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Feast your Eyes on 65 Photos of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee [Updated Gallery]

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We might not have a lot of official information on the brand-new, and heavily panned by many readers for its odd-looks, 2014 Jeep Cherokee, but we can now further enlighten you on its exterior styling thanks to a raft of pictures that were released online today, and which you can check out, and, of course, comment on, right after the break.

We've yet to hear this from Chrysler Group officials, but a recent report from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) stated that Jeep based the new Cherokee on a design borrowed from parent company Fiat's Alfa Romeo brand:

"The 2014 Jeep Cherokee, which makes its debut Wednesday at the New York Auto Show, is based on a design first developed for Fiat’s Alfa Romeo—a sharing intended to spare Chrysler hundreds of millions of dollars in engineering costs and shorten the time it takes to get new vehicles to market," said the report from WSJ.

However, the article doesn't elaborate on whether it means the actual design of the SUV (as in styling of the body etc.), or if it refers to the underpinnings of the new Cherokee, which is believed to be based on a modified version of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta-sourced chassis of the Dodge Dart.

We'll have full details on the 2014 Cherokee tomorrow from its New York Auto Show world premiere.

Update I: We've added new photos to the gallery, including official shots of the 2014 Cherokee's interior that is seen here for the first time.

Update II: The Chrysler Group issued a press release in which it confirms that the new Cherokee is indeed based on the Alfa Romeo-sourced Compact U.S. Wide (CUS-wide) platform that's also used on the Dodge Dart sedan.

Engine choices at launch will include a 2.4-liter four-cylinder Tigershark unit with 184 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque that returns up to an estimated 31 mpg highway fuel economy rating, and a 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with 271 horsepower and 239 lb.-ft. of peak torque, with a towing capability of 4,500 pounds. Both powerplants are linked to a segment-first, nine-speed automatic transmission.

We're also told that the new Cherokee will be available in four different flavors named, Sport, Latitude, Limited and the Trailhawk (pictured above), which is the most capable of the bunch.


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60 Comments:

R1S0 said... »March 26, 2013

totally disgusting...

nonce said... »March 26, 2013

Whilst it's not conventional, i think the overall design looks good. I approve this new Cherokee.

lucas said... »March 26, 2013

the first jeep i hate :(

Nathgizz said... »March 26, 2013

I like it. Hope it come with the V6 Turbo Diesel.

auto said... »March 26, 2013

looks good on the outside

Anonymous said... »March 26, 2013

I like it. I've been waiting for more information on it

Theophilus Chin said... »March 26, 2013

Jeep, or GM photoshopped the "Cherokee" badges on most of the images (front doors), but missed a few. LOL

AstonMartin said... »March 26, 2013

Disastrous - WTF! See this is the result of too many yes people in one room. Someone should have stopped this runaway train of a design before it left the CAD monitor. Jeep may have saved millions using an Alfa design however they will lose tens of millions by proceeding with trying to sell this to the public. I am pro USA vehicles but please don't knowingly put the return of the Aztek that swallowed an MDX on the market. My eyes hurt looking at just a few of those pics.

Cousin Itt of the Jeep Family said... »March 26, 2013

An abortion it there ever was one...utterly horrid!

AM said... »March 26, 2013

they should have called it lol.

mccarluvr123 said... »March 26, 2013

I think it looks decent now, but I'm just not sure how it will look in 5-10 years. It seems like automakers all of a sudden think that it's "cool" to have 3 sets of lights up front instead of just 1 or 2. Even if they are a bit weird I don't mind them and the rest of the vehicle looks pretty nice. I think everyone should save their judgement until they see it in person. Believe me, that can make a world of difference!

mccarluvr123 said... »March 26, 2013

I like it too. Jeep tried something different and overall it doesn't look half bad. Also, from what I've seen in spy shots, the inside will be nice too.

;) said... »March 26, 2013

i would like it if it wasn't a jeep... it's like a korean suv but rivals are much better

Drew said... »March 26, 2013

Anyone else think it looks like a Kia Sportage from the back?

Dan Paredes said... »March 26, 2013

I'll hold up my judgement until I see it in person. It is hard to digest.

Santiago Fern├índez said... »March 26, 2013

Oh God.

quentiny said... »March 26, 2013

Ugly or not, this car has character!

Car_Guy1 said... »March 26, 2013

I like it! I'd order one now if I could

Jason Antuan Alexander said... »March 26, 2013

I see, Porsche Cayenne Lines. It looks good, shutup people.

Car_Guy1 said... »March 26, 2013

Lol, I see that

Garrett Spicer said... »March 26, 2013

I heard they were trying to create more equality in the work place at Chrysler when Fiat took over but making the lead designer blind, in retrospect probably wasn't a good idea.

Jarecki said... »March 26, 2013

Paranoia!!!!!!!!!!!

Max said... »March 26, 2013

I love it, kind of a cross between a Porsche SUV and the Grand Cherokee. I want one, a sinister looking black one.

500normal said... »March 26, 2013

i love the architecture of that house, --- oh ait, this was about the JEEP wasnt it??? .. PS The jeep is too clean to be a JEEP

pcurve said... »March 26, 2013

This would be find for a Jeep Compass, but it dirties the Cherokee name...

max said... »March 26, 2013

Which rivals? Which ones have off road capabilities, a world class V6 and a 9 speed automatic? Range Rovers and Porsches?

Anita said... »March 26, 2013

Guess I'll just keep hanging on to my 2000 Cherokee.

R Baker said... »March 26, 2013

My parents are older and I have been looking for a CUV for them. This one just got removed from the shopping list. The back is not so bad, just boring. The front is just awful.

Braddo said... »March 27, 2013

i think its refreshing some companies are 'breaking the mould' especially in this segment where all these bloody 4WD's look the same. Good on you Jeep.

donald seymour said... »March 27, 2013

Okay, I will be the 5th one to admit this. I love the utilitarianism style Jeep. This thing look like it would try to rape any wanna-be off road vehicle.

Robert said... »March 27, 2013

Ladies & gentleman, the new Jeep Aztek!..

Anonymous said... »March 27, 2013

its realy bad&ugly,i am sad

emjayay said... »March 27, 2013

The real question is what does this compete with in price and size? Looks to me it might just be in the RAV4 and Honda CRV market. If so, Chrysler might just have a competitor, although the face sort of scrambles the associations we all have of a car front end being associated with a human face. If it weren't for cars having headlights and a radiator the whole thing would have never happened.

seriously said... »March 27, 2013

everything except the front end and interior look good which a huge disaster to be honest. If they were going to make it that polarizing and un jeep like in the front end they could have at least given it a decent looking interior or one that was more adventurous than what looks like a sea of cheap black plastics, low quality leather, a total lack of details, and a cheap ugly ring of silver paint..when will they learn

Cayco said... »March 27, 2013

I can tell you, this is the UGLIEST CAR OF 2013/14

German said... »March 27, 2013

Did they hijack the KIA designer? Awfull.

Jaco Hattingh said... »March 27, 2013

Sooo... where's the Jeep?

Grabarz said... »March 27, 2013

Looks like a Kia Sportage from behind, but otherwise it's acceptable. A true revolution after the bland Liberty.

GermanSoil said... »March 27, 2013

This is the one car I spent a lot of time looking at, I just wanted to like it, I just wanted to say that it looks ok, but no, no, it's not, it's just not good looking from any angle, not good looking with one of my eyes closes, not good looking when I recall the image in my dream. If I was to do justice to this SUV, I would burn every single one before it can be delivered to the dealer.

Ugly said... »March 27, 2013

I prefer the "redneck" version with the black hood, and minus that chromed lower grill that looks like a "clown's mouth"

SverreSornes said... »March 27, 2013

Should do well in the Asian markets...

Jeff D said... »March 27, 2013

You didn't hate the Compass?

Clay said... »March 27, 2013

Ok so now that I see more of the car it is not that bad. From the back its like a ford. From the side it looks like a Subaru Tribeca. But from the front... JUST UGH. But I am curious to see one in person

French guy said... »March 27, 2013

Very nice

pclarkkent said... »March 27, 2013

i like the trailhawk version.
yes the overall design, especially the front looks strange at the first inpact, but i really think in person it could be a looker(depends on the colour and version) and could be a success.
i like the brand and so i trust them to have build an overall really good package.

Younsi said... »March 27, 2013

MY EYES ARE BURNING

pcatalina said... »March 27, 2013

Agree: Trailhawk front treatment orders the disparate, confused and competing front end elements of plain Jane version. Rear styling is a plus. Good for attention-getting debut and should sell well. Trailhawk-- like the name.

Coll Raceovski said... »March 27, 2013

No I understand why there were pictures from the front end only :))))

Anonymous said... »March 27, 2013

I like it. Kudos to Chrysler/Fiat for thinking out of the box. It is much better executed than the Juke and looks nothing like the Aztec overall. I prefer the red version pictured here because it is a bit more muted and doesn't look as "bling" as the blue one. It is much better looking than some of the monstrosities produced by Infinity, Acura, etc.

Eric M said... »March 27, 2013

Like almost every one, i really didn't like the design, but for no known reason, I'm starting to appreciate it ! Please M i sick

klowik said... »March 27, 2013

This Front grille just ruins the whole car.!! Ugly as hell!!

TransAm said... »March 27, 2013

Piece of good US design, compliments! ahahhaha

CFK said... »March 27, 2013

Stop the world, I want to get off.

Jason said... »March 27, 2013

Kind of Vehi-Cross like....Some of the offroad photos make the Cherokee look kind of cool, think the paint scheme and offroad tires/wheels help.

Jim Wile said... »March 27, 2013

This one wins the BEM award for automotive design. Godawful ugly!

flyfish said... »March 27, 2013

It's not ugly, it's not attractive, it's blah. Jeep really is in a pickle, they need to come up with a way to sell more vehicles. You can only sell so many Wranglers and Grand Cherokees.

There is a substantial non-offroading AWD market the Jeep does not have
the product to address (yes I am aware of the Patriot and Compass, drive one, they are both POS...). Think Porsche Cayenne/Macan. The Cayenne
accounts for over 50% of Porsche sales. I bet Jeep would love to have a
similar problem. Does this fact make the 911 or Cayman any less Porsche?

The first gen of the Liberty, sales took off, they got criticize because it was not Jeep enough. The second generation of the Liberty was butched-up and was a complete failure. I was looking to replace my Wife's first gen with a the second gen. We have a Ford Escape now.

Maybe this thing looks good in person, because these photos are not doing it any justice.

Anonymous said... »March 27, 2013

My eyes! Damn this thing is both ugly and ghoulish it lools like it will literally eat all other automobiles on the road for lunch! Jeep cherokee the official truck for the remake of the movie Jeepers Creepers no mods neccessary

No one said... »March 28, 2013

and 2015/2016...
what drugs where they on ..coz I wont some

easydoesittakeiteasy said... »March 29, 2013

barf!!!

Santiago Zuniga said... »March 30, 2013

LOL true true!!

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