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 |  Mar 20 2013, 6:08 AM

2014 Jeep Compass Limited

Ahead of an official launch at the New York Auto Show next week, Jeep is showing-off just how capable its new Cherokee model is in a point-of view video teaser.

Competing in the hot mid-size crossover segment, Jeep hopes to win over buyers by offering true off-road performance and “best-in-class capability,” while at the same time delivering, “exemplary on-road driving dynamics.”

The replacement of the Liberty, the oddly-styled Cherokee is expected to be offered with a down-sized version of the Chrysler 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, instead displacing 3.2-liters. To further improve on fuel economy (up to 45 percent compared to the Liberty) it will boast an industry-first 9-speed automatic transmission.

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Official details will be confirmed at the NY Auto Show next week. Until then, check out the video below.

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  • Jerry Stigliano

    I want to like this vehicle but that ubiquitous upturned rear window is a deal breaker. It’s reminiscent of RAV’s, Murano’s and Escapes. Why are manufacturers still using that annoying design element? Jeep had the opportunity to do something cool and unique and they blew it.

  • NiteOwl_OvO

    The pictured vehicle is the 2014 Compass, not the Cherokee. Judging by the hood, the video is of the Cherokee with the same wheels as the Compass pictured.