2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited: Quiet and Smooth Highway Road Manners
August 29, 2014
One thing I really like about our 2014 Jeep Cherokee is the way it drives on the highway. This small crossover really could be an ideal road trip companion.
The Cherokee's body structure has a solid feel to it, and the suspension tuning is forgiving. As a result, bumps and broken pavement are easily absorbed as you drive over them without jostling you or our passengers. It's an impressively smooth ride for a small crossover SUV.
I've also noticed that the levels of wind and road noise permeating our Cherokee are quite low. For reference, I looked up our 70-mph decibel testing numbers that we recorded during our instrumented test of our long-termer. Sure enough, the Jeep had a lower highway decibel reading than a bunch of other small crossovers we've tested recently, including the Escape, Forester, RAV4 and Rogue.
When I think "Jeep" I don't immediately think "comfy and quiet!" so in that sense our new Cherokee is a pleasant surprise.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 2,933 miles