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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.

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2019 Hyundai Kona 1.6T Ultimate – Road Test

At last year’s Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto, my wife and I were excited at the launch of the entirely new Hyundai Kona. When we heard it was going to be available as an EV we were even more interested, and it went to the top of our next future car list. We loved the colour of the launch vehicle – Acid Yellow (Lime Twist in the U.S.), we always want something out of the ordinary – something better than the typically boring silver/black/charcoal/white options that permeate society – so this was right up our alley! You may recall we’ve covered this vehicle in a very brief 15-minute test drive last year, from a local dealer. This time we got it for a week – one of the coldest and snowiest weeks of the winter. As a bonus we even got the Acid Yellow one!!!

Winter Tires Vs. All-seasons Tires, Iain Shankland, Road-Test.org

Road Test Special: Have You Switched Over To Your Winter Tires Yet?

With temperatures already dipping to the freezing point and some areas of the country already experiencing snow – have you switched over to your winter tires yet? Remember – there’s no such thing as a good “all-season” tire – just a no-season tire. All seasons tires become suspect when temperatures dip below 7°C – that’s the point where winter tires start to come good.

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All-New 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUV Sets A New Standard

Jeep raises the bar with legendary benchmark capability, world-class on-road dynamics, fuel economy up to an estimated 6.3 L/100 km (45 mpg), revolutionary Jeep design with world-class craftsmanship inside and out, and an array of advanced safety and technology features. Windsor, Ontario, Mar 27, 2013  –  There is a new king of the hill in the mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) segment: the All-New 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The renowned Cherokee name returns to the Jeep® vehicle line-up for the 2014 model year. The result – the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee completely redefines the mid-size SUV segment, delivering legendary Jeep 4×4 capability, a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission, fuel economy improvements of an estimated 45 per cent (versus the outgoing Liberty model), superior on-road ride and handling, a cutting-edge, revolutionary design, world-class craftsmanship, class-exclusive technology and more than 70 advanced safety and security features. The Jeep Cherokee is set to delight consumers both on the road and on the trail. “The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be the benchmark for mid-size SUVs with a new level of on-road …

2011 Kia Sorento LX V-6 – Road Test

If you’ve been reading any of my reviews over the past few months, you might remember that my wife and I are in the middle of a large conundrum: we need a new car to replace her Mazda5, but we have no idea what we want to get. Not only is the type of vehicle the problem (car, coupe, CUV/SUV), but so is our budget! We have no idea what we want or how much we want to spend! In the recent past we’ve gone through the Ford Fusion, Genesis Coupe, Ford Flex and Edge, Honda Crosstour, Ford F-150, Toyota Venza, Prius and RAV4. The Kia Soul is very high on my wife’s list (we had it last year, but another one coming up next week), just to mention a few.

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Toyota And The Runaway Vehicles – Road Test Special

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 6 months or so, you already know all about the problems and media-induced panic that has been attached to Toyota vehicles. It all started with a California Police Officer driving a loaner Lexus. Apparently, the car kept speeding up until it reached 150 mph (241km/h) whereupon he drove it right into a bridge – killing himself, his wife, daughter and brother-in-law. Before destroying a perfectly good Lexus in a ball of fire, his brother-in-law thought it would be a good idea to call emergency services for some advice. I can’t believe that with all of those people combined – their I.Q. didn’t quite reach up to the level of a worm. C’mon people… if you can’t stop the vehicle, bump the gear selector into “N”.. that means neutral – all power is then taken away from the driving wheels. Apply the brakes, pull over to the side of the road and switch off the ignition. That makes a lot more sense than killing yourself. Even …

2010 Lexus RX 450h (Hybrid) – Road Test

It’s been a couple of years since I last drove the Lexus RX hybrid. It was so outstanding my wife and I wanted to trade our first-born for one.. too bad we only had a chinchilla to trade. For the 2010 model, Lexus have re-designed the RX from the ground up… sounds like the perfect reason to grab the keys and see if it can measure up to the previous model.