Trucks, Jeeps and SUVs sold like hotcakes last year and overall the automotive industry enjoyed its best year since 2000, selling 17.5 million vehicles. Pickups are the equivalent of signature buttermilk hotcakes, with Ford F-Series and Chevrolet Silverados posting year-over-year December gains of 15% and 9%, respectively. Read more
Amidst recalls for airbag malfunctions in Jeep Grand Cherokees, there is a silver lining for safety in SUVs. In a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), nine 2011 model vehicles have a driver death rate of zero and the majority of the vehicles are SUV-types. Read more
Dad wants a Maserati and mom wants an SUV – what gives?
Will Maserati’s Levante SUV be the crossover solution that keeps both parties happy? This is just one of the burning questions about the lauded luxury car manufacturer’s first foray into the sport utility realm. Read more
Among the advancements to Chrysler’s 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is an eight-speed automatic transmission designed to improve driveabilty and increase fuel efficiency across all engine options. The engine will maintain its power band while adding a wider selection of available gears, improving the Grand Cherokee’s 4×4 capability and fuel efficiency. The 2014 Grand Cherokee’s eight-speed transmission makes for quicker acceleration and better mileage, separating it from the over-saturated SUV market. Read more