BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wheels | SUVs & Wagons: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Whether it is doing draft-horse duty in front of a trailer or storming down the road like a Thoroughbred, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (, a full-size SUV with a starting price of about $64,000, is equally suited to either activity. Chrysler’s 6.4-liter V-8, a 470 hp Hemi design that generates 465 ft lbs of […]

Best of the Best 2012: Sport-Utility Vehicles: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Once again a symbol of ascent, upscale SUVs have become the high-performance fashion statement on roads from Malibu to Mongolia. Now America can claim a competitive edge with the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 (, which is new this year and every bit the luxury high-rider that its competitors from Germany, Britain, and Japan are. Possessing […]

Car of the Year 2012: No. 9 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

SPORT, UTILITY, AND VALUE   The Grand Cherokee SRT8 seems poised to intimidate the proliferation of luxury SUVs from Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Range Rover. At half the price of its competitors, the Jeep is not just a great value but also a marvel of efficient platform engineering. It compromises little and delivers large in terms […]

Custom Trucks and SUVs

Staring out at an open expanse of sandstone slabs on the back trails of Moab, Utah, I was reminded of the only steadfast rule when it comes to off-roading: if you’re planning to conquer the great outdoors, you’d better come equipped with a great vehicle. The name of the trail was Steel Bender—an inauspicious designation, […]

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