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Midsize SUVs Get Mixed Results in IIHS Crash Test


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just completed small overlap front crash testing on seven popular midsize SUVS. Three received good or acceptable ratings and four continue to struggle with the test. IIHS crash tests are rated on a scale

Midsize SUVs Get Mixed Results in IIHS Crash Test

By Kristin Varela  on May 12, 2015

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just completed small overlap front crash testing on seven popular midsize SUVS. Three received good or acceptable ratings and four continue to struggle with the test. IIHS crash tests are rated on a scale

Video: Would We Buy a Jeep Cherokee Again?

By Kelsey Mays  on March 20, 2015

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee spent a year with our editors, and the staff really liked the SUV's ride, cabin materials and the Uconnect touch-screen multimedia system. However, the Cherokee disappointed in many ways: Its unrefined transmission annoyed, fuel economy was

Would We Buy a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Again?

By Joe Bruzek  on March 11, 2015

We racked up 18,409 miles in Cars.com's 2014 Jeep Cherokee during an eventful, yearlong test of the quirky SUV. Many of the frustrations with our four-cylinder, basic all-wheel-drive Limited model stemmed from its nine-speed automatic transmission, a highly technical unit

Long-Term 2014 Jeep Cherokee: Life With the Uconnect System

By Kelsey Mays  on February 10, 2015

It's been nearly a year since Cars.com bought a long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee, which gave us plenty of time to pit the vehicle against other small SUVs, observe real-world gas mileage and document long-term maintenance. Related: Nine Things About the

It's Getting Hot in Here: Jeep Cherokee's Heated Seats are Scorchers

By Joe Bruzek  on February 5, 2015

Cars.com's long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited test car has a fantastic pair of heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. So much so that if I lived in a primarily wintry area I might be able to live with

Take the Trail With You With Jeep's Hood Map

By Joe Bruzek  on February 2, 2015

Car customization and decals go hand in hand, and that's especially the case in the Jeep camp. There's no shortage of catchphrases and stickers plastered on lifted Jeeps across the country: "It's a Jeep Thing. You Wouldn't Understand," "This Side

Recall Alert: 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee

By Jennifer Geiger  on February 1, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 168,092 model-year 2014-15 Jeep Cherokee SUVs The Problem: In the affected vehicles,the side curtain and seat-mounted airbags could inadvertently deploy, increasing the risk of a crash. FCA said it is aware of a "small number of inadvertent

Nine Things About the Jeep Cherokee's Nine-Speed Transmission

By Joe Bruzek  on January 26, 2015

One of the most ambitious features of the Jeep Cherokee's rebirth in 2014 was its standard and highly technical nine-speed automatic transmission from ZF Friedrichshafen AG. In fact, one of the reasons Cars.com purchased the redesigned Cherokee as a long-term

Only One Editor Used Our Jeep Cherokee's CD Player

By David Thomas  on January 20, 2015

Our long-term fleet cars get around. Almost everyone on our editorial staff gets behind the wheel at some point, and a lot of those excursions are of the road-trip variety. Most are regular commutes of course, but with a long-term

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

By Joe Bruzek  on January 7, 2015

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