What is a Power Liftgate?

2020 Jeep Renegade Open Trunk

Power liftgates and automatic trunk openers have become so popular around Bloomington that you’ll find them on many new Jeep SUVs and even Chrysler minivans. The added convenience can make your life easier, especially when your hands are loaded with groceries. If you’ve ever asked, “What is a power liftgate?” or are wondering if you should opt for one on your next new vehicle. Read on our guide about power liftgates and if you have questions, contact us at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Bloomington.

Power Liftgate Definition

A power liftgate is a feature that provides a motorized hatch to open and close electronically. Think of it as an automatic trunk opener. Typically, you can activate the feature by pressing or holding a button inside the vehicle, on your key fob, or on the hatch itself. Some of the most recent new vehicles allow you to open or close your trunk or hatch by just waving your foot under the rear bumper. Just imagine how that might help you the next time you do a Costco or Home Depot run around Normal?

Which Jeep, Chrysler, Ram Vehicles Offer a Power Liftgate?

Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, and RAM fans sometimes ask us at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Bloomington which of our models have a power liftgate. We want you to enjoy your Champaign drives as much as possible with the latest and greatest features. These are some of the Jeep, Chrysler, and Dodge vehicles that offer a power liftgate or power trunk opener feature:

Jeep Models

  • Jeep Compass
  • Jeep Cherokee
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee

Chrysler Models

  • Chrysler Pacifica
  • Chrysler Voyager
  • Chrysler 300


  • Dodge Durango
  • Dodge Journey

There aren’t currently any RAM trucks that offer a power gate opener, but there are some aftermarket parts that can be added allowing you to use a power gate opener. Remember though, that aftermarket parts may void your manufacturer warranty.

Experience a Power Liftgate at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Bloomington

If you have questions about an automatic trunk opener or power liftgate, contact us at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Bloomington We’re always happy to help and take you on a test drive around Decatur! We invite you to browse our new vehicle specials and apply for financing online. Reach out to us today! 


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