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Most unexpected good and bad thing about my 2021 TH

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The most unexpected good thing for me is the hands free power lift gate. I was aware of this feature, and expected to like it, but I LOVE it! So convenient to just bring bags from the grocery store and walk up and put them in the car without setting bags down or trying to hold them with one hand and arm while I fumble in my pocket for the key fob. I do photography as a hobby, and expected to like hands-free when carrying bags of equipment to and from the car, but even in more mundane tasks, I really like it. I had noticed that the other car I was considering, The Subaru Forester, didn’t have hands free, but it wasn’t a deciding factor in choosing the Cherokee. If I had known how much I would like it, I would have made it critical!

I also really love The adaptive cruise control, but expected to feel that way. This is my first car with ACC.

I was aware of the weak gas mileage on the Jeep, but the financial hit I worried about isn’t happening because my V6 uses regular gas and my old car with better mileage used premium. On the other hand I find it annoying to fill up my tank so frequently. I don’t like to run the tank down very low, so I have ended up with a practice of filling the tank when I return any time I leave my immediate urban area. I wish the gas tank on the Jeep was bigger!

something I worried about that hasn’t been a concern is the transmission. In test drives, I considered the nine speed transmission barely adequate. But it does seem to have improved after the first thousand miles, and though I still don’t consider it a great or smooth transmission, it is good enough, and the occasional bobble doesn’t make a problem.

Overall. I do love my TH with the comfortable ride and the (seeming) go-anywhere capability!
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