Jeep News and Reviews

This section of Torque News reports Jeep news. It provides news and reviews about Jeep vehicles such as Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee and so on. The rise of the sport utility vehicle in the US has helped the Jeep brand become one of the top choices among younger families. With a great mix of low cost four wheel drive models and high performance, high end luxury SUVs that all offer incredible versatility and impressive capabilities – Jeep offers something for every buyer.

The 2018 Jeeps have all hit the road save one. Out already are the new Grand Cherokees, Compasses, Cherokees, and the Renegades. However, it is late in this year and the FCA Jeep Wrangler has yet to hit the road. In fact, it has barely been revealed to the public. But that will change on November 29th. Read this section for Jeep news and updates from Torque News reporters with reliable and trusted sources.

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Detailed pricing leaked on 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup - including the new EcoDiesel

While the Detroit Auto Show debut of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup included gobs of information including specs on the new EcoDiesel engine, the Chrysler Group declined to announce pricing at the time of the big debut but thanks to the wonders of online enthusiast communities – we have our first look at the 2014 Grand Cherokee pricing for the engine model range.
The 2014 Jeep Compass at the Detroit Auto Show

The 2014 Jeep Compass, Patriot get 6-speed auto transmission for the final years

The introduction of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee may have been the biggest news from the Chrysler Group but the addition of a new 6-speed automatic transmission to the 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot comes as a feature that many consumers will appreciate – just in time for the two compact SUVs to leave production.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee debuts in Detroit with new look, diesel power

We have already talked about the Detroit debut of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 but as the 2013 NAIAS continues on, we bring you a look at the non-performance 2014 Grand Cherokee that has received a sporty facelift along with the return of the powerful and efficient diesel engine option.
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 debuts in Detroit with improved performance, more MPGs

The big news from the Chrysler Group at today’s start of the 2013 North American International Auto Show was the formal introduction of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and while this high performance SUV is best known for going fast – some new features will help the 2014 SRT Jeep tow more while offering better fuel economy and performance.
The Fiat 500 Abarth

Chrysler leads the Big 3 in growth for December and the 2012 calendar year

As the 2012 calendar year drew to a close, the Chrysler Group did in December what it had done throughout the year – being among the strongest of the automaker groups in terms of sales growth while also closing out the year as the best of the Detroit Big 3 in year over year growth.
The 2013 Dodge Charger Daytona

Better performance, better MPGs for Hemi-powered Dodge Charger, Ram 1500 and more via new transmission

The Chrysler Group has been making good use of an 8-speed automatic transmission for some time now in their Pentastar V6-powered vehicles including the Dodge Charger, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the new Ram 1500 but starting later this year, the versions of those vehicles powered by the mighty 5.7L Hemi will also feature the fuel-friendly 8-speed automatic transmission.
The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

The Chrysler Group posts 32nd straight month of growth in November 2012

The Chrysler Group continued its incredible climb out of the troubles of 2008 with their 32nd consecutive month where the company has shown positive growth compared to the same month one year earlier – with four of the five Chrysler Group brands showing positive growth last month.
A Jeep Grand Cherokee disel test vehicle

New 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel to debut in Detroit

In a recent discussion with Ward’s Auto, Jeep brand CEO Mike Manley explained that the new diesel powered variant of the popular Jeep Grand Cherokee will make its formal debut in January at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit with those models hitting dealer lots during the first quarter of 2013.
The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

Chrysler posts 30th straight month of growth in September 2012, leads the Detroit 3

The Chrysler Group continued its incredible climb from the grip of bankruptcy in September 2012, posting the 30th straight month where they have posted a year over year improvement in sales figures thanks to a combination of continued improvement in the American auto industry and a lineup that keeps adding popular new models.
The Maserati Levante

Jeep-based Maserati SUV introduced as the Levante in Paris

The 2012 Paris Motor Show has introduced the European auto show crowd to the Maserati sport utility vehicle based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee that made its “production form” debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show but the ute on display right now has shed the awkward Kubang name used in Detroit – instead turning to the new name of the Maserati Levante.
The 2013 Dodge Dart modded up by Mopar for SEMA

Chrysler teases a handful of their 2012 SEMA Show vehicles

The Chrysler Group routinely has one of the largest and most engaging displays at the SEMA Show each year and with under a month left until the huge automotive convention begins at the Las Vegas Convention Center – the folks from the Mopar division have offered up a very brief glimpse at five of the vehicles that will be in the massive Mopar display.
Two 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth coupes

August 2012 proves positive for Chrysler as they lead the Big 3 in growth

August 2012 was a good month for the Chrysler Group with an improvement of 14% marking the 29th consecutive month of year over year gains thanks to all five of the Group brands posting positive gains – helping the smallest of the Detroit automakers to post its best August since 2007 while leading the Big 3 in sales growth.
The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Apache by Mopar

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Apache could be a hint to the Mopar 13

This past weekend at the 2012 Woodward Dream Cruise, the massive Chrysler Group display at 13 Miles Road and Woodward Ave had an area with the customized Mopar vehicles sporting their model year alongside the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Apache by Mopar which shares the black and blue paint scheme – leaving some to wonder if this could be a hint as to the future of the Mopar vehicle lineup.
The 3.6L Pentastar V6

Chrysler replacing cylinder heads on select Pentastar V6 powered models

After receiving hundreds of complaints about ticking, stalling, power loss and misfire conditions (thus check engine lights) in select vehicles powered by the popular 3.6L Pentastar V6, the Chrysler Group has begun replacing the cylinder heads on some problematic vehicles – with as many as 7,500 vehicle affected in the US.
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Update: the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee passes the German "moose test"

An evaluation process by the German magazine Auto, Motor und Sport has found that the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee poses no threat of rollover during a sudden evasive maneuver known as the “moose test” or “elk test” – putting to rest the claims by a smaller Swedish publication claiming that the Grand Cherokee’s safety features did not work properly.
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee under investigation for power steering leaks, fire risks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a preliminary investigation into the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee over a concern that the power steering system may leak flammable fluid onto hot components in the engine bay – with very dangerous results.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee

Chrysler debunks Swedish magazine claim of Jeep Grand Cherokee rollover risks

The internet was abuzz this weekend with news that Swedish magazine Teknikens Värld had found the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee poses a substantial rollover risk during a drastic lane-change maneuver but the Chrysler Group has been quick to defend their top-selling SUV, supporting further testing with no instances of near-rollovers and pointing out that the original Jeep tested had been intentionally overloaded.

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