2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited: Slow Transitions
October 17, 2014
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