July 7, 2015
There's everyday cargo, and then there's seriously heavy cargo. Our 2014 Jeep Cherokee has plenty of cargo room, especially when you fold the rear seats down. But start filling that area with heavy metal car parts, like a pair of iron Chevy big block heads, and the Cherokee's suspension starts to feel the effects.
April 14, 2015
So I have an expensive purse. Most days it is worth more than the sum total of its contents, cash and credit cards included.
On the rare occasions that I need to leave it in the car, I'm careful to lock it in the trunk or hide it under the cargo cover in a minivan or SUV.
That's how I realized the cover in our 2014 Jeep Cherokee was snapped in backwards.
April 6, 2015
It's well documented that the current Jeep Cherokee is short on cargo capacity compared with other compact crossover SUVs. Although we've managed to fit plenty of stuff in our long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited, the cargo bay behind the backseat is small. Too small, in my opinion.
Here is the largest and cushiest of the three strollers I own. Yes, three. We also own three car seats. And three automobiles. We're Americans and we like having options.
February 12, 2015
Not too long ago, I decided to stop making excuses for not getting out and seeing the world. Opportunities to pack up and head out were surprisingly forthcoming. The most significant so far came courtesy of my buddies in the Edmunds photo and video crew.
January 15, 2015
When you buy a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited instead of a Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester or indeed most other "compact" SUVs, you should do so with the knowledge that it does not possess the same amount of cargo space. A major culprit for this deficiency is its higher load floor created by the large spare tire and the need for a taller departure angle. This is what you call a trade-off for the Cherokee's requisite Jeepness, but how useful is the existing space?
December 11, 2014
What happens when your 14-year-old daughter asks for a "giant teddy bear" for Christmas?
If you're me, the bear's $120 price tag makes you flinch, laugh and ultimately scoff at the sheer ridiculousness of the purchase.
December 10, 2014
'Tis the season, and our beach town neighborhood was hosting its annual tree lighting ceremony. My friend who owns a local coffee shop was scheduled to provide 12 gallons of hot chocolate to support the festivities, and I volunteered to help with delivery.
December 8, 2014
This is something I'd like to see in more crossovers, including my wife's GMC Acadia.
The underfloor storage in our long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited keeps small items, like athletic shoes and my 1981 issue of Street Freaks, from ping-ponging around the vehicle's vast expanse of cargo space.
Smartly, its four bins vary in size and shape, and they're just deep enough to be truly useful.
December 4, 2014
That's a six-foot ladder in our long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited. It fit, and yes I could close the hatch.
I had my doubts as I walked the metal monstrosity over to the crossover, but it quickly became clear that it was going to work.
October 1, 2014
One of my favorite features about my old XJ Cherokee is that it can fit my 9'2" Becker longboard inside the cabin. Nose in the right corner of the dash, tail angled toward the spare tire, the log is supported by the front passenger seat headrest (seat generously reclined) and the top of the rear bench seatback.
September 29, 2014
Now that my only child is safely in high school, I took the liberty of cleaning out our home arts 'n crafts closet which has been accumulating googaley eyes, multi-colored pipe cleaners, felt squares and countless jars of Mod Podge over the past decade.
July 31, 2014
I spy with my little eye on our 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited's passenger seat bottom a little pull-loop.
July 28, 2014
Our 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited may be considered a compact SUV, but it still has enough room inside to take care of regular-size chores. When I picked up some wood trim recently I didn't even bother to look to see if it would fit before I left. Most of the pieces were fairly manageable five-footers, but I did have one piece of 1x2 that was eight feet long.