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Old 02-22-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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Default 2014 Jeep Cherokee: This Is It

OMG!!! Wow....I....wow...

Jalopnik: http://jalopnik.com/2014-jeep-cherok...s-it-335476306













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We've seen development mules of the next small Jeep crossover/SUV parading around for months. In our minds it was the 2014 Liberty, just wearing an Alfa Romeo Giulietta body but was also a good bit taller. Through these exclusive photos we've learned two things. First, it won't look anything like an Alfa. Second, it won't be a Liberty. This is the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. That's right, the Cherokee is back.


First things first, those headlights. It looks a lot like Jeep is taking a page from the Nissan Juke handbook here. The narrow lights on top are combined with some larger bulbs next to the grille. I don't hate the Juke, so I don't really hate this either. Some may see it as a Jeep that's sucking lemons, but there's nothing wrong with a little boldness.

In profile, I'm actually getting an Isuzu Axiom vibe. Again, this isn't a bad thing. The Axiom had some interesting design traits, like the very narrow headlamps. What I really don't care for the is the body cladding. Oodles and oodles of cladding. Higher trim levels will probably get rid of the cladding. Overall though, I actually like it. It's a bit futurisitic and way more daring than anything we've ever seen from Jeep. You gotta respect that.

It's loosely based on the Dodge Dart/Alfa Giulietta, so that makes the Cherokee yet another car-based crossover. I'm willing to bet it's modified enough to be considered "Trail Rated," because I'm sure Jeep doesn't want to fully bastardize the Cherokee name.

Inside we have what appears to be what common folk call an "interior." There is a center stack as well as a chunky steering wheel. It also looks like off-road modes are located on a knob next to the gear lever. Also, there is an electronic handbrake. Great.

According to the ever knowledgable folks at Allpar, the Jeep should offer a selection of V6 and four-cylinder engines:

The car is almost certain to have a 3.2 V6 instead of the 3.6, for better wheel travel and gas mileage. Export cars will get the current 2-liter four-cylinder diesel. Four cylinders are likely to be a Tiger Shark 2.4, and the 1.4 liter Fiat turbo as a gas-mileage king; there might be a single four-cylinder to simplify production and reduce engineering costs, but it now appears that the Cherokee will be a V6 only, at least in the United States. If gas prices rise, the VM 3.0 V6 diesel could be installed at a later date.
A diesel Cherokee outside of China? Sign us up.

We're expecting the Cherokee to make its first appearance at the upcoming New York Auto show next month.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
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Well that's not how I pictured the return of the Cherokee name.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:15 AM   #3
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Holy ****, what? I'm not quite sure what to say.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:16 AM   #4
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So it'll be another steaming pile of Dodge feces, right?

The original Cherokee was neat.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:18 AM   #5
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still a piece of **** dodge!
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:20 AM   #6
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looks like an uglier Santa Fe.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #7
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hello Hyundai Interior????????????
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:51 AM   #8
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That front end looks awful.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:54 AM   #9
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KILL IT WITH FIRE!
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A wholeee lotta nope.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:14 AM   #11
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Well thats........... different...

Hey polarized styling is not always bad.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:15 AM   #12
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Was the focus group blind?
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:17 AM   #13
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not sure but that last picture, I think it looks good. It is definitely NOT run of the mill.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:32 AM   #14
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I like it. I might even buy one if it has the right price and off-road capability.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:33 AM   #15
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Interesting. Not really what I expected at all as a Cherokee return. Part of me really likes it and the other part is extremely confused on what Jeep is thinking. Definitely polarizing.

The styling divergence in this Jeep reminds me of the Evoque compared to the rest of the Land Rover lineup.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:40 AM   #16
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The greenhouse looks almost just like a Cayenne's to me.

The front end styling is harsh.. mostly because it's a shock and different.. but after they sell a million of them everyone will think they look great.


So, it looks to me like the LED DRLs and turn signals are in the hood while the headlights are in the bumper.. anyone else think so?
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:48 AM   #17
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yeah, it will have LED's somewhere. It is sort of manadatory in all the car designes notebook.

LED's... check
Fender Vents... Check.
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Looks racist.
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Overall shape is good, but the front styling is just plain awful to me. Def not run of the mill for sure, but neither is a shaved flamingo wearing three spoons.

Excuse me, plucked flamingo...
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Looks racist.



It's a FUGLY looking car.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:59 AM   #21
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I'm glad to see a trend towards the thin minimalistic headlights. We've had the tech for a while to make them the thin slits like concept cars and still functional, but no one ever carried it over. Smaller headlight = less material and less cost and also better looking IMO. This car is fugy for sure, but take those headlights and get them to other manufacturers!
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:12 PM   #22
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Mother of god; that thing is ugly.


It reminds of this little number.

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Looks racist.
I immediately found myself wanting to act out a racist gesture to my face upon seeing this, but I love Orientals.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:36 PM   #24
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:44 PM   #25
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We had a Cherokee. A basic box of transportation with nary a complaint other than leaking head gaskets. It was a beast for basic transportation in all climates.

Not sure. Maybe want

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