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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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I haven't noticed much difference in mpg between 93 and 87.
However, Sam's Premium here is about the same or lower than other top station's 87 so I usually run that...
I bet many lot cars have not been broken in, let alone having the tranny learn being completed.
What do you mean by hands free?you put your foot under the bumper?My TH doesn't have that.Is yours an Elite?
For the 2021 TH you have to get the Confort and Convenience Group. No TH Elite in 2021. edit, looks like Canada still has the TH Elite, US doesn't...
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That inner button is great! Beats the ones that are usually on the edge of the gate lid. I do like having the kick option to close if my hands are full.
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thank you, too bad someone at Jeep isn't sensitive to the needs of seniors and or those with mobility issues-they could offer the hands free gate and say factory steps as part of the comfort package to those over a certain age or to those with physical challenges.
I don't think any manufacturer does that... They are in it for the coin... Dealers would probably hate it, too, for the increased verification needed on who qualifies...
@WASOON , The Memory Seats were only on the Trailhawk Elite, Limited, High Altitude, and Overland in 2020.
The Memory Seats option also gives you the Easy Exit feature that can automatically move the seat rearwards when you turn the ignition off.
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