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The Top Gear car review:Jeep Cherokee
Running costs and reliability
To keep some room between this and Compass, Jeep is only offering the Cherokee in the top specs of Limited and Overland.
All cars get a healthy suite of safety kit, such as forward collision warning, lane departure warning, brake assist and blind-spot monitoring, which also works in reverse when you’re coming out of a parking space. The Limited comes as standard with adaptive cruise control. Keyless go is also on that spec, along with electric and leather seats, and the hands-free powered boot.
Overland adds things like the panoramic sunroof, leather-wrapped dashboard and heated rear seats.
We’d go for the Limited as it should offer the best combination of kit and cost, subject to what price Jeep pitches it at when it arrives in the UK. Plus, with Limited you avoid the polished 19-inch alloys of the Overland. No-one outside of Miami needs those in their lives.
So standard kit is comprehensive, but the running costs are disappointing. The AWD car manages 42.8mpg and 175g/km, a long way off the class best, and those figures are on the NEDC cycle. When it gets tested under the new WLTP regs, it’s those numbers may slip further behind rivals. Tax efficient, this is not.