Jeep, the company that leads the way in off-road driving, has won yet another top award – and this one comes from the experts.
The rugged new Jeep Cherokee, which is winning fans by the day, has been voted the winner of the Compact Class in 4x4 magazine’s 4x4 of the Year event. The awards this year were described by the magazine as a "mega-test".
Describing the Cherokee, John Carroll, editor of 4x4 said: "Eager V6 performance punching out adrenaline-pumping levels of driving enjoyment is pretty much all this stylish Jeep needs to hit the spot.
"The fact that it is also a very comfortable and practical estate with true off-road capability makes it all the more desirable. It's a confidence inspiring vehicle, which was top of everyone's list for this group."
Jeep never tires of winning awards for its off-roaders – the Jeep Wrangler was outright 4x4 of the Year in these awards last year, and last month the big Grand Cherokee took the honours as Used 4x4 of the Year in Used Car Buyer magazine’s annual awards.
Simon Elliott, Managing Director of Chrysler and Jeep in the UK said: "Once again Jeep takes a top prize in an important contest. We have always said that when it comes to off-roading, Jeep is a leader, and it’s good to see the four-wheel drive experts agreeing with us."
The Jeep Cherokee range starts at £17,995 for the 2.4 Sport. Like all Jeep vehicles, Cherokee comes with a three year, 60,000 mile warranty, roadside assistance and seven year, unlimited mileage anti-corrosion guarantee.Published 4 October 2002