Haulin' Craft - 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Jeep
imageHaulin' Craft - 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited Long-Term Road Test

We drove our 2014 Jeep Cherokee about 1,300 miles during June.

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  • s197gts197gt Member Posts: 486
    ok... so i have harped on this before but i'll say it one more time. pathetic cargo space area! it was (essentially) argued before that off-road ability and cargo space are mutual exclusive. well, this is the limited version and i doubt it has much more off-road ability than any other awd suv. the load floor is super high. makes for easy loading but takes away a ton of useful cargo room.

    trailhawk or not at all.
  • legacygtlegacygt Member Posts: 599
    s197gt said:

    the load floor is super high. makes for easy loading but takes away a ton of useful cargo room.

    The floor is high and the door sill is even a little higher. The Cherokee really lags the class in terms of cargo capacity. This is a tradeoff some will make for the off-road capability where the Cherokee (in some trim levels) is best in class. The only answer to this is the Forester which is as capable (if not more so than most Cherokees) and has class competitive utility.
  • rshollandrsholland Member Posts: 19,788
    edited September 2014
    legacygt said:

    s197gt said:

    the load floor is super high. makes for easy loading but takes away a ton of useful cargo room.

    The floor is high and the door sill is even a little higher. The Cherokee really lags the class in terms of cargo capacity. This is a tradeoff some will make for the off-road capability where the Cherokee (in some trim levels) is best in class. The only answer to this is the Forester which is as capable (if not more so than most Cherokees) and has class competitive utility.
    I dunno, the cargo area seemed fine to me—and I usually pick up on those kind of issues. Is it as big as the Forester? Don't know? But even if it is smaller, it's not tiny.

    One thing it does have over the Forester is that the front passenger seat folds perfectly flat, which is great if you want to bring something long like a step ladder. Plus there is a clever storage area under the front seat cushion.

    Another thing to consider is the rear seat slides forward. So if you need more cargo area, you have that option. ...And it does it in two sections, so you don't have to slide the whole seat forward.
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