2019 Jeep® Cherokee Overland Test Drive

“2019 Jeep Cherokee Overland” A most capable all-new mid-size SUV The Jeep Cherokee model lineup was once perceived to be simply a midrange alternative, that fell in between the more capable Jeep Wrangler offerings and the more sophisticated and luxurious Jeep Grand Cherokee models not only in price point, but in what it had to…

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2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport Test Drive

“2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4-door Hardtop” Iconic Off-Roader Steps Up its Game Across the Board The Jeep has been traversing adventuresome trails since 1941. The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler continues in that tradition by serving up increased legendary 4×4 prowess along with a more modern and sophisticated design that doesn’t forsake the brand’s original appeal…

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2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4×4 Test Drive

“2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4×4” The most off-road-oriented Cherokee There were some folks in the traditionalist Jeep camp that weren’t happy campers at all when it came to the design language of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee when it first appeared as some Jeepsters were fans of the Jeep Liberty, which the Cherokee replaced. Next,…

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2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Test Drive

“2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk” All-new, Trail Rated and highly capable For those enthusiasts who relish the off-road capability of Jeep’s iconic Wrangler model offerings, but would prefer more sophistication in a style that’s less utilitarian, there’s a new kid in town (or more likely in the wilderness) – it’s the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade that…

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4×4 Test Drive

“2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4×4” Give me Liberty or give me…….Cherokee Some folks in the traditionalist Jeep camp aren’t happy campers at all when it comes to the design language of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee. For starters, some Jeepsters were fans of the Jeep Liberty, which the Cherokee replaces. Next, the boxy format of…

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2014 Jeep Patriot Limited 4×4 Test Drive

“Jeep® Patriot models improve for 2014” Jeep® first introduced the Patriot as a 2007 model, further expanding their off-road reach with yet another Trail-Rated vehicle. The 2014 Jeep Patriot continues as a compact, 5-door, five-passenger, off-road capable, SUV adventurer, executed with traditional Jeep styling cues such as the familiar 7-slot grille, round headlights, flat hood,…

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Test Drive

“2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4×4” Give me Liberty or give me…….Cherokee Some folks in the traditionalist Jeep camp aren’t happy campers at all when it comes to the design language of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee. For starters, some Jeepsters were fans of the Jeep Liberty, which the Cherokee replaces. Next, the boxy format of…

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Test Drive: 2012 Jeep Patriot

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer From the mid-1970s  until the start of the new millennium, the Jeep® Cherokee was one of the most conspicuous SUVs on the road, or at least in the Northwest.  It became the iconic Jeep four-door, just like the Wrangler or CJ series   was the face of the traditional Jeep. When…

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Mudfest – Part 3

By Bill and Barbara Schaffer After two full days of driving briskly between hundreds of traffic cones, cruising along wooded back roads and wallowing through mud in 25 different SUVs, we marked our ballots for the Northwest Automotive Press Associations SUV of the Year Competition. Here’s a list of the Luxury and Off-Road SUVs with…

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