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Unread 01-27-2014, 09:46 PM   #1
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some short random videos of the new 2014 cherokee off road

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQP_J_GlqMo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaKdRTN2e8c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf9BJw7Eq-g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9DNwVtnOms

A lot of people have seemed interested in these videos, so i'm sharing them around. Its not mine, just a guy I met on a local forum who wanted to go off roading. he had the 4 cyl, and it seemed to have plenty of power. I have a few more videos, but they are still being uploaded, and won't be done till the morning. because of some stupid censor, I cannot post my youtube channel as a link, but it is youtube dot com/jeep Patriot channel. (the sensor bans jeep and patriot typed as one word)

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Unread 01-27-2014, 10:34 PM   #2
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another one uploaded:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN1nsvDXRpQ
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Unread 01-27-2014, 10:50 PM   #3
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojmwIO80gXI


Last one
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Unread 01-28-2014, 06:44 AM   #4
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Thanks!
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Unread 01-28-2014, 09:10 AM   #5
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I think those put to bed all the talk that the Cherokee is just a Mall Crawler, isn't a "real Jeep", and can't off road. I love how well it did in the 1st video going up the hill. Smoked that Toyota.
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Unread 01-28-2014, 10:02 AM   #6
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Thanks for posting these links. Its good to see the KL on a more typical honest trail instead of the scrubbed media test run vids posted by Jeep.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 08:04 AM   #7
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Glad you enjoyed the videos!
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Unread 01-29-2014, 09:58 AM   #8
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Thanks for posting. No very challenging trail, but does show the KL has a bit of capability. Not to downplay the vids, but around here some folks have to drive roads like that just to get to the grocery store. Remains to be seen if the KL's basic fwd design, strut suspension, etc. can endure long term trail stresses like the traditional Jeeps of the past. If it can't, repairs will be very expensive and that will be reeal verdict.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 01:18 PM   #9
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No, for sure, not a difficult trail, hoping to get him out again. We were hoping to get to a more difficult section, but one of the guys who came was an hour late, and it took forever, so we simply ran out of daylight. Next time, shorter and harder trail.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 01:58 PM   #10
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These look familiar AIC
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Unread 01-30-2014, 08:32 AM   #11
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Just spreading the love ua! Cant wait to go out again with you and FWD! Need some better videos on some harder terrain.
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Unread 01-30-2014, 09:09 AM   #12
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I think those put to bed all the talk that the Cherokee is just a Mall Crawler, isn't a "real Jeep", and can't off road. I love how well it did in the 1st video going up the hill. Smoked that Toyota.
I disagree it didn't smoke the Toyota at all, but it is nice to see non Jeep sponsored off road videos.
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Unread 01-30-2014, 09:50 AM   #13
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maybe didnt smoke it, but was definitely the better run of the two
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Unread 01-30-2014, 10:14 AM   #14
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I disagree it didn't smoke the Toyota at all, but it is nice to see non Jeep sponsored off road videos.
Look again. But take off your XJ glasses first.
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Unread 01-30-2014, 10:19 AM   #15
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Toyota went up the hill with a lot less momentum... the cherokee with more momentum, I don't know if you can say one smoked the other, they both made it up, with slightly different driving styles. If you see the video of my patriot doing the same hill, I made sure I carried a lot of forward momentum with me, and had 0 issues. That's one thing with the cvt, is it prefers you have momentum..
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