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Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Stands up to One-Year Test

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Editors at “AutoBlog” Put Trailhawk to the Test

With it’s futuristic front end and sculpted sides, it’s easy to look at the new Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with a discerning eye. For some people, it takes a little while to fall in love with the unique design, but for others it’s love at first sight. Such was the case when the editors at AutoBlog took on the task of a one-year test of the Trailhawk. They put 27,000 miles of tough love into the vehicle and came back with the conclusion that it was “one of the best all-rounders we’ve ever tested.” As a compact crossover vehicle, the Jeep was filled with personality. It was so beloved that staff members were fighting over who could take it out into the wild on weekends. See what the excitement was about for yourself with a trip to Chapman Dodge.

Off-Roader Has a “Premium” Feel

Despite the fact it’s not a top-of-the-line Cherokee, the Trailhawk had what the editors described as a “premium” feel. They loved the seats that were not only comfortable, but supportive when the off-road driving got a little dicey. A nice sound system, functional layout of the center console and tons of storage all added up in the pros category. Long road trips with friends were common ways to use and test the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. The nine-speed automatic transmission was able to deliver excellent fuel economy, with the editors often surpassing the EPA estimate of 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

Tough Little Jeep Survives Harsh Michigan Winter

Even though it had to suffer through last year’s Polar Vortex, the little Jeep that could survived with flying colors. Despite the harsh conditions, it didn’t develop any squeaks or rattles and the team didn’t have to repair anything. It did suffer a broken windshield, but that was out of the driver’s (and Jeep’s) control. Otherwise, the pounding of snow and hail and driving through slush and potholes had little effect on the Trailhawk.

Jeep Continues to be Flagship Brand

Fiat-Chrysler President Sergio Marchionne recently said he recognizes that Jeep is the company’s standard-bearer in the automotive industry. Although much of that credit lies with the iconic Jeep Wrangler, newer models like the Trailhawk also have a place for consumers who want some off-road capability, but also some comfort and gas mileage when driving on city streets. Go look over the entire Jeep lineup with a visit to Chapman Dodge and see which vehicle is right for you.

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