We go for a spin in the much-anticipated 2020 Jeep Gladiator Overland 4X4; one of the big 4-door’s best trims in our opinion! Check it out!
Wear headphones! The audio in this video was recorded with in-ear binaural microphones. With headphones or earbuds on, you’ll feel like you’re actually sitting in the driver’s seat.
While the 8-speed ZF sourced gearbox that made its recent debut in the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was big news, we actually got a preview of how this gearbox might behave when hooked to a Mopar motor by way of this Grand Cherokee, which was the first of the Hemi-powered Chrysler vehicles to benefit from the new gearbox.
At first blush, the 2014 Grand Cherokee isn’t a tremendous departure from the model that debuted for 2012. Subtle styling tweaks are apparent, but it’s what’s in the cabin and under the hood that are cause for excitement.
The folks at Gear Patrol have a new series called “Want This, Get This” where they find more reasonable alternatives to expensive, “lust-worthy” purchases. This week’s article focuses on the BMW X5M, and it’s more wallet-friendly stand-in, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.
The twin grilles, with the traditional seven-slat up top and the gaping maw along the bottom is just odd. It looks like a meth-addled piranha. One of the more interesting styling cues we see is the way the top half of the upper grille curves along with the hood, giving the Cherokee a sleeker, more aerodynamic look than previous Jeeps. That part we like.
Jeep has announced another addition to the Wrangler lineup, the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition, which the automaker promises will be “the most capable production vehicle ever.”
Check out our comments during our recent drive of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. There’s a commenter named WannabuyaDiesel. He’s a rather strong advocate of a diesel-powered Jeep. While we can’t deliver the news that he so desperately wants to hear, we can tell you about four all-new diesel models that will be coming to the United States quite soon.
To prove its capability, we did what you’re supposed to do with a Wrangler, and got it really, really, really muddy.
Even with the SRT8 in its tamest setting, there’s no denying that this 6.4-liter V-8 is a real charmer. In low-rpm, light-throttle situations, it’s quiet while still feeling willing and able to get to speed quickly. Giving it more boot results in effortless acceleration and a deep, meaningful exhaust note that is as American as apple pie. Despite its raciness, though, the throttle response is very manageable around town. It doesn’t feel overly sharp in Auto, and were it not for the sporty, flat-bottomed steering wheel and heavily bolstered seats, we may have mistaken our SRT for a more mundane Grand Cherokee.
Volkswagen has unveiled the seventh generation of its iconic Golf. The popular hatchback is getting a host of changes for its latest iteration, with big changes coming under the hood (at least in Europe). The base engine is a 105-horsepower turbodiesel that delivers 62 European miles per gallon (51.62 mpg in American). There’s also a 1.4-liter turbo, that’ll net 49 mpg (40.8 mpg) with the help of cylinder deactivation. Again, these are European specs, so don’t rush off to your local VW dealer asking about the new 1.4-liter Golf, because they’ll look at you like you’re insane.