2015 Jeep Cherokee

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$23,095

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2015 Jeep Cherokee
2015 Jeep Cherokee

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

5 trims

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Notable features

  • 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

2015 Jeep Cherokee review: Our expert's take

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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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

Loving it so far!

Used Jeeps have a bevy of creature comforts for the price. I love the panoramic sunroof, heated and cooled leather seats, heated side mirrors and steering wheel, and responsive v6. The large touchscreen makes it easy to navigate the controls, and gives an excellent view when using the backup camera. Leg room in the back seat looks tight, but is actually very comfortable. The 4,500 lb towing capacity is unusual for a compact SUV, and was a big selling point for me.

5.0

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, a great mid-size SUV

I've had the Cherokee Trailhawk since October 2015. It's a dealer demo. The comfort, ride and capabilities for off-road and in-town operation are still top-of-the-class. Mileage is almost 67,000. The original tires were replaced at 65,000 miles. Self-parking, much like adaptive cruise control, is great once you learn it. A nice ride and a great drive!

5.0

Great car like ride SUV

Love the room inside this SUV and the power it has with such a smooth solid ride.A very comfortable and accessorized vehicle with quality construction

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Jeep
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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