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US: Consumer Reports delivers blow, not recommending the Jeep Cherokee

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US: Consumer Reports delivers blow, not recommending the Jeep Cherokee

According to Consumer Reports magazine, who said the SUV has a rather choppy ride and not so good handling, the redesigned Jeep Cherokee ultimately falls short of expectations, not earning thus the coveted recommended rating.

Chrysler Group LLC’s new Cherokee, which takes back the place of the Liberty flop in Jeep’s lineup, is quite critical to the company’s success, as it was plagued with production delays and Chrysler spent a lump of cash – $550 million – upgrading the Toledo, Ohio plant to produce it.

“It is a contemporary design that had potential, but despite a few high points, overall we found it half-baked,” said the magazine, which has more than 8 million print and online subscribers. “The Cherokee is an uneven package, and it scores too low to be recommended.”

The new SUV, which is seen by Consumer Reports and others as a “radical departure” from the core legacy of the Jeep brand (nobody could say the new front resembles any other Jeep) is also based on a new architecture commonly developed with Fiat – one that would also underpin other models, like the Chrysler 200 sedan. The magazine criticized the four-cylinder engine as being “underpowered and not very fuel-efficient”, while the new nine-speed transmission was “unrefined”.

Via Reuters

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 - filed under Industry, Jeep, News. Image credit: .
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