For the 2014, the Jeep Cherokee is there to continue the journey of the Jeep’s popular lineup “Grand Cherokee”. This is the most selling models of the brand that is known for its precision, appealing look, composed performance and comfortable cabin.
The Jeep Cherokee broadened the meaning of the SUVs and with each model they are just trying to add something exceptional to stand out in the crowed.
The new 2014 Cherokee will bring some notable changes to the lineup and will offer something extra and memorable for the lovers of the Jeep’s Cherokee as it is the most affordable mid size family crossover.
Exterior and Interior
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is built on a new platform whose part is derived from the Fiat’s modified underpinnings also used for the Dodge Dart. It is also expected that the upcoming Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200 will get this platform. The styling and aerodynamics of the new Cherokee are improved however, the original design is also there to maintain the identity of the Jeep. The vehicle gets a slim seven slat grille, new and stylish headlights however, in the comparison with the new grille the old iconic grille was more stylish and appealing. If you compare the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee with that of the 1997, you will get a long list of modern exterior features. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be offered in Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk trim levels.
The interior of the car is also very incredible and if you sit in the Jeep with close eyes and then you are asked to open your eyes and give your comments you will definitely say it is the cabin of a Mercedez or BMW. The interior of the car is improved in order to give a comfortable and composed driving experience to the buyer. The dashboard is leather stitched finishing together with real wood trims on the dash, steering wheel and doors. Other features include a 5 inch touchscreen for the Uconnect Infotainment system and an optional Uconnect Access setup with 8.4 inch screen.
Under The Hood
The Jeep didn’t confirm details about the powertrains of the 2014 Cherokee however it is expected that the base model employs a 2.4 liter four cylinder engine produces 184 horsepower and 171 lb ft of torque whereas a 3.2 liter Pentastar V6 will power the upper trim levels that delivers 271 horsepower and 239 lb ft of torque. The expected EPA estimated fuel economy for the 4 cylinder is 31 mpg highway and the V6 is 29 mpg highway. Both the engines are mated with a nine speed gearbox and the V6 will give you an impressive towing of 4,500 lbs.
The standard safety features of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee include dual front, front knee, front and rear side and full length side curtain airbags, traction and stability control and a long list of optional safety features for driver’s and passenger’s safety and convenience.
Pricing and Availability
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee will get a base price of $37,795 that go up with moving up to other trim levels. You can expect the vehicle on the market in fall 2013.
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee has to compete against Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Chevrolet Equinox, Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4.
- More aggressive and appealing exterior
- Improved, high tech and spacious cabin
- Powerful V6 Towing
- Reduction in classical charm and appeal of the standard Cherokee look
- Limited off-road ability
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee seems impressed with its smart and modified design, updated interior and 45% more performance efficiency. For those who want a bit larger SUV from the compact crossovers and a bit smaller from the full size SUV, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee can be a solid option.