2015 Jeep Cherokee | new car review
* Great looks matched with a good price.
* Plain and slightly boring interior.
We have heard some people call the 2015 Jeep Cherokee “ugly”, but I really can’t understand why. The heavily revised front end looks aggressive and mean, especially with those narrow, squinting headlamps. The grille is an updated version of the familiar Jeep countenance, and comes with chrome detailing. I think it looks fantastic!
The interior of the Cherokee is perhaps not so aggressive. It takes the form of a very traditional interior, with no real innovation in design. That being said, Jeep owners are generally more interested in crossing deserts than they are playing with fancy cubby holes, and with that in mind the Cherokee achieves what it set out to do.
There is no such thing as a Jeep that doesn’t go off-road, and as such the Cherokee comes with Selec-Terrain control, which gives the user five different settings for different off-road terrains. This is accompanied by Selec-Speed, which controls off-road speed between 1-8kp/h, which makes life easier when tackling rocks.
What’s on offer?
There are four versions of the Cherokee available: Sport, Longitude, Trailhawk, and Limited. The standard engine is a 2.4 litre straight-4, which produces 184hp, and the premium option is a 3.2 litre V6, which belts out 271hp. Prices start at around AED 120,000 for the Sport edition, and go up to AED 177,000 for the Limited.
The new Cherokee has a lot going for it, especially that new, original look. Its off-road features will also make it appealing to a younger, off-road-loving audience, especially as its ideal for families, too. I think it is a very good car at a reasonable price.
|Specifications||2015 Jeep Cherokee 2.4L||2015 Jeep Cherokee 3.2L|
|Engine/ Cylinders||2.4 litre / 4-cylinder||3.2 litre / V6|
|Max Power |
|184 hp @ 6,400 RPM||271 hp @ 6,500 RPM|
|232 Nm @ 4,600 RPM||324 Nm @ 4,400 RPM|
|Tranmission||9 speed automatic||9 speed automatic|
|Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||11.0 secs||8.5 secs|
|Top speed||175 km/h||185 km/h|
|Price||AED 120,000||AED 150,000 - 177,000|