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The Jeep Cherokee hack gets worse — if hackers can get physical access to the car first

The Jeep Cherokee hack gets worse — if hackers can get physical access to the car first The hacks can now take over more of the car, but only via physical access, such as via a laptop connected physically to the car’s OBD-II (on-board diagnostics) port.A year ago, online-security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek attached themselves remotely to a Jeep Cherokee.

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.Meanwhile, Asian brands led by Lexus and Toyota took seven of the top 10 spots along with Buick (!

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.They do look cool, but owners’ ratings pushed the Model X into the 10-worst-models ranking and dragged Tesla down to 25 of 29 brands.

Taller, more rugged Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon coming to a trail near you

Taller, more rugged Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon coming to a trail near you With Jeep poised to introduce the next-generation Wrangler before the end of the year, the company is sending off the current model with a limited edition named Recon that’s designed to make short work of rugged terrain.The Recon is based on the Wrangler Rubicon, a variant that stands out as one of the most capable off-roaders on the market.

The 2017 Jeep Compass compact yet competent for outdoor exploration

The 2017 Jeep Compass compact yet competent for outdoor exploration If you want an automatic transmission and AWD, you get a very nice nine-speed unit, and then you get your choice of Jeep Active Drive or Jeep Active Drive Low, which offers low range gears for getting over difficult terrain.Both the single range Active Drive and the dual range Active Drive Low systems are capable of sending 100 percent of available torque to any wheel that has grip.

Jeep is about to reboot the rock-crawling Wrangler — here’s what we expect from it

Jeep is about to reboot the rock-crawling Wrangler — here’s what we expect from it On the other hand, the Wrangler needs to become lighter and more efficient to meet looming regulations in the United States and abroad.It’s not too far-fetched to say the Wrangler is as emblematic as the Porsche 911, and Jeep knows better than to mess with an icon.

Meet the turbocharged, V8-powered Jeep that’s faster than a Porsche

Meet the turbocharged, V8-powered Jeep that’s faster than a Porsche The Jeep was designed to fight and go off-road, not to race down a drag strip at triple-digit speeds.The race car started life as a classic Jeep CJ-7, but just about every single component was replaced, improved, or removed altogether.