2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited: Can't Get Past The Schnoz
March 23, 2015
With some cars the styling grows on you over time, with others it does not. I remember the first time I saw a BMW Z3 M Coupe. I was on vacation in Cape Cod, and there was one parked on the route of my daily run. I thought it was, well, kinda weird looking. After a week of running past that thing every morning, my feelings had completely changed and I wanted one. Even now, all these years later, it remains on the list of "Cars Mikey Must Have."
But in the case of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4, it's not growing on me. I just can't get beyond that schnoz.
Look, I'm certainly not one to be throwing stones about this. If you've ever glanced at a photo of me, or worse, seen me in person...my honker ain't exactly the most gorgeous thing ever created. But the Cherokee's nose leaves me a little mystified every time I see it, like "how'd that get past the focus groups?"
There's just too much hanging off the front, and too much going on with the front-end styling in general. I have no problems with the rest of the Cherokee's metal, it's just the front end that gets me.
Mike Monticello, Senior Road Test Editor @ 14,228 miles