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2014 Jeep Cherokee: This is it

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We've seen development mules of the next small Jeep crossover/SUV parading around for months. In our minds it was the 2014 Liberty, just wearing an Alfa Romeo Giulietta body but was also a good bit taller. Through these exclusive photos we've learned two things. First, it won't look anything like an Alfa. Second, it won't be a Liberty. This is the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. That's right, the Cherokee is back.

First things first, those headlights. It looks a lot like Jeep is taking a page from the Nissan Juke handbook here. The narrow lights on top are combined with some larger bulbs next to the grille. I don't hate the Juke, so I don't really hate this either. Some may see it as a Jeep that's sucking lemons, but there's nothing wrong with a little boldness. In fact, Car and Driver had already predicted a fairly insane design like this in an earlier rendering. They were super close.


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This is just sad. Sergio, what are you doing?!

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Oh...No...... what a piece of ****! that is horrible... Why??????

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Re: 2014 Jeep Cherokee: This is it

that thing is just Horrible
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it looks like a Nissan Juke, and the juke is horrible too
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Anyone know any jeep forums?
I'd love to see their reaction to this.
If I were them, I'd petition to have it renamed.

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Wow, and not in a good way!!!
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Re: 2014 Jeep Cherokee: This is it

I *LIKE* the grille & HL graphics ... kinda fits in with many of my Mercury imaginings ... tho doesn't really say "JEEP"
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I don't see any resemblance to the Juke

(or Isuzu VehiCross as posted elsewhere)

my problem is the sheetmetal, THAT does look generic-Asian imho;
all needs to be more rectilinear


don't like the messy way they did the lower cladding either
in fact,
having more of the VehiCross's "spacepod+macho" exterior (wubbed & still wub) would be a big improvement imho
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Doesn't scream jeep to me
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 07:48 PM
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Re: 2014 Jeep Cherokee: This is it

There's a brief article on autoblog with better photos:

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/22/2...al-in-a-hurry/

Photo gallery:

http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2014-jeep-cherokee/med/#photo-5660552/

IMO, it looks better in the autoblog photos although, this may be one of those vehicles I have to see in person before I make a final decision. The interior could make a difference as well.
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