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Jeep Cherokee

2018
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Jeep Cherokee 2018 4-door SUV Trim Shown: 2018 Limited 4-door SUV 4WD Automatic
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The Cherokee is too unrefined to be a contender among small SUVs. The best version is the 3.2-liter V6 engine in the Limited trim. The 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine is slow, and its 22 mpg overall is lousy for the class. The nine-speed automatic is not very responsive or refined. Handling is competent but short on agility, and the ride is jittery. The rear seat is roomy, and controls are intuitive with the 8.4-inch Uconnect system. Limited trims can be fitted with high-end amenities. The Trailhawk is capable off-road, and the V6's 4,500-pound towing capacity is impressive. Recent updates include the integration of blind-spot warning in higher trims. A freshened 2019 Jeep Cherokee, with a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine and front-end styling updates, goes on sale soon.
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2019
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Jeep Cherokee 2019 4-door SUV Trim Shown: 2019 Limited 4-door SUV AWD Automatic
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Jeep has freshened its compact Cherokee SUV, replacing the controversial headlights, tweaking the exterior, and adding a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The base 2.4-liter four-cylinder is slow and returns lousy fuel economy for the class. The 3.2-liter V6 is more appealing. Now, there is a third option, a 270-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. When we originally tested the Cherokee we found the handling competent but short on agility, and the ride jittery. The rear seat is roomy, and controls are intuitive with the Uconnect system. Limited trims can be fitted with high-end amenities. The Trailhawk is features some off-road motifs mostly for looks. Available safety systems require buyers invest in an option package or step up a couple trim levels.
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2014-2017
2014 Redesign Year
Jeep Cherokee 2017 Trim Shown: 2017 Limited
This small SUV could be a contender, but the Dart-based Cherokee is underdeveloped and unrefined. If you have your heart set on one, get the 3.2-liter V6 in Limited trim. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder is slow and gets lousy fuel economy for the class at just 22 mpg overall. The nine-speed automatic is not all that responsive or refined. Handling is competent, but short on agility and the ride is jittery. In Cherokee's favor, it's a quiet SUV with a comfortable backseat and a state-of-the-art infotainment system. Limited trims can be equipped with many high-end features. The Trailhawk is very capable off-road, and the V6 can tow an impressive 4,500 pounds.
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2017 N/A N/A
2016 $16,175 - $27,200 $13,575 - $24,375
2015 $14,250 - $22,450 $11,725 - $19,725
2014 $12,100 - $20,850 $9,600 - $18,050
1987-2001
Jeep Cherokee 2001 Trim Shown: 2001 Sport Utility
The Cherokee was introduced in 1984 and changed little since. It drove like a truck-a harsh-riding, noisy vehicle with reasonable cargo room, but narrow seats that could comfortably accommodate only slender people. Handling was fine in normal driving. Look for a model equipped with Selec-Trac, a four-wheel-drive system you can use even on dry pavement. The 1997 model remained a trucklike vehicle with a choppy ride and noisy interior. By modern standards, cargo space is only so-so.
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2001 N/A N/A
2000 N/A N/A