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Chrysler reveals redesigned 2014 Jeep Cherokee

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Chrysler Group revealed photographs and the name of its replacement for the Jeep Liberty on Friday after photographs of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee showed up on auto enthusiast websites earlier in the day.

The automaker had hoped to keep the mid-size SUV -- and its name -- secret until a planned reveal at the New York auto show in late March. However, photos of several 2014 Cherokees taken during pre-production at Chrysler's Toledo North Assembly plant were unveiled Friday morning on the site Jalopnik.com.

The automaker released few details Friday in revealing the name, but included four official photos of the new vehicle and said it will begin arriving in dealerships in the third quarter.

Automotive News has previously reported that the Cherokee would be powered by a 3.2-liter V6 en


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remay
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 6:27:21 AM

Hope it is more reliable than previous ones
Vette1967
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:35:11 AM

It's different alright. Not sure if I like the grill.
davisadm
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:34:40 AM

Looks like a fluffed up car, not Jeep like at all. And does this thing have a rear end? Similar pics of the front only shown. If they put this ugly front end on a true Jeep, it is the end of Jeep.
crreed1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:34:05 AM

ok
ricebike
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:33:21 AM

good for people who have a steady job

wshokie12
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:28:58 AM

Okay.
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:28:49 AM

2013 just starts and we are already talking about the 2014 models. Do they get better MPG or are they flex fuel?
GAS1251
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:28:41 AM

We know what the front looks like anyway.
unicornpmb
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:28:08 AM

Back to the drawing board.
10k
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:27:51 AM

9 speed ??..great for mountain climbing, but for flat land ??..
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:27:25 AM

Lets hope they do not price the suv out of the market.
SilliesRock
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:26:58 AM

I thought it was cool when the Cherokee was available with the Hemi V-8 so people could tow boats, trailers, etc. America is about PERSONAL CHOICE...or it used to be.
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:26:27 AM

Jeep is Looking Good.
mcbrownie220
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:25:36 AM

ok
SilliesRock
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:24:49 AM

I would HOPE it would still look like a Jeep!
Godozo
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:22:32 AM

You know, there's only so far that one can go in De-SUVing an SUV before you make it into something you can't recognize....

I understand that Ford and Chrysler has felt the need to make their former SUVs look more carlike in order to keep marketing them (very much unlike the early 2000s, when GM felt the need to make their minivans look more SUV-like to sell them), but this is taking it a bit too far. Especially for the Cherokee nameplate – a classic nameplate that can be said to have STARTED the SUV era in the first place.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:22:22 AM

Too expensive.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:22:18 AM

There will not be a Chrysler product in my garage.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:21:37 AM

MPG's?
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:20:21 AM

That's cool.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:19:42 AM

Automotive News has previously reported that the Cherokee would be powered by a 3.2-liter V6 engine based on Chrysler's 3.6-liter Pentastar engine, as well as an all-new nine-speed front-wheel-drive automatic transmission designed by ZF Friedrichshafen.

9 Speed transmission. This should be something to see. I wonder how long you have to drive and at what speed you find high gear. Put three more in it and call it a Mack.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:18:35 AM

Crap!
pokey2002
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:18:01 AM

still a piece of s#$%!!!!
afghaned
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:17:52 AM

They can't tow/haul to meet my requirements.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:15:21 AM

Nice car, but now how much will it cost?
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:14:45 AM

Change is good, but that headlight is........ Different.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:13:40 AM

still too big
Fox4834
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:12:55 AM

As long as it gets better gas mileage I guess.
E350
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:11:05 AM

meh
TheeRedRam
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:09:04 AM

Mixed on this one.
mlmeng
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:07:25 AM

snappytom2 wrote "Chrysler would do well to hire some engineers instead of more marketing people. Harvard MBA's don't know how to spell engineering. "

I agree, the first Chrysler we had is the last Chrysler we will have.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:05:17 AM

I love my T&C!
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:02:19 AM

sinkhole! classic
snappytom2
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 2:48:24 PM

Perhaps they should call their new jeep , "The Sinkhole". in keeping of the money that you have to pour down it to keep it running. Chrysler would do well to hire some engineers instead of more marketing people. Harvard MBA's don't know how to spell engineering.
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 2:27:51 PM

Not for me
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 1:57:18 PM

Chrysler makes me nervous.
jeffbone
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 1:56:30 PM

Good grief is that hideous...gonna hang onto my XJs for a little longer...
highdesertman
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 1:51:52 PM

I had three of the old original Cherokees between 1984 and 1998 and one Liberty purchased in 2003. They were decent vehicles for their time, rugged and fun to drive on and off road, but the gas mileage sucked and it became difficult to justify having one as a primary car. The new one looks good and if Jeep has been able to replicate the traditional toughness and performance of the older models and also achieve mileage ratings that are competitive for the mid-size SUV class, they should have a winner here.
gumbyrex
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 1:09:15 PM

The Jeep Cherokee doesn't need a lot of changes. It's similar to the VW bug which has been the same for ages. A Bug is a Bug and a Jeep is a Jeep.
leraar2
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:42:38 PM

hate FRONT WHEEL drive.

should tell you something that most RACE cars are REAR WHEEL drive.
DeeLA
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:42:12 PM

I've got to agree with all the others here who think it is ugly.
mikesr100
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:36:39 PM

That will Piss the Indians off!
weenerdog
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:36:35 PM

it doesn't look like a jeep, i guess a jeep will always be a wrangler.
briinnc
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:32:16 PM

Must be crazy to buy a Chokeree.
STEVOAB
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:32:16 PM

has a euro look. 9 speed tranny!
DYSKYPILOT
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:30:58 PM

Not a fiat fan.
mindrisa
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:29:02 PM

ok
Holly123
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:28:45 PM

It's about time!
heysailor
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:26:27 PM

Redesign it without a V-8; use a fuel cell
BAJALRRP
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:25:33 PM

Looks like a Fiat!
3mta3
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:24:14 PM

Not so sure I like the headlights. The front-end is a little too modern for my taste.
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