All posts tagged: Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Jeep Debuts The 2021 Grand Cherokee L

Today Jeep lifted the lid on the All-New 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, a larger, more luxurious version of the current Cherokee – and an extra row of seats. The large version Grand Cherokee has a wheelbase of 121.7 inches and a total length of 204.9 inches. Inside, the Grand Cherokee L is considerably different from the standard Grand Cherokee, with an all-new dashboard that comes with an 8.4-inch touchscreen – an optional 10.1-inch touchscreen. Jeep’s latest UConnect 5 infotainment system featuring wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard. Also standard is a 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster that is configurable and can display a multitude of different configurations – including the vehicle’s night vision system.

2016 Ford Edge Sport, Iain Shankland, Road-Test.org

2016 Ford Edge Sport – Road Test

I’ve driven every model of the Edge right from when it was launched back in 2007 and every iteration improved on the previous version – quite extensively in some cases, so naturally the new 2016 model was going to be terrific, right? And for a bonus I got my hands on the Sport model – by far the best-looking version of this CUV/SUV. I LOVE the look of this (not the colour though), but this was going to be a week of fun, enjoyment and drooling. WRONG!!! Oh dear, this was not what I’d expected.

Land Rover Discovery Sport, Iain Shankland, Road-Test.org

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport – Road Test

I really love the look of the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport (all-new in 2015) – not to be confused with the LR4 or Evoque! When I saw it at the auto show last February I expected it to be expensive, but not so… I asked my wife what she thought the price was – she’s really good at getting the price within $1,000 in 99% of vehicles. “Considering it’s a Land Rover: $80-100k” OK, but what do you think it should cost? “I think $60-80,000 would be acceptable with the options and trim level” How ‘bout $50k the way it’s kitted out? Eyes bug out – I think she’s rather impressed!! But what about after a week – will we still be enamoured with it?

Range Rover Evoque, Road-Test.org, Iain Shankland

2012 Range Rover Evoque – Road Test

Range Rover and Land Rover are world-renowned for their tough, go-anywhere prowess and in some cases incredible reliability. From drug dealers to Rap stars to Royal families – this is the quintessential vehicle brand that defines status, yet at the same time it is used around the world as a work-horse on farms, estates and in the U.K. it’s the go-to vehicle for towing horses and other farm animals. The Range Rover Evoque is brand new and nothing like any other Range Rover or Land Rover ever built.

2012 Ford Explorer XLT AWD – Road Test

It’s been quite a while since I last drove a Ford Explorer, and since it’s recently been redesigned from the ground up in 2011, I thought I was long overdue to climb behind the wheel again. I’ve always liked the Explorer, but the new duds make it look quite unique – in fact, I’m sure you could replace the Ford badge with a Range Rover badge and people wouldn’t blink an eye. Especially from the rear … it looks like the RR Evoque.

2012 Ford Edge Limited AWD – Road Test

It’s been a while since I last drove the Ford Edge, so since they’ve re-designed it I thought now would be the perfect time to get behind the wheel again. I’ve always liked the Edge, but its new duds make it look quite unique and quite attractive from the front. The rear hasn’t changed much unless you view them side by side – that’s the only way to really differentiate the improvements.

2008 Suzuki XL7 JLX Navi – Road Test

The second generation of Suzuki’s largest SUV – the XL7 – is a considerable departure for the company. Following the lead of other manufacturers, Suzuki has moved the XL7 up-market in both quality and size, putting it into the intermediate SUV category. Using a unibody design, it more resembles a luxury CUV (Cross-over Utility Vehicle), than a true SUV (the previous XL-7 was a rear-wheel-drive SUV on a truck chassis). The all-new XL7 is a front-wheel-drive vehicle that offers all-wheel drive, and a Suzuki-built 3.6-litre, 24-valve DOHC V-6 engine with variable valve timing (up from a 2.7 litre V-6 in the previous model).

2007 Ford Edge SEL – Road Test

Back in early November, I attended the official launch of the brand new Ford Edge – a celebration of the very first Edge coming off the assembly line at Ford’s Oakville Ontario plant. In my mind, it was more of a pep rally for the CAW (Canadian Autoworkers Union). Now don’t get me wrong – I don’t hate unions, I just don’t think they’re as relevant today as they were in the past. The head of the Canadian branch of the CAW, Buzz Hargrove, got up on stage and started banging on about how the Japanese government is so unfair by applying tariffs and blocking an open market for vehicles imported into Japan. He boldly stated that if they allowed a level playing field, then Ford wouldn’t be able to keep up with the demand for the Edge if the Japanese public had the opportunity to purchase these vehicles. At the time I thought he might be completely delusional. After spending a day with the Ford Edge I was positive he was delusional, but after …