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2023 Jeep Cherokee review

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Jeep Cherokee highlights

Customer rating

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Pros

  • Powerful engine options
  • Impressive available off-road capability
  • Great standard feature list

Cons

  • Less cargo space than some in the class
  • Best off-road features are optional
  • Standard touchscreen is a bit small

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 29 highway, 24 combined

Pricing for current inventory

(no current inventory)

Price
Year
Mileage

All Jeep Cherokee years

What is new for the 2023 Jeep Cherokee?

  • The Cherokee is available in a new trim called the Altitude Lux.
  • The Altitude, Latitude Lux, Limited, and X trims have been discontinued for 2023.
  • Cherokee trims have been upgraded with Navigation System as standard equipment this year.
  • The Trailhawk trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control, Power Hatch/Deck Lid, and Turbo Charged Engine as standard equipment.

2023 Jeep Cherokee trims

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Trailhawk:

5 reasons to buy the 2023 Jeep Cherokee

1. Standard four-wheel drive

Ideal when the going gets tough, all trims of the 2023 Jeep Cherokee have four-wheel-drive capability as standard. The Jeep Active Drive I system on the entry-level Altitude Lux trim is fully automatic and includes brake-traction control to help manage torque. The more advanced Jeep Active Drive Lock system on the range topping Trailhawk trim has a locking rear differential and raised suspension to properly tackle rougher terrain. The standard Selec-Terrain® traction management system offers different driving modes to suit the road surface conditions.

2. Two powerful engine options

The 2023 Jeep Cherokee offers a choice of two inline-four engines, but whichever one you choose, you'll enjoy the performance. The 2.4L Tigershark naturally aspirated unit of the Altitude Lux has 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. If you need more power for highway or off-road excursions, opt for the 270-hp 2.0L turbocharged engine with 295 lb-ft of torque. Fitted exclusively to the Trailhawk trim, it can tow up to an estimated 4,000 lbs when properly equipped.

Both engine options of the Cherokee put their power down via a nine-speed automatic transmission.

3. Great technology

The onboard technology in the 2023 Jeep Cherokee is plentiful and easy to use. All trims have an 8.4-inch Uconnect® 4C NAV color touchscreen infotainment system with SiriusXM® Radio, SiriusXM Travel Link, and SiriusXM Traffic Plus, as well as voice control with wireless connectivity and navigation. There's also Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto connectivity, plus four USB ports to keep your passengers entertained.

4. Feature-packed comfort

Whether you're on the school run, a trip to the grocery store, or a highway excursion, the level of standard features in the 2023 Jeep Cherokee allows you and your passengers to get comfortable. A heated steering wheel and heated seats take the chill out of colder days, while eight-way power adjustment for the driver's seat caters to all shapes and sizes. Dual-zone automatic temperature control adds even more comfort.

5. Practical space

The 2023 Jeep Cherokee has lots of interior space to store all your essentials, and the 41.1 and 40.3 inches of front and rear legroom, respectively, should please your passengers. The rear seats fold 40/20/40 and have a pass-through to the trunk. When the rear seats are down, they reveal 54.7 cu-ft of cargo volume. Put them back up and there's 25.7 cu-ft of space, plus a hands-free powered liftgate for another practical touch.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the Jeep Cherokee an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Jeep Cherokee 8th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Jeep Cherokee is $507, compared to an average of $473 for Compact SUVs and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Jeep Cherokee owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.6 times per year, compared to an average of 1.0 times for Compact SUVs and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 12% for the Jeep Cherokee, compared to an average of 13% for Compact SUVs and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Jeep Cherokee features and specs

Altitude Lux 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Alpine Sound System
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Four Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

2.4L

Horsepower

180

Torque (ft-lbs)

171

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

15.8

Wheelbase

106.6"

Overall length

183.1"

Width

73.2"

Height

66.2"

Leg room

F 41.1"/R 40.3"

Head room

F 39.4"/R 38.5"

Front tires

P225/65TR17

Rear tires

P225/65TR17

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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