The 10 biggest news of the month: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota Tundra are less than electric | News

The Jeep Grand Cherokee got even fancier for its 2022 model year redesign, growing in all dimensions while managing to lose some weight in the process. It also managed to improve on an outgoing model that shoppers still liked without compromising the love of familiarity, like every time you have to switch to the new look on Facebook. But like your estranged spouse’s relationship status, “it’s complicated” when it comes to our feelings about Jeep’s midsize SUV—that is, there are things we like and things we don’t.

Related: Life with the Jeep Grand Cherokee: What do the owners really think?

In one of Cars.com’s most popular news articles of the past month—a quick rundown of the Grand Cherokee’s pros and cons—we give you both sides of the story to help you decide if there are any deal breakers. In the plus column are: interior appointments, approaching Euro-lux levels in upper trim; more widely available safety technology as well as standard crash prevention upgrades; overall introduction of the well-known multimedia system Uconnect 5; a smooth-running 5.7-liter V-8 and eight-speed automatic transmission; as well as lively handling and a well-behaved ride. On the other hand, visibility issues in all directions, poor gas mileage, rear seat comfort issues and technical faults result in points off the board.

For full details on what we love and hate about the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, follow the link below to the #6 news for the entire month of March.

Way down the list in 10th place is a summary of whether Toyota Tundra’s redesigned for 2022 top model, Capstone (like that science project you had to do at the end of your senior year in high school) , can hold its own against luxury full-size pickups from the likes of Chevrolet, Ford and Ram. Bottom line, with a satisfyingly surging twin-turbocharged V-6 hybrid engine, upscale exterior, and a well-equipped if less luxurious interior, the Tundra Capstone preaches primarily to the Toyota truck faithful looking to level up.

“Will it impress a Ram 1500 Limited owner? No. Need it? Neither,” writes Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman in his Capstone review. “Toyota has its niche, its own loyal customers, and trying alienating fiercely loyal domestic pickup owners from their favorite models is a lost cause.”

Get the full scoop on the 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone by following the link below to this week’s article #10.

While SUVs like the Grand Cherokee and pickup trucks like the Tundra are perennially popular with shoppers, Cars.com readers got into EVs in a big way in March, with EVs dominating a full half of the monthly countdown — not surprising if you’ve filled on your tank over the last few months. Amid this onslaught of EV articles, by far the most popular was our breakdown of how much it costs to charge an electric car both at home and at public charging stations, including a helpful guide to calculating how much you can expect your monthly electricity bill to go up you install a home charger.

Follow the link below to this month’s News Story #1 for a full explanation of EV charging costs.

On top of that, we’ve got headlines about the Subaru Forester and fuel-efficient cars – so don’t stop reading until the numbers double. Here are the top 10 news that Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of this past month:

1. How much does it cost to charge an electric car?

2. Top 10 most efficient electric cars

3. Here are the 11 cheapest electric vehicles you can buy

4. What it costs to equip 6 homes with electric car chargers

5. What are the most fuel-efficient cars for 2022?

6. Is the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee a good SUV? 5 advantages and 4 disadvantages

7. Is the 2022 Subaru Forester a good SUV? 4 advantages and 2 disadvantages

8. What are the most fuel efficient 2017 model year vehicles?

9. What to know before buying an electric vehicle: A buying guide

10. 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone: The Best-Looking Toyota Pickup You Can Buy

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