New Jeep Cherokee priced below Liberty

High-styled 2014 Cherokee mid-size SUV replaces Liberty in Jeep lineup

Published: June 12, 2013, 9:00 AM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 3:10 PM

2014 Jeep Cherokee

The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee will have a starting price lower than that of the Liberty model it replaces when it comes to market in the third quarter of this year.

The Cherokee, which made its public debut at the New York International Auto Show earlier this year, is also said to offer more advanced technology and safety features, significantly improved fuel economy, and many segment "firsts."

Starting MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) for the base model in Canada will be $23,495.

The highway fuel consumption rating for the Cherokee is expected to be in the range of 6.3 L/100 km – 36% better than that of the Liberty – when equipped with a new 2.4-litre Tigershark MultiAir I-4 engine, rated at 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. Driving range is said to be nearly 900 km.

Chrysler's new 3.2-litre Pentastar V-6 engine will also be available for the first time, as will a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission. The V-6 is rated at 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque.

The company says the Cherokee will also provide best-in-class 4x4 capability, with three new advanced four-wheel-drive systems and industry-first rear-axle disconnect. A two-wheel-drive version will also be available.

Advanced safety and security features include the Chrysler Group's first use of a ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist System

The Cherokee will be available in four different trim levels, priced as follows:

- Cherokee Sport 4x2: $23,495

- Cherokee Sport 4x4: $25,695

- Cherokee North 4x2: $26,495

- Cherokee North 4x4: $28,695

- Cherokee Limited 4x4: $32,195

- Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4: $30,695

Standard equipment includes: power windows, mirrors and door locks, remote keyless entry, cruise control, Hill-start Assist, air conditioning with rear outlets, Uconnect 5.0-inch touchscreen media centre with Bluetooth, 3.5-inch full-colour, in-cluster LED display centre, cloth seats with driver and passenger manual height adjuster, reclining and fore/aft adjustable 60/40 split rear,10 airbags and Jeep Cargo Management systemwith standard hooks and storage tote.

Equipment levels increase with ascending trim levels.