Jeep Wrangler Wins SEMA’s Hottest 4×4 4th Year in a Row


Chrysler came into SEMA with a slew of new variations of their vehicles to show off and they leave with plenty of awards and recognition.

The Jeep Wrangler left SEMA being dubbed the “Hottest 4×4-SUV” for the fourth consecutive year. The SEMA Award look to recognize the coolest and most adaptable platforms present at the show. It’s no question that the Wrangler is one that they’ve taken a fond liking to over the years considering how many times they’ve given the award to the popular jeep.

“Consumers are increasingly interested in customizing vehicles, so havng an accessory-friendly platform is important, “said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting about the Wrangler’s award. “The Jeep Wrangler has consistently ranked Number One as the Hottest 4×4 SUV since the inception of the SEMA Award, a clear reflection of its versatility.”

“It’s amazing to have the Jeep Wrangler recognized for a fourth straight year by SEMA with this award,” Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, said. The Wrangler is our most accessorized vehicle and to see it consistently winning accolades is a demonstration of the quality of the vehicle and the work that Mopar has put in to develop accessoris and quality Jeep Performance Parts. Enthusiats will be happy to know e have just added new offerings to our more than 300 performance parts and accessories already available for this vehicle to provide even more options for customization.

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most popular and recognized vehicles in the world. This year brings with it new improvements such as coming equipped with the Uconnect 6.5-inch touchscreen and SiriusXM Radio. The Wrangler also comes equipped with the award winning 3.6-liter V-6 engine.

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Jeep Preps New Wrangler Polar in Time for Winter


Winter is coming.

The Jeep Wrangler Polar is built to handle the icy conditions that come from living so far south of The Wall (or Antarctica as they call it these days). The new special edition is expected to be out before the end of month, just in time to help Jeep drivers welcome in the wintery goodness.

The Wrangler Polar certainly looks the part. The exterior is coated in an icy blue color along with black accents. It’s clear that Jeep is trying to sell an image of a winter-capable jeep with the Wrangler Polar. That ability isn’t just on the outside, however, as the Wrangler Polar is able to help its passengers fight the cold with such features as heated leather seats.

In order to deal with the winter conditions, the Wrangler Polar comes equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. This makes it capable of 285 hp and 260 ft-lbs of torque. The miles per gallon come out to 21 miles and, according to Jeep, provides the low-end torque needed for off-roading.

Also standard on the Wrangler Polar is the Standard Trac-Lok limited slip rear differential, which helps driving in severe conditions, such as icy roads.

As with most special editions of this nature, the Wrangler Polar will have a limited run. There is only 4500 models expected with this run, so if you’re interested, best to start planning ahead.

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Gets MPG Rating


There’s comes a time when you write about something, and look at something, that’s coming out and realize you’ve dissected all you can really get off other people’s assessment and photos. That’s when frustration sets in and you just tap your foot while waiting for the clock to click down. Anticipation has been replaced by wanting to have it already. Think of it like a kid anxiously waiting for that new train set they know is downstairs but they have to wait for Santa to put it under the tree so they can feign surprise in the morning. Yeah, just like that. Anyway, this tangent is supposed to set up just wanting the 2014 Jeep Cherokee to get here already.

What’s left to even hype up at this point? The look, and the changes that come with it, have been examined to an absurd level. Well, the next news trickling out of the Jeep PR machine is the mileage information.

The 2.4-liter standard engine that is available with the Jeep Cherokee is said to get 22 miles per gallon in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The four-wheel drive version lessens the mpg to 21 in the city and 28 on the highway. In comparison, the higher performance engine, the 3.2-liter Pentastar V6, gets a city mpg of 19 and highway mpg of 28. The four-drive version gets 19 city mpg and 28 highway mpg.

In terms of stacking up to the competition, the Jeep Cherokee holds up. The Chevy Equinox with standard engine gets 22 in the city and 32 highway mpg.

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Source: Automotive Discovery