In today's world, finding a suitable SUV that combines the abilities of being an excellent off-roader with the capability of being a good inner city vehicle is extremely difficult. However, the Jeep Cherokee Latitude has proved that such an automobile exists in the market. The Cherokee Latitude set the trend for the ultimate off-road vehicle that allowed others to follow suit. The Cherokee Latitude was Genesis for the SUV niche.

The Cherokee Latitude has seen major changes in terms of styling and design. Its rugged facade has now evolved into a smart sleek design in order to maintain its dominance within the market. Jeep follows a strict policy that ensures that the quality levels are of the utmost standard. The sheet metal is designed by Jeep solely though understanding the ultimate use of the Cherokee Latitude as an off-road vehicle.

The 2013 Cherokee Latitude can be equipped with a choice of two engine units. The first unit is a 2.4-Liter Inline-4 MultiAir. The power and torque figures are 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft respectively. The second engine unit that the Cherokee Latitude can be fitted with is a 3.2-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT which produces 290 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This power is transferred to a 9-speed with Jeep Active Drive 2 mode option available which adds low-range gearing and is aimed at Cherokee buyers expecting to venture farther off the beaten path. 

Jeep offers the Cherokee Latitude in two variants, front wheel drive or all wheel drive. A clever piece of technology that has been implemented in the all wheel driver Cherokee Latitude models is the ability to choose between front wheel drive for better economy or four-wheel drive if covering rugged terrain becomes a priority. The on-board computer monitor torque figures for all four wheels and automatically adjust which wheel requires how much power to improve handling and control.

The Cherokee Latitude is technological masterpiece as well as being excellent off road. The driver aids that have been installed on the vehicle ensure that the person behind the wheel gets all the relevant information that they need in order to be safe and have fun.  The car has Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity; and a six-speaker audio system with a 5-inch touch screen interface, USB/iPod integration, an auxiliary audio input and an SD card reader. Options include a Cold Weather Group package with a wiper de-icer and heating for the front seats, steering wheel and mirrors.

The versatility of the Cherokee Latitude is unmatched. The interior is extremely well thought through and has all the essentials that must be present in a car of its size. All seats have separate cup holders and seats fold over creating more space in the rear for when large amounts of luggage need to be transported around. The options list helps with personalizing the car to each individual owner owing to a more a unique experience.

The base price for the Cherokee Latitude model starts at $26,495.