Packs a punch
I do 650k a week commuting to work Monday to Friday
Comfortable drive with great features, only issue I've had is slight build up if Brake dust on the callipers.
3 Years complimentary servicing which was hand due to the amount of kilometres I do.
Certainly got me hooked on JEEP
Purchased in January 2017 at Jeep Dealers for $38,000.00.
I Try to be supportive of Jeep But their Customer service is ridiculous
Had a 2014 Cherokee Trailhawk that was the best and most reliable car I ever had until it suffered a PCU failure in the 4WD differential assembly at 85,000km and 4 years (out of warranty)! Worked out a deal with Jeep and the dealer to buy a 2019 Cherokee Trailhawk (Five year warranty) with appropriate discounts and trade in allowances. It was a good deal and my Firecracker Red Trailhawk was delivered in Early April 2019. Absolutely great car and the paintwork and fit and finish is definitely superior to the 2014 model. Only issue was that the u...-connect system was missing the sat-nav. Whatever the fix is and you would think it's a simple fix, Jeep Australia seem unable to communicate with myself or the dealer on what the fix is. Like, it's unbelievable, Jeep has such a great product a great dealer network (excellent) but the Staff at Jeep Australia seem to be unable to communicate with their valued customers on solution based outcomes. It's unbelievable. I have been waiting over 3 weeks now for an outcome, with no communication. It's a minor issue but jeeze I paid for Sat-Nav. I don't have it. Jeep Australia you ruin the whole Customer Experience. with abysmal communication. Further to the above, Jeep Aust, after 4 weeks agreed that the u-connect system needs to be replaced. A new U-Connect system has been ordered from the US, but as at today, closing in on 3 Months of ownership I still don't have a U-Connect System with Sat Nav. I will say for anyone with a 2014 - 18 Cherokee Trailhawk, upgrade to the 2019 model, it's much improved and fantastic off road.
Purchased in April 2019 for $50,000.00.
Had cherokee sport for 3 1/2 year. Trans was replaced under warranty. No other issues. Fine road car, good economy ave. 7.6 lts per 100. Well inder that on country touring.no squeaks or rattles. Been on Flinders ranges tracks with no problems, in dry weather. I would buy another but might go for the trailhawk.
- Cherokee KK (2008-2013)
- Verified purchase
The last proper Cherokee
Good, commanding driving position. The 3.7L V6 doesn't like being hurried but produces reassuring torque (if thirstily). The Limited trim level is plush. Heated seats are very effective, the AC is positively arctic and the stereo is excellent. Cargo space is ok, better with passenger seats down - they lie almost flat. Up front, legroom is a little cramped due to a fairly intrusive drivetrain tunnel and no rest pedal for the driver. The ride is truck-like, but that is expected from a body-on-frame 4x4. We like it. Would buy again.
Love my Jeep!
Had my Jeep for a few months now and it's going strong. Previous owner looked after it well and I plan on doing the same. Had a few adventures in it already and we're definitely learning to trust each other :-)
Looks wise - it's a brick! A tough looking 4x4 and though it may not appeal to all, it certainly hits the spot for many. It does look even better coated in a nice thick layer of mud too ;-)
Those complaining about fuel consumption from the 3.7L (and those comparing it to much smaller and lighter cars) - did you expect better? The d...iesel is definitely the way to go if you can get your hands on one with the tried and true Mercedes t/diesel and 5spd. The 3.7 V6 has been used in a few trucks/4x4s (Dodge Ram, Dodge Nitro, Dodge Dakota, several Jeeps and even a Mitsubishi!) and has proven to be a tough unit - albeit a petrol guzzler. Off road this thing is effortless and the torque down low coupled with the Selec-Trac 4x4 system makes it almost too easy. On road it actually handles better than other 4x4s I've driven, however on wet roads if you have a heavy foot you may want to engage 4x4! Very roomy, and at 6'4" I have no complaints there.
I purchased a 2003 Jeep Cherokee Sport and loved it! Manual transmission was easy to drive. Great visibility with no blind spots. Could park it anywhere and was nice to drive on road. When it got real, it could climb the steepest and roughest hills off road with no dramas. Towed without a struggle and felt safe. Whilst it had a few issues mechanically, I did drive it 140 klm's every day and it rarely let me down. Even my mechanic said "She just keeps on going doesn't she!". I would definitely have another one.
Great car but needs some tweaking
I bought my Jeep in September 2014. It is the Limited Edition fully loaded with all the goodies. I had a Ford Territory before that which I loved. The new design of the Jeep Cherokee is what really caught my eye and once I sat in one and drove it I was sold! I am super happy with the car except it is quite thirsty (but now comes in Diesel). My Territory was quite thirsty and I was told I would get all this great mileage etc. from the Jeep sales guy. This wasn't the case. Also the twice yearly servicing is disappointing and a rort in my opinion....You get 6 years extended warranty but you have to still have it serviced twice a year for 3 extra years which is just another ploy to get your money. I used to have my Territory service once a year at Ford for around $230. So twice a year at $300-$400 a go is just ridiculous. I've driven 26,000km in 2.5 years so the hefty servicing is just not justifiable. Anyhow that's JEEP but I believe they are now offering better deals on servicing of new cars. About time they got with the programme. To late for me though. I've also had 3 recall notices on it which is a pain having to take it in to get work done and my boot kept refusing to open which Jeep looked and said they fixed but the next day it go stuck again. I can live with that. It only happens occasionally and usually when its pouring rain and I have hands full with groceries! Lol. Some slight adjustment of the air vents for the driver would be better as I find the steering wheel blocks the air onto your face and when its 40 degrees in summer you need AIR! I also find the aircon not that powerful or cold. But whatever. Now I'm just nit picking. Its a fab car and very nifty. The power drops on occasion when I put my foot down and there is nothing there - a bit scary when you are trying to zoom across oncoming traffic, but I am taking it into Jeep for another service soon so will see if they can run an update to fix that. All in all an awesome car and lots of fun to drive. The stereo system is awesome and the main navigation screen is big, bright and easy to use. The map function is not great. It always sends me on convoluted routes and I have no idea how to update the maps as the current version is old and often can't locate new building developments. The system is also geared to Android software (Samsung) and not Apple. I've used both phones in this car and Samsung is a much better experience. It will read your texts out loud and keep a log in the car of your texts so you can go back and read them. It won't do that with Apple. I have the charging plate as well and it won't work on Apple devices which is slightly annoying! Anyhow all in all a fun and zippy car with lots to keep you interested. I would highly recommend buying one. You wont regret it.
My first Jeep after a life long wait!
Have nothing to complain for its performance and design. I love everything about this car as for it was my first Jeep and my dream car. One small issue would be improvement of boot space but we can put up with it for now. Another big issue would be "service". I had my first service a few weeks after I picked up my car from dealership and everything went horribly wrong. My car had a big deep scratch under the armrest on the driver side as well as oily mark on the interior of the door. Shortly after I then discovered that my parking sensor ...was not there anymore. Calling dealership to have these sorted out has been a nightmare!! Now is 18/03/2017 and I have just been scheduled to go in for parking sensor fixing. My door trimming part that was ordered ages ago still on its way from USA. I had to physically visited the dealership to have all these finalised. Big room for improvement on this part Jeep!!
- KL Limited (2014-2021)
- Verified purchase
Most comfortable car I have driven
Update on the Jeep, Still going strong, Even been towing a caravan with it now, I had to ask what the GCM for towing was from FCA. GVM 4628kg. GVM 4495kg Average 12L per hundred K's 2300t Caravan. My next car will be a new Jeep. Bought the Cherokee in August 2016 after test driving other cars in the same class, I even hired cars so I could test and compare a car over a few days of driving, When I first took the Jeep out I knew straight away this felt more comfortable and quiet, More refined and classy. So bought one, A limited 2L Deis...al. I am yet to achieve the 5.8 L/100 on the open road I'm getting 6.2 to 6.6. This I expect will improve as the motor wears in and frees up. I am achieving nearly 1000klm on the HWY and around 700 in the City, 60L tank. None of the other cars in class can tow to 2500kg with a ball weight of 280kg which I need to tow a tandem trailer. I read many things about the problems Jeep owners have experienced eg: Gear box 9 speed auto, I had the slow to change 1st and 2nd gear with a little clunk, My car had yet had the latest firmware update on the gear box now the Auto is perfect, Smooth and quiet and gives plenty of power when you need it, Very happy! My wife owns a Mazda 3 with auto stop/start, When you turn the steering wheel the engine starts as well as lifting your foot of the brake and won't start to work untill the engine is warm. On the Jeep the stop/start operates when cold, And the engine starts by lifting your foot only which can be annoying if your on a slight hill and want the engine to start, Mazda 3 I would turn the wheel a bit to start the motor keeping my foot on the brake. It's just a different setup. The guy on caradvise.com said he didn't like that there was no foot rest, Well I like that there isn't one because I can stretch my left leg out without some lump being on the foor getting in the way. I love the infotainment 8" screen, Interior is wonderful and comfy. The rear space my be small to some but unlike other cars the rear seats can be moved forward, Very handy. Services are now caped for 5 years as with warranty. My wife and I love the Jeep.
Very good but room for improvement as with all machines, especially the Service Centre, customers kn
Excellent around town & country roads with outstanding ride, handling & comfort, so quiet as it has laminated side windows at the front too. Better & very easy to use features & available affordable options than the competition have with a best in class braked towing capacity (2397kg, that's the bar but it is actually 2500kg for the vehicle) of the turbo diesel they cant even dream of. Mine has all the options including the Luxury Pack (no sunroof) with active ventilated leather seats, try getting that in a MX5 or a Rav 4, & the most comfortabl...e seats ever! The safety is the best in class, second to none with brakes that will pop your eyes out. But I had the ZF transmission issues (just the cable crimps) which are not caused by Jeep but yes they still should be better at the Service & Customer service which is where my problems lie as with many others brands, not just Jeep. I had much worse at Volkswagen. I also has an exhaust leak for 20 months with this KL that my service centre did not listen to me about & it took my sales person to smell it & get him to prove it to get it fixed which also put the fuel economy back to 6.7kml not the 8.9kml average it was getting, no compensation though, this is my point. Now they are much better as the Service Advisor is no longer there, see a staffing not vehicle issue to a degree. If you actually do some research you will find even the premium brands have recent major recalls for some things like cars possibly bursting into flames, Porsche, Ferrari, this was on Top Gear, Range Rover, (same ZF transmission issues) even Commodores a while ago, whoosh & its gone, I am led to believe on vehicle problem & recall websites didn't they? Toyotas were killing people with Prius's weren't they as did Tesla autonomously just last year, this is a well known fact? How many recalls for faulty airbags did Toyota & other manufacturers have, 100000's, good job you were not in a crash. Machines will be machines & even the so called best have problems (Mercedes worst customer survey poll reviews in the USA too) but the difference is either the manufacturer or the owners themselves usually wont tell us about them to save face & pride but the fact is they can all be as bad as each other (a bit like politicians) so stop rubbishing one brand, just accept the fact how privileged we are to even be able to own any of these amazing cars, especially a new one. Many in this greed driven world may never have the protection of one let alone all the luxury & comfort a modern car offers, warts an all! Although whether I'd buy another Jeep we will have to wait & see, yes room for improvement but otherwise it is a very good & a better all round vehicle & option to the competition in my opinion especially if you want to tow an actual caravan, actually as it is a 4x4 with low ratio gear box, something a magazine review wont tell you too as most of the time the bias is towards outright speed & handling not an overall package, not all SUV's are 4x4. Why don't they compare a MX5 & RAV4 to a GT Forrester for example, all are SUV's as we know which one they would pick to win this comparison but its not apples to apples is it. The KL CHEROKEE is different to them too & better for it & not to say there is anything wrong with them, great cars but built with a different design purpose & will fall, probably apart if used off road unlike a Jeep & certainly wont get you as many places either with a 2+ tonne off road van loaded up with extra goodies behind to enjoy at your away from all the whiners destination! We need to be patient, just like we should drive at all times & be with all other road users, with FCA & Jeep please & believe it as they are trying at least to fix it as seen by the latest There and Back campaign. Since 1941 remember!
Good working donky
Generally it is ok,
On the bad side:
- Consumes more petrol than I would anticipate,
- Rough transmission and noise
- It’s got an issue so called Static Power Consumption: Electronic components/ sensors make battery flat when car is not used for more than 1 week but this is a problem many modern cars.
On the good side:
- Nice and convenient interior, good handling, well designed dashboard,
- No problem with heavy towing,
- Generally good value for monies.
We have had out 2011 Jeep Cherokee just over 5 years and covered just over 140000 km's. The only problem(s) we have had were the replacement of three shock absorbers which were covered under warranty. Good solid car and it'll do us for the next 5 years. Hard to believe all the other bad luck stories.
Good car for us
My KJ is a 65th Anniversary Sport CRD Manual. Drives well, but not a rocket by any means. Gearing could be a bit higher (e.g now 2,200 rpm @ 100 km, and would work if 1,800 rpm). Fuel consumption is in line with the sticker that was on it when bought: 10.5 l/100 km city and 8.5l/100 km country. I've had some electrical problems, though: 3 of 4 window winders broke down. 2 on back had less than 20 uses, maybe less than 10, and all just out of warranty of course. Dealers didn't want to know me. Others have been transfer case indicator switch and ...now a/c fan resistor. Ground clearance could be up a bit, but managed Fraser Is. sand OK in high range. Towed only less than 1,500 kg and all of this OK. All round happy with the car. I do services strictly by the book at independent mechanics and am just now on Continental tyres now after Coopers, up to 80,000 on these, but hopeless in the wet. Total km now 145,000. More electrical troubles. 4th window winder just gone, rear window demister wire detached and clutch cut out switch gone -- can't start it without this!! A bit of an electrical lemon.
Unstoppable but dealers are poor
Bought the Jeep new in 2005 and have used it constantly ever since. Use is 60% city 40% country with towing a car trailer regularly.
Performance is quiet and responsive. Handling depends on tyres. I have had Cooper AT's on for 90K Klm. For wear they are great but in my view too hard a compound, particularly on the rear.
Problems - mostly minor issues which are of little concern. Upgraded transmission oil radiator to a larger one as the standard radiator was not coping on long hard country trips. Very worth while exercise.
Dealers - hopele...
Still the best car I have ever experienced in 60 years
My second Jeep after 15 years. Even better than the XJ. Fuel consumption in city hopeless, in country a lot better. Happier to pay for fuel than tow trucks. Gas struts a common failure after five years, bonnet, tail gate etc.Still, cheap to replace. Found Jeep dealers service?(2) hopeless. Find a good independent mechanic and stick there.
Still waiting 17 months for a part (tow bar) to be replaced under a world wide recall!
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.
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.
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.
Questions & Answers
I have a 2015 Jeep Cherokee Sport 73k klm and it has just started to go crazy jamming in park or neutral, flatening battery, unable to remove key, different warnings coming up on display. got it towed to a dealer and they said all the modules needed to be reset, 2 days later same issue, personally I think the Battery is dyeing but the dealer said it was fine, anyone else had these sort of issues I would like to hear
Our 2015 sport won't start due to electric steering part failure. Jeep says $1100 to fix. Has only done 110kms
Hi I have 2011 jeep cherokee 3.7L sport auto kk I wanted to self service the car but I could not find the petrol filter. Anyone with the knowledge please help?
What is best engine oil for 3.7Ltr petrol engine, done 139,000klm. KK 2009 Cherokee. Thanks
|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||18" Alloy||17" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||8.5 L/100km||9.8 L/100km||9.8 L/100km||10.2 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L||60 L||60 L||60 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.4L||6 Cylinder 3.2L||6 Cylinder 3.2L||6 Cylinder 3.2L|
|Max Power||130kW @ 6400rpm||200kW @ 6500rpm||200kW @ 6500rpm||200kW @ 6500rpm|
|Max Torque||229Nm @ 3900rpm||315Nm @ 4300rpm||315Nm @ 4300rpm||315Nm @ 4300rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||USA||USA||USA||USA|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,500 kg||2,200 kg||2,200 kg||2,200 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||185 mm||185 mm||185 mm||221 mm|
|Release date||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||Jan 2014|
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