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2014 Jeep Cherokee Gets New Design

Updated on August 4, 2013

Trims, Mirrors, Cameras and More Goodies

The Cherokee will have four trim levels; Latitude, Limited, Sport and Trailhawk. The Sport will feature power mirrors and locks, 3.5 inch color display in the gauge cluster, Bluetooth hands-free color display and streaming audio, U Connect with a 5.0 touch color screen, 10 airbags and much more. There are also a ton of available options like Selec-Terrain drive mode selector and a back-up camera.

What's New in 2014 Jeep Cherokee

Jeep opted to drop the boxy design for the Cherokee and give it an unusual three-tiered design, and creased jeeps iconic 7 slat grille, they included a sculpted tailgate and horizontal tail lights. The Cherokee while having the Tri-tiered design will also have LED running lams and turn signal arrays up top and embedded headlights in separate pods below.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

2014 Jeep Cherokee
2014 Jeep Cherokee

The Latitude Model

The Latitude Model and you will have body-color mirrors and door handles, tinted windows, fog lights, fold flat passenger seats, with in-seat storage space, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 17-inch aluminum wheels and 115 volt power outlet. The Limited comes with the addition of such things as heated power seats and steering wheel, 8-way power driver seat, pushbutton start, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control and much more.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

2014 Jeep Cherokee
2014 Jeep Cherokee

The Trail Hawk Model

The Trail Hawk Model standardly comes with everything the Latitude model does along with unique front and rear fascias, red tow hooks, off road-suspension, skid plates, one-inch increased ride height, heavy-duty engine cooling and auxiliary transmission oil cooler, and much more.

Interior

The interior of the Cherokee will feature soft-touch materials and fluid lines, a five-inch touchscreen for an Uconnect infotainment system. It also has an 8.4-inch unit with access for an upgraded Uconnect setup.

2014 Jeep Cherokee Interior

2014 Jeep Cherokee Interior
2014 Jeep Cherokee Interior

2014 Jeep Cherokee

U-Connect

U-connect feature a voice command system allowing the driver to make phone calls using the sound system. They are able to do navigation, make calls and more without taking their hands from the wheel.

Engines

There are two engines available for the Cherokee and their trims. A standard 2.4 4-cylinder engine with 184HP with 171lb-ft of torque and a 3.2L V6 engine 271HP with 239 LB-ft of torque, both are paired with an efficient 9-speed gearbox turning either front wheel drive 4 and 6 cylinder models. If the V6 is used then the Cherokee will offer best in class towing capability of 4,500 pounds.

Bottom Line

There will different Jeepers that will focus on different things that have been changed with the Cherokee. Some will focus on the new engine, and some will be interested in other things such as what the exterior changes were like the profile changes headlamps are no longer shallow and squinty, there are many noticeable changes as well.

Something that is not noticeable but that is cool is the details of a tiny profile of a World War II era Jeep depicted in the passenger side headlamp with the words “since 1941”.

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