Sleek, attractive design. Sporty yet a serious workhorse.
The Cherokee staying is classic and attractive. The interior is roomy and comfortable. The dashboard is easy to use but can be a bit confusing if you are used to driving Japanese made vehicles; the radio and hvac controls are reversed. The cargo space is adequate but if you need to pick up and deliver equipment or furniture then you'll need to put the seats down. That is not a big deal. The one noticeable thing is the engine. While you do have options the 2. 4l engine and 9-speed transmission takes a little getting used to, especially if you've owned something bigger like a grand Cherokee. While I appreciate not having to fill up every other day I miss being able to hit the pedal and feel the immediate response needed to pass the car ahead of me. Also while I appreciate conserving energy and reducing our carbon footprint I still cannot get used to the engine nearly shutting down when I pull up to a stop. As a result, the heater (or air conditioning) and defroster shut down almost completely in stop and go traffic which is annoying when the temperature is below freezing (or above 75). Just be prepared. The ride is comfortable if you are used to driving a SUV, but if you used to a sedan it will feel rigid and you will feel more bumps in the road; you'll get used to it, however. The rigid frame actually makes me feel safer though I am not sure why; just intuition I guess.