As Jeep prepares for the 58th Easter Safari at Moab, where it launches new concepts and new performance parts, the marque is also launching new “Jeep Beach” models. These are partly an incentive for customers to move up to the 4xe system, which provides 21 miles of electric range at 49 MPGe; they can also … Read more
When the Hurricane Six engines were first unveiled, a company executive said that the long-awaited twin-turbo straight sixes were to be optional in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, as well as appearing in the Jeep Wagoneer. 2023 models came and went without this option; and then the 2024s arrived, and while the Wagoneer went Hurricane-only, the Grand Cherokee stayed mostly as it was.
One of the custom vehicles Jeep is bringing to Moab will be a Wrangler 3.0 Magneto. The name suggests a hybrid-Hurricane combination—dual H power, so to speak. The reality is not quite so poetic: it’s the third Magneto concept. That said, the concept does bring up speculation about the Wrangler and Challenger (and Charger) once the 6.4 liter SRT Hemi—the “392”—goes away.
Jeep® is bringing back the Wrangler High Tide and Wrangler Jeep Beach special-edition models to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Jeep Beach in Daytona Beach, Florida.The 2023 Jeep Wrangler High Tide will be open for orders this month with deliveries expected “to arrive in time for next April’s Jeep Beach week.” The cost is $51,540 … Read more
Since the Jeep brand reincarnated the Wagoneer line, the range-topping, three-row SUV has proven to be popular, but in reading comments about the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, it is clear that many people don’t understand the difference between the two. Some people incorrectly believe that the Grand Wagoneer is bigger than the Wagoneer, similar to … Read more
We talked about the STLA Large platform last week—but what of STLA Frame?The Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator are body-on-frame, but it’s hard to see how they fit into the grand scheme of things. The main focus of STLA Frame is the Ram pickup trucks and Jeep Wagoneer, which will be set up with both electrified … Read more
Camp Jeep, a brief but exciting loop outside the Javits Center in Manhattan, has been toughened up quite a bit for the 2022 New York Auto Show. For most of the time since its dawn in 2004, Camp Jeep has been challenging, but still accessible to the non-Rubicon-capable Renegade and Compass. This year, the Jeep … Read more
Jeep announced today that it will debut a new option package for the Jeep Grand Cherokee L at the Chicago Auto Show, which might explain the Jeep presentation there. It’s still possible the 2023 Renegade might be shown, but major Jeep launches have generally either been at the New York show or at Jeep’s own … Read more
Earlier this month, we reported on a hint from Chrysler that we could see a long wheelbase Wagoneer—the air conditioning sticker, of all things, sent in by reader Matt K.The list of engines here is clearly preceded by “SWB,” which almost invariably means “short wheelbase.” After checking the label’s part number just to be sure, … Read more
Before the Jeep Wagoneer was released, some believed that the Grand Wagoneer would not simply be a higher-trim version with a much bigger engine, but that it would be longer, as well. That would fit the tradition of Grand Caravans, Grand Voyagers, Grand Cherokees, and, of course, Grand Wagoneers (though the last one was complicated—see … Read more
I recently spent a week driving the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 with the Xtreme Recon package. My first seat time with the Xtreme Recon-equipped 392 Jeep was an off-road test session during which time I found it to be the most capable production vehicle that I have ever tested – and I tested the … Read more
I recently traveled to Moab, Utah to test the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee in its traditional two-row form. As you may know, the next generation Grand Cherokee debuted earlier this year in the “L” form, serving as the first GC with a third row of seats, and it has been remarkably successful. That launch is … Read more
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is the Hemi-powered off-road that many Jeepers have been asking for over the past few decades and with 470 horsepower, the call for V8 power was answered in a very proper manner. The Rubicon 392 is a high performance beast, serving as the most exciting factory-built Wrangler I have ever … Read more
The Jeep Wrangler is not for everyone, but it has always been a perfect version of itself. Dating back to the 1960s when it was known as the CJ, the “original Jeep” has always been the most off-road capable production vehicle on the road while also offering the open-air freedom like no other vehicle on … Read more
Last week, I had a chance to spend a day driving the all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L around Metro Detroit, including a trip to the off-road testing area of the company’s Chelsea Proving Grounds. This is the first three-row model to wear the legendary Grand Cherokee name, but it isn’t just the current model … Read more
The Jeep Wrangler PHEV’s official fuel economy numbers are out, and they are a bit of a bummer.The EPA rates the 4xe as having a 21-mile all-electric range, and a 22 mile electric-plus-gasoline range, less than the expected 25 miles. That is enough for a typical driver to go to work and plug in, and … Read more