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Cherokee nails Four Wheeler award

by David Zatz on

The 2015 Jeep® Cherokee Trailhawk has been named “Four Wheeler of the Year” by Four Wheeler magazine, which is dedicated to off-roaders.

This is the 13th time a Jeep has won the title, first given in 1974 to the original Jeep Cherokee.

Editor Christian Hazel wrote, “The team of seasoned judges appreciated Cherokee Trailhawk’s cutting-edge technology, fresh styling, and luxurious interior amenities packed in a vehicle designed for the 21st century that still maintains true off-road capability.”

Four Wheeler’s tests cover over a thousand miles of pavement, gravel, dirt, sand, rocks, mud, and snow, at elevations ranging from sea level to more than 9,000 feet.

The Cherokee has a segment-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission, helping to provide up to 31 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway. The base model is the Sport; the model for relatively hard-core off-roaders is the Trailhawk.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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