Choosing a crossover can sometimes be tricky. Some are too big, some too small, or your perfect fit may fall outside your budget. Fortunately, Dodge has two solid and well-priced crossovers on the market — the 2017 Dodge Durango and Dodge Journey. Each one offers a size and set of features for two very different drivers. See which suits you best.
The Durango falls somewhere between a midsize and full-size SUV. It’s incredibly spacious and boasts one of the largest third-row seating areas in its class, making it ideal for active families who love road trips. Large rear doors that open nearly 90 degrees mean that even tall adults will have no problem getting in and out.
The 2017 Durango comes in five trims: SXT, SXT Plus, GT, Citadel, and R/T. Lower trims come standard with a burly 3.6-liter V-6 engine. But for ultimate power and to experience that signature Dodge HEMI V-8 engine, the R/T model is the way to go. The V-8 is also available as an option on the Citadel trim.
With brawny engines at your disposal, this SUV is fast. And depending on which engine you choose, the Durango can reach a towing capacity of 6,200 pounds and 7,400 pounds, yet it still manages a decent 26 mpg on the highway.
The Durango comes ready with off-road capabilities, low-range gearing, and four-wheel drive. This makes it the perfect choice for those who love tackling rugged terrain. Continue reading
If you’re a fan of comedy, you’re in for a treat at the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy in Vincennes, Indiana. Those who were around between the 1930s and 1970s will remember Red Skelton. This iconic comedian entertained Americans with his popular TV program “The Red Skelton Show” and a lineup of characters like Freddie the Freeloader and Clem Kaddidlehopper. His goofy sketches, funny rubber faces, and enormous love of comedy are legendary.
Take a Tour
Red Skelton wanted to be remembered for his ability to make people laugh, and he’d be pleased to know the museum is continuing his legacy of laughter. It’s a delightful look at his life in a fun, brightly colored building.
There are several interactive exhibits that help put you in Red’s shoes. You can play around with sound effects, add virtual clown makeup, and mimic his stage presentations.
Enjoy the props and memorabilia, costumes, Red’s original artwork, and a 10-minute biographical video giving you some background on his life. Currently, a special “Make America Funny Again” exhibit runs until March 31 and showcases photographs, letters, and other mementos he collected from various presidents throughout his career. Continue reading
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee knocks it out of the park on all fronts. It’s an excellent midsize SUV that marries functionality with luxury perfectly, and its sophisticated, upscale interior and off-roading capabilities make it a great vehicle for the family and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
The Grand Cherokee comes in six trim levels: Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, Trailhawk, and SRT. Plus, it features three limited editions: Laredo 75th Anniversary Edition, Limited 75th Anniversary Edition, and Altitude Limited Edition.
For premium quality, the Summit is the most luxurious in its class with a plush leather-wrapped interior and diamond-quilted accents.
For speed, the quick-footed SRT goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. With its sport-tuned Brembo braking system and race-inspired interior, the SRT will appeal to those looking for some street smarts in their Jeep.
Serious off-roaders will want to opt for the Trailhawk, which features a Quadra-Drive II four-wheel-drive system, Quadra-Lift Air Suspension, Selec-Terrain traction control, electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential, hill-descent and -ascent control, skid plates, and Jeep’s handy off-road app. Continue reading
Brunch is a delectable combination of breakfast and lunch that originated in England but is now widely eaten all over the United States, particularly on Easter Sunday. If you happen to live in Vincennes and you’re searching for a good place to eat brunch during Easter, you’re in luck; the city has plenty of tasty brunch options served by a wide range of establishments. Keep reading to find out about three restaurants that serve a delicious Easter brunch in Vincennes.
Denny’s is a casual diner chain that serves breakfast options around the clock, making it an ideal unpretentious restaurant to visit for a tasty Easter Brunch in Vincennes. Located on North Sixth Street, Denny’s serves up a dizzying array of breakfast and brunch options at reasonable prices. You can try the sumptuous blackberry pancakes, the French toast, or even a vegetarian skillet dish full of healthy ingredients such as eggs, spinach, and tomatoes. Denny’s is the place to go if you don’t want to break the bank but you do want proper brunch dishes that are always served with a smile. Continue reading
In some cases, you may not know if it’s time to take your car to the mechanic, or if you should just wait out that rattling sound. Other times, it’s pretty obvious that your car needs some maintenance, like that time it started smoking from the engine on the freeway. Whether you’re good at spotting problems in your vehicle or not, make sure you know these tips for understanding when your car needs to go in.
Check Engine Light
If you notice that your check engine light is on, it’s time to get to a dealership. While the check engine codes may not always signal a critical issue, in many cases, they do. At the very least, it’s important to get the code pulled to make sure there’s not a major issue. Your mechanic can tell you exactly what is wrong and take care of the problem all at once, saving you time. Don’t ignore the check engine light unless you want to deal with significant problems in the future.
If you see smoke coming from your car, it’s probably a good time to get to the mechanic. There are several places to watch for signs of a problem. Smoke of any type coming from the hood is a danger and can severely damage your engine. In some cases, this may simply mean that your car is overheating and you need to pull over. Smoke from the exhaust could be an oil leak. If there’s not a lot of smoke, or it’s light, you’re probably ok. However, if you see dark smoke or there’s an excessive amount, get to the shop. Continue reading
Finding something fun to do doesn’t have to be difficult. There are events and activities to participate in throughout Southwest Indiana this March. As you’re planning your month, make sure to check out what is going on throughout Southwestern Indiana. You’re sure to find something fun and unique to do.
Parke County Maple Syrup Fair
You’ve never had syrup until you’ve had local maple syrup. Head to the Parke County 4-H Fairgrounds at 1472 N US 41 in Rockville, Indiana on March 4 and 5 to explore the Parke County Maple Syrup Fair. Come for a delicious pancake and sausage meal, learn how maple syrup is made, and take part in crafts throughout the festival. Don’t forget to take home some of the outstanding pure maple syrup, maple sugar candy, or huge variety of other maple products before you head home for the day. Tickets to the event are free, but meals and other items are available for purchase. Continue reading
If you’re looking for a family car this year, consider a Chrysler. There are many options, and they offer you everything you’re looking for in a new vehicle. From the features you want to the safety you rely on, you can’t ask for much more. Check out the biggest reasons that Chrysler is a top option for families.
The most important aspect of a car for your family is the safety ratings and features. You need to make sure that everyone is safe on the road. Luckily, Chrysler has outstanding safety ratings and features. The 2016 Chrysler 200 is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+. Choose a 2017 Pacifica for another Top Safety Pick +. If you’re looking at a Sebring, this is also a Top Safety Pick rating. Some of the standard features include keyless entry, electronic stability control, and tire-pressure monitoring. Continue reading
Finding something great to eat doesn’t mean you have to resort to national chain restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a yummy but cheap meal or you are planning an amazing night out, do yourself a favor and check out these unique restaurants in the Vincennes area.
When you head to Gilbert’s, you’re getting something delicious and unique. The outstanding menu never leaves you wanting more. You’ll find yourself coming back again and again to try something new. Try the prime rib, mustard salad, or Kentucky Hot Brown. There are several burger options to choose from as well. With a pleasant atmosphere and helpful staff, you’ll quickly find that Gilbert’s becomes a regular dining option. If you’re looking for a great drink, you’ll also find that here. They offer wine, beer, and specialty drinks, as well as happy hour specials throughout the week.
You can’t do better than Dogwood when you’re looking for a delicious barbeque meal. Not only do they offer in-restaurant dining, you can also get drive through and carry out meals. They are open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 8:30 pm. Head over to 2232 North 6th Street for one of the best buffets around offering something for everyone. Many of the recipes on the menu have been passed down for generations, including the pulled pork, southern fried chicken, and homemade pies. Feel like family while you’re here. Continue reading
When winter rolls around, you might consider adding a few accessories to your Jeep to make your driving safer and more comfortable. The following accessories are the best ones for driving your Jeep in snow.
1. Hard Top
While the soft top on your Jeep Wrangler is perfect for warm summer days, during winter it lets too much cold air inside the cabin. You can opt for the one-piece hard top that gives you a classic look, or go for the two-piece hard top that offers a little extra flexibility. If you already have a hard top, make sure you inspect it for cracks or other damage before you install it so you’re getting the best seal possible.
2. Snow Tires
Whether you’ll be dealing with ice, snow, or slush, snow tires give you the extra traction and control you need to take on winter roads. Snow tire rubber is specifically designed to stay pliant during freezing temperatures. The tires are also designed with special grooves and tread that push snow away from the tires and provide optimal traction on ice. Snow tires also offer better grip for braking and accelerating on snowy roads. Continue reading
If you’re looking to spend Valentine’s Day in Vincennes, Indiana, with your loved one, there are plenty of romantic ideas to create a special night. Consider a few of the following ideas to make your next Valentine’s Day one you won’t soon forget.
1. Send the Perfect Flowers
Nothing beats a bouquet of classic roses on Valentine’s Day. Local flower shop Lydia’s Flowers is happy to create the perfect arrangement of beautiful red, white, or pink roses. You can also put together an arrangement of your sweetheart’s favorite flowers. Order online or over the phone and have the flowers delivered to your Valentine. Lydia’s Flowers also sells fruit, candy, and gourmet food gift baskets for a special treat.
2. Savor Something Sweet Together
After you’ve picked out the beautiful flowers, enjoy a sweet treat with your loved one with a stop at Charlie’s Caramel Corn and Candy Shop. This family-run business has been producing award-winning chocolate and famous caramel popcorn since 1955. With over 100 sweets available, including turtles, toffee, caramels, truffles, chocolate and nut clusters, and boxed assortments, you’re both sure to find your favorites. Enjoy some at the shop and then pick out a few to take with you. Continue reading