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Cherokee specs clarified, compared

Jeep representatives have clarified specifications for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, and we have added a new one: water fording of up to 20 inches at 5 mph.

The previously stated 8.7 inches of minimum running ground clearance applies to both Trailhawk and any 2014 Jeep Cherokee with Active Drive II (which includes a low-speed power transfer unit). Cherokees with front wheel drive or Active Drive I, which is ideally suited for slippery or dirt roads or relatively easy paths, have 7.7 inches of ground clearance — even then, over an inch more than Toyota RAV4.

1997 2014 Cherokee 2011 2012 2013 2013
Cherokee Trailhawk 4×4 I 4×4 II
Liberty Patriot RAV4 4Runner
Approach angle 38° 29.9° 18.9° 21° 39.1° * 29.0° 29° 33°
Breakover angle 24

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22.9° 19.5° 21.7° 20.4° 23.7°  ? ?
Departure angle 32° 32.2° 25.0° 27.3° 32.1° 33.9° 22° 26°
Running clearance 10.2” 8.7” 7.7” 8.7” ? 9.1” 6.3” 9.6”
* With front fascia lower trim removed. Trailhawk tested with the lower trim in place.

Other sources told Allpar that highway mileage for the front-wheel-drive V6 version will be reasonably close to the four-cylinder’s 31 mpg (most likely around 27-29 mpg).  City mileage has not yet been disclosed. Update: V6 gas mileage is 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway.



Jeep deal for China production by end of April

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Jeep brand CEO Mike Manley says Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will most likely have completed a deal for production of certain Jeep models…

Renegade and Rubicon

Renegade in NYC

Brian Kapral reported from the New York Auto Show:
After the presentation of the Jeep Renegade, I was able to talk to…

Anodized Viper TA debuts

Yesterday, at the New York Auto Show, SRT debuted a combination of its Viper Anodized Carbon Special Edition Package with the Time…

Challenger Scat Pack: Dodge 392

The 6.1 liter V8 was restricted to SRT cars; the 6.4 was used only by SRT as well, until Ram got a…

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