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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


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.

Dodge “Wisdom” is top viral video


The “Wisdom” video created for Dodge’s 100th anniversary and shown at the New York International Auto Show has gone viral in a…

New fours coming

Recently, Ralph Gilles commented that a new family of four-cylinder engines was coming to Chrysler in around eighteen months— just in time…

Chrysler plant cut energy use, got $1mm

Belvidere Assembly

Nicor Gas gave Chrysler’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois a rebate check for $1.3 million, the result of savings from three projects…

Dodge and Mötley Crüe kick off “Chance to be Bad”


Dodge is kicking off the “Dodge Chance to Be Bad Giveaway” to tie in with its sponsorship of rock band Mötley Crüe’s…

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