2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited: Nice, Clear Gauges
October 10, 2014
One of the biggest drawbacks to having a new car with tons of technology is the desire to show it off. Not by the owner, but by the manufacturer. They often try to cram everything possible into the instrument panel so the owner is reminded how much new stuff they have at their disposal.
Thankfully, our Jeep Cherokee doesn't have this problem.
As you can see, the instrument cluster uses classic analog gauges separated by a digital screen for all the new stuff. You get the basics at a glance with the option of adding whatever information you want to the center screen. Or you can have nothing at all like a classic Jeep.
It's the best way I've seen of bridging the gap between displaying basic info and more complex information like adaptive cruise control settings and auxiliary engine info.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor