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OK so i just paid off the jeep and the brides looking for a new ride ( I think she just wants out of the MINI VAN !!!) With that being said looking at the new Cherokee any thoughts on that good or bad ? I like the price point and the mpgs and w 4500lbs towing it will tow my trailer. Thanks
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post #2 of 14 Old 02-04-2014, 04:55 PM
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Cherokee or Grand Cherokee? The Cherokee is based on the Dodge Dart platform. Something to consider.
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My mom just picked up a trailhawk....

Not going to lie, I really like it. I do not like they called it a cherokee, but that is just me.

It rides nice, the interior is amazing, the heated seats/steering wheel rock, and the touch screen is finally up to date
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For a tow rating of 4500, you have to be talking about the Grand. I really like the new Grand Cherokee's. I'd love to have one with a V8 for a daily driver/boat puller.

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Im looking at just the Cherokee ....This boys pockets aint that deep ! I thought i read the cherokee was 4500 lbs towing other than the sport model which was 2000lbs ?
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I cant stand the grill/hood of the regular Cherokee. But that's just me. Its like the Aztec 2.0.

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Love of god, you're right. The Jeep website says that the maximum tow capacity is 4500 pounds when properly equipped. So you'll need the tow package and all that. But still, I'd be leary of towing 4500 pounds with one of those. My Rubicon does have the tow package (okay, fine, it has a hitch.) and that's only good for 2500. The Jeep site also says that not properly equipped, it's only good for 2k. Keep that in mind.

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Love of god, you're right. The Jeep website says that the maximum tow capacity is 4500 pounds when properly equipped. So you'll need the tow package and all that. But still, I'd be leary of towing 4500 pounds with one of those. My Rubicon does have the tow package (okay, fine, it has a hitch.) and that's only good for 2500. The Jeep site also says that not properly equipped, it's only good for 2k. Keep that in mind.
I can't say I would tow 4500 with anything that small. Kinda hard to believe for a 3.2L and tiny wheelbase.
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I can't say I would tow 4500 with anything that small. Kinda hard to believe for a 3.2L and tiny wheelbase.
The 3.2L indeed has a 4500lb towing capacity, also every package includes a transmission line cooler.

My mom picked up a Limited with the I4 (she doesn't tow anything). All I have to say is I was unexpectedly impressed with the thing.
I wouldn't wheel with it, but it drove really nice, and has a shit ton of features.

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well, the ford ecoboost is 3.5L and will tow 9900lbs so i wouldnt rule out the engine...
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Thanks for the feedback... Im would only be towing a Vintage camping trailer like 2600lbs loaded or a small landscape trailer if they weren't on the 4door ,just looking to have the option . I dont mind the looks ,the bride is looking for 4 wheel drive and some style and features her 2006 mini van is lacking. looking to see what people had to say that actually have one or have driven one as I haven't at this point.
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So the bride liked the 2014 Cherokee and I have to admit it drives great and that was what she was looking for her. List of haves were ...4wheel drive, sunroof and a cd player very simple wants ! She ended up with a shitload of features w a panoramic sunroof and she is extremely happy with that being said it is a vehicle that is meant to pic up the kids and get her home on a snowy day and make her feel safe, so with that criteria it fit the bill and fuel economy is great compared to her mini van.I could care less that its called a Cherokee she's a happy gal and we will see how it holds up
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A couple of months ago we picked up a 2013 Hyundai Sante Fe for the wife and love it. It is the 7 passenger model all tricked out with leather, heated seats front and rear, navigation, reclining rear seats, and a bunch of other fancy stuff. It has a V6 with a tow rating of 5k pounds. Its fun to drive and very well loaded for the money. We are getting 26mpg on the freeway regularly with a range of over 400 miles. Also has more air bags than I can count.

I know its not what you were asking about but its worth looking at especially with the 100k mile warranty. I picked up ours for 31k.

Didn't refresh the page in awhile and didn't realize you picked up a Cherokee. Congrats

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