Jeep news includes Employee Pricing, Top Safety Pick, ‘Jeep Experience’ museum, a decade of adventures

Here at Barnett, “Employee Pricing Plus at the Big Finish Event” just keeps rolling along. 

Right now, you can drive a new 2019 Jeep Renegade Latitude 4x4—LOADED—for only $199 a month*. Or perhaps a 2020 Jeep Cherokee Limited V6 4x4—also LOADED—for just $289 a month**.

Speaking of Renegade, it has earned a 2019 Top Safety Pick Rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The rating applies to Jeep Renegade models produced after September of this year, when equipped with the Jeep brand’s available Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology—Forward Collision Warning-Plus—and LED projector headlamps with optional automatic high-beam control.

These are among more than 70 standard and available safety and security features. In addition, Renegade offers the segment’s first availability of Forward Collision Warning-Plus and LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus.

“The Jeep stable of SUVs continues to be recognized for superior on and off-road performance and the addition of many available advanced technology, safety and security features,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand, FCA North America. “With more than 70 advanced safety and security features paired with benchmark 4x4 systems, Jeep Renegade provides drivers with the confidence to handle any adventure, in any weather condition.”
Renegade’s optional Forward Collision Warning-Plus system was graded “superior,” the highest possible rating awarded by IIHS in front crash prevention. The system initially warns the driver to take action to avoid a collision. If the driver does not act in a timely manner, the system may activate the vehicle’s brakes if collision risk remains.

The Top Safety Pick rating is also enabled by Jeep Renegade’s available LED projector headlamps with optional automatic high-beam control. The available feature switches headlamp modes between high and low-beam function—depending on traffic conditions—without driver intervention.
The 2020 Jeep Renegade recorded “good” results, the highest possible crashworthiness rating, in five additional crashworthiness tests.

Now, how’s this for fun? Jeep fans will soon have a museum to visit. A newly formed nonprofit organization has announced plans to open a 56,000-square-foot museum in Toledo, Ohio called "The Jeep Experience" to celebrate the storied legacy of the American nameplate.

According to the Toledo Blade, the museum will be created in an existing facility, with the precise site not being announced until the contract has been finalized. Those behind the effort say they expect the project to cost roughly $40 million, and to draw approximately 250,000 attendees a year.

Jeep got its start in Toledo as Willys-Overland. The first Jeep manufacturer won a contract from the U.S. military during World War II to design and build the Willys MB, the iconic four-wheel-drive vehicle engrained in the American psyche. The name Jeep is said to have come from its military designation name, "GP," or general purpose, which over time, turned into “Jeep”.

Also, if you love the adventure Jeep offers, be sure to check out MotorTrend’s “Best Jeep Adventures of the Decade”.

Remember, our exclusive FREE Million Mile Warranty comes with every NEW vehicle purchased from Barnett. See your Barnett sales associate for details on any of the offers, or on the Million Mile Warranty. 

Offers end 1/2/20. See dealer for details. On approved credit. $2,999 plus first month’s payment, tax, license and fees due at signing. Security deposit waived. 42 months, 10,000 miles per year. *Renegade MSRP $28,010. **Cherokee MSRP $36,090.
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