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2014 Jeep Cherokee

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EngineEngine 2.4LI-4
MPGMPG 21 City / 28 Hwy
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2014 Cherokee Overview

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 American lives and returns Jeep to the midsize crossover segment and its 1.7 million annual sales. Those expecting something more conventional have voiced screamed their concerns about it, the natives of Jeeplandia especially put off, grabbing their torches and their spiked, solid front axles and tow cables, ready to club the new Cherokee – or winch it – back into the ocean. Which brings us to the next two lines you should know about Jeep's new mid-sizer: the Jeep Cherokee is dead. Long live the Jeep Cherokee. First, let's think about how we got here. The Liberty had almost nothing to do with The Mythological Archetype of the Cherokee, no matter that it was called "Cherokee" outside of the US. In an earlier time, seeing a dirty Cherokee was an auspicious sign of the day, like reading welcome news in a pile of steaming goat entrails. Seeing a dirty Liberty was an indicator that the driver had made a wrong turn or gone to the park for a picnic. The 2014 Cherokee actually does what the Liberty was meant to do. Truth be told, though, by the end of its run, even the last Cherokee model, the XJ, wasn't The Mythological Archetype of the Cherokee, viewed by a fair few of the Jeep faithful as the weakening of the brand. Enter the Liberty and its Benjamin Button evolution: when it arrived in 2002, it was curvy inside and out – at least by Jeep standards – and had those round headlights that, in spite of the brand's round-headlamp heritage, only reminded you how far away from it the Liberty was. Ten years later, when the Liberty was writing its last will and testament and preparing to cross the Styx, its exterior and interior design had been backdated 15 years to the aesthetic known as "Jeep Brick." Yet no matter what it was called, the Liberty didn't really replace the Cherokee, it intended to set a new course for Jeep in that segment. The name change, though, allowed Cherokee lovers to keep the torches burning, chanting dirges while waiting for the Liberty to die and The Myth to return. Well, now it's official: that truck is dead, and so is the era that created it. Jeep would probably rather we didn't say this, but the 2014 Cherokee actually does what the Liberty was meant to do: combine Jeep off-road …
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2014 Cherokee Overview

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 American lives and returns Jeep to the midsize crossover segment and its 1.7 million annual sales. Those expecting something more conventional have voiced screamed their concerns about it, the natives of Jeeplandia especially put off, grabbing their torches and their spiked, solid front axles and tow cables, ready to club the new Cherokee – or winch it – back into the ocean. Which brings us to the next two lines you should know about Jeep's new mid-sizer: the Jeep Cherokee is dead. Long live the Jeep Cherokee. First, let's think about how we got here. The Liberty had almost nothing to do with The Mythological Archetype of the Cherokee, no matter that it was called "Cherokee" outside of the US. In an earlier time, seeing a dirty Cherokee was an auspicious sign of the day, like reading welcome news in a pile of steaming goat entrails. Seeing a dirty Liberty was an indicator that the driver had made a wrong turn or gone to the park for a picnic. The 2014 Cherokee actually does what the Liberty was meant to do. Truth be told, though, by the end of its run, even the last Cherokee model, the XJ, wasn't The Mythological Archetype of the Cherokee, viewed by a fair few of the Jeep faithful as the weakening of the brand. Enter the Liberty and its Benjamin Button evolution: when it arrived in 2002, it was curvy inside and out – at least by Jeep standards – and had those round headlights that, in spite of the brand's round-headlamp heritage, only reminded you how far away from it the Liberty was. Ten years later, when the Liberty was writing its last will and testament and preparing to cross the Styx, its exterior and interior design had been backdated 15 years to the aesthetic known as "Jeep Brick." Yet no matter what it was called, the Liberty didn't really replace the Cherokee, it intended to set a new course for Jeep in that segment. The name change, though, allowed Cherokee lovers to keep the torches burning, chanting dirges while waiting for the Liberty to die and The Myth to return. Well, now it's official: that truck is dead, and so is the era that created it. Jeep would probably rather we didn't say this, but the 2014 Cherokee actually does what the Liberty was meant to do: combine Jeep off-road …Hide Full Review