Cherokee Is Jeep’s Best Seller Three Months Running

Philadelphia: In each of the last three months, the Cherokee has been the best-selling model at America’s fastest-growing volume brand. Jeep sales are up 44% in the United States through the first eleven months of 2014, an improvement of 191,895 units.

Excluding the Cherokee, which wasn’t on sale until the fourth-quarter of 2013, Jeep sales are still up 10% in 2014 and 15% in November. Those Cherokee-less increases still far outpace the auto industry as a whole, which is up a little more than 5% this year; a little less than 5% in November.Yet even before Jeep once again broadens its lineup with the subcompact Renegade, the Cherokee helped power the brand to new heights. The Jeep brand last topped the 500,000 mark in calendar year 1999. Jeep sold 629,074 utility vehicles during the first eleven months of 2014.

Related: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Wins ‘SUV of Texas’ For The Fifth Consecutive Year

During the September-to-November period, however, the Cherokee’s importance was revealed with greater clarity. It led all Jeeps with 14,639 sales in September, equal to 26.5% of the brand’s total. In October, the Cherokee accounted for 28.5%, or 15,715, of Jeep’s 55,198 sales. Last month, the Cherokee rose to fifth place in overall SUV/crossover rankings with 16,945 sales, 29.5% of all Jeep sales.

So far this year, the Cherokee ranks third in Jeep sales with 160,793 units, behind the Grand Cherokee’s 166,610 units and the Wrangler’s 161,325. Grand Cherokee volume is up 6%; Wrangler sales are up 12%. Jeep sold 84,028 Patriots, a 21% increase, over the first eleven months of 2014. Compass sales are up 14% to 56,318. 33% of FCA’s U.S. sales are Jeep-derived this year, up from 27% in 2013. Jeep was the company’s top-selling brand every month this year except for February and March.

Together, the Jeep brand and Dodge’s Durango and Journey generated 772,504 SUV/crossover sales through the end of November 2014. That’s well ahead of Ford/Lincoln’s 681,670; well back of GM’s 896,371.

 - thetruthaboutcars.com

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2015 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is about to get refreshed with a facelift model next year and it is going to get even better than before. Based on the Concept images that were shared by Mitsubishi earlier today, the Outlander PHEV looks stunningly beautiful.

We particularly like the X-shaped front grille where the top half of it is made out of horizontal chrome strips while the latter is pure black in colour. Also, the fact that Mitsubishi eliminated the lines dividing the side fender with the bumper makes the Outlander PHEV a hot car overall.

In the interior however, things are a little bit different. Everything spells luxury and class for the Outlander PHEV’s cabin thanks to the Black and Burgundy theme. The overall layout is super neat and we pretty much like how every area is divided with silver accents.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is powered by a hybrid engine combination. The primary engine is a 12kWh lithium ion battery while the secondary motor is the 2L 4-cylinder DOHC MIVEC engine.

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2015 Wrangler Freedom Edition

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2015 Wrangler Freedom
MSRP: $28,590

  • Standard 9 speaker Alpine Premium Sound System with all-weather subwoofer
  • High-Gloss Mineral Gray Painted Grille and Front and Rear Bumper Appliqués
  • Black Fuel Filler Door and Taillamp Guards
  • Black Tectonic Seat Fabric with Leather Trim, Embroidered Oscar Mike® Logo, and Silver Stitching Accents

2015 Wrangler Unlimited Freedom
MSRP: $32,390

  • Standard 9 speaker Alpine Premium Sound System with all-weather subwoofer
  • High-Gloss Mineral Gray Painted Grille and Front and Rear Bumper Appliqués
  • Black Fuel Filler Door and Taillamp Guards
  • Black Tectonic Seat Fabric with Leather Trim, Embroidered Oscar Mike® Logo, and Silver Stitching Accents

The Jeep® brand is proud to pay tribute to the patriotic commitment of our service members with the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Freedom Edition models. Special badging and details mark each vehicle and a portion from the sale of every Freedom Edition will be donated to the USO to help support our nation’s heroes as they come home. Find out more about Operation S.A.F.E. Return here.

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Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Named Esquire Magazine’s Truck of the Year

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Philadelphia: Esquire magazine has named the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, America’s most fuel-efficient pickup, its Truck of the Year. The announcement is highlighted in Esquire’s December issue.

Esquire’s editors consider all potential truck models in the U.S. market, balancing attributes with conventional touchstones that outline what makes a great truck, such as efficiency, functionality, versatility, safety, value and style.

“Recognition from Esquire magazine is proof that pickups have found their way into a variety of lifestyles,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO-Ram Truck Brand. “In such a competitive market, we are thrilled to earn a ‘Truck of the Year’ title from Esquire. The Ram 1500 delivers with a winning combination of best-in-class fuel economy and capability and going forward, Ram will continue to set the pace with the best trucks in their segments.”

The EcoDiesel-powered Ram 1500 earned a 28 mpg rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the best highway-cycle test result ever achieved by a full-size, half-ton pickup. It also exceeds the EPA highway rating for the top-ranked small pickup. The previous half-ton fuel efficiency record was set by the Ram 1500 with the available 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine at 25 mpg highway.

Related: 3 Reasons why the Ram Truck is outselling the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado

“This is where the truck tide turns: a full-sized American pickup with a just-big-enough diesel V-6-the only one of its kind,” Esquire magazine noted. “You get the fuel economy of a small engine, the pulling power of a larger one and the grumble of a working-class diesel.”

Ram 1500-the most recognizable pickup on the road-delivers best-in-class fuel economy with a truckload of pioneering, fuel-saving systems and first-in-segment technologies: TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension. The Ram 1500 delivers an outstanding combination of best-in-class fuel efficiency, unsurpassed torque and a surplus of towing capability.

Ram truck offers models designed for a wide range of buyers, including outdoorsmen, tradesmen, first-time buyers and ranchers. Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Laramie Limited trims are designed to meet the high expectations of affluent pickup truck buyers looking to combine capability with sophistication. Featuring premium materials, such as full-leather seating, real wood interior components and modish design, Ram offers a refined luxury alternative uncommon in pickups.

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About Ram Truck Brand
Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck Brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with one goal: to build the best pickup trucks and commercial vehicles in the industry.

Creating a distinct identity for Ram Trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day in and day out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.

In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.

Moving into the 2015 model year, Ram continues to beat the competition in the two most sought-after titles, fuel economy and towing capacity:

  • Best-in-class fuel economy with exclusive EcoDiesel – 28 mpg with Ram 1500
  • Best-in-class towing capability – 30,000 pounds with Ram 3500
  • Best-in-class payload – 7,390 pounds with Ram 3500
  • Best-in-class torque – 865 lb.-ft. with Ram 3500 equipped with Cummins

Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

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Philadelphia: 2015 Chrysler 300 MSRP $32,390

Philadelphia 2015 Chrysler 300 MSRP $32,390
The base 2015 Chrysler 300 full-size sedan starts at $32,390, including a $995 destination charge, reflecting no price increase over the base 2014 model. The 2015 Chrysler 300 debuted at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The base model has been renamed the 300 Limited.

The redesigned Chrysler 300 arrives at Cherry Hill Jeep in the first quarter of 2015.

Chrysler will offer four 300 models.

The 2015 Chrysler 300S starts at $35,890, including shipping, reflecting a $500 price increase over the 2014 300S model.

Chrysler’s 2015 300C starts at $38,890, including shipping, also reflecting a $500 price increase over the 2014 300C model.

The new 2015 Chrysler 300 Platinum starts at $43,390, including shipping. It adds quilted Nappa leather, a leather-wrapped instrument panel and console, platinum-chrome exterior details and 20-inch wheels.

The high-performance 300 SRT8 model is not available for 2015 following Fiat Chrysler’s decision to fold its SRT brand into the Dodge division.

Chrysler spokesman Rick Deneau told Edmunds on Monday there is no word yet whether there may be a 2015 Chrysler 300 John Varvatos Edition.

There are major updates on the 2015 Chrysler 300. The exterior of the car gets a new, larger grille. The cabin receives a new instrument panel and steering wheel, a rotary-style transmission shifter and new color combinations. Other highlights include a new eight-speed automatic transmission for V8 models, a new power steering system and new safety features, including adaptive cruise control and a forward collision warning system.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Wins Active Lifestyle Vehicle Award from Carspondent

Cherry Hill Jeep: Philadelphia Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Wins Active Lifestyle Vehicle Award from CarspondentPhiladelphia: The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel took home the Luxury Off-Road Vehicle Award at this years Active Lifestyle Vehicle Awards from Carspondent.

For a vehicle to qualify for the award, it must have an MSRP over $35,000 and possess true off-road capability.

The ALV awards are the only annual vehicle awards in which active, outdoor enthusiasts choose the winners, along with a small contingent of automotive journalists who accompany them in the ride-and-drive tests. Testing includes a challenging off-road course as well as on-road driving.

“The EcoDiesel engine in the Jeep Grand Cherokee is excellent for towing and extends range between fill-ups on long road trips. The Dodge Journey gives growing families the interior versatility they need in a relatively small vehicle at an affordable price. And the Dodge Durango combines the truck attributes sport-utility enthusiasts crave with good fuel economy and excellent road manners.”

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee – the most awarded SUV ever and the vehicle that has long defined what a premium SUV should be – receives even more content for the 2015 model year. The Grand Cherokee Summit models receive added features as well as a new Summit California Edition appearance package that further enhances Summit’s premium exterior aesthetics.

Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers best-in-class 30 miles per gallon (mpg) highway courtesy of an available 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine and standard eight-speed transmission. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 boasts an unmatched driving range of more than 730 miles.

Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy of three available 4×4 systems, Jeep’s Quadra-Lift air suspension system and class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system. Grand Cherokee boasts best-in-class towing of 7,400 pounds, and a crawl ratio of 44.1:1.

A refined exterior design – complete with available bi-xenon headlamps with signature LED daytime running lamps (DRL) – provides a premium appearance. Interior luxury is achieved with premium amenities, including Natural leather, exotic open-pore wood trim and unique color offerings.

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2015 Jeep Renegade to be the Winch in Your New Jeep Addiction

philadelphia-2015-renegade-to-be-the-winch-in-your-new-jeep-addiction-in-philadelphiaPhiladelphia: Like your first Philly cheesesteak at Tony Luke’s or the taste of a Kenzinger at Citizens Bank Park, Cherry Hill Jeep expects the 2015 Renegade to be the ideal introduction for new Jeep owners. Chrysler’s senior vice president of product design, Ralph Gilles, agrees.

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“After buyers experience the small sport-utility vehicle, they’ll keep coming back to the Jeep brand.”"People will keep coming back once they get a taste of this thing,” he said Tuesday morning during the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2014 MICHauto Summit in Detroit.Renegade production started in July at Fiat SpA’s plant in Melfi, Italy. The U.S. is expected to get its first Renegade models at the end of this year, followed by full inventories in early 2015.The Renegade is Jeep’s first subcompact SUV. Gilles said it is an example of how Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, announced after Fiat SpA took control of Chrysler Group LLC earlier this year, is leveraging its assets in Italy and the U.S. to create new vehicles.

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Gilles, who has worked for Chrysler for 22 years, said one of the most interesting things about designing the subcompact Renegade was combining traditional Jeep aspects with new ideas and designs from the company’s Italian designers.

“We took the best of both worlds,” he said, adding the Renegade is based on a Fiat platform, engineered in the U.S. and developed and built in Italy.

When launching the Renegade, Jeep CEO Mike Manley defined the vehicle as a vehicle for a new generation of Jeep buyers.

Jeremy Glover, a Jeep design studio exterior designer, said designers wanted to make give the Renegade a modern feel, but still pull design cues from the Wrangler and the first 1941 Willy’s Jeep.

“It’s a brand-new car, so we looked at all sorts of forms,” said Glover, who joined Gilles on stage for a question and answer.

Classic Jeep characteristics include circle headlights, trapezoidal wheel arches and seven-slotted grille. They combine with new features like military-inspired “X” design in the tail lamps and a new roof panel system that allows buyers to open up the vehicle similar to a Wrangler.

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2015 Dodge Ram brings the best value in Fuel Economy with EcoDiesel engine

2015 Dodge Ram brings the best value in Fuel Economy with EcoDiesel enginePhiladelphia: When every penny counts on the job site, Cherry Hill Ram wants to know – shouldn’t your next workhorse to be fuel efficient and cost effective?

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The 2015 Ram 1500 at Cherry Hill Ram leads pickup truck fuel economy with winning powertrains: exclusive 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel with 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 28 miles per gallon (mpg) and Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 with 305 horsepower and best-in-class gasoline fuel economy of 25 mpg. Ram 1500 holds the top two spots in half-ton truck fuel economy, even beating small trucks.

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine is mated to the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. Together, the powertrain system delivers an outstanding combination of fuel efficiency at 28 mpg, unsurpassed torque of 420 lb.-ft. and up to 9,200 pounds of towing capability.

Cherry Hill Ram Trucks offer the best value in half-ton trucks with a starting price of $23,970, plus $1,195 destination and includes a standard 5.7-liter HEMI V-8. The exclusive V-6 EcoDiesel with TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission is priced $2,850 greater than a similarly equipped Ram 1500 with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with Torqueflite eight-speed transmission.

The 2015 Ram 1500 capitalizes on a truckload of exclusive, pioneering, fuel-saving systems, including: eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics with grille shutters and air suspension.

Quick Read: Ram 1500 diesel V-6 engine is smooth, powerful, efficient

The Ram 1500 earned Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year in 2013 and 2014, the first time a vehicle of any type has taken the coveted award back-to-back. The Ram 1500 also won the Truck of Texas in 2013 and 2014 – a rare double, back-to-back combination in the pickup segment.

Aptly branded EcoDiesel, the 3.0-liter powerplant is a turbocharged 60-degree, dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) 24-valve V-6 that produces 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque is more efficient than all V-6 gasoline engines in the half-ton category. This abundant torque from a 3.0-liter engine is the enabler for 9,200 pounds of towing capacity while delivering fuel economy of 28 mpg on the highway.

Like the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 gasoline engines already offered on the Ram 1500, the EcoDiesel V-6 is mated to the TorqueFlite 8, the only eight-speed automatic transmission offered in the half-ton class.

The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine (Ward’s 10 Best Engines Award three years in a row) with variable-valve timing (VVT) offers 305 horsepower, 269 lb.-ft. of torque and best-in-class gasoline fuel economy of 25 mpg.

The legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with fuel-saving cylinder shut-off and VVT provides 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque.

The class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission (TorqueFlite 8) is standard equipment with 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel and 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar models.

Quick Read: Ram 1500 on Consumer Reports’ Top Picks 2014 List

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Jeep Wrangler vs Lamborghini Gallardo

Untitled-2It was Joey Giardello vs the Phillie Phanatic in this unnecessary match-up of strength and durability. For reasons unknown, these two collided with such force leaving the Jeep to ask itself – “was that a mosquito?”

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Town & Country Earns Highest Approval from Owners According to a recent J. D. Power Study


Philadelphia: The best cheese steaks, the best restaurants, the best museums – great reviews are what keep people coming back and the Town & Country is no different. According to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), the Chrysler brand vehicle ranked highest among minivans for the third time in four years.

The IQS is based on responses from more than 86,000 owners of 2014 model-year vehicles after 90 days of ownership. The study asks customers to identify issues with their vehicles’ design, as well defects.

 

“This is the third time in four years that Chrysler Town & Country leads the Minivan segment in this quality survey,” Doug Betts, Senior Vice President-Quality, said. “It reflects the commitment of employees who develop, build and test these vehicles and their recognition that every employee has a role in continually improving the quality of our products.”

 

The Chrysler Group’s ultimate family vehicle, the Chrysler Town & County, was significantly updated for the 2011 model year and previously achieved the highest ranking among minivans in 2011 and 2013.

The IQS study, now in its 28th year, is based on a 233-question survey conducted between February and May 2014.

Playmate Amanda Cerny Next to a Jeep Wrangler

These photos of Amanda Cerny by Zimbio are… well, awesome.

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2015 Kia Soul Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government

Philadelphia Kia Soul Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government | Kia Sales: 866-393-4274
The 2015 Kia Soul hatchback earned the top five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Soul received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The Soul is on sale now at Kia of Cherry Hill.

Standard equipment on the 2015 Soul includes six airbags, antilock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, vehicle stability management and brake assist.

The Soul competes with the Fiat 500L, Mini Cooper Countryman and Scion xB.

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New Jersey: My First Car Photo Contest with Capture Jersey

New Jersey: My First Car Photo Contest with Capture Jersey | Cherry Hill Jeep | Sales: 866-393-4274Frankie Valli’s first car was a 1936 green DeSoto. What was yours?

CaptureJersey.com has put together a fantastic photo contest; “My First Car”. If you’ve penned your memories and found a photo of your first car, then you need to be a part of this.

By submitting your brief story of 200 words or less and at least one photo, you could potentially be part of a great book for a terrific cause, “My First Car.” My First Car is a coffee table book being produced by Star-Ledger | NJ.com, New Jersey’s largest media company, in conjunction with The Valerie Fund, a non-profit organization that has provided support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders since 1976. $5 from each book sold will help The Valerie Fund continue its mission of providing comprehensive, state of the art outpatient health care to more than 4,000 New Jersey children and their families each year.

In addition to selecting voter’s favorite submissions from this entry site, My First Car will also contain reminisces and photos from many celebrities, politicians and thought leaders who put their roots down in New Jersey. Franki Valli is the official celebrity spokesman for the project on behalf of The Valerie Fund.

Encourage your family and friends to vote for your first car memories. This book will be available on or about September 14, 2014, but you can pre-order your book now and save $10! This collectors’ item would make great holiday gifts for any Garden Stater old enough to have a first car in their rear view mirror. If you really want to get in on the action go to Thevaleriefund.org and purchase tickets to the “My First Car Official Book Launch Party” at The Valerie Fund’s Gala Celebration of the Dealer’s Unite Campaign co-hosted by the New Jersey Coalition of Auto Retailers, on Sunday, September 14 from 3:00-7:30 at the NJ Expo Center at the Raritan Center in Edison, New Jersey. You can share memories with other book contributors and maybe even a celebrity or two!

Submit and vote by 11:00 PM on September 12, 2014

More info: www.capturejersey.com/challenges/my-first-car

 

Philadelphia: 2014 Kia Soul vs Mazda 3

Philadelphia: Kia Soul at the Susquehanna Bank Center
The compact hatchback is cheap and fuel efficient, making it one of the best cars for first time car buyers or new drivers. Lets see if the Mazda 3 will dominate this segment or will the Kia Soul Base overtake it.

The Kia Soul Base is powered by a 1.6 liter gas 4 cylinder engine with a 6 speed manual transmission. The vehicle offers 24mpg in the city and 30mpg on the highway. The Mazda 3 on the other hand, runs on a 2.0 liter gas 4 cylinder paired with a 6 speed manual transmission. It offers 29mpg in the city and 40mpg on the highway. That makes the Kia Soul Base the more fuel efficient model between the two.

Both the vehicle comes with interior features such as keyless entry, hands free calling, cruise control, audio jack, Bluetooth, power exterior mirror control and USB/iPod connection. The Kia Soul Base also comes with a satellite radio while the Mazda 3 comes with an additional keyless ignition. Safety features for the Kia Soul; Base includes heated exterior mirrors, hill start assistance system and window pinch protection. The Mazda 3 comes with safety features like active head restraints, brake assist, daytime running lights and an engine immobilizer.

The Kia Soul Base retail price starts at $14,700 while the Mazda 3 selling price starts at $18, 945. Although the Kia Soul has less interior features it is cheaper and more fuel efficient, so the Kia is the winner here.

Philadelphia: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited EcoDiesel Review: Jeep Perfection with Incredible MPGs

Philadelphia: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited EcoDiesel Review: Jeep Perfection with Incredible MPGsThe Chrysler Group has introduced diesel powered passenger vehicles in the past with little success but with the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, the company has put a name to their new diesel technology that will help market it to consumers while the power and efficiency of new 3.0L V6 diesel does the rest as this is one fantastic engine option.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the bestselling and most awarded sport utility vehicle in the history of the segment so when the Trail Rated brand makes a big move – the industry takes notice. The 2014 Grand Cherokee features the new EcoDiesel powerplant that allows Jeep owners to haul and tow comparable amounts to the 5.7L Hemi while offering nearly 30 miles per gallon. The current Grand Cherokee is a great SUV; adding a 3.0L diesel engine that allows you to tow 7,200 pounds while offering 28 miles per gallon on the highway (not while towing) makes it one of the best SUVs today?if not the best.

My 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee test vehicle was a 4×4 model with the Limited trimline and the 3.0L EcoDiesel engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Luxury Group II added $3,000, the Off Road Adventure II package added $1,795, the premium infotainment system added $400 and when added up with the $995 destination and base price, my test vehicle carried a sticker price of $48,785.

The Exterior
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4 Limited package wears just enough chrome/silver trim around the outside to look like it isn’t a base model. It doesn’t look like an overly blinged out luxury model, but features like the 18 inch split spoke wheels and the silver accents found around the lower fascia opening, around the distinct 7 slot Jeep grille, on the mirrors and on the door handles give this Grand Cherokee a far more upscale look compared to the lower priced models. Of course, the 2014 Grand Cherokee has all of the same great looks that make this the bestselling big SUV in the world. This is the Jeep which best displays the iconic look that the Trail Rated brand has become known for and when fitted with the Limited package – it’s a sharp looking large SUV.

The Interior
The Limited level trimline is technically midrange for the 2014 Grand Cherokee, but thanks to the addition of the Luxury Group II Preferred Equipment Package, it is impossible to tell by looking around inside. Leather seats, leather door pads and a leather center console armrest cover all in black with white stitching give this cabin a very high end look and feel with help from the minimal chrome trim scattered throughout. The front seats are nicely padded with deepish side bolsters that are comfortable for folks of all shapes and sizes while the power seat controls allow enough adjustment to make it easy for both very tall and very small drivers to safely operate the Grand Cherokee. Regardless of your size (unless you are a giant like Shaq or something), anyone sitting up front should find there to be ample seating space in every direction.

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