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Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« on: April 04, 2013, 06:27:25 am »


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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 06:50:50 am »
I liked my '01 Cherokee better :P.  Not sure about the front end.  Front end styling has turned me off a number of recent Jeeps - including the outgoing Liberty.

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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 07:05:17 am »
I liked my '01 Cherokee better :P.  Not sure about the front end.  Front end styling has turned me off a number of recent Jeeps - including the outgoing Liberty.

As bad as the front end styling is, the back is worse... So weird with the very high black plastic bumper, although I imagine that practically, it's probably cheaper to replace.
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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 07:14:19 am »
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Remember folks: this will be the only model in its segment to wear a ‘Trail Rated’ badge on properly equipped models.

Obviously... since it is a Jeep creation not sure how other competitive models could wear this badge...

I find strange the Cherokee is called a mid-size (or that Jeep wants 2 models to compete with each other). The new Cherokee has more technology content than Jeep's mother-ship and should be  priced lower than Grand Cherokees...

Hopefully for Jeep customers won't remember too much the Pontiac Aztek when they look at that nose or butt!

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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 07:35:19 am »
The current model is perfect and is one of the best in the styling department IMO. The 2014 is just wacked.  :P

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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 07:58:05 am »
Agreed, if in the market for a Cherokee, I'd rush to a dealer now.

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Re: Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 08:00:10 am »
Agreed, if in the market for a Cherokee, I'd rush to a dealer now.

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There is no Cherokee for sale right now. Only the GC.

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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2013, 08:25:45 am »
The current model is perfect and is one of the best in the styling department IMO. The 2014 is just wacked.  :P

I thought the Cherokee was discontinued years ago? Do you mean the Liberty,Patriot or Compass? (I can't keep them straight)  This is a different/new model and not a variation of a Grand Cherokee right?

I'm assuming it's intended to play in the CR-V, Forester, Rav4 segment. Is that right?
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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2013, 09:02:22 am »
The current model is perfect and is one of the best in the styling department IMO. The 2014 is just wacked.  :P

I thought the Cherokee was discontinued years ago? Do you mean the Liberty,Patriot or Compass? (I can't keep them straight)  This is a different/new model and not a variation of a Grand Cherokee right?

I'm assuming it's intended to play in the CR-V, Forester, Rav4 segment. Is that right?


 ??? This ins not the new GC...good then and I am in error  :fall:  :) . The current GC is awesome, don't fack with it.

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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2013, 09:08:28 am »
I liked my '01 Cherokee better :P.  Not sure about the front end.  Front end styling has turned me off a number of recent Jeeps - including the outgoing Liberty.

As bad as the front end styling is, the back is worse... So weird with the very high black plastic bumper, although I imagine that practically, it's probably cheaper to replace.

 :iagree:

I saw pics from the NY Auto Show, but never saw the rear till today.  Jeep is going to have the same problem that GM had with the Avalanche, the plastic on the bumper, it fades after awhile, and looks like crap.

I have to say I like the powertrains.  Not sure about the 9 speed auto, guess it's one of those wait and see kinda things.  Wonder if this can tow 3500lbs? 

So Dodge has the Dart problem, and Jeep will have the Cherokee problem.  We can look at in 3 years, so how a mid cycle refresh changes the front and rear bumpers.....



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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2013, 09:14:49 am »
I liked my '01 Cherokee better :P.  Not sure about the front end.  Front end styling has turned me off a number of recent Jeeps - including the outgoing Liberty.
I wondered when you would come out of the woodwork.   ;D

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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2013, 10:07:25 am »
I will try to hold judgement on the looks department until it appears in person. Ummmm....ok who am I kidding.   :hurl:
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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2013, 10:07:45 am »
9 speed auto, a two speed transfer case and locking diff is a pretty good start.
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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2013, 10:19:42 am »
I liked my '01 Cherokee better :P.  Not sure about the front end.  Front end styling has turned me off a number of recent Jeeps - including the outgoing Liberty.

Hell yeah, this.....thing should have not been branded a Cherokee. I know Chrysler loves ruining names from the past.....but come on, one of your best selling lines?!?!?!!? This ugly, fwd, CUV thing doesnt deserve a Cherokee badge.  :hurl: Cherokees come in two flavours:

SJ 1974-1983




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This pathetic, Dart based thing is just embarassing!! Yes, i have owned XJs before and this new one just makes my blood boil!!!
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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2013, 10:37:33 am »
Sounds like it could be a good vehicle (at least from a mechanical POV...I like the idea of that V6  ;D)

The looks are a bit polarizing to say the least but it may turn out to be better in the flesh.  :-\

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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2013, 10:44:02 am »
This is what I read...bla bla Jeep bla bla , because all I could think was damn this is ugly regardless if it could fly.
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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2013, 11:09:04 am »
Jellybean bulbous, no separate rear glass hatch, rising beltline...

Et tu, Jeep?  ???

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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2013, 11:33:15 am »
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This ins not the new GC...good then and I am in error 


yup... took me a while to figure this out too.
there is the existing GRAND Cherokee which is the top end Jeep, but i think bringing this out to replace the Liberty and calling it a Cherokee (without the GRAND) will really confuse people.

as everyone else has said... it sure it ugly!!!

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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2013, 11:36:27 am »
This is the 2014 Grand Cherokee, actually a handsome thing.


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Re: Preview: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2013, 11:37:50 am »
^That's hot.  :o