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Jeep Cherokee / Liberty KJ Crossover (2001-2008)

Neoscore 32%

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Product Overview

Jeep Cherokee Mk3 (chassis code KJ) is an affordable compact crossover in production from 2001 to 2008. It was available with a range of inline-4 and V6 engines that displaced 2.4 to 3.7 liters.
Those who drive offroad, for work or leisure, need to think twice before pulling the trigger: the Jeep Cherokee KJ is hardly the "offroader" that Jeep would like you to think, though it is better than most crossovers. The Jeep Cherokee III (KJ) also comes with a high towing capacity.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 32% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good offroad capability
  • Good towing capacity
Cons
  • Horrible 0-100kph time
  • Can't even reach 200km/h
  • No powerful engine options
  • Rather ugly

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Specifications

Variants:
2.4
2.5 CRD
2.8 CRDi
2.8 CRDi AT
2.8 TD
3.7
3.7 AT

Capacity

2.4Cargo Capacity
909 L / 32.1 cu-ft ~ 1951 L / 68.9 cu-ft
2.5 CRDCargo Capacity
820 L / 29.0 cu-ft ~ 1950 L / 68.9 cu-ft
2.8 CRDiCargo Capacity
820 L / 29.0 cu-ft ~ 1950 L / 68.9 cu-ft
2.8 CRDi ATCargo Capacity
820 L / 29.0 cu-ft ~ 1950 L / 68.9 cu-ft
2.8 TDCargo Capacity
820 L / 29.0 cu-ft ~ 1950 L / 68.9 cu-ft
3.7Cargo Capacity
820 L / 29.0 cu-ft ~ 1950 L / 68.9 cu-ft
3.7 ATCargo Capacity
820 L / 29.0 cu-ft ~ 1950 L / 68.9 cu-ft
2.4Fuel Capacity
70.0 L / 18.5 gal
2.5 CRDFuel Capacity
76.0 L / 20.1 gal
2.8 CRDiFuel Capacity
76.0 L / 20.1 gal
2.8 CRDi ATFuel Capacity
76.0 L / 20.1 gal
2.8 TDFuel Capacity
76.0 L / 20.1 gal
3.7Fuel Capacity
76.0 L / 20.1 gal
3.7 ATFuel Capacity
76.0 L / 20.1 gal
Passengers
5
2.4Payload
556 kg / 1226 lbs
2.5 CRDPayload
610 kg / 1345 lbs
2.8 CRDiPayload
560 kg / 1235 lbs
2.8 CRDi ATPayload
560 kg / 1235 lbs
2.8 TDPayload
695 kg / 1532 lbs
3.7Payload
620 kg / 1367 lbs
3.7 ATPayload
620 kg / 1367 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
2.4Brakes | Rear
Drum
2.5 CRDBrakes | Rear
Disc
2.8 CRDiBrakes | Rear
Disc
2.8 CRDi ATBrakes | Rear
Disc
2.8 TDBrakes | Rear
Disc
3.7Brakes | Rear
Disc
3.7 ATBrakes | Rear
Disc
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Solid axle
Tire Size
235/70 R16

Construction

Body Style
5-door SUV

Dimensions

2.4Size | Height
1866 mm / 73.5 in
2.5 CRDSize | Height
1865 mm / 73.4 in
2.8 CRDiSize | Height
1865 mm / 73.4 in
2.8 CRDi ATSize | Height
1865 mm / 73.4 in
2.8 TDSize | Height
1865 mm / 73.4 in
3.7Size | Height
1865 mm / 73.4 in
3.7 ATSize | Height
1865 mm / 73.4 in
2.4Size | Length
4496 mm / 177.0 in
2.5 CRDSize | Length
4430 mm / 174.4 in
2.8 CRDiSize | Length
4430 mm / 174.4 in
2.8 CRDi ATSize | Length
4430 mm / 174.4 in
2.8 TDSize | Length
4430 mm / 174.4 in
3.7Size | Length
4430 mm / 174.4 in
3.7 ATSize | Length
4430 mm / 174.4 in
2.4Size | Width
1819 mm / 71.6 in
2.5 CRDSize | Width
1820 mm / 71.7 in
2.8 CRDiSize | Width
1820 mm / 71.7 in
2.8 CRDi ATSize | Width
1820 mm / 71.7 in
2.8 TDSize | Width
1820 mm / 71.7 in
3.7Size | Width
1820 mm / 71.7 in
3.7 ATSize | Width
1820 mm / 71.7 in
Track Width | Front
1525.0 mm / 60.0 in
2.4Track Width | Rear
1515.0 mm / 59.6 in
2.5 CRDTrack Width | Rear
1515.0 mm / 59.6 in
2.8 CRDiTrack Width | Rear
1525.0 mm / 60.0 in
2.8 CRDi ATTrack Width | Rear
1525.0 mm / 60.0 in
2.8 TDTrack Width | Rear
1525.0 mm / 60.0 in
3.7Track Width | Rear
1515.0 mm / 59.6 in
3.7 ATTrack Width | Rear
1515.0 mm / 59.6 in
2.4Weight
1803.0 kg / 3974.9 lbs
2.5 CRDWeight
1790.0 kg / 3946.3 lbs
2.8 CRDiWeight
1960.0 kg / 4321.1 lbs
2.8 CRDi ATWeight
1960.0 kg / 4321.1 lbs
2.8 TDWeight
1845.0 kg / 4067.5 lbs
3.7Weight
1770.0 kg / 3902.2 lbs
3.7 ATWeight
1770.0 kg / 3902.2 lbs
2.4Wheel Size
7J x 16
2.5 CRDWheel Size
7J x 16
2.8 CRDiWheel Size
7J x 16
2.8 CRDi ATWheel Size
16 in
3.7 ATWheel Size
16 in
Wheelbase
2650 mm / 104.3 in

Performance

2.4Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
13.5 sec
2.5 CRDAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
13.5 sec
2.8 CRDiAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
12.8 sec
2.8 CRDi ATAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
12.2 sec
2.8 TDAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
12.6 sec
3.7Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
10.8 sec
3.7 ATAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
10.8 sec
2.4Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
12.8 sec
2.5 CRDAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
12.8 sec
2.8 CRDiAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
12.2 sec
2.8 CRDi ATAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
11.6 sec
2.8 TDAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
12.0 sec
3.7Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
10.3 sec
3.7 ATAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
10.3 sec
2.4Fuel Economy
11.8 L/100km / 19.9 MPG (combined) | 16.4 L/100km / 14.3 MPG (urban) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (highway)
2.5 CRDFuel Economy
9.0 L/100km / 26.1 MPG (combined) | 11.7 L/100km / 20.1 MPG (urban) | 7.5 L/100km / 31.4 MPG (highway)
2.8 CRDiFuel Economy
12.0 L/100km / 19.6 MPG (urban) | 7.7 L/100km / 30.5 MPG (highway)
2.8 CRDi ATFuel Economy
12.7 L/100km / 18.5 MPG (urban) | 8.2 L/100km / 28.7 MPG (highway)
2.8 TDFuel Economy
10.3 L/100km / 22.8 MPG (combined) | 11.7 L/100km / 20.1 MPG (urban) | 8.4 L/100km / 28.0 MPG (highway)
3.7Fuel Economy
13.0 L/100km / 18.1 MPG (combined) | 18.6 L/100km / 12.6 MPG (urban) | 10.3 L/100km / 22.8 MPG (highway)
3.7 ATFuel Economy
14.0 L/100km / 16.8 MPG (combined) | 18.8 L/100km / 12.5 MPG (urban) | 11.0 L/100km / 21.4 MPG (highway)
2.4Top Speed
167.0 km/h / 103.8 mph
2.5 CRDTop Speed
170.0 km/h / 105.6 mph
2.8 CRDiTop Speed
174.0 km/h / 108.1 mph
2.8 CRDi ATTop Speed
174.0 km/h / 108.1 mph
2.8 TDTop Speed
174.0 km/h / 108.1 mph
3.7Top Speed
180.0 km/h / 111.8 mph
3.7 ATTop Speed
180.0 km/h / 111.8 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 864 kg / 1905 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
2.4Engine | Bore
87.5 mm / 3.4 in
2.5 CRDEngine | Bore
92.0 mm / 3.6 in
2.8 CRDiEngine | Bore
94.0 mm / 3.7 in
2.8 CRDi ATEngine | Bore
94.0 mm / 3.7 in
2.8 TDEngine | Bore
94.0 mm / 3.7 in
3.7Engine | Bore
93.0 mm / 3.7 in
3.7 ATEngine | Bore
93.0 mm / 3.7 in
2.4Engine | Compression Ratio
9.5:1
2.5 CRDEngine | Compression Ratio
17.5:1
2.8 CRDiEngine | Compression Ratio
17.5:1
2.8 CRDi ATEngine | Compression Ratio
17.5:1
2.8 TDEngine | Compression Ratio
17.5:1
3.7Engine | Compression Ratio
9.1:1
3.7 ATEngine | Compression Ratio
9.1:1
2.4Engine | Displacement
2.4 L / 148.2 cu-in / 2429.0 cc
2.5 CRDEngine | Displacement
2.5 L / 152.5 cu-in / 2499.0 cc
2.8 CRDiEngine | Displacement
2.8 L / 169.5 cu-in / 2778.0 cc
2.8 CRDi ATEngine | Displacement
2.8 L / 169.5 cu-in / 2778.0 cc
2.8 TDEngine | Displacement
2.8 L / 169.4 cu-in / 2776.0 cc
3.7Engine | Displacement
3.7 L / 225.8 cu-in / 3700.0 cc
3.7 ATEngine | Displacement
3.7 L / 225.8 cu-in / 3700.0 cc
2.4Engine | Power
147.0 hp / 109.6 kW @ 5200 rpm
2.5 CRDEngine | Power
143.0 hp / 106.6 kW @ 4000 rpm
2.8 CRDiEngine | Power
163.0 hp / 121.5 kW @ 4000 rpm
2.8 CRDi ATEngine | Power
163.0 hp / 121.5 kW @ 4000 rpm
2.8 TDEngine | Power
150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 3750 rpm
3.7Engine | Power
210.0 hp / 156.6 kW @ 5200 rpm
3.7 ATEngine | Power
210.0 hp / 156.6 kW @ 5200 rpm
2.4Engine | Specific Output
60.5 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in
2.5 CRDEngine | Specific Output
57.2 hp/L / 0.9 hp/cu-in
2.8 CRDiEngine | Specific Output
58.7 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in
2.8 CRDi ATEngine | Specific Output
58.7 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in
2.8 TDEngine | Specific Output
54.0 hp/L / 0.9 hp/cu-in
3.7Engine | Specific Output
56.8 hp/L / 0.9 hp/cu-in
3.7 ATEngine | Specific Output
56.8 hp/L / 0.9 hp/cu-in
2.4Engine | Stroke
101.0 mm / 4.0 in
2.5 CRDEngine | Stroke
94.0 mm / 3.7 in
2.8 CRDiEngine | Stroke
100.0 mm / 3.9 in
2.8 CRDi ATEngine | Stroke
100.0 mm / 3.9 in
2.8 TDEngine | Stroke
100.0 mm / 3.9 in
3.7Engine | Stroke
90.8 mm / 3.6 in
3.7 ATEngine | Stroke
90.8 mm / 3.6 in
2.4Engine | Torque
215 Nm / 158.6 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
2.5 CRDEngine | Torque
343 Nm / 253.0 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
2.8 CRDiEngine | Torque
400 Nm / 295.0 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
2.8 CRDi ATEngine | Torque
400 Nm / 295.0 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
2.8 TDEngine | Torque
360 Nm / 265.5 lb-ft @ 2600 rpm
3.7Engine | Torque
307 Nm / 226.4 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
3.7 ATEngine | Torque
307 Nm / 226.4 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
2.4Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5 CRDEngine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 2 values per cylinder
2.8 CRDiEngine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.8 CRDi ATEngine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.8 TDEngine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
3.7Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 engine with 2 values per cylinder
3.7 ATEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 engine with 2 values per cylinder
2.4Transmission | Gears
5-speed
2.5 CRDTransmission | Gears
5-speed
2.8 CRDiTransmission | Gears
6-speed
2.8 CRDi ATTransmission | Gears
5-speed
2.8 TDTransmission | Gears
5-speed
3.7Transmission | Gears
5-speed
3.7 ATTransmission | Gears
4-speed
2.4Transmission | Type
Manual
2.5 CRDTransmission | Type
Manual
2.8 CRDiTransmission | Type
Manual
2.8 CRDi ATTransmission | Type
Automatic
2.8 TDTransmission | Type
Automatic
3.7Transmission | Type
Manual
3.7 ATTransmission | Type
Automatic

Production

2.4Availability
2001 ~ 2005
2.5 CRDAvailability
2002 ~ 2008
2.8 CRDiAvailability
2004 ~ 2008
2.8 CRDi ATAvailability
2004 ~ 2008
2.8 TDAvailability
2003 ~ 2008
3.7Availability
2002 ~ 2008
3.7 ATAvailability
2002 ~ 2008

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