Rocky Mountain Automotive Press Association Names Jeep Grand Cherokee “SUV of the Year”

The most awarded SUV ever is keeping their winning streak going in 2012, snatching up the Rocky Mountain Press Association’s SUV of the Year.

So far this year, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has already won the 2012 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award, Ward’s Top 10 Best Engines, and’s Top Ten Most Fun to Drive Cars for 2012. The Rocky Mountain Press Association Award, though, is very special. The Jeep brand has always embraced the great outdoors and built cars that are tough enough to handle whatever drivers throw at them. Getting named SUV of the Year from a group that is so familiar with off-road and mountain road driving is pretty fantastic.

You can check out TFLCar’s video review and off-road driving test of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee below. Be sure to check out Bayside’s inventory of new and used Jeeps online here, and keep up to date with the latest news from Jeep by liking Bayside on Facebook or following Bayside on Twitter.

Jeep Wrangler & Grand Cherokee Win Big

Jeep brand is no stranger to being handed awards for their quality vehicles. The Jeep Wrangler was given the “2012 Best Off-Road SUV for the Money” by US News and World. Autobytel has also given the Wrangler “Jeep of the Year.” That’s just a few of the many awards given to not only the Wrangler but to all of Jeep’s line up. Today it was announced, however, that the trophy case is about to get a little bigger. Jeep Wrangler has been given the “Total Cost of Ownership” by Kelley Blue Book and “Best Resale” from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The Jeep Grand Cherokee was also given the Motorweek Drivers’ Choice award.

“We’re delighted that the Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee have received this recognition from these influential, opinion-leading media organizations,” said Mike Manley, the President and CEO of Jeep Brand. “These awards are especially meaningful because they focus on the customer. The MotorWeek award is specifically chosen from the buyers’ point of view, while the awards from Kelley Blue Book and Kiplinger’s focus on value for the customer – which Jeep vehicles consistently deliver.”

All the awards that are taking up space on a trophy case at Jeep may be starting to have a profound impact on people’s buying choice. Jeep saw a considerable rise in sales during the month of January by 37 percent. 2011 saw an increase of 44 percent.

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