By Matt Schmitz on Thu Jan 23 04:27:40 GMT-06:00 2014
The "It's a Jeep thing … " crowd doesn't need convincing, but converts will be made by the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Cars.com reviewer David Thomas was wowed by the all-new compact SUV's "daring design" and sophisticated interior, and he gave high marks to the performance of the groundbreaking nine-speed automatic transmission when paired with the 270-horsepower V-6. Thomas wasn't smitten, however, with the Cherokee's ho-hum profile. While he found the expansive tailgate a head-scratcher, he suggested a creative use for fans of British boy bands, so watch the video and learn.