2014 Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Cherokee Interior
Reviewers agree that the 2014 Jeep Cherokee has an attractive cabin with premium materials and handsome styling. They say that both the standard cloth and optional leather seat trims are attractive and that the Cherokee's seats are supportive and remain comfortable all day. Automotive journalists like the Cherokee's available gauge cluster screen, which they say displays useful vehicle information. Though reviewers find few faults with the Cherokee's interior, they note that it has less cargo space than many rivals.
- "Leave it to the Italians to infuse a rough-and-tumble Jeep with some style. The Cherokee's cabin is a montage of attractive shapes and materials." -- Car and Driver
- "Qualifications aren't needed when it comes to the Cherokee's interior. In ten hours of driving we neither found nor stumbled upon a single item that made us think, 'Oh. This is cheap.'" -- Autoblog
- "Both Jeep heritage (the trapezoidal ‘center stack’) and Americana (an instrument panel layout that mimics the spread wings of an eagle) are represented in the 2014 Cherokee's attractive, upscale interior." -- Kelley Blue Book
The Cherokee seats five and comes with cloth upholstery. Nappa leather upholstery is available, as well as a power-adjustable driver seat and heated and ventilated front seats. Reviewers are thrilled with the cloth and leather upholstery, noting that both materials are attractive. Test drivers also agree that the Jeep Cherokee's seats are comfortable and supportive. The Cherokee's rear seats can slide fore and aft to increase passenger space or cargo capacity, and reviewers say it provides ample room for adults.
- "The seats are supportive and comfortable." -- Car and Driver
- "Cloth seating is usually an area where the best you can say is, ‘Hey, they did their best - it's cloth, after all.’ Not so in the Cherokee. The type of fabric used was inspired by the thick outer coverings worn by Scandinavians. The Icelandic-themed material in our Latitude was laid over firm foam, the intermingled black and light gray panels set off by silver cross-stitching atop the buck of a sport seat. They were comfortable all day." -- Autoblog
- "The rear seats offer a slide function so there's plenty of room for adults when you need it-and room for lots of gear when you don't." -- Popular Mechanics
- "The ergonomically designed seats offer good support and are trimmed with attractive cloth or Nappa leather." -- Kelley Blue Book
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee comes with a six-speaker stereo, a 5-inch touch-screen display, a USB port, an auxiliary input, an SD card reader and Bluetooth. The Cherokee can be equipped with a plethora of optional features, including an 8.4-inch touch-screen display, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, a wireless charging pad for your smartphone, navigation, lane departure warning, a backup camera, adaptive cruise control, forward collision alert, a park assist system and blind spot monitoring.
Reviewers like the Cherokee's available displays. One says that the optional 7-inch instrument cluster display operates similarly to a smartphone, and another notes that the gauge cluster screen is well-designed and displays information like fuel economy and driving modes.
- "Among the coolest features are an available wireless-device charging pad and a glovebox so large ‘you could put a turkey in it,’ joked the Cherokee's lead interior designer, Winnie Chung. We also liked the optional 7-inch full-color configurable instrument cluster that functions like a smartphone." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Even if you don't opt for the big screen, there's a tastefully designed LCD screen between the gauges that displays information including fuel economy, off-road modes, and even adaptive cruise control if so equipped." -- Popular Mechanics
Depending on where the sliding second-row seats are positioned, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee has between 24.6 and 29.1 cubic feet of cargo space. Folding the 60/40-split rear seat expands the Cherokee’s cargo capacity to 54.9 cubic feet, which is a bit small for the class. Reviewers say that while the Cherokee has less space than some competitors, it offers plenty of small-storage spaces and pockets.
- "Moving aft, the Cherokee is a bit smallish in the cargo area, shy 13 to 18 cubic feet from the space offered by the RAV4, CR-V, or Escape." -- Car and Driver
- "One of the design goals Jeep adhered to with the interior was maximizing storage, and it seems there's a pocket carved into every space not being used for something else." -- Autoblog
- "The center console area showcases smart packaging, including a specific cradle for your phone." -- Popular Mechanics