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Jeep Cherokee:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Jeep Cherokee side view
Jeep Cherokee angular front perspective
Jeep Cherokee angular rear perspective

Overview of the Jeep Cherokee

Learn about the Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee Summary

Launched initially as a full-size SUV back in the 1970s, the Jeep Cherokee has evolved into an iconic compact crossover. The fifth-generation, introduced in the 2015 model, was so popular that Chrysler discontinued two other models to meet production demands.

Overall, the Cherokee provides a smooth ride, and its optional V6 and turbocharged engines offer additional power. It has also received praise for its available off-road capabilities. However, some drivers have noted its sluggish acceleration as well as its relatively limited storage space, which comes as a tradeoff for its compact size.

Pros and cons of the Jeep Cherokee

  • All-wheel drive available
  • V6 and turbo engines available
  • User-friendly touchscreen
  • Limited cargo space
  • High fuel consumption
  • High-tech safety systems on higher trims only
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Jeep Cherokee

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags10

Specifications of the Jeep Cherokee

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption9.6 - 12.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.4 - 9.4 L/100km
  • Width1859 - 1904 mm
  • Length4624 - 4650 mm
  • Trunk space702 - 840 L
  • Cargo space1555 - 1600 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Jeep Cherokee

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Jeep Cherokee 2014 - 2021 is available in 15 trims:

Sport Altitude trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Jeep Cherokee

Dimensions of the Jeep Cherokee

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20211670 mm1859 mm4624 mm
20201670 mm1859 mm4624 mm
20191670 mm1859 mm4624 mm
20181670 mm1859 mm4624 mm
20171670 mm1859 mm4624 mm
20161670 mm1859 mm4624 mm
20151670 mm1859 mm4624 mm
20141670 mm1859 mm4624 mm

Towing capacity of the Jeep Cherokee

Unbraked is when the trailer being towed does not have its own braking system. Braked is when the trailer being towed has its own braking system.
Braked and unbraked towing capacities
Exact values depend on trim choices.
2021454 kg907 kg
2020454 kg907 kg
2019454 kg907 kg
2018454 kg907 kg
2017454 kg907 kg
2016454 kg907 kg
2015454 kg907 kg