Is the Jeep Cherokee Good Enough to Buy Twice?
Ouch. If you’re a fan (or an owner) of the new Jeep Cherokee, you might want to sit down before you read the rest of this post. Cars.com bought a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited to review and let’s just say that things didn’t go well.
A 2014 Cherokee had to undergo a dreaded engine swap after only 13,000 miles. And to make matters worse, the car was a long term test vehicle for Cars.com, which means that the news has been generating quite a bit of buzz.
The possibility of the rear shocks detaching from the new Jeep Cherokee definitely warrants some major concern.
When the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee was designed, Jeep drivetrain engineers knew that Jeep customers expect their vehicles to be capable and come with a true low-range. Not only did they do that, but this FWD-based drivetrain architecture features a true locking rear, a true low-range gear ratio, and the trail performance expected out of a Jeep product.
Chrysler-Fiat is looking to expand its Jeep brand into the Chinese market and we’ve already seen what a JK will probably end up looking like there. However, there is a rumor that there will be more than just JKs imported to the People’s Republic.