2015 Jeep Cherokee

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Jeep Cherokee. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Daring front-end styling
  • 8.4-inch Uconnect touch-screen
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Self-parking feature
  • Collision-mitigation feature

The Bad

  • Forgettable rear-end styling
  • Interior doesn't seem midsize
  • Modest cargo volume

Notable Features of the 2015 Jeep Cherokee

  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology now available
  • Automatic braking now available
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission standard
  • FWD or choice of three 4x4 systems
  • Seats five

What Is the 2015 Jeep Cherokee?

The 2015 Jeep Cherokee is a five-seat compact SUV offered in four trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk. Front-wheel drive is standard and can be upgraded to four-wheel drive on all but the Trailhawk, which has four-wheel drive standard. The Jeep Cherokee competes with other off-roaders like the Nissan Xterra and Toyota 4Runner, as well as the Chevrolet Equinox and Subaru Outback.

What's New on the 2015 Jeep Cherokee?

For 2015, Jeep Cherokees powered by the V-6 engine get stop-start technology for better fuel conservation. Trailhawks can be had with ventilated front seats, while Latitudes feature new cloth seating. The available collision warning system gets autonomous braking, and a cargo cover is offered as a stand-alone option.

How Does the 2015 Jeep Cherokee Compare to Other Compact SUVs?

The Jeep Cherokee's four-cylinder engine is on par with other small SUVs, but much like the Chevy Equinox, acceleration is hindered by weight. Off-roading enthusiasts might turn their noses up at the Cherokee in favor of the Wrangler, but the Trailhawk is a solid choice for adventurers wanting more oomph from their SUVs. Additionally, the Cherokee's interior is much more stylish than those of the Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4, but it lacks their cargo space.

What Features in the 2015 Jeep Cherokee Are Most Important?

The 2015 Jeep Cherokee comes standard with front-wheel drive, a 184-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. For more power, you can opt for an available 271-hp, 3.2-liter V-6. Three distinct four-wheel-drive systems are available.

Standard features include the familiar Jeep seven-slot grille, 17-inch steel wheels, high-mounted running lights atop the fenders, five-person seating, cloth upholstery and a 60/40-split folding backseat. Notable options include 18-inch aluminum wheels, underbody skid plates, fog lights, a panoramic moonroof, a power liftgate, heated side mirrors, a 7-inch screen in the instrument panel, an 8.4-inch touchscreen entertainment system, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a wireless charging pad and a self-parking system.

As required in all new vehicles from this model year, front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are standard. Ten airbags are also included. You can equip the Jeep Cherokee with optional safety features like front and rear parking sensors, a backup camera, blind spot warning system with rear cross-path detection, lane departure warning and forward collision warning with autonomous braking.

Should I Buy the 2015 Jeep Cherokee?

From the front, the Jeep Cherokee appears bold and stylish, but not so much from the back. The interior lacks the cargo room offered by some competitors, which could be a problem if you don't pack light. One good reason to buy the Jeep Cherokee is its many impressive features, which include an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, panoramic moonroof, self-parking system and collision mitigation system.

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2015 Jeep Cherokee Overview

by Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

New last year, the Cherokee small SUV is offered with four-cylinder or V-6 power. All models have a nine-speed automatic tr... Read More

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Nice style

by Country Rose from Vernon ct on August 27, 2018

it handles really nice, quiet and smooth ride. like the color and leather seats and all the extras! the larger motor v6 felt a lot more pep than a 4 cylinder. Read full review

(5.0)

Nice style

by Country Rose from Vernon ct on August 27, 2018

I was looking for a SUV, test drove a Honda, and Toyota, then a Jeep and it was perfect...thank God they allowed me to test these vehicles made it so much easier to make a decision on which car was a ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Jeep Cherokee currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Jeep Cherokee Sport

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Jeep

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, Carfax vehicle history report, rental car and 24-hour towing, and first day rental

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years/100,000 mile warranty on all certified vehicles
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 125 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Cherokee received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker