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Old 07-01-2015, 10:42 AM   #1
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joeski3d went and bought a Jeep

...so I did too:

The details:
2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 3.2L V6 4x4
Brilliant Black
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2015-06-30 20.00.02 by SamDoe1, on Flickr

2015-06-30 20.00.48 by SamDoe1, on Flickr

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Old 07-01-2015, 10:50 AM   #2
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We need a Jeep sub-forum.....nice pick up.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:54 AM   #3
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I'm liking those TH's more and more. My wife will need a new vehicle in teh next couple of years....this is on the list, along with a 4 door wrangler.

Initial driving impressions pretty good?
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:57 AM   #4
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nice! but i still can't get over the headlights! too slanty. same with joeski's. too round.

they did right by the GC and durango ones







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Old 07-01-2015, 10:57 AM   #5
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Nice!
Mine is better.
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:00 AM   #6
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Front seats look nice. Like the styling of the GC much better these days though, the front end of the Cherokee has yet to grow on me.
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:02 AM   #7
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I'm liking those TH's more and more. My wife will need a new vehicle in teh next couple of years....this is on the list, along with a 4 door wrangler.

Initial driving impressions pretty good?
Yep, so far so good. Averaging ~21mpg combined right now, should go up higher once the engine breaks in more. Drives nice, the TH is more top heavy and has a softer suspension than the not TH but it's comfortable over bumps and potholes and whatnot. I obviously have not tried this off road yet but hope to in the next few weeks.

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Nice!
Mine is better.
Off road race to determine superiority?

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Front seats look nice. Like the styling of the GC much better these days though, the front end of the Cherokee has yet to grow on me.
The GC definitely looks better but is also much more expensive. The front end looks way better in person than it does in pictures. Also, the TH looks better than the chromed out Limited IMO.

The interior in these things is excellent quality, far and away the best in the segment and probably still high in the next few segments up.

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Old 07-01-2015, 11:09 AM   #8
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I'm liking those TH's more and more. My wife will need a new vehicle in teh next couple of years....this is on the list, along with a 4 door wrangler.

Initial driving impressions pretty good?
I believe it has the 3.2L Pentastar with the 9 speed tranny. My durango has the 3.6L Pent with the new 8 speed. I waited for the 8 speed over the 6 and it was worth it.

If they are at all similar it is a really smooth ride with a good balance of power and efficiency. going up to michigan last weekend i got 27mpg going 70mph and about 24 coming home.

only complaint is the eco mode tries to save gas with longer shifts, but it screws up the power band and you can't accelerate off the line very well. i always turn it off each time i get in the car. not sure if the cherokee has the same eco function, but that is my only complaint about the car. just a really great powertrain setup all around for the jeep/dodge lineup.
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:13 AM   #9
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I believe it has the 3.2L Pentastar with the 9 speed tranny. My durango has the 3.6L Pent with the new 8 speed. I waited for the 8 speed over the 6 and it was worth it.

If they are at all similar it is a really smooth ride with a good balance of power and efficiency. going up to michigan last weekend i got 27mpg going 70mph and about 24 coming home.

only complaint is the eco mode tries to save gas with longer shifts, but it screws up the power band and you can't accelerate off the line very well. i always turn it off each time i get in the car. not sure if the cherokee has the same eco function, but that is my only complaint about the car. just a really great powertrain setup all around for the jeep/dodge lineup.
It does (3.2L with 9 speed), no eco mode though. I do agree that the transmission really favors economy over all in the normal "auto" drive mode, if you put it in sport or any of the other modes it wakes up though.

I've never seen it actually shift into 9th gear though.
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:18 AM   #10
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Yep, so far so good. Averaging ~21mpg combined right now, should go up higher once the engine breaks in more. Drives nice, the TH is more top heavy and has a softer suspension than the not TH but it's comfortable over bumps and potholes and whatnot. I obviously have not tried this off road yet but hope to in the next few weeks.



Off road race to determine superiority?



The GC definitely looks better but is also much more expensive. The front end looks way better in person than it does in pictures. Also, the TH looks better than the chromed out Limited IMO.

The interior in these things is excellent quality, far and away the best in the segment and probably still high in the next few segments up.
+1 on interior and options. you won't find another brand close at the same price point. you really feel like it's a quality car with great styling.
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:21 AM   #11
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:24 AM   #12
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I would absolutely love to have one of these....

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Old 07-01-2015, 11:24 AM   #13
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Look at all these people driving around sh!t chrysler products...bunch of idiots.
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I would absolutely love to have one of these....


My wrangler is that color. Not done up like that, though.
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Nice!
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No, mine is better.



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Old 07-01-2015, 11:30 AM   #16
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Off road race to determine superiority?
When I upgrade to the Trailhawk in 3 years, we'll do this.

But that should not stop you from posting pics of your off-road adventures.

Start earning your badges!
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When I upgrade to the Trailhawk in 3 years, we'll do this.

But that should not stop you from posting pics of your off-road adventures.

Start earning your badges!
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Already have a few....



I was really pissed off that I forgot to check into the trails while in Moab...TWICE!!!!!!
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About how much money would it take to mod a Jeep similarly to what I posted above?
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No, mine is better.
No contest.
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:35 AM   #20
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