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Cars.com's Long-Term 2014 Jeep Cherokee Needed A New Engine

One of the reasons I like Cars.com's Kicking Tires blog is that they actually purchase the vehicles in their long-term test fleet rather than borrow them for extended periods from car companies. That approach is a little more honest, and it comes away with a more realistic ownership experience than you can get in a… »12/23/14 3:12pm12/23/14 3:12pm

Testing The 2014 Jeep Cherokee On & Off-Road: What Do You Want To Know?

For the next few days, we'll be torturing a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4 on the hairpin roads of LA county and dusty desert tracks to the east. It's not the lifted Trailhawk variant and it's riding on Continental all-season tires, but you know we've gotta test that "SAND" setting on the dash somehow. »9/17/14 11:06am9/17/14 11:06am

Looks Like The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Holds Its Own Off Road

Some folks just put a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk through "Hell's Revenge," a torturous slickrock trail in Moab, Utah considered a "testpiece" off-road track by some. They reckoned the SUV "passed with flying colors," and it looks like it was able to keep up with a mighty Wrangler Rubicon. »7/11/14 1:33pm7/11/14 1:33pm

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Is Better Than You Think It is

While it can't come close to the Wrangler's iconic status and history, the Cherokee is a Jeep with a real legacy and following. Actually, until they bring back the 'Wagoneer' name, it's Jeep's only other worthwhile name. Compass? Liberty? Who cares. But Cherokee means something, and the 2014 Jeep Cherokee may just »10/02/13 10:15am10/02/13 10:15am

Jeep Delays 2014 Cherokee Because Of 9-Speed Tranny Issues

Despite rosy reports today on the partnership between German transmission company ZF and Chrysler, the unspecified "powertrain" issue impacting the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and delaying its launch is, predominately, an issue of getting the 9-Speed automatic transmission to actually use all nine gears properly according to… »8/05/13 3:06pm8/05/13 3:06pm