Jeep Cherokee (5th-gen, KL) Review Rundown

JeepPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


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Neoscore* 45%
  • Fantastic off-road capability
  • Rugged styling
  • Improved infotainment
  • Nothing in particular


While Jeep Cherokee used to be a model that delivered rugged appeal with a smattering of luxury further up the range, the current fifth-generation Cherokee is more like a crossover. However, the Jeep can't match cars in its class for quality, and it's more of a rival for top-spec versions of cars like the Mazda CX-5, Ford Edge and Volkswagen Tiguan.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 39%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Jeep Cherokee sits in a class of its own. Built to rival models like the Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan. On price it actually competes with cars like the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. The 2.2-litre diesel engine is an eager performer, especially when fited with the smooth-shifting 9-speed auto.
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  • Class-leading off-road capability
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Good fuel economy
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 37%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Jeep Cherokee is one of the longest-running names in the SUV world. With the first edition making its debut all the way back in 1974, it's got 15 years on even the Land Rover Discovery. This fifth-generation model has been treated to a mid-life facelift. There's revised styling, mildly updated suspension and an improved infotainment setup in a bid to keep it fresh.
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  • Rugged, rugged cabin
  • Improved infotainment
  • Improved suspension
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The Cherokee gained a handsome new front end in the last model year and that carries through for 2020. The Cherokee's base engine is a 2.4-liter, naturally aspirated four-banger. Jeep Active Drive I can be had on Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited and Overland models.
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  • Excellent off-road capability
  • Comfortable rear seats
  • Lots of standard equipment
  • Nothing in particular


1. ^ Jeep Cherokee (2014-2019) review. autoexpress. 2019-09-26 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ New Jeep Cherokee 2018 review. autoexpress. 2018-09-07 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ 2020 Jeep Cherokee review: An off-roader that's just ordinary. cnet. 2020-01-10 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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