The 2014 Jeep Cherokee
build-your-own configurator with pricing has gone live, giving Jeep enthusiasts everywhere a way to waste five minutes this Friday. From the $23,990 2014 Cherokee Sport base model to a loaded Cherokee Trailhawk that nearly touches $40,000, the configurator has pictures of every variant.
While the 2014 Jeep Cherokee is scheduled to arrive in dealerships this fall, the crossover is currently undergoing tweaks to perfect its powertrain. The $23,990 front-drive Cherokee Sport has a 184-hp 2.4-liter I-4 and a nine-speed automatic, plus 17-inch steel wheels, LED taillights, a five-inch touch screen on the center stack, and Bluetooth streaming audio. Four-wheel drive is a $2000 option on the Sport, Latitude, and Limited trims, and it's standard on the top-end Trailhawk. Options on the Sport include a $345 rearview camera, $195 for satellite radio and a one-year subscription, and $995 for 17-inch alloy wheels.
If you want body-colored side mirrors and door handles, try the $25,490 Cherokee Latitude model, which also adds 17-inch alloys, silver roof rails, fog lights, leather-wrapped steering wheel, ambient LED lighting, a front passenger seat that folds flat and has a storage compartment, and one-touch auto up/down driver and front passenger windows. The 271-hp 3.2-liter V-6 (also with the nine-speed automatic) becomes available on the Latitude, and costs $1495. The 8.4-inch touch screen we've seen in everything from a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee to the 2013 Dodge Dart is available on the Cherokee Latitude for $695.
Chrysler's seven-inch digital instrument cluster is standard on the $28,990 Cherokee Limited, which also throws in the 8.4-inch touch screen, rearview camera, hands-free keyless entry, heated leather front seats, and 18-inch wheels. The 3.2-liter V-6 remains a $1495 option, and the Limited also offers HID headlights, a power liftgate, and "premium" leather bucket seats (ventilated in the front) as part of a $1595 package. For $2155, you can add a package that includes a number of safety systems including adaptive cruise control, parallel and perpendicular parking assist, rain-sensitive windshield wipers, automatic high beams, as well as blind spot, cross path detection, and forward collision warning systems.
Those who want to maximize the Jeep Cherokee's off-roading appeal should head to the Trailhawk, which comes with a more advanced four-wheel drive system and starts at $30,490. The Trailhawk is an upgrade over the Latitude trim, not the Limited, and includes skid plates, an off-road suspension with a one-inch lift, a cloth/leather seat, the 8.4-inch touch screen, digital instrument cluster, a full-size spare tire, and a number of visual cues to show others this is no ordinary boulevard-cruising crossover. The V-6 remains a $1495 option. Add every available option package (from adaptive cruise control to a power liftgate and the Trailer Tow Group), and the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk V-6 is just a few hundred dollars under $40,000.
Build your own 2014 Jeep Cherokee here.