2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited: Backing Up Made Easy
September 2, 2014
Rearview cameras are getting pretty commonplace these days and will in fact be required by law in a few years. Yet I'm still surprised by how nicely the rearview camera works in our 2014 Jeep Cherokee thanks to the large 8.4-inch display screen.
Some cars have small display screens that make it hard to make out what you're seeing. Others cover up good chunks of the view with otherwise incredibly obvious safety-related text ("Please check your surroundings"). Jeep shows how it can be done instead. The big screen gives you a nice up-close view of what's behind you and there's not a bit of lawyer-influenced text anywhere while the camera is on.
But wait, there's more! Our Cherokee also has the optional rear cross-traffic alert system (part of the Technology package). This feature warns you of vehicles approaching your intended path while you're backing up. It really comes in handy for parking lots.
Basically, you're going to have little reason to mistakenly back into anything in a 2014 Jeep Cherokee.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 2,982 miles