Jeep Wrangler Fails Tip Over Test…Again

Jeep Wrangler tip over

Tip over test reveals a persistent safety concern for the Jeep Wrangler. The nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently put the 2022 Jeep Wrangler through its crash test paces, but once again the Wrangler failed the driver-side small overlap crash test. That test was initially conducted on the … Read more

Switched On: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe

What 4xe means to the Jeep Wrangler. The electric vehicle revolution continues apace, with scores of new models available or planned. Most of the upcoming vehicles are based on new electric-dedicated platforms. But some are not, with the manufacturers choosing to electrify what they have. A case in point is … Read more

The Jeep Brand Will Keep the Pedal to the Metal

1949 Jeep Willys

The Jeep brand continues to capture market share. One of the fastest-growing automotive brands in the world is Jeep, an all-SUV marque that is now available in most countries. From its humble Post World War II thrust into the passenger vehicle segment to today, Jeep has emerged as one of … Read more

What We Know About the All-New 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Jeep’s new model brings the brand into three-row territory. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is finally getting a three-row version with room for as many as seven passengers. This week, Fiat Chrysler (soon to be Stellantis) revealed the all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, which will go on sale in the … Read more

Jeep Trolls Ford With V8 Wrangler Concept

An enhanced Wrangler may be on the way. The big news this week was the Ford Bronco family reveal, representing perhaps one of the most significant online debuts of our time. Ford’s live showing was broadcast on several television stations, YouTube, and social media platforms, thereby creating a groundswell of … Read more

Ford Introduces Its All-New Bronco Family of Utility Vehicles

Pre-production versions of the all-new 2021 Bronco family of all-4×4 rugged SUVs, shown above, include Bronco Sport in Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Bronco two-door in Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat and Bronco four-door in Cactus Gray. New Ford Bronco has the Jeep Wrangler in its crosshairs. On Monday, the Ford … Read more

Jeep Gladiator Fun Facts

More than a quarter of a century has passed without a Jeep pickup truck, but that extended hiatus finally came to an end this year. The all-new Jeep Gladiator is out, adding yet another model to the expanding midsize pickup truck segment. You have to go all the way back … Read more

Notes From Uwharrie:
2019 Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler has a reputation for off-road prowess, but you’d never know how well this utility vehicle performs unless you personally put it to the test. Admittedly, my previous two times with the Wrangler barely touched on its capabilities, although navigating through several ruts offered a tantalizing taste of … Read more

Off-Road Adventuring With the 2019 Toyota 4Runner

True off-road SUV adventuring belongs to Jeep and Land Rover, with GMC, Ford and Chevrolet also represented. Not to be overlooked is Toyota, which has decades of experience in delivering various Land Cruiser, Sequoia, and FJ models. In more recent years we’ve seen the 4Runner, a midsize model based on … Read more

Off-Road Warrior:
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

What has been said about the Jeep Wrangler that hasn’t been uttered before? Not much, especially as this traditional body-on-frame Jeep utility vehicle product defines its own segment. Further, the nameplate enjoys tremendous brand recognition thanks in part to its lofty history, which can be traced all the way back … Read more

Jeep Wrangler: There’s Only One

The fourth-generation Jeep Wrangler is a worthy successor to the original. How do you update one of the most iconic models from one of the most recognized automotive brands in the world? If you are Jeep, you do so with extreme caution. After all, you risk tampering with a product … Read more

Highlights of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JL)

Jeep’s venerable Wrangler enters it fourth generation. Think “Jeep” and invariably a picture of the Wrangler comes to mind. And as it should: the Jeep Wrangler is the spiritual successor to the original GP or Government Purposes vehicle that came to fame during the Second World War. The Wrangler name … Read more

Jeep Patriot, Compass Gain a Temporary Reprieve

Two compact Jeeps will be replaced by one new model in 2017. The Jeep brand’s two smallest models slotted above the Renegade may reach the 2017 model year after all. The Jeep Compass and Patriot, compact SUVs introduced in 2007, will be built until Dec. 23, 2016. A Brazilian-manufactured replacement … Read more

Fiat Chrysler: SUVs Trump Small Cars

More Jeeps and pickup trucks. And partners sought to build small cars. Shop for a small Chrysler product in a few years and that Dodge Dart or Chrysler 200 just may be built by one of the automaker’s competitors. Earlier this week Fiat Chrysler announced its revised North American business … Read more

Bow Wow: Dog-Friendly Cars

People that take to the road with their pets, particular dogs, know the importance of providing a safe riding experience for their canine companions. While most dogs do ride unrestrained, even hanging out of the passenger window with their tongues lolling out, pet safety must not be taken for granted. … Read more

Road Machine: Custom Jeep Wrangler JK Rig for Heroes

Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Heroes Jeeps are a lot like heroes. Tony Stark builds advanced armored suits and flies around in them fighting evil, when not roaming the concrete jungle in high-powered sports cars. James Bond is kind of like that. Except instead of donning armored suits, he wears bespoke Italian dinner jackets. … Read more