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Cherokee lost SUV of the year due to it's 9-speed transmission

Correction: This is the Cherokee NOT the WK2.

Close but no cigar. Honda CR-V named SUV of the Year - Oct. 15, 2014. If I read correctly the Cherokee almost beat it but lost due to its transmission performance.



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re: Cherokee lost SUV of the year due to it's 9-speed transmission

WK2 does not have a 9spd transmission.


That is about the Jeep Cherokee not GC

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re: Cherokee lost SUV of the year due to it's 9-speed transmission

WK2 dosent have a 9-spd transmission.....so not much of a loss....


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re: Cherokee lost SUV of the year due to it's 9-speed transmission

CR-V isn't even in the same class as the Grand Cherokee...


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CR-V isn't even in the same class as the Grand Cherokee...


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re: Cherokee lost SUV of the year due to it's 9-speed transmission

Correct that's a Compact SUV more Cherokee Class.

I believe the Pilot or Crosstour is in the WK2 class.
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re: Cherokee lost SUV of the year due to it's 9-speed transmission

It was the Cherokee "9 speed", Honda is CVT????? MT=Crap
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re: Cherokee lost SUV of the year due to it's 9-speed transmission

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It was the Cherokee "9 speed", Honda is CVT????? MT=Crap
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the Cherokee 9 speed transmission as long as you follow the break in directions to the letter. I custom ordered my Cherokee Limited ADII 3.2L September 13 and it was delivered November 13. I have never had a TBS/flash done to the transmission and it shifts perfectly. The only people I have ever heard complain about that transmission are people who didn't follow the break in procedure. The transmission is a "learning transmission" and software driven. That means how the transmission is driven the first 500 miles is extremely important.
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re: Cherokee lost SUV of the year due to it's 9-speed transmission

My bad guys! Mods can delete/lock this thread. I updated the OP to fix the mistake.
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re: Cherokee lost SUV of the year due to it's 9-speed transmission

I think i need to do a bit more reading on the cherokee transmission but in a nut shell, isn't the WK2 also a learning transmission or am i mistaken?
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In other news... Since when is a CRV an SUV?
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re: Cherokee lost SUV of the year due to it's 9-speed transmission

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In other news... Since when is a CRV an SUV?
I was thinking exactly the same thing when I read the article on nbcnews.com earlier...
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