3. Jeep Cherokee
The original Jeep Cherokee was a rough and tumble utility that was built like a railroad spike. It was rugged, affordable and very effective. Later models were powered by an indestructible and torque-rich straight six engine that could extricate the little truck from just about any situation.
After a multi-year hiatus Chrysler is reintroducing the venerable Cherokee nameplate, but things just aren’t the same. The new model, which goes on sale in the third quarter of the year, looks nothing like its revered predecessor, in fact it looks like nothing else in Jeep’s lineup. In addition to its unprecedented design the vehicle is built on a car-based unibody architecture. This 2014 model is most certainly from the Things Just Aren’t What They Used to Be planet.