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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is a Seriously Powerful SUV

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is a Seriously Powerful SUV

Jan 15 2013, 12:48pm CST | by

Fast SUV has a higher towing capacity than the previous model

Jeep has unveiled the 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT at the North American International Auto Show. The new SUV is very impressive with a 6.4-liter V8 engine producing 470 hp and 465 pound-foot of torque....

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is a Seriously Powerful SUV

Jan 15 2013, 12:48pm CST | by

Fast SUV has a higher towing capacity than the previous model

Jeep has unveiled the 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT at the North American International Auto Show. The new SUV is very impressive with a 6.4-liter V8 engine producing 470 hp and 465 pound-foot of torque. The vehicle has a standard all-wheel drive system and has the capability of sending most of the torque to the rear wheels.

All that power goes through an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission that can be shifted with paddles behind the steering wheel. The new transmission gives the vehicle a towing capacity of 7200 pounds, which is 44% higher than the previous model. The SUV has a special Track Mode to optimize rear wheel drive characteristics for driving on track.

The 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT also comes with a new standard launch control feature. The truck also has an 8.4-inch touchscreen inside with an SRT exclusive Performance Page along with a seven-inch programmable multiview gauge cluster. Pricing and availability for the 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT is unknown.

 
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Top of the World: Trekking $100K Range Rovers Across Colorado’s Treacherous Continental Divide

Sep 18 2014 4:34pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

In 1987, Land Rover introduced Americans to the industry’s first luxury SUV, the Range Rover. Two years later, its cult status etched into upscale burbs across the U.S., the automaker invited its most loyal customers (and a handful of intrepid journalists) to drive a convoy of 1990 Range Rovers across the Continental Divide. As it runs through Colorado, the Divide—filled with soaring peaks, gullies, gulches, washes, and abandoned mining roads crumbling since the 180 ...
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SUV Review: 2015 Volkswagen Touareg

Sep 18 2014 10:05am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

MUNICH, GERMANY — The price of fuel continues to be high and our streets are not becoming any less congested with traffic, but the popularity of large and luxurious SUVs continues unabated. Witness Volkswagen’s Touareg. First seen in 2002, the Touareg was one of the German automaker’s largest and most luxurious products to date. Alongside the VW Phaeton full-sized luxury sedan, the all-wheel-drive Touareg offered the room and perf ...
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1 day ago

GM dealers have ordered 30k Colorado and Canyon pickups, 3rd shift added

Sep 17 2014 4:47pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Truck, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Plants/Manufacturing, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Diesel General Motors has an early success on its hands in the form of the initial rollout of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks. According to the automaker, dealers have ordered nearly 30,000 of the trucks thus far, a number that far exceeded GM's early expectations. This high de ...
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Kia Soul getting turbo power, possible AWD

Sep 17 2014 12:34pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hatchback, Kia, Rumormill It's been a long time coming, but it appears we might finally see a turbocharged Kia Soul next year. Kia officials reportedly confirmed the hotter Soul to Motor Trend recently, and also stated that the company is (still) investigating the use of all-wheel drive for the next generation of its boxy hatchback. The turbo Soul will arrive with the same 1.6-liter four-cylinder found in the Forte, rat ...
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Testing The 2014 Jeep Cherokee On & Off-Road: What Do You Want To Know?

Sep 17 2014 9:56am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

For the next few days, we'll be torturing a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4 on the hairpin roads of LA county and dusty desert tracks to the east. It's not the lifted Trailhawk variant and it's riding on Continental all-season tires, but you know we've gotta test that "SA ...
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2 days ago

Diono Car Seats Allow Parents to Fit Three in the Backseat

Sep 16 2014 4:55pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

When baby makes three kids in the backseat, it's often time for parents to start looking for a larger car. However, there are some who instead look for a way to fit three child-safety seats across their current car's bench seat. Car-seat manufacturer Diono offers two lineups of convertible/booster seats that not only fit three across some cars, but these seats also fit kids who weigh as little as 5 pounds to as much as 120 pounds. Related: Wh ...
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3 days ago

Mega Auto Supplier, ACTIVATE: ZF to Buy TRW for $13.5 Billion

Sep 15 2014 10:56pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

It may not have the panache of a World Cup match, but when a German auto supplier takes over an American auto supplier, people—or at least our kind of people—take notice. Rumblings of a deal have been, well, rumbling since July, and now TRW Automotive Holdings has agreed to sell its entire business to ZF Friedrichshafen for $13.5 billion, essentially creating a super, one-stop-shop supplier for powertrain and safety equipment. Livonia, Michigan–based TRW, which develops and manufactures a ...
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3 days ago

Jeep Patriot

Sep 15 2014 8:59pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Jeep Patriot is a companion piece to the Jeep Compass. Both are compact hatchbacks with optional all-wheel drive -- utes designed for drivers that want some of the Jeep tradition but don't need a vehicle as large as the Cherokee. The Patriot is a rival for vehicles like the Kia Soul, Scion xB, S ...
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3 days ago

Jeep Compass

Sep 15 2014 8:57pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Jeep Compass is a companion piece to the Jeep Patriot. The compact crossovers share underpinnings, but while the Patriot is styled with more quintessentially Jeep cues, the Compass is themed more like a rally-ready hatchback. Like the Patriot, the Compass is a rival for vehicles like the Nissan Juke, Kia Sou ...
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3 days ago

Aficionauto drives Vin Diesel's fast and furious 1970 Dodge Charger

Sep 15 2014 7:11pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Dodge, Celebrities, TV/Movies The Aficionauto host Christopher Rutkowski has a real passion for original and replica cars from movies and television, whether they are from James Bond, Jurassic Park, or incredibly obscure Japanese shows. However, he might have outdone himself this time because he hopped into one of the biggest automotive stars of contemporary cinema. This 1970 Dodge Charger appeared in Fast & ...
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