2017 Jeep Cherokee Limited

Pros: Impressive off-road capabilities when properly equipped; better on-road handling and composure than other Jeeps; broad range of optional equipment and high-tech features; standard 9-speed automatic transmission

Cons: Cramped rear-seat space; radical front-end styling is off-putting to Jeep traditionalists; other compact SUVs have better cargo volume

CG Says: All 2017 Jeep Cherokee trim levels, except the base Sport, get standard High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights. The 3.2-liter V6 is newly optional on Sport. For most of its trim levels, the Cherokee’s closest competitors are the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5. The exception is the range-topping, off-road-ready Cherokee Trailhawk model, which has few direct rivals in the compact-SUV class. The only other vehicles in its class that come close to–or match–its level of off-road equipment are the other compact Jeeps, namely the Compass, Patriot, and, for buyers interested in extreme off-roading, the 4-door Wrangler Unlimited.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jeep
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Sport: $23,595
4WD Sport: $25,595
Sport Altitude: $24,590
4WD Sport Altitude: $26,590
Latitude: $25,545
4WD Latitude: $27,545
75th Anniversary Edition: $28,325
4WD 75th Anniversary Edition: $30,325
Limited: $29,495
4WD Limited: $31,495
High Altitude: $30,490
4WD High Altitude: $32,490
4WD Trailhawk: $31,195
4WD Trailhawk L Plus: $35,195
Overland: $34,895
4WD Overland: $38,595

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
184
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-30

Optional Engine
3.2-liter V6
Horsepower
271
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-29