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

Hurricane, Elongation Impact Jeep Wagoneer Models

Jeep Wagoneer Carbide

One year removed from its reintroduction, the Jeep Wagoneer and upscale Jeep Grand Wagoneer are ready for important changes. Two, in fact. The first change brings in stretched wheelbase “L” variants. The second change welcomes the all-new Stellantis inline-six-cylinder engine. Combined, Jeep seeks an edge in a niche, but a … Read more

Will Ram Expand its Pickup Truck Line?

The Ram brand is in transition, even if it does not seem that way. Ever since the parent Fiat Chrysler merged with Peugeot Citroen to form Stellantis, it was identified as one of the most important and profitable of the 14 brands. But Ram’s identity has been skewed since its … Read more

Nissan is the Latest to Ditch V8s

Car manufacturers are running away from V8 engines at a steady clip or at least it seems that way. This week, we learned that Nissan will replace the 5.6-liter V8 powering its Armada SUV with a twin-turbocharged V6. We cannot say for certain if the Titan pickup truck will be … Read more

Extended Wheelbase Jeep Wagoneer on the Way?

Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Is Jeep working on an extended wheelbase version of the Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer? Ever since the new model debuted in 2021, rumors of a stretched wheelbase version of Jeep’s full-size SUV have surfaced. More recently, we have learned about camouflaged copies of the large Jeep being tested in the … Read more

Better Than Ever: 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

New two-row Jeep Grand Cherokee debuts. Jeep has a new Grand Cherokee, completing a two-year release of this fifth-generation midsize model. In 2021, Jeep released the first-ever three-row variant, then followed in 2022 with the all-new two-row standard model. Together, the Grand Cherokee solidifies its leadership in the segment with … Read more

The Jeep Wagoneer Family Invades the Market

Jeep has done it. For the first time, the off-road brand has a pair of range-topping, full-size SUVs on tap. The duo is the Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer, models separated simply by trim differences. On sale for the 2022 model year, Jeep now has a family of vehicles … Read more

Jeep Reveals the All-New 2022 Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

An all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV is on its way, launching this model’s fifth generation. The Grand Cherokee is a midsize, two-row utility vehicle with room for five. It is one of the latest Jeep models released in what’s proven to be a banner year for this four-wheel-drive dominant brand. … 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

Longer is Better With the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

A three-row Grand Cherokee L for the Jeep line. The Jeep Grand Cherokee launched for the 1993 model year and ever since it has proven its place in the brand lineup. This five-passenger, midsize sport utility vehicle is technically a crossover. However, despite its unibody construction, it has been designed … 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

At a Glance: Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Jeep Grand Cherokee L

The Jeep marque continues its ascent, as it introduces new and updated models. This Stellantis brand is finding a foothold in new markets, while solidifying its position domestically. For 2021, an all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee L model expands the product line, bringing a three-row version of the popular Grand Cherokee … Read more

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: High-Performance SUV

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 which proudly wears the initials, SRT8, stands for Street Racing & Technology V8 and is how Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep models identify as the most powerful and sporty models. The more powerful Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 delivers a lot of torque (637 Nm/470 lb.-ft.) as … Read more

What’s the Future for Chrysler and Dodge Under Stellantis?

Stellantis brands

Stellantis is here, which represents the new name for the newly merged Fiat Chrysler – PSA Groupe entity. Headquartered in the Netherlands, with regional headquarters in Michigan, Italy, and France, this automaker controls 14 brands. That’s two more than the Volkswagen Group, which previously had the largest portfolio. Although just … Read more

The 14 Brands of Stellantis

Stellantis brands

An all-new automotive brand is here and we can’t wait to learn what Stellantis will do as it manages 14 brands from two previously separate automakers. Stellantis, which roughly translates as “to brighten with stars,” is the fusion of Groupe PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The now-active company is trading … 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

Smart Concept: Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The Wagoneer line will elevate Jeep’s profile. The long-awaited return of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is nearly complete. On Thursday, Fiat Chrysler revealed the Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept, a full-size SUV that blends the brand’s off-road credentials with luxury. The Grand Wagoneer represents one part of a Wagoneer sub-brand that … 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

Buying Guide: 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep’s Grand Cherokee soldiers on in top form. If you’re shopping for a new SUV, particularly one in the midsize arena with room for five, then the Jeep Grand Cherokee should be on your list. This popular and versatile model comes in a variety of packages, with its performance ranging … 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

The Incomparable Jeep Cherokee

Jeep’s Cherokee straddles the small and midsize utility vehicle segments. Midsize utility vehicles are a hot commodity, with every manufacturer of note offering one. But few have the off-road chops some people desire and that’s where the Jeep Cherokee rides in. The Jeep Cherokee is one of five utility vehicles … 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

Fiat Chrysler Renault Merger Talk Heightens

A blockbuster merger of automotive manufacturers may produce the world’s largest automaker, especially if two outside automakers are also brought in. Fiat Chrysler, itself the result of a 2014 merger between European and North American manufacturers may soon tie in with Renault, the French automaker. Renault is currently reviewing an … 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

At the Spring 2018 Charlotte AutoFair

Updated April 9, 2018, to include Day No. 4 photos. Charlotte Motor Speedway’s AutoFair is a classic car extravaganza. The twice-annual Charlotte AutoFair never disappoints, even when the weather is less than cooperative. Rainy skies and falling temperatures ruled Day No. 3 of the Spring 2018 Charlotte AutoFair, keeping crowds … Read more

One Week With the 2017 Jeep New Compass

Jeep strengthens the model line with an all-new compact SUV. Updated October 17, 2017, to include IIHS rating. The fast-growing Jeep product line has had the burden in recent years of carrying a pair of aging and underperforming models, namely the compact Patriot and Compass SUVs. Although sales for both … Read more

Premium Truck: GMC Canyon Denali Crew Cab 4×4

GMC brings luxury touches to its midsize pickup truck. It’s been three years since GMC reintroduced its midsize Canyon pickup truck, this brand’s equivalent of the Chevrolet Colorado. Both trucks have been an overwhelming success for GM and the segment’s renewal follows that achievement. Yes, the Toyota Tacoma remains the … Read more