Why Jeep® & Ram Vehicles Are Perfect for Winter Driving

New Jeep Wrangler | Chilliwack, BC

Winter in Chilliwack is no joke, from icy roads to driving up and down the snow-covered mountains. You need a vehicle that can take on harsh cold weather conditions. Jeep® and Ram are great brand options for your winter travel needs. These are some reasons why you should drive a Jeep® or Ram vehicle during Chilliwack winters.

4×4 Capability

You already know about the Jeep® brand’s legendary 4×4 systems, but did you know that Ram trucks are available with them too? A 4×4 drive system can greatly increase your vehicle’s grip on the road, whether you’re crossing ice, snow, or just some rocky terrain. It sends power to all four wheels, giving you better traction.

Rugged and Durable

Both of these brands are built to withstand harsh conditions. Whether you’re behind the wheel of a Wrangler or a Ram 2500, you can have the peace of mind that they were built to last.

For instance, many Jeep® vehicles are Trail Rated®, which means they’ve undergone extensive testing in the following areas: traction, water fording, manoeuvrability, articulation, and ground clearance. Ram trucks have a high-strength steel frame that is constructed for towing, hauling, and other tough work.

Whichever utility brand you buy at O’Conner Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram, you can trust that it’s equipped for safe winter driving in Chilliwack.

4×4 or AWD Truck: Which is Better for Winters in BC?

Ram 1500 & Jeep Gladiator | Chilliwack, BC

Canadian winters are nothing to mess around with. From frigid temperatures to snowy roads, you really need a truck that can get around with ease in the winter. But should you choose a truck with 4×4 or all-wheel drive (AWD)? This guide breaks down the two options, explaining which option is best to take on the winter months.

4×4 Drive System

With a full-time 4×4 drive system, your vehicle will send power from the engine to all four wheels, all the time. As the driver, you can typically select either low or high ranges to get the type of traction you need. Because of this, a 4×4 vehicle for the winter is always a good option — especially if you need a truck. A 4×4 truck like the RAM 1500 or Jeep Gladiator doesn’t use 4×4 all the time, but instead adjusts where it sends the power depending on what the road conditions are. This specific drive system is the better choice for deep snow and extreme winter conditions, which is ideal for BC winters.

All-Wheel-Drive System

Like 4×4 systems, all-wheel drive (AWD) sends power to all four of the vehicle’s wheels, allowing you to get the traction you need when you need it. Unlike the 4×4 system, though, AWD doesn’t give you control over the range of your AWD. Instead, it works automatically. Because of this, while AWD is good in inclement weather, it’s not as good as the 4×4 system for the Chilliwack cold season.

Contact us at O’Connor Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram if you have any more questions about which drivetrain you should pick. Or stop by to test-drive one of our 4×4 models.

Dodge, Ram Earn 2020 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in Canada Awards

RAM ProMaster 3500 | Chilliwack, BC

Looking for a new fleet vehicle? Well, you should definitely consider a Dodge or Ram. Five vehicles from the Dodge and Ram brands were recently recognized with an award naming them the 2020 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in Canada.

“We’re very pleased to accept Best Fleet value awards for five of our vehicles,” said Ken Tuckey, National Fleet Manager, FCA Canada. “This is an honour that further proves our dedication to quality and value for our commercial and fleet customers.”

The two Dodge vehicles that were honoured were the 2020 Durango and 2020 Grand Caravan. They won in the Large SUV/Crossover segment and the Minivan segment respectively. These awards were impressed with the Durango’s class-leading towing and driving range, along with its aggressive style, advanced tech, and uncompromised utility. The Grand Caravan also made a lasting impression thanks to its utility and style.

For Ram, the three vehicles that earned recognition were the ProMaster 1500, 2500, and 3500. This is the third time the ProMaster 1500 has earned this award.

The ProMaster is a full-size van that uses an exclusive front-wheel-drive system to reduce weight and open the cargo load floor. With a ProMaster van, you can easily create a vehicle that is tailored towards your needs, exceeding the demands of commercial customers and upfitters.

Test-drive the ProMaster models when you stop by O’Connor Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Chilliwack, BC.

2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition Shows Off Dark Side

2020 Ram HD Black Edition | Chilliwack, BC

Take a step over to the dark side with the new 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition. This special-edition pickup takes the top Limited trim level and adds a range of design features to make it even more appealing.

The Black Edition model has a custom blacked-out appearance. It features black accents throughout the exterior, including a black grille with R-A-M letters, door handles, side-view trailer tow mirrors, tow hooks, headlights, and taillight bezels. This truck’s wheels will also either be 20-inch black wheels or 17-inch black wheels with machined eyelets.

“Offering a customized look directly from the factory allows customers even more personalization and greater usability,” said Mike Koval Jr., head of Ram Brand. “The new Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition is another example of how we deliver the most luxurious pickups in the industry.”

Along with its blacked-out features, the Limited Black Edition comes available with either 4×2 or 4×4 drive systems and will come with one of three engines. These options include a 6.4-litre HEMI® V8, 6.7-litre Cummins Turbo Diesel inline-six, or a 6.7-litre Cummins Turbo Diesel inline-six High Output.

The 2020 Ram Heavy Duty can tow up to 15,921 kilograms, while also boasting a maximum payload capacity of 3,484 kilograms.

You can get the Limited Black Edition for a Canadian MSRP of $80,945.

Soon, you will be able to get the 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black Edition right here in Chilliwack, BC. Make sure you check with us at O’Connor Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram to find out more about this special-edition pickup truck.

Ram Limited-Edition ‘Built to Serve’ Trucks Enter Second Phase

2020 RAM 1500 | Chilliwack, BC

Ram Truck has started to produce the second installment of the “Built to Serve Edition” trucks. These limited-edition trucks, which are built at the brand’s Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan, are part of a series from Ram that look to celebrate those who have served in the military.

“Ram truck owners, whether civilian or military, are familiar with the ‘Built to Serve’ adage as it’s something we strive to build into every truck and van we produce,” said Mike Koval, Head of Ram Brand, FCA – North America. “Ram honours those who serve or have served with distinction.”

Approximately every three months, Ram will be releasing a new “Built to Serve” model, which will come in two specially selected exterior paint colours. In this installment, these colours include Ceramic Grey and Patriot Blue. The models will also feature a black interior with Light Ambassador Blue accent stitching.

Other additional exterior styling cues include 20-inch aluminum wheels that have a unique Technical Grey finish and body-colour wheel flares. The Ram limited-edition “Built to Serve” trucks also come with an all-black grille and surround, black bumpers, and black-bezel premium lighting. Inside, these trucks have unique stitching in a range of colours, depending on the installment. The colours include Light Frost, Light Ambassador Blue, Light Diesel Grey, Core Green, or Orange.

The trucks will be offered in these colours in the future:

  • Gator and Diamond Black
  • Ceramic Grey and Patriot Blue
  • Anvil and Billet Silver
  • Tank and Flame Red
  • Spitfire and Bright White

For more exciting news from FCA, give us a call here at O’Connor Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Chilliwack, BC. Or stop by in person to test-drive one of the Ram trucks we have in our inventory.