A 2014 Jeep Cherokee Photo Gallery

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Earlier today we ran our full review of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee. We've also run photo galleries of it from the manufacturer and our own staff photographer Evan Sears from the auto show circuit.

But I thought with such a hotly anticipated model I'd post some photos from my test drive of the Cherokee through the streets and trails around Moab, Utah. It was a supremely picturesque setting that tested the capability of this new SUV.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

The view of the Colorado River from my hotel room.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

Moab is Jeep crazy for sure, with the locals seeming to drive them more than any other brand ... by far. Check out this "classic" I found parked outside the local grocery store.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

My first glimpse of one of the Cherokees I was going to be piloting.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

The Cherokees lined up during a quick pit stop on the street portion of the road test.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

This is my view from the passenger seat as we start our way up the spine of a giant rock/boulder/mountain. The Wrangler set the pace while I let my co-driver take the wheel for the first leg of the trail.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

We're leading the pack.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

I've off-roaded before but not quite like this. Here the Wrangler is tackling one of the smaller rock inclines we faced.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

A shot of scenery from the trail.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

The navigation system was rendered pretty much useless, although note that the Cherokee's icon is a classic Wrangler.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

We "parked" at the highest peak for lunch.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

I tried to get a few shots of the black Trailhawk since I hadn't seen photos of one yet. This shot taken with my iPhone on a sunny day — I forgot my good camera at the base of the trail — didn't generate optimum results.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

2014 Jeep Cherokee

A shot of the Colorado River from our lunchtime perch.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

I take the wheel on the way back.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

Yep, plenty of wheels off the ground on this trip.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

This is that huge rock/boulder/mountain from the beginning of the trail. I obviously had both hands firmly on the wheel while letting my passengers shoot the last few photos.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

A shot of the Limited, Latitude and Trailhawk trims at the bottom of the trail.

And to make up for some of the candid quality above, here are a few better shots I snagged of a Trailhawk on a dirt road near the hotel.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

2014 Jeep Cherokee

2014 Jeep Cherokee

2014 Jeep Cherokee

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Comments 

TH

just one word "horrible"

J

Front: Really (almost 'scary') UGLY....

Mike from Chicago

When I first saw the new Cherokee, I gagged. But, the look is slowly growing on me. You have to admit, its front end makes it stand out from all the other look-alikes. It is even slightly reminiscent of the Ford Escape.

WTF

Would be nice to have a gallery showing the differences between trim levels as I know the Trailhawk has some unique elements.

Steve

Except for the 7 slots in the grill, NOTHING reminds me it's a Jeep. The side profile looks Hyundai, and the rear looks like a Ford SUV. Please Jeep/Fiat designers, leave the Wrangler alone. They are timeless. These are forgettable.

Vik

Nothing about this (frankly, not even the 7 slot grill) looks Jeep to me. I'm not some old fart, either, in fact I love the Grand Cherokee (minus the new headlights). This is just bad all on its own. Sorry, Jeep, try again. You know what you did with the Grand Cherokee redesign? Yeah, well put that guy on the Cherokee. Problem solved.

Xsolara

Get over it folks.... This is a nice looking CUV and should sell well
Quality of the first year will be the only concern I would have

Jason

Where have I seen this design before?

Oh, yeah!
http://tinyurl.com/m6x2e3p

Liberty Owner

Everybody thought the Jeep Liberty was ugly too. I'm still driving a 2002 4x4 Jeep Liberty with 240,000 miles. It is still running with no problems. Up until now I haven't seen anything I would trade it for. I plan to give it to my granddaughter. The new Cherokee will probably be its replacement for me.

Vik

Xsolara- get over what? If the comment section on cars.com and autoblog are any indication, you are in the minority in your that this monstrosity is "nice looking". Only post-first-year sales will tell the true story...

Vik

*you are in the minority in your OPINION that this monstrosity is "nice looking"

Vik

Liberty Owner- everybody thought the Liberty was ugly too? Really? Not the people I've talked to, or forums I've read. While new and different, the Liberty was still a much more traditional Jeep design than this thing, so you're comparing apples to oranges.

PA JEEP

Somebody call the carnival...their clown cars have escaped and are hanging out at the JEEP dealership...

The original Liberty was ugly. It looked like a swollen VW Beetle. The re-designed Liberty, the one that this new Cherokee is supposed to "replace" had a classic JEEP look. What an incredible mistake to replace that Liberty with this monstrosity.

What a disaster!!! Forget about being upset that they used the Cherokee name---the worst part is that they call this a JEEP!!!!

Liberty Owner

Anyone planning to purchase a new vehicle in the next 6 months? If you are, what are you thinking about buying?

jyd

Why would anyone want to see MORE photos of this? This is one of the most embarrassing new vehicle re-introductions in the last decade. And as if the design wasn't bad enough, wait until the 9 speed tranny starts having issues. Oh, did I forget to mention a fully spec'd Cherokee goes for over 40 large?

tony browntbs

What the guys at jeep should of done is Redesighned The Wagoneer , Blended it with a touch of wrangler. Gave it urban , Elegant appeal. That can be Driven for Offroad fun, for a family. And drive on the town at night. A Futuristic But Classic Feal.

Amber

This is just my opinion, the new Cherokee Jeeps are ugly! I will not be thinking of buying this car. This look is not sexy or a head turner for me. I wouldn't drive this car if it was free. I wish they can make a second body style that would be acceptable to people who feel the same as me. This is a Jeep Fail!!!!!!!!

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