The ALV is unique because it’s the only annual awards program where outdoor enthusiasts, athletes and the automotive media come together to choose the best of the best. The ALV competition was founded by Bob Babbitt, a member of the Ironman Hall of Fame, and Jim Woodman, longtime journalist, triathlete and founder of Active.com, as well as Nina Russin, longtime distance runner and auto journalist.
Voted by members of the press personnel in the Phoenix vicinity, PAPA members, athletes and outdoor lovers, 4X4 enthusiastss, the Grand Cherokee was chosen as the favorite after a two-day evaluation competition across the nominated categories: cars, crosovers, SUVs and trucks. The evaluation competition comprised of off- and on-road trials. Jeep Grand Cherokee nabbed PAPA’s ALV Best of the Southwest and Luxury Off-road accolades.
Best of ALV and PAPA: the Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever and the vehicle that has long defined what a premium SUV should be. The Grand Cherokee Summits receive added features, as well as a Summit California Edition appearance package that further enhances Summit’s premium exterior aesthetics.
Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers best-in-class 7.8 l/100 km (30) highway courtesy of an available 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine and standard eight-speed transmission. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 boasts an unmatched driving range of more than 1175 km (730 miles).
Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy of three available 4×4 systems, Jeep’s Quadra-Lift air suspension system and class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system. Grand Cherokee boasts best-in-class towing of 3356 kg (7,400 pounds), and a crawl ratio of 44.1:1.
A refined exterior design, complete with available bi-xenon headlights with signature LED daytime running lamps (DRL), provides a premium appearance. Interior luxury is achieved with premium amenities, including Natura leather, exotic open-pore wood trim and unique color offerings. Last but least, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in five trim levels: Laredo, Laredo E, Limited, Overland and Summit.