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4 Reasons to Choose a Hybrid Vehicle

There was a time, in the not-to-distant past, when seeing a hybrid vehicle on the road was a bit of a curiosity. Today, hybrids, cars that operate with a combined gas engine and electric motor, like the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid, are quite common. Drop by a dealership like Bob Bannerman and you can choose from a wide variety of similar fuel-efficient vehicles. 


While hybrids are becoming more and more prevalent on the road, there are still plenty of motorists wavering on whether to invest in one. If you are one of those drivers, here are four reasons you might want to choose a hybrid as your next new car. 


  1. Fuel Efficiency Equals Money Savings


Perhaps the most obvious advantage is the effect a hybrid will have on your budget. Many hybrids can manage an easy 500 miles or more between trips to the gas station. In many instances, this is nearly twice the average distance a gasoline-fueled car can drive.  


  1. Help Save the Planet


Beyond a reduction in gas bills, hybrid vehicles also reduce average vehicle emissions by 10 to 20 percent. This translates into less air pollution and cleaner air for all of us to breathe.  


  1. Cruise in Comfort


As hybrid technology advances and more consumers demand hybrid vehicles, manufacturers are delivering models with all the creature comforts of any conventional car. This includes minivans, sedans and sports cars. These days, it is easy to find the hybrid version of almost any car model. 


  1. Make the Hybrid Vehicle Adjustment Slowly


In the future, it is likely most vehicles will run on electric power. The shift to an electric car can be a bit of a leap for drivers used to conventional driving. A hybrid vehicle bridges that gap. While the ultra-quiet engine can take some getting used to, drivers need not worry about finding places to plug in the electric battery. 

How to Choose Optional Accessories on a New Dodge Ram

How to Choose Optional Accessories on a New Dodge Ram  


If you’re thinking about buying a 2018 Ram 1500, then there is much to consider when it comes to which optional features you might choose. With nearly one dozen different models available, you can spend hours poring over add-ons. However, we at Bob Bannerman would like to share a few tips on how to pick and choose optional accessories that suit your budget, lifestyle and driving habits.  


Built-In Cargo Management  


If you want to carry a variety of safety equipment and tools with you everywhere you go, then you may want to choose the cargo management system, which is available on most 2018 Ram 1500 models. This system is built into the side rails of the truck bed and is lighted, drainable and can be locked with the touch of a button. This feature can eliminate the need to haul around your heavy toolbox and allow you carry everything from fishing gear to ranching supplies.  


On-Board Entertainment and Safety  


If you travel long distances, then having an on-board entertainment and safety system is probably important to you. The 2018 Ram 1500 features an optional system that can interface with your smartphone, allow you to navigate with interactive maps and allow you to reach help in case of a breakdown or other problem. Streaming satellite music and radio features are also included in this feature, which can provide you with hours of entertainment on long trips.  


Remote Keyless Entry and Engine Start  


Hands-free features are always convenient on a vehicle, and the new Dodge Ram has several available in this area. You can add features such as remote vehicle start and a central locking system. This puts security and safety at your fingertips each time you drive your truck.  


The 2018 Ram 1500 has a variety of available features that make driving, hauling and working with your new vehicle simpler and more convenient than ever, and we at Bob Bannerman would be happy to show them to you.  

To get excellent Jeep quality, you don’t need to purchase the newest model. At Bob Bannerman, we have 2016 Jeep Cherokees that are sure to please. Check out these qualities and stop by our dealership to see this exceptional SUV for yourself.


Tech Specs


For the 2016 model year, Jeep included the UConnect system and gave it an update. This infotainment system includes an 8.4-inch screen from which you can control the audio system. It is compatible with Siri voice control on iPhone.


Best of all, the updated system in the 2016 Jeep Cherokee allows you to customize the display quickly. You can access your favorites easily with the drag-and-drop features.




The 2016 Jeep Cherokee has a 2.4-litre TigerShark four-cylinder engine for a fun driving experience. The engine puts out 184 horsepower, which is excellent for this type of SUV. Some versions of this year’s Cherokee include a 3.2-litre engine with a whopping 271 horsepower. This option is incredible for anyone who likes a little more power.




Depending on the vehicle, your Jeep Cherokee can come equipped with 17-inch steel wheels, LED lights, power mirrors, and protection of the door handles. The overall look of the 2016 model is familiar to Jeep lovers.


Interior Features


The inside of a 2016 Jeep Cherokee looks high-end and feels like a luxury vehicle. There’s plenty of room for the whole family, even without the third-row seating. Furthermore, you can enjoy features like lighted cup holders, tilting steering column, USB and SD ports, and Bluetooth capabilities.


You can also choose models with keyless entry and even an electronic parking brake. This is truly a model year that has all the bells and whistles.


Great Deals


At Bob Bannerman, we are committed to finding the right Jeep for you. Come in and check out our specials, talk about our financing options, and get into your new Cherokee!

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Is so Much More Than a Minivan

Chrysler wrote history with its invention of the minivan and continues to write history with the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica. The engineers at Chrysler worked hard to take the automotive industry’s first hybrid minivan up one more notch by equipping it with the latest technology. It’s a minivan like no other. It’s one of a kind in its vehicle class. Bob Bannerman is proud to present to you the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica with its awe-inspiring features.


Superior Safety Features Provide a Peace of Mind


The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica had the highest safety rating in its class and the 2018 model is a worthy successor with its 5-star NHTSA rating. The 2018 Pacifica comes with outstanding features such as blind spot monitoring, surround view camera, front and rear park assist with stop, auto-leveling headlights, emergency trunk release, brake assist and lane departure warning. It keeps your family safe with multiple airbags, automatic headlights, night vision, rollover protection system, forward collision warning and emergency trunk release. It offers excellent visibility so you can see what’s happening around you. The handling of the 2018 Pacifica is outstanding even in sub-optimal situations. The most technologically advanced minivan can provide you with a peace of mind when your family is hitting the road.


Loaded With a Wide Array of Features


The 2017 Pacifica offered the best-in-class gas mileage and towing capability and the 2018 hybrid model boasts the best minivan mileage as well. Keep your kids entertained with dual touchscreen rear entertainment system, rear-seat Uconnect app and onboard 4G Wi-Fi internet access. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow you to make hands-free calls, manage music, receive messages, get directions and much more. Voice control helps you stay focused on the road. Other incredible features are fold-away seats, panoramic roof, three-zone air conditioning, adaptive cruise control, integrated vacuum, ventilated front seats and remote start. Even the L base model is loaded with a wide array of features for amazing comfort and a superior driving experience.


The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is an excellent vehicle for families and everyone who desires more space. It’s a minivan with a limo-like feel and the looks of an SUV.

Why You Need a Minivan in Your Life

Making the choice to buy a used car can be a difficult one and we recognize how large of a decision it is. We have a wide variety of used Dodge Grand Caravans ready to purchase and we can work with you to score you a competitive price.


Dodge Grand Caravan


The 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan provides a myriad of safety features, ample space to fit all your loved ones comfortably and a nice exterior. It offers front wheel drive, multi speed automatic transmission and provides optimal control to ensure you and your loved ones remain safe.


Benefits of Owning a Minivan


One major benefit to owning a minivan is the sliding doors – an amazing feature that makes it simple for people to enter and exit the van. If someone is parked right next to you, it is still simple for anyone to leave or enter the van. Additionally, it is hard to find a vehicle with the same amount of space and room for storage as a Dodge Grand Caravan.


After Sales Service


We also value our customers even after they purchase one of our used cars and believe after sales service is essential. Our well-informed and friendly staff will help you make the decision, seek out the perfect car to fit your lifestyle and ensure you are satisfied with your purchase after the drive your car off the Bob Bannerman Motors lot.


We know customer service is a vital part of the car purchasing process and are willing to work with you to find the perfect used car or van to fit your lifestyle. If having ample space and a comfortable interior along with a multitude of safety features sounds right for you, it would be advantageous to consider a 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan from our lot. Our professionals will make sure you are satisfied with your van and work with you to find a car that will not leave you with unbearable loans.

The SUV You Want at a Price You Can Afford

If you’ve had your eye on the new Jeeps, you may have noticed the 2018 Jeep Compass. The Compass is one of Jeep’s midsize SUV’s, slightly smaller than the Cherokee and a bit larger than the Renegade. The price falls mid-range, making it one of Jeep’s more affordable SUVs.

The interior and exterior of the new Compass are sleek and stylish allowing you to blend in both on and off the road. With 6-way adjustable seating, a heated steering wheel and seats, automatic start, and under seat HVAC ducts, you can be sure you will ride in comfort. One of my favorite features is the dual-zone front air conditioning, allowing the driver to choose the temperature that is comfortable for them while the passenger chooses their own temperature.


When it comes to the mechanical options there are many choices. Whether you prefer an automatic transmission or a manual transmission, the choice is up to you. You can choose from a 6-speed manual transmission, or a 6- or 9-speed automatic transmission. The Compass also comes with front and rear anti-roll bars to ensure your safety while you are out playing and four skid plates to protect your car as well. All four wheels have disc brakes with ABS and trailer sway control is included to make towing easier.


The 2018 Compass comes standard with a Uconnect radio that allows for steering wheel controls as well as voice activation. There are six speakers to help all members of the family hear clearly without anyone feeling like it is too loud. Uconnect also allows for Bluetooth connectivity with your smart phones or other devices as well as wireless streaming.


Whether you are looking for a vehicle to get you around town or to use to make your weekends more enjoyable off-road, the 2018 Jeep Compass has everything you need. If you think you might be in the market come see Bob Bannerman Jeep to take a look.

Get Out More With a New Jeep Renegade

If you’ve seen a new 2017 Jeep Renegade around town, it probably made you smile. Cute, compact and capable off-road and on, this small SUV has all the iconic charm of a classic Jeep with the updated style and function you expect from a new car in 2017. With four trim levels on offer, Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk, there’s something for every budget and lifestyle. If you want a comfortable ride for your daily commute that can also handle icy roads, and no roads, come visit us at the Bob Bannerman dealership to get a closer look at a Jeep Renegade.


On the Road


When you’re ready to hit the open road, you’ll be more than satisfied with the smooth ride and quick steering and braking reflexes of the Renegade. The spacious cabin seats five, and if you go for the Limited you can get heated seats for those dark winter mornings. All the Renegades come with a suite of advanced safety features, including blind spot warning and collision warning with automatic braking, and it scored a five out of five for side-impact protection. You’ll be comfortable and confident driving a Renegade, even on the longest drives.




Four-wheel drive is an option on every Renegade, and if you’re going to be dealing with hazardous road conditions, it’s a must. But if you’re a serious off-road enthusiast, you want the Trailhawk. It comes with two special modes in the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, Rock Mode and Active Drive Low, that give you outstanding control in a range of off-road situations. Even at the high end of the Renegade price range, the Trailhawk is still reasonably priced, especially given what you get.


For the style conscious, the Renegade is available in a host of fun colors, like Solar Yellow, Colorado Red and Hypergreen. If you’re a traditionalist, don’t worry, it’s also available in a range of more understated greys, whites and blacks. With the top off and the windows down, you’ll feel ready for any adventure.

What Sets The 2013 Dodge Dart Apart?

The 2013 Dodge Dart is a powerful and spacious sedan making it ideal for active lifestyles and families. If you love to drive around loved ones and want them to be comfortable and safe, this may be a great vehicle for you. It also includes a “Uconnect” touchscreen with various capabilities to enjoy.


Bluetooth and Touchscreen Capabilities


One of the great features is the Uconnect touchscreen. If your phone has Bluetooth and you love to stream your own music, you will love the sound system and touchscreen. If you still love to play music but don’t have Bluetooth, there is also USB connectivity options. There is also a sleek and customizable touchscreen to allow you to switch songs and see the names of songs as they play.


Spacious For Family and Loved Ones


Not only is the interior sleek and visually appealing, it also provides ample space so that people in the back seat are comfortable as well. It also has expandable options to allow you to place large items in the back of your sedan. Head out to Edwards Garage to check out the 2013 Dodge Dart today.


Other Things To Know


This Dodge Dart has five different levels to choose from including Limited, GT, SXT and SE. Some of the options for the SXT include satellite ratio, rearview camera to make reversing a lot simpler and seamless and an upgraded instrument panel. There is also a Cold Weather Group you can add which provides heated power mirrors and automatic transmission for your own convenience. For the base option, SE, it comes powered windows, adjustable front seats, an auxiliary jack, folding rear seat to provide more space, a four speaker sound system and even more.


There are countless features and options to choose from with the 2013 Dodge Dart including a touchscreen and Bluetooth capabilities and various packages with the different levels including Limited, GT, SXT and SE.

The 2017 Grand Caravan – A Family Van You Can Trust

Here at Bob Bannerman, we are proud to offer our customers a wide variety of great vehicles, including the all-new 2017 Grand Caravan. This family van is perfect for everything from long road trips with the entire family to everyday errands and dropping the kids off at school. When it comes to a minivan, versatility is key for you and your passengers.



2017 Grand Caravan Features


This minivan offers great fuel economy to go along with unmatched performance and power, getting you 25 mpg highway, with a 3.6 liter V6 engine that can produce 283 horsepower. The interior has 143 cubic feet of cargo space. Storage and seating options in the Grand Caravan will not let you down, as passengers will enjoy the comfort of quality craftsmanship found in the cloth seating or available leather trim. There are numerous options when it comes to how you can set up the interior, as seats lay flat to create more space whenever necessary.


2017 Grand Caravan Safety Features


When it comes to your family van, nothing is more important than safety. The 2017 Grand Caravan comes loaded with safety features, such as traction control, electronic stability, the option of blind spot monitoring, 4-wheel disc anti-lock brake system, LATCH ready child seat anchor system, active head restraints, and much more.


Special Features


Once you’re on the road, your passengers can kick back and enjoy wireless entertainment via Bluetooth. 9 inch LCD screens, rear USB ports, and DVD entertainment systems are all available as well. Your Grand Caravan has potential to become the entertainment hub of a lifetime. Another great feature is the LED lighting that covers the back rows and acts as a lamp for reading, or anything else that requires precise lighting.


Don’t hesitate to stop by or contact Bob Bannerman with any questions about this or any of our other vehicles.

2017 Jeep Patriot

Bob Bannerman presents the 2017 Jeep Patriot.  Only Jeep can produce a vehicle which is the perfect blend of rugged adventure and everyday driver. This compact SUV makes a bold statement from the first look with one of the most aggressive stances in its class. The look and feel of the vehicle definitely pay homage to Jeep’s long line of rugged and dependable sport utility vehicles, while not compromising comfort and convenience for the daily commute or family transportation. Capable of being the daily driver or the weekend adventurer, the 2017 Patriot was built to be both.

Daily Driver


Impeccable safety standards, comfortable seating, incredible fuel economy, and definitive technology make the daily commute a thing of pleasure.  Whether cruising solo, driving the family or running the office carpool, the 2017 patriot steps up to the plate and knocks it out of the park. The 4-cylinder engine boasts a sport utility class impressive 30+ mpg. Touch screen interfacing and wheel mounted controls put entertainment and navigation right at the driver’s fingertips. Comfortable seating for five makes the 2017 Jeep Patriot the perfect size for all but the largest passenger groups.

Weekend Adventure

Rugged build and a Jeep worthy list of standard and available off-road features ensure that the 2017 Jeep Patriot is capable of much more than just the daily commute.  Despite the compact size and impressive fuel efficiency, this sport utility boasts an unbelievable 1000 pound towing capacity and all the off road capability you’d expect from a city driver built with the DNA of a Jeep. Whether taking the boat to the lake, the camper to the mountains or the bikes on the road, this warrior will not disappoint. Don’t need the full seating for five on the weekend adventure? folding down the 60/40 backseat creates an impressive 53+ cubic feet of cargo space – enough to handle all the gear, no matter what the adventure calls for.