2018 Jeep Cherokee

2018 Jeep Cherokee
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What’s new

  • New Latitude Plus trim level added
  • Minor revisions to feature availability
  • Part of the third Cherokee generation introduced for 2014

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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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Jeep Cherokee.

The V6 are good, at least.
Joe H, 1/5/2018
I bought a 2018 Cherokee latitude. It's a mixture of great and disappointing. The look, interior, and base model features are above average. It looks good, the inside is spacious and comfortable, the Bluetooth connectivity and backup cam are nice semi-modern touches, and it's nice to sit it. Unfortunately, the engine is not great. The 2.4L V4 is sluggish, under powered, and frustrating. It's fine for basic commutes where you never go over 45mph. However, the car has no pep, no get-up-and-go, and at higher speeds, you really have to push it to pass slower cars on the freeway. I wouldn't recommend the V4 Jeep Cherokee models to anybody. Go V6 or leave the dealership. The V4s aren't Jeeps, they just look like them. Everything else in the car is nice, though.
My Brownstone Beauty
NancyMcKinney, 5/14/2018
For a MRSP of over $43,000, the car should include a CD player. I didn't notice it did not have one until taking it home. Also, never buy the extended warrantee at the time of purchase, as a better offer will come from Chrysler/Mopar shortly. In fact, I have had multiple better offers than the one I purchased from the dealer. I sometimes feel what I describe as a slip in the transmission when backing out and then going forward. The dealer checked it out and could find no problem. Please read the extended service contract. You must have the required maintenance done at the proper dealer for warrantee to stand. Other than that, I love the luxury feel and safety features of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Overland. I'm looking forward to driving my first SUV for many years.
New Lat Plus- great so far
‘18Jeeper, 1/2/2018
If you need the V6, you’re apparently off-road a lot in terrain or are a much more aggressive driver than I am commuting. I do 75-80 on the way to work (30 mi) and am averaging 27 mpg (80% hwy) with the 2.4 engine. RPMs sit right at 2,000 cruising, lower than the Escape and Sportage. If you need a comfortable, affordable vehicle, consider the 2.4 model and drive others to compare. 184 HP is plenty unless you want to tow >2,000 lbs or do 90 all the time. Also, trans is so smooth compared to ‘14-15 complaints. Love the 8.4 UConnect. Hope I get an easy 100k out of this Jeep as it’s far too early to assess reliability. So far though, my favorite vehicle of 7 I’ve owned since 2000 and the only truck, car, or SUV I’ve reviewed. $5,000+ in rebates made it an absolute no brained.
GOOD JEEP
Mike S., 2/19/2018
The car is very driver friendly. The cruise control is very responsive. If the passenger seat was identical to the driver's seat, the Jeep would have been great. After two long trips to Florida, we experienced a comfortable ride. Highway mileage is great but city mileage is only fair.
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2018 Jeep Cherokee video

[MUSIC PLAYING] BRYN MACKINNON: I'm Edmunds editor Bryn MacKinnon, and this is a rundown of the features you'll find in the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. With its comfortable ride and modern tech, the Cherokee can be a capable off-roader or a daily driver. Go with the Trailhawk if your budget allows. Its exclusive features make the most of the Cherokee's off-road abilities, and that's the main reason to buy a Cherokee instead of another crossover. If you don't plan on off-roading, the Limited has largely the same standard convenience items, plus creature comforts, too, like a heated steering wheel, dual zone automatic climate control, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. V6 Cherokees with the right package can tow 4,500 pounds, the most in the small crossover class. Models equipped with the two-speed transfer case can be flat towed behind a motor home. Rear cargo space is adequate, but not class-leading. But at least there's a full-size spare tire under the floor. The rear seats fold flat, too, making it easier to load. Reclining rear seats and plentiful head and leg room means you shouldn't hear complaints from rear passengers. Jeep's Uconnect entertainment system is one of the more intuitive systems out there, and its large graphics are easy to read. Unfortunately, it doesn't have Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. A technology package available on select trims adds advanced safety features, like frontal collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and automatic parallel and perpendicular parking. It's easy to find a comfortable driving position, and the front seats provide all-day comfort and support. The Jeep Cherokee's top competitors include Honda CRV, Toyota RAV4, and Mazda CX-5. Bottom line, while we'd like more cargo space and a bit more oomph from the base engine, the Cherokee remains an affordable SUV that can comfortably get you to work during the week and then hit the trail on the weekend.

2018 Jeep Cherokee Features Rundown

Jeeps are legendary for their off-road prowess, but what happens if you need to just tackle the daily grind? With its comfortable ride quality and modern technology, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee proves that you can have it both ways. In this video, we highlight the key features that matter most. From mpg, interior space and technology to design and comfort - these pros and cons will help steer you toward a perfect car.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$24,395
MPG
21 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
184 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$31,295
MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
184 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$27,795
MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
184 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$25,895
MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
184 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Cherokee safety features:

Uconnect Access
Connect to 911, track the vehicle in case of theft, and send an email or text alert if the alarm goes off.
Trailer Sway Control
Helps mitigate trailer sway by selectively applying brakes and reducing power to keep the trailer in line with the car.
Rear Cross Path Detection
Alerts the driver if a vehicle approaches from the side when you're backing up to help prevent collisions.

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

Jeep Cherokee vs. the competition

2018 Jeep Cherokee

2018 Jeep Cherokee

2018 Jeep Compass

2018 Jeep Compass

Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Compass

Smaller and more affordable than the Cherokee, the Compass will hit the sweet spot for some buyers. It's comfortable to drive, and it offers good rear legroom and a respectable 60 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. A Trailhawk version is also available for more enthusiastic off-roaders. The Cherokee, however, does offer an optional V6 engine, making it the better choice if you plan to do any towing.

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Jeep Cherokee vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Grand Cherokee is Jeep's larger and more capable SUV. Whether it's going off-road or towing something heavy, the Grand Cherokee is going to be better at it. Ultimately, though, you have to ask yourself: Is it worth paying more for? The Grand Cherokee is considerably more expensive. Maybe a Cherokee is all you need.

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Jeep Cherokee vs. Ford Escape

With its nimble handling and an available turbocharged engine, the Escape is one of the more exciting compact SUVs to drive. A large cargo space and an excellent tech interface are other advantages. But the Escape can't match the Cherokee's off-road prowess, especially in the exceptionally sure-footed Trailhawk version.

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2018 Jeep Cherokee for Sale

Jeep Cherokee 2018 Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A)
New 2018
Jeep Cherokee
Latitude
Edmunds Suggested Price$23,956
Est.Loan: $446/mo
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Dealer Notes
This Jeep won't be on the lot long! Worthy equipment and features in an attainable package with perfect midsize proportions! Top features include power windows, front bucket seats, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, and more. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. We have a skilled and knowledgeable sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers needs. They'll work with you to find the right vehicle at a price you can afford. We are here to help you.

MSRP: $25,490

Jeep Cherokee 2018 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)
New 2018
Jeep Cherokee
Limited
Edmunds Suggested Price$34,687
Est.Loan: $646/mo
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MSRP: $37,185

Jeep Cherokee 2018 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)
New 2018
Jeep Cherokee
Limited
Edmunds Suggested Price$37,259
Est.Loan: $693/mo
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Cherokee Limited, 2.4L I4, 9-Speed 948TE Automatic, 4WD, and Black w/Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats or Premium Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats. Please don't hesitate to give us a call! We value you as a customer and would love the chance to get you in this charming 2018 Jeep Cherokee. This superb Cherokee is the SUV with everything you'd expect from Jeep, and THEN some. Check out our customer reviews and see why your friends and neighbors choose Criswell - We're Driven by You! The New Vehicle Internet Sale Price includes rebates, incentives and dealer discounts; customers may not qualify for all incentives; freight, sales tax, tag fees and a $300 processing charge are additional. All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Pictures may be for illustrative purposes only; offers not valid on prior sales. Please contact Criswell Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM FIAT in Gaithersburg, MD for complete details and the most current information.

MSRP: $39,344

More about the 2018 Jeep Cherokee
2018 Jeep Cherokee Overview

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Latitude Plus 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Latitude Plus 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A), and Overland 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A).

What do people think of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Cherokee 4.5 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 2018 Cherokee.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Cherokee featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2018 Jeep Cherokee?
2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,685. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is trending $8,016 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,016 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$30,669.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is20.7% below the MSRP.

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2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,390. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is trending $8,798 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,798 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,592.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is27.2% below the MSRP.

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2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,490. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is trending $7,911 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,911 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$17,579.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is31% below the MSRP.

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2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,080. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is trending $8,750 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,750 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,330.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is27.3% below the MSRP.

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2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,930. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is trending $4,850 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,850 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$29,080.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is14.3% below the MSRP.

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2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,985. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is trending $5,538 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,538 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$22,447.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) is19.8% below the MSRP.

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2018 Jeep Cherokee Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A)

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $43,680. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Cherokee Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A) is trending $10,587 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $10,587 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$33,093.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A) is24.2% below the MSRP.

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