Jeep + Ram Win Awards at Active Lifestyle Vehicle Competition
Planet Earth is our home planet, we need to take care of it. To do their part, many auto brands are making greener cars to help lower the carbon footprint left by vehicles. Recently, the Jeep Grand Cherokee won the “Green ALV” Award at the 13th Annual Carspondent.com Active Lifestyle Vehicle Competition. Coincidentally, the Ram 1500 Rebel earned the “Best Value Off-Road” Award at the same competition. Let’s shine a little light on these two great auto brands.
The Annual Carspondent.com Active Lifestyle Vehicle Competition is held every year, and is the hotspot for media outlets, athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts to see what are the best cars on the market. Nina Russin, the ALV co-founder, had this to say about this year’s competition, “Individuals with active lifestyles don’t want the vehicles they drive to limit where they travel, or the amount of gear they can carry…Ram Truck and Jeep proved that their vehicles perform equally well on- and off-road, and offer spacious, configurable cargo areas that fill the squares for buyers who like to venture off the grid, carrying their bicycles, kayaks, and camping equipment with them.”
Unlike other car award shows, this show is only focused on outdoor enthusiasts and athletes who need to get around and travel, whether cross-country or across mountains. Plus, the outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, and automotive media outlets that attend pick the winners via an evaluation process that consists of navigating an off-road course and on-road driving.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever, holding the title for what a premium SUV should be. The Grand Cherokee is available in six trim levels: Laredo, Laredo E, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland and Summit. The most high-end trim, the Summit, receives added features and a special Summit California Edition appearance package that further enhances its premium exterior aesthetics.
Known for its legendary available 4×4 systems, Jeep is the number one choice for off-road adventures. It has three systems that have earned it “best-in-class” time and again: Jeep’s Quadra-Lift air suspension system, class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system, and Jeep Active Drive.
Ram 1500 Rebel
The Ram 1500 Rebel is a one-of-a-kind off-road design that offers customers a custom truck with lots of capabilities. Equipped with factory lift, 33-inch tires, Bilstein shocks, skid plates, tow hooks, and other off-road-ready features, the Rebel dominates the truck market. The Ram 1500 Rebel comes with exclusive air suspension in order to offer increased ride height, a new front grille design, and “RAM” branding that offers a stylish signature for Ram Trucks.
The Ram 1500 Rebel is available in three short wheelbase Crew Cab configurations with standard 4×4 capability, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, and TorqueFlite 8-speed transmission combination. Altogether, it delivers 305 horsepower, 269 lb.-ft. of torque, a fuel economy of 16/23 mpg city/highway, and off-roading adventures! Other configurations consist of a 4×2 395-hp 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with variable valve timing, fuel-saver technology and TorqueFlite 8-speed transmission 4×2 or HEMI-powered 4×4.
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