The New Cherokee Gets Put To The Test With High Expectations

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Gearing and low end torque

It should be remembered that crawl ratio does not mean everything.  Some of the vital elements for the equation in tractive force are low end torque and size.  Although the V6 and 3.2 liter engine of KL boasts of a more powerful reviving engine than the 4 liter grunty engine of the old KL, it appears that the KL possesses lot of power to climb up steep roads and you can drive it with great confidence while at a low speed.

None of these two vehicles seem to need greater gearing for achieving higher force on to the ground. On the other hand, the cable-driven and linear throttle response of XJ is much more appreciated than that of the KL’s system.

As far as this category is concerned, none of the two vehicles is a clear winner.

Tires

The new Jeep Cherkee is equipped with twenty nine inch tire as compared to the 28 inches tires of the old XJ. However, a 29-inches tire can be fitted into the old XJ without much of a problem. But you may have to juggle and rub white trying to accommodate a bigger tire in the case of the new KL.

When you compare a stock XJ with a stock KL straight from a factory with respect to their tires, none of these 2 vehicles stand at a noticeable advantage. But when you compare the tires of the new Cherokee with that of XJ, the former emerges as a winner.

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Comparing The New Jeep Cherokee Against The Old One

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The U-Joints and the axle tubes of the old XJ in its front make it quite a robust vehicle as compared to the independent setup of the new Jeep Cherokee with its vulnerable CV boots made of rubber and exposed halfshafts. Since it is made of rubber, in case it gets torn, water can easily enter and subsequently damage the bearings.

The U-Joints are much stronger than the CV axles. Along with these, lower fascia made of plastic material and rocker panel covers made of cheap materials is vulnerable to scratches. Thus, it appears that the old XJ has a better robust package than the new KL though the latter’s underbody skid-plating is much more extensive. However, since the XJ that was tested for robustness did not have any skid plates, as far as this parameter is concerned, it can be regarded as a draw.

Traction

As far as the traction is concerned, the all-new Cherokee from Jeep wins hands down. There is an Axle Rear Drive system in its rear that includes a real mechanical locker. It can help you to move past the steepest grades quite easily.  The KL deploys the ABS system to cause the wheel to brake with lower traction while transmitting the power to its wheel, without losing its strong grip. The setup is also known as Brake Lock Differential and after combining with its rear locker, no one can stop the new KL when it climbs on loose hill. Thus, KL emerges as the clear winner with respect to this parameter.

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Can The New Jeep Cherokee Hold Up Against The Beloved Old One?

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While comparing articulation, not only traction is crucial but the quality of an off-road ride is of great quality. If a vehicle is powered with plenty of articulation, it can ride over the uneven terrains and ensure that you can enjoy a smooth and nice ride without making the vehicle jittery.

A photograph taken during the testing showed the new Jeep Cherokee climbing downhill at a specific angle. The front tire at the passenger side raises above the ground till it is almost at a parallel level with that slope and at that point its right front tire is seen crashing off to the ground. When the same obstacle was imposed on a Jeep XJ, all its tires were firmly positioned for the entire duration, thus resulting in a much more enjoyable ride for its driver.

It is interesting to note that on a terrain which did not max the suspension travel of the all-new Cherokee, its ride was much better than an XJ’s. But as far as the articulation is concerned, an XJ comes out as a winner.

Underbody protection and robustness

There are skid plates located all across the all-new Cherokee KL’s underbody. It is quite a beefy and thick armor to be sure.

You can also avail the XJ with optional skid plates that cover its gas tank, transfer case and steering components. Though the skid plates in an XJ is not quite extensive as that of the skid plating of the new Jeep Cherokee, it is not required that badly.

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