I got to check out the new Cherokee today as my local dealer finally got some in. They have 3 Latitudes and a Trailhawk( they had a super sharp looking black one with the OWL Firestones - loved it except for those ugly red tow hooks
). I was really impressed.
My biggest concern, as I have posted here, was interior room. I am 6' 3" and 300lbs and I was concerned that I would not fit or not be comfy in the new Cherokee. I was hoping it wouldn't be tiny and cramped like the Liberty and Wrangler. I hoped for at least the room my Patriot has and was very happy to find it had a bit more. Not a lot but some and noticeably in side to side room which my fat butt really appreciates.
Overall I found the quality and fit/finish to be excellent and I looked it over really good; looking for flaws. This is a well made vehicle. Where it really shines is the inside. What a fantastic job they did designing the interior. WOW! Everything made sense where it was located, it was all easy to access, and good lord was the seat comfortable.
No doubt in my mind this is now the #1 vehicle to replace my Patriot next summer/fall. As long as they don't turn out to be full of bugs and glitches I will get one next year. IF you are on the fence about the vehicle do yourself a favor and go see it in person. They look a lot better in real life than in the photos and as said that interior is world class.
One interesting note. Lots of people complain about the rear end and how it looks. The 1st Cherokee I saw when I drove in the lot was a red( maroon )one. That made that funky rear end stand out big time and I agree it looked odd.
The other 3 Cherokees though were all dark colors( 2 black and a gray )and you don't notice the odd rear end shape as much on the really dark colors. I hope that dark blue hides it like the black and gray do as that is the color I would like.