Looks great, feels great, shame it's always under repair.
One of the first Trailhawks off the boat in 2014 I loved the car for comfort and driving, just some little Transmission glitches at the start. It took 17 months and 3-4 re-flashes to get the transmission to kick down at the right point.
In the meantime I've had bluetooth issues, oil leak on the left rear axle, broken oil pressure switch, intermittent sensor failures (intermittent), Tailgate lift failure (intermittent), broken cargo blind stopper (design flaw), Flat tyre pressure warnings on cold days. I wouldn't risk buying another Jeep but series 2 will probably be better.
Fuel usage is about 12/100 mixed urban on petrol.
I Could Live In This Car
Besides looking super sexy on the outside, the Jeep Cherokee Limited is unbelievably luxurious on the inside.
We've always bought Jeeps and this one really has an upmarket feel. Driving wise it's smooth and comfortable, with so many features I feel really safe and relaxed while driving.
Only downside is boot space. Once I put a pram in there, I have little room for much else. Considering Jeep is supposed to be the adventurers car I would've thought they'd have made this more of a priority.
Other than that, I can't get enough of driving it. I take any opportunity to get in the car and go!
What more can you ask when you already got a full package
Took me a long time to decide which car to buy as my first car with so limited budget. Am Glad that I eventually choose Jeep Cherokee Jet edition over the other cars. Don't get me wrong, this is a very thirsty monster but what you expect, it's a MONSTER!!
2012 KK Limited Jet 4WD - My 3 Year Review
I bought my 3.7 litre petrol Jeep new three years ago. Going in, I knew it would be a thirsty vehicle given its out-dated 4 speed auto tranny and almost 2 tonnes of weight. I also knew the diesel version would be cheaper on fuel, but given the excellent run out pricing I got on the petrol version, it was hard to justify paying over $6,000 more for the diesel. I thought to myself "spend $6,000 more up front now, or pay it in instalments via extra fill-ups over the life of the vehicle?" I chose the latter. $6,000 would buy me around 70 full tanks...of petrol, and also considering service costs on petrol engines are generally lower than diesels, the break even point would come a very long way down the track. My reasons for buying the Cherokee were the great purchase price, its looks, its high level of features, and its cargo space. The fact that it was a real 4x4 (with low range) that also was comfortable and behaved quite well on the road helped seal the deal. Of course I wished it had the more powerful and efficient 3.6 Pentastar engine and 6 speed automatic that the Grand Cherokee had, but this car was $14,000 cheaper than one of those! You can't have everything. In use over the last three years (and 50,000kms) the Jeep has been ultra reliable. Not a single thing has gone wrong with it. I've driven between capital cities, taken it on the beach, done some light off-roading, commuted in the city daily, towed trailers, and filled it with band equipment regularly. Its fuel consumption routinely falls between 14.5 and 15 Lt/100kms around town, and returns about 12 on longer trips. I have found that oil viscosity affects the fuel consumption. The manual calls for the use of a thin 5w20 weight oil. Make sure you do use a 5w oil as putting in a 10w30 (as the Jeep dealer did) adds at least and extra 1Lt/100kms to its already healthy appetite. The engine/tranny is the weak link in an otherwise great package. Climbing hills, overtaking at speed, and towing all show up that the engine is somewhat underpowered, and when the 4 speed tranny kicks down under load, it ain't subtle! Again, I was expecting this and it was a trade-off I made mentally against the highly competitive purchase price. The 20 inch rims on my Jet model are not suited to any serious off-roading, but I've found they worked just fine on the beach and the muddy trails I have taken the Jeep on. The tyres have held up well and will need changing at around 60,000kms.
Don’t do it to yourself.
I’ve never encountered a business that could give less of a crap about their customers than FCA Australia and their dealerships.
At first I loved my Cherokee. I’ve now had it for 4.5 years. It’s been faulty for at least 3.5 of those years. All along the way, I’ve had to battle incompetence, disinterest, obstruction and lies. Despite FCA’s claims to be addressing their reputation, I’ve experienced no improvement. I’m exhausted by it and I just want out of the vehicle.
It was an expensive mistake that I regret and I urge you, do not buy a Jeep. This lot do not deserve anyone’s money.
Bought one - very happy
Test drove the Jeep and the Mazda CX5. The Jeep was quicker and bigger.
Size won me over. I am very happy with car. I dont think that the interior was as nice in the jeep as the mazda either but as a whole I prefered the jeep. - I also have an extended warranty that the dealer gave me free.
Jeep Cherokee 2002
Our Jeep has 223,000 kms on it now. It has cost me next to nix in extra repairs from a used purchase at 20,000 kms and 12 months old (after it had already been around Oz as a lead tour vehicle). It has original everything and has never had the gearbox oil or air gas changed (and everything works). You can get duds, you can get beauties...I am a happy camper but I do change (the basic engine etc.) oils and filters personally and frequently.
- Cherokee KK (2008-2013)
- Verified purchase
Wish there was a "half star" option
Paid $49,000 for a new jeep.
It dropped a fuel line in the dealers driveway before we could even drive it off their premises!
Had 21 more issues and needed 5 more tow trucks over its short-lived life.
Never took it off road cause I didn't trust it.
Tried to get the dealer ([name removed]) and the importer Fiat Chrysler Group Australia to give me a full refund or a replacement vehicle but they refused every request.
I refused to on-sell my problem Jeep to someone else, so we crowd-funded the total destruction of it.
Need high ground clearance
I owned a 2011 cherokee limited. I find this cherokee is good for medium off roading, but excellent for sand driving with extra added ground cleraence. Superb interior with leather seating. It done 71000 kms successful without any complaints. Only change battery recently.High fuel economy and service cost are the only draw backs which I can mention. Each services cost me above $700 and the last major service for 48000 cost me $1100.Suspension and stearing wheels are not smooth I admit it's a jeep.
High service cost and high fuel economy.
Over 10 years running
Bought 2002 Cherokee 3.7L in 2005 and 10 years later she's motoring along. Have only had to repair a few things over the years as you'd expect across the lifetime like a new battery (years ago) and wipers once in a while. I use public transport for work so only gets driven to football training and at weekends. Only problem I've had is water leaking in after heavy rain on front passenger side - which I can't figure out!
Love my jeep
Love my 2007 jeep Cherokee, purchased a couple years ago and still going well. The only problem we've had is the back wiper stop working.
It's reliable, feels safe, is affordable to run (diesel) etc. Cant fault it.
I think I've been well and truly converted into a jeep fan.
Looks great, but it has some major flaws
I purchased a Jeep Cherokee KL Limited (the new Cherokee, released in late 2014) with a 2.0 Litre Diesel engine and 9-speed gearbox. The car looks great and you will get many comments about that (with the "You bought a Jeep" and "You need a bigger boat" comments as well). The car is feature rich and in the same price league as it's competitors. I wanted a Diesel and I got wone over by a huge media screen with navigation, ventilated leather seats and a proven Diesel engine (Fiat/Alfa/Holden).
The gearbox is not that great, as is has a manufac...turing fault, which is well known. All 9 speed boxes suffer this, regardless of the engine. It is nearly impossible to change gears manually, as the car overrides the gear anyway, the gear changes from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd are very harsh and the box get's noisy after a while. My gearbox was due for replacement. The cabins built quality is not that great and the car has very audible noises. The Navigation system has some glitches and the routes it takes are very weird and longer than necessary. Some other electronic feautres, like the park distance control sometimes have a life on their own. My alternator belt snapped after only 1,500km and the replacement belt (the only in Australia) snapped after only 2,000km after replacing the first belt. This belt was taken out of a stock vehicle.
Where have you been all my life
I've clocked 700k's the first week of my 2015 Cherokee Trail Hawk. This is the best car I have ever driven in my life, It has everything- and more thatnI need and will go places your typical SUV wouldn't consider attempting. Sure, we have a getting to know each other period going on, but that just makes this car more interesting. Would I get another? Put it this way- I pulled up next to a new Sports Range Rover and asked myself what car I'd prefer. The Rangey of course, so I could sell it, get me a new Jeep and put the change in the bank.
why can i not give this no stars it's worse than terrible
This car is possibly one of the worst cars I have ever had to work on nothing about it is good, everything that I have had to do to this car has made me want to commit commit mass murder I honestly cannot fathom for whatever reason this car was made, was it to make people hate the things that they love?
i have a 2003 jeep cherokee renegade and started giving me gearbox problems at 128000kms and was told it needs a rebuild costs around $4000,so i waited at 130000kms the ecu stops working and the the car stops working,jeep australia cant supply a new ecu and cant reprogram a second hand ecu,so the car is useless and for wrecking now,unless i come across a jeep 2003 cherokee renegade wrecking and take out its ecu,control module,key reader with keys and replace it with mine i have no chance of getting this car back on the road,what a dissapointmen...t in jeep australia,this does not happen in the usa,they ask for for your vin and reprogram your ecu unkike here in australia it cant be done,i will never own another jeep due to this reason,i cant believe in this day and age with so much technology around us jeep australia cant fix such a simple thing as a cars computer to get you back on the road,in the mean time my car is off the road not working waiting for the right parts to appear on wrecking sites and i have leaned towards a japanese made car to get me through this problem,i hpe no one has to go through the stress ive had to in the last two months because of jeep australia...................
A comfortable urban ride that does what I want off road
Vehicle in question is a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2014. This is the off-road version of the Cherokee range with a high/low range auto gearbox and modified front and rear body panel to improve approach / departure angles. This review is really initial impressions. I've had it for approx 6 weeks and it has a little under 3k on the clock.
Comfort and Urban driving.
Very Good, 8-9 out of 10. Easy to drive and good noise levels cruising around town. Reasonable visibility, the vehicle is a mid range size wise and doesn't have the high driving ...
MY05 Jeep Cherokee Rubbish
Everything fine (except for the normally excessive fuel consumption) until the oil warning light came on, and, half a minute later as I was pulling off the highway the motor seized. The wreckers all over Australia know how much trouble these vehicles are and want around $3500-$4000 for a motor in any condition as long as it is going. The problems I have had are less than my Laredo diesel (which I sold to the wreckers to save anyone having any more trouble with it), but are still numerous and expensive to fix.
Easy for my wife to park in the city, good radio.
Average 18L/100km, noisy transmission, expensive parts (which you need often), hard on tyres.
Brilliant and suited me. Work rest and play. Does the long haul, adventure and daily work and family
Only consumable required for a 2002 jeep sport. Batteries and brakes. Travelled with the family and work. Still going strong. As a note have had Toyotas, mitsubishi and VW as well as holden. Actaully a really well built car that does run heavy on fuel but in terms of carbon print and it durability and multi use the premium of $1000 fuel a year over a high pressure refrigerator or no use other than travelling to the shops is totally inconsequential.
On a final note with the car over 12 years old and servicing the family all this time no matter what happens now it is memories for litre for all of the family.
not that bad...
2006 diesel has let us down with a blown turbo hose...carry a roll of rescue tape....When the bottom turbo hose failed 2 months later, we felt the engine faltering and made for a large town a.s.a.p. as obtaining parts in country areas is slow and expensive. Suggest roadside assist through your insurance if travelling and towing as we do. We dumped the front seats for a pair of Recaro's ...wonderful...Shop around for servicing, tows reasonably well, good fuel economy but thirsty when towing..15l per 1ook with a 12 ft poptop@95kph. Same figures f...or an 18ft van... Kumho all terrain have been my best tyres, squeks and rattles have been removed by a cheap visit to a local panel shop. Ours came with a 2inch lift kit and it needs it if in sand , mud ,or rocky ground.Air con has weakened over the years and cannot find fault neither can local auto elecs so we put up. Wife loves the turning circle. Auto annoyingly sticks in park at times...try rocking the car... 250000k's and we will see more of Oz before we soften and buy a soft new cherooke. turning circle; fuel efficiency; height in rear area...can fit 2 large bikes in with front wheels removed jeep parts are expensive when no alternative; hard seats; a bit plasticy
Questions & Answers
Husband looking to buy 2016/2017 Jeep Cherokee 4X4 2.0L Diesel Limited. Would like to know from someone who has purchased this type of vehicle and their thoughts.
has anyone had issues with petrol consumption on the 3.7 limited that only gives you 250km to the tank on 2WD mode?
Any recent comments from owners with 2020 top model J.Cherokee? They don't look as solid to me.
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