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Chrysler and Jeep Named Most Improved Brands by J.D. Power | Ancira CJDR



Rising 20 percent from last year, Chrysler and Jeep were named the most improved brands in initial quality by J.D. Power.

Based on responses from more than 80,000 purchasers and leasers, the study conducted by J.D. Power asks customers to identify issues with their vehicles’ design, as well as defects. Head of Quality for FCA – Global, Scott Garberding, is pleased with the improvements and continues to build on recent success;  “Our commitment to quality is starting to show results as Chrysler and Jeep make strong improvements in initial quality, but there is still much work to do.”

The Dodge Challenger leads the Midsize Sporty Segment in initial quality for the third straight year and the fourth time is six years. The brand’s iconic muscle car has been reloaded for 2016 as a complete model with ten trim levels. Ranging from the 707 horsepower Hellcat to the V6 SXT model that gains up to 30 miles per gallon.


Continuing its leadership in the minivan category, Dodge and Chrysler continue to lead the minivan segment, taking the top two spots for initial quality. As one of the leading innovators in the minivan segment for over three decades, the Chrysler Town & Country has been delivering functionality and innovation to families across the nation. This year, Chrysler has built upon the legacy of the Town & Country with the introduction of the 2017 Pacifica. With innovative features that put it at the top of its class, the Pacifica looks to continue Chrysler’s leadership in the minivan segment.

If you think that it is time to upgrade to a quality vehicle, come see us! With a knowledgeable team that provides exceptional customer service, we can put you in the car that is right for you! Stop by the dealership, contact us online or give us a call and experience the Ancira difference!

Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is proud to serve the San Antonio community including Boerne, Helotes, Spring Branch, Leon Valley, Alamo Heights, Windcrest and Balcones Heights.


Jeep to Introduce Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer as its own Luxury Model | Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram


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Jeep, known for its lineup of fantastically rugged vehicles, is about to enter the luxury game. Nearly 30 years after the Jeep Wagoneer was discontinued, the subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler is preparing to reintroduce the car as its high-end option.

Built on the next-generation Grand Cherokee platform, the Wagoneer will belong to its own model, dedicated to “the pinnacle of premium for the Jeep world,” according to Mike Manley, Jeep brand chief.

First reported by Automotive News, Jeep aims to have the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer on the market by late 2019 and will push the brand in a more luxurious direction on their high-end vehicles and trims. By using the Wagoneer title for a premium vehicle instead of trims, Jeep can use names such as Overland and Summit to extend the luxury brand.

This Wagoneer name has long been associated with the Jeep brand, introduced in 1963 as one of the first modern American production sport utility vehicles. Sold initially as a station wagon, the Wagoneer is known for its classic faux wood body side vinyl. With production of the car continuing until 1991, it was one of the longest running production cars in American automaker history.

Fiat Chrysler’s CEO Sergio Marchionne has announced that the Warren Truck Assembly complex outside of Detroit will be home for the new SUV, with the Ram 1500 pickups, the vehicle previously made there, being moved to Sterling Heights Assembly for the 2018 model year.

If you can’t wait for 2019 and need a Jeep now, come see us! We have a large selection of the iconic American brand with everything from the Cherokee to the Wrangler on the lot.

Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is proud to serve the San Antonio community including Boerne, Helotes, Spring Branch, Leon Valley, Alamo Heights, Windcrest and Balcones Heights.

Get Involved in San Antonio this Summer | Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

It is summertime in San Antonio, and it is time to get out and about around the city. San Antonio has so much to offer and at Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we want to enjoy this beautiful city as much as we do! Check out some great ways to get out and have fun!

Natural Bridge Caverns: Situated between San Antonio and New Braunfels are the Natural Bridge Caverns. Discovered in 1960 by college students, the cave system is part of greater wildlife park that was developed after the property owner could not receive funding from the National Park Service or the Texas Parks System. Tours start at $13.99 for kids and $21.99 for adults.


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Brackenridge Park: Founded in 1899 and located in the center of San Antonio, Brackenridge Park has been a gathering place for thousands of years, with evidence of human habitation from as early 9200 B.C. Within the 343 acres, the park houses a golf course, botanical garden, zoo, as well as the University of the Incarnate Word. With picnic areas and other free activities, a day at Brackenridge Park can be spent meeting lions or playing Frisbee.

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Government Canyon State Natural Area: Just west of San Antonio lies Government Canyon State Natural Area. Home to more than 40 miles of hiking trails that meander through remote canyons and rolling grassland, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities. A unique attraction is the dinosaur tracks that are viewable when the weather is dry. A 5-mile round-trip hike leads you to over 200 tracks from dinosaurs that walked the earth millions of years ago.


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If you find that you need a car to take you to your adventures, let us know! Our team is dedicated to bringing you the best service while you are looking for the best car for you. Come by, call us or visit us online to learn more about our inventory!

Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is proud to serve the San Antonio community including Boerne, Helotes, Spring Branch, Leon Valley, Alamo Heights, Windcrest and Balcones Heights.

Dodge Releases Special Edition Vipers as Parting Gift | Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Dodge_Releases_Special_Edition_Vipers_as_Parting_Gift_edited_docx_-_Google_DocsThe Dodge Viper is out. After months of rumors, Fiat Chrysler has announced that 2017 will be the “final year of Viper.” Hidden in a contact for with the UAW in late 2015, the life of the Viper will come to an end, twenty-five years after its initial introduction in 1992.

To ease the pain, Fiat Chrysler has announced the release of multiple special editions that aim to honor the very essence of the American supercar. Featuring plaques, badges, and a host of other unique features. The five original offerings for the special edition included the Snakeskin Edition GTC, Viper 1:28 Edition ACR, Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, the Viper VoooDoo II Edition ACR, and the Dodge Dealer Edition.  

Each edition represents a different part of the storied history of the brash vehicle.

  • 1:28 Edition ACR (American Club Racer): commemorates the current Laguna Seca single-lap record of 1:28.65.
  • GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR: celebrates one of the most iconic Viper designs of all-time.  
  • VoooDoo II Edition ACR: a rebirth of the iconic 2010 VoooDoo ACR
  • Snakeskin Edition GTC: based on the 2010 Snakeskin car and features a snakeskin patterned SRT stripe.
  • Dodge Dealer Edition ACR: Awarded to the top two Viper dealers in the nation, Tomball Dodge in Texas and Roanoke Dodge in Illinois.

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Bucking the trend of declining sales, the original special editions sold out so quickly that Dodge has released one more car, the Snakeskin ACR edition. The final version of the Viper, Dodge has said it will build up to 31 vehicles and will start taking orders in late July.  

While a limited number of these special edition Vipers will be available to consumers, those who want a Viper before it is gone can still order their own personalized snake with the “1 of 1” program for the time being.

Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is proud to serve the San Antonio community including Boerne, Helotes, Spring Branch, Leon Valley, Alamo Heights, Windcrest and Balcones Heights.

Why the 2016 RAM 1500 is the Perfect Vehicle for San Antonio


A center of culture and innovation in the American Southwest, San Antonio is one of the great American cities. If there is a vehicle that embodies the spirit of our city, it has to be the 2016 Ram 1500. A vehicle that is built on tradition, values work and looks to the future, the Ram emulates what it means to be a San Antonian.


Built on Tradition: No matter where you are in San Antonio, you are bound to see pieces of our past. Heritage is important in San Antonio as well as the 2016 Ram 1500. Creating quality trucks since 1917, Dodge has had nearly a century to perfect a vehicle built for people who need to get work done. Building on our tradition, we are proud of what has made our trucks so great in the past and use our heritage to create our newest vehicles.


Designed for Work: Built by the railroads and cattle, San Antonio still prides itself as a home for those who place an importance on work. The 2016 Ram 1500 has been built to make a hard day of work just a little easier, with new features made specifically for those who make their living by the sweat of their brow. With features like the new available RamBox cargo system, up to 10,190 pounds of towing capacity and an available 5.7-liter V8 HEMI, the 2016 Ram 1500 works as hard as those who built and continue to build our great city.


Eyes on the Future: While recognizing where our history has placed us, San Antonio has its eyes on the future. With a diverse economy, an emphasis on arts and education and the home of six Fortune 500 Companies, San Antonio has its eyes towards the horizon. The 2016 Ram 1500 uses the latest technology to create a truck that is as tough as it is innovative. With an available Uconnect system, customizable multi-view display and active safety features, the 2016 Ram 1500 is a truck that is technologically modern.



If you think that the 2016 Ram 1500 is not only a good fit for San Antonio but might be a good fit for you, stop by and see us! Dedicated to excellent service, our team would love to help you find the cat that fits you best. If you would like to learn more about the 2016 Ram 1500, stop by the lot, call us at (888) 992-3393or fill out our online contact sheet.


Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is proud to serve the San Antonio community including Boerne, Helotes, Spring Branch, Leon Valley, Alamo Heights, Windcrest and Balcones Heights.

Mopar to Offer a Limited Edition Ram Rebel for 2016 | Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram


Using its once-a-year upgrade on a Ram truck for the first time, Mopar is giving the 2016 Ram Rebel a total overhaul, and it is awesome.


Fiat Chrysler’s parts and accessories company has been upgrading one car model a year since 2010, creating Mopar edition Challengers, Chargers, and even a Mopar Edition Dodge Dart. Official named the Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel, the truck features the addition of a number upgrades to the already award-winning edition of the 2016 Ram 1500.


Offered in either black or a two-tone red and black combination, the new truck adds a matte-black graphic to the hood, larger flares to the wheel arches and the iconic blue/black Mopar stripe that works it way around the exterior of the body. On the inside, the only changes that are noticeably different from the original are stainless steel door guards and serialized glove box badge.


Starting at a cool $52,460, the Mopar ’16 Rebel also offers additional features for that are more focused on performance but has included optional features from the standard Rebel, including front skid plates and a spray-in bed liner.



To the dismay of many Rebel enthusiasts, Mopar is only creating 500 units of their newest masterpiece. However, you may be able to take solace knowing that a similarly upgraded Rebel will cost you about $2,750 less than the Mopar edition if you can handle the lack of a few quirks specifically unique to the very limited edition version.


The Mopar ’16 Ram comes at a good time for Fiat Chrysler as they look to up the visibility of the Ram Rebel to compete with the Ford Raptor. Look for the Mopar ’16 Rebel to hit the market this summer and cross your fingers that you get to be one of the lucky few to get behind the wheel.


Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is proud to serve the San Antonio community including Boerne, Helotes, Spring Branch, Leon Valley, Alamo Heights, Windcrest and Balcones Heights.


Places to Go With Your Jeep This Summer Near San Antonio


Now that it is summer, it is time to get outside and enjoy the great weather and the great outdoors. Being in San Antonio, we are lucky to be surrounded by so many great ways to get out and enjoy nature. If you are an off-road enthusiast, summer is a perfect time to get out and put your OHV to the test. AT Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we know that the Jeeps we sell are up to the test. If you are looking to place to get muddy, check out some of these off road parks.

Cline Ranch Off-road Park: Located northwest of San Antonio in Pipe Creek, Texas, Cline Ranch has been nationally recognized as a great place to get off the asphalt and sling dirt, dust and mud. Requiring a reservation to use the park, prices start at $30 for a vehicle and $5 for every additional passenger.

Hidden Falls Adventure Park: Two hours north of San Antonio is the Hidden Falls Adventure Park. Open to 4x4s, ATVs, and motorcycles this park is open from Thursday to Sunday and has miles of terrain for every level of driver and offers overnight camping. With prices starting at $25 for a driver and $15 for one-day passes for adults, Hidden Falls can be a great weekend for anyone who loves to get outdoors.

Katemcy Rocks Off Road Park: Called the “Moab of Texas,” Katemcy Rocks is operated by the Kruse family and Shain Chapman and is located Mason, Texas, roughly two hours north of San Antonio. With over 800 acres of granite rock, this park offers an experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the state. For $60, you can drive the entire weekend or pay $35 for the day. Additional passengers/spectators are $5 a head.


Long Ranch Off Road Vehicle Park: In Llano, Texas, 2 hours north of San Antonio and 40 minutes east of Katemcy Rocks, Long Ranch is a park with trails for everyone. With fun trails and extreme rock crawling options, Long Ranch Park encourages their patrons to spend the weekend experiencing the area by camping, whether in pre-defined areas or primitive spots. For $20, you can take advantage of the property and camp for only $5 per night.

If you need a Jeep before you can take the trials, stop by and see us! With a large selection of trail rated vehicles, our team would love to help you find the right vehicle for you! Stop by, call us at 888) 992-3393 or fill or fill out our online form to see what we can do!

Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is proud to serve the San Antonio community including Boerne, Helotes, Spring Branch, Leon Valley, Alamo Heights, Windcrest and Balcones Heights.