2018 Jeep Cherokee


Ranked #13 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$24,395 - $37,340

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Key Spec of 2018 Jeep Cherokee
fuel economy


fuel type

Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)


184 hp @ 6400 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Good off-road capability

Sub-par fuel economy

Renamed trim levels

User-friendly infotainment system

Poor cargo space

Spacious rear row

No Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Great resale value

Average safety scores

Punchy V6 engine with good towing capacity

2018 Jeep Cherokee Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Having a starting price of $24,395, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee is available for sale in five trims namely Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Trailhawk, and Overland. Two different engines are on offer- a 184-hp inline-4 and a 271-hp V6 engine, the latter's towing capacity is rated at 4,500 pounds, which is the best in its class. Acceleration isn't that great but it is off-road ready. 

2018 Jeep Cherokee front angle view

The Cherokee's cabin is attractive and offers a spacious cabin for taller occupants. However, its cargo capacity is very in this segment. The Cherokee also suffers from high ownership costs and average crash-test scores but has a great resale value in its class. The main rivals of the Cherokee include the Honda CR-V, the Ford Escape, and the Nissan Rogue

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Trim wise pricing breakdown

NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A)$24240$24395284 Listings
Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)$25730$25895130 Listings
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Over All Rating


Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#13 in Compact Suv

#17 in Suv

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Latitude Tech Connect$24,395 onwards

Latitude$24,395 onwards

  • 5-Inch touchscreen interface
  • 60/40-Split folding seatbacks
  • Height-Adjustable front seats
  • Rearview camera
  • Six-Speaker audio system
  • Xenon headlights

Latitude Plus$26,295 onwards

  • Alexa integration
  • Keyless entry
  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Leather-Wrapped steering wheel
  • Navigation system
  • Power driver seat
  • Push-Button start

Limited$29,795 onwards

  • 18-Inch alloy wheels
  • Auto-Dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power driver seat
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Remote ignition

Trailhawk$30,995 onwards

  • 17-Inch wheels w/ all-terrain tires
  • Exterior trim
  • Hill ascent and descent control
  • Jeep'S 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen interface
  • Larger driver information display
  • Locking rear differential
  • Off-Road-Oriented suspension tuning
  • Siri Eyes Free and smartphone-app integration

Overland$34,095 onwards

  • Body-Color exterior trim
  • Cornering lights
  • Driver-Seat memory functions
  • Leather-Wrapped instrument panel
  • Nine-Speaker audio system
  • Power-Adjustable passenger seat
  • Ventilated front seats

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2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited

Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A)

Est. $267/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,392 Below market
RMV: $25,109
Copiague, NY
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2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited

Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A)

Est. $247/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,900 Below market
RMV: $23,144
Irvington, NJ
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2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited

Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A)

Est. $241/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,703 Below market
RMV: $22,455
Hempstead, NY
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2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited

Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A)

Est. $279/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,432 Below market
RMV: $26,030
Floral Park, NY
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2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

Est. $203/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,948 Below market
RMV: $18,938
Fuquay Varina, NC
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2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited

Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.0L 270 hp 4cyl 9A)

Est. $271/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,245 Below market
RMV: $25,240
Woodstock, VA
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2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk L Plus

Trailhawk L Plus 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 271 hp 9A)

Est. $229/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,378 Below market
RMV: $21,299
Baltimore, MD
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2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

Est. $210/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,926 Below market
RMV: $19,425
Sacramento, CA
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2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus

Latitude Plus 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

Est. $186/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,459 Below market
RMV: $17,199
Austin, TX
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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Most compact crossovers will perform well on the street, but the Cherokee can also conquer off-road challenges- CarAndDriver

In the competitive compact SUV segment, the Cherokee is the only capable off-roader with hefty towing capacity. Kudos to Cherokee for having resale values while not top of the class is still quite strong. Solid resale values might be nice but that alone won't pull buyers away from other popular compact SUVs. Although it has some strong worth-debating points, it still ranks at the bottom of its class. 

Another reason for its low ranking its high ownership costs. While it is low maintenance, its repair costs are high. You may have to shell out nearly $7,200 every year and the average cost mile is $0.48, which is again more than its rivals. Speaking of reliability, the Cherokee scored 80 out of 100, which is a great score but its rivals dominate the Cherokee with much better scores. 


Some of the higher trims’ standard features are optional in the lower levels- Autotrader

The Jeep Cherokee is available in the market in the form of five different trims which are named Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Trailhawk, and Overland. Falling in the middle of the compact SUV pricing spectrum, the Latitude trim can be had at $24,395, excluding a destination charge of $1,095. Except for the Trailhawk model, all the trim levels are offered in both FWD and RWD versions. 

2018 Jeep Cherokee rear angle view

The Cherokee comes with limited standard features but Jeep offers a dedicated off-road model of the Cherokee for adventure lovers and that's where the Cherokee stands out. Also, exclusive to the Latitude trim is the Tech Connect package that adds satellite radio, an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Amazon Alexa. Apart from this, there are several other packages that add value to the Cherokee. 

Trims Latitude Latitude Plus Limited Trailhawk Overland
MSRP (FWD) $24,395 $26,295 $29,795 N/A $34,095
MSRP (4X4) $25,895 $27,795 $31,295 $30,995 $37,340
Key Features 6-speaker stereo Adds/ Upgrades to Latitude trim Adds/ Upgrades to Latitude Plus trim Adds/ Upgrades to Limited trim Adds/ Upgrades to Limited trim
  5-inch touchscreen display 8.4-inch touchscreen display Leather seats Off-road suspension Ventilated front seats
  Cloth upholstery Satellite radio Heated front seats, exterior mirrors & steering wheel Skid plates 9-speaker Alpine premium audio system
  Remote keyless entry Leather steering wheel Dual-zone automatic climate control Front & rear tow hooks Navigation system
  17-inch steel wheels 115V power outlet 18-inch alloy wheels Flared fenders 18-inch polished aluminum wheels
  Fog lights Power front seats Blind-spot monitoring   Leather-wrapped instrument panel
  Rearview camera 17-inch alloy wheels Rear cross-traffic alert    
  HID headlamps Push-buttons tart Remote engine start    
    Proximity keyless entry Power liftgate    
      Rear parking sensors    
      Universal garage door opener    
      Auto-dimming rearview mirror    

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The Limited trim is the one you should go for. This model adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, heated side mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, remote engine start, a power liftgate, and leather seats. Opt for the $1,645 Technology package as it adds lane departure warning, parallel and perpendicular park assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, rain-sensitive windshield wipers, advanced brake assist, forward collision warning, and auto high-beam assist. 

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Engine and Performance

Even in its most formidable trim level - that being the rugged Trailhawk - the Cherokee surrenders nothing in the way of comfort or handling- Kelly Blue Book

2018 Jeep Cherokee Engine and Transmission

Under the bonnet, the Jeep Cherokee comes standard with a 2.4L inline-4 engine that makes 184 hp and 171 lb-ft. of torque. There is also an optional $1,745 3.2L V6 engine available that is good to produce 271 hp and 239 lb-ft. of torque. Both these engines use a 9-speed automatic to transfer power to the wheels.

2018 Jeep Cherokee engine

The Trailhawk trim comes standard with a 4WD system while the rest of the models come in both FWD and 4WD drivetrains. When it is revved, the engine is refined and sounds really great. The V6 engine is plenty powerful enough. However, the transmission shifts precisely but the downshifts are delayed. 

Models 2018 Jeep Cherokee 2018 Ford Escape 2018 Honda CR V 2018 Nissan Rogue
MSRP $23,395 $23,940 $24,250 $24,800
Engine 2.4L Inline-4 2.5L Inline-4 2.4L Inline-4 2.5L Inline-4
Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD
Transmission 9-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic CVT CVT
Power 184 hp @ 6,400 RPM 168 hp @ 6,000 RPM 184 hp @ 6,400 RPM 170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 171 lb-ft. @ 4,600 RPM 170 lb-ft. @ 4,500 RPM 180 lb-ft. @ 3,900 RPM 175 lb-ft. @ 4,400 RPM

The Honda CR-V is equally powerful as the Cherokee but it uses a CVT transmission for a better fuel economy. Similarly, the Nissan Rogue uses a CVT transmission but is similarly powerful as the Escape. Among its rivals, the Escape offers more engine options but the Cherokee offers the most powerful optional engine. 

2018 Jeep Cherokee Acceleration

You will never call the Jeep Cherokee fast but it's not slow either. The base engine feels lousy and takes 9.7 seconds to complete the 0-60 MPH test and 17.2 seconds for the quarter-mile run. These performance stats are not really good compared to its class rivals. The optional V6 engine is punchy enough to do it in 7.2 seconds. The top speed is limited to 120 MPH. 

2018 Jeep Cherokee takes 9.7 sec to reach 60 MPH

The base engine is best suited for urban driving conditions whereas the V6 is good for off-roads and acceleration. This engine pulls this heavy SUV in all driving conditions. Many critics have complained that the gearbox has delayed downshifts. So, during stop-and-go traffic, it takes a moment or two to downshift and give you the extra power you need.

Models 2018 Jeep Cherokee 2018 Ford Escape 2018 Honda CR V 2018 Nissan Rogue
0-60 MPH 9.7 sec 9.1 sec 7.7 sec 9.4 sec
Quarter mile 17.2 sec 16.8 sec 16.0 sec 17.1 sec
Engine 2.4L 2.5L 2.4L 2.5L

Top Speed

120 MPH 120 MPH 115 MPH 110 MPH

The Honda CR-V is the quickest contender in this competition due to its responsive engine and low curb weight. The Ford Escape makes less power than the Cherokee and yet, it manages to boast better acceleration. Its the same story with the Nissan Rogue's engine but somehow, the Cherokee turns out to be the slowest contender. 

2018 Jeep Cherokee Ride and Handling

Driving the Jeep Cherokee brings you a wide smile on your face. You don't have to worry about broken pavement or potholes as the suspension does a good job in absorbing all the bumps on the road. The Cherokee's steering is vehicle speed dependant. That means, when you are out on a freeway, it firms up, and when you are whipping around a parking garage, it's a little bit lighter and easier to twirl.

2018 Jeep Cherokee side driving view

In all situations, throughout the range of motion, the steering feels terrific. No matter where you are driving, on smooth pavement, or atop a mountain, the Cherokee handles pretty well. As great as the Cherokee is off-road, all the hardware that goes into making it perform so well in the dirt also works to your advantage on the pavement. The suspension tuning and the off-road tires work to your advantage in urban situations. 

2018 Jeep Cherokee Brakes

Unlike its om-road performance, the Jeep Cherokee amazes drivers with its braking capabilities. Behind those rims, you fill find 13-inch ventilated disc brakes in the front and 11-inch disc brakes at the back. These brakes have good stopping power and hence, stops this 3,655-pound SUV from 60-0 MPH in 121 feet.

2018 Jeep Cherokee brakes

The brakes themselves have a reasonable amount of power. The brakes are tuned to allow the driver to make fine-tuned inputs in terms of braking pressure. Not once you would feel the brakes aren't responding. The only problem being the excessive amount of pedal travel and the slightly concerning number of clanking noises that accompany their application. 

Models 2018 Jeep Cherokee 2018 Ford Escape 2018 Honda CR V 2018 Nissan Rogue
Brakes Front 13.0 in 12.8 in 11.1 in 11.7
Brake Rear 11.0 in 12.0 in 10.2 in 11.5
Curb Weight 3,655 lbs 3,552 lbs 3,307 lbs 3,454 lbs
60-0 MPH 121 ft. 123 ft. 118 ft. 134 ft. 

The Honda CR-V records the shortest braking distance due to its low curb weight, which is pretty obvious. The Ford Escape's brakes are smaller than the Cherokee and it is slightly more time to stop. On the other hand, the Nissan Rogue has the worst braking performance and takes the longest braking distance in this competition. 

2018 Jeep Cherokee Towing Capacity

The Jeep Cherokee with the 2.0L engine has its towing capacity limited to 2,000 pounds. The more powerful 3.2L engine can tow up to 4,500 pounds, which is pretty impressive for a compact SUV. The Trailhawk model also adds front and rear tow hooks. The optional Trailer Tow package adds a 7 and 4-pin wiring harness, Class III receiver hitch, heavy-duty engine cooling, and a spare tire. 

Models 2018 Jeep Cherokee 2018 Ford Escape 2018 Honda CR V 2018 Nissan Rogue
Towing Capacity 4,500 lbs 3,500 lbs 1,500 lbs 1,100 lbs

The Cherokee dominates its rivals in this field with its towing capacity. The Ford Escape's tow ratings aren't great but good for this class. Both the Honda CR-V and the Nissan Rogue have poor towing capacities compared to the Cherokee and can only tow a small boat. Therefore, people having serious towing duties should consider the Cherokee. 

Fuel Economy

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee posts only middling gas mileage- The Car Connection

The fuel economy of the Jeep Cherokee is below-average for the class. According to the EPA, it returns 21 MPG in the city, 30 MPG on a highway, and 25 MPG combined. The gas mileage of the 4WD models drops considerably to 19 MPG in the city, 25 MPG on a highway, and 22 MPG combined. The Cherokee stands in the middle of the segment in terms of fuel economy. 

2018 Jeep Cherokee front angle view

Now, for a vehicle that has the off-terrain capability, these fuel estimates seem reasonably good. Thanks to its 15.8-gallon fuel tank, the Cherokee delivers a total of 403 miles in combined form whereas the 4WD models have a driving range of only 347 miles. Therefore, fuel savers should strictly stick to the FWD version for decent fuel economy. 

Models 2018 Jeep Cherokee 2018 Ford Escape 2018 Honda CR V 2018 Nissan Rogue
MPG (City) 21 21 26 26
MPG (Highway) 30 29 32 33
MPG (Combined) 25 24 28 29
Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallon) 15.8 15.7 14.0 14.5
Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles) 332/474/403 330/455/392 364/448/406 377/479/428

The Honda CR-V and the Nissan Rogue are both fuel-efficient SUVs here but the Rogue's slightly larger tank results in a better range. The Ford Escape hangs at the tail of the Cherokee in terms of gas mileage with a less driving range. In conclusion, the Cherokee does have display the best efficiency but satisfies the needs of a daily driver. 


It looks well-built inside and out, but a couple of the interior trim pieces are simpy average- Edmunds

2018 Jeep Cherokee Seating and Comfort

The interior of the Jeep Cherokee is solidly built with good quality materials. The entire dashboard is covered with soft-touch materials giving an upscale look. It seats up to five people and both cloth and leather seats are available depending on the trims. The front seats are comfortable and supportive. the seat bottoms are well-padded with soft cushions. They are power-adjustable, heated, and ventilated on higher trims. 

2018 Jeep Cherokee dashboard

At the back, you sit up nice and high on a softly cushioned seat and great thigh support. In terms of interior space, Jeep has done a great job in carving out space and making it comfortable for the passengers. The front row offers ample space for six-footers. Even with the driver's seat set to an adult's comfort, there is still plenty of legroom at the back. Also, the rear seats can slide and recline for better rear legrrom for long-legged people. 

Models 2018 Jeep Cherokee 2018 Ford Escape 2018 Honda CR-V 2018 Nissan Rogue
Passenger Capacity 5 5 5 5
Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) 39.4/57.6/41.1 39.9/55.9/43.1 40.1/57.9/41.3 41.6/56.6/43.0
Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) 38.5/55.1/40.3 39.0/55.2/37.3 39.2/55.6/40.4 38.5/55.9/37.9

The Ford Escape offers the least rear legroom due to its compact dimensions. It's the same case with the Nissan Rogue but its front headroom exceeds the Cherokee. The passenger space levels in the Honda CR-V are almost homologous to the Cherokee. When it comes to material quality, more hard plastics are found in the CR-V and Rogue's cabin. 

2018 Jeep Cherokee Interior Features

Some main interior and infotainment features of the Cherokee's cabin are:

  • Tilt & telescopic multi-function leather, heated steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • 8-way power front seats
  • Heated & ventilated front seats
  • Cloth & leather upholstery
  • Power liftgate
  • Remote engine start
  • Push-button start
  • 115V power outlet
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen display
  • 9-speaker Alpine premium audio system
  • Navigation system

2018 Jeep Cherokee Infotainment System

On the infotainment front, the Latitude trim is fixed with a 5-inch Uconnect 3 system while the rest of the trims get a larger 8.4-inch Uconnect 3C system. Both the touchscreens respond quickly to user inputs and are easy to use. Navigating through the menus is a simple task. You will love the crisp graphics and the large icons on the larger screen. Also, it can be customizable according to your needs.

2018 Jeep Cherokee infotainment system

The main drawback of this infotainment system is the lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto while it is available in its rivals. Almost every Cherokee comes standard with a 6-speaker stereo except for the top-end Overland trim that is upgraded to a 9-speaker premium audio system. Several physical buttons and dials are placed below the screen for easy change of audio and climate settings. 

2018 Jeep Cherokee Cargo Space

The cargo capacity is one of the main areas where the Jeep Cherokee is behind the competition. Behind the rear seats, you will find 24.6 cubic feet of cargo space, which is really small for a compact SUV. With the 60/40 split, the space expands to 54.9 cubic feet and that's not impressive in the segment where maximum cargo space reaches 75 cubic feet. 

2018 Jeep Cherokee cargo space

Luckily, the rear seats fold flat, so loading large items would be easy. Also, the boxy shape of the trunk will come in handy to utilize the maximum available space. The flat loading lip means loading and unloading items wouldn't require much effort. A power liftgate is standard from the Limited trim and above. The Cherokee also offers decent storage solutions inside the cabin. 


2018 Jeep Cherokee

2018 Ford Escape

2018 Honda CR V

2018 Nissan Rogue

Cargo Volume (cu-ft.)





The Honda CR-V defies all odds of a compact SUV and offers the largest cargo volume in this segment.  The Nissan Rogue offers the closest cargo space to the CR-V followed by the Ford Escape with 68 cubic feet. Looking at these numbers, the cargo space of the Cherokee is really humiliating. Therefore, cargo space lovers must go for the CR-V. 


"Polarizing" is one way to describe the Jeep Cherokee, most notably regarding its headlights- Kelly Blue Book

2018 Jeep Cherokee Dimension and Weight

In terms of exterior styling, the Jeep Cherokee doesn't resemble any of its siblings, especially the front end. This design is kind of unusual as the HID headlights are placed in the middle of the bumper while the LED DRLs are at the top. In most models, the headlamps, DRLs, and turn signals are clustered into one module. Down below, you will find fog lights. Even the signature Jeep grille is interpreted differently as it has a kink in the middle. 

2018 Jeep Cherokee three-quarter view

On the Trailhawk trim, the front-end look is different as it is fitted with a different bumper to improve the ground clearance, especially the approach angle. Speaking of ground clearance, the Trailhawk sits 8.8 inches above the ground while the other models settle for 8.2 inches. The square-shaped wheel arches house 17 and 18-inch wheels depending on the trims. The rear design of the Cherokee feels bland as the oval-shaped LED taillights have a dated design. 

Models 2018 Jeep Cherokee 2018 Ford Escape 2018 Honda CR V 2018 Nissan Rogue
Curb Weight (lbs) 3,655  3,552  3,307  3,454
Length (in) 182.0 178.1 180.6 184.5
Width (in) 73.2 72.4 73.0 72.4
Height (in) 65.7 66.3 66.1 66.3
Ground Clearance (in) 8.7 7.8 7.8 7.8
Wheelbase (in) 106.2 105.9 104.7 106.5
Track Width (in) F/R 62.2/61.9 61.5/61.6 63.0/63.7 62.8/62.8

The Honda CR-V has the shortest wheelbase in this competition, though it doesn't affect its rear legroom. Therefore, it tends to be more agile than the Cherokee. The short overall length of the Ford Escape benefits from easy maneuvering at tight spots. The Nissan Rogue's ground clearance is 0.9 inches lower than the Cherokee. Hence, getting in and out of the vehicle is less of a mission. 

2018 Jeep Cherokee Exterior Features

  • HID headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • LED taillights
  • Fog lights with cornering function
  • Exterior entry lights
  • Heated exterior mirrors 
  • Black grille with chrome surround
  • Black headlamps bezels
  • Chrome window trim
  • Chrome roof rails
  • Rear roofline spoiler
  • Dual exhaust chrome tips
  • 17 & 18-inch alloy wheels

The Technology group consists of a suite of driver-assist safety features and a self-parking system- MotorTrend

As far as safety is concerned, the Jeep Cherokee received a good response from both the safety agencies. It got a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. It also received four stars for the frontal and rollover crash tests and five stars for the side-impact crash test. All the NHTSA ratings are given below:

NHSTA Rating

Frontal barrier crash rating overall 4 stars
Frontal barrier crash rating driver 4 stars
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger 4 stars
Side barrier rating overall 5 stars
Side barrier rating driver 5 stars
Side barrier rating passenger 5 stars
Combined side barrier and pole ratings front seat 5 stars
Combined side barrier and pole ratings rear seat 5 stars
Side pole star rating overall 5 stars
Rollover rating 4 stars

On the other hand, the Cherokee received average ratings from IIHS. It received a 'Good' rating in almost all crash tests. It also received the second-lowest 'Marginal' rating for the driver's side crash test but a 'Superior' rating for the front crash prevention. The headlights of the Cherokee were rated 'Acceptable'. 

IIHS Rating

Small overlap front driver side Marginal
Small overlap front passenger side N/A
Moderate overlap front Good
Side Good
Roof strength Good
Head restraints & seats Good
Frontal crash prevention Superior
Headlights Acceptable
LATCH Acceptable

Overall, the safety scores of the Cherokee are subpar in the segment but it is a safe vehicle. The Cherokee is offered a good range of safety features. As typical in this segment, the base Latitude trim lacks the latest drive aids but the list increases as you climb the trim ladder. There are various optional packages available to upgrade safety tech. 

2018 Jeep Cherokee IIHS crash test

The available safety technologies in the Cherokee are as follows:

  • Rearview Camera
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Brake Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Parallel Park Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Automatic High-Beam Headlights

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape offers three engine options and all of them are fuel-efficient. It offers lively handling but is not a dedicated off-roader like the Cherokee. The compact dimensions of the Escape mean less legroom in the rear row but boast a cavernous cargo space. Moreover, it also offers smartphone integration which is missing in the Cherokee. In terms of safety, the Escape is on the same grounds as the Cherokee. 

2018 Ford Escape 

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is a better option than the Cherokee when it comes to driving dynamics and fuel economy. However, the CR-V is no match to the Cherokee's 4WD system. Its cabin is equally spacious as the Cherokee but comes with more features. Also, its cargo volume is the largest in this segment. Unlike the Cherokee, the CR-V is the Top Safety Pick from IIHS but packs similar safety technologies. 

2018 Honda CR-V 

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue is less powerful but its acceleration is better than the Cherokee. Also, its less power pays for an excellent fuel economy. The Rogue's sliding second-row seats provide good legroom at the back and it also offers more standard technological features. Moreover, the cargo capacity is just great. Besides winning the Top Safety Pick award, the Rogue also offers more standard safety features.

2018 Nissan Rogue 
Final Verdict

In a largely conservative segment, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee stands out because it's willing to take risks. However, it ranks lower than its class rivals because it lacks in some areas. If only it performed better in crash tests and offered a little more cargo capacity, it would be just about perfect. If you are the kind of driver who appreciates its polarizing design and off-road competence, the Cherokee deserves to be on your list. 

2018 Jeep Cherokee three-quarter view


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr SUV

engine type

144 cu in

horse power

184 hp @ 6400 rpm


171 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm


9 speed Automatic


182 in


106 in


73 in

curb weight

3953 lbs


66 in

Ground Clearance

11 lbs

passenger volume

104.4 cu ft

cargo volume

54.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

21/23/28 mpg

highway range

442.40 mi

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

Jeep Cherokee 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $45,016
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$1,893$1,532$1,171$710$210$5,516
Taxes and Fees$2,544$159$145$158$125$3,131
Total Cost-To-Own$16,400$7,075$6,724$7,350$7,467$45,016
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