For over three decades, Jeep has been known as a premier manufacturer of off-road vehicles and most of their models are revered for their power and reliability in tackling treacherous terrains. However, auto consumers are now more interested in a family vehicle, so SUVs and crossovers became the more prominent choice in the market. This gave rise to a more outdoorsy and utility-minded Jeep variant, and they called this particular model as the Jeep Cherokee. Its 2014 model is more than what you can hope for in a city-friendly crossover.
You can expect the typical Jeep features from both the interior and exterior of the 2014 Cherokee. It has the ruggedness and feel of a vehicle that is built for the great outdoors, but it can handle itself on city roads. Jeep calls the new Cherokee as a mid-sizer, which means it falls under the category of most crossovers like the Subaru Forester, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. Most of these crossovers are 182 inches long, with 106.3 inches wheelbase. The new Jeep Cherokee has no third seat available, but it has a 5-seater backseat that is more than capable of accommodating 5 adults. Also, the second row can slide fore and apt to make room for more cargo space.
While most models in its class have opted to four-cylinder engine, the Jeep Cherokee has two available variants. You can choose from between a V-6 and four-cylinder. Its 2.4 liter engine can pump up a well-adjusted 184 horsepower and a maximum of 171pound-feet of torque. The engine is smooth and quiet even if you reach 80-100 Km/h on the road. In fact, it can go up to 490 miles on the highway with one full tank. The Cherokee 2014 powertrain feature improves fuel efficiency, but it can still provide that superior 4×4 performance.
The new Jeep Cherokee exterior is sculpted for aerodynamic performance, it’s a bold and sleek design fit for our modern setting. The new look is fluid and aesthetically beautiful, truly a game-changer. You’ll never be out-of-style with the Cherokee 2014. It’s equally at home wherever you bring it, might that be a rugged trail or urban streets – it will definitely catch some attention.
The new Cherokee has front and rear independent suspensions that can provide superior performance both on the trail and city roads. Its electronic steering system is speed-sensitive and helps improve its overall fuel efficiency. It has the capability to automatically shift from sporty handling on the road to a more standard handling with limited effort on maneuvering, especially during parking.
The best thing about the new Cherokee is its safety features. Actually, it has over 70 security and safety features, but the most important ones will include: Blind Spot Monitoring, Perpendicular and Parallel Park Assist (ParkSense Technology), rear cameras for Rear Park Assist, Cross Path Detection to monitor the driver’s blind spots, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and most importantly10 standard airbags with side-curtain plus side thorax airbags.
Overall, the new Jeep Cherokee 2014 is a versatile and crossover that you can rely on. It will provide you the performance and safety as well as the ruggedness that we can expect from a Jeep model. The base price for the new Cherokee is at $22,995, maybe a bit pricey but considering all its features – it’s all worth it!