2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Named NEMPA’s Official Winter Vehicle of New England

Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep® Brands Receive Top Honors from New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) at Annual Winter Vehicle Competition

  • 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk named Best in Class — Compact Affordable SUV/Crossover
  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica named Best in Class — Minivan/People Mover
  • 2017 Dodge Charger named Affordable All-wheel-drive Sedan
  • FCA US LLC vehicles take home the most awards of any manufacturer at the annual winter vehicle competition
May 25, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC vehicles earned top honors at the seventh annual New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) winter vehicle competition with the 2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee being named the Official Winter Vehicle of New England. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and 2017 Dodge Charger won in their respective categories.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Named NEMPA’s Official Winter Vehicle of New England
Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever and the vehicle that has long defined what a premium SUV should be. A refined exterior design — complete with available bi-xenon headlamps with signature LED daytime running lamps (DRL) — provides a premium appearance.

“The Jeep Grand Cherokee faced tough competition, but ultimately was named NEMPA’s Official Winter Vehicle of New England due to its ability to go anywhere, selection of engine choices and its ‘just-right’ size,” said John Paul, NEMPA president. “The Grand Cherokee is no stranger to winning the coveted NEMPA winter vehicle award, having won several times in the past five years.”

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers best-in-class fuel economy – courtesy of a 3.0-liter clean EcoDiesel engine and 8-speed transmission, legendary Jeep capability, world-class craftsmanship, benchmark on-road refinement and advanced safety and technology features.

Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy of four available 4×4 systems, Jeep’s Quadra-Lift air suspension system and class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system. Grand Cherokee boasts best-in-class towing of 7,400 pounds and a crawl ratio of 44.1:1.

2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Named Best in Class — Compact Affordable SUV/Crossover
The 2017 Jeep Cherokee completely redefines the mid-size SUV segment, delivering legendary Jeep 4×4 capability, superior on-road ride and handling, world-class craftsmanship, clever functionality and versatility, more than 70 available safety and security features and advanced user-friendly technology.

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk offers more popular, premium options that are standard at a value that is impossible to ignore with heated and ventilated front seats covered in Nappa leather, power eight-way driver seat, heated steering wheel, power liftgate, Keyless Enter ‘n Go, remote start system, universal garage door opener and much more.

“The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk was able to conquer everything this past winter. NEMPA members had confidence both on and off the road behind the wheel of the Trailhawk, many thinking it was the perfect all-around vehicle for New England,” said Paul.

The Jeep Cherokee stands out against competitors with unmatched off-road capability while not sacrificing on-road ride and handling, comfort or segment-leading features.

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