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Jeep First Drives

Jeep is the off-road brand of Chrysler Group LLC, which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June 2009. The heritage of Jeep begins with an off-road vehicle designed and built by the Willys-Overland company for the US military during World War II. Willys-Overland evolved into the Jeep marque, which has been owned by several automakers and expanded its lineup to include SUVs, CUVs and even performance models. Jeeps are known for being "Trail Rated" and their iconic grilles with seven vertical slots.

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    First Drive: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
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    The Cherokee Is Dead. Long Live The Cherokee. There are three sentences that, for this reviewer, define what needs to be conveyed about the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The first: it is very good. Jeep spent 27 years building the Cherokee and its brand, from 1974 to 2001. Twelve years ago, the Cherokee nameplate rolled away into the distant hills and retirement, ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel
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    Choose Your Own Adventure... But Choose Wisely Jeep has got you covered. We can say this without even having to know what it is you want, because there's hardly an option or configuration that you won't find in the 2014 Grand Cherokee. There are three different engines, three different four-wheel-drive systems (plus rear-wheel drive), four different trim ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
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    Fun Thrown In The Face Of Conventional Wisdom Let's talk asses for a moment. What do they have to do with the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, you ask? Well, we're here to tell you that this SRT can haul some. Lots of them, as a matter of fact: Jeep has increased the towing capacity of its most powerful SUV to 7,200 pounds. Assuming the average donkey ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Jeep Wrangler [w/video]
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    New V6 Shows Us The Way Up The Mountain Despite the global economic crisis and the effect it's had on recreational vehicle sales, the Jeep Wrangler is doing better than ever in the icon's 70-year history, selling a record 14,355 units in July in the United States alone. That trend should lead to sales of more or less 150,000 units in 2011, with the added ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
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    Jeep's Best Argument To Skip The Dirt We've just returned from flogging the all-new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 on the main 2.5-mile road circuit at Willow Springs Motorsports Park in Southern California. This particular Jeep is nothing like your great-grandfather's Willys, your cousin's lifted CJ or even your little sister's Liberty. Lacking anything ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Jeep Compass
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    What A Difference A New Face Makes The needle is finally pointed in the right direction. The original 2007 Jeep Compass was the first production Jeep that wasn't. Beyond its "Jeep" badge and trademark seven-bar grille, the Compass was a compact crossover derived from the front-wheel-drive Dodge Caliber, a product that lacked the hardware and ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee redefines the Tipping Point
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    In the span of three years, Chrysler has been bought and sold more times than Duke Cunningham. Its warped "merger of equals" with Daimler ended in 2007 and the disastrous reign of incompetence extended into its relationship with Cerberus Capital Management – now a "bad word" within the hallowed halls of Chrysler, according to one exec. After ...

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