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Re: Is your Jeep a Truck or an SUV?

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... It is a !@#$!@#$ Jeep!!!!!
I think that's the best response!

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Re: Is your Jeep a Truck or an SUV?

I consider anything with a bed in the back to be a truck. I consider a JGC to be an SUV or call it a "Jeep"
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Re: Is your Jeep a Truck or an SUV?

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I've also seen it called a light truck.
Suspect someone just aimed a dart at the board and took the first answer... wait till the sunroof qualifies you as a convertible owner.

No offense to a totally worthless topic, (but one which is as worthwhile as most here), but mine isn't an SUV. It isn't an SAV, CUV, CAV, or other BS name. It isn't a truck. It is a !@#$!@#$ Jeep!!!!!
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Re: Is your Jeep a Truck or an SUV?

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Well it's actually a little different from a regular monocoque. It is a uniframe design. So there is a traditional ladder frame construction, these are the two large frame rails you see, on top which welded is a unibody construction. That's why our jeeps can tow as much as most traditional body on frame trucks. IMO this is a fantastic design in terms of ruggedness, NVH, and safety.


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Re: Is your Jeep a Truck or an SUV?

My travel trailer has a bed in the back. Does that make it a truck ?

OTOH the EPA says my GC is a Sport Utiity Vehicle which is a class of Truck.
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Re: Is your Jeep a Truck or an SUV?

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If it was body-on-frame I would say truck. If monocoque I would say SUV. I thought the JGC was body-on-frame. I was quite surprised to find it is monocoque.
Agreed.
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Re: Is your Jeep a Truck or an SUV?

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My travel trailer has a bed in the back. Does that make it a truck ?

OTOH the EPA says my GC is a Sport Utiity Vehicle which is a class of Truck.
Does it have a ladder frame?

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Re: Is your Jeep a Truck or an SUV?

I call it a truck.

Calling it a jeep seems like I'm trying to make a point of what I drive and I really don't like to bring it up unless someone is specifically interested in it.

Calling it an SUV seems weird to me.

Calling it a truck seems like the best fit.

While this isn't an important topic I gotta admit it's nice to know I'm not the only one that thinks about this kind of stuff.
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Re: Is your Jeep a Truck or an SUV?

"SUV" is too much of a mouthful most of the time. It's also not an SUV, something like the Tahoe, Suburban etc is what I always think of when I hear "SUV". Also sounds a bit pretentious, or like you're trying to make a point... "I drive an SUV"

"Car"; nope, definitely not a car.

"Van"; I cringed when I heard an older / retired gentleman refer to mine as a Van. Decided it was time for some proper rims...

"Truck"; nope, the F150, 1500 etc are trucks. Or the even the new canyon / colorado are trucks.

"Jeep". It's definitely a jeep, says right on the front . Very easy to pronounce too, so that's what I call it all the time.
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Re: Is your Jeep a Truck or an SUV?

Unfortunately Jeep taughts the SUV definition:

Jeep SUVs & Crossovers | Official Jeep Site | Jeep

But than again that's the category it's rated in, so what can you do?
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Re: Is your Jeep a Truck or an SUV?

Any of us older Army Vets know you are all wrong. . .

The only trucks on an Army Post are located at the top of the flag pole:

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Bonus promotion board points if you know what items should be found inside the ornamental brass ball at the very top.

By the way my Ram 1500 is a truck, my '97 TJ and '13 WK2 are not.


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Re: Is your Jeep a Truck or an SUV?

Well, this can be debated further.

1) Unless your Grand Cherokee is the SRT model, it most definitely is NOT a Sport Utility Vehicle. There's no Sport in the 3.6 or 5.7 L engine when hauling 5000 lbs around.
2) As far as tailpipe emissions, it is held against the same standards as a car by the EPA
3) it is not a truck because it is not built as a body on frame
4) as a light duty truck, it can be configured with more cargo capacity than a car, so it may cross into that definition. But it is not a truck.

Therefore my Jeep is simply a RSW or Rugged Station Wagon or 4WD Utility Vehicle as to separate it from those vehicles such as a front wheel drive Buick Enclave Station Wagon / Utility Vehicle.
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