2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited: This Is a Good Vehicle
September 16, 2014
Sometimes, it's as simple as that. You drive a car for a while and it just makes a good impression. For me, our long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited is like that. I took it on a weekend roadtrip from L.A. to Monterey and it cemented things for me.
But what, exactly, makes the Cherokee good?
A Mazda CX-5 also exhibits good-vehicle-ness. But the Jeep's goodness is a different kind of thing from the Mazda's. Whereas the CX-5 is pointy and crisp, the Cherokee is plush and refined. Its ride quality is very good, and not mushy. Absorbent. It picks up its feet over bumps and the steering is geared and weighted appropriately, too.
The Cherokee's noise isolation is also quite effective. It feels refined. Long trips like mine are no problem at all for the Jeep. Its seat remained comfortable even after five hours in the saddle.
This Jeep Cherokee SUV/wagon/thing doesn't smack you over the head with its goodness. It just is.
Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor@ 4,164 miles