Considering the Cherokee is a 2014, and it is only July, I would say it might be out right on (what should be) schedule.
All these early releases screw up the universe.
I remember as a little kid, the first episode of Bonanza every September was commercial free and ran 45 minutes. The last 15 minutes had the cast of the show introducing the new Chevy line up. And, the next day I (my father actually) could go to the dealer for a test drive. Times were good back then with a chicken in every pot and an Impala in every driveway.
Back on topic - in recent years Subaru has gone from turning out buckets of rust to some very formidable vehicles. If I were you I would be taking a test drive. But, unless I needed a vehicle now, I'd wait to at least look at the Cherokee in person. You still might buy the Subaru, but at least it will be a choice between two vehicles.