I selected this Jeep because it gave my plenty of comfort, brown leather heated seats, storage space, plenty of technology like Sat Radio and GPS and had the ability to go off road yet be a comfortable drive on the highway. I would get the larger engine even though mileage is less. It's a small SUV so it's easy to park and easy to drive off road (fit in between trees). The new Jeep is called the ugly Jeep by some but those that own it love it.
I thought I loved it.
2014 Jeep CherokeeR R - Columbus, GA01/08/2016
I was so excited, I had a grand years ago and thought this was sporty lower cost option. I was so wrong. It rattles everywhere. I have had more recalls then I could have imagined, and overall it just seems small. I want to love it, and at the end of the day it's a car so I will keep driving it but it's not my favorite car I have ever owned. The nose is a huge blind spot I never noticed in the test drive but have caught myself almost hitting things because it's got a huge blind spot in the front.
We live North Lake Tahoe and specifically bought this car to handle well and safely in this terrible weather and it has not. The wipers stopped working properly after one heavy snow. The car got stuck in the snow outside of our garage when it wasn't even that deep. The pick up is terrible while merging on the highway.
Jeep Cherokee Overview
This Jeep Cherokee is a crossover SUV that has a long history of great trailblazing capability. The popular Jeep Cherokee brings a rugged personality to the table in addition to its standout versatility. Its uniform, aerodynamic shape and feature-rich interior make the vehicle great for daily tasks and anyone who may go off-road for a weekend.
Jeep Cherokee History
The Jeep Cherokee was introduced in 1984 and established the standard for SUVs that could be used for family transport. As one of Jeep's hallmark vehicles, the Cherokee has a reputation for great off-road capability while still providing day-to-day utility. After going on hiatus in 2001, the latest version was introduced in 2014.
How It Drives
The Jeep Cherokee's handling feels firm and controlled, yet weighty.
When equipped with a V6 engine, it accelerates fairly quickly and provides an exciting ride. Of the two engines, the base 2.4L four-cylinder engine offers better fuel economy. When the Jeep Cherokee swaps in a 3.2L V6 engine, the horsepower earns a lift while still balancing in respectable fuel economy.
Used Jeep Cherokee Value
The Jeep Cherokee lineup offers more variety than most of its competitors: it has a wide range of trim levels, including the Sport, Latitude, Altitude, Limited, Trailhawk, and Overland, that extend from a somewhat spartan base model to upper trims that edge the Jeep Cherokee into luxury SUV territory. The Jeep Cherokee fits into a unique space - it blends serious off-road capabilities with a more urban-friendly capability. This leaves the Jeep Cherokee as a niche vehicle that escalates utility and versatility unlike any other vehicle.
Jeep Cherokee Standard Features
For the current generation, the Jeep Cherokee is offered with a 2.4L four-cylinder engine or a 3.2 V6 engine. The Jeep Cherokee has a five-seat layout in all models, with rear passenger seats that can slide to reveal additional cargo space. Additionally, the SUV comes equipped with front-wheel drive for base models with available four-wheel drive systems. All models have nine-speed automatic transmissions. Other standard equipment for newer models includes Bluetooth, USB and other auxiliary ports.
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