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2014 Jeep Cherokee

The Cherokee Is Dead. Long Live The Cherokee. There are three sentences that, for this reviewer, define what needs to be conveyed about the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The first: it is very good. Jeep spent 27 years building the Cherokee and its brand, from 1974 to 2001. Twelve years ago, the Cherokee nameplate rolled away into the distant hills and retirement, at least here in the NAFTA colonies, and it was replaced by a loaded word we knew as "Liberty." Now the Liberty is gone, mostly unmissed, replaced by the highly anticipated vehicle that both returns the Cherokee name to our North... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.2L V6
Power:
271 HP / 239 LB-FT
Transmission:
9-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$26,495
As-Tested Price:
$34,365
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    Video: Jeep Cherokee appears in Chrysler's second Super Bowl spot
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    The second of three spots produced by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for this year's Super Bowl featured the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Aired during the game's half time show, the minute-long ad didn't strike as anything new or innovative from an automaker with a reputation for above average Super Bowl spots, but it did show the controversially styled ...

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    Report: Chrysler nets $1.6B income in Q4, Fiat profit up 5%
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    Chrysler announced its 2013 financial results today and unveiled its new name and decidedly bank-like logo. Amid the announcement, Chrysler posted big gains in income, while Fiat didn't perform to analysts' expectations. For 2013, Chrysler had revenue of $72.1 billion, up 10 percent from 2012. Net income reached $2.8 billion, a 65-percent increase. It ...

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    Official: Jeep Cherokee joins Altitude trim line
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    Jeep fans spoke up last year by naming the Altitude trim level, and the automaker rewarded them with an assortment of cool Jeeps sporting a sinister, blacked-out appearance. Joining the ranks of Jeep models offering an Altitude trim level is the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, and this might be the best looking of the new Cherokees – including the ...

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    Report: Jeep gunning for 1M sales this year
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    Jeep CEO Mike Manley would rather soft-pedal the seven-figure prognostication for now, but Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne won't have it, proclaiming in an interview that Jeep will sell one million units worldwide this year. Manley has called that come-hither number "a stretch," the history of recent gains perhaps reason for his caution: in 2011 the brand sold ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #362
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    Episode #362 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Chris Paukert cover the year-end news, including the surprise resignation of Hyundai Motor North America CEO John Krafcik, strong early sales for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, and 2015 Ford F-150 rumors ahead of its expected Detroit Auto Show debut. Dan also had a chance to look back at ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #362 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #362 tonight, and we're joined by John McElroy of Autoline to reflect on 2013 and look ahead to 2014. Check out the topics below, drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module, and don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to ...

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    Report: Jeep Cherokee sales rival Wrangler after two months
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    In our First Drive article on the 2014 Jeep Cherokee we said, "our informal and thoroughly unscientific opinion is they're going to sell tons of them. Why? Because it is very good." So far, it appears the public concurs. Of course, it's very early – the new compact utility has logged just one month of confirmed sales, but Larry Vellequette at ...

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    Official: 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year finalists announced [w/poll]
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    The 2014 North American International Auto Show is right around the corner, which means it's high time we find out which cars and trucks have become finalists for the prestigious North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards. The finalists – three in cars and three in three trucks/utilities – are dominated by American brands, with ...

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    SEMA: Jeep Cherokee Trail Carver is a more rugged Trailhawk
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    We briefly mentioned the Jeep Cherokee Trail Carver that was heading to SEMA last week when discussing the Mopar lineup set to be shown in Las Vegas. At the time, though, we weren't able to dive too deeply into details. But with SEMA in full swing, we were able to sneak over and grab some snaps of one of the first modified Cherokees we've seen. The ...

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    Official: Chrysler highlights Mopar lineup for SEMA
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    SEMA is all about aftermarket parts, and in Auburn Hills that all comes down to one name: Mopar. After having previewed its lineup for this year's Vegas tuner expo earlier this month, Chrysler has now revealed what may not quite be its full dossier of modified show cars, but a good portion of them. All told Mopar is preparing 20 vehicles for display at ...

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    Video: 2014 Jeep Cherokee marketing launches with 'Built Free' commercial
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    Now that the 2014 Cherokee is finally on its way to dealerships, Jeep is starting its marketing blitz for its new crossover, beginning with this 60-second TV spot, called Built Free, that premieres today. Set to a Bob Dylan recording--"Motherless Children," 1962--the ad spot discusses something we can all relate to – the feeling of being too busy ...

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    Report: Jeep Cherokee finally dealer-bound
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    We had our First Drive of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee last month, but it appears that prospective buyers won't have too much longer to finally get time behind the wheel of the new small Jeep. Automotive News is reporting that after a two-month delay, Jeep dealers will finally start receiving their first shipments of the new Cherokee, in the next 10 days. A ...

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    Followup: What's really going on with the 2014 Jeep Cherokee's transmission issues?
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    On September 23, Automotive News reported that Chrysler had idled the second shift workers it hired just five weeks prior at its Toledo Assembly Complex to build the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. At the time, Chrysler said it had "built the critical number of vehicles we need to stock dealerships once containment is released" and did not want "to put additional ...

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    Report: Jeep idles second shift it hired a month ago for 2014 Cherokee
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    In an unusual move, Chrysler is idling its recently hired second shift of 2014 Jeep Cherokee builders because, Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson said in a statement, it already has built the "critical number of vehicles we need to stock dealerships once containment is released," Automotive News reports. After the "critical" 9,430 Cherokees were built, the ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Jeep Cherokee
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    The Cherokee Is Dead. Long Live The Cherokee. There are three sentences that, for this reviewer, define what needs to be conveyed about the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The first: it is very good. Jeep spent 27 years building the Cherokee and its brand, from 1974 to 2001. Twelve years ago, the Cherokee nameplate rolled away into the distant hills and retirement, ...

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    Official: 2014 Jeep Cherokee musters 22 MPG city, 31 highway
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    Production and media drive delays included, there has been no lack of press surrounding the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. With the most recent delay reportedly due to powertrain calibrations, we've been waiting to see how the Cherokee's fuel economy looks against the highly competitive compact CUV segment. Thanks to the EPA, we now know the fuel economy figures for ...

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    Read This: Auto critic calls out Corvette, Mustang and Cherokee faithful
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    Most automotive purists fear change, but not without reason. Change, after all, did kill big-block V8s, along with most station wagons and manual transmissions. But change has also brought with it far more performance, safety and fuel economy – not to mention ridding the world of shag carpet interiors, bias-ply tires and those horrible motorized ...

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    Report: Chinese Jeep production confirmed with Fiat, Guangzhou agreement
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    Fiat has just finalized a deal originally set up in January between it and China's Guangzhou Automotive Group to bring Jeep production to China. It remains unclear which models will be built, although we're wagering that it'll be the 2014 Cherokee. What we do know, now, is where production will take place. According to Automotive News, Guangzhou ...

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    Official: 2014 Jeep Cherokee configurator up and running
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    Production delays aside, Jeep is steaming towards its September on-sale date for the 2014 Cherokee. The reborn midsizer's configurator has just gone live, meaning you can fiddle with different options, colors and trim levels to your heart's content. The cheapest model available is the 4X2 Sport, which starts at a reasonable $22,995. On the high end, the ...

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    Report: Chrysler delays 2014 Jeep Cherokee media launch
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    Chrysler is making the unusual move of delaying the first media drives of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, which were slated to start next week in Seattle. And while something like this is a rare occurrence, and one that most of the Autoblog staff can't recall happening this publicly or so close to the event itself, it won't effect the actual on-sale date of the ...

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