Three tiny Mopar recalls for two problems; elsewhere, three H-K recalls, some bad airbags, and loose nuts

2023 Ram ProMaster

Stellantis issued three recalls for two problems last week; 24V289 and 24V291 both covered Jeep Grand Cherokees (2022-24 for the former and 2023 for the latter), because the rear view camera image may not display. The first recall covers just 8 vehicles whose coax cable might be loose; dealers merely have to secure it. The … Read more

Jeep announces Safari; new Jeep Beach series

2024 Wrangler and Gladiator Jeep Beach models

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

Status report: Grand Cherokee Hurricane, Hemi, and four-banger

Jim Morrison piloting Grand Cherokee

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.

Magneto brings up Hurricane hybrid potential for Wrangler, Dodge

Wrangler Magneto 3.0

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.

Wagoneer Versus Grand Wagoneer: Which Massive Jeep is Right for You?

Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer

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

JGC-L-L-B may mean no 2023 Renegade in Chicago

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited Black

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

Long wheelbase Wagoneer looking more likely

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 … Read more

Long wheelbase Wagoneer? Wagoneer V6?

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

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Xtreme Recon Review: Bigger is Better

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Xtreme Recon

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

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee First Drive: Unibody Towing Perfected

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing

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

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Hydro-Guide System Works Flawlessly

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Hydro-Guide

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

Jeep Rubicon 392 Review: V8 Power Makes the Perfect Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392

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

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L First Drive: Bigger, Better in Every Way

Jeep Grand Cherokee L Overland

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