Grand Cherokee Selected Official Winter Vehicle of New England

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The New England Motor Press Association has overwhelmingly selected the Jeep Grand Cherokee as its Official Winter Vehicle of New England.

This has been the winter to try men's souls to badly paraphrase a historical saying. It's been so tough that even the annual winter awards judging event for the New England Motor Press Association had to be postponed due to, well, winter, before the Grand Cherokee could be annointed.

You know it's a bad winter when a hardy group of automotive journalists gets cowed by the weather, especially when we're driving the very vehicles designed to laugh in the face of all that winter can throw our way here in New England. Fortunately it didn't stop us for long and we were able to gather for judging on a recent Saturday in Middleborough, Mass., a town probably best known for once being the home of General Tom Thumb.

Fittingly, some will accuse automotive journalists of being mental midgets, but in this case our collective brains made the right choice in the selection of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee as the Official Winter Vehicle of New England. You're not going to find a more complete package at an affordable price that can take anything winter throws its way, as well as the remaining three seasons.

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