2014 Jeep Cherokee Videos
Our 2014 Jeep Cherokee video reviews give you a quick snapshot of what's new, a summary of basic specs and a high level view of what professional car reviewers think.
2014 Jeep Cherokee Video Transcript
Auto critics say that the 2014 Jeep Cherokee offers a powerful optional V6 engine, an upscale interior and commendable off-road capability. Hi! I am Jim Sharifi, Senior Editor with U.S. News Best Cars. Let's take a closer look at the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee.
The Jeep Cherokee is reintroduced as an all-new model for 2014. A 4-cylinder engine, 9-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive are standard. A V6 is available and the Cherokee offers a choice of three different four-wheel drive systems. The base Cherokee earns EPA fuel economy estimates of 22 miles per gallon in the city and 31 on the highway. That's respectable for the class, but isn't among the top estimates for a compact SUV.
The Cherokee is available in four trims and starts at about $23,000. Test drivers say the standard 4-cylinder engine provides adequate acceleration, but they prefer the optional V6 for its lively power and performance. Reviewers also comment that the 9-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly and responds quickly in most driving situations.
They agree that the Cherokee handles well in most conditions, with solid performance for daily driving and impressive off-road capability. They are divided on the Cherokee's handling around corners though. Some say it's poised, while others wish it were more composed through turns. Automotive journalists are pleased with the Cherokee's interior and say the cabin is attractive and outfitted with premium materials. The Cherokee also earns praise for its comfortable supportive seats, which are available trimmed in high-quality cloth or optional leather.
Reviewers also like the spacious backseat, which they say offers plenty of legroom. Standard equipment includes a 6-speaker stereo with an auxiliary input, a 5-inch touch screen display, a USB port, an SD card reader, and Bluetooth.
To learn more about the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, check out our videos on its interior features and performance, and consider competing vehicles like the Chevrolet Equinox and the Subaru XV Crosstrek.Read more