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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.

Jeep Resto-Modded A '90s Grand Cherokee Off Of Craigslist And Didn't Forget The Game Boy

Jeep Resto-Modded A '90s Grand Cherokee Off Of Craigslist And Didn't Forget The Game Boy It’s the Easter Jeep Safari, the time of year when Jeep teases the world with unattainable concept vehicles that us ordinary humans will never be able to attain.The ZJ debuted back in ‘92, so this marks the 25th anniversary of the car.

Jeep unveils six go-anywhere concepts that will make you say ‘whoa!’

Jeep unveils six go-anywhere concepts that will make you say ‘whoa!’ It’s a tradition: Every year, Jeep builds a handful of one-off models and concept cars and sends them to the Easter Safari in Moab, Utah.The Grand One concept was built to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original, ZJ-generation Grand Cherokee.

Jeep’s Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee is a rolling monument to horsepower

Jeep’s Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee is a rolling monument to horsepower 2-liter V8 in the Grand Cherokee’s engine bay was easier said than done.Alternatively, the Hellcat V8 helps the Grand Cherokee tow 7,200 pounds.

Jeep goes global with a hybrid seven-seater concept named Yuntu

Jeep goes global with a hybrid seven-seater concept named Yuntu The global crossover boom gives Jeep the golden opportunity to expand well beyond the boundaries of its home market.The American brand will travel to next week’s Shanghai Auto Show to introduce a concept named Yuntu that previews an upcoming addition to its lineup.

From Barbie Jeeps to Supertrucks, King of the Hammers has something for everyone

From Barbie Jeeps to Supertrucks, King of the Hammers has something for everyone Staged in the Johnson Valley, California desert, the annual KOH festival may have some serious off-road racing, rigs, and sponsorships, but the spectator activities are just plain loony.For evidence of insanity, look no further than the Barbie Jeep race between full-grown men (and the occasional pre-teen) from two of the biggest online Jeep communities.

Here’s your FCA brand cheat sheet for every 2017 model-year vehicle

Here’s your FCA brand cheat sheet for every 2017 model-year vehicle Though FCA technically oversees more than a dozen entities, the typical consumer only interacts with Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, RAM, and Fiat vehicles.At least the 2017 model year comes with a six-speed automatic standard.