Archive for February, 2013

While driving safe and under the speed limit can keep insurance premiums from exploding, some aspects of the insurance rate are beyond the driver’s control. For instance, vehicle type plays a big role and picking a model that is less likely to be damaged or stolen can help keep rates down. In the 2013 model year, crossovers and SUVs have taken control of the cars with the cheapest insurance rates.  There are a variety of these new cars in Las Vegas, including models from Jeep, and Dodge.


The “most versatile and affordable crossover”,  also known as the Dodge Journey,  is more spacious than your typical compact crossover SUV.  The more wagon-like Journey offers a small third-row seat that can accommodate more passengers . That added flexibility, along with its reasonable dimensions, makes the Journey the just-right choice for an ideal family vehicle without the added cost or fuel appetite as many of its competitors.

Every 2013 Dodge Journey comes standard with anti-lock disc brakes, traction and stability control, active front head restraints, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. Integrated second-row child booster seats are optional on every Journey. According to, in government crash tests, the Journey received four out of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars awarded for frontal-impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection.

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The Jeep Compass is an affordable compact SUV, designed to bring the Jeep name to a wider range of drivers with its on-road capability and fuel economy. Much like similar crossovers, it is a noble choice for a family oriented SUV.

Every 2013 Jeep Compass comes standard with electronic stability control and roll mitigation, hill-start assist technology, and airbags for all rows of seating. Several 4×4 packages are available and include the TrialRated Package, as well as the Off-Road Package. The top-of-the-line Latitude features standard heated front seats, flat folding passenger seat, and leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls. The Compass shares its platform with the more off-road oriented Jeep Patriot.

For more information on these and other 2013 models that are sure to save you money on insurance, visit Chapman Las Vegas.