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What It Cost To Own Our Jeep Cherokee After 14,000 Miles

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Our long-term Jeep 2014 Cherokee received a lot more than its second oil change when we took the SUV in for service at 13,300 miles. In fact, the Jeep received its second engine. Replacing the 2.4-liter four-cylinder was a roundabout way of changing the oil, but it came at no cost to us since it was covered by Jeep’s five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Related: Why Jeep Replaced Our 2014 Cherokee’s Engine

Since our previous quarterly update, editors accumulated 2,723 miles to the tune of $391 in fuel. Otherwise, our wallets haven’t been lightened by the Cherokee aside from fuel, the first scheduled maintenance as well as the Jeep accessories we purchased: a dog kennel ($142.41) that attaches to metal cargo hooks in the cargo area and a cooler ($60) that uses the Cherokee’s built-in cargo rail system.

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Managing Editor Joe Bruzek’s 22 years of automotive experience doesn’t count the lifelong obsession that started as a kid admiring his dad’s 1964 Chevrolet Corvette — and continues to this day. Joe’s been an automotive journalist with Cars.com for 16 years, writing shopper-focused car reviews, news and research content. As Managing Editor, one of his favorite areas of focus is helping shoppers understand electric cars and how to determine whether going electric is right for them. In his free time, Joe maintains a love-hate relationship with his 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am that he wishes would fix itself. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-bruzek-2699b41b/ Email Joe Bruzek

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