2014 Jeep Cherokee debuts with controversial design, automatic parking
Better looking, but still ugly
Sure, it's better looking than I thought it would be, and it wears its proportions well, but I still think that the 2014 Jeep Cherokee is pretty ugly. With no fewer than six distinct forward lighting elements and a vertical-bar grill that wraps over the SUV's nose, the front end is just too cluttered for my taste.
The automaker tells us that the new Cherokee is more aerodynamic than previous Cherokee and Liberty models.
ParkSense Park Assist System
Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
Rear axle disconnect
Active Drive I and II
Active Drive Lock
Select Terrain settings
Nine-speed automatic transmission
2.4-liter Multiair four-cylinder
LCD instrument cluster
The 8.4-inch UConnect system's touch screen is the hub for the Jeep's infotainment. Here (and via voice command) users will be able to interact with navigation, local audio sources, Bluetooth hands-free calling, and streaming audio sources such as Pandora and Slacker. Outputting all of this audio is an available premium sound system with nine speakers and a subwoofer.
Smartphones and digital audio sources can connect via either Bluetooth or USB, and wireless, inductive charging is available for devices that support the technology.