The decision to revive the legendary Jeep name like Cherokee was not difficult. It is still one of the most iconic models of the company, which, in its history, managed to survive even four owners ( American Motors Corporation , Chrysler, Daimler and now Fiat ) and may even be one of the first compact SUV.
However , today’s market is significantly different compared to the period when the Cherokee was originally introduced in early 1980s years. Today’s buyers want space SUV , but cost-effectiveness, comfort and driving characteristics of small cars. Jeep has listened carefully to critics and the 2014 is launching a brand new Grand Cherokee , the Dodge Dart platform (which , again, is done on the platform of Alfa Romeo Giulietta ) with the characteristics described above , but for those who still want a ” trail- rated ” Jeep (models for which the American carmaker personal guarantees that are made for off-road ), there is an off-road version with Tailhawk label.
2014 Jeep Cherokee Tailhawk features
Compared with standard Cherokee , 2014 Trailhawk is about an inch longer lifted from the ground and the first tests on the legendary off-road Hells Revenge trail in the state of Utah showed that first impressions may , where it is thought that one of the few Cherokee Jeep off without – road capabilities , but not accurate . On the mechanical side , 2014 Jeep Cherokee Tailhawk offers less speed similar to the Wrangler model , and the driver can adjust the suspension to four different areas – snow , mud , sand and stones , or “auto” which has own analyze the surface and decide which strategy is the best gear .
Versions of sand , rocks and mud automatically transferred most of the torque to the rear wheels , but there are a few supplies , such as hill assist , off-road . While the basic Cherokee is available with a 2.4L I4 engine producing 184 HP , customers 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk can get this SUV with a 3.2L V6 engine that develops 271 hp and 324 Nm of torque , while the power is transferred to all four wheels through nine speed automatic transmission.
It is enough to accelerate to 100 km / h in 6.7 seconds and top speed is 184 km / h. In the end we will mention a few words at the expense of design. The 2014 Tailhawk is different from the rest of the Cherokee line by significantly more aggressive bumpers and larger rims while the interior received sports seats and more standard and optional equipment.
2014 Jeep Cherokee Tailhawk price
With a starting price of $ 30.990 (about 23,300 euros) Tailhawk Cherokee is the most expensive version, but at first notice that Fiat has done their homework and will not repeat the mistakes made by Daimler did with the Patriot and Compass models.