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10 Biggest News Stories of the Month: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota Tundra Are Less Than Electric

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee got even grander for its model-year 2022 redesign, growing in every dimension while managing to shed some weight in the process. It also managed to improve upon an outgoing model that shoppers still liked without compromising the fondness of familiarity, like every time you have to switch to the new look of Facebook. But like your estranged spouse’s relationship status, “it’s complicated” where our feelings for Jeep’s mid-size SUV are concerned — which is to say, there are things we like and things we don’t.

Related: Life With the Jeep Grand Cherokee: What Do Owners Really Think?

In one of Cars.com’s most popular news articles of the past month — a rapid-fire rundown of the Grand Cherokee’s pros and cons — we bring you both sides of the story to help you decide if there are any deal breakers. In the plus column are: interior appointments, which approach Euro-lux levels in upper trims; more broadly available safety tech as well as standard collision prevention upgrades; across-the-board inclusion of the well-regarded Uconnect 5 multimedia system; a well-powered 5.7-liter V-8 and eight-speed automatic transmission combo; as well as sprightly handling and a well-mannered ride. On the other hand, visibility issues in all directions, lackluster gas mileage, backseat comfort issues and tech glitches result in points off the board.

For the full details on what we love and what we loathe about the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, follow the link below to the No. 6 news story of the entire month of March.

Way down the list in the 10th-place position is a rundown on whether the redesigned-for-2022 Toyota Tundra’s range-topping trim, the Capstone (like that science project you had to do at the end of your senior year in high school), can stand up to luxurious full-size pickups from the likes of Chevrolet, Ford and Ram. In summary, with a satisfyingly growly twin-turbocharged V-6 hybrid engine, upscale exterior flourishes and a well-appointed if less-than-luxurious interior, the Tundra Capstone preaches primarily to the Toyota-truck faithful looking to level up.

“Will it wow a Ram 1500 Limited owner? No. Does it need to? Also no,” Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman writes in his Capstone critique. “Toyota has its niche, its own loyal customers, and trying to pry intensely loyal domestic-brand pickup owners out of their favored models is a lost cause.”

Get the full scoop on the 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone by following the link below to the No. 10 article of the week.

While SUVs like the Grand Cherokee and pickup trucks like the Tundra remain perennially popular with shoppers, Cars.com readers sparked to electric vehicles in a big way in March, with EVs dominating a full half of the monthly countdown — unsurprising if you’ve filled your tank in recent months. Amid this EV-article onslaught, 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 how-to for calculating how much you can expect your monthly electricity bill to go up if you install a home charger.

Follow the link below to the No. 1 news story of the month for the full explainer on EV charging costs.

Beyond that, we’ve got headlines on the Subaru Forester and fuel-efficient cars — so don’t stop reading till the digits double. Here are the top 10 news stories Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of in the 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 Cost to Outfit 6 Homes With EV Chargers

5. What Are the Most Fuel-Efficient Cars for 2022?

6. Is the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee a Good SUV? 5 Pros and 4 Cons

7. Is the 2022 Subaru Forester a Good SUV? 4 Pros and 2 Cons

8. What Are the Most Fuel-Efficient 2017 Model-Year Vehicles?

9. What to Know Before Purchasing an Electric Vehicle: A Buying Guide

10. 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone: The Nicest Toyota Pickup You Can Buy

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