It's been so long since the last time we saw the
that we hardly recognized it upon its return. It's not just the absence, of course. The 2014 Cherokee, returning as a Liberty replacement after a dozen-year hiatus, has obviously had some work done.
Some of the biggest changes are to the Cherokee's futuristic-looking front end with its crimped seven-slot grille, the upper portion of which is raked rearward. Also notable are stacked lighting elements, particularly the high-placed, squinty-looking daytime running lights that are easily mistaken for headlights.
The new Cherokee is set to arrive in dealerships during this year's third quarter. The two-row five-seater will be available with a 184-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 271-hp, 3.2-liter V-6. Jeep says the Cherokee will be able to tow up to 4,500 pounds with the V-6 and deliver Trail Rated capability in the Trailhawk trim. Check out more photos of the Limited and Trailhawk versions below.