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Old 03-28-2013, 01:14 PM   #101
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not too bad in green...

Also, back end looks like it has a cut-out/scoop-out for rear-mounted spare perhaps?

(chopped pic from http://www.allpar.com/forums/topic/1...uests/page-8):
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:05 PM   #102
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The front end while not looking anything like a tribeca does have a very "different" look. Historically SUV's with a "Different" look has not sold well. Examples: The fore mentioned Tribeca, Aztek, Axiom.

I wonder if there will be a quick redesign after a press fallout about how "ugly" the front end is.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:37 AM   #103
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Just hideous.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:55 AM   #104
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I like it. Very modern futuristic styling; like a rugged futuristic off-road vehicle that could be in Halo games.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:38 AM   #105
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The more I look at it the less compelled I feel to do harm to myself. Had I been eating when I first saw it I would certainly have stabbed my eyes with a fork to make it stop.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:26 AM   #106
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I like it. The headlights look like they were taken from a sports car but I can get over that.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:33 AM   #107
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It's a sexy beast. I'm not afraid to say it.

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Old 04-01-2013, 09:02 AM   #108
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I think this design will look fresh for years to come. It may even make other boring SUV's look dated. This is a huge leap forward, time will tell if others follow or make a turn leaving them all alone. Sales figures will heavily influence that decision.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:45 AM   #109
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One thing I realized about this design while staring at it at the auto show (verdict from wife : "ugly") is that the "headlights" everyone's talking about, the little slit things high up on the fenders, are actually just the LED running light strips. The real headlights are round and sit about 4" below.

Apparently Fiat/Jeep thought the Fiat Multipla was a great design to ape.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:51 AM   #110
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One thing I realized about this design while staring at it at the auto show (verdict from wife : "ugly") is that the "headlights" everyone's talking about, the little slit things high up on the fenders, are actually just the LED running light strips. The real headlights are round and sit about 4" below.

Apparently Fiat/Jeep thought the Fiat Multipla was a great design to ape.
Yea I remember seeing those when in Europe. It looks more like the Juke styling. It's not bad, just different. They want to appeal to more younger crowd of off-roaders and get away from the square red-neck look associated with off-roading
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:22 AM   #111
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The front end isn't so bad - just needs a BFSH to tweak it here and there.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:59 PM   #112
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Starting at 22,995 and the pentastar supposedly gets 29 mpg. Not bad Jeep, not bad.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:04 AM   #113
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In green it has the profile of a huge high produce techno ****.


The downhill shot seems to have the most appeal and thats a very angry platypus head from the movie tron.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:06 AM   #114
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Same engine, so I really don't gain anything by going 4Runner.
They both technically have 1GR-FEs, but the 5th gen 4Runner has a new version of the 1GR-FE that has loads of little tricks for more power and more efficiency (dual VVT vs. intake VVT, roller rocker valvetrain vs. bucket shims, 0W-20 oil vs. 5W-30, etc... not sure why they kept the name because it was basically an all new engine.)

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I'm looking for something with a decent tow rating and very good in bad weather that gets an mpg in the mid-upper 20s. I can't get a small car because of the winters around here- it just doesn't work out. Right now I live out in the sticks on top of a mountain, and my commute home is in the early morning which usually means that the roads are fairly unplowed near my house. My driveway is long and usually not plowed in the AM unless there's a lot of snow. The storm before last we got 6" of snow and I ended up getting stuck in the driveway, and I have a good set of studded snow tires.

I've really enjoyed the convenience and reliability of the FJ and don't want to lose it, but I can't justify 18mpg on an 80 mile commute. I've driven it about 3 times since the beginning of January. It's definitely not worth it to keep it, but I can't rely on the RSX.

Something like this seems to check all the boxes as long as its good, and not priced astronomically. So we'll see.
Why not a new Forester or used V6 Rav4? I imagine this Cherokee will have dreadful resale value so when you inevitably decide you need something else again, you at least won't lose your ass on the two options above. Or, buy a nice commuter car for the 80 mile daily trip for 95% of the year and buy a mechanically sound 4WD Ranger for $5k as your winter vehicle.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:51 AM   #115
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Yeah, I think I'd rather do previous gen V6 Rav than this.

Gimp, where are you seeing the Pentastar at? I only see a 2.4 on the Jeep website....
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:56 PM   #116
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3.2 Pentastar with the new 9 speed is an option. The 2.4 should also have the 9 speed transmission as standard.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:45 PM   #117
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100% Ewww...
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:37 AM   #118
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The '14 Cherokee is so "Ewwww" that I'll probably be exchanging my 2011 OBS for one when the lease expires in April of 2014. The Cherokee and the Forester XT are at the top of my list. Honestly feature wise the Jeep kicks the Forester's behind, but space and possibly comfort wise the Forester appears better, or at least bigger. Hard to beat the Forester for safety too. I haven't tried a Forester yet, and the Cherokee isn't out yet, so we'll see after I've had a chance to drive both.

But then, the looks of the car aren't very high on my list of needs. I'm more worried about how it performs, MPGs, the AWD system and the luxury touches...and of course HP is nice too. :-)

2014 Cherokee looks good on paper, hopefully it delivers.

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Old 06-25-2013, 04:06 PM   #119
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Grosssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:59 AM   #120
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The '14 Cherokee is so "Ewwww" that I'll probably be exchanging my 2011 OBS for one when the lease expires in April of 2014. The Cherokee and the Forester XT are at the top of my list. Honestly feature wise the Jeep kicks the Forester's behind, but space and possibly comfort wise the Forester appears better, or at least bigger. Hard to beat the Forester for safety too. I haven't tried a Forester yet, and the Cherokee isn't out yet, so we'll see after I've had a chance to drive both.

But then, the looks of the car aren't very high on my list of needs. I'm more worried about how it performs, MPGs, the AWD system and the luxury touches...and of course HP is nice too. :-)

2014 Cherokee looks good on paper, hopefully it delivers.

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I'm in the same boat. I need something a little bigger, but commute too much to get a truck. I was considering the Grand Cherokee but to get one with leather you're looking at $41k and up, and the gas mileage isn't the greatest. I've owned 3 Cherokees and loved all 3 of them. They were so simple yet so much fun. If they weren't so old with 150k+ miles, I'd consider buying another old style Cherokee. The Trailhawk is the only trim I'd consider. I'm told they should hit the local dealer next month.

On the Jeep website, I got the Trailhawk up to $31k with options. I don't know if I'd pay $31k for a CUV.

My budget is around $25-27k and the Trailhawk checks off a lot of boxes. Nice interior, good on gas, 4x4/awd, navigation (big fan of Jeep's nav system), and a good amount of power. It's only a matter of getting 1 nice daily driver for $25-27k or 2 cheaper vehicles.

And to make this post relevant...












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Old 09-11-2013, 10:18 AM   #121
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I think Jeep hit a home run on this.
It has a look all its own... distinctive and polarizing...which is what good design should do.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:35 AM   #122
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I'd probably agree to that. I HATED the juke at first, but someone at work just got a silver SL AWD one and it looks great to me now. Props to Nissan and any other country that designs drastically different vehicles. If only every company were so edgy.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:38 AM   #123
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Agree, I am not drawn to the front as a whole. However, the design flows as a whole. Too many car/truck/SUV/SUC/etc. designs now look like the front or the rear are front two different vehicles that were tacked together after the a or b-pillar.

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Old 09-11-2013, 10:50 AM   #124
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"Articulation" ha!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_eH_HnHSpQ
This is video 7 of 10 of the Trailhawk going offroad.


The Cherokee Trailhawk does seem nice as far as CUVs go, but why Jeep is trying to pass this off as an offroader instead of another Compass/Patriot is beyond me.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:00 AM   #125
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I don't get it... what's wrong with the video?


Here's another.

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