The Truth About Cars » Jeep Grand Cherokee http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:17:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Jeep Grand Cherokee http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Jeep Czech Republic Uses Failed “Moose Test” Photo on Facebook http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/jeep-czech-republic-uses-failed-moose-test-photo-facebook/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/jeep-czech-republic-uses-failed-moose-test-photo-facebook/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 21:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1237537 Oops! Have you tried maneuvers like this? #Jeep One great thing about PR and marketing is that you can often turn a massive fail into a great win — like when a Slovak PR agency for Mercedes-Benz posted a picture of the new CLA Shooting Brake next to a pool. A random commenter said he’d like them to […]

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Oops! Have you tried maneuvers like this? #Jeep One great thing about PR and marketing is that you can often turn a massive fail into a great win — like when a Slovak PR agency for Mercedes-Benz posted a picture of the new CLA Shooting Brake next to a pool. A random commenter said he’d like them to […]

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Giving Thanks: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude 4×4 Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2015-jeep-grand-cherokee-altitude-4x4-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2015-jeep-grand-cherokee-altitude-4x4-review/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1229865 Editor’s note: This review originally ran February 27th, 2015. It’s the most read review of the last 12 months. You should read it again. The current Grand Cherokee has been a huge success for the Jeep brand. The handsome vehicle is available with four engines, five drivelines, and in many trims, best of which can […]

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Editor’s note: This review originally ran February 27th, 2015. It’s the most read review of the last 12 months. You should read it again. The current Grand Cherokee has been a huge success for the Jeep brand. The handsome vehicle is available with four engines, five drivelines, and in many trims, best of which can […]

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Junkyard Find: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Orvis Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-1997-jeep-grand-cherokee-orvis-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-1997-jeep-grand-cherokee-orvis-edition/#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1219505 The value of a first-generation Grand Cherokee that’s even slightly rough crashed hard quite a few years ago and has remained just a hair above scrap value ever since, so junkyards here in SUV-crazed Colorado tend to be packed with these trucks. XJ Cherokees are plentiful as well, but I tend to notice them more […]

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The value of a first-generation Grand Cherokee that’s even slightly rough crashed hard quite a few years ago and has remained just a hair above scrap value ever since, so junkyards here in SUV-crazed Colorado tend to be packed with these trucks. XJ Cherokees are plentiful as well, but I tend to notice them more […]

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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, Chrysler 300 SRT Get Stay Of Execution http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/jeep-grand-cherokee-srt-chrysler-300-srt-get-stay-execution/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/jeep-grand-cherokee-srt-chrysler-300-srt-get-stay-execution/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:27:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=933858 Despite an effort to consolidate SRT vehicles under the Dodge brand, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT will stick around for the immediate future. Automotive News is reporting that dealers can order an SRT version of the Grand Cherokee for the 2015 model year. Beyond that, the vehicle will likely be renamed the “Trackhawk”. And while […]

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Despite an effort to consolidate SRT vehicles under the Dodge brand, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT will stick around for the immediate future. Automotive News is reporting that dealers can order an SRT version of the Grand Cherokee for the 2015 model year. Beyond that, the vehicle will likely be renamed the “Trackhawk”. And while […]

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Capsule Review: Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/capsule-review-jeep-grand-cherokee-ecodiesel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/capsule-review-jeep-grand-cherokee-ecodiesel/#comments Sat, 05 Jul 2014 16:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=848298 To most North American consumers, diesel is an exotic powertrain option, full of promise when it comes to torque and efficiency. It rarely delivers on the promise. Based on our impressions of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, the same 3.0L V6 fitted to the Jeep Grand Cherokee seemed to be extremely promising – especially now that […]

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To most North American consumers, diesel is an exotic powertrain option, full of promise when it comes to torque and efficiency. It rarely delivers on the promise. Based on our impressions of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, the same 3.0L V6 fitted to the Jeep Grand Cherokee seemed to be extremely promising – especially now that […]

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Meet Our New Long-Termer, Sorta http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/meet-our-new-long-termer-sorta/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/meet-our-new-long-termer-sorta/#comments Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:30:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=731626 No, this isn’t my new car. That’s still two weeks away, at least, as the wheels of the insurance machine grind exceedingly fine. It’s the next closest thing to my new car — my father’s new car. Insofar as he bought it at my direct suggestion, and insofar as no manufacturer has ever given us […]

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No, this isn’t my new car. That’s still two weeks away, at least, as the wheels of the insurance machine grind exceedingly fine. It’s the next closest thing to my new car — my father’s new car. Insofar as he bought it at my direct suggestion, and insofar as no manufacturer has ever given us […]

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Review: 2014 Dodge Durango Limited V8 (with Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/review-2014-dodge-durango-limited-v8-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/review-2014-dodge-durango-limited-v8-with-video/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=695921 Car shopping used to be so simple: you could buy a truck or a car. Then came the wagon, minivan, sport utility and the latest craze: the crossover. There’s just one problem with the crossover for me however: it’s not a crossover. With a name like that you’d assume that a modern crossover blended the […]

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Car shopping used to be so simple: you could buy a truck or a car. Then came the wagon, minivan, sport utility and the latest craze: the crossover. There’s just one problem with the crossover for me however: it’s not a crossover. With a name like that you’d assume that a modern crossover blended the […]

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Hammer Time: The Cars Of The Cave Bears http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/hammer-time-the-cars-of-the-cave-bears/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/hammer-time-the-cars-of-the-cave-bears/#comments Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:30:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=693697 I live in a small, genteel, Southern colonial home that comes with all the local goodies. An over-sized ceiling fan in every room. A little front porch that offers a palatial view of the rolling prairies of Deliverance country. Throw in a mint julep, homemade lemonade, and the belting baritone of Paul Robeson, and the […]

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I live in a small, genteel, Southern colonial home that comes with all the local goodies. An over-sized ceiling fan in every room. A little front porch that offers a palatial view of the rolling prairies of Deliverance country. Throw in a mint julep, homemade lemonade, and the belting baritone of Paul Robeson, and the […]

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“Perfect Result”: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Passes Moose Test http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/perfect-result-2014-jeep-grand-cherokee-passes-moose-test/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/perfect-result-2014-jeep-grand-cherokee-passes-moose-test/#comments Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:52:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=691338 You may recall that a couple of years ago there was a mild brouhaha when Sweden’s Teknikens Värld said that the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee failed the publication’s “moose test” in a dangerous manner, almost rolling over when performing the accident avoidance maneuver. At speeds as low as 37.9 mph (61 kmh) the ’12 Grand […]

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You may recall that a couple of years ago there was a mild brouhaha when Sweden’s Teknikens Värld said that the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee failed the publication’s “moose test” in a dangerous manner, almost rolling over when performing the accident avoidance maneuver. At speeds as low as 37.9 mph (61 kmh) the ’12 Grand […]

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Jeep Grand Comanche Episode 2: We Jack ‘Em Up In The Yard http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/jeep-grand-comanche-episiode-2-we-jack-em-up-in-the-yard/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/jeep-grand-comanche-episiode-2-we-jack-em-up-in-the-yard/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:24:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=644274 If you haven’t heard by now, there’s a new project car in TTAC’s “garage,” a 2000 Grand Cherokee Limited. I of course use the term garage simply because “gravel driveway” fails to have the same ring. Why a car guy doesn’t have a garage is a story for a different time. All I will say […]

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If you haven’t heard by now, there’s a new project car in TTAC’s “garage,” a 2000 Grand Cherokee Limited. I of course use the term garage simply because “gravel driveway” fails to have the same ring. Why a car guy doesn’t have a garage is a story for a different time. All I will say […]

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Pre-Production Review: 2014 Toyota 4Runner (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/pre-production-review-2014-toyota-4runner-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/pre-production-review-2014-toyota-4runner-with-video/#comments Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:01:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=516081 I would normally start a car review with an item of trivia or history about the vehicle under review, or about the segment in general. This time I’m going to start by talking about the elephant in the room: the 2014 4Runner SR5/Trail front end. Yikes! I know that beauty is in the eye of […]

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I would normally start a car review with an item of trivia or history about the vehicle under review, or about the segment in general. This time I’m going to start by talking about the elephant in the room: the 2014 4Runner SR5/Trail front end. Yikes! I know that beauty is in the eye of […]

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Capsule Review: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/capsule-review-2014-jeep-grand-cherokee-srt8/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/capsule-review-2014-jeep-grand-cherokee-srt8/#comments Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:03:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=497292 My junior year of high school involved a social studies course taught by a dour, acid-tongued woman, a Scottish leftist in the tradition of George Galloway, who delighted in admonishing us for our bad behavior by labeling us “a bunch of spoiled, upper-middle class brats”. Well, guilty as charged for this writer. Despite the not-so-hidden […]

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My junior year of high school involved a social studies course taught by a dour, acid-tongued woman, a Scottish leftist in the tradition of George Galloway, who delighted in admonishing us for our bad behavior by labeling us “a bunch of spoiled, upper-middle class brats”. Well, guilty as charged for this writer. Despite the not-so-hidden […]

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Review: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/review-2014-jeep-grand-cherokee-summit-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/review-2014-jeep-grand-cherokee-summit-video/#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:47:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494701 I got a call from my folks a year ago. It went something like this: “your mom wants a new Grand Cherokee for her birthday, what do you think?” I called up Chrysler and snagged a 2013 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit, the last major Mercedes/Chrysler vehicle to launch before Fiat took the reins. I came […]

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I got a call from my folks a year ago. It went something like this: “your mom wants a new Grand Cherokee for her birthday, what do you think?” I called up Chrysler and snagged a 2013 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit, the last major Mercedes/Chrysler vehicle to launch before Fiat took the reins. I came […]

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Jeeps Get Hitched To Prevent Fiery Union http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/jeeps-get-hitched-to-prevent-fiery-union/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/jeeps-get-hitched-to-prevent-fiery-union/#comments Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:01:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492669 As we reported yesterday, Chrysler will be recalling the 2.7 million  1.56 million Jeeps being targeted by NHTSA over rear-end crashes that can lead to a fiery death. The solution; a trailer hitch out of the Mopar catalog. Both Chrysler and NHTSA get to walk away from this one without losing too much face; NHTSA […]

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As we reported yesterday, Chrysler will be recalling the 2.7 million  1.56 million Jeeps being targeted by NHTSA over rear-end crashes that can lead to a fiery death. The solution; a trailer hitch out of the Mopar catalog. Both Chrysler and NHTSA get to walk away from this one without losing too much face; NHTSA […]

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Chrysler Stands Down, Recalls Jeeps http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/chrysler-stands-down-recalls-jeeps/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/chrysler-stands-down-recalls-jeeps/#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:47:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492574 Facing a looming deadline to comply with a NHTSA request to recall 2.7 million 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty SUVs – some of which are close to 20 years old at this point – Chrysler had decided to comply with NHTSA’s request. While Chrysler maintains that their vehicles are safety, the auto […]

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Facing a looming deadline to comply with a NHTSA request to recall 2.7 million 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty SUVs – some of which are close to 20 years old at this point – Chrysler had decided to comply with NHTSA’s request. While Chrysler maintains that their vehicles are safety, the auto […]

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The Flame Wars: Jeeps “Absolutely Safe,” Marchionne Says http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/the-flame-wars-jeeps-absolutely-safe-marchionne-says/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/the-flame-wars-jeeps-absolutely-safe-marchionne-says/#comments Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:29:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491286   Fiat’s Sergio Marchionne jumped, so to speak, into the flames erupting around the rebuffed Jeep recall.  Says Reuters: “Marchionne Friday reiterated Chrysler’s resistance to a recall of 2.7 million older-model Jeep vehicles, adding that the automaker is preparing to supply the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with information it had requested.” Marchionne told […]

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  Fiat’s Sergio Marchionne jumped, so to speak, into the flames erupting around the rebuffed Jeep recall.  Says Reuters: “Marchionne Friday reiterated Chrysler’s resistance to a recall of 2.7 million older-model Jeep vehicles, adding that the automaker is preparing to supply the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with information it had requested.” Marchionne told […]

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The NHTSA And Chrysler. Or: Some Pigs Are More Equal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/the-nhtsa-and-chrysler-or-some-pigs-are-more-equal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/the-nhtsa-and-chrysler-or-some-pigs-are-more-equal/#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:53:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=490902 In a letter sent (“VIA FEDERAL EXPRESS AND ELECTRONIC MAIL”) to Chrysler on Monday, the NHTSA requests that “Chrysler initiate a safety recall on MY 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and MY 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles and implement a remedy action that improves their performance in rear-impacts and crashes.” The NHTSA illustrated its request with pictures […]

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In a letter sent (“VIA FEDERAL EXPRESS AND ELECTRONIC MAIL”) to Chrysler on Monday, the NHTSA requests that “Chrysler initiate a safety recall on MY 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and MY 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles and implement a remedy action that improves their performance in rear-impacts and crashes.” The NHTSA illustrated its request with pictures […]

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NHTSA Asks Chrysler To Recall 2.7 Million Jeeps, Chrysler Says “No” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/nhtsa-asks-chrysler-to-recall-2-7-million-jeeps-chrysler-says-no/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/nhtsa-asks-chrysler-to-recall-2-7-million-jeeps-chrysler-says-no/#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=490891 In a rare display of defiance, Chrysler is refusing to comply with NHTSA’s request to recall 2.7 million SUVs, and is publicly challenging NHTSA on the validity of the recall. NHTSA asked Chrysler to recall Grand Cherokee models made between 1993-2004 and Liberty models made between 2002-2007,  due to a defective fueling system that can […]

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In a rare display of defiance, Chrysler is refusing to comply with NHTSA’s request to recall 2.7 million SUVs, and is publicly challenging NHTSA on the validity of the recall. NHTSA asked Chrysler to recall Grand Cherokee models made between 1993-2004 and Liberty models made between 2002-2007,  due to a defective fueling system that can […]

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Car Design Driving Increased Car Sales? Spare Me http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/car-design-driving-increased-car-sales-spare-me/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/car-design-driving-increased-car-sales-spare-me/#comments Wed, 22 May 2013 12:30:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=489158 A piece in Bloomberg that could hardly be seen as anything but relentless Detroit homerism puts forward the thesis that cutting-edge design is helping Detroit capture increasing market share in a white hot new car market. Per Bloomberg From the fires of Detroit’s descent into near-death, GM, Ford and Chrysler Group LLC have forged some of the […]

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A piece in Bloomberg that could hardly be seen as anything but relentless Detroit homerism puts forward the thesis that cutting-edge design is helping Detroit capture increasing market share in a white hot new car market. Per Bloomberg From the fires of Detroit’s descent into near-death, GM, Ford and Chrysler Group LLC have forged some of the […]

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Chrysler 200, 300 Diesel Under Consideration http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/chrysler-200-300-diesel-under-consideration/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/chrysler-200-300-diesel-under-consideration/#comments Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:10:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483549 The Chrysler 300 is already equipped with a diesel for world markets, and there’s a possibility we may see an oil-burning 300 on our shores as well. Speaking to Ward’s Auto, Chrysler brand CEO Saad Chebab noted that it all came down to cost. “I think that we are in talks about the diesels because […]

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The Chrysler 300 is already equipped with a diesel for world markets, and there’s a possibility we may see an oil-burning 300 on our shores as well. Speaking to Ward’s Auto, Chrysler brand CEO Saad Chebab noted that it all came down to cost. “I think that we are in talks about the diesels because […]

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Jeep Says Capacity, New Cherokee, Keys To Sales Growth http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/jeep-says-capacity-new-cherokee-keys-to-sales-growth/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/jeep-says-capacity-new-cherokee-keys-to-sales-growth/#comments Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:20:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481944 Jeep is counting on the new Cherokee to help continue its streak of year-over-year sales growth, but the brand is facing production related challenges that could torpedo their quest for three consecutive years of sales growth. Despite adding jobs at their Toledo plant (including 200 new positions for Wrangler production and a third shift to […]

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Jeep is counting on the new Cherokee to help continue its streak of year-over-year sales growth, but the brand is facing production related challenges that could torpedo their quest for three consecutive years of sales growth. Despite adding jobs at their Toledo plant (including 200 new positions for Wrangler production and a third shift to […]

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Review: 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/review-2013-jeep-grand-cherokee-overland-summit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/review-2013-jeep-grand-cherokee-overland-summit/#comments Sat, 29 Sep 2012 13:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460597 So, you really want a Range Rover but your trust fund hasn’t recovered from the “bankocalypse?” What’s a guy to do? Well, you could take advantage of the British brand’s cliff-face depreciation curve and buy an off-lease Rover, but do you really want to test your reliability-fate with used wares from Old Blighty? The answer […]

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So, you really want a Range Rover but your trust fund hasn’t recovered from the “bankocalypse?” What’s a guy to do? Well, you could take advantage of the British brand’s cliff-face depreciation curve and buy an off-lease Rover, but do you really want to test your reliability-fate with used wares from Old Blighty? The answer […]

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Jeep Grand Cherokee To Get Diesel In 2013, 1,100 Jobs Created http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/jeep-grand-cherokee-to-get-diesel-in-2013-1100-jobs-created/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/jeep-grand-cherokee-to-get-diesel-in-2013-1100-jobs-created/#comments Fri, 06 Jan 2012 19:56:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=424635 The diesel powered version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee will return to our shores in 2013, 5 years after it was last offered in North America. Chrysler announced that 1,100 jobs would also be added to a third shift at the Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit. The new hires will help build the Grand […]

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The diesel powered version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee will return to our shores in 2013, 5 years after it was last offered in North America. Chrysler announced that 1,100 jobs would also be added to a third shift at the Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit. The new hires will help build the Grand […]

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Ask The Best And Brightest: Is Crossover A Dirty Word? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/ask-the-best-and-brightest-is-crossover-a-dirty-word/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/ask-the-best-and-brightest-is-crossover-a-dirty-word/#comments Thu, 12 Aug 2010 21:20:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=362884 I recently attended a fancy-pants dinner held by Chrysler PR for some Houston-area bloggers. We were wined, dined and introduced to the 2011 Grand Cherokee. While free food and journalistic integrity are a tough combo to swallow, I found something entertaining and inherently blog worthy: the castrated 2011 Ford Explorer is in the new Grand […]

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I recently attended a fancy-pants dinner held by Chrysler PR for some Houston-area bloggers. We were wined, dined and introduced to the 2011 Grand Cherokee. While free food and journalistic integrity are a tough combo to swallow, I found something entertaining and inherently blog worthy: the castrated 2011 Ford Explorer is in the new Grand […]

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