Jeep’s legendary heritage and modern, innovative technology combine to make the all-new Jeep Cherokee something worth waiting for. Unseen in the UK for several years, it’s back and making an impact on the crossover market. With best-in-class 4x4 capability and superior on-road handling, it’s expected to be a best-seller. It’s a no-brainer for a Jeep aficionado who wants luxury as well as excitement. It’s simply a must-have off-roader. But don’t just take our word for it - see for yourself with a test drive.
The Jeep Cherokee isn’t like your average SUV crossover - it’s got an aggressive and powerful new stance and has excellent capability and presence on tarmac as well as hills, valleys, sand, mud, snow and.... well, just about any terrain you and the great British Summer can throw at it. Who says you can’t have it all?
Any good automotive engineer will tell you that each engine component needs to play its part - for maximum efficiency and weight-saving. But design is important too. That’s why Jeep, playing true to their heritage, have made every bit of design work as hard as it can to make it appear its rugged best. Sculpted lines and daring, sleek DRLs pick out the determined face of its new look.
Looking outside is just as as rewarding as looking in, with the panoramic, CommandView dual-pane sunroof. The power sliding glass front panel along with an additional fixed glass panel (with power sunshade) in the rear make that off-road scenery even more worth the journey.
SUVs and off-roaders haven’t traditionally been known for their premium interiors, but today’s modern adventurer needs creature-comforts too. Luxury is a by-line for the Jeep Cherokee, with a driver-oriented cockpit packed with intuitive and advanced tech. Fluid shapes, hand-crafted by Jeep’s style-conscious, automotive interior design team are enhanced with innovative colour and beautiful, soft-touch materials. Comfort and adventure: who could ask for more…?
The Jeep Cherokee has survived the gruelling 22-mile Rubicon trail, a task that would terrify weaker competition. It’s been there, done that - it just needs the t-shirt to say so. But the benefits of the test are clear. Its natural confidence on any terrain is all the proof it needs.
4WD System Availability: Single-speed, fully automatic Jeep Active Drive I and two-speed PTU Jeep Active Drive II
Where are we going next? All-road terrain in the new Jeep Cherokee
That’s the point of the Jeep Cherokee. Going anywhere and doing anything is as effortless as you want. Tackle snow, sand and mud or go sporty. Auto does the thinking when you don’t want to.
SUV crossovers have been criticised for their thirsty tanks, but the Jeep Cherokee has an innovation to fix all that and save you money for the fun things - like premium sausages for your camp-fire or a new roof rack. When you’re not using the 4x4 capability the rear-axle disconnects, making energy loss a thing of the past and saving fuel. Switching between 2 and 4 wheel drive is automatic and you won’t even know when it’s happened. Stop-Start tech and a refined, efficient 2.2L Turbo Diesel Engine gives you an extra saving on top. Clever Jeep, eh?
9-speed automatic transmission makes journeys effortless (except when you want to be the boss and switch into Electronic Range Select, allowing manual shifting capability).
Play CDs, keep connected and stay up-to-date with the all-singing, all-dancing, 8.4” touch screen. Voice command navigation, voice text messaging, climate control and hands-free calls are all controlled through this nifty bit of kit.
The Wireless Charging Pad in the Jeep Cherokee is something we’ve not seen in a Jeep before - or in many cars before it. It charges up any QI wireless charging capable mobile phone - a fantastic innovation! Who likes running out of battery juice?