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2015 Jeep Patriot -Quality and Cost

2015 Jeep Patriot -Quality and Cost

 

2015 Jeep Patriot Hoyte Dodge

A great compact SUV all rolled up in a package that includes affordability and economical cost. The 2015 Jeep Patriot has all these attributes plus a lot more. Designed as a mid-size SUV for a family that needs a well built SUV that is easy on the pocket book and the quality and comfort of a more expensive SUV.

The word ‘Patriot” is synonymous with other very important words. We often think of it as a friend when in need, reliable, or trustworthy and dedicated. Sounds like I am describing a person when in fact I am describing the 2015 Jeep Patriot. The owner must have a warm feeling that the vehicle they have just purchased will have all of these attributes. They want to know it will start on cold mornings. It is maneuverable in traffic, or has traction on a cold icy day. The maintenance cost is low over the life of the vehicle is another attribute sought after when making a decision on how to spend the family funds.

List of Attributes

Lets start with some of the reasons this SUV has quality and is low cost. Economy is provided by a choice of engines. Standard is the 2.0L DOHC 16V dual VVT I-4 engine with a five-speed manual transmission with an estimated 30 MPG highway and 23 MPG in the city traffic. That’s 158 HP for smooth driving and outstanding economy. For a more robust drive choose the available 2.4L DOHC 16V Dual VVT I-4 engine with an available six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission for a smooth , quite ride and great economy on the highway and city.

Next select the Freedom ll four-wheel drive system to complement your driving needs. Featuring full-time 4WD with Lock mode, Off-road mode with Hill Descent Control and the famous Break Traction Control for stopping under the most adverse conditions. Add to this group the available CVT2L system of low rang boost for that needed torque when climbing steep hills over adverse roads. Now you have the engine, transmission, and drive system to conquer the most adverse driving conditions. It might be over a rough mountain road or on a icy rain slickcity street, even a smooth country ride is exciting.

Comfortable Interior

2015 Jeep Patriot Interior Hoyte Dodge

When traveling to a destination either to the office, school, or on vacation to the beach comfort is paramount to a safe and restful ride. Plenty of cup holders are needed for those drinks and pockets for all sorts of items are essential. The 2015 Jeep Patriot is fully equipped to handle these needs and more. Pockets for maps, two illuminated center console cup holders for drinks, a cubby over the glove compartment for additional needed items, and ample storage on the doors offer all the needed places for those handy things for even the largest families.

The reliable Uconnect system for navigation, entertainment, phone, and web access in the most remote places will ensure a enjoyable and safe journey. Then add additional authentic Mopar accessories from our parts department at Hoyte Dodge such as a Roof Box Cargo Carrier for addition cargo space, Door Still Guards for scratch protection, or Slush Mats to protect the plush carpet just to name a few.

This low cost SUV is available from Hoyte Dodge located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas. We may be contacted by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us on the web at hoytedodge for a complete listing of current bargains on New Specials and Used Specials. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter.

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The 2015 Jeep Wrangler – Travel Anywhere

The 2015 Jeep Wrangler – Travel Anywhere

 

2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport Hoyte Dodge

Traveling in remote places over impossible roads and through obstacles that were once reserved for the hiker or bike rider are now accessible in a modern day vehicle designed for off-road travel. We often turn our thoughts to this type of vehicle for pleasure and off-road work in places no ordinary vehicle that is design for travel on modern highways. The 2015 Jeep Wrangler matches any ATV in its ability to travel over the roughest terrain to a remote location only a few have the pleasure of visiting.

Did I mention comfort and ease of driving? The Jeep® Wrangler is loaded with features to assist in travel. Starting with the famous Uconnect navigation and entertainment system for advanced communications in travel to the latest in premium seating comfort that makes travel to the closest shopping center or to that remote mountain in the wilderness for a vacation under the big blue sky.

Award Winning 4X4

Four Wheeler Magazine has named the popular 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon the “4X4 of the Decade” Award . The 2015 Jeep Wrangler has also been awarded the “Off-road Utility Vehicle of Texas” by the Texas Auto Writers Association of Texas. This makes it the number one in off-road travel.

Popular Models

There are four popular models to choose from starting with the economical Sport with standard features such as Command-Trac® 4X4 system, the energy saving 3.6L PentastarV6 engine, and for your outdoor fun the Sunrider® Soft Top.

2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hoyte Dodge

The SportS model includes a 6-Speed Manual Transmission and 17-inch Aluminum Wheels, while the popular Sahara includes Freedom Top® hardtop, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Electronic Roll Mitigation just to name a few, and the Wrangler Rubicon with Dana 44 heavy-duty front and rear axles, other features include the Rock-Trac® transfer case and Tru-Loc® electronic locking differentials to get you over the largest of rocks.

Limited Edition Models include the Willys Wheeler, Freedom Edition, and Rubicon Hard Rock. Learn about these Limited models when you visit Hoyte Dodge.

Take the top off, load the camping gear and get out of the city and into the wide open spaces where only a few have been and enjoy the good life in a new Trail Rated® 2015 Jeep Wrangler from Hoyte Dodge located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas. We may be contacted by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us on the web at hoytedodge for a complete listing of current bargains on New Specials and Used Specials. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter.

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2015 Jeep® Renegade Trailhawk® – A SUV for Everyone

2015 Jeep® Renegade Trailhawk® – A SUV for Everyone

2015 Jeep Renegade Hoyte Dodge

Driving today is an all weather adventure. Not only on the streets of a crowded city, also on the back roads of America, The American driver is looking for a mid-size SUV to conquer not only the elements, but the roughness of the great outdoors. The all new 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk meets all of these requirements. Designed for comfort when driving, this SUV will provide the best in control and maneuverability where ever it is driven. It will inspire you to go where your dreams take you. Getting out doors to enjoy the remote places only a few can gain access to or just to run the morning chores in absolute comfort and control of the next turn or stop.

Follow your Dreams

 

2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Hoyte Dodge

Sometimes we just sit and day dream of going to places and then wake up to reality. The real reality is with a new 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk from Hoyte Dodge these dream’s can become real. They can be realized with just a stop by our showroom.

Explore the reason for dreams coming true

MySky Jeep Renegade Hoyte Dodge

Standard with the Trail Rated® Jeep® is a Best-In-Class 4X4 system offering a 20:1 crawl ratio and a 0.8-inch factory lift to maneuver even the tightest places in route to that remote hideaway. 17-inch aluminum wheels and skid plates provide off-road security to traverse the roughest of terrain.

Naturally the comfort of the Interior comes standard starting with a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel to the “My Sky” dual-panel roof with two panels that lock in place for added security and safety for the best view during the sunlight hours of the day and the beauty of a starlit sky at night this feature comes in at the top of everyone’s list.

The command center provides information for the driver from a personalized display to the state of the art Uconnect® system.

The 2015 Jeep Renegade is available from at Hoyte Dodge. We are located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas and may be contacted by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us on the web at hoytedodge for a complete listing of current bargains on new and pre-owned specials. Like us on Facebook. Pin us on Pinterest or follow us on Twitter.

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2015 Jeep® 4X4’s – Trail Rated®

2015 Jeep® 4X4’s – Trail Rated®

2015 Jeep Wranger Unlimited Hoyte Dodge

The 2015 Jeep® 4X4 has earned the Trail Rated Badge of merit. To be awarded this high honor requires hours and hours of grueling test just to prove its off-road capability. These tests require the vehicle to meet high standards that include traction, water fording, ground clearance, and articulation, these test are run on the difficult proven ground of the Rubicon Trail which includes 17 miles of the toughest endurance just to earn the Trail Rated® Badge.

Trail Rated hoyte Dodge

This badge of merit proves not only the off-road capabilities of the 2015 Jeep® family of vehicles over some of the toughest trails on the planet; it also proves their ability to travel in any road condition. Having passed this test ensures the 4X4 traction and maneuverability is capable of going where the driver requires.

Jeep 4X4 Performance

Jeep vehicles through the years have been considered the best-in-class performing off-road. Starting with the original Jeep produced for service during WWII they have excelled by going where they were driven over the harshest of terrain in all weather condition. These Jeeps are the star of collectors who pride themselves by owning such a “rock star”.  With modern technology the original 4X4 drive system has been improved and refined but is still the best four wheel drive system on the market today.  Shifting from two wheel drive to four wheel drive is accomplished with the traction control system. With five modes to select from the Select-Terrain® traction control system enhances vehicle control through the available Quadra-Track ll® or Quadra-Drive®ll 4WD systems.

Jeep 4wheel drive selection Hoyte Dodge

Driving off-road is not something that is done on an average day by most drivers. Driving on rain slick or snow covered street or road is done by all drivers over their driving career. This means on an average day they encounter a road that is not a super highway with a smooth road surface, but a rough, pot hole laden street requires close attention to where the vehicle is going. With a Trail Rated® Jeep 4WD drive system attention is now on the road and not on the road condition.

Trail Rated Jeeps 4X4 Systems

–          Jeep Active I 4X4 System provide four all-weather capability modes, Auto, Snow, Sport and Sand Mud. A standard Break Lock Differential works with this advances 4X4 system. Available in the Cherokee Sport, Latitude and Limited styles.

–          Jeep® Active Drive ll 4X4 System added a low range for added capability.  Available in the Cherokee Latitude and Limited.

–          Jeep® Active Drive Lock 4X4 System is standard on the Trailhawk. And includes a first-in-class mechanical rear axle lock.

–          Rock-Trac® 4X4 is standard in the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon.

–          Command-Trac® 4X4 is standard in the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Sport, Sport S and Sahara styles.

–          Quadra-Drive®ll 4X4 with Rear ELSD is standard in the Grand Cherokee Unlimited, Overland and Summit.

–          Quadra-Drive®ll SRT 4X4 is standard in the Grand Cherokee SRT8®.

–          Quadra-Trac®ll 4X4 is standard in the Grand Cherokee Lerado, Limited, Overland and Summit.

–          Freeman Drive l™ 4X4 is standard in the Compass 4X4 and Patriot 44 Sport, Latitude, and Limited stiles.

–          Freedom Drive ll 4X4 is available in the Compass and Patriot Sport, Latitude, and Limited stiles.

The Jeep® brand provides the 4X4 system to meet the requirements of travel either on or off road driving. These systems are proven and will get the vehicle to its final destination.

New and Used jeep Grand Cherokees are available from Hoyte Dodge located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas. We may be contacted by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us on the web at hoytedodge for a complete listing of current bargains on New Specials and Used Specials. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on  Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter.

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2015 Jeep Cherokee – Class Act

2015 Jeep Cherokee – Class Act

2015 Jeep Cherokee Sherman

The  2015 Jeep Cherokee, a SUV that is designed for you to go anywhere and do anything you want to. It is designed for travel to the local super market for shopping, to provide transportation on the busy highways of America’s cities, taking a vacation to the mountains, the coast for fishing, or to Grand Mother’s house for a Sunday lunch. The luxury will stand out when you drive the wife to a favorite place for a quiet evening of dining and dancing.

With all of this in mind let’s look closely at this beautiful SUV.

Best-In-Class 4X4 System

 

4-Wheel Drive

4X4 systems have become popular in today’s SUV’s and Jeep stands out as the leader in developing the best on the market.  The 2015 Jeep® Cherokee is no exception. Jeep® has incorporated the best of its four wheel drives to ensure maximum performance in all driving conditions. Switching from four wheel drive to two wheel drive and back again with rear-axel disconnect is efficient and seamless without loss of energy. Choose one of the Jeep® 4X4 systems that meet your driving requirements.

Jeep® Active Drive I is a fully automatic 4WD system that keeps the vehicle stable at all times when driving by allowing the driver to shift in and out of four-wheel drive at any speed. Break traction control keeps the Jeep stable while sway control is automatic.

Jeep Active Drive II provides additional power at low speeds by locking the front and rear drive shafts together, engaging the driveline neutral switch assist in towing.  If you enjoy driving off-road this feature enhances you ability to take the camper along with you too remote hard to get to locations.

Trail Rated® Jeep Active Drive Lock is standard in the Trailhawk® model. It locks the rear differential for even more strength and stability.

Then add the new nine-speed automatic Transmission for a smooth and powerful software shifted ride that excels above any mid-size SUV.

Luxurious Interior

 

2015 Jeep Cherokee Sunroof Hoyte Dodge

Every aspect of the 2015 Jeep Cherokee’s interior is designed and located for driver and passenger comfort and pleasure. The Commandview® Dual- pane Panoramic Sunroof opens up the roof for viewing the surroundings and enjoying the sun during the day and the stars at night.  All passengers have a panoramic view from any seat in the cabin.

Today’s traveling family carries a lot of extra items such as phones, tablets, and gaming devices in the cabin. 19 cubicles and pockets are distributed in convent places to provide for storage of items among the 60/40 split-folding seats that are crafted of lush earth tone materials with accent details.

The 2015 Jeep Cherokee is available from Hoyte Dodge in the Limited, Trailhawk, Latitude and Sport trims.  We are located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas. Contacted us by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us on the web at hoytedodge for a complete listing of current bargains on new and pre-owned specials. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on  Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on  Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter.

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2015 Jeep Compass – Adapts to Your Environment

2015 Jeep Compass – Adapts to Your Environment

2015 Jeep Compass Hoyte Dodge

Consider your needs when it comes to selecting a new vehicle. Is it just an eye pleasing design, for everyday transportation, or the best price you can get the sales person to agree too? Although, all of these are important when it comes to your final selection, you should also be selecting a vehicle that best suits your environment? A vehicle that will go where you want to go and return you safely back home, a vehicle built to run in all weather conditions and this is where the 2015 Jeep Compass excels.  Engineered and built with room for the family while at the same time rugged, comfortable, and ready to meet your next adventure.

Rugged and Comfortable

 

The 2015 Jeep Compass sells in a price range that meets the budget of a growing family. It also meets the standards established in the early years by Jeep® and has lasted through the decades.

Trail Rated

Rugged as in Trail Rated. The  2015 Jeep® Compass has received this badge of honor after mastering a series of grueling test on some of the toughest terrain in five different categories.

Rugged Maneuverability. This includes the ability to traverse tight areas. Some consider this as narrow roads and passages. It can also mean traveling in an uncharted area where few have gone.

Rugged  Design. The Compass suspension system remains flexible in all driving conditions providing maximum control of the steering. This brings safety in mind when traveling on ice, snow, or wet road conditions.

Comfortable means plenty of room when traveling. Front bucket seats of premium perforated leather trim and maximum leg room along with the standard rear 60/40 split folding reclining seats for maximum comfort for up to three passengers there is still plenty of room for the gear needed on the trip, or fold the rear seats down to allow up to 53.6 cu ft of cargo space.

Latest Technology

 

Uconnect

The Uconnect Communications system is at your finger tips for all of your entertainment. Mastering all of your media it includes CD’s, DVD’s, MP3 music and with a remote USB port, audio input jack, and available hard disk storage for your favorite songs. This puts entertainment is at your fingertips. The AM/FM Radio includes Voice Command SiriusXM® Satellite Radio® and Bluetooth® Streaming Audio.

The Bluetooth® compatible phone with voice-activated commands means keeping in touch is a command away.

Turn-by-turn navigation keeps you on the right road to your destination even when you have left the highway for that secluded location that is beckoning your call and bringing out your adventurous nature. Locating the closest fuel stop or restaurant is as easy as pronouncing the name.

The 2015 Jeep Compass is available from Hoyte Dodge located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas. We may be contacted by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us on the web at hoytedodge for a complete listing of current bargains on New Specials and Used Specials. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter.

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Jeep Wagoneer – History Repeats Itself

Jeep Wagoneer – History Repeats Itself

Thinking back to the early years about some of the first SUV’s, the Jeep Wagoneer comes to mind. I have always had an eye for the first the Jeep Wagoneer that was produced as a luxury SUV back in 1963. A young man at the time with a family to raise it attracted my attention for the space inside that allowed room for the whole family plus all of the luggage need for a long vacation. The “woody” design gave it character and an air of luxury. Yes, I do go that far back and can remember a neighbor down the road showing off his brand new Sports Utility Vehicle long before anyone thought to call a all purpose vehicle a SUV.

Popular SUV

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hoyte Dodge

The successor to the Willys Jeep Station Wagon it was a very popular 4X4 that was rugged and competed with other off-road vehicles during that time frame. This popular design lasted until the 90’s when the Jeep Grand Cherokee began to stand out as a popular SUV. The Cherokee ‘s popularity has increased for a number of reasons, four wheel drive, a strong suspension with the capability to travel off-road and in advertize weather conditions in the comfort of a cockpit with heated seats and the world famous Uconnect communications system. This has all lead to an explosion in the SUV market.

2014 Dodge Durango Hoyte Dodge

Then there is the very popular  Dodge Durango. A larger SUV than the Grand Cherokee it is designed for today’s suburban living. This includes a life style that is more outdoors than inside, one of cooking burgers on the patio or tailgating in the parking lot of a favorite sport, then pulling a larger boat to the lake on the weekends for skiing or fishing. The Dodge Durango is the vehicle for all of these and more.

What’s Next?

Think about these two great SUV’s together in a Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The styling, luxury, and popularity of the Grand Cherokee with the best-in-class 4WD on the market and with the size, interior space, towing power, and frame of the Dodge Durango and you have the ultimate suburban SUV. Is this possible? Yes, it should be available in 2017, maybe sooner. We are looking forward to driving a new 7 seat Jeep Wagoneer.

Hoyte Dodge is offering the popular 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2014 Dodge Durango today. Visit us and choose from our large selection.  We are located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas.  Contact us by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us at hoytedodge for a complete listing of current bargains on new and used truck specials. Like us on Facebook. Pin us on Pinterest or follow us on Twitter.

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2015 Jeep™ Wrangler Unlimited – Adventure Awaits

2015 Jeep™ Wrangler Unlimited – Adventure Awaits

Jeep Wrang Unlimited Hoyte Dodge

The wide open spaces are yours to conquer. Is it climbing a rugged mountain, driving on a secluded back trail in a deep forest, traversing a seldom traveled road in the desert, or running the sand on a secluded beach? These are places only the adventurous go. It is for those who love the great outdoors as a place to enjoy the wide open spaces and do the things other people only dream about. Of course dreaming is the one thing we all do when we sit back in our office chair and gaze out the window and allow the mind to wonder and then awakening to real time, its back to work until the next thought comes into our mind.

Bring those dreams to reality in a new 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Pack up and get out and enjoy those thoughts. You will not regret it. Jeep will get you where your dreams take you. Start your adventure at Hoyte Dodge in Sherman, Texas.

Drive an Award Winning Jeep®

Naturally you want the best of the best for the lowest price. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has received a number of awards making it the “Best–in–Class” for off-road driving. Three consecutive years the Wrangler has received the “Four Wheeler of the Year” award from Four Wheeler Magazine, and the “Off-Road Utility Vehicle of Texas” by the Texas Auto Writes Association just to name a few.  Driving the best is what it is all about.  The accolades and reviews just keep coming making this one of the most popular, affordable and desired SUV’s on the market today.

Driving is a pleasure with a rugged interior designed for outdoor use. Seating is designed for comfort along with durability that includes heating for those cold days and luxurious leather-trimming for comfort on bumpy roads.  For listening pleasure the Uconnect® 130 System provides AM/FM Radio, a CD player, audio input jack and for those remote places the SiriusXM satellite radio is always ready. To enhance the sound the Alpine® Premium Sound System includes four 6.5 inch speakers along with two .75 inch weather resistant tombstone tweeters and a subwoofer for the best in base cords.

rear compartment storage

Room to Spare

Of course you will need room to carry the camping gear. Included is ample storage space along with fold down seats to allow even more room. Additional storage can be utilized with the rear compartment covered storage area. So, take off the doors, remove the top and enjoy the open air and when you return from your trip just wash it out with a water hose.  Your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is rugged and ready to go on your next great adventure.

New and Used jeeps are available from Hoyte Dodge located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas. We may be contacted by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us on the web at hoytedodge for a complete listing of current bargains on New Specials and Used Specials. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on  Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter.

 

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2014 Jeep Patriot Sport – Budget Minded

2014 Jeep Patriot Sport – Budget Minded

 

Jeep Patriot Hoyte Dodge

Jeep® has manufactured a sturdy, long lasting mode of transportation for a lot of years. The Jeep® is considered a vehicle that the manufacture stands behind the product it produces by building a superior SUV. We all recognize the name from the big war in the 40’s when our armed forces pushed it to the limits while defending our great Nation in time of war. We often consider it as an off-road vehicle and not giving much thought to how it performs on the street in crowded traffic as a method of getting to work or school, to church on Sunday, or to a ball game on Friday nights.

So, let’s look at a Jeep® that will serve the community in all of these areas. A Jeep® designed to have a rugged exterior, comfortable interior, while at the same time economical, not only in price,  but also at the pump. A Jeep® that the average family can afford with the knowledge that it will last a long time while providing safety and comfort to the driver and its passengers. That vehicle is the 2014 Jeep Patriot Sport.

Designed in the Jeep Tradition with Jeep DNA

2014 Jeep Patriot Sport Hoyte Dodge

I mentioned economically priced. Jeep® recognizes a need for family’s or even single people who are hard working and trying to establish a path in life without spending the whole pay check on monthly car payments. The 2014 Jeep Patriot Sport is that vehicle. It may be a retired fisherman who needs an additional sport model to pull a boat to the lake or a young family getting started. This Jeep will get the job done for many years to come.

Economy is what they are looking for.  With two engines to choose from starting with the popular 2.0L DOHC I4 with Duel VVT,  or if a larger engine is require the available 2.4L DOHC also with Duel  VVT  with a five-speed manual transmission that produce up to 30 MPG hwy or 28 MPG respectively the lake just got closer.

SUV Ruggedness and Jeep Comfort

Features that include Brake Lock Differential, a fuel tank skid plate shield, Hill Descent Control, Tow Hooks, and All Season Formats the Sport is designed for FWD or 4X4 Drive that puts the driver in control in all weather conditions whether it is in snow, mud, sand, rock, or just a rainy day in the city.

This travel anywhere machine with the room and comfort of a SUV is available from Hoyte Dodge for a price to fit every budget.  We are Dodge located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas. We may be contacted by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us on the web at hoytedodge for a complete listing of current bargains on New Specials and Used Specials. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on  Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter.

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Paddle Shifters – Shifting Gears Safely

Paddle Shifters – Shifting Gears Safely

 

Paddle shifters

Paddle shifters; is this a new word in the automobile industry or something that has been around a long time? Actually it has been around a long time going back to the early 1900’s when a method of shifting gears was mounted on a steering wheel to shift gears up and down without a clutch.  Originally designed primarily for racing today it is utilized in modern automobiles for the same purpose although it is not necessary for racing , but to allow the driver to control a semi-automatic transmission by selecting  manual shifting on the gear selection leaver, whether it on the steering column or the center console.

It consist of two leavers, one each mounted on each side of the steering wheel. When the manual selection is engaged this allows the driver to manually shift gears safely without removing the hands from the steering wheel. The slitting is done electronically by moving one of the paddles. One of the paddle shifts the transmission gears up, the other shifts the gears down one gear each time the leaver is moved.

Uses of Paddle Shifters

This method of controlling the proper gear to drive in has a lot of advantages.  A great example of this shifting method is driving in stop and go traffic. While it is not know how much damage can be don e to a transmission when an automatic transmission is continually shifting gears when the vehicle is moving forward and then slowing down at erratic times it has a tendency to overheat the transmission which over time does place undue ware on the transmission gears. Using the paddle shifter when in the manual selection keeps the transmission in the gear selected by the driver to assist in breaking during those times when the speed is slow.

Driving in uneven terrain or mountainous roads is another use of the paddle shifters. Climbing a steep incline can cause the transmission to shift gears in an abnormal and erratic manner again resulting in transmission over heating and unnecessary ware on the gears. On steep downhill inclines downshifting to lower gears will assist in breaking the vehicle and slow overheating and unnecessary break ware. Over heated breaks is one of the primary causes of brake failure. This is especially helpful when hauling and towing heavy loads

SRT Racing using Paddle Shifters

 

Challenger SRT

Paddle Shifters are used exclusively in the 2014 SRT® series of fine Street Racing Technology offered by Chrysler Group LLC and Hoyte Dodge when driving in racing conditions. Unlike a manual transmission the semi-automation transmission is designed to prove smooth and efficient changing of the gears while at the same time minimizing the stress placed on the drive train under extreme conditions. These fine vehicles include the SRT® Viper, Chrysler 300 SRT®, Dodge Charger SRT®, Dodge Challenger SRT® and Grand Cherokee SRT®.   Another SRT® designed vehicles is the Dodge Durango designed for rugged travel under all road conditions and the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee for the best Jeep has to offer. All are equipped with paddle shifters to assist the driver in smooth and safe travels.

These vehicles with the powerful HEMI® V8 engine is featured at Hoyte Dodge. We have a large selection of new and used vehicles with the latest in SRT technology for sale. Our friendly dealership is located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas. We may be contacted by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us on the web at hoytedodge for a complete listing of current bargains on New Specials and Used Specials. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter.

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