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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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The Return of the Thing — thanks to B.C. firm

Aug 29 2014 4:42pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Boutique autobuilder Intermeccanica is world renowned for producing incredible hand-built recreations of two of Porsche’s classic sports cars, the 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster and the 1959 356 Convertible D. But few are aware of the storied Vancouver firm’s other offering, the Intermeccanica TYP82 Kübelwagen. That’s largely due to the fact that it was previously only available to buyers in foreign markets. Intermeccanica has now received the go-ahead to produce this unique looking vehicle for t ...
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Roam If You Want To: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Full Pricing Out

Aug 28 2014 1:09pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The formula for the Jeep Grand Cherokee is pretty straightforward: Mix four-doors and (usually) four-wheel drive with a family-size vehicle and a reasonably comfortable and well-appointed interior. The recipe has proved so enticing that the Grand Cherokee is now available in six levels of trim, putting the venerated nameplate within reach of almost any buyer. The most affordable entry gets Laredo badging. Priced at $30,590 for rear-wheel drive and $32,590 for the four-wheel-drive ...
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These are the top 10 dollar per horsepower bargains

Aug 28 2014 10:23am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The recent introduction of the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat coupe and Charger SRT Hellcat sedan — expected to sell for under $70,000 — was another reminder that today — not the 1960s — is the Golden Era of cheap and plentiful horsepower. While we wait for the SRT Hellcat twins to arrive next year, here are the top 10 dollar per horsepower bargains you can buy new right now: 10. 2014 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – $105.02/hp The Chevrolet Camaro ZL ...
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2 days ago

Maserati Levante SUV Mule Spied, Reportedly Ditches Jeep Chassis

Aug 27 2014 2:08pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

In-House Development of Premium SUV to Counter “Rebadge” LabelIn its early stages of development, when it was still being called the Kubang, as the concept was named, it was believed Maserati’s first SUV would share most of its dirty parts, minus its engine and drivetrain, with the WK2 Jeep Grand Cherokee, a rumor not denied in the least by management. At one point, it was even proposed that the Kubang/Levante be built in Michigan, at the Jefferson Nor ...
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Bizarre Levante mule proves SUV will ride on Maserati platform

Aug 27 2014 12:42pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Spy Photos, Performance, Crossover, Maserati, Luxury When Chrysler was developing the current Jeep Cherokee, matte black, lifted Alfa Romeo Giuliettas weren't an unusual site around the company's Auburn Hills, MI headquarters. That's because the Jeep rides on a modified version of the Alfa's platform. Judging by these images, Maserati is following a similar path for the upcoming Levante. The presence of the modified and lifted Ghibli basic ...
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2 days ago

30 Years New: Toyota Japan to Sell Brand-New Land Cruiser Series 70—for One Year

Aug 27 2014 11:42am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Here’s the tragedy of the Land Cruiser Series 70: It was never sold in the United States. The toughest and most rugged of the entire lineup is an icon in Australia and South Africa, where they’ve been on sale continuously for 30 years. And for 20 of those years, you could walk into a Japanese Toyota dealer and plunk down a pile of yen for a Series 70 pickup or SUV. RELATED: The 2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X is freakishly capable While the ...
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Watch the 2014 Cheap Truck Challenge on Dirt Every Day

Aug 27 2014 8:08am CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Check out this episode of Dirt Every Day to see how well the competitors fared as well as the winner of the 2014 Cheap Truck Challenge.Petersen’s 4Wheel and Offroad Magazine’s annual Cheap Truck Challenge returns for 2014. On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred Williams and crew chronicle the battle that includes a 1993 Chevrolet S-10 pickup, a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and a 1975 International 150 pick ...
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Protecting your new car’s paint job

Aug 26 2014 5:29pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Whether you’ve eaten peanut butter sandwiches for two years to afford a $12,498 dollars Mitsubishi Mirage or plunked down $173 ‘large’ for a 2014 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, people universally cringe at the notion of rock chips on their new cars. For car lovers, every new rock chip is agony, and as they accumulate, it feels like death by a thousand cuts. In the winter, prairie jurisdictions spread a paint- ...
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2014 Volkswagen Touareg V-8 TDI First Drive: Torque on Torque on Torque

Aug 26 2014 2:36pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Until Audi came along with its incredible, 500-hp Q7 V-12 TDI, the Volkswagen Touareg V-10 TDI was the king of the segment. Discontinued in 2010, its final iteration—the R50—served up 350 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. (A less-powerful version was sold in the United States.) But that thing disappeared from our shores years ago, and the only current diesel in the Touareg’s U.S. lineup, the V-6 TDI, pales in comparison. As do the si ...
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2014 Jeep Cherokee Mileage Update: 10,261 Miles

Aug 26 2014 11:49am CDT | Source: Cars.com

It's been a quiet 824-mile month for our long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee tester that's otherwise averaged around double that through the first five months of ownership. Putting around the city has slightly dinged the average fuel economy by .12 mpg as the Cherokee takes a breather from the onslaught of road trips encountered in its first few months. Even with that drop, the four-cylinder, all-wheel-drive Cherokee is averaging very close ...
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