What is Jeep Cold Weather Package?

September 25th, 2017 by

What is Jeep Cold Weather Package?

Jeep Cherokee Cold Weather Group Package

In colder climates, the cold-weather option package is popular on Jeep Cherokees.  In particular, the package provides several benefits where snow and ice are encountered.  The cold-weather package itself is often labeled the “Cold Weather Group” by Jeep and is consistent in its offerings across Jeep Cherokee model lineups every year.  It comes as an extra-cost option when the vehicle is purchased new from a dealer.

Heated Seats

Electrically heated seats are a key component of the cold-weather package.  Both the driver and front passenger seats contain electric elements that are activated by a switch on the vehicle console.  There is a high and low setting for each seat.  In the 2011 model year for Jeep Cherokees, heated rear seats will be offered in the Jeep Grand Cherokee.


Jeep addresses a number of potentially hazardous cold-weather situations by offering heated external mirrors as part of the cold-weather package.  The heated mirrors can be activated from inside the vehicle to melt snow or ice buildup that restricts vision.  In rainy conditions, the heated mirrors also assist in clearing fogging on the mirrors.


Extremely cold conditions can be a strain on vehicle engines and batteries.  To address this issue, the cold-weather package normally, though not always, includes an engine-block heater system.  An engine-block heater allows the driver to plug the engine into an electrical outlet.  This accessory keeps the engine block warm so the vehicle is easier to start.


A battery warmer is also sometimes part of a cold-weather package.  The battery warmer, like an engine-block heater, plugs into an electrical outlet when the car isn’t running.  Keeping the battery warm reduces the drain in very cold conditions.


Heated seats are only available on vehicles with leather-trimmed seats.  Some options offered in the cold-weather package can be added as separate components if a Jeep buyer decides to add these features alone.

All in all, FCA Automotive – Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram , have really revolutionized the auto industry with their precision to detail.  The Cold Weather Group is just one of many amenities that Jeep has offered to ensure their customers have the highest quality ride available.  With winter coming just around the corner, if you would like hear more about Jeep and the Cold Weather Group package, we have several qualified product specialists, here at Sorg Dodge, that would be happy to assist you.  Thank you for following us at Sorg Dodge.  We are excited to help you in your new car search.

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