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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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Weekly Roundup: Most popular stories and new car reviews

Jul 25 2014 10:34am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

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Most popular stories: 5. Jerry Seinfeld and Jon Stewart bully an AMC Gremlin: Latest Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee mocks American Motors’ infamous econobox 4. Who wants to be my Porsche-mate? Twitter answers the call: Who says social media can’t be social? A random call-out for a road trip companion on Twitter yielded a memorable experience 3. Millions worth of classic cars hidden in Berlin warehouse: Hidden away in an industrial area of ...
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Motor Mouth: Why a VW-Fiat merger would be a chaotic disaster

Jul 25 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

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The future success of the rumoured — and much denied — Fiat-Chrysler-Volkswagen merger being bandied about this past week very much depends on whether you believe the success of a corporation is the logical conclusion of capitalistic dynamics or the forceful vision of one charismatic leader. If you believe in the former, then you believe that the logistics will help buffer the giant against business cycles, that is if the Volkswagen Group does manage to get its grubby little hands o ...
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Nearly 800,000 Jeeps Recalled for Ignition Switch Issues

Jul 25 2014 1:56am CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

General Motors Extends Recalls By Over 8 Million Vehicles
Jeep has prompted the recall of around 792,300 of their vehicles due to a possible fault with the ignition switch. The recall affects the 2006-2007 Jeep Commander and the 2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Shortly after the ignition switch debacle at General Motors, and in all likelihood discovered through a similar investigation, Chrysler has issued a precaut ...
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Power Wheels Jeep gives way to MINI

Jul 24 2014 5:16pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

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Like many of us, Samantha Tan learned the fundamentals of car handling in an electric Power Wheels Jeep when she was six-years old. She fondly recalls driving around the house in it “trying to do 180s” and remarked that even then, she enjoyed the feeling of speed and control. Only a true racer would spend their childhood clipping apexes in the living room. The Power Wheels Jeep gave way to a significantly faster go-kart and, she says, she enjoyed it so much, that she decided to g ...
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It’s Me, Switches: Chrysler Recalling Up to 792,300 Jeeps for Faulty Ignition Switches

Jul 24 2014 4:45pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

General Motors Extends Recalls By Over 8 Million Vehicles
Chrysler said it would recall up to 792,300 Jeeps to replace the same faulty ignition switches that were the subject of an earlier recall this month that covered 696,000 minivans and crossovers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, after receiving documents from Chrysler on its airbag controllers, opened two investigations in June on the 2005–2006 Grand Cherokee and 2006–2007 Commander. Chrysler has since exp ...
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2015 Mazda CX-5 Real-World Cargo Space

Jul 24 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Cars.com

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Mazda's CX-5 has the distinction of being a compact SUV for driving enthusiasts with excellent fuel economy and great cargo room - not your typical compact crossover formula. Making the cargo area everyday friendly are folding seats that release in two locations. There is a set of levers in the cargo area that release the folding backseat so you don't have to walk around to the rear doors to fold the seats and then walk back to the cargo ...
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Forza Horizon 2 will Feature More Than 200 Cars; Here are the First 100

Jul 24 2014 3:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

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It Starts!! With the impending release of a new racing game comes the slow release of the car and track lists, and Forza Horizon 2 is no different. While previously we had a look at some of the cars through the announcement trailer, now we are getting an official list. This announcement lists the first 100 cars of the more than 200 that are promised, and it actually features five cars that have never been in any Forza game.The five new cars ar ...
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Top ten car brands through market share valuation

Jul 24 2014 2:33am CDT | Source: Motorlogy

This is an interesting time in which to invest in the automotive industry. While the impacts of the global financial crisis continue to be felt, as indeed they do almost everywhere, demand for new cars is high and continues to grow. In addition, the industry as a whole prides itself on being at the cutting-edge of innovative technological developments, particularly within increasingly important areas such as environmentally friendly technology. So, with ...
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Jeep Renegade

Jul 23 2014 10:31pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

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The Jeep Renegade is an all-new compact utility vehicle for the 2015 model year. Combining Fiat's expertise with small, fuel-efficient vehicles into Jeep's notoriety for ruggedness and iconic styling, the model lands in an increasingly crowded market of small and carlike yet tall and often boxy veh ...
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Recalls: Older Jeep Grand Cherokees, Commanders for Ignition

Jul 23 2014 1:07pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

General Motors Extends Recalls By Over 8 Million Vehicles
Smaller recall for 2015 Cherokee, 2014 Ram for Shock MountsThe recalls just keep coming, and not just for General Motors. Almost all the automakers—particularly the Detroit Three—seem especially sensitive to any inference of safety issues and are trying to stay proactive and ahead of the curve when it comes to addressing potential problems. Chrysler is issuing two recalls: a smaller one affecting the shock and strut mounts on some 2014 Ram 1500 trucks, and 2015 Jeep Cherokees for shock ...
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