Esquire magazine recently handed out awards for its "SUV of the Year," and many off-roading enthusiasts will likely be happy with the automobile that took the top spot. The men's style publication rated the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT as the big winner in this year's Esquire Car Awards, awarding it the title of Sport Utility of the Year.
Multiple editors drove the new Jeep model, testing out its refreshments and updated amenities. While the 2014 version was not a complete redesign, it didn't need a total overhaul to compete. The few touches that were expertly applied to the edition enhanced the driving experience, and the vehicle itself is excellent for either day-to-day or off-road driving.
"The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT combines impressive performance and luxury wrapped in a muscular and stylish exterior," said Ralph Gilles, the president of Chrysler's SRT Brand. "Winning Esquire's 'SUV of the Year' award continues to help set us apart from esteemed competitors by appealing to the passionate, performance-enthusiast consumers with its unique blend of value, technology, power and character."
Not only did Esquire select the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT as the best option for SUVs, but some of the individuals who provided input to the test said driving the vehicle was an excellent experience. It is an automobile that you'll want to drive, and just as important, an SUV that is fun to handle in any situation.
"The one sonic experience of the year that I will not forget is engaging the ignition on the SRT," David Granger, editor-in-chief of the magazine, wrote in his review. "This is the sweetest-sounding, most reasonably prices engine note of our time."
With a vehicle this great, some drivers may even be hesitant about making Jeep modifications. However, the extreme durability of the Grand Cherokee brand, combined with the reasonable costs, certainly make alterations a viable option.