Better than the previous Cherokee model. Cute old-school looks.
All models are thirsty. Poor pedestrian safety rating in crash test. Quality problems.
Latest Update 22-5-2012: Seems to be a voluntary recall for replacement of the rear lower suspension control arms. They corrode and fail, with a loss of control of the vehicle. 8 year old Cherokee was fixed by the dealer on 21-5-2012. Was not listed on VOSA site on 22-5-2012.
7-3-2012: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling about 200,000 Jeep Libertys, later sold as Cherokees in the UK. The recall affects certain 2004 and 2005 model year Jeeps that were manufactured between July 2003 and July 2005. The Jeeps were originally sold, or are currently registered in, 20 "salt belt" states, along with Washington, D.C. Road crews in those states traditionally use salt to melt ice and snow during the winter months, which can cause vehicle corrosion. NHTSA says some of the vehicles in question may have rear lower control arms that could break as a result of corrosion and lead to a crash. Chrysler will contact the affected owners and replace the rear lower control arms for free.