Chrysler revealed the pricing of the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee, and it is low enough for you to quickly get over the way it looks. If you decided you can live with that face, the new Cherokee has a lot of substance to offer. It is a fairly capable compact off-roader; it comes good features; it has a lineup of good engines; and it has a segment-first 9-speed transmission.
Even though the Cherokee is not really meant to go off-road, jeep has equipped with more than decent 4×4 gear. The car features three new advanced four-wheel-drive systems and industry-first rear-axle disconnect, Selec-Terrain drive mode selector, a 9-speed ‘box as mentioned, and new Selec-Speed Control with Hill-ascent Control and Hill-descent Control in the range-topping version.
The engine lineup includes the new 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 I-4 engine and 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. The former is rated at 184 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque, and the latter at 271 horsepower and 239 lb.-ft. of torque.
The 2014 Cherokee replaces the Liberty in Jeep’s range, offering up to 45 percent better economy and more than 70 advanced safety and security features including first Chrysler Group use of ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist System. It is a very good car, but we’re still not sure we can tolerate seeing those headlights every morning. The price list is as follows:
- Jeep Cherokee Sport 4×2: $22,995
- Jeep Cherokee Sport 4×4: $24,995
- Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4×2: $24,495
- Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4×4: $26,495
- Jeep Cherokee Limited 4×2: $27,995
- Jeep Cherokee Limited 4×4: $29,995
- Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4×4: $29,495
Standard equipment includes: Compact U.S. Wide (CUS-wide) platform and high-strength steel body, drivetrain with rear axle disconnect, black power mirrors and door handles, Uconnect 5.0-inch touchscreen media center with Bluetooth for hands-free phone and streaming audio capability and a media hub that offers USB, SD and auxiliary ports and charging capability, a new 3.5-inch full-color, thin-film transistor (TFT) LED center cluster, cloth seats with driver and passenger manual height adjuster, driver-seat back pocket, 60/40 split rear seat that reclines, has an armrest and cup holder and adjusts fore and aft up to six inches, acoustic, laminated front windshield, power windows with driver one-touch down, sliding sun visors with illuminated mirrors, cargo management system, 10 air bags including multistage driver and front passenger air bags, driver and front-passenger knee bags, front- and second-row seat-mounted side air bags, supplemental all-row side curtain air bags; LED tail lamps and daytime running lamps, halogen projector headlamps, bright exhaust tip, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, Hill-start Assist, electric power steering, electric park brake, cruise control, air conditioning with rear outlets, remote keyless entry, power remote open fuel door, tire pressure monitoring system with four tire display, tire inflator kit, 17-inch steel wheels with all-season tires and class-exclusive Jeep Cargo Management system including standard hooks and storage tote and available lifestyle accessories.