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.
At 40000 miles it had a massive oil leak. At 41000 miles it was back in the shop due to problems with the ignition coils or something. From the beginning It has felt like the transmission is not shifting correctly. It was in the shop twice for it and they say nothing is wrong. Only solution given to me was drive it until it really breaks down. (That's good sound advice. Just hope the wife kids are not on the highway when it does break down).
2014 Jeep CherokeeC. O. - Birmingham, AL07/03/2017
I would not recommend this car to a friend because I find it hard to drive. It has larger blind spots than I realized when I test drove the car. A bigger issue is its reliability. It seems to have electronic issues. It's been in the shop 3 weeks out of the 14 that I have owned the car. If I hadn't bought the warranty, I would have been walking for those 3 weeks. The warranty entitles me to a loaner car when my car is in the shop, but it has sometimes been a hassle to get the loaner car. Eventually I get a loaner, but I traded in an 11 year old car because of dependability issues. At this point I miss my old car. I'm not sure I will be keeping this car very long, and I'm sure I'm going to be out quite a bit when I trade it.