We live North Lake Tahoe and specifically bought this car to handle well and safely in this terrible weather and it has not. The wipers stopped working properly after one heavy snow. The car got stuck in the snow outside of our garage when it wasn't even that deep. The pick up is terrible while merging on the highway.
I selected this Jeep because it gave my plenty of comfort, brown leather heated seats, storage space, plenty of technology like Sat Radio and GPS and had the ability to go off road yet be a comfortable drive on the highway. I would get the larger engine even though mileage is less. It's a small SUV so it's easy to park and easy to drive off road (fit in between trees). The new Jeep is called the ugly Jeep by some but those that own it love it.
I thought I loved it.
2014 Jeep CherokeeR R - Columbus, GA01/08/2016
I was so excited, I had a grand years ago and thought this was sporty lower cost option. I was so wrong. It rattles everywhere. I have had more recalls then I could have imagined, and overall it just seems small. I want to love it, and at the end of the day it's a car so I will keep driving it but it's not my favorite car I have ever owned. The nose is a huge blind spot I never noticed in the test drive but have caught myself almost hitting things because it's got a huge blind spot in the front.
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