Take a look at various models of the Cherokee to see how the design has changed since its introduction in 1974.
If people thought the Cherokee was a different track for the Jeep line, take a look at the newly announced Renegade, an inexpensive and fun off road vehicle.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration completed their safety evaluation of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee.
- In front impact it received 4 out of 5 stars
- In a side impact it received 5 starts
- For risk of rollover it received 4 out of 5 stars
The NHTSA has not given the reason for the 4-star reviews for front impact and rollover. From review of the video it is our assumption that the windshield cracked when the airbags deployed and perhaps some impact of the passenger’s hand with the dashboard. For rollover, any taller vehicle will have greater ability to rollover than a car. The risk of rollover in a crash according to the NHTSA is 16.9%.
Front crash video
You have to give it to Canadians, they have good taste! The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada have just bestowed the Jeep Cherokee wight the title of 2014 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year, beating out all other SUVs. Not only that, but it also received the award for Best New SUV/CUV under $35,000.
Get the full scoop at AutoFile.ca.
Consumer Reports, reviewers of everything from blenders to back massagers, has again said that a Jeep is not what they expect in a commuter car such as a Civic or Corolla. They also draw conclusions that are incongruous with many other reviews.
We won’t link to their article because Consumer Reports tends to write provocative reviews in order to get traffic to their website. Suffice to say the reviews from Consumer Reports are not at all aligned with reviews from real automotive gurus, of which some are available on this site. As a matter of fact, a quick perusal of Consumer Reports reviews of other Jeep models shows they dislike the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, and Liberty. Suffice to say we don’t recommend their review methodology.
Allpar has a interesting opinion piece on Consume Reports you may want to read.
UPDATE: Automotive News has a nice write-up about this as well.
Word is out that Jeep will now offer two diesel versions of the Cherokee in Europe, a 170hp version with our beloved 9 speed transmission and a 140 hp version with a 6 speed manual. No word about these models being released in the US or Canada.
Get the scoop at TFLCar
Update: See the unveil at AutoEvolution
Jeep has added the Cherokee to the models that are available in the limited edition Altitude trim level. At a starting price of $24,995 and as a limited edition, you should start trying to book one early if you want it.
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The folks at Cars.com just completed a test of how well the new Cherokee handles child safety seats. If you have a little-one and are considering a Cherokee, this is a must read.
- Many latch anchors that are easy to access
- Rear facing seats are very snug
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