Still a very good car after 11 years and 104,000
March 8, 2019
Bought new on year end sale, a very good deal at $18 k for basic AWD model, similar interior size to previous Jeep Cherokee. I used it for city commuting for years, then as just local utility driver. Fun to drive, avg 18 mpg city and highway, comfortable with family. I would buy another of this model, but the new ones are bigger and 2 x as expensive, so I will keep this one. Generally reliable, but needed both front bearings (warranty), 3 batteries so far, fuel pump( special warranty), trans cooler lines, some elec lock problems. No engine or trans problems so far, but very compact and tight mechanical design makes all of these things difficult and expensive to work on. I like it overall, if you can find a good one used I would consider it, but have a mechanic check first to be sure it’s not heading for expensive repairs.