear tires. All you do is dial auto, sand, snow, mud or rocks. The vehicle will do the rest. Amazing! Front Airbags, Knee Blocker, Front and Rear Side Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags In addition to being a heavy vehicle, the airbag architecture holds you in a safe position in a collision and ensures you and your passengers will stay secure. Lane Sense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist Adding confidence to your drive is the resistance you feel in the


wheel correcting you if you drift out of your lane, in addition to visual and audible cues. Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop This feature automatically adjusts your cruising speed to maintain a preset distance between you and other vehicles, enabling you to use cruise control even in stop and go traffic. Improves gas mileage! Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking This radar-based safety feature alerts the driver when approaching objects too rapidly, and automatically engages brakes if necessary for safety. Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Path Detection These systems monitor when a side or rear blind spot is encroached, and alerts you with a lighted icon on your side view mirrors or a sounding chime. Rear Backup Camera A big 8.4-inch touchscreen shows you how wide your car is, what angle you are driving and what obstacles are behind you. So useful! LED Daytime Running Lamps and Tail Lamps These LED lamps light up faster (instantly) buying you several feet of stopping. The bonus is headlamp washers that keep your lenses free of debris. Voice Command With Bluetooth Keep your eyes on the road with voice commands for your destination, accessing your playlist, making a call and more. All in all, this is one amazing vehicle packed with excellent safety features! Check it out at Fort Collins Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Tell Ryan I sent you!

2017-09 Lydia's Style Magazine  
2017-09 Lydia's Style Magazine  

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