Jeep Cherokee Named 2014 Reader's Choice Crossover of the Year Staff
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The 2014 Reader’s Choice Crossover of the Year, as chosen by you, is the Jeep Cherokee.

Giving AutoGuide readers and viewers their say to pick the vehicles they think are most deserving in six different categories, the new Jeep Cherokee took top honors in the value packed crossover segment. The new and quirky looking Jeep faced some impressive competition from compact rivals, including the new RAV4 , the Subaru Forester and the Nissan Rogue. The Cherokee even beat out bigger crossovers like the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento.

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When first revealed, the Cherokee was met with mixed reactions as audiences weren’t used to the new style from Jeep, but it seems like many have warmed up to the new look. Of course, the Jeep also brings a level of capability that isn’t found in many compact crossovers. The Cherokee also brings a new level of technology to the segment as its 9-speed automatic transmission is an industry first.

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“When it comes to off-road ability it leaves its rivals in the dust,” said contributor Aaron Gold in his first drive of the Jeep Cherokee. “The Cherokee is an impressive package that offers a high-lux interior and lots of optional gizmos, while the Jeep name and unique styling up the cool factor.”

Voting for the Reader’s Choice Car of the Year Awards were readers and viewers, as well as members of the AutoGuide forum network, which is comprised of over 12 million registered members on 360 car enthusiast forums.

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