Walker Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram

Walker Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram in Hurricane is offering affordable pricing on new Jeep sport utility vehicles. New Car Manager Thomas Peden, left, and General Manager Ryan Walker stand next to a new Jeep Renegade. New 2018 Renegades are available for below $20,000.

As drivers across the country continue to favor sport utility vehicles over sedans, Walker Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram in Hurricane is offering great prices on Jeep SUVs.

Recognizing the trend away from cars, Walker Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, which is conveniently located just off the Hurricane exit of Interstate 64, is offering new Jeep SUVs at surprisingly affordable prices, said General Manager Ryan Walker.

“We have some of them starting below $20,000 in the (2018 Jeep) Renegades,” Ryan said.

New 2018 Jeep Compasses are available at below $25,000, and new the 2019 Jeep Cherokees are also available for under $25,000, he said.

“Those are all four-wheel-drives,” he said.

And for under $20,000 on a 2018 Renegade, you’re not getting a stripped down model. Among its features are Bluetooth, alloy wheels and backup camera.

“It’s got several features on it,” he said.

As described on the www.jeep.com website, the Renegade is a Jeep through and through.

From the iconic seven-slot grille and strong stance to the available bold exterior colors, the Renegade is definitely a Jeep Brand vehicle that’s perfect for exploring new trails or heading out on the town.

For example, the 2018 Renegade Sport combines power and value in one exciting package. And a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine helps make the Renegade Sport safe, reliable and fun to drive.

The interior of the 2018 Renegade is an incredible combo of smart technology, cool colors and innovative materials. Clever storage solutions and a capable command center keep the things you need for discovery within arm’s reach.

Additionally, the 2018 Jeep Renegade is available with two 4x4 systems, both featuring a rear-axle disconnect system to seamlessly switch between two-wheel and four-wheel drive.

The Jeep Active Drive Low System on the Renegade Trailhawk helps it earn a Trail Rated badge --emblematic of its ability to perform well under various conditions.

The 2018 Renegade boasts many available active safety and security features, including LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist19, Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking20 and Blind Spot Monitoring.

All SUVs in the Jeep lineup boast those features and more, and, with their comfortable, car-like rides, it’s no surprise that the market for sedans is diminishing, Ryan said.

“Everybody is starting to switch over to these four-wheel-drive vehicles for the same money, and now these SUVs are getting 25 miles to the gallon. The small SUVs are taking over the car market.”

“Car sales nationwide are the lowest they’ve been since the 1960s,” said Walker Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram New Car Manager Thomas Peden.

Driving a Jeep SUV offers a satisfying change from a sedan. For one thing, in an SUV, drivers have a more unobstructed view of the highway and their surroundings.

“Sitting up off the ground makes a big difference,” Ryan said.

And in a snow state like West Virginia, having all-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive is an advantage when roads are bad.

“Four-wheel-drive, especially in West Virginia, gives you huge peace of mind,” he said.

And most of the Jeep SUVs have “Terrain Selectors” that allow drivers to choose the best four-wheel-drive mode to match the road conditions.

“If you’re in snow, it’s got a snow button, and if you’re in rocks, it’s got a rocks trail button. The car knows what kind of terrain you’re in to make sure you’re getting the most traction.”

Some of the Jeep Cherokee models “have up to six terrain selects that you pick; that way, you’re always getting optimal performance,” Walker said.

Beyond the advantages of four-wheel-drive, Jeep SUVs offer a comfortable, car-like ride on the highway.

“They all have a smooth ride and great gas mileage.”

And the Jeep Grand Cherokee “is the most awarded SUV of all time,” Peden said.

There are other incentives to buy a Jeep SUV.

“If you buy a Trail Hawk edition in any of the Jeep line or a Wrangler, you get the Jeep Wave Program, which gets you two years free maintenance, such as oil changes and tire rotations,” Ryan said.

For more information about Walker Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, call 304-562-9011 or visit www.walkercdjrwv.com