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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.
  • 2.8 CRD Renegade 5dr

    Ray Lewis Date: 19/05/2005
    • Overall 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is our third Cherokee CRD. The earlier cars were both 2.5 CRD Sport models and both gave rugged reliable service, clocking some 32,000 miles between them.

    The only problem was with the electric mirrors on the first car. Replacement electric motors were fitted and there were no further problems.

    Both cars regularly achieved around 30mpg with a light foot on the accelerator in day-to-day driving. The US mpg figure given by the on-board computer wasn't too far adrift of my calculated figure when divided by 0.8.

    We took delivery of a new 2.8 CRD Renegade a week ago and the new six-speed box is much easier to use than the notchy five-speed 'box of the earlier cars. There are one or two trim problems which will be dealt with at the first service.

    Improvements to the front seats have made journeys more comfortable. The 2.8-litre engine is certainly more refined and the extra power is welcome. We tried a BMW X3 Diesel for four months but came back to Jeep!

  • 2.8 CRD Sport Auto 5dr

    David Levett Date: 11/04/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We bought the Jeep as a second car - my company car being a Mercedes ML270. The Jeep is twice as good and half the price!

    The diesel engine is a bit noisy, particularly when cold or at tickover, but otherwise a great car, and great to tow with.

    My only disappointment is with fuel enconomy - we've done 4500 miles and only acheive 18-20mpg. The 'combined' figures are in the high 20s or into the 30s. Overall, a great buy and recommended.

  • 2.5 CRD Sport 5dr

    Jan Powell , Lincolnshire . Date: 09/04/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've had my Jeep Cherokee for six months now. In general, it's a decent enough car although I find its boot a little small. It drives nicely on-road, although it's by no means quick. Off-road performance is adequate but not anywhere near as good as the 3.0-litre Isuzu Trooper I had before it.

    Daily running costs are reasonable and no more than would be expected from a car of this size. It has not had a major service yet so I cannot comment on that. My one problem is its lack of reliabilty. Although mechanically sound, it has suffered all sorts of minor niggles that have meant it's been back to the dealers on four occasions.

    Key amongst the niggles is the power operated retractable door mirrors. It's on its fourth. The motors used to operate them are not powerful enough. I've also had loose pieces of trim as well as knocks and rattles that you shouldn't have to put up with on a car in this price range.

    On the plus side, it generally feels well put together and dealer service has been very good.

    Would I recommend it? Yes and no, for the reasons above. Would I buy another? Probably not.

  • 2.4 Sport 5dr

    John Smith , Caithness . Date: 10/03/2005
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I live in the highlands of Scotland and this car is superb in the snow and it handles very well also in the mud (tough off roading). Had a small problem with the turbo but overall a good car.

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