European Spec Jeep Cherokee Diesel Review

The UK’s Auto Express tested the new Jeep Cherokee equipped with the 2.0 liter diesel, an engine not available stateside. While the engine was deemed to be lacking in refinement when pushed, they gave it high marks for its off-road capabilities, i’s high-tech cabin and for being a top safety pick. Find an abridged review at Carscoops and the complete review at Auto Express. Video after the jump!


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Mopar Blog’s SEMA Coverage Starts Tomorrow

I’m flying out to Vegas tomorrow to bring you coverage from the 2013 SEMA Show. The Mopar press conference is at 4:40 (yes, I’m sure that is intentional) and we got word that Mopar is gonna announce something pretty cool. Anyway, it might be late tomorrow by the time I get pics uploaded, but definitely stay tuned. In the meantime, check out some of the vehicles Mopar is bringing, plus the official press release after the jump!


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2014 Jeep Cherokee Getting Rave Reviews

Yeah, it looks funky. Yeah, it’s based on an Italian FWD platform. But, it sounds like it might be pretty darn good. Motor Trend hated the Viper but they seemed to like the new baby Jeep, saying, “The Cherokee can compete head to head with any of the modern small crossovers on the road. Off-road, it will bury them.” You can read a summary of some of the other reviews over at Allpar


Jeep Cherokee SRT in the Works

Allpar is reporting that a SRT version of the new Jeep Cherokee is in the works. It will be AWD and with a hopped-up motor and utilize the nine-speed automatic transmission. No word on the engine: could be a Maserati-sourced twin-turbo V6 pushing over 400 hp, or a turbo 3-liter Pentastar V6 producing anywhere from 375 to 410 hp. This would definitely help enhance the image of the new Cherokee and could be a cool little ride if the price was right. Rendering by Suzqo44 at Allpar