Car Grilles: Melding Form and Function

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 6:40 pm
Automotive Grille Gallery: What do grilles look like?

In the ideal world, cars are a perfect combination of form and function, good looks and great capability. Whether vehicle shoppers are focused on getting an affordable truck, top fuel efficiency, or want premium style, cars are designed to meet premium needs. That’s where a grille comes in. While the grille of a car (different from a “grill” where you could cook or eat dinner) can serve as a key style piece for a vehicle, it has an important function as well. Learn what is the purpose of a car grille, and check out our elegant automotive grille gallery of images, below. You can see even more in our affordable used vehicle inventory.

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What is the purpose of a car grille?

A car grille allows air to enter the engine. Different shaped grilles can optimize this experience, but in general any styling cues beyond that are tailored to good looks and style. The look of a grille can differ wildly depending on the make, model, style, and brand. Just check out a few different styles below, coming from several different manufacturers.

Automotive Grille Gallery: What do grilles look like?

2016 Buick Envision
grille on the 2016 Buick Envision crossover

2017 Chrysler Pacifica
2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan grille

2017 Ford Explorer (Sport trim)
grille view of a 2017 Ford Explorer Sport

1974 Chevy Impala
grille close-up of the 1974 chevy impala

2016 GMC Yukon (SLT, Premium Edition)
front view of the 2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Summit)
grille view of a white 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

2017 Ram 1500 (Sport, Sublime)
2017 Ram 1500 Sport Sublime grille

2017 Kia Cadenza
front view of the 2017 Kia Cadenza

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon driving toward you