Friday, July 15, 2016

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Thanks to its famous off-road grit, the Grand Cherokee’s expertise doesn’t begin and end in the concrete jungle like many of its rivals. A 295-hp 3.6-liter V-6, eight-speed automatic, and rear-drive are standard; a 240-hp turbo-diesel V-6 and 360-hp 5.7-liter V-8 are optional, as are three four-wheel drive setups, each with varying capabilities. A tidy cabin with touchscreen infotainment and optional Wi-Fi make the Grand Cherokee a pleasant place to be whether fording rivers or running errands.


The on-road-performance-oriented Grand Cherokee SRT features a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 that now makes 475 hp and a 0-60 mph time of about 4.8 seconds. With launch control and a sporty 70-percent torque split to the rear in Track mode, it's one of the best-handling SUVs we've driven.

The Grand Cherokee hasn't given up any of its off-road talent; instead, it's added to it in recent years. The most advanced versions can still clamber over boulders and logs with ease, and the new automatic enables a lower crawl ratio that suits the Eco diesel especially well. With three four-wheel drive systems, as well as the Selec-Terrain management system, which automatically caters the powertrain settings for the terrain (Sand, Mud, Auto, Snow, and Rock), you have a lot of options, so make sure you opt for the Grand Cherokee with the capability you need.

There's much to love about the Uconnect infotainment systems in the Grand Cherokee (5.0- or 8.4-inch), and the system's cleaner, simpler interface. A piped-in data connection adds cloud-based services like voice-to-text and natural-language navigation via voice commands. And the Summit edition includes every feature imaginable, including a 19-speaker, 825-watt Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system, including 12-channel amplifier and three subwoofers.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Jeep You Have Been Waiting For

No one does concepts better than Jeep, and who better to take those concepts and make them a reality.  Introducing the 707 hp Jeep Trailcat.  Yes, it has a Hellcat engine.

Colossal 39.5-inch BFGoodrich Krawler T/A tires, Fox shocks, and a two-inch lift perch the Jeep even farther above the pavement, and there are precisely zero aerodynamic elements added to the body to help this misshapen Titan missile tumble through the air. Since we imagine any high-speed run in the Trailcat would feel like riding a Hellcat-powered knuckleball, it’s probably a good thing Jeep sourced well-bolstered bucket seats from the Dodge Viper to hold occupants in terror-filled situ.

A custom shift knob with the Hellcat logo on it, Dana 60 axles front and rear, a two-inch-lower windshield, a domed and vented hood, tubular half-doors, LED headlights, and rock rails round out the Trailcat’s list of modifications.   It’s bolted to a six-speed manual transmission.  That’s the only data point that matters. Jeep says it lengthened the Trailcat’s wheelbase by 12 inches over that of a regular Wrangler to help the engine fit, or maybe to try to imbue this monster with some dynamic civility. But really, why even try?  The vehicle might seem unhinged, but you could almost call the Trailcat’s gestation predictable. Ever since the Hellcat engine debuted two years ago, we’ve jokingly prodded them to “Hellcat all of the things,” to stuff that beastly engine into everything.  We got our wish.


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