When most people think of the Jeep Cherokee, they think of the boxy original - the XJ - that enjoyed nearly 18 years in production. The new Cherokee, however, owes more to new parent Fiat than it does to Chrysler, and it arrives on the scene at a time when buyers demand more from their SUVs and crossovers. Can the new Cherokee deliver without compromising that famed go-anywhere ethos?
The new Jeep Renegade will be priced from £16,995 to £27,995 when it goes on sale in the UK on 6th January 2015, with first deliveries expected in mid-February.
Watch our review of the 2015 Jeep Cherokee 2.0 Limited 140 6-Speed Manual 4x4.
Watch our review of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 3.0 CRD.
We’ve always found the Jeep Grand Cherokee to be something of a handsome beast, but for 2014 Jeep gave the big SUV a subtle tweak to its styling and had a fiddle with its oily bits. The famous seven-slot grille is now shorter, the headlights are slimmer, and the tailgate offers greater visibility. But the big news is a new eight-speed automatic transmission.
Order books open for the new Jeep Cherokee this week, with prices set to start from £25,495. Three trim levels will be offered, with a choice of two 2.0-litre MultiJet diesel engines.
Designed to attract new buyers to the Jeep brand, the new Jeep Renegade is described by the company as a mix of off-road capability, open-air freedom and fuel-efficient engines.
"Your vehicles are in breach of Pennsylvania State vehicle code and you are driving illegally without proper vehicle tags," the cop bawls, adding with certainty: "your vehicles will be impounded." We knew driving two British-registered and highly modified Jeeps through Pennsylvania – with its strict vehicle code – would be a challenge, but this isn't quite what we had in mind. Our rides violate nearly every rule in the book, and they know it. This is not a good start to our adventure.
The revised 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee goes on sale in the UK on 19th July, with an extended range, a new look, and a new eight-speed transmission. Prices start from £36,995 for the new entry-level Laredo model.
The new 2014 Jeep Cherokee has been unveiled, with what the company describes as world-class on-road dynamics, revolutionary Jeep design, an array of advanced safety and technology features, and fuel economy up to 31mpg
The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is now available with a new eight-speed automatic transmission across the range, which now consists of Laredo, Limited, Overland, and the range-topping Summit model
The new 2014 Jeep Compass, which will be introduced across Europe during the second half of 2013, features a new six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission plus new ParkView rear backup camera