I liked my '01 Cherokee better . 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.
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.....