Slow Transitions - 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited: Slow Transitions

October 17, 2014

2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited

When I heard that the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited has a nine-speed automatic transmission, I thought, this is getting ridiculous. What's next, a 47-speed automatic transmission? Does it really help with fuel efficiency and ride comfort? Does it ever even get up to 8th and 9th gear?

Well, I can tell you that it's slow at shifting in certain situations, like parking, for example. I stopped at the market on my way home the other day and as I was leaving I put the Jeep in Reverse, backed out of my parking spot, and then into Drive and nothing. I thought I missed and hit Neutral for a few seconds, then it kicked in.

Nine-speed. It should be called Nine-slow.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor


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