Wednesday, September 25, 2013

2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Review

2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Review - Video

Sep. 18, 2013By Josh Burns, Photos by Josh Burns and Courtesy Jeep, Video by Sean Matic

With one foot in the past and an eye toward the future, Jeep will enter 2014 with an all-new mid-size SUV using the legendary Cherokee name. After a year absence in the segment, the Cherokee replaces the discontinued Liberty with a vehicle that Jeep says improves fuel economy by 45 percent, provides best in-class capability in off-road performance and towing, and features “superior” on-road ride and handling.
But is the new Cherokee truly a “Jeep”?
Our answer might sound like a copout, but here it is: The Cherokee is and isn’t truly a Jeep, all at the same time. It’s true that the Cherokee clearly represents a step toward the future for the Jeep brand and also returns it to a large market sector, but that sector is not necessarily known for attracting the hard-core off-road enthusiasts that effectively built the brand.