Driven Off-Road! The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition [Video]


Songwriters Edward Pola and George Wyle wrote “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” to encapsulate the general sense of joy some people feel every December around the holiday season. For others, the song is more appropriate for describing the week-long annual event known as the Easter Jeep Safari held in Moab, UT every year. It truly is a wonderful time. Custom Jeeps and concept vehicles get a chance to stretch their legs on some of the most beautiful off-roading trails in the country. This year, Jeep brought the 75th Anniversary Edition Jeeps with them, and Roman and Nathan chose to take the Grand Cherokee on trails populated with Wranglers to see how it would stack up. Spoiler alert: It did surprisingly well.

The 75th Anniversary Grand Cherokee is a juxtaposition of throwback styling and modern amenities. Recon Green exterior paint matched to black and bronze exterior trim pieces make this JGC one of the best looking production Grand Cherokees ever (in my opinion). Inside, the vehicle is fitted with a single-pane panoramic sunroof, heated leather seats, and blind spot monitoring… things your grandfather never thought would be in a Jeep. For some trail-cred, FCA fitted the Jeep with off-road tires, three tow hooks, and its Selec-Terrain traction control system.

So how did the 75th Anniversary Grand Cherokee do when the pavement turned to dirt? Check out video below of Roman and Nathan driving the Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition through their own personal winter wonderland, the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, UT, to find out.