It seems there’s no shortage of special edition trim packages in the Jeep Lineup and we just got word that Jeep has introduced its latest special edition package for many of its popular Jeep models at the Houston Auto Show.
Jeep is calling this latest Special Edition the Altitude and will be available in the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Wrangler later this spring. The Special Edition Altitude models feature unique “blacked out” exteriors with distinct, aggressive flair. Both the Grand Cherokee and the Wrangler have had an Altitude edition in the past but this is the first time for the Jeep Cherokee. The new Altitude models join the 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot Altitude models which are currently available.
“The unique ‘blacked-out’ theme of the Jeep Altitude models resonated so well with consumers two years ago that it makes perfect sense to bring them back now, particularly since we have new versions of the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “What began as a production-intent concept and naming contest generated significant buzz and evolved into a lineup of special-edition Jeep vehicles that appeal to many consumers – especially those wanting a very distinct, aggressive and edgy look.”
All three special edition Jeep’s will be available in showrooms later this spring and from the looks of it should be quite popular among Jeep buyers who want exclusivity above all else.
Check out what the newest Jeep Altitude models offer!
2014 Jeep Cherokee Altitude
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Altitude is based on the Latitude model and is available in either 4x2 or 4x4 configurations powered by either the 2.4-liter MultiAir 2 Tigershark I-4 engine with up to 31 mpg, or the 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, which pumps out 271 horsepower. The Cherokee also has a towing capability of 4,500 pounds. Both engines are mated to the mid-size SUV segment-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission.
The Jeep Cherokee Altitude features a stealth-like appearance with gloss black grille surrounds, roof rails, front fascia lower applique and badging and a black daylight opening. Eighteen-inch gloss black painted aluminum wheels and a black interior complete the look.
The limited-edition 2014 Jeep Cherokee Altitude is available in four exterior colors: Brilliant Black Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat and Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat.
The U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2014 Cherokee Altitude models is $24,995 for 4x2 models and $26,995 for 4x4 models (plus $995 destination).
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude is based on the Laredo model and is available as a 4x2 or 4x4. The standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine produces 290 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, and is mated to an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission, delivering up to 25 miles per gallon highway.
Special exterior design cues include gloss black bezel inserts for the front grille, fog lamp bezels, lower front fascia applique, badging, rear step pad surround and 20-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels. Other unique exterior changes include halogen headlamps with black bezels, grey satin gloss tail lamp bezels, platinum chrome grille texture, bright dual exhaust tips, lower body-color fascias, wheel flares and side cladding, a body color antenna and an SRT-style roof rail.
The interior features black Capri leather seats with perforated suede inserts and black stitching, a leather wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, standard 8.4-inch Uconnect touch screen and power sunroof. The Security and Convenience Group is also standard and includes remote start, auto-dimming rear view mirror, security alarm, 115 volt outlet, universal garage door opener, cargo cover, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, power liftgate, ParkView back-up camera and ParkSense rear back-up sensors.
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude is available in Billet Silver, Bright White, Brilliant Black Metallic Coat, Deep Cherry, Granite Crystal and Maximum Steel and has a U.S. MSRP of $35,290 for 4x2 models and $37,290 for 4x4 (plus $995 destination).
2014 Jeep Wrangler Altitude
The 2014 Jeep Wrangler Altitude is available in two-door and Unlimited four-door models, the Wrangler Altitude is powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that pumps out 285 horsepower and 260 pound feet of torque which is mated to a standard six-speed manual or an available five-speed automatic transmission. The Wrangler Altitude also features a Command Trac transfer-case with 2.72:1 low range.
The Jeep Wrangler Altitude is based on the Sahara model and features a matte black grille with gloss black throats, head lamp rings and Jeep badge, gloss black front and rear bumper appliques and 18-inch seven-spoke aluminum wheels, a standard body color Freedom Top and matte black “WRANGLER” decal on the hood. A Dual Top with premium Sunrider soft top is optional.
Inside, the Jeep Wrangler Altitude features standard black leather seats with black stitching, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with black painted spokes and black stitching, black finish hex bolts and black painted vent rings and door and instrument panel grab handles. The Wrangler Connectivity Group is also included.
The 2014 Jeep Wrangler Altitude is available in Amp’d, Black, Granite Crystal and Hydro Blue paint schemes and has a U.S. MSRP of $31,595 for Wrangler two-door models and $35,395 for Wrangler Unlimited models (plus $995 destination).