Jeep has shown it is still a favourite with the 4x4 experts after picking up yet another top off-roading award.
The rugged Jeep Cherokee, which is winning fans by the day, has been voted top choice in the "Best Mid Size" class of 4x4 magazine’s 4x4 of the Year event. The car was described by the magazine judges as "positive" and "a winner every time".
Describing the Cherokee, John Carroll, Editor of 4x4 said: "Whether you're going to take your car off road or stay on the well beaten track there are few more positive, encouraging mid-size 4x4s out there. It's great at the wheel, and the auto gearbox is one of the best I've driven for the price. A winner every time."
It has been a good year so far for the popular Cherokee. In June a special edition Extreme Sport version was launched in 3.7 litre petrol (£20,880) and 2.8 litre CRD (£21,880) form. Nearly 40,000 Cherokee models have now been sold in the UK since its 1993 introduction.
Simon Elliott, Managing Director of Chrysler and Jeep in the UK said: "Once again it is nice to see the experts from a top off-roading magazine like 4x4 voting the Jeep Cherokee among their favourites. We know it’s a fantastic car on and off-road but it’s great to see that the people who test these cars, year in, year out, agree with us."
The Jeep Cherokee range starts at £17,995 for the 2.4 Sport and rises to £24,000 for the 2.8 CRD Limited. 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 August 2003