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Chrysler Unveils The 2014 Jeep Cherokee  
User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4018 times:

2014 Jeep Cherokee


Chrysler unveiled the brand new Jeep Cherokee yesterday, providing the above official Jeep photo. The new Cherokee replaces the existing Jeep Liberty and will be built at the Toledo (Ohio) Assembly "North" plant. The Cherokee is scheduled to go into production in May.

The automaker released few technical details today in revealing the name, but said the Cherokee will begin arriving in dealerships in the third quarter of 2013. The styling of the new Cherokee has definitely received mixed reviews from the press. I personally think that it's fresh and appealing, as opposed to the traditional boxy styling of most recent Jeeps. Some people have said the front styling reminds them of the Nissan Juke, which I think is rather harsh! The platform is based on a revised version of the Dodge Dart (nee Alfa Romeo) architecture, and will be sold in both front-wheel drive and all wheel drive version (like the current Jeep Patriot/Compass),

Cherokee will be powered by a 3.2-liter V-6 engine based on Chrysler's excellent 3.6-liter Pentastar engine, as well as an all-new 9-speed front-wheel-drive automatic transmission. The new Cherokee will be an international product, and is to be sold in Europe (through Fiat dealerships) and Asia as well as North America. The new-generation Cherokee will also offer a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine from the Dodge Dart, and a 1.4 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder Fiat 500 Abarth derived engine (mainly for international models). The 3,0 liter VM diesel motor recently introduced in other Jeep models is a likely option in the Cherokee in all markets.

There are other new Jeep models waiting in the wings. Chrysler management has said to the auto press that it will re-introduce the top of the line Jeep Wagoneer as a luxury model - a lower priced version of the Range Rover is how it was described.

Source: http://jalopnik.com/2014-jeep-cherokee-this-is-it-335476306

[Edited 2013-02-22 19:59:27]


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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8227 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4004 times:

Nice looking, but out of my price range.

For those interested there are around 250 photos on Edmunds.

http://www.edmunds.com/jeep/grand-cherokee/2014/?sub=suv


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15735 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3993 times:

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 1):
For those interested there are around 250 photos on Edmunds.

That's the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which will be a different model than the Cherokee. They'll share some parts but be a separate model like they were during the 1990s.

Quoting stasisLAX (Thread starter):
Chrysler management has said to the auto press that it will re-introduce the top of the line Jeep Wagoneer as a luxury model - a lower priced version of the Range Rover is how it was described.

Makes sense as a competitor with the Escalade and Navigator and replacement for the Chrysler Aspen.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3985 times:

I'll just go ahead and say it: those headlights are ill-advised.

The rest of the front looks good, though.

-Mir



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User currently onlineflightsimer From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3982 times:

THAT IS FUGLY!!!

I can't stand how every single car manufacturer is trying to make everything a crossover. Current liberty look so much better!



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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8838 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3965 times:

I was a big fan of previous Cherokees (I owned a couple of Grand Cherokees). I hate all the chrome in the front, and basing the Cherokee off of a front-wheel drive econobox? Seriously???

I think they've ruined the Cherokee brand name.



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User currently onlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3963 times:

Quoting stasisLAX (Thread starter):
Some people have said the front styling reminds them of the Nissan Juke

More like the Murano with a scaled down Hummer grill, while trying to sort of copy a Land Rover Evoque and failing miserably. They are getting uglier and uglier each generation   
Be interesting to see how it does in the rough stuff and towing.



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13556 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3915 times:
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Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 5):
I think they've ruined the Cherokee brand name.

Agreed. I had (then) brand new 1998 and 2001 Jeep Cherokees and loved them; they were rugged, rock-solid, and comfortable.

And then they did away with them for that abomination known as the Liberty.   



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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3907 times:

Yet another traditional 4x4 getting the crossover butchery. God I wish this car based crossover trend would die already!


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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7299 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3907 times:

Quoting stasisLAX (Thread starter):
and is to be sold in Europe (through Fiat dealerships)

Which probably means it will be badged as a FIAT, it will be interesting to see what the front will look like with FIAT styling.


User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4463 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

That is unbelievably ugly.


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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7299 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3885 times:

Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 8):
Yet another traditional 4x4 getting the crossover butchery. God I wish this car based crossover trend would die already!

It's not going to end, it makes them cheaper to build if they are twined with a car, since the motoring manufacturers know the vast majority of SUV owners never do any off-roading at all why build a car to do that when it's not required by most owners.


User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3877 times:

Why did they take the photo after the crash test???

User currently offlinenws2002 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

Quoting flightsimer (Reply 4):
I can't stand how every single car manufacturer is trying to make everything a crossover. Current liberty look so much better!

Agreed! I drive a 2011 Jeep Liberty and I bought it specifically because it was NOT a crossover but a true SUV. Jeep already has the Patriot and Compass for the crossover market, why did they turn the Liberty into one as well?


User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7299 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3821 times:

Quoting nws2002 (Reply 13):

Agreed! I drive a 2011 Jeep Liberty and I bought it specifically because it was NOT a crossover but a true SUV.

How often do you use the Liberty's full off-road potential?


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6616 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

The split headlamps make me think of the future Citroën C4 Picasso :



However in the Jeep case, done with a hammer, like the rest of the fascia.



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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3710 times:

Judging from the picture the OP provided, it looks like any other crossover suv on the road. Bland, dull, boring. This is definitely NOT a Jeep.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 17, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3676 times:

Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 8):
Yet another traditional 4x4 getting the crossover butchery. God I wish this car based crossover trend would die already!

  

Although I do like the front grill but that's about it.
I HATE that odd shaped side window!   



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8491 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3635 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 17):
Although I do like the front grill but that's about it.
I HATE that odd shaped side window!

Really? Would have figured this was right in your arena Superfly. You usually stick up for the bizarre American designs. And your knowledge is always amazing!

Yeah, the front lights were classic on the Cherokee. I think they majorly screwed up not maintaining their iconic image. Just the grille configuration.


Like this!



Fun fact: The "XJ" Cherokee was an AMC design from the 1980s. In 1993, the Grand Cherokee "ZJ" was released by Chrysler as a replacement for the XJ. But the XJ kept selling so well, they didn't shut the line down for 7 more years.

[Edited 2013-02-23 13:54:16]

User currently offlinenws2002 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 14):
How often do you use the Liberty's full off-road potential?

2-3 times a month. However, I will admit that is abnormal. These vehicles are typically used as grocery-getters and mall-crawlers and the only off road situations they deal with are snow and dirt roads.


User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3531 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 18):

The XJ Cherokee was a 1984 model year. AMC did receive some engineering help on the XJ from its partner Renault,,,, and styling was supposedly a "joint" AMC and Renault effort.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 21, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 18):
Really? Would have figured this was right in your arena Superfly. You usually stick up for the bizarre American designs. And your knowledge is always amazing!

That odd shaped side window looks like all the other crap CUV windows.



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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7299 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3495 times:

Quoting nws2002 (Reply 19):
These vehicles are typically used as grocery-getters and mall-crawlers and the only off road situations they deal with are snow and dirt roads.

Which a cheaper to build car based SUV will have no problems dealing with. This one is also supposed to be trail rated so it should be ok off-road as well.


User currently offlineGSPflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

The original Cherokee was an inexpensive, no-frills, capable 4X4 SUV.

I don't know what the Hell that thing is in the original post. Front Wheel Drive based? 4 Cylinder engine? I didn't even see a mention of optional 4-wheel drive. That shouldn't even be called a Jeep, let alone a Cherokee. Looks like just a next generation compass.

Quoting Flighty (Reply 18):
Yeah, the front lights were classic on the Cherokee. I think they majorly screwed up not maintaining their iconic image. Just the grille configuration.


Like this!


^That is a Cherokee.


User currently offlineJJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1817 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 9):
Which probably means it will be badged as a FIAT, it will be interesting to see what the front will look like with FIAT styling.

Which would be stupid, as Jeep is a brand with a better image than Fiat.... not to mention that Lancia/Jeep dealers (former Chrysler/Jeep/Cadillac) are already there.

It might be that there's both a Fiat and a Jeep version, so that Fiat finally gets a player in the SUV/CUV/whatever new acronym off-road-looking-vehicles-that-can't-go-off-road are known now (other than the rather small Sedici/Suzuki SX4).


25 Post contains links and images Superfly : SX4? Now THAT Was a sweet off-road car capable of just about anything. A pony car that could go off road. Not sure about that plastic & rubber-du
26 Aesma : Yeah, I just saw a Cherokee SRT8 yesterday in Paris, I could not see this as a Fiat.
27 Post contains links and images kiwirob : There is already a Fiat SUV the Freemont, a badge engineered Journey. The Sedici was discontinued and will be replaced by the 500X
28 JJJ : The Freemont is a minivan, not even optional AWD can change that.
29 kiwirob : Not really, the Dodge Journey is marketed in the US as a mid size crossover SUV, in European terms I believe it's more Mitsubishi Outlander than VW T
30 darksnowynight : Good lord, they really need to knock it off with increasing the number of gears. I understand that this helps gear ratios, but so does a CVT and with
31 zippyjet : Wasn't the Jeep Cherokee just re-styled with a lot of fanfare? And the basic Jeep becoming a front driver? Now isn't 4 wheel drive an option on them l
32 Polot : You are thinking of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. This is the Jeep Liberty replacement, which has looked basically the same since 2007.
33 Post contains links JJJ : It's sold and classified here as a minivan, and shows up in statistics right next to the other minivans. the Ssangyong Rodius is also based on a SUV
34 kiwirob : That's probably why its sales aren'æt too impressive, it's not an MPV, it was never intended to be an MPV, it's an SUV with 3 rows of seats, like th
35 Post contains links and images PHLBOS : Sorry, but while it may be classified as a minivan per your posted-link; in reality, it is not. Case and point: in the North American market, Dodge's
36 zippyjet : SUV's and Crossovers are not my cup of tea. I do know many other car makers feature standard models with dreck wheel drive meaning without the 4 whee
37 kiwirob : Please inform us which FWD versions of an AWD vehicle meet this criteria.
38 Post contains images Superfly : Same here but I do like the Chrysler Pacifica and Ford Flex - with woodgrain side panels. Would I ever buy one? Probably not.
39 flightsimer : A big thing your forgetting about minivans... the sliding doors vs the swing doors. To me, if it it doesn't slide, it's not a van.
40 Dreadnought : The Compass/Patriot are throwaway models. Nobody cares about them. The Cherokee and especially the Grand Cherokee, is their flagship vehicle. Basing
41 PHLBOS : Many full-size vans in the U.S. only have swing doors (though dual-swing and they used to offer sliding doors way back when). Since your 2nd sentence
42 Post contains images Flighty : If the above 2014 Cherokee had a traditional looking front, traditional fans would love it. I think it is mostly about sheetmetal. The original Chero
43 Dreadnought : Don't get me wrong - the 80s Cherokee was crap (the 70s models were cool). But they've spent the last 20 years getting it pretty much right, and you
44 PHLBOS : And I agree with you 100%. My earlier response was a counter-reply to flightsimer's earlier comment, see repost below: IMHO, your Not a perfect defin
45 Polot : The Cherokee of the 90s was largely the same as the 80s. My family had one (a 1999 model) for 11 years, which was my daily driver for 4. I loved the
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