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The Smooth and Sophisticated 2018 Jeep Cherokee

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The 2018 Jeep Cherokee provides a smooth ride with its V-6 engine releasing an effortless acceleration. 


The nine-speed automatic comes with a start/stop system which shuts the engine down when the vehicle comes to a complete stop, with the option of a button that disables this feature on the center stack. Also, this 271-horsepower V-6 engine allows the SUV to get up to speed quickly and can tow up to 4,500 pounds. 





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New 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye: Possessed by the Demon

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Following a record-setting year with the introduction of the limited-production Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – the quickest, fastest and most powerful muscle car ever – Dodge//SRT is going back to its muscle car roots by taking its biggest, most powerful engine – the supercharged HEMI® Demon V-8 – and leveraging its enormous power output to boost the performance of the Hellcat. The result: the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI high-output V-8 engine rated at 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission.

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FCA Creates ACMZ: An Improved Aluminum Alloy for Engines

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FCA powertrain engineers have initiated their goals of constructing an engine that delivers more efficient energy while using less performance strength, and they now have the appropriate material to begin with. 


Drastic discoveries made by FCA are due to a current research effort with Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and casting supplier Nemak. They have found an aluminum alloy that can tolerate high heat up to 300 degrees Celsius (572 degrees Fahrenheit).

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2019 Ram 1500 Increases Interior Luxury & Lighting

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When we think of a “Truck" we think: durability, tough, and reliable. With the brand new 2019 Ram 1500 we see a new side to the words Truck and Luxury. The 1500 has been given a new luxury feel that is fit for royalty. The entire interior has been filled with leather, real wood, and quality craftsmanship. With 100% full grain leather, maximum comfort is guaranteed.

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2019 Jeep Cherokee Gets a Fresh New Exterior Package

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When you see the seven prong grill you know without a doubt it’s one of the most popular American Made brands — it’s a Jeep. The new 2019 Jeep Cherokee still carries the recognizable features of the Jeep brand, but in a fresh new way. The redesigned front and back have been made to weigh less which in turn gives you better gas mileage. With 19 inch wheels, the largest wheels to be put on the Cherokee, you can still go on many off-roading adventures with the whole family.

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The 2018 Ram 1500

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Ram has always provided truck fans with quality pickup trucks and heavy-duty vehicles every year since the company’s founding. 2018 is no different, and the new Ram 1500 proves that the Ram brand keeps improving with age. With new elements of performance and design, the 2018 Ram 1500 is the perfect balance between power and sophistication.




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Two big updates on the all-new Jeep Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JL Generation

After 10 (great) years for the JK generation, Jeep Brand engineers and designers were finally able to get their hands on the venerable off-roader and bring it into the all-new JL generation! Whether you've been eyeing a Wrangler for some time, or you've owned one for many years and are ready for something new, you'll find plenty of 2018 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited JL models to buy or lease at our Fort Wayne location!

What's new?

If you see a new JL model driving around the New Haven, Columbia City, Auburn, & Huntington areas we serve…

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Have fun this summer behind the wheel of a Jeep Brand vehicle!

Want to have the most exciting summer yet? Then you'll need a vehicle that'll have your best interests in mind. At O'Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, located in Fort Wayne, IN, we've got a great selection of new Jeep vehicles. Our most popular models are the 2-door Jeep Wrangler and 4-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Both options are ready to hit the off-roading trails, and Indiana sure has plenty to try out.

What's new for the 2018 Wrangler?

2018 was a big year for the Jeep Brand. After 10 years of the Wrangler JK generation, the…

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Five Years with "Tex" at O’Daniel CDJR

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A lot can change in five years — this is something Josh Burkhardt, also known as “Tex," is very familiar with as he celebrates his five-year anniversary at O'Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

The most notable difference between Tex’s first day on the job and today is that he now has three children. Fittingly, the O'Daniel family mindset is his favorite thing about working for the company.

As far as his position in sales, Tex relayed that…

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