The XJ Jeep Cherokee is a remarkably capable off-roader. With good approach and departure angles, decent suspension flex from the factory and stout running gear, it will get you where you need to go within reason.

Unfortunately for some would-be immigrants, even that talented machine doesn't have the break-over angle necessary to drive over the border fence between the US and Mexico. Border Patrol agents came across this scene recently while on patrol, wherein a few innovative minds came up with a set of ramps to carry their XJ up and over the 14-foot-tall fence.

The Boarder Patrol has since seized the XJ, which means it will likely languish on a government lot until it goes to auction. While we imagine the vehicle's occupants simply set out on foot after the high-center incident, next time they might have a bit more luck with a Wrangler. You can check out a video of the SUV on the fence below.

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
      • 2 Years Ago
      I sure hope the Border Patrol is able to recover the Jeep from the Boarder Patrol.
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a Jeep thing
      Matt Brown
      • 2 Years Ago
      Should have painted a Monster Energy logo on the side, slapped some GoPros on there, and hired Ken Block to ramp that baby while broadcasting it live on the internet. No breakover angle needed.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Part of the vehicle is on the Mexican side and part is on the US side... So who gets the vehicle??
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now this is a prime example of truly testing a vehicles merit. Bravo!!
      • 2 Years Ago
      I will.take that off the government's hands. I'm looking for one right now.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Almost. They'll do better next time.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Even if the vehiclet had of made it to the ramps, the ramps would have buckled due to the weight and the vehichle would have nose dived and gone end over end. There was no support under the ramps span to support the vehicles weight.( PPPPPP - Prior Propper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance) No doubt these guys will be found amung the next pile of bodies dumped along a Mexican roadway.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Border not Boarder.............Good grief!............
      • 2 Years Ago
      A gutsy speed up the ramp may have made it over the fence.
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is the scene that Jeff Dunham's Peanut is talking about when refering to the first words Jose Jalapeno said when he came into the US. "Can you help me push my car?"
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
    • Load More Comments
    Share This Photo X