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Re: 2014 JEEP Cherokee KL- Reveal...pics...specs etc!!!!!!

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Tristar - I actually think that quote is reasonable. I own a 2011 Liberty. It's a decent vehicle, great off road, in the snow, etc., but it rides like a truck. It's not smooth. The Grand Cherokee is one of the most capable off road vehicles you'll find, yet they found a way to make it enjoyable on the highway as well. That's where the KJ/KK failed. I don't think it's a "destruction o the brand", it's an evolution. For the small number of people that would buy it for the off road capability, in spite of the bad on-road manners, Jeep had to do something or they wouldn't sell any.
I'm not sure what you consider capable off-road, so that might be the differentiation here. Each Grand Cherokee since the original ZJ has taken steps backwards in off-road prowess. The WK2, while an amazing vehicle, is not as off-road capable as you make it out to be. This is evident any time you see one off-road and it lifts a wheel over minor gaps, or when they rolled one during it's press introduction. (Consult Allpar for more info on the WK2's limitations)

Does any of this matter? As long as Jeep sells, nope not one bit. But to say the KJ and your KK are great off-road vehicles is a stretch, and saying they were designed more for off-road than on-road (as Manley said) is a lie...
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:38 PM
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Re: 2014 JEEP Cherokee KL- Reveal...pics...specs etc!!!!!!

I gotta admit, after watching the reveal and checking out the brochure, It's really growing on me! I wonder what the price range will be. 10K less than the GC?
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The reared makes it look tall and ugly, to many lights. The front wouldn't be so bad if not for the bottom lights (not the fogs)
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Re: 2014 JEEP Cherokee KL- Reveal...pics...specs etc!!!!!!

I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I am just not seeing it and then they put the gas filler on the wrong side. What were they thinking? I think it is just another way to sell more Grand Cherokees...
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Re: 2014 JEEP Cherokee KL- Reveal...pics...specs etc!!!!!!

I said it before and I'll say it again...I like it!

Hmm.... Showed my daughter just now and she says the TH looks hot! Maybe it's more a chick Jeep!
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I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I am just not seeing it and then they put the gas filler on the wrong side. What were they thinking? I think it is just another way to sell more Grand Cherokees...
Are you kidding me? Right side tank is awesome! Have a Subaru Outback and we breeze to the front of the line past everyone giving us a dirty for cutting until they realize we're right handed! I wish the WK2 fills up on the right
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One thing I thought was pretty awesome - wireless cell phone charging mat built into the center console. Not sure if other vehicles have this, but it's the first time I've seen if.
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Re: 2014 JEEP Cherokee KL- Reveal...pics...specs etc!!!!!!

what about a locking rear diff? Any competitors have that?
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Re: 2014 JEEP Cherokee KL- Reveal...pics...specs etc!!!!!!

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what about a locking rear diff? Any competitors have that?
Doubt it considering the segment it is in has virtually 0 off road presence.

Kinda weird to lock the part time drive axle as well. Oh well.
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Re: 2014 JEEP Cherokee KL- Reveal...pics...specs etc!!!!!!

Getting better in my mind, but here's my new invention:

"Power headlight shutters" (to cover up the the headlight... the middle one, during OFF times). The solid color bumper would look great during the daytime with just the fog light and LED upper light.

Patent not pending, but give me a call Mike.
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Re: 2014 JEEP Cherokee KL- Reveal...pics...specs etc!!!!!!

I do like some of the interior features of this Jeep but not a big fan of the exterior, but I said the same about the 2014 Grand Cherokee until I saw those in person. Don't get me wrong I'm a Jeep guy at heart, I owned three different Cherokee models before I purchased my first Grand Cherokee so I'm glad to see this model name coming back....but I just don't know about this new design.
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Re: 2014 JEEP Cherokee KL- Reveal...pics...specs etc!!!!!!

Perhaps instead of modeling the rear end after Korean and Japanese SUVs, Chrysler should have looked at German (Audi, BMW, Porsche) rear ends.
Just sayin'
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