Review of the V6 version, drop-down box does not include this version!!
I could not be more pleased with this vehicle. It replaces a Wrangler and although it can't go everywhere the W does it is a great compromise. One of our problems with the Wrangler is at our age we just aren't physically able to endure the beating one takes when driving it even on the easiest of trails. After several trips to the CA desert I find the Trailhawk to be capable and very comfortable off-road. With clearance being the only limitation so far. This vehicle gives up some off-road performance while providing huge improvements in comfort, mileage, performance, & technology.
I purchased my Cherokee (V6, not 4-cyl) after owning an Outback and I love this vehicle! It's comfortable and fun to drive. Admittedly, I haven't had the car long (7 weeks), but to date, I have had no issues and would highly recommend the Cherokee to others.
My husband and son are 6'2" and they both fit comfortably in the front seat and although they probably wouldn't enjoy a long trip in the back seat, there aren't many cars in which they would. However, we've had two adults in the back (5'10"+) who were both comfortable for a two hour trip with the front seats pushed all the way back.
I went to the dealership with the idea of buying the grand Cherokee. Next to it was the new Jeep Cherokee trailhawk, and I instantly fell in love. My wife wanted a car with personality, character, luxury and lots of technology. It has all of that and more. We've already taken in offering with my JK to the Southern California desert and it performs incredibly. This car has Fiat's interior design touch, which makes it all the better. We took a gamble buying a new model, but we have faith in the Cherokee brand and expect this car to be around for a long, long time. I'd recommend it.
Well, I had such high hopes.
After an exhaustive search, I finally thought I had found the perfect vehicle for me in the new Jeep Cherokee.
But just after I crossed 2,000 miles the transmission died.
Yes, you read that right -- 2,000 miles.
I've now been without my Cherokee for a week and there is still no timeframe for when I will get it back (or even if they are going to fix it correctly).
Apparently, they "lost" the new transmission somewhere between the factory and the dealership.
It's really too bad, because there is a lot to like about the Cherokee.
But I guess I will be use the NC Lemon Law refund and buy something else that's more reliable.
Bought our Trailhawk 1/2014 after we fell in love with it's design. Well we currently have 9k on it and have had no issues with it at all. We took it in for the transmission updates but because we were asked to, we never really had any complaints with it's shifting. We're in our late 50's so we had to learn how to drive this new ride. It does have a delay in acceleration and when you let off the gas, but nothing that's hard to adjust to. In all we love the truck, it's very comfortable, has all we wanted and most of all to date has been very dependable.
I will say it has never used the ninth gear , seems that 7th is the gear it's in when driving at 65. Gas milage is averaging around 20.8.