Tuesday, June 11, 2013

2014 Jeep® Cherokee Starts At $23,990 In 3rd Quarter

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee, available in Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk trim levels with either 2 or 4 wheel-drive, starts at $400 less than the outgoing 2012 Liberty model and is powered by a new 184 horsepower 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark I-4 engine and mated to a nine-speed automatic transmissionwith fuel economy of up to 31 miles per gallon. The Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk offer an optional new 271 horsepower 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4x2 starts at $23,990 (including $995 destination), the Jeep Cherokee Sport 4x4 starts at $25,990, the Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x2 at $25,490, the Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x4 at $27,490, the Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x2 at: $28,990, the Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4 at $30,990, and the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 at $30,490.

The Cherokee Sport model standard equipment includes a Uconnect 5.0-inch touchscreen media center with Bluetooth, a new 3.5-inch full-color, thin-film transistor (TFT) LED center cluster, 10 air bags, LED tail lamps and daytime running lamps, halogen projector headlamps, Hill-start Assist. Optional equipment includes Jeep Active Drive I 4x4 system, Selec-Terrain drive mode selector (standard equipment with 4x4 equipped vehicles), SiriusXM Radio andParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines.

The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude, the volume model for the Cherokee lineup, adds body color power mirrors and door handles, bright daylight opening (DLO) molding and roof rails, deep tint sunscreen glass, fog lamps, power windows with one-touch up and down, front passenger fold-flat seat with in-seat storage space, leather-wrapped steering wheel, ambient LED interior lighting, new 17-inch aluminum wheels, air conditioning with integrated center stack controls, 115-volt outlet and compact spare tire.

The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited model has leather heated power seats, heated steering wheel, Keyless Enter-N-Go, an 8.4-inch touchscreen radio, SiriusXM Radio, USB in instrument panel media center for iPod, ParkView rear backup camera and remote start. The 2014 Cherokee Trailhawk includes off-road front and rear fascias, off-road wheel flares, red tow hooks, skid plates, off-road suspension, one-inch increased ride height, heavy-duty engine cooling and auxiliary transmission oil cooler, Jeep Active Drive Lock 4x4 system with low range and locking rear axle, Selec-Terrain drive mode selector, new Selec-Speed Control with Hill-ascent Control and Hill-descent Control.

The new Cherokee could grab a nice share of the popular compact SUV market. I'm looking forward to a full test drive.