2014 Jeep Cherokee, the crossover with SUV capabilities
Since it took birth in the 80s the SUV has gone through several segmentations. It its fame years of the 60s the concept has gone through several changes namely mid-size and full-size and now the crossover craze has taken over.Photo 1: JEEP
The revamped 2014 Cherokee of Jeep retains all that was characteristic and attractive in the debutant Cherokee XJ 30 years ago. The vehicle has been offered a unibody design and has been shrunken by 2 feet and a hefty 1,000 pounds to give a passenger car appearance. According to automotive news, with its reduced size the Cherokee XJ was nicknamed as a forerunner to a crossover which nearly corners 25% of the automotive market in the USA today.
The crossover is highly profitable because of its popular and Jeep has two vehicles in the Patriot and the Compass, which are very much a crossover in the looks department. A crossover is defined as a car that cannot be classified into any car categories plying on the road. The 2014 Cherokee is surely not a crossover though it is compared to Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V. If you compare the 2014 Cherokee with big brother Grand Cherokee as a mid-sized SUV, then you can term the new edition as a compact SUV, which incidentally replaces the Jeep Liberty of 2002-2013.Photo 2: 2014 Jeep Cherokee, the crossover with SUV capabilities
The difference is significant to understand the Cherokee’s status as a delineation point to establish it whether as a crossover or SUV. The Cherokee is designed to act like a small SUV and not as the RAV4. Though the RAV has its highlights it is definitely not off-road. The 2014 Cherokee as a crossover is hugely fuel-efficient and offers the comfort of a car with the capabilities of an SUV. The distinction starts with its pricing of $24,995 which is very much on the line of a SUV.