The Truth About Cars » Cherokee http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:53:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Cherokee http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Jeep Rolls Out 75th Anniversary Editions; Yes, Patriot, Compass Too http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/jeep-rolls-75th-anniversary-editions-yes-patriot-compass/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/jeep-rolls-75th-anniversary-editions-yes-patriot-compass/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2016 18:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1258545 If you didn’t know it was Jeep’s 75th anniversary this year, it’s your fault for not paying attention. Pretty much all of the automaker’s SUVs are rolling billboards for its “Since 1941” branding, and now Jeep is officially doing something to celebrate. Jeep launched its 75th Anniversary lineup Wednesday, which includes special editions for all its models. All […]

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If you didn’t know it was Jeep’s 75th anniversary this year, it’s your fault for not paying attention. Pretty much all of the automaker’s SUVs are rolling billboards for its “Since 1941” branding, and now Jeep is officially doing something to celebrate. Jeep launched its 75th Anniversary lineup Wednesday, which includes special editions for all its models. All […]

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Report: Jeep Increased Fleet Sales More Than 50 Percent From 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/report-jeep-increased-fleet-sales-50-percent-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/report-jeep-increased-fleet-sales-50-percent-2014/#comments Tue, 29 Dec 2015 18:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1251625 The Wall Street Journal reported that Jeep’s remarkable sales pace may be fueled in part by a significant increase in fleet sales through the first 10 months of this year. According to the newspaper, which cited R.L. Polk’s sales figures, Jeep through October increased its deliveries to rental companies by 57 percent compared to the […]

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The Wall Street Journal reported that Jeep’s remarkable sales pace may be fueled in part by a significant increase in fleet sales through the first 10 months of this year. According to the newspaper, which cited R.L. Polk’s sales figures, Jeep through October increased its deliveries to rental companies by 57 percent compared to the […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Takata Can’t Silo, Porsche’s New Production Boss, Suppliers Love Each Other http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-takata-cant-silo-porsches-new-production-boss-suppliers-love/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-takata-cant-silo-porsches-new-production-boss-suppliers-love/#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:57:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1246490 Who would have known that one of the largest parts supply recalls in U.S. history could poison the well for the rest of your business? That, and Jeep needs you to keep it dry for a minute, Porsche pulls another player from Volkswagen’s bench and how big does Magna International’s yacht need to be anyway, […]

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Who would have known that one of the largest parts supply recalls in U.S. history could poison the well for the rest of your business? That, and Jeep needs you to keep it dry for a minute, Porsche pulls another player from Volkswagen’s bench and how big does Magna International’s yacht need to be anyway, […]

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Junkyard Find: 1991 Jeep Cherokee Sport http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-1991-jeep-cherokee-sport/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-1991-jeep-cherokee-sport/#comments Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1224441 The XJ Jeep Cherokee was made for approximately a thousand years (OK, 32 years, counting the still-in-production BAW Knight S12), and these trucks are still extremely easy to find here in Colorado. Nice XJs still command good prices here, but used-up ones fill the local wrecking yards. Since I shared a junked Grand Cherokee last […]

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The XJ Jeep Cherokee was made for approximately a thousand years (OK, 32 years, counting the still-in-production BAW Knight S12), and these trucks are still extremely easy to find here in Colorado. Nice XJs still command good prices here, but used-up ones fill the local wrecking yards. Since I shared a junked Grand Cherokee last […]

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Please Make a Business Case for Hand Grenade Gear Shifters, Jeep http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/please-make-business-case-hand-grenade-gear-shifters-jeep/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/please-make-business-case-hand-grenade-gear-shifters-jeep/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1085961   Jeep has this whole concept car thing figured out. Whereas most manufacturers use concept cars as a glimpse into the near future (or not, See “NSX, Acura”), Jeep makes weird-ass, proof of bad-ass concepts like this Chief, a 2012 “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” Wrangler turned surf-weirdo-baby blue-SUV that goes to show how […]

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  Jeep has this whole concept car thing figured out. Whereas most manufacturers use concept cars as a glimpse into the near future (or not, See “NSX, Acura”), Jeep makes weird-ass, proof of bad-ass concepts like this Chief, a 2012 “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” Wrangler turned surf-weirdo-baby blue-SUV that goes to show how […]

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2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Meets Moab: A Desert Duel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/2015-jeep-cherokee-trailhawk-meets-moab-desert-duel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/2015-jeep-cherokee-trailhawk-meets-moab-desert-duel/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1086081 Jeeping in Moab isn’t only a neologism — it’s also a tradition. Like most traditions (anniversaries, birthdays, etc.) it’s hard to pin when the rites began, why they started, or – most importantly – why they continue. For people who live in and around Moab, Jeeping is a mostly tolerable exercise that pours money into […]

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Jeeping in Moab isn’t only a neologism — it’s also a tradition. Like most traditions (anniversaries, birthdays, etc.) it’s hard to pin when the rites began, why they started, or – most importantly – why they continue. For people who live in and around Moab, Jeeping is a mostly tolerable exercise that pours money into […]

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Hammer Time: Halt and Catch Fire Jeep Cherokee http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/this-jeep-cherokee-is-a-show-car-that-wont-halt-and-catch-fire/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/this-jeep-cherokee-is-a-show-car-that-wont-halt-and-catch-fire/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 18:25:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1076370 “Extras with cars! This way!” A 20-something assistant to someone else’s assistant guides us to where the next shoot will take place. “You! You! And You! We need you for wardrobe!” Me? This can’t be good. My wife and I were already dressed in early 80’s clothes for the upcoming scene since they emailed us […]

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“Extras with cars! This way!” A 20-something assistant to someone else’s assistant guides us to where the next shoot will take place. “You! You! And You! We need you for wardrobe!” Me? This can’t be good. My wife and I were already dressed in early 80’s clothes for the upcoming scene since they emailed us […]

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Cherokee, Sweetheart http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/cherokee-sweetheart/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/cherokee-sweetheart/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 15:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1067874 “When I see a Range Rover on the street, my blood boils, because we should be able to do a thing like that,” quoth the great Sergio, “And we will.” Say what you like about the leadership Chrysler has had since the days of the AMC/Renault Alliance, but with this comment about the need for […]

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“When I see a Range Rover on the street, my blood boils, because we should be able to do a thing like that,” quoth the great Sergio, “And we will.” Say what you like about the leadership Chrysler has had since the days of the AMC/Renault Alliance, but with this comment about the need for […]

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Piston Slap: Fanning the Dakota’s Fail Flames for Cherokee LSX-FTW? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/piston-slap-fanning-dakotas-fail-flames-cherokee-lsx-ftw/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/piston-slap-fanning-dakotas-fail-flames-cherokee-lsx-ftw/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:19:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=953801   TTAC Commentator anti121hero writes: Hello Sajeev! Very long time reader, but first time I’ve ever reached out. To start, I happen to be a huge RWD ford fan, (I’m actually helping my best friend put together his 94 mark viii). Now with your interest gained… I have a 1993 jeep cherokee, 2 door, 4.0 […]

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  TTAC Commentator anti121hero writes: Hello Sajeev! Very long time reader, but first time I’ve ever reached out. To start, I happen to be a huge RWD ford fan, (I’m actually helping my best friend put together his 94 mark viii). Now with your interest gained… I have a 1993 jeep cherokee, 2 door, 4.0 […]

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Select 2015 Chrysler 200, Jeep Cherokee Models To Receive Stop-Start http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/select-2015-chrysler-200-jeep-cherokee-models-to-receive-stop-start/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/select-2015-chrysler-200-jeep-cherokee-models-to-receive-stop-start/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=852065 A select group of 2015 Chrysler 200s and Jeep Cherokees will enter showrooms with stop-start technology on-board later this year. Automotive News reports Chrysler Group will install the tech in Cherokees equipped with its 3.2-liter V6 in Q3 2014, while 200s with the 2.4-liter I4 will receive it in Q4 2014. Cherokees with the 2.4 […]

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A select group of 2015 Chrysler 200s and Jeep Cherokees will enter showrooms with stop-start technology on-board later this year. Automotive News reports Chrysler Group will install the tech in Cherokees equipped with its 3.2-liter V6 in Q3 2014, while 200s with the 2.4-liter I4 will receive it in Q4 2014. Cherokees with the 2.4 […]

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Jeep’s Nine-Speed Undergoes Second Reflash For 100k Cherokees http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/jeeps-nine-speed-undergoes-second-reflash-for-100k-cherokees/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/jeeps-nine-speed-undergoes-second-reflash-for-100k-cherokees/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 10:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=834313 Remember the nine-speed transmission in the new Jeep Cherokee that gave our rising superstar managing editor a hard time, followed by everyone else giving him a hard time about the truth of this car before walking back their statements in light of their seeing the light? More than 100,000 of the crossovers built before May […]

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Remember the nine-speed transmission in the new Jeep Cherokee that gave our rising superstar managing editor a hard time, followed by everyone else giving him a hard time about the truth of this car before walking back their statements in light of their seeing the light? More than 100,000 of the crossovers built before May […]

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Review: 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited V6 4×4 (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/review-2014-jeep-cherokee-limited-v6-4x4-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/review-2014-jeep-cherokee-limited-v6-4x4-with-video/#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=739825 The folks at Jeep have known for some time that high volume on-road models have to be part of the mix to keep low volume off-road models viable. From the 1946 Willys Station Wagon and the original Wagoneer, to the Grand Cherokee and the Compass, Jeep has been on a steady march towards the word […]

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The folks at Jeep have known for some time that high volume on-road models have to be part of the mix to keep low volume off-road models viable. From the 1946 Willys Station Wagon and the original Wagoneer, to the Grand Cherokee and the Compass, Jeep has been on a steady march towards the word […]

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ZF’s 9-Speed 9HP Transmission Puts Dog Clutches On The Leash http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/zfs-9-speed-9hp-transmission-puts-dog-clutches-on-the-leash/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/zfs-9-speed-9hp-transmission-puts-dog-clutches-on-the-leash/#comments Sun, 09 Feb 2014 03:34:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=727738 In a week we will post our first full review of the all-new and all-controversial 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The new Jeep isn’t just raising eyebrows for the love-it or hate-it styling. Or the resurrection of the Cherokee badge. Or the constant delays in production. Or the transverse mounted engine. Or the lack of solid axles. […]

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In a week we will post our first full review of the all-new and all-controversial 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The new Jeep isn’t just raising eyebrows for the love-it or hate-it styling. Or the resurrection of the Cherokee badge. Or the constant delays in production. Or the transverse mounted engine. Or the lack of solid axles. […]

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Jeep Aiming For 1 Million Units Sold in 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/jeep-aiming-for-1-million-units-sold-in-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/jeep-aiming-for-1-million-units-sold-in-2014/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:05:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=701209 Chrysler Group LLC CEO Sergio Marchionne threw down the gauntlet for Jeep during an interview on Detroit’s WJR-AM at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, proclaiming that the Rubicon-rated brand will move 1 million units onto the trails and highways by the end of this year. Global sales of the iconic off-road brand rose 4 percent […]

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Chrysler Group LLC CEO Sergio Marchionne threw down the gauntlet for Jeep during an interview on Detroit’s WJR-AM at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, proclaiming that the Rubicon-rated brand will move 1 million units onto the trails and highways by the end of this year. Global sales of the iconic off-road brand rose 4 percent […]

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Nine Speeds Of Grey: What’s Really Going On With Cherokee Transmissions? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/nine-speeds-of-grey-whats-really-going-on-with-cherokee-transmissions/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/nine-speeds-of-grey-whats-really-going-on-with-cherokee-transmissions/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=626681 As the plot thickens in Toledo and un-shipped Cherokees start to pile up in the storage lots, there’s a new conspiracy theory being passed around to explain Chrysler’s problems. We received this email earlier today, and while we can’t vouch for the writer or the contents, what if he’s right? I was going to send […]

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As the plot thickens in Toledo and un-shipped Cherokees start to pile up in the storage lots, there’s a new conspiracy theory being passed around to explain Chrysler’s problems. We received this email earlier today, and while we can’t vouch for the writer or the contents, what if he’s right? I was going to send […]

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An Open Letter To The Mopar Community Regarding Our Cherokee Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/an-open-letter-to-the-mopar-community-regarding-our-cherokee-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/an-open-letter-to-the-mopar-community-regarding-our-cherokee-review/#comments Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:51:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=517809 Dear fellow Chrysler/Plymouth/Imperial/Dodge/DeSoto fans, It appears that some of you are not happy with our man Derek’s review of the new Jeep Cherokee. I can understand that; like many of you, I wanted the Cherokee to be a solid if not superior product. Today, however, I saw that Allpar.com’s administrator has called for Chrysler to […]

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Dear fellow Chrysler/Plymouth/Imperial/Dodge/DeSoto fans, It appears that some of you are not happy with our man Derek’s review of the new Jeep Cherokee. I can understand that; like many of you, I wanted the Cherokee to be a solid if not superior product. Today, however, I saw that Allpar.com’s administrator has called for Chrysler to […]

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Marchionne Wants To Set New World Record On The Jeep http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/marchionne-wants-to-set-new-world-record-on-the-jeep/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/marchionne-wants-to-set-new-world-record-on-the-jeep/#comments Wed, 06 Mar 2013 19:12:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480389 All of you who talked smack about the New Jeep Cherokee, take note: Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne believes in this car, so much that he predicts Chrysler selling more than 800,000 Jeeps worldwide in 2013. At the Geneva Motor Show, Marchionne told Reuters: “Last year we sold more than 700,000 Jeeps and this year we’re […]

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All of you who talked smack about the New Jeep Cherokee, take note: Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne believes in this car, so much that he predicts Chrysler selling more than 800,000 Jeeps worldwide in 2013. At the Geneva Motor Show, Marchionne told Reuters: “Last year we sold more than 700,000 Jeeps and this year we’re […]

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The Renault Twingo: An Explanation Of The Jeep Cherokee’s New Look http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/the-renault-twingo-an-explanation-of-the-jeep-cherokees-new-look/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/the-renault-twingo-an-explanation-of-the-jeep-cherokees-new-look/#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478839 The newly shown Jeep Cherokee has created quite a ruckus. Some like the design, some describe it in language unsuitable to a family-oriented site like TTAC. The fact is Jeep needs this. The mother-ship, Fiat, is taking Jeep international and while Jeep’s design language gets good points at home, it really doesn’t strike a chord […]

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The newly shown Jeep Cherokee has created quite a ruckus. Some like the design, some describe it in language unsuitable to a family-oriented site like TTAC. The fact is Jeep needs this. The mother-ship, Fiat, is taking Jeep international and while Jeep’s design language gets good points at home, it really doesn’t strike a chord […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Jeep Cherokee http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/junkyard-find-1979-jeep-cherokee/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/junkyard-find-1979-jeep-cherokee/#comments Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=432354 I spent a lot of time crawling around this ’69 Dodge A108 van during the last couple of weeks, picking up much-needed parts for my ’66 Dodge A100 Hell Project, and so I became quite familiar with the A108’s junkyard neighbor: this ’79 Jeep Cherokee. This yard, being a typical Colorado self-service operation, has many […]

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I spent a lot of time crawling around this ’69 Dodge A108 van during the last couple of weeks, picking up much-needed parts for my ’66 Dodge A100 Hell Project, and so I became quite familiar with the A108’s junkyard neighbor: this ’79 Jeep Cherokee. This yard, being a typical Colorado self-service operation, has many […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1979-jeep-cherokee-golden-eagle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1979-jeep-cherokee-golden-eagle/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=431169 Ah, the Malaise Era. By the late 1970s, AMC was on the ropes. The Jeep Cherokee still sold well, however, and the brains in Kenosha decided they’d go for the Acapulco Gold-smoking generation and throw a few square yards of decals on the truck. Golden Eagle! I had forgotten all about the Golden Eagle, which […]

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Ah, the Malaise Era. By the late 1970s, AMC was on the ropes. The Jeep Cherokee still sold well, however, and the brains in Kenosha decided they’d go for the Acapulco Gold-smoking generation and throw a few square yards of decals on the truck. Golden Eagle! I had forgotten all about the Golden Eagle, which […]

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New or Used: More Cash or More Cool for School? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/new-or-used-more-cash-or-more-cool-for-school/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/new-or-used-more-cash-or-more-cool-for-school/#comments Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:31:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=422073 Mackenzie writes: Hello, my name is Mackenzie. I am a 16 year old girl looking to buy her first car. I am looking at Jeep Cherokees (NOT Grand Cherokees). I am trying to find a decent manual transmission one, but I can’t seem to locate any within a reasonable distance from me (Eastern Virginia). My […]

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Mackenzie writes: Hello, my name is Mackenzie. I am a 16 year old girl looking to buy her first car. I am looking at Jeep Cherokees (NOT Grand Cherokees). I am trying to find a decent manual transmission one, but I can’t seem to locate any within a reasonable distance from me (Eastern Virginia). My […]

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Piston Slap: For the Next Stage in Life http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/piston-slap-for-the-next-stage-in-life/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/piston-slap-for-the-next-stage-in-life/#comments Wed, 06 Jul 2011 20:10:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=401458   Mackenzie writes: Hello, I am a 16-year-old girl looking to buy her first car. I am looking at Jeep Cherokees (NOT Grand Cherokees). I am trying to find a decent manual transmission one, but I can’t seem to locate any within a reasonable distance from me (Eastern Virginia). My dad says I should look […]

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  Mackenzie writes: Hello, I am a 16-year-old girl looking to buy her first car. I am looking at Jeep Cherokees (NOT Grand Cherokees). I am trying to find a decent manual transmission one, but I can’t seem to locate any within a reasonable distance from me (Eastern Virginia). My dad says I should look […]

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And the Real Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/and-the-real-winner-is-10/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/and-the-real-winner-is-10/#comments Sun, 15 May 2011 20:22:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=394988 Is it possible for a Jeep Cherokee with a 60s-technology AMC power to finish in the top fifth of a race on a crazy road course full of off-camber turns and dizzying elevation changes? No, it is not possible. And yet… Petty Cash Racing somehow finished 14th overall, out of 72 entrants. These Seattle madmen […]

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Is it possible for a Jeep Cherokee with a 60s-technology AMC power to finish in the top fifth of a race on a crazy road course full of off-camber turns and dizzying elevation changes? No, it is not possible. And yet… Petty Cash Racing somehow finished 14th overall, out of 72 entrants. These Seattle madmen […]

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Not So Wild Ass Rumor Of The Day: A Maserati SUV Built On A Grand Cherokee? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/not-so-wild-ass-rumor-of-the-day-a-maserati-suv-built-on-a-grand-cherokee/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/not-so-wild-ass-rumor-of-the-day-a-maserati-suv-built-on-a-grand-cherokee/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 14:38:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=372054 When Fiat started to get a grip on Chrysler, there was very little chance of success. But to be fair, they are making a go of it. Sergio Marchionne is doing his best to integrate Fiat and Chrysler. Is he really? Bloomberg reports that Sergio wants to use the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s platform to engineer […]

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When Fiat started to get a grip on Chrysler, there was very little chance of success. But to be fair, they are making a go of it. Sergio Marchionne is doing his best to integrate Fiat and Chrysler. Is he really? Bloomberg reports that Sergio wants to use the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s platform to engineer […]

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