2014 Jeep Cherokee Real-World Cargo Space

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The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is an impressive small-to-midsize SUV that pairs excellent ride quality with plenty of gadgets and technology in addition to a robust off-road system in the Cherokee Trailhawk trim level.

2014 Jeep Cherokee Expert Review

The Cherokee's 54.9 cubic feet of cargo room isn't as laudable considering that's not much more space than the less-expensive Jeep Compass (53.6) or Jeep Patriot (53.9) offer, plus the Cherokee comes up short on cargo room compared to many competitors. Occupants will ride in complete comfort thanks to its generous passenger dimensions, but the cargo area is still compact and bested by the roomier Chevrolet Equinox (63.7), Subaru Forester (74.7), Ford Escape (67.8), Honda CR-V (70.9) and Toyota RAV4 (73.4).

By Joe Bruzek | April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Jeep Cherokee Versus 2014 Nissan Rogue

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Sporting a 1-0 record, the Cars.com long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee headed into its next head-to-head comparison against the redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue. The Rogue makes for a much more suitable comparison with the Cherokee, which dominated the outdated 2014 Jeep Compass.

2014 Nissan Rogue Expert Review

The new Rogue should look familiar by now due to relentless TV commercials placing the Rogue in urban environments, jumping on top of trains and blasting through evil snowmen. It's the same type of urban cityscape editors Joe Wiesenfelder and Joe Bruzek used to test the Rogue head-to-head with the Cherokee on the post-winter, heavily pothole-ridden streets of Chicago.

By Joe Bruzek | April 10, 2014 | Comments (8)

2014 Jeep Cherokee Versus 2014 Jeep Compass

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We took possession of our long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee just a few weeks before a number of competitors entered our short-term fleet here at our Chicago headquarters.

Some of our most interesting insights into our 2013 Honda Civic came after pitting it head-to-head against the competition.

More on Our Long-Term Fleet

While it may seem strange to start our year with the Cherokee by pitting it against the Jeep Compass rather than another automaker's SUV, let's explain why we got here before learning which Jeep won.

By Joe Bruzek | March 26, 2014 | Comments (2)

We Bought a 2014 Jeep Cherokee

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In late December 2013 we bought our Best of 2014 winner, the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, but our long-term fleet is made up of two cars. After debating which segment might be best — we settled on SUVs, which we've never bought before — we decided on a model with a lot of questions that need answering: the 2014 Jeep Cherokee.

Related: We Bought a 2014 Chevrolet Impala

Why the Cherokee? Because it's unique — to an extreme. At the 2013 New York International Auto Show, Jeep unveiled the SUV as a replacement for its once-popular Liberty to frenzied online interest.

By Kelsey Mays | March 12, 2014 | Comments (18)

2015 Jeep Renegade Photo Gallery (55 Photos)

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One of the first things you'll notice about the just-unveiled 2015 Jeep Renegade is it bears an unmistakable family resemblance. The physical features of the subcompact Renegade, which bows Tuesday at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show, take after several members of the Jeep clan, particularly the old Cherokee, the Wrangler and even a hint of the now-defunct Liberty. However, as a product of the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, it shares a platform with the Fiat 500L and might be considered the runt of the litter — which is not to suggest it won't boast Jeep's formidable off-roading capabilities, especially the optional trail-rated Trailhawk model.

2015 Jeep Renegade: First Look

Inside is Jeep's Tek-Tonic design combining the rugged structural elements with more luxurious materials along with extreme-sports style colors and compartments. The five-seater is powered by either a 160-horsepower 1.4-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic transmission or a 184-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder with a nine-speed automatic, available in front- or all-wheel drive. The Renegade is expected to hit dealerships in early 2015. Check out the gallery below.

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By Matt Schmitz | March 3, 2014 | Comments (2)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

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In one of our most identical week-to-week lists of most-read reviews, the top three remained exactly the same, with the 2014 versions of the Nissan Rogue, Toyota Highlander and Jeep Cherokee at Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively. The rest of the list comprises encore appearances from the week before, and in nearly the same order with just a couple of spot swaps. Check out what else was popular:

1. 2014 Nissan Rogue
2. 2014 Toyota Highlander
3. 2014 Jeep Cherokee
4. 2014 Subaru Forester
5. 2014 Chevrolet SS
6. 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
7. 2014 Infiniti Q50
8. 2013 BMW 328i
9. 2013 Lexus CT 200h
10. 2014 Mazda3

Cars.com photo by Aaron D. Bragman

By Matt Schmitz | February 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

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The 2014 Jeep Cherokee found its way back to No. 1 on our list of most-read car reviews this week, relegating the 2014 Toyota Highlander, the top-spot regular of late, to No. 2. Further down the list, the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage appears at No. 6 in its debut, while the 2014 Mazda3 returns to the roster at No. 10. Check out what else was popular:

1. 2014 Jeep Cherokee
2. 2014 Toyota Highlander
3. 2014 Subaru Forester
4. 2014 Nissan Rogue
5. 2014 Infiniti Q50
6. 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage
7. 2013 BMW 328i
8. 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
9. 2014 Chevrolet SS
10. 2014 Mazda3

By Matt Schmitz | February 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Jeep Cherokee Video

The "It's a Jeep thing … " crowd doesn't need convincing, but converts will be made by the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Cars.com reviewer David Thomas was wowed by the all-new compact SUV's "daring design" and sophisticated interior, and he gave high marks to the performance of the groundbreaking nine-speed automatic transmission when paired with the 270-horsepower V-6. Thomas wasn't smitten, however, with the Cherokee's ho-hum profile. While he found the expansive tailgate a head-scratcher, he suggested a creative use for fans of British boy bands, so watch the video and learn.

2014 Jeep Cherokee Cars.com Review

By Matt Schmitz | January 23, 2014 | Comments (12)

2014 Jeep Cherokee: Car Seat Check

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There's been a lot of buzz about Jeep's new crossover — especially how it looks — and chances are, more than a few small families will purchase one. How well did the new-for-2014 Cherokee handle our three child-safety seats? Two sets of easy-to-access Latch anchors as well as one additional anchor helped earn the Cherokee high marks.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

By Jennifer Geiger | January 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: November 2013

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With the top seven automakers reporting numbers, November auto sales have gained some 10 percent versus November 2012. Honda was the lone automaker to post a loss, and just -0.1 percent at that. Auto execs can toast with eggnog heading into the holidays, especially if they're at GM or Chrysler.

Buoyed by strong sales from its Jeep and Ram brands, Chrysler posted a 16.1 percent sales gain. Higher purchase incentives fueled the Ram pickup truck's 21.8 percent gain, outpacing increases from its competitors, the Ford F-Series and Chevrolet Silverado. Still, Detroit's full-size pickups gained 15.4 percent as the pickup wave keeps rolling. Jeep's increase was all about the Cherokee. November's numbers should assuage any doubts over the SUV's controversial styling. Chrysler moved 10,169 Cherokees last month, the crossover's first full month of sales. It's the fifth best-selling model among the automaker's cadre of brands — Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, SRT and Ram — not too shabby for a model hampered by production delays with a nameplate that's been absent from the U.S. automotive landscape since 2001.

GM sales chief Kurt McNeil said in a statement that the economy "bodes well for future growth" as the General tacked on 13.7 percent last month. Ford added a modest 7.2 percent on the F-Series (up 16.3 percent) and Fusion (up 51 percent).

By Kelsey Mays | December 3, 2013 | Comments (7)

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