The 2008 Jeep Cherokee Interior

The interior of the all-new Jeep Cherokee delivers simple, functional styling and provides customers with ample storage space.

Standard 60/40 split fold-flat rear seats and a fold-flat front-passenger seat are perfect for loading and hauling. The rear seats also incorporate a recline feature for more adjustment for passengers. The front and rear seats feature wide inserts and heavy bolstering designed to cradle occupants for a secure feeling. The seats have tall, square shoulders, and the bottom cushion has been lengthened for better thigh support. Leather heated seats with memory function are standard on the Limited model.

A four-spoke steering wheel provides the Jeep Cherokee with a generous tactile heft and feel. Standard is a leather-wrapped steering wheel with wheel-mounted Electronic Vehicle Information Centre (EVIC) on the face and audio controls conveniently located on the rear of the wheel.

A new two-tone instrument panel treatment gives the vehicle a feeling of spaciousness. The Jeep Cherokee features a four-gauge instrument cluster with clear white on black graphics with orange pointers and an integrated vehicle information centre.

The centre stack neatly houses the climate controls, vents, radio and switch bank. For the first time, Cherokee will now be available with the optional MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System and eight premium speakers and a subwoofer. Standard on all Cherokee models is an all-new automatic temperature-control system with cabin air filtration.

Also on the centre stack is an open bin with a rubber mat, perfect for placing mobile phones, hand-held PDAs or coins. A small enclosed storage compartment left of the steering wheel provides additional storage for the driver.

Cherokee customers will be able to order their new car with a choice of two interior colours – Pastel Slate Grey and Dark Slate Grey.

Cargo and Utility

There are several storage and convenience features designed into Jeep Cherokee’s spacious rear cargo area.

Both left and right trim panels have cargo tie-down loops for securing items to the load floor. The left trim panel houses a concealed compartment for jack storage and tools.

The load floor system has a reversible carpeted surface. Dual latches on either side release for access to a 10-centimetre deep waterproof storage bin beneath the lid – perfect for muddy boots.

The load area can be extended further by folding the front passenger seat flat in addition to the fold flat rear seats, offering a large and spacious cargo area.

Published 5 August 2008 Melanie Carter

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