Jeep Cherokee Limited

2015 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: The Jeep Cherokee sees a few minor updates for 2015 after its debut last year. Models with the 3.2-liter V6 engine get a fuel-saving stop/start feature, the available forward collision warning system adds crash-mitigating autonomous braking, and interior trim is updated on some models. 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: $23,095
4WD Sport: $25,095
Latitude: $25,095
4WD Latitude: $27,095
Limited: $28,895
4WD Limited: $30,895
4WD Trailhawk: $30,395

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
184
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-31

Optional Engine
3.2-liter V6
Horsepower
271
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-28

2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude
2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude
2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk