Picked up my new Cherokee last night.
I really wanted to wait until they were out longer to make sure there weren't major issues and also so I could get exactly what I wanted( special order - NOTHING locally within 100 miles like I wanted ). I got too good a deal to pass up though( on trade and the Cherokee )so I grabbed it. Was a little more than I wanted to pay( many will remember me complaining Chrysler was pricing them too high )but the vehicle is so much nicer than I expected that I decided it was worth the extra money.
Couldn't get exactly what I wanted as I said earlier. I wanted the following...
Cold Weather Group
Premium Sound( Alpine Speakers )
For colors I was good with...
True Blue Pearl
For the interior I really only wanted Morocco Black.
I don't think the vehicle above is unique or optioned oddly but good luck finding one like that within 100 miles of here because I looked! Even with a V6 I couldn't find one. I found ONE dealer that had what I wanted( except no Premium Sound ). It was black as well but that wasn't a deal killer. It is a dealer I will not buy from though and the local dealer I use won't either so I couldn't even have them get it for me. Even when I came somewhat close option wise the color killed the deal. Someone needs to teach these local dealers that it is ok to order vehicles in colors besides black, silver, and white( and while they are at it that not everyone wants that $1995 Comfort & Convenience package ).
So, I had to compromise what I wanted or miss out on the offer from my dealer and special offer from my bank. It was now or never so to speak so ordering one was out of the question. Despite have 42 Cherokees on the lot I only found one I was interested in at my dealer and even that was me compromising further( interior color ). 1 out of 42.
Anyway, it had the 8.4A which was a MUST. It had none of the other options but I can survive. I will add the factory hitch, wiring, and rear fascia when they become available( and maybe the oil cooler too ). I really wanted the Cold Weather Group for the remote start and heated mirrors. I can at least add remote start. Dealer said they will do the install/activate for free if I buy the MOPAR kit from them so that is good. They treat me good on accessories and parts so I will get a discount on the hitch stuff and the remote start. Because I didn't get all those other options it freed up cash to get the 3.2L V6!!!
I know I said the 4 cyl was enough and all you need( I still believe that )but after driving the V6 I decided it is the better option because of my towing needs. Also, while kind of a lame reason to spend $1500 I must admit I like the looks of the rear end with the dual exhaust tips vs the 1 with the 2.4L. I was probably going to add the dual outlets to it if I got a 4cyl anyway so this saved that money and added better towing ability.
So in the end I am happy. Loving it so far in the limited driving I have done( about 60 miles ). I have to go to the dealer later this morning to have the Nav activated. It was part of the deal but they don't actually do it until papers are signed so it wasn't done when I was there in the PM. I didn't have time last night for them to do it so I am going in this morning. I did try out the hands free calling last night which was sweet. My LG smartphone paired instantly for me and the call quality was crystal clear on both ends. Voice activation worked flawlessly too. I have read of people having issues with this feature but it worked great for me last night.
Couple photos below. Kind of crappy as I grabbed them quick when I got there to get it yesterday. I will get better ones later...
2014 Jeep Cherokee
3.2L Pentastar V6
Active Drive I 4WD
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
Iceland( Black & Gray )cloth interior