2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited: It Feels Heavy Cargo
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.
It didn't actually get to the point of sagging in the back or anything that extreme. But driving back home after loading all the parts, the Cherokee had a noticeably more wobbly feel. Was it any worse that having the rear seats full of passengers? Hard to say. I've never had three full-size adults back there.
The slightly strained feel wasn't all that surprising. This may be a Jeep, but it's not a J10. It's a compact SUV. It did the job, but I wouldn't recommend loading it this heavy very often.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 17,655 miles