2016 ‘Mudfest’ — Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Best Family — 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Version Tested: Limited 75th Anniversary Edition Diesel
Price as Equipped: $51,315
The Jeep brand is synonymous with off-roading, so it’s no surprise to see the Grand Cherokee winning its class. The 5-passenger SUV has been offering great 4-wheel drive capability since it was introduced back in 1993. This current Grand Cherokee makes use an impressive 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that delivers up to 28 mpg, and has a towing capacity of more than 7,000 pounds. An added bonus — it runs so quietly most drivers may not even realize it’s a diesel. With plenty of torque available at low rpm, the Grand Cherokee has plenty of power for on-road as well as off-road activities. The 75th Anniversary package adds a stylish interior, a number of extra features as well as special 20-inch wheels.

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