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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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23 reader reviews for Jeep Cherokee 4x4.
  • 3.7 V6 Extreme Sport 5dr

    Sally Smith , Oxfordshire . Date: 19/07/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've owned this 2003 model for two years now, and must say it's the best 4 x 4 I've driven (out of Landrover Freelander, Vauxhall Frontera and BMW X3).

    I like the quality of the interior, this special edition model has half leather, and special detailing such as grey metallic painted front grille, bumpers and wheel arches which looks great with the silver coachwork. I have never had a problem with this car and has been extremely reliable. It's used on country lanes, urban driving and motorways, and although it's buffered a bit on windy days on the motorway, I've found it to be an extremely smooth and comfortable ride.

    The automatic gearbox is smooth, although sometimes at the higher end of the scale, could drop down sooner when going slightly uphill, but overall it's quite pokey when necessary and I'm pleased with it's performance.

    Obviously with any petrol 4 x 4, petrol consumption is an issue, and according to the trip computer it does 14 mpg average, but I don't find this to be accurate. I've achieved 20+ on long motorway journeys easily.

    Overall then a great fun to drive car, very practical with lots of space both in the boot and in the car itself, with three full rear seat belts and comfortable and safe airbagged surroundings, I'm more than happy to drive my kids around in this, in fact, I enjoy it!

  • 3.7 V6 Limited 5dr

    Mark Glover Date: 24/02/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've had my Cherokee 3.7 V6 for three months now and it still puts a smile on my face every time I get in it.

    I'd never even considered the Cherokee until a friend suggested it. I test-drove one and never looked back.

    The Cherokee blends into the background because it doesn't look all flash and blingey like many competitors, and you don't see that many around so it feels a bit aloof from the school-gate-mafia image that some 4x4's have. It has all the American refinements; electric everything, and a silky smooth 3.7l V6 that turns into a rip-snorting beast when you put your foot down. What's more, I get better mileage (25 mpg on the motorway)than the 2.0 Litre PT Cruiser I used to have which only ever got 23 mpg with the wind behind it.

    It is also a seriously sophisticated bit of machinery - it doesn't handle like a car, it handles like a big, versatile, rufty-tufty, posh, solid, highly-capable on and off-road 4x4. It's got leaf-spring suspension on the back and it's high off the ground because thats what you need to go off road, and that means you have to drive it just a tad more thoughtfully compared a regular car when you're on-road. This isn't a disadvantage, it's kind of the point of driving a big ruft-tufty car. The payback is that if I wanted to, I reckon I could park my Cherokee on my upstairs bathroom window ledge.

  • 2.5 CRD Sport 5dr

    Rachael Bowen , Nottinghamshire . Date: 31/01/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for a few months now and have had a major problem - the oil keeps being dumped out of the engine for no reason.

    I had a warranty with the car, but they keep charging a £50 diagnostics fee, although why they can't permanently fix the problem I will never know.

    The car itself is quite meaty to drive, but it is rather slow. I use the Jeep to pull a speedboat on and off slipways. It is very practical in that sense. The three kids have plenty of space in the back too.

    I would not buy the same version of this car again - maybe a BMW X5 next time.

  • 2.8 CRD Sport 5dr

    Steve Alcock , sTAFFORDSHIRE . Date: 20/06/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is my first Cherokee CRD. I test drove both the manual and automatic version before making a desicion to purchase. My preference pushed me more to the manual verision due to the fact the computer was showing on average a better fuel consumption of between 8 - 10 miles per gallon. During the 40 mile test drive in both vehicles, I was averaging 18 -20 miles per gallon in the automatic and 26 - 30 in the manual.

    I have now had my new vehicle for two months. It drives and handles superb for a 4x4. I regular achieve 28-32 mpg. I have had no problems with the vehicle apart from the front brakes reguiring adjustment that was carried out by the supplying dealer. My regular 40 miles per day journey to work and back is completed without any fuss.

    Mixed driving conditions in town and on the open road is made without effort thanks to the new six speed gearbox. A truly awsome vehicle and a bargin to buy. I have driven the Mercedes 270 M class and it is not a patch on the Jeep.

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