Air Lift suspension controlled on the dash - brilliant! Land Rover has been doing that for like ten years or more, good to see Jeep finally caught up!
mileage still sucks - 16/22 from a V6? Thats about the same as a 4.0L XJ...and a 4.7L V8 WJ gets 18/25
they need to start doing diesel and hybrid inexpensively....NOW.
No doubt! I couldn't agree more. The American auto industry should have been the leader in so many things, and Jeep, especially, should have been a stronger leader in off-road technologies. I've been frustrated by that for decades, so it's nice to see Chrysler really step it up with this new Jeep. While it's exciting to see Jeep make such advances, it was frustrating to read the mileage specs. To be fair, I don't know anyone who's getting 18/25 in their WJ, even without 4x4, but those numbers should be higher in light of everything going on with the auto and energy industries.
To be fair, I don't know anyone who's getting 18/25 in their WJ, even without 4x4, but those numbers should be higher in light of everything going on with the auto and energy industries.
really? my dad had several 4x4 4.7L WJs and used to get ~ 23-25 on the highway, but only 15-17 around town cuz he drives with a 50lb lead foot. I remember driving it and seeing the MPG calc on the overhead console The Selec-Trac WJ's did get better mileage than the Quadra-Drive II. The Commander got 8-10mpg with the same 4.7L...wtf!?
I still see Pacifica in it, but it does look good. Didn't say it was a bad thing. The Pacifica could actually have been a hit had it come with more power. GM seems to have figured out putting bigger, more powerful well designed engines in vehicles gives better mileage because the engine has to work less. Jeep is still putting underpowered engines in heavy vehicles with tall gearing , like its the 80s or something. Jeep would have been served to put the 3.0L diesel or a Flex-Fuel/93 octane high compression HEMI V8 in this model. 105 octane E85 + 10.8:1 compression + MDS = serious torque w/ good mileage.
Well if looked more like a land-rover discovery , with the jeep power train and cost lees than $30,000 I could afford to look at it.
I think this new model is and looks amazing! The only thing that I do not like is the grille shape. I wish it was a bit more angular so it could have more of a rugged look. But I think this is what Chrysler needs to help them out. Its capable for my mother who would never dare to drive on anything unpaved and for the guy who enjoys light offroading.
Hmm, the more I look at it, the more I like it. Yeah, it's a big step away from the old Grand Cherokee, but I wouldn't necessarily call it a wussy version, rather it's moving towards competing with Land Rover. Yeah, it'll never outwheel even a stock JK, but it's not meant to.
"Buying a Jeep for on-road handling is like downloading porn to savor the cinematography."
I dunno, it looks like a nice vehicle but i'm still a fan of the older Jeeps. I feel that it would help Chrysler more if they also came out with a throw back cherokee, or actually brought out the Gladiator that has been sitting on the design rack for a few years, or took AEV's Jeep Brute like they should have, even though its slightly expensive. Its nice, but I'm still a fan of the older, more Jeep like Jeeps, rather than these softer ones.