Prices start at around £33,000 for the 2.0-litre Longitude 140 6-speed variant, rising to around £42,500 for the top V6 Trailhawk model. All versions are well equipped, coming complete with LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights, front foglamps that light your way around the bends, Jeep's handy 'ParkSense Rear Park Assist with Stop' sensor system, an alarm and 17-inch aluminium wheels, whose finish is matched on the window surrounds, grille, roof rails and exhaust tips.
Inside there's automatic air-conditioning and electric front windows, along with a six-way adjustable driver's seat. That's on top of cruise control, a fold-flat front passenger seat and a leather-trimmed steering wheel with buttons for the 'Uconnect' infotainment system with its 6-speaker audio set-up. This includes USB and Bluetooth connectivity, plus an audio jack input point, a remote SD card slot and an integrated voice command set-up. You also get a useful 'Cargo Management System' in the boot with a removable grocery bag and a universal module rack to which you can attach all kinds of extra-cost Mopar accessories - things like a cargo bin and mat, a foldable cooler and a first aid & emergency kit.
Standard safety features on the Cherokee consist of seven standard airbags (front seats multistage air bags, side bags, window bags, driver side knee air bag), Electronic Stability Control with rollover mitigation and anti-lock brakes with off-road calibration. There are also some advanced options like Forward Collision Warning-Plus, ParkSense Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus, Lane Departure Warning-Plus, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection. As a result, the Cherokee did enough to earn the 'best in class' safety designation from Euro NCAP in the Small Off-road 4X4 category in 2013.