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Jeep Cherokee Limited vs. Latitude

1. Key Differences


The key differences between the Latitude and Limited Cherokee are quite substantial. Most likely the biggest differentiation from the jump from Latitude to Limited is the luxury appeal. The ride quality in the Limited model is noticeably more composed and softer than the Latitude. This has to do with the Latitude being more rugged/off-road biased. This is also accredited to the fact that the Limited rides on 18" wheels vs the 17" wheels on the Latitude. The Latitude is more true to the Jeep brand and descends from Jeeps of old. The Latitude is also more daring off-road, something that the Limited wouldn't be able to handle. The easiest way to sum up a comparison of the two trims in a nutshell is that the Latitude is more rugged, sporty, and less refined. The Limited is more refined and luxurious. Step in the Latitude once the door is open, it's easy to take note of the interior fabric materials. The cloth used on the Latitude is mesh-based and quite breathable and would aptly fit the earlier description of being durable for an active lifestyle. The Limited, however, uses full grain, perforated leather seats. This elaborate seating surface is luxurious to the touch and is offered in Black/Dark Sienna or Black/Light Frost Beige. These color patterns are also coded Line A and Line C respectively and can be matched to the two available interior colors, giving the Limited model a total choice of 4 different interior color schemes. The Limited also has a heated steering wheel as well as heated seats. The lone drawback here is that the 2.4L engine is not offered in 4x4, meaning that the 4x4 system is limited to the Latitude model. High Altitude and 75th Anniversary Limited are luxury-minded trims that are based off of the Latitude and Limited trims. These package-based models offer a premium package while still retaining an off-road capable vehicle. Limiteds and the luxury-oriented trims are not for off-road use and have the stipulation of the 4x4 system not being used on rough, off-road surfaces. (White & Canmore, 2020)(VICES)(Hess et al.)


1.1. Exterior Features


Overall, the exterior of the Limited model is a little fancier than the Latitude. All these differences help to ensure that the 2014 Jeep Cherokee maintains its competitiveness in the midsize SUV market. (Tan et al., 2022)(Xiong et al.2020)



Both trims are offered with a dual-pane panoramic sunroof which can configure in many different ways. This is an optional feature on Latitude and costs $1,595.



The final difference is the leather. With the Limited trim, both the 6-way power driver and front passenger seats come standard with premium cloth and leather finishes, the Latitude only has the option for premium cloth. Leather adds extra comfort and is a lot easier to clean.



Whilst both trims come with good side mirrors, the Limited comes with standard exterior fold-away power heated mirrors with integrated signals. This is something that the Latitude does not even offer as an optional feature. Fold-away mirrors can be useful in tight situations and if you have a narrow garage. Integrated signals are generally used for safety reasons, as when changing lanes you do not have to look across to the other side of the car to check if you have your signal on. Both of these mirror features can make driving a little easier.



The Latitude comes with standard 17" fully painted aluminum wheels, and with the click of a button, you can upgrade them to 18" Polished Aluminum Wheels for just a little extra. The Limited model also comes with 18" Polished Aluminum Wheels, but the upgrade option is to 19" Polished Aluminum Wheels with Painted Pockets. The extra inch really adds some style with the Limited trim.



When comparing the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited and the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude, many distinct differences are prevalent. When comparing the exterior features, the main differences between the two trims are the alloy wheels, mirror indicators, and leather.


1.2. Interior Features


Latitude - Compared to the Limited, the Latitude is quite plain. It does not have near as much chrome trim and does not even come with the option of leather seats or a V8 engine. However, it does have an "All Weather Capability" package, which adds the option of an off-road gear. This makes it more optimized for off-road rather than using it on-road. This would not be a recommended package to add for Latitude drivers who spend most of their time driving in the city on paved roads.



Limited - The Limited is much fancier, with a lot of chrome trim and also comes with heated driver and passenger seats. It also has the addition of leather seats, which can be changed between two colors (Pearl or Black). The Limited can also come with the option of a V8 engine and "Quadra drive," which none of the other models come with.


1.3. Performance


Jeep Cherokee Latitude has a 2.4L I4 Tigershark engine with Multiair and a nine-speed automatic transmission. The 2.4L engine delivers 184HP and 171 lb-ft of torque. The 2.4L Tigershark engine is capable of delivering horsepower and torque with an exceptional RPM range for outstanding durability and performance. The engine also has exceptional fuel economy, as good as more than 30 mpg on the highway. The Cherokee Latitude comes standard with front-wheel drive, but 4×4 systems are available. The Active Drive 1 4×4 system features a 1-speed power transfer unit and instantaneously engages when 4×4 traction is needed. Jeep Cherokee Limited offers three different engines. In addition to the 2.4L I4 Tigershark, there is a 3.2L V-6 Pentastar engine with the same nine-speed automatic transmission available. The 3.2L engine delivers a much more powerful 271HP and 239 lb-ft of torque, best among all mid-sized SUVs. Even with this extra power, its 4×4 economy is excellent with up to 29 mpg on the highway. There is also a new 2.0L I4 Turbo engine, which is a global engine and the first application of a Global engine in North America. Designed to deliver a fun-to-drive experience with abundant torque, it gets up to 31 mpg on the highway. The 2.0L is capable of 270HP and 295 lb-ft of torque, and it delivers 56 more lb-ft of torque at 2000 RPM than the 3.2L V-6 engine. This provides for a much stronger off-the-line acceleration. Jeep Cherokee Limited all models also receive a Stop/Start system, which is designed to enhance fuel economy. When the vehicle comes to a stop, the engine will automatically turn off and get ready to start when it needs to accelerate. This will help save fuel and can be disarmed if desired.


2. Similarities


Both of these trims have Automatic Emergency Braking, Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning, and Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist. The only difference between the trims is that the Limited comes standard with Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist while Latitude requires an additional package. Automatic Emergency Braking can potentially halt the vehicle to avoid a collision with another vehicle ahead. A radar sensor and camera detect when an object is too close to the front of the vehicle. If there is no driver input, the system will automatically apply the brakes. This feature can be useful if the driver is not paying attention for a brief moment, and it will lessen the potential of a front-end collision. Both trims come with extensive safety packages with advanced driver-assisted features. Each safety feature uses technology to help the driver and prevent accidents. This lengthy list of features is beneficial for those with families or young drivers buying their first car. The technology is intended to keep the car and driver safe and accident-free. All features are working toward this goal. Of course, in the event of a collision, both trims are built with airbags surrounding the cabin to ensure passenger safety in the event of an impact. Overall, the safety features are very similar as each vehicle has the same systems in place, built to keep the drivers safe. Although both the Latitude and Limited models are built with these safety packages, I would not expect to see as much safety technology in either the Sport or TrailHawk models.


2.1. Safety Features


The most important thing that anyone looks for in a car before they buy it is the safety features. You want to know that the car that you are putting your family in (or maybe just yourself) is capable of providing the best safety features possible. We chose the Latitude and Limited models based on the safety features that we were looking for in a vehicle. All of the 2015 Jeep Cherokees, regardless of the model (Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, Limited, or Trailhawk), all have an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. These stars are combined from a frontal crash, side crash, and rollover test in the SUV; the Cherokee's 4-star rating was due to its 4-star frontal crash rating. The frontal crash warning systems in both vehicles have a rating of basic with the ability of avoiding crashes at a speed of 12 mph. The Latitude and Limited both have 5% or less risk of any injury in a side crash. This model of vehicle also has a 13% risk of rollover in the lowest trim level and 9% in the highest; the Cherokee was rated with a 16.7% in the crash tests. In addition, all Cherokees have front airbags, side airbags, and side curtain airbags. This is what we found in the NHTSA testing for the Cherokees, and Jeep has made it clear that they were focusing their ratings on that because the tests that we will mention further on in the article were not mentioned with the same model of vehicle that we were testing. Due to this, all tests further than these are based on the Sport model of the 2015 Jeep Cherokee. High strength can still be found in the Latitude or Limited Cherokees, and this is due to the fact that they have the same basic structure that we mentioned previously for the Sport. Coming into the factor of actual equipment, the Latitude or Limited Cherokees would have the ability to prevent injury in many more tests due to their standard equipment. Because we are counting all of the Cherokees as the same vehicle, excluding the trim levels, we have found that the Cherokee's overall rating of preventing injury in a test is 54%. This is good, as the average for a car in preventing injury is 50% of the time that it is tested. From this point on, we will only be mentioning the tests. Both Cherokees have a 4-star frontal crash test rating. In the side crash tests, the Cherokees have accomplished a 5-star rating through all tests, quite an achievement in the NHTSA crash testing. The lowest rating of the crash tests is 4 stars, which was obtained in the rollover test. This is still above average for achieving the roof strength needed to protect the occupant in the vehicle. Overall, the safety rating of the 2015 Jeep Cherokee is quite respectable. We believe that Jeep has provided a vehicle that is quite safe for any person to drive.


2.2. Technology


Both the Limited and Latitude come with a ton of technology packages and bundles of their own, so we will look at the main ones and then any differences. The Technology Package on the Latitude and the Limited comes with a massive 8.4-inch Uconnect, a full GPS navigation system that is very user-friendly, and not to mention the hundred gig of hard drive that comes on the Latitude and the Limited, offering endless tunes to jam out while driving around. This package also comes with a Bluetooth interface, a full USB port, and an SD card reader. When using the Bluetooth interface, the audio can be heard through the car speakers if you choose to play music off of your phone or media player. Like the Latitude, the Limited's Uconnect will also inform you of any incidents that have occurred within a reasonable range of where you are and will give the option of yes or no to modify or re-route the destination. This package also varies from the Limited by being able to remote start the vehicle and manual air-control settings, offering Standard and a dual-zone climate control for said settings. Now the main difference between the two models' technology, however, the Latitude continues to offer Bluetooth as well as streaming Bluetooth audio, which does not come with the Limited model. However, the Latitude does not come equipped with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a feature which its Limited counterpart has. Highly sensitive and responsive Instrument Gauges and the Auto-Dimming Rearview mirror are two of the main features that come with the Latitude that the Limited does not have. This model also has a personalized driver memory setting with radio mirrors and air temperature climate controls, giving the keys to the younger drivers able to maintain control of the vehicle settings. The memory driver settings will allow your radio mirrors and air temperature preference preset when entering the car with the push of a button, saving a significant amount of button-pressing time scrolling through channels and changing settings back to normal.



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