Overall, a pleasant car. Drives well, with the V-6 engine the power is more than adequate and the fuel economy is excellent. The transmission is the odd part of the performance picture. It has nine speeds, but it sometimes feels like it cannot decide which of the nine speeds is the appropriate one for the situation. There is a large gap in the lower gears, and sometimes it lurches when it downshifts at a speed just above idle as it shifts to a lower gear. Conversely, it is often lazy about shifting down a gear at higher speeds and it seems to lug a bit before finally changing down a gear. We have adapted to these behaviors, but I cannot say that we are really happy with them overall.
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.
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.
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