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Chrysler Updates Jeep Grand Cherokee, Compass, and Patriot for 2014


For 2014, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is receiving a significant update designed to secure its competitive footing in the midsize SUV class. Laredo, Limited and Overland trim levels are maintained, joined by a new 2014 Grand Cheroke Summit that sits at the top of the lineup.

Visit Las Vegas Jeep and see the exterior of the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee complete with new front and rear styling with LED running lights in front and larger LED taillights in back. All models except for the Laredo are equipped with dual exhaust outlets.

Inside, the 2014 Grand Cherokee has a redesigned central control panel equipped with standard Uconnect 5.0 touch-screen display.  Uconnect is fully upgradeable with new Uconnect Access technology, which offers embedded cellular service through Sprint. When service is activated, it offers Internet search capability, Internet radio streaming, and voice commanded text capabilities.

Under the hood, all trims include an 8-speed automatic transmission. A new Eco Mode is also standard for all engines. Combined, these two modifications improve the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s fuel economy ratings across the board. The Grand Cherokee continues to offer a 290-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine and a 360-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 engine.

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The Compass is also getting minor updates in 2014. Depending on the trim level, these changes range to new headlight surrounds, painted mirror caps, chrome fog light bezels and chrome inserts on the tailgate trim.  The new Compass also gets smoked taillights and painted mirror caps. Inside, the armrest padding is improved and subtle tweaks have been made to the shifter surround, cluster surround, and console trim.

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As for the Patriot, Chapman Jeep offers Sport, Latitude, and Limited models for 2014, with base equipment on the Sport including fog lamps, illuminated cup holders, a removable rechargeable flashlight, rear-seat heater ducts, tilt steering, cruise control, roof side rails, tinted glass, and an auxiliary input, plus Hill Start Assist and electronic stability control with roll mitigation.

According to Edmunds, more significant updates for both the Compass and Patriot are the additions of the six-speed automatic transmission, which is expected to improve performance acquire up to 30 mpg. Similarly, safety has been included as part of the package of updates. The Compass and Patriot are now offered with front seat-mounted side air bags and an optional ParkView reversing camera.

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