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2014 Jeep Cherokee Test Drive


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Nine speed transmission? :blink:

But I would have to say that for today's markets, this is exactly what is needed. You have to go up to something based on a full-sized pickup to get a serious SUV these days with everything else being based on a car platform. All Jeep's competitors in this size range are similar, based on a mid-sized car. Can't blame them for wanting to complete appropriately.

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It is a few steps above the competion, it actually is an off road vehicle........however, seems the could have relaced the Patriot and or Liberty with this then brought out a more deserving of being called Cherokee. Why not build a unibody wagon that is loosely based around the Wrangler's drivetrain and suspension without being as stupidly big and heavy as the 4dr JK Wrangler.

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Drove Jeep Cherokees for almost 20 years (88-07) and loved them, I don't recall ever getting stuck in winter and on occassion drove through snow drifts as tall as the hood. Retirement and steadily increasing costs of fuel told me I needed something less expensive and more fuel efficient but I still miss my Cherokee and everytime I see one on the roads my mind goes back to the days when I was a Jeep driver.

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Sounds like a nice vehicle, too bad it's not so nice-looking.

The author also did sloppy research with historical dates and kicked sand in the faces of XJ Cherokee fans and those who love Jeeps with a couple of comments.

A poorly-written review of what sounds like a better-than-average-engineered vehicle with spectacularly bad styling.

Charlie Larkin

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Definitely distinctive looking..saw one in traffic briefly last week. I think if I moved back to a snowy climate, though, I'd be looking into the updated '14 Grand Cherokee to replace my '00 Grand Cherokee....I've been very happy w/ my GC over the last 13 years.

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