2014 Jeep Cherokee
The Cherokee is up against a broad swath of crossover and utility models, with four trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk—which is the “Trail-Rated” model that tested. Starting from just under $24,000 the Sport comes with air conditioning, cruise control, power features, Bluetooth, and a 5-inch screen for the audio system with a 3.5-inch screen in the gauge cluster. Load it up and you have our $35,000 Trailhawk tester with heated leather seats, a heated leather steering wheel, a power tailgate, and Chrysler’s 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system. This system is fantastic, and it’s one of our favorites. The navigation part is done by Garmin, and the touch screen is easy-to-use with large virtual buttons.
So what’s the bottom line with the 2014 Jeep Cherokee? It plants a foot in both the crossover and SUV world—and only flubs the styling.