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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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Captain Volkswagen and the Volkswageneers: Could VW and Fiat Really Combine 20 Car Brands?

Jul 31 2014 7:56pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Rumors that Volkswagen Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could merge to become the biggest four-wheeled Goliath of all time have been squashed by high-ranking executives on both sides. But since our industry runs on rumor, let’s imagine Volkswagen, Audi, Škoda, SEAT, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley, Bugatti, Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and Ferrari—plus Ducati motorcycles and Scania and Man trucks ...
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Are you satisfied with your repair shop?

Jul 31 2014 11:46am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

That venerable products and services information source, Consumer Reports, annually publishes an Auto Survey that focuses on vehicle repairs. Large groups of vehicle owners are polled on their repair experiences at both authorized dealerships and independent service shops. The results show some measurable levels of dissatisfaction but there are ways to minimize your risks of experiencing some of the more common concerns. ...
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2015 Porsche Macan S

Jul 31 2014 11:08am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, Crossover, Porsche, Luxury, Quick Spins I'd be willing to bet that 99 percent of all Porsche Macan owners will never take their vehicle on a track or see any more off-roading than a dirt path to a summer cottage, yet I maintain that there is no better venue to explore the absolute outer limits of the automaker's newest small family transport than on a racing circuit and an off-road course. It's testing at each extreme of the ...
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Alfa Romeo SUV

Jul 31 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

With Alfa Romeo finally selling its 4C within U.S. borders after countless years of delays and setbacks, it appears the Italian brand is getting its vehicle development plans into high gear. Alfa says it will launch eight fresh models by 2018, two of which will be SUVs. Though nothing is set in stone — as usual with Alfa — the first SUV will debut for 2016 and directly compete with The Audi Q5, BMW X3, ...
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From the C/D Archives: 1977 AMC Cherokee Chief Tested

Jul 30 2014 4:24pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We put about 4500 test miles on our Jeep Cherokee four-door and found it to be a strangely loveable vehicle. The basic Jeep Wagoneer from which it springs has been with us for a very long time, but somehow the Wagoneer never captured much front-of-mind awareness. We watched Joe Foss driving one across the Golden West on Sunday-afternoon television, and we saw sort of gray, hard-to-classify suburban burghers hauling their families around in them, but the Wagoneer never seemed like a conte ...
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Road Trips: The Great Indian World Trip

Jul 30 2014 10:36am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

‘We are 50,000 kilometres into it now, only 20,000 to go.” Tushar Agarwal seems matter-of-fact about The Great Indian World Trip. “We’ve done Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa, so now we only have Central America, North America and Europe left.” Agarwal’s email is making me jealous. Considering how far he, off-roading expert Sanjay Madan and videographer Prasad Delshpande have travelled, they seem well on their way to accomplishing their objecti ...
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Chrysler sued over Jeep ignition-switch failures

Jul 29 2014 3:10pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Chrysler was sued over allegedly faulty ignition switches in Jeeps, in a follow-up to more than 120 lawsuits General Motors faces over the ...
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Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer Rips You Into a Dystopian Automotive Nightmare [Video]

Jul 29 2014 8:30am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The team behind the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road movie sure have an acute sense of timing, having released the ultrableak full trailer just before a Monday. As you slide more deeply into the work week, let us present the dystopian, depressing, hopeless postapocalyptic future, as imagined through the lens of director George Miller. Previously, we brought you a glimpse of what cars to expect in the movie—now see some of those rides ...
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A 1986 Jeep CJ7 Laredo for $25,500?

Jul 29 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

For the longest time Jeep's CJ-series was about the most rudimentary 4-wheeled vehicle sold in America. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Laredo is representative of that basic instinct, but contrastingly, is its price overly co ...
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European jury unveils 32 candidates for 2015 Car of the Year

Jul 28 2014 1:01pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

A jury of 58 automotive journalists from Europe have unveiled its 32 candidates for the 2015 Car of the Year. The candidates are (in alphabetical order): Audi TT, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, BMW 2 Series Coupe, BMW i8, BMW x4, Citroen C1*, Citroen C4 Cactus*, Fiat 500X (hasn’t been launched yet)*, Ford EcoSport*, Ford Mondeo (Fusion in Canada), Hyundai i20*, Infiniti Q50, Jeep Renegade, Kia Soul, Lexus NX, Lexus RC, Mercedes-Benz ...
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