2014 Jeep Cherokee Stuns with New Features
This week AutoTrader.com tweeted about Jeep Cherokee and their article announcing the release of the New 2014 Jeep Cherokee starting at $23,990. Cherokee is available in four trim levels including the Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk. Auto Trader points out the many safety and tech upgrades. The interior features standard 5-inch touchscreen for the UConnect Infotainment System. The instrument cluster is enhanced with a full-color 7-inch reconfigurable LED instrument cluster. You can also choose features like a panoramic sunroof, a navigation system, a wireless charging pad, and an upscale Alpine Audio System. There are more than 70 safety and security features available. Some of the most noticeable safety features include Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus, ESC system, Forward Collision Warning-Plus, Cross Path detection, and Chrysler Group vehicle firsts ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist. Let’s see what a few of these features have to offer in more detail.
Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus is being made available first on Cherokee. It has the ability to bring the vehicle to a full stop utilizing the ESC System without driver intervention in certain conditions. It works by using radio and video sensors. Impressive enough by stopping itself, it also only requires the tap of the steering wheel button or a slight tap on the gas pedal to resume back into cruise control.
Forward Collision Warning-Plus is another first for Chrysler group that has been made available on Cherokee. This system works when the Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus is not being used. It also utilizes radio and video sensors to detect fast-closing obstacles ahead of the vehicle. When detected the system will pre-fill the brakes to prepare for the driver’s reaction to the emergency. It also notifies the driver via audible and visual warnings, a brief deployment of the brakes to get the driver’s attention, followed by a 1.5-second brake deployment to quicken the driver’s reaction time. If that’s not enough, the car will then deploy the Advanced Brake Assist System if it senses the driver is not braking aggressively enough.
The Cross Path detection feature also uses the radar sensors to monitor the blinds spots of the driver. ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist feature is another all-new feature for a Chrysler Group vehicle. The system allows parallel parking on either side of the car and during perpendicular parking, the vehicle is backed into the space. It uses ultrasonic parking sensors on the bumper of the Cherokee, all the driver needs to do is initiate the parking maneuver, control the gear position, brake and accelerator. The system controls the steering angle automatically, making parking much simpler.
With all of the new technology and safety features available, the Jeep Cherokee makes sure the possibilities are endless. View our inventory of Jeeps here !