Ride and drive: Anyone can feel like a journalist
Ride and drive events are great opportunities to feel like an automotive journalist, and give you first hand experience behind the wheel of a vehicle without the dealer pressure of a test drive. These events can be at auto shows, concerts, local events, and in our case, county fairs. If you're considering a new vehicle, a ride and drive event is something I highly recommend.
When Jeep develops one of these events, it goes all-out. From a rocky riverbed crossing, to steep dirt slope ascent and descent, to un-even railroad ties, what is a vehicle torture test ends up being incredible amounts of fun. It also lets you see what the 2011 Grand Cherokee is made of. I found it to be incredibly capable, but now you have the chance to find out for yourself. If you live in southern California, I highly recommend visiting the OC Fair for a test drive. If not, check out the Jeep website, or contact your local Jeep dealer for any events in your area.