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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-14-2017, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from CNY

Hello everyone from CNY where we're currently getting hammered with snow. I'm new to the forum and thought I'd give some background: I've been in the market for a new vehicle for a couple months now. I'm ready to get out of my POS 2012 Sonata. I used to have a 2012 Gr. Cherokee and it was/is the best car I've ever owned, but my wife liked it so much, it's now hers. After doing all the online research I was sure I wanted a CR-V with a second choice of a CX-5. We love our Jeep but after reading all the reviews I just didn't see how the CR-V could be beat. Well, long story short, I couldn't have been more wrong. After test driving a CR-V, I tried a Cherokee Limited yesterday. Unbelievable difference. The ride was so much smoother and quieter. The seats were heaven. The power was fantastic (we drove a V-6). I'm essentially sold. I do have a couple sticking points - 1. MPGs - I drive 80 miles per day to work. Those lower MPGs add up. 2. Lack of standard tech (i.e., lane departure, adaptive cruise, Car Play, etc.) I know they're available, except car play, but the CR-V comes with them standard.

Sorry for the long winded intro - but I guess my question would be, did anyone here have the same dilemma? What moved you either way?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-14-2017, 02:45 PM
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Welcome, hope you're not in Broome County, you'll be going nowhere today, I grew up 45 mins south in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, here's the dilemma.

CR-V, AWD, no low range available at all or selectable AWD settings, CVT for transmission, so no real 1st gear for snow or anything, a wimpy 4 cyl for better mileage but, good luck passing a semi on I-90, 81, 88, 86 or 390, can't tow for anything.

Cherokee, V6 power to spare to pass, real transmission with a real 1st gear, AWD with selectable setting and available Low Range, can Tow up to 4500 lbs with Factory Tow Package and V6.
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Welcome to JCC...once broken in, you will see around 26-28 and maybe toward 30 on the highway with the V-6 on a highway commute. Don't know what the CRV does but with the items @goobnav mentioned, and the availability of those items on your list if you want them...no contest.
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Thanks for the response, goobnav. I'm in Onondaga, so it really wasn't all bad. I appreciate your input on the Cherokee. That extra power was quite noticeable when we drove it. I think it's going to sway us towards this vehicle. Plus it just felt like it was so much more solid.
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Thanks SkipW. I agree it doesn't seem like it's much of a contest. We'll probably drive a few more and make a decisions. I appreciate the input.
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I second SkipW's comments. On my Latitude V6 with tow, I'm seeing an average of 26 mpg in the summer and about 25 in the winter. That includes local travel around suburban Philadelphia, as well as ~8000 highway miles/year to upstate NY (I'm a former resident of Baldwinsville, Syracuse, Ithaca, and the Rochester area, and have business clients in that area.) On a trip to Nashville last September, 28-30 was typical. The KL does a impressive job in the snow -- and in general, I find it much more fun to drive than the '96 Grand Cherokee ZJ that I had for nearly 20 years. Two weekends ago, I took the shortcut from the top of Connecticut Hill (southwest of Ithaca) to Odessa on an unplowed "seasonal maintenance" DEC road and it pulled through those ruts, mud, and snow just fine.
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Welcome to the forum. Congrats on the Jeep. With a strong tailwind, I hit 29mpg a few times. I average around 26-28 on the highway and around 23-24 in the city.

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Welcome. I wanted a TH since they came out. Bit the bullet when foun out Mango Tango was no longer being offered. I have the TH of my dreams, and then some! Never considered anything else.

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Welcome to the forum, stay warm!!

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