2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel vs 2013 Volkswagen Touareg! [Head 2 Head Episode 30]
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman pits the 2013 Volkswagen Touareg TDI against the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 Ecodiesel.
From off road capabilities to interior luxuries, Jonny drags these diesels through the dirt providing in depth driving impressions as well as some insight on why more manufacturers should adopt diesel technology.
Filmed on location in Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area, join Jonny as he finds out which of these two diesel powered SUVs is the better bang for the buck!
Like many other SEMA show Wranglers, the Sand Trooper adopts a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 crate engine, which in this application, pumps out 375-horses and 410 lb-ft. of peak torque.
The two-door model features new front and rear portal axles that provide an extra 5 inches of lift while rolling on gargantuan 42-inch Super Swamper Bogger tires and matte-black bead lock wheels.
The tune continues with a full-length underbody skid plate and numerous other prototype and production parts from Mopar such as matte-black front and rear off-road bumpers, grille, fuel-filler door, tail lamp guards and door-sill guards, a vented hood, a Warn winch, LED off-road lights, and trailer-tow hitch receiver.
The interior of the rugged 4x4 is upgraded with Katzkin Leather seats, a rearview camera, Mopar prototype CB radio and all-weather slush mats.
Woman Drives On Sidewalk To Avoid Stopping School Bus
Cleveland Metropolitan School District bus driver captured video of a female motorist driving on the sidewalk to avoid stopping for the bus loading and unloading children.
The driver was caught on cell phone camera Tuesday morning. Cleveland police released the driver’s name late Tuesday afternoon. She is 32-year-old Shena Hardin, of Cleveland.
Hardin was not arrested, but cited for not stopping for the school bus. CMSD driver Uriah Herron is credited by supervisors for his quick thinking to nab the driver on camera. The driver’s sidewalk detours appear to be a daily occurrence.
“We had a very conscientious driver for 30 years. He really cares about his children and he took the extra step that this doesn’t happen again,” said CMSD Bus Manager Eric Taylor. The incident happened at East 38th Street between Superior and Payne Avenue.
The limited edition model is based on the Wrangler Sahara and is available in both four-door (Unlimited) and two-door configurations.
Upgrades that promise to improve its off-road performance include the 17-inch Rubicon alloy wheels shod in 245/75R17 Goodyear Silent Armor off-road tires with Kevlar reinforcement, Trac-Lok anti-spin rear differential with an available electronic rear-locking differential, winch-ready steel bumpers and premium rock rails.
The Moab model also gets unique Mopar power dome hood, black fuel filler door and tail lamp guards, the new-for-2013 premium soft top, and special decals.
Inside, it is fitted with black or saddle premium leather seating with black stitching, “Moab” embossed instrument panel grab handle, Mopar mats and Iron Gray trim on the vent rings, grab handles and steering wheel spokes.