It’s especially rewarding to be central Florida Jeep® dealers when there’s great news to share about one of the vehicles we have for sale or lease. This means that right now is a fantastic time to be a Jeep dealer. That’s because the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk was recently named Four Wheeler’s 2017 SUV of the Year.
It’s an honor to receive this coveted award from the opinion-leading, off-road enthusiast publication, Four Wheeler. To determine the winner of the 2017 SUV of the Year award, the editors at Four Wheeler conducted a week of grueling tests on the vehicles in contention for the title. Every vehicle was driven more than 1,000 miles on various kinds of terrain, including pavement, gravel, dirt, sand, rocks, mud, and snow. The SUVs were driven at sea level and elevations of over 9,000 feet.
Depending on the terrain a given SUV was covering, the editors evaluated certain things. When going off-roading, for example, the editors evaluated a vehicle’s visibility from the driver’s seat and the performance of the SUV’s four-wheel drive system and tires, among other things. When being driven on pavement, the editors reviewed a vehicle’s handling, steering, and comfort level. Additional factors, such as price, fuel economy, and tire size, were also used to determine this year’s Four Wheeler SUV of the Year.
“Our new Trailhawk model is the most capable [Jeep] Grand Cherokee ever produced, and we’re delighted the Four Wheeler editors have recognized its outstanding combination of off-road features,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “Trailhawk instantly provided [Jeep] Grand Cherokee customers even more legendary Jeep 4×4 capability, quickly becoming one of the fastest-selling and most sought-after models in our lineup.”
If you’d like to see why the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk was named Four Wheeler’s 2017 SUV of the Year, visit our Orlando, FL area Jeep dealership to take one for a test drive. If you can’t make it to our convenient location today, give us a call, reach out to us online, or stop by Fields Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Sanford to schedule one at a time that’s convenient for you.