2017 Jeep Cherokee Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Bright White Clear Coat
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,332 - $29,696
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
20 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
184-271
Seats
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How 2017 Jeep Cherokee Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.5Comfort 3.8Styling 3.7Value 3.7

Editor's Overview

Although the 2017 Jeep Cherokee is sized and priced like the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Nissan Rogue, it is so much more than just a compact SUV with mild off-road abilities. In fact, the Cherokee line is all-inclusive, running the gamut from basic transportation to rugged off-road-ready SUV, plus offers an optional V6 engine and three different 4-wheel-drive systems.

Jeep Cherokee Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Sport $20,701 - $23,594
Horsepower: 184 hp - 271 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum, Styled Steel
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chevronDown icon Altitude $17,332 - $20,477
Horsepower: 184 hp - 271 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Latitude $18,718 - $22,019
Horsepower: 184 hp - 271 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 75th Anniversary Edition $20,317 - $23,746
Horsepower: 184 hp - 271 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Limited $20,771 - $24,460
Horsepower: 184 hp - 271 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon High Altitude $23,580 - $27,763
Horsepower: 184 hp - 271 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Overland $23,473 - $28,052
Horsepower: 184 hp - 271 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Trailhawk $24,244 - $28,429
Horsepower: 184 hp - 271 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Trailhawk L Plus $25,271 - $29,696
Horsepower: 184 hp - 271 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.52
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I like the style, the touch screen controls are nice too.

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Was not informed of no spare, no flat treatment, no run on tires. Would not have purchased if I had known. Electric windows do not auto run in both directions, transmission seems to stick as it transitions through gears, and when this happens, the rpms do not drop when you take your foot off the gas. The seat fabric choice was atrocious. The carpet on floors and back of rear seats is cheap and hard to vacuum on back of seats because there is no liner, so when you vacuum you just run into all the structures under the carpet, you do not have a firm surface to vacuum.

Tammy H
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Functional and reliable vehicle for anyone.

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It gets great gas mileage, is roomy and comfortable, and contains various compartments to maximize storage. It is very reliable and provides a quick look at maintenance concerns, as well as a feature to send monthly status report emails regarding the vehicle's "health. " It would be nice to have integrated navigation, that is included in the base model and not a separate investment. The Bluetooth works well, but occasionally experiences delays when skipping songs or recognizing phone calls. It is functional without an overwhelming amount of buttons or dials.

Amy P
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Sporty but yet classy is how I would describe my Jeep Cherokee!

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I really love the heated seats and steering wheel. The keep rides comfortably and has enough room for a car seat without feeling cramped. The back up camera keeps me from backing into things. The navigation system alerted me to bad weather and gave me a different route to travel. The navigation system makes it easier to get around in the city and helps me to not waste time going the wrong direction. I have had my Jeep for several months and I love the electric seats, the extra large cargo space, and the SUV sporty look. I am glad I made the investment!

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$20,701 - $23,594
$17,332 - $20,477

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 - 271 (hp)
184 - 271 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
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Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L I4 MultiAir, 2.4L I4 MULTIAIR, 2.4L I4 PZEV M, 3.2L V6 24V VVT W/ESS
2.4L I4 MultiAir, 2.4L I4 MULTIAIR, 2.4L I4 PZEV M, 3.2L V6 24V VVT W/ESS
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional
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Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.1 (in.)
41.1 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 (in.)
39.4 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.3 (in.)
40.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 (in.)
38.5 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Optional
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Optional
Optional
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Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/65TR17
P225/60TR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 (in.)
106.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.6 - 37.7 (ft.)
37.6 - 37.7 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
73.2 (in.)
73.2 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3655 - 4046 (.lbs)
3655 - 4046 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 (hp)
184 (hp)

Torque

Torque
171 (ft. lbs.)
171 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2000 - 4500 (.lbs)
2000 - 4500 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 - 450 (.lbs)
200 - 450 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.8 (gal.)
15.8 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
29 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Standard
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Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

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M
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Acceptable
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Marginal
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Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Selec-Terrain ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags *
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag *
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • ParkView Back-Up Camera
  • Uconnect Access Emergency Sos
  • ParkSense Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Rear Collision Warning

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (3)

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Wheels > Rim Aug 30, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 30, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V543000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Jeep Cherokee vehicles. The tire and rim size information required to be on the Certification label was omitted during manufacturing, which may result in an incorrect tire and rim combination being installed on the vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Consequence:
The missing tire and rim designation information may lead to an incorrect combination being installed on the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners and will provide a corrected certification label, free of charge. The recall began October 13, 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T53.
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Electrical System > Wiring May 16, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
May 16, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V332000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Dodge Journey, Charger and Durango, RAM 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis (more than 10,000lb), 4500 Cab Chassis and 5500 Cab Chassis, Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300, 2014-2019 RAM 1500, 2015-2018 Dodge Challenger, 2015-2017 Chrysler 200, 2016-2018 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis (less than 10,000 lb), 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica and 2018 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. These vehicles are being recalled to address a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging. If, when using cruise control, there is a short circuit within the vehicle's wiring, the driver may not be able to shut off the cruise control either by depressing the brake pedal or manually turning the system off once it has been engaged, resulting in either the vehicle maintaining its current speed or possibly accelerating.
Consequence:
If the vehicle maintains its speed or accelerates despite attempts to deactivate the cruise control, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the software, and perform a software flash on the engine or powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall began June 4, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Note: Owners are advised to stop using cruise control until the software update has been performed. In the event that cruise control cannot be disengaged while driving, owners should firmly and steadily apply the brakes and shift the transmission to neutral, placing the vehicle in park once it has stopped.
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Air Bags > Knee Bolster Nov 1, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 1, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V799000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2017 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured October 13, 2016, to October 17, 2016. Improper welds on the driver's knee air bag inflator may prevent the air bag from properly inflating.
Consequence:
If the driver's knee air bag does not properly inflate, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's knee air bag module, free of charge. The recall began November 9, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S84.

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