All-New 2019 Jeep Cherokee Has Arrived at Runde’s

2019 Jeep Cherokee
The all-new 2019 Jeep Cherokee has rolled onto the lot at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester!

The re-designed Cherokee has a whole new front fascia, hood, LED headlamps, daylight running lamps, and fog lamps.

The vehicle has a new lightweight, hands-free power liftgate and five new wheel designs, including premium 19-inch wheel on Overland models. It also features a dual-pane sunroof.

It boasts improved rear cargo volume and more convenient storage space, as well as small details like the new capless fuel fill that eliminates the need to touch and turn the vehicle’s gas cap when refilling.

Under the hood, the vehicle has an all-new 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque equipped with engine stop-start technology to optimize fuel economy.

“A stunning, more premium design and the addition of our new fuel-efficient 2.0-liter turbo engine make the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee even more desirable in the mid-size SUV segment,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand, FCA Global, in a press release. “In addition, Cherokee builds on its benchmark 4×4 capability and on-road dynamics with refinement and style, a host of new attributes, powertrains and the latest technology that is perfectly situated for consumers worldwide.”

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is available in five trim configurations: Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Overland, and the rugged Trail Rated Trailhawk. It is manufactured in Belvidere, Illinois.

View Runde Auto Group’s 2019 Jeep Cherokee inventory

Jeep Introduces Most Powerful and Quickest SUV Ever


Like supercharged sports cars? How about a supercharged SUV?

Jeep has announced the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, calling it the most powerful and quickest SUV ever.

The vehicle has a supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine, with 707 horsepower and 645 lb ft of torque! It goes 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 180 mph. It has a 60-0 braking performance of 114 feet.

“The new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk delivers astounding performance numbers, backed by renowned SRT engineering that combines world-class on-road driving dynamics with luxury, refinement and an array of innovative advanced technology,” said Mike Manley, head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global, in a press release.

It comes with more than 70 safety and security features, and plenty of advanced technologies like Uconnect 8.4-standard touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The aggressive exterior includes quad-tip exhaust and standard 20×10-inch Titanium-finish wheels.

The vehicles are set to arrive at Runde Auto Group in fall of 2017. They are built at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit.

Starting MSRP is $85,900. They are available for order Aug. 10.

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Is Runde Auto Group the Dealership of Choice for NFL Athletes?

One of Runde’s newest customers is Ricardo Matthews, who currently plays noseguard on the defensive line of the Indianapolis Colts.  Ricardo purchased a new Jeep Grand Cherokee from Runde’s last week and was thoroughly pleased with everything.  As you can imagine, with the NFL season in full swing, Ricardo didn’t have time to come all the way to Runde Auto Group in Manchester, IA to pick up his new SUV … so Runde’s delivered it right to his doorstep in Indianapolis.

You may recall that we’ve sold a couple of vehicles to Mardy Gilyard of the St. Louis Rams.  Well it turns out that Ricardo and Mardy (both rookies in the NFL this year) were teammates last year at the University of Cincinnati.  The two teammates still keep in touch and Mardy let Ricardo know where he could find a great deal on a new vehicle and door-to-door service on top of that.

Matthews attended high school in his home state of Florida where he was a multiple-sport athlete who reached the state track championships and was also a conference champion wrestler.  He was an honor roll student at Cincinnati where he majored in criminal justice.  He impressed NFL scouts enough to be drafted by the Colts in the 7th round of the 2010 draft last spring and his talent, work ethic, and perseverence have now helped to earn him a spot on the Colts’ defensive roster. 

… and to add to all of that, he is now one of Runde’s most recent satisfied customers.

We’d like to thank Ricardo for purchasing his new Jeep Grand Cherokee from Runde’s and we wish him all the best in his first season with the Indianapolis Colts.