When most people think of the Jeep Cherokee, they think of the boxy original - the XJ - that enjoyed nearly 18 years in production. The new Cherokee, however, owes more to new parent Fiat than it does to Chrysler, and it arrives on the scene at a time when buyers demand more from their SUVs and crossovers. Can the new Cherokee deliver without compromising that famed go-anywhere ethos?
"Your vehicles are in breach of Pennsylvania State vehicle code and will be impounded," the cop bawls. We knew driving two British-registered and highly modified Jeeps across America would be a challenge, but this isn't quite what we had in mind. This is not a good start to our adventure.
The new 2014 Jeep Cherokee has been unveiled, with what the company describes as world-class on-road dynamics, revolutionary Jeep design, an array of advanced safety and technology features, and fuel economy up to 31mpg
The first official photos of the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee have been released. Although details are scarce, it is the first product of the new Fiat-Chrysler alliance and is expected to arrive in Europe after its US debut
The Jeep Cherokee has been given a complete makeover inside and out for 2008, and will now only be available as one model - the Limited - with a 2.8-litre diesel engine, but a choice of auto or manual gearbox
I'm standing on the petrol station forecourt, puzzling over why I can't get the pump's nozzle to fit in the Cherokee's fuel filler. I've tried inserting it at various angles. I've tried gentle coercion. But it seems that the Jeep's filler neck is just too narrow. I check I'm using the right pump - yup, diesel