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Re: Jeep Cherokee Questions

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This line of comparison is flawed. It sounds like you're matching up a base RAM 1500 with a fully loaded Cherokee Limited. You either need to compare a base Cherokee Sport or a loaded up RAM.

I just priced a RAM 1500 Sport 4x4 online with the same relative options a loaded Limited should have. Still doesn't have active park assist, adaptive cruise control, etc. It's $46K. I'm guessing a Limited with every option is $38K max and that probably a $33K vehicle with 5K worth of options.

Or compare a $30K base RAM with a $23K base Cherokee. $7-8K difference either way.

Regardless, no one is cross shopping these. It's an absurd argument. Any relatively refined vehicle with the performance and comprehensive set of features and options that a loaded Cherokee Limited will posess is $36K or higher in price. Even a comparible Kia Sorento is $38K and doesn't as much technology.

If you're shopping for a large truck for utility only, buy a base RAM 1500. Seems like a great value.
Wow, I had heard Jeep folks were very defensive about their vehicles & the Jeep brand before I bought my Patriot but this is getting humorous. Usually it is people who have or talk favorably of other brands that get beat up on in a forum not someone with the same brand, that likes it, who is simply making a point some don't want to see.

No, this line of comparison is NOT flawed at all. Not in the way I am making it, it is not. I am NOT comparing base vs top of the line and I understand that a Ram won't have some of the options a Cherokee will. That same point applies in the other direction as well though. There are things availlable on a Ram that are not on a Cherokee.

This isn't about option vs option as much as a generally well optioned vehicle price comparison. A full sized 4WD truck should not cost the same as a small SUV even when they are "similarly" well optioned. That is all I am saying and if people don't get that or see it then I don't know what else to say.

This is supposed to be about Cherokees and not Ram trucks so for that I apologize. I never intended this to go so far off track with a simple comment on price vs what the vehicle is. Wow.

My last comment though about the trucks is this. I too played with the build and price tool and for a 2013 Ram 1500 SPORT( not a base Tradesman )4WD Regular Cab the starting MSRP is $36K. I optioned one out with almost every option available and even had to add the MOPAR sport hood to bump it over $40K. That truck is LOADED with everything including the 8.4" Nav unit. That truck has it all my friend( short of leather seats )for $40K. So my comment was 100% valid. If you had that truck you would not feel shorted on features.

Ok, enough about the truck comparison. I will stick to simply saying if they ask $35-$40K for a Cherokee that is too much.

Remember guys I am a big time MOPAR guy( muscle cars and YEARS of full sized Ram trucks ) who now owns a Jeep so I actually like them. I would actually consider buying a Cherokee if the price is reasonable and it has at least the same room( hopefully more )as my Patriot. I am very intrigued by the new interior and the increased power and towing ability of the V6 offered. I am just not over paying to get it.
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Re: Jeep Cherokee Questions

I've never owned a Jeep, or an SUV, or a truck. So I'm not coming from a place of bias. Just because a full size truck is pysically larger and requires more raw materials to constuct doesn't mean that it doesn't cost as much to assemble or cut corners in fit and finish or material qualities (that people buying for utility won't usually mind) to bring the cost down.

I'm cross shopping higher HP, loaded small to medium sized SUVs/crossovers. They are all $36-37K. I guess every auto manufacture got it wrong. Jeep should sell these at a loss since they're small-ish.
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My wife's '97 Wrangler is still great, but she is considering buying a car without a canvas roof!

When will the 2014 Cherokee be at dealer sites so we can kick the tires?
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Re: Jeep Cherokee Questions

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My wife's '97 Wrangler is still great, but she is considering buying a car without a canvas roof!

When will the 2014 Cherokee be at dealer sites so we can kick the tires?
I believe June 5th is when you can start ordering them.
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I think people speculating that it will be in line with the cr-v and escape are spot on. The cherokee also needs to slot in lower than the Grand Cherokee or many may skip up market to the larger and better equipped Jeep. GC starts at $29790 but can't be optioned up without going up trim to at least a limited, which really jumps the price.
You can add options to the Laredo E though.
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Re: Jeep Cherokee Questions

I have a strong feeling that it will start out lower than the Escape. I don't know why I feel this way, but I do.
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You can add options to the Laredo E though.
I'll have to look at the difference between that and the Laredo, thanks!
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I'll have to look at the difference between that and the Laredo, thanks!
Power drivers seat and bright roof rails I believe is what you get when you get with the E package, and the ability to add options.

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Power drivers seat and bright roof rails I believe is what you get when you get with the E package, and the ability to add options.

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the ability to add options will be the key. It looks like I will have to move to the Limited for leather though. I'm not sure about aftermarket leather yet.

This is where the value proposition on the Cherokee will come in. The GC for my config will likely be North of $40K. If a loaded Cherokee Trailhawk comes in around $33-35 and the size is right I may have a winner.
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Re: Jeep Cherokee Questions

I am looking for a replacement for my PT Cruiser. I do not want a 4-door sedan. That leaves out the Dart. Will look at the Fiat 500L, but it comes up a bit short. That leads to the new Cherokee. Don't need off road so the 2-wheel drive would work.
Not that 4-wheel drive would not be nice in the snow.
Hope both the Fiat and Jeep will be at the dealer soon.
And yes I really do want to stay with Chrysler.
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Re: Jeep Cherokee Questions

HELLO
I AM A NEWBE
Wondering what the oil filter is for the 2014 cherokee limited 5.7
I use NAPA gold filters ? for the NAPA filter

What Synthetic oil are the majority using
I've had it a week and it hasn't been on the rack yet
500 or so miles
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HELLO
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Wondering what the oil filter is for the 2014 cherokee limited 5.7
I use NAPA gold filters ? for the NAPA filter

What Synthetic oil are the majority using
I've had it a week and it hasn't been on the rack yet
500 or so miles
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This is the 2014+ Cherokee forum. I'm guessing you want the Grand Cherokee Forum.
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