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About The Jeep Cherokee

Vehicle Summary

As a compact SUV, the Jeep Cherokee will suit you best if you're driving around a family and need a vehicle that is roomy, comfortable and convenient enough to move kids around town, pick up groceries or go on the occasional off-road adventure. It is primarily distinguished by the roomy and family-friendly interior with an intuitive and easy-to-use infotainment system, along with its off-road abilities. 

The Jeep Cherokee is now in its fifth generation, which was first introduced for the 2014 model year. The nine-speed automatic transmission is one of the most noteworthy differences between the fifth and the fourth generation, which encompasses model years 2008 through 2013. 

The standard Uconnect® infotainment system on all trims and model years is also an important addition to the fifth-generation Cherokee. When it comes to performance, there is the introduction of the rear axle disconnect feature (also on 2014–present model years), which according to the manufacturer, only engages the vehicle's four-wheel drive when it's necessary to reduce energy consumption. The Cherokee was the first compact SUV to get this feature. 

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Q: Does the 2019 Jeep Cherokee have Apple CarPlay™?

A: Apple CarPlay is standard across all trims of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. It can be accessed through the vehicle's Uconnect infotainment system, which comes with a standard seven-inch touchscreen or the available 8.4-inch screen. 

Q: What's the difference between Cherokee and Grand Cherokee?

A: The size of these two vehicles is the biggest and most easily noticeable difference between them. The Jeep Cherokee is a compact SUV and is thus smaller than the Grand Cherokee, which is classified as a full-size SUV. 

Q: What kind of mileage does the Jeep Cherokee get?

A: The EPA-estimated mileage of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.1 These figures apply to the base model that features a 2.0L, four-cylinder engine paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. 

Q: How comfortable is the Jeep Cherokee?

A: When it comes to comfort, the Jeep Cherokee lives up to compact SUV standards. Thanks to features like front bucket seats, six-way driver and passenger seat adjustments, reclining rear seat, and generous 40.3-inch rear legroom, the 2019 Cherokee is pretty comfortable for both drivers and passengers. 

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See for details.

Jeep Cherokee Trim Configurations

Fourth generation (2008–2013) trims: 

  • Sport - The Sport trim comes with fold-flat front passenger seating, 16-inch alloy wheels, a tilt steering column, air conditioning, keyless entry and power windows as part of the standard equipment. 
  • Limited - Features that distinguish the Limited trim from the Sport trim of the fourth generation Jeep Cherokee include the standard automatic transmission, satellite radio, 17-inch alloy wheels, Uconnect hands-free phone, roof rails and remote starter. 

Fifth generation (2014–present) trims:

  • Sport - The Sport trim, which is the base model of the fifth generation Jeep Cherokee, comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, cruise control, Uconnect infotainment with a five-inch touchscreen, and a cargo management system. 
  • Latitude - Standard features on the Latitude trim include roof rails, leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lamps, and an in-seat storage compartment. 
  • Limited - Automatic headlamps, backup camera, heated steering wheel, dual-zone climate control and 18-inch alloy wheels are part of the standard offering on the Limited trim. 
  • Trailhawk - Specifically designed with off-road driving in mind, the Trailhawk trim features a four-wheel-drive system, hill-start assist, all-terrain tires, as well as higher ground clearance, and ride height compared to the other trims. 

Jeep Cherokee vs Other SUVs

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Jeep Compass: There are a lot of similarities that can be drawn between the 2018 Jeep Compass and the 2018 Jeep Cherokee when it comes to performance and features. For instance, the base models of both the Compass and the Cherokee are powered by a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that is paired to a six-speed manual transmission, with the Cherokee delivering a 184 horsepower over the 180-horsepower output of the Compass. Both also have cloth bucket seats, roof rails and flat-folding front passenger seat. 

The Compass boasts higher cargo capacity, rated at 59.8 cubic feet compared to the Cherokee's 54.9 cubic feet. As estimated by, the Compass' mileage for the base Sport trim, which is powered by a 2.4L, four-cylinder engine, is rated at 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.1 

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4: The base trim of the Toyota RAV4 is powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder engine, which is combined with a six-speed automatic transmission. When it comes to the interior, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 comes standard with Bluetooth® connectivity and a 6.1-inch screen, which can be used to access Toyota's Entune™ multimedia system. As per estimates, the base LE trim of the RAV4 that comes with a 2.5L, four-cylinder engine, gets 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.1 

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Honda CR-V: The base LX trim of the 2018 Honda CR-V is powered by a 2.4L four-cylinder engine, delivering 184 horsepower, paired to a continuously variable transmission. It gets similar mileage as the 2018 Jeep Cherokee, an EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.1 

Unlike the Cherokee, the 2018 Honda CR-V doesn't come with illuminated vanity mirrors or a glove box light, and it doesn't offer a tire mobility kit, which is standard on the 2018 Cherokee. On the other hand, it comes with a hands-free auto-opening trunk, a feature that is not available on the Cherokee. 

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See for details.

Reliability Research


RepairPal gave the Jeep Cherokee an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Jeep Cherokee 3rd out of 26 among Compact SUVs.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Jeep Cherokee is $460, compared to an average of $454 for Compact SUVs and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Jeep Cherokee owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.4 times per year, compared to an average of 0.9 times for Compact SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 6% for the Jeep Cherokee, compared to an average of 10% for Compact SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.


Reviews for Jeep Cherokee

Overall Rating

4.2 out of 5 (225 reviews)

Fun ride with practicality!

If you're looking for a small SUV that doesn't look like the rest, then the Jeep Cherokee (I have the trailhawk package in red) is a nice option. It's not the best out there, but definitely not the worst. Offers plenty of options and trim lines to appeal to the masses. Interior is surprisingly roomy and can hold 4 adults comfortably. I traded a 2014 TRD Sport Tacoma 4x4 for this and have had no regrets. I commute 65 miles one way to school so the gas mileage is important. Driving sensibly I see approximately 26 mpg highway. And I carpool with 2 other guys who are well over 6 foot and 230+ pounds. Never a complaint regarding seating. Handling is great in rain or dry, and it's very easy to drive.


  • Styling: Stands out from the other SUVs in its class
  • Ride and Handling: Nimble and responsive. Confidence inspiring control
  • Cargo Space: Plenty of useable space to haul what you need


  • Braking: Leaves much to be desired. Seems to need more distance and time to stop.
  • Power: Slow to get up to speed under hard acceleration.

- TJ Triebe, 2017 Jeep Cherokee

Almost 5 months in & I still love my Jeep!

I definitely would recommend going with a Jeep. I love it! Considering the fuel economy is comparable to the 2002 VW Beetle that I had makes me extremely happy. I have a very basic model so there are definitely things I wish I had (like 4 wheel drive). My only real complaint is the lack of any power when accelerating. Even when you floor it, it doesn’t go anywhere. Something I’ll never get used to after years of driving VW & Toyota models. But overall, I would go with Jeep again.


  • Fuel Economy: Comparable to my 2002 VW Beetle
  • Technology and Entertainment: Love the Bluetooth connection to my phone and backup camera.
  • Interior Space:


  • Ride and Handling: Shutters while driving under 15 mph.
  • Power: Zero acceleration power.

- Janisha Carter, 2018 Jeep Cherokee

More car than we could have imagined

We got the v6 Cherokee. Make no mistake it’s a car and not a Jeep, but a capable car and a surprisingly well rounded one at that. It’s got a surprising amount of pickup when you put down the throttle. The all wheel drive system has proven to glue the little suv to the ground. All things considered, we couldn’t be happier with my wife’s daily driver. It’s perfect for our small family of three and a Labrador. Use it as a grocery getter and for the wife to get to and from work. If you behave you can average close to 30mph.


  • Power: It performs better than expected
  • Fuel Economy: Regularly 26-32 mpg
  • Value: No remorse.


  • Seat Comfort: It’s lumbar support is less than ideal in its cloth trim level
  • Cargo Space: It accommodates well for its size, seats are thought out well, just a smaller suv
  • Technology and Entertainment: Wish it had a back up camera

- Zachary Richardson, 2014 Jeep Cherokee

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