2017 Jeep Cherokee SUV

2017 Jeep Cherokee
Save up to $7,918
MSRP range
$23,695 - $37,695

Pros

  • Available V6 engine provides smooth and assertive power
  • Absorbent suspension smooths out rough surfaces
  • Capable and user-friendly 8.4-inch touchscreen on many models
  • Trailhawk offers unique off-road capability for a small crossover

Cons

  • Less cargo capacity than other small crossovers
  • Sluggish acceleration with four-cylinder engine
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Cherokee tops Honda CRV ..USA,USA, USA
Edgar, 2/6/2017
I just purchased a 2017 Cherokee Latitude a few weeks ago, and continue to be impressed. To put it in perspective, I also have a 2016 Honda CRV and can make a good comparison now. I had shopped both cars and negotiated rock bottom deals on both. The sticker price of the Jeep was $36K but with big rebates to be had the price of both cars ended up within $100 of each other, or $27.5K out the door going with their mid level trim; Latitude for the Jeep and EX for the CRV. But compare what I got in terms of value: Power: the 6 cylinder engine of the Jeep is is much more powerful and smooth than the 4 cylinder in the Honda..a 90 hp difference..advantage Jeep. Convenience: The Jeep has Power tailgate, Much better/larger LCD Infotainment System, Remote Start, More Adjustable and comfortable power front seats Auto Mirror, integrated 911 system etc not on the CRV. The CRV came with heated seats and the blind spot camera, both nice things but not of the value of the Jeep. Utility: The Jeep came with Roof Rails, Tow package (can tow 4500 lbs!), and full size spare. Honda did not include roof rails at that price point or tow hitch, and can tow only 1500 lbs if so configured. Advantage Jeep. Design: The Jeep has a unique outdoorsey presence about it, with off color stitching. The Honda is a good design, but more boring. The Jeep has a full panoramic sunroof, while the Honda just has a small standard one. 4WD: The Jeep has adjustable settings of the drive system, not to mention higher ground clearance and approach angles. While not a Trailhawk, the Jeep Latitude wins vs the CRV re offroad capabilities. Ride Quality: This is a big factor.:The Jeep is as smooth as can be; The Honda is great compared to other small SUV's and has an impressive CVT transmission but compared to the Jeep ride quality is not as good and does not feel as substantial. Especially on long highway trips, the Jeep with the V6 is just a better place to be and feels like a luxury car. In fairness the CRV scores some points with more cargo room, better mpg, and the blind spot camera. So in terms of Value, the Jeep is the clear winner and would even be worth the sticker price. In terms of reliability, I guess that is TBD, but the Jeep seems impressively solid and unstressed. If that is a big concern, Jeep offers an insane Lifetime/Unlimited Miles Warranty Upgrade for $2-3K. Being an import car buyer since 1982 ( my CRV was assembled in Canada), I am now changing my perception. Honda and CRV are always rated at the top of pack, and there are some outdated perceptions out there that imports are somehow better. Jeep Cherokee has one of the highest US contents of any vehicle. It is great to support fellow hard working Americans who make a product that is world class. USA, USA, USA!!
6 cyl Latatude
Tim, 5/25/2017
Having done some research prior to making this purchase, I didn't waste my time even looking at the 4 cylinder model. The 3.2 6 cylinder does a very nice job with excellent acceleration and a very smooth feel. It is a bit hesitant to down shift in response to increased throttle; if you want the sportier feel you can set the 4 wheel drive to "sport" mode and the transmission response feels much quicker. The sport mode does cause a hit to fuel economy so there is a trade off. I've been getting right around 25 mpg for mostly highway (probably 70/30) driving in the standard setting which I feel is quite reasonable. As I'm older (65) the ability to easily get in and out of the car was important to me and as one would expect with an SUV, it is quite comfortable to enter. The seats are comfortable as well and the power adjustment along with adjustable steering column provides for very comfortable seating. That being said, leather would have been a nice option. Of the other vehicles I looked at the Chevy Equinox came closest. The Jeep won out with a more substantial feel, was better equipped for the price, and the jeep dealer was much more willing to discount the price; the discount for the Jeep was about $4500 while the Chevy dealer seemed to hit a hard stop at about $2300. I'm sure there are other small SUVs that might be better choices depending on the buyers requirements, but given my need for towing capability as well as basic transportation, the Jeep really seemed the right choice and after 2 months I've found no reason to believe otherwise. As things are right now, I'd make the same buying decision and would recommend the Cherokee to family or friends. Up date at 8 months and 6000 miles. The gas mileage has settled in to about 23 mpg as I've stopped trying to keep it up and become a bit more heavy footed. Still very happy with the car. It has been completely trouble free to this point (as would be expected for a new car in this day and age). I've had reason to use the heated seats and, unlike other cars I've owned, the heated seat can be set to two levels and the lower is quite comfortable with the high setting being a bit on the overkill side. The heated steering wheel, while not dual level causes a temperature rise that is quite comfortable. The performance continues to impress.
it's a JEEP with luxury and sophistication !
Mike, 5/17/2017
it's a great vehicle over all ! worth the money, but make sure you seriously consider the V-6 ! The 4 cylinder lacks bite, and will leave you disappointed. I have the 2.4 cylinder right now and am truly wishing I had the six as the four seriously is sluggish and unresponsive. Not sure what JEEP was thinking putting this engine in a Cherokee...I will say If acceleration isn't that important to you then the four will be fine for you. It does it's job, but for me not impressed ! I enjoy driving it as it's seats are comfortable and the ride is smooth for the most part. Have 10,000 miles on mine now and have no problems and changed the oil once. The 8.4 Connect is user friendly and easy to use, the auto climate dual climate control is nice and works well and maintains a comfortable cabin. Gas mileage is average for a SUV I guess, but not bad. I do love my JEPP and am not disappointed in it thus far. But, because of the engine I am trying to turn it in early as it is a lease to upgrade to a Trailhawk with the V-6 or get in a grand Cherokee if possible ! Stay away from the 4 cylinder if possible.....other then that I am not disappointed in the JEEP Cherokee, great SUV and is stylish, comfortable, and you will have a sense of pride driving your JEEP around !
Impressive features and handling
A. Polk, 7/30/2017
After test driving a 2017 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x4 with a 3.2L V6 9-speed automatic last month, I purchased one this past week to celebrate my 50th birthday. After buying my new Jeep I promptly drove it home from a dealer 250 miles away, and left on a 600 mile round trip vacation with my family. I was thrilled to get 30 mpg when most of my driving was freeway at 70-75 mph, and happy with the 25 or so in town. This was better than the 4-cylinder 2014 Toyota RAV4 AWD I recently sold, and the Jeep is much more comfortable! I chose the Jeep because I could get a tow package capable of towing 4500 pounds with the V6 engine, and still get an amazingly luxurious smaller SUV for a great price. I actually paid $10,300 under MSRP for a Latitude with the Comfort and Convenience (power liftgate), Cold Weather Package (heated seats and steering wheel), Comfort and Audio (power seat with lumbar adjustment and a 9 speaker audio system with a subwoofer), tonneau cargo cover, the V6 3.2L engine upgrade, and the tow package. I didn't want leather (the True North Edition has it) and found it was very tough to find a Latitude with both the tow and the power liftgate, so when I found one I was very interested. The dealer discount, factory incentives, Chrysler financing incentive and a USAA bonus incentive gave me a great deal and I'm very happy with my first-ever new vehicle and Jeep product! It's comfortable to drive, handles well, has a quiet cabin, lots of cubbies to store things (my favorite is hidden under the passenger seat), feels luxurious inside and out, and yet still has lots of off-road 'truck' capabilities at the right price. I've owned SUVs by GMC and Toyota, but this Made in the USA (mine was made in Illinois) vehicle is much more impressive in terms of performance and style. I look forward to putting my roof rack and rear cargo basket on it and seeing where the roads (paved and dirt) take me!
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2017 Jeep Cherokee video

TRAVIS LANGNESS: I'm Travis Langness, Edmunds editor, with an Expert Rundown of the 2017 Jeep Cherokee. For 2017, the Cherokee gets a couple of minor equipment revisions, like HID headlights on a few trim levels. But pretty much, it's the same as it's been for the last few years. One of the things we're not a big fan of with the Cherokee is the base four-cylinder engine. We definitely recommend upgrading to the V6. It's got more power. And despite the kind of clunky nine-speed automatic transmission, it's the engine we'd go with. A cool available trim level for the Cherokee is the Trailhawk. Jeep offers it on several different vehicles. And it provides you with a lot of off-road equipment, different tires, and a cool look on the outside as well. Aside from the Trailhawk, the standard Jeep Cherokee has good smooth suspension, it's quiet on the highway, and an excellent tech interface. The 8.4-inch Uconnect screen is one of our favorites in the class. Even though it's not one of the newest, it's one of the easier to use. When you connect to your device, it loads really quickly. The touchscreen is super responsive. It's definitely one of our favorites. Unfortunately, there's less cargo room in the Cherokee than most of its competitors, anywhere from five to 15 cubic feet of difference when you fall down the rear seats, which is quite a bit in this class. The bottom line is the Cherokee's a comfortable, quiet SUV with higher than average off-road capability. But competitors like the Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-5 are going to be a bit better to drive and have more space. For more reviews of key competitors, go to YouTube and check out more of the Edmunds Expert Rundowns.

2017 Jeep Cherokee Expert Rundown

Looking for a great SUV with comfortable ride quality and appealing features? The 2017 Jeep Cherokee might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$27,645
MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
184 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$31,195
MPG
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
184 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$31,495
MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
184 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$25,645
MPG
21 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
184 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover17.4%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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More about the 2017 Jeep Cherokee

Being tops in off-road capability is as much a part of Jeep's DNA as speed is to Usain Bolt's genetics. And the 2017 Jeep Cherokee lives up to that reputation, especially in the "trail-rated" Trailhawk trim level. Indeed, in that guise a Cherokee can tackle off-road terrain that would make drivers of less off-road ready compact crossovers think twice before venturing forth. Yet for the majority of compact SUV shoppers who care more about on-pavement performance, the Cherokee still has strong appeal. Some of its more notable features include a supple ride, a muscular V6 option, roomy front and rear seating, and a well-trimmed interior with an available user-friendly infotainment system that boasts a generously-sized 8.4-inch touchscreen.

Perhaps less laudable for some are the 2017 Jeep Cherokee's love-it-or-hate-it styling and the four-cylinder engine with nine-speed automatic transmission. The former is quite a departure for Jeep, whose styling identity is typically more macho and square-jawed, while the latter draws criticism for its somewhat lackluster performance and unrefined nature. Furthermore, the cargo space is a bit lacking compared to some rivals, something to keep in mind for those who frequently nab big hauls from Costco or who tend to take a lot of stuff on road trips.

Thrifty buyers who don't plan on hauling or towing heavier loads may be satisfied with the four-cylinder engine, as it delivers fairly respectable fuel mileage. However, those who like more spirited performance and/or plan on towing should strongly consider the V6, as it is considerably more powerful and responsive. Other notable benefits of the V6 are smoother and quieter operation and minimal fuel economy penalty. Buyers of the 2017 Jeep Cherokee have a choice of front- or four-wheel drive (4WD), and EPA fuel economy estimates range from 21 mpg combined (18 city/24 highway) for a 4WD V6 Cherokee to 25 mpg combined (21 city/30 highway) for a front-wheel-drive Cherokee with the four-cylinder engine.

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee is offered in a quintet of trim levels that range from the base Sport to the loaded Overland, with the latter boasting such niceties as a navigation system and power liftgate. Between those two are the well-equipped Latitude, aforementioned Trailhawk and luxurious Limited.

With its solid on-road manners, off-road capability, welcoming cabin and varied range of trim levels, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee makes a strong case for itself among the many available crossover SUVs. Be sure to use Edmunds to help you find the Cherokee that checks all your boxes.

2017 Jeep Cherokee SUV Overview

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee SUV is offered in the following styles: Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A), L Plus 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), 75th Anniversary 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A), High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), 75th Anniversary 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Overland 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A), High Altitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Altitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A), and Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A).

What do people think of the 2017 Jeep Cherokee SUV?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Jeep Cherokee SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Cherokee SUV 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Cherokee SUV.

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2017 Jeep Cherokee SUV Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A)

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2017 Jeep Cherokee SUV Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

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