Critics Pleased With New Jeep Cherokee Look

2014 Jeep CherokeeIt’s time for the critics to start weighing in on the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Last week, we unveiled the pricing and now it’s time to check in and see what the early thoughts are towards this interesting new Jeep with a whole new look.

Auto123.com posted up a very positive look at the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. They were very impressed by the increase in fuel economy improvements, the inclusion of new state-of-the-art technologies, and were fans of the new design.

The improved fuel economy comes courtesy of the 4-cylinder engine capable of 184 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a new 3.2-litre V6 that comes with the new 9-speed automatic transmission.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee will come with three four-wheel-drive systems. Jeep Active Drive I, II, and Drive Lock. Drive 1 is fully automatic one-speed PTU (power transfer unit. Drive II has two-speed PTU and low range. Active Drive Lock has two-speed PTU, low range, and locking rear differential.

The exterior has been the talk of the 2014 Cherokee since it’s first look. Jeep knew they were taking a chance with innovation when they gave the first glimpse and I think it was a wise decision. Let the hardest sell get out of the way so people can understand the bold new approach that Jeep is taking. So far, while fans have still been divided, it’s looking like critics are warming up. It’s sleek, it’s new, and it’s impressive.

Read more in their preview of the Jeep Cherokee here to see their full thoughts.

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Details and Pricing Released for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee

2014-Jeep-Cherokee-Trailhawk-off-roadJeep has finally announced the pricing for the upcoming and all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee.  Along with that pricing range comes with it the three different variants of the Cherokee that will be out this year.

The first up is the base model, the Cherokee Sport.  The rundown of its features are that it will be equipped with a Fiat-sourced 2.4L Tigershark engine and 17-inch steel wheels.  As is the case with most Chrysler products, the Cherokee will have the Uconnect system.

The next step up is the Cherokee Latitude.  On the outside, it shares many similarities with the Sport.  The biggest perk of going up a tier, however, is the luxurious interior.  Leather-bound steering wheel, ambient interior lighting, and inseat storage in the front passenger seat; these are just a few of the interior features to make the Latitude such a premium purchase.  The engine is a 3.2L Pentastar V6.  Pricing for the Latitude starts at $24,495.

Next in line is the Cherokee Limited.  It comes with automatic headlights and 18-inch polished aluminum wheels on the outside.  On the inside, it cranks up the luxury.  That means heated leather seats and steering wheel, digital instrument cluster, and the Uconnect system with an 8.4 inch touchscreen.  All this comes priced starting at $27,995.

The last, and most incredible value, is for the Cherokee Trailhawk.  This is the one being aimed right at the drivers looking to find their fun on the road less traveled.  That’s why it comes with such features like a red tow hook and a underbody skid plate.  The ride height has been increased as well as the off-road suspension.  The engine has the Jeep patented Selec-Terrain as well as Active Drive 4×4 drivetrain.  The Trailhawk has some extra visual flair to the already bold new look of the new Jeep.  The top of the pack will run about $29,495.

So there’s the a brief look at the upcoming Jeep Cherokee.  For additional details, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  We stock in all Jeep makes and models.  You can view our new and pre-owned inventory online.  If you need any work done on your current vehicle, you can also schedule a time to come into our service department.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more auto news and monthly specials.

70 Year Old Jeep Makes Journey Back Home

willys-jeepHere’s an incredible story about legacy and military service:

The Jeep is coming back to the States today.  Not just any mere Jeep, but a military WW2 Willy, the precursor of the Jeep.  And this one has been in service for 70 years.

This specific Jeep began its life on June 3rd, 1943 where it was deployed to Sicily to help with the war efforts shortly after coming out of the factory.  When the war ended, the Jeep stayed overseas and was moved around various Italian military members.

It left active-duty at some point and became privately owned.  The current owner, an Italian journalist Vittorio Argento, purchased it in 1984.  Now, he’s returning it to its birthplace in Toledo, Ohio, the very factory where it was first made.

It’s a remarkable story to see.  I can’t even imagine the stories this little beast of burden could tell if it could talk.  Even more impressive seeing how well it’s held up over the decades.  That’s a real testament to the quality of manufacturing that went, and still goes into, producing the Jeep.

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Source: NY Daily News