2014 Jeep Cherokee Revealed Ahead of 2013 New York Auto Show

2013 New York Auto Show


  • 2014 Jeep Cherokee

    2014 Jeep Cherokee

    2014 Jeep Cherokee. | February 22, 2013

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2013 New York Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The 2014 Jeep Cherokee breaks cover ahead of its official debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
  • The 2014 Cherokee replaces the Jeep Liberty.
  • Chrysler says the Cherokee will deliver 45 percent better fuel economy than the Liberty.

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Chrysler revealed the first official photos of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee today ahead of its public debut next month at the 2013 New York Auto Show.

The midsize SUV will replace the current Jeep Liberty SUV and revive one of the brand's most well-known nameplates in North America. The Jeep Cherokee was last sold in the U.S. in 2001.

No details were released for the all-new vehicle, but Chrysler said it would have "best-in-class" capabilities and deliver fuel economy improvements of more than 45 percent over the Liberty. The 2012 Jeep Liberty is rated at 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. It comes standard with a 3.7-liter V6 mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be built in Chrysler's Toledo, Ohio assembly plant starting in the fall of 2013.

Additional details will be announced at the New York auto show in late March.

Edmunds says: Jeep has wisely given up on the Liberty and brought back the well-known Cherokee nameplate for a vehicle that's better suited to take on the latest crop of midsize SUVs and crossovers.

Comments

  • darthbimmer darthbimmer Posts:

    Egads, that's ugly! It looks like a Liberty and a Fiat 500 had a one-night stand and this is their misbegotten love child. Seriously, it looks like an Aztek left under a heat lamp. I drove an XJ Cherokee for 14 years but I would not be caught dead in this thing.

  • urbanxj urbanxj Posts:

    "Jeep has wisely given up on the Liberty and brought back the well-known Cherokee nameplate for a vehicle that's better suited to take on the latest crop of midsized SUVs and crossovers." ummmm.... no. Cherokees were competent. This thing's a misshapen turd with the bodylines of a balloon animal and a headlight treatment borrowed from the Nissan puke. It's something only Walter White would drove - with his affinity for Azteks. The Cherokee died a noble death back in 01. This turd's pissing on its grave. They should name it the 'Bastardo Bambino' instead.

  • Without knowing anything else about this vehicle I already have 3 questions. Who authorized that front end design, who thought that it would be alright to call that a Cherokee, and why are they still offering automatic transmissions with only 4 speeds? Because they were wrong on all 3 counts.

  • bankerdanny bankerdanny Posts:

    Were the Italians at Chrysler too busy overhauling the sedan lineup that they had to poach some French designers from Citroen? Ye gods that's ugly. Apparently there isn't anybody left at the Jeep division that actually remembers what made the Cherokee a hugely successful and long lasting vehicle.

  • wizard8873 wizard8873 Posts:

    I just cannot get the Isuzu Vehicross out of my mind when I look at that car. Props for drastically changing the design language but it may be overboard

  • greenpony greenpony Posts:

    Geez, why the bias against vehicles that are named after Native American tribes/kingdoms? You don't like the Aztec (Aztek, I guess), and now you don't like the Cherokee. Pontiac itself is defunct. What's next, Winnebago?

  • urbanxj urbanxj Posts:

    @Greenpony. You're missing the point. The original -compact- Cherokee lasted from 1984-2001, it started the suv segment. It was lightweight, comfortable on-road, and competent offroad. It packed a bulletproof 4.0L engine, and it was easy to maintain. It w

  • wackford wackford Posts:

    Horrible looking vehicle. Will have to wait and see what mechanicals, etc. it has behind the hideous face, before final judgement is past. But, at the moment - yeuch!

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