2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Good Choice for Off-Road

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee may be one of SUVs that can impress you with its off-road capability but another thing that is impressive is that this is a crossover’s car-like ride coming more attractive. This vehicle can even be considered as a great alternative to the more expensive vehicles from Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Porsche, and BMW. For the 2014 model, you may be curious about what changes happening to the car and how Jeep presents the inside and outside designs of this car. Take your time to check out the style, performance, safety and other sides of this reliable car.

Exterior and Interior Styling Design

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You may have seen how the Jeep Grand Cherokee presented back then with the low-rent and old-looking, but for today’s Grand Cherokee, you will see some difference that you won’t even feel disappointed. With the light retouch, the Jeep’s look will appear more appealing up front after watered down by Jeep even if it does not backtrack at all. In the past, seven chrome bars are used by the Grand Cherokee on its face, but for the 2014 model you will not find those chrome bars anymore. Even the grille is made thinner and smaller.

An “innie” is presented by the new Grand Cherokee with the little chrome lines and body-color bars around them and from the narrow perspective the car may at least be an anti-Jeep. The perfect punctuation is needed by this concise and it is said that for Weber, the Grand Cherokee’s grille bars should appear wider if Flavor Flav-sized logos on the M-Class can be displayed by Mercedes. Actually, if you see carefully the rugged good looks, they still look great but indeed, the Jeep has been watered down by a tamer grille in the Grand Cherokee.

Do not worry about the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee design because the 2014 model is designed prettily with more sophisticated pieces to impress shoppers. You may somehow be reminded of the VW Touareg or BMW X5 if you try looking at the sideview and other than that, everything is very detailed when it comes to the styling. The model has even presented the more bite of the LED taillights addressing the imitative look of the rear end properly. Also, all versions have a spoiler lifted from the SRT edition and rear LED taillights which are considered standard, while the lower fascias are made differently from the nose and tail in which the dual exhausts on the SRT and on most models piercing that part.

The amazing atmosphere in the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is presented very well on the top trim levels with some perfect touches through the ambient lighting and new stitched-leather dash as you may remember that the cabin of the vehicle goes from deer blind to Sundance studio when it is shown in 2011. A five-inch LCD touchscreen for audio, a advantageously arranged center stack of controls capped with safe metallic-plastic trim, and a full of chunks three-spoke steering wheel are included in basic versions.

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior

If we have talked about the basic versions, the real wood trim is applied by Jeep on the steering wheel, doors, and dash of its three versions; Summits, Overlands, and Limiteds. It seems that the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee needs to have those touches with the same quantity wanted by the last-generation car to be left alone. It feels nice because the roof is designed panoramic and when you sit inside, you can be under the natural light which is its best light in Summit’s organic coloring. It feels like an M-Class and perhaps a bit like a Cayenne taking over from many ways but you can catch that the interior is the Chrysler’s best.

The Features

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When going to some 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee reviews, you cannot leave the features part and actually, Jeep offers the 2014 model in five (and a half) dissimilar trim levels accomplished with the regular features enough to meet the requirements as the premium SUV. The keyless entry; a telescope/tilt steering wheel; air conditioning; 17-inch wheels; cruise control; power windows, mirrors and locks; as well as the cloth seats are included in the Grand Cherokee Laredo as the standard equipment.

An audio system can be found in all versions of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee with an FM/AM/CD player and SiriusXM satellite radio and it is mentioned that the $2,000 upgrade is for the four-wheel drive but it is the only choice existing; in this version, Jeep does not offer options. While for the “base” version of Laredo E there is an ability to option up to low-range 4WD added with the power driver as the standard feature along with navigation, heated front seats, and a rearview camera. An off-road package, a power tailgate, and remote start are included in the options on this version.

For the Limited version of 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Select-Speed control for off-roading, navigation, blind-spot monitors, and adaptive cruise control are included in options. While for the rearview camera, heated front seats, remote start, a power tailgate, leather seating with a power front passenger seat and 18-inch wheels are the other equipment you will get. The Overland version offers a leather-trimmed dash, a panoramic sunroof, Nappa leather seating with ventilated front seats, an air suspension on 4WD models, navigation, LED daytime running lights, and 20-inch wheels are added on.

The Summit version of 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is different again, with a sueded headliner and a matte “open-pore” finish which are included in the unique wood and wheel choices as the standard equipment and for the option, you will only find a Blu-Ray rear-seat DVD system. The Grand Cherokee SRT also has its own standard equipment, such as a vehicle information center in the gauges, metallic pedal pads, carbon-fiber interior trim, leather and suede seats, leather-trimmed and heated steering wheel, power telescope/tilt steering, and paddle shift controls that are included in cosmetic touches. While the 825-watt audio system, a Harman/kardon 19-speaker, a luxury package with leather trim and a power tailgate, as well as a dual-pane sunroof are all included in the SRT’s options.

The Engine

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The gas mileage numbers are more modern with the existence of the new eight-speed automatic and for the EPA’s rating, it is published with the 15 MPG combined, 19 miles per gallon during the highway drive, and 13 miles per gallon in city. The mileage has risen by a little more on other V6 powered and HEMI powered models and the rate for the basic Grand Cherokee is at 17/24 MPG with four-wheel drive or 17/25 MPG in rear-drive form. While the 14/20 MPG (4WD) and 14/22 MPG (RWD) are got with a HEMI which both are considered much better with more 2 MPG on the highway cycle.

The Ecodiesel of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is finally rated at 21/28 MPG with four-wheel drive or 22/30 MPG for rear-drive models which are surely more competent if compared to the most five-seat crossovers. Moreover, Jeep gives a common base engine and transmission to all grand Cherokees, but the interesting fact here is that the powertrain is equipped by a 3.0-liter turbodiesel six with 420 pound-feet of torque but 240 horses so a towing option is offered with 30-MPG highway economy.

The Safety

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It is great to know that the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is doing well in the safety tests arranged by the NHTSA or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and IIHS or Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A four-star overall rating is awarded by the NHTSA to the Grand Cherokee consisting of a five-star rating for the side impact protection and four stars for front protection. The rear-drive is awarded with three stars through the mathematical modeling which is considered as a typical rating for SUVs, but the four stars are given to the four-wheel-drive Grand Cherokee.

In the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the stability control systems and all the usual airbags are standard along with its active headrests, hill-descent control and hill-start assistance, and trailer-sway control. The driver will be allowed to situate the 4WD Grand Cherokee in automatic climbing mode with the hill-ascent control that is included in the new features with its very low forward speed checked in 1 km/hour increases. The great forward visibility is also presented by the airy Grand Cherokee in order to help drivers to have a more fun and comfortable drive experience.

Pros, Cons, and Price

Every vehicle has its own pros and cons and the pros that are offered by the 2014 model of Grand Cherokee are its eccentric SRT model, indisputable off-road ability, ecodiesel’s 730-mile range and 30-MPG rating, eight-speed automatics all over place, abundance of luxury and technology-oriented features, fashionable interior styling, as well as the strong and fuel-efficient engine lineup including the diesel V6. While the cons consist of its noisy diesel engine when idling, more costly price range if compared to its competitors, pointless HEMI, and its wan little grille. The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is simply what many families want to have because it is a mid-size SUV that is just right to go for with the cabin accommodating up to five passengers and the price starts at $29,495.