2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited: Good Use of Old and New Technology
February 6, 2015
Our 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited is a great example of how to blend old and new technology in a way that's easy to use. It not only has one of the better user interface setups for its touchscreen, it also has a handful of physical knobs and buttons for the stuff you use most often.
The volume and tuning knobs for the radio are big and easy to find without looking at them which is always a big plus. Same goes for the fan knob in the middle. Finding the temperature buttons take a little getting used to but eventually you can find them without glancing down too. For more advanced features you can go to the touchscreen menu.
Most of this seems like pretty basic stuff but sometimes designers and engineers get too cute with the details. The result is either an overly complicated way to do simple things, or a maze of buttons that are simple to use but hard to find. This setup has neither issue which makes this Jeep a pleasant daily driver.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 10,561 miles