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 3:12pm 12/23/14 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 11:06am 9/17/14 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 1:33pm 7/11/14 1:33pm

Lifting The 2014 Jeep Cherokee 'Not Feasible' [UPDATED]

Rumors are circulating forums that a suspension lift on the 2014 Jeep Cherokee is not possible. A reputable shop currently developing parts for the new Cherokee has determined that while it may be possible, "it is definitely not feasible." UPDATED » 2/13/14 12:31pm 2/13/14 12:31pm

Can The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Pass The Infamous Moose Test?

The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is pictured above, didn't do particularly well in Scandanavia's industry standard Moose Test, which is to show how a car reacts when a moose wanders onto the road. Have they fixed it for 2014? » 1/02/14 12:30pm 1/02/14 12:30pm

The Jeep Cherokee May Come To China, But It's No Beijing Jeep

Fiat is reportedly close to a deal that will enable the new Jeep Cherokee to be assembled and sold in China. That may not sound like very big news because pretty much everyone's doing a deal in China these days. Maybe it's just a symbolic move to get Jeep Cherokee production back there. » 10/30/13 9:00am 10/30/13 9:00am

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Is Finally On Its Way To Dealers

If you're one of the thousands of 2014 Jeep Cherokee customers who have been eagerly waiting for Chrysler to sort out the car's pre-release technical problems, your long wait is about to be over. The new Cherokees are headed to dealers in the next 10 days. » 10/22/13 12:24pm 10/22/13 12:24pm

19,000 Jeep Cherokees Have Been Built And Not One Is For Sale

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee has an unconventional face, but as Jason learned recently, it's the real deal both on and off road. There's only one problem: you can't buy one even if you wanted to. Where are all the Cherokees? » 10/15/13 4:12pm 10/15/13 4:12pm

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 10:15am 10/02/13 10:15am

We Spent A Lot Of Time Making Fun Of The Next Ford CEO's Hair

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 9/30/13 9:10am 9/30/13 9:10am

Some Crash Avoidance Systems Actually Work

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 9/27/13 9:12am 9/27/13 9:12am

Fiat Is Playing Chicken With The UAW In Weirdest IPO Ever

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 9/24/13 9:15am 9/24/13 9:15am

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 3:06pm 8/05/13 3:06pm

The Crazy Looking 2014 Jeep Cherokee Is A Steal For Just $22,995

Remember the insanity that is the all-new Jeep Cherokee? No? You blocked it out? Well, if you want to buy one, it will cost you a mere $22,995 for a base model. Not bad at all. » 6/10/13 11:10am 6/10/13 11:10am

The New Jeep Cherokee Was Absolutely Not Designed To Be An Alfa Romeo

Hey, remember when the Wall Street Journal made waves by reporting that the 2014 Jeep Cherokee was based on an Alfa Romeo design? That's a fascinating tidbit. The problem is, it's not true, according to the American guy who designed it. » 3/28/13 4:13pm 3/28/13 4:13pm

Six Ways The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Is Better Than The XJ

Car enthusiasts love the Jeep Cherokee XJ for roughly the same reason rebel armies love the AK-47: It's reliable, cheap, effective, and absolutely classic. Therefore, the reveal of the crossovery 2014 Jeep Cherokee led many Jeep faithful to reach for their nearest available rifle and point it directly at their… » 3/27/13 3:27pm 3/27/13 3:27pm

2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk: Would You Offroad It?

Since we exclusively busted open the 2014 Jeep Cherokee early, everyone's wondered if the Alfa Romeo-based CUV could ever achieve the "Trail Rated" status of other Jeeps. The Trailhawk is the answer to that question. » 3/27/13 8:22am 3/27/13 8:22am