Here at Wickstrom Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we pride ourselves in being a dealership that does more than offer great cars for sale. We also provide our customers with the guidance and knowledge they need to find the vehicle of their dreams. And one of the many major factors involved in car buying is fuel economy.

Fuel prices are seemingly always on the rise, and unfortunately as car buyers, there is little we can do about that. We’re subject to this hiking cost, although manufacturers like Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM are developing many ways to make their vehicles more fuel-efficient than ever before. From Jeep’s promise of a new hybrid lineup to the aerodynamic design choices of Chrysler’s line of minivans, there are a lot of ways to make a vehicle fuel-efficient.

For starters, one way great manufacturers make cars with greater fuel economy is to tool their vehicles with smaller engines. In some cases, these engines are even turbocharged, so as to supply drivers with power levels similar of a V6 or V8 engine, but without the excess fuel costs these kinds of engines typically impose.

Another technique manufacturers are using is to design their vehicles with hybrid engines. Jeep and Chrysler are just some of the manufacturers who are equipping some of their flagship models with hybrid engines, helping to significantly boost fuel efficiency. While these vehicles still use fuel, they can supplement their fuel use and power with an electric battery.

Of course one of the biggest contributors to fuel economy is weight, and manufacturers are utilizing newer lighter materials to make their vehicles a little easier to power, and resulting in a far more fuel-conscious drive.

At Wickstrom Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, you can find some of these methods firsthand. When you visit our Illinois Dodge dealership, our auto experts will set you up with a test drive and give you an up-close and personal experience of how manufacturers are prioritizing fuel economy.