When compared to rivals like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, it's not surprising that off-road prowess is the Jeep Cherokee’s ace-in-the-hole. But how does it fare in the real world? KBB’s Micah Muzio has the answer.

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    • Silas Almeida
      Silas Almeida

      Perfect review, I’ve been looking for a review on any other KL besides the trail hawk that would show the off road side of the more common edition’s and this is perfect. Definitely helped me decide what I want

      about 19 days ago
    • Daisylyn Reyes
      Daisylyn Reyes

      Beautiful review.

      about 6 months ago
    • Drew Dude
      Drew Dude

      The headlights tho

      about 7 months ago
    • Spencer Munson
      Spencer Munson

      Fuck fiat and fuck Chrysler for letting the Cherokee name be used like this. This suv is shit looks like everything else and probably runs like shit too LONG LIVE THE XJ

      about 10 months ago
    • Imran Abbasi
      Imran Abbasi

      I love jeep

      about 10 months ago
    • funguy4utube

      Great review you guys did .. in every way. Cool for me to see this as I am really interested in picking up one circa 2015/2016 so two years old on the edge of three since we are into June now. I am a Jeep Grand Cherokee owner since my 1996 and then my 2000 which I still have. There is something about Jeep that kinda feels right to me ... you can drive it to the 'dance' at the ball and up to a fancy house party and it fits in and it is great for casual times too ... it is an all-arounder to me ! My previous Jeeps are gas-hogs though ... that is their worst trait ( but they were Grand Cherokees ) ... if this one is too then it would be a deal breaker. I was considering a move to a sedan but have been testing them out ( renting and friends sedans ) and find it feels low-down when in traffic which makes me feel a bit overwhelmed and unsafe and unseen after all my years in the up-high Grand Cherokees. Just writing all this in case anyone has similar sentiments or added input either pro or con the 'Cherokee' which I would appreciate.

      about 11 months ago
    • Nick Loss
      Nick Loss

      you'll never get 30mpg on the highway with the 4 banger. Its so underpowered it barely ever sees 8th gear and never gets into 9th. I regularly see 23-24 mpg on the highway in a 4 cylinder Cherokee. Honestly you're better off getting the v6, it only get 1 mpg less around town and is actually better on the highway because it has the power it needs to use top gear.

      about 1 year ago
    • Nick Loss
      Nick Loss In reply to Nick Loss

      Cory H I understand perfectly. I've driven every brand new Chrysler in the fleet besides the Pacifica and I know the zf 9 speed trans very well. That being said, the fact of the matter in the 2.4l Jeep Cherokee is simply underpowered. Even at speeds well above 80 you will never ever see 9th gear, hell even the renegade which had the same drivetrain but it's much lighter only really sees 9th on a downhill. Whereas my pentastar 200 that actually has the necessary power can get into 9th around 65-70. On anything other than perfectly flat smooth roads you are going to see better highway numbers in the v6 Cherokee

      about 9 months ago
    • Cory H
      Cory H In reply to Nick Loss

      Nick Loss you clearly do not understand the jeep, or even bother to read the booklet that it came with. The booklet clearly tells you that 9th gear will not engage unless you exceed speeds of 80 mph, which you do not really see unless you drive up north like Montana, or if speed on an interstate. Also, you probably have a lead foot because to get those numbers you would have to be constantly flooring the jeep. Finally the four banger is not meant for speed but for fuel economy. Wake up!!

      about 9 months ago
    • Ian Alexander
      Ian Alexander

      Cool looking

      about 1 year ago
    • Johnny Lira
      Johnny Lira

      Cherokee: glorified Fiat edition

      about 1 year ago
    • Johnny Lira
      Johnny Lira

      That is not a cherokee. It's a neutered abomination.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mike Molcule
      Mike Molcule

      I always love when micah does the review, keep it up man.

      about 1 year ago
    • johnny5finger

      Where do they dig up these immature boys to do their reviews.

      about 1 year ago
    • Elijah and daddy
      Elijah and daddy

      🛋 o 🗝

      about 1 year ago
    • Fin Zen
      Fin Zen

      I want to get 18 inch rims for my 2016 cherokee latitude, but they are too expensive :((

      about 1 year ago
    • Andy. Andy
      Andy. Andy

      This guy is the most laid back dude on the internet!

      about 1 year ago
    • Anonymous

      This is about as ugly as the Pontiac Aztec

      about 1 year ago
    • Improvement Guy
      Improvement Guy

      Mopar accessories still only offers the worst cargo privacy cover with its HUGE hole and is still not mountable flush to the rear seats.

      about 1 year ago
    • Google User
      Google User

      They are simply like every other soccer mom awd out there.xOnly the very expensive trailhawk version has a locking rear diff and off road rated.xThe stock 4 banger has plenty of power for the weight of the vehicle.And if you intend to tow something large, these compact SUVs are a poor choice.xThese jeeps are ideal grocery getters and soccer mom wagons

      about 1 year ago
    • Stephen Imke
      Stephen Imke

      I have the basic 2017 cherokee latitude 4 banger fwd cloth seats...So far so good
      I now have 200 + miles and no problems.When I put it in reverse the brakes make a strange sound but they stop really good...Never heard of new cars using oil but this one seems to be... if it was full when I bought it.. it is down about 1/2 qt...Jeep says it will use some oil when breaking in the engine....I am a compulsive buyer I just had to have it and well I got it...I am not really a fan of american made vehicles but thought I would give this jeep cherokee a chance..Hope I made a good choice I have $29,000.00 invested..Chrysler should concentrate on making the highest quality vehicle
      possible..A happy customer is a repete customer....Once behind the wheel and I was hooked..Take one for a ride... I think you will like it as well.....

      about 1 year ago
    • Jordan MKWii
      Jordan MKWii

      I'll buy one then when I'm off-roading I hope my Transmission blows on me :-)

      about 1 year ago
    • TheWingsoffury

      does anyone think that its weird that the jeep help the allies win WWII but now is own by an Italian company they guys the jeep help to defeat. we have come a long way, I guess it's a different world

      about 1 year ago
    • Jared Sterba
      Jared Sterba

      Just bought a 2017 Cherokee and love it. Definitely better than the Patriot I had.

      about 1 year ago
    • ethosflux

      Ace of base? Really?

      about 1 year ago
    • Future USAF Freddie
      Future USAF Freddie

      the narrarating guy looks like peeta,
      katniss: peeta???? i didnt know u liked cars!
      peeta: *blabs about jeeps* katniss?
      katniss: hey, why not take this out for a spin around the district?'
      peeta: definently, i'll drive, and record, and u can be my assistant in this vid
      katniss: yay!

      about 1 year ago
    • News that matter
      News that matter

      What a joke. zIt looks like a socermom minivan. its fat, bloated, ugly.

      about 2 years ago
    • Jonhy Marquez
      Jonhy Marquez

      Damn!! I'll bang Micah on those folded rear seats anytime, no homo tho..

      about 2 years ago
    • Mia Johnson
      Mia Johnson

      My friend has a 2016 Jeep Cherokee. His maintenance light came on. Next, he took
      it to the dealership for service. Two days later the dealership replaced his engine.
      He had around 15,000 miles on his Jeep.

      about 2 years ago
    • jaxon Blake
      jaxon Blake

      i trust you test drove two jeep cherokee's

      about 2 years ago
    • creekhed1

      Ahhh...good old Youtube...the land of mean, often hurtful, uneducated, and biased comments! Gotta love it!

      about 2 years ago
    • bossdr3w

      This cars transmission is the worst. Also a death trap on wheels. My girlfriend has (about to be had) one of these with all the "bells n whistles". The transmission gave out and all the lights came on while she was going down a hill and she almost crashed because the cars computer seemed to have malfunctioned and neither the brakes or the steering worked. Then when it came back online the car started to shudder and she pulled over. The transmission was changed on 2 different occasions. Chrysler was kind enough to absorb the cost of the day to day rental but we got stuck with the insurance on each occasion. One month of insurance fees because they had to order the transmission and have a specialist install it. the first cost her close to $300 and the 2nd almost $700. This car is a joy to drive when its working fine but there is no way in hell would I recommend this as a daily driver. The transmission jumps and jerks or is uneasy from 1st to 2nd gear. This SUV has 9 gears which I have never gotten to so not sure of the need for it.
      The maintenance record for this vehicle with the premium package is another thing. From the flashing of the nav touch screen, to additional safety recalls, we have spent close to an extra $2K just because of rentals and additional expenses. The rep at Chrysler Jeep Dodge was another case who was an asshole to say the least saying theres nothing they can do and if it broken its just more work for them. I advised them that I'll be writing my review so others might not have the same issue. This is basically a fiat jeep hybrid and I cant stress the reliability issues enough.

      about 2 years ago
    • Mateo Diaz
      Mateo Diaz In reply to bossdr3w

      Isn't that the 2015 with the tranny issue? I heard that they completely fixed the transmission for the following models

      about 4 months ago