2004 Jeep Cherokee Review from UK and Ireland

2004 Jeep Cherokee CRD Limited 2.5 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Frontera

Summary:

A serious 4x4 but expensive and fairly troublesome

Faults:

Thermostat housing cracked.

2 separate back end leaks.

Shuddered badly when turning left or right from a junction.

General Comments:

Noisy harsh diesel engine from another era.

Parts are hard to obtain and very slow to arrive, even through the main dealer, and are also extremely expensive.

Manufacturers MPG figures of 31.7 are very optimistic. On an 150 mile drive averaging 60 MPH I just scraped 30 MPG.

This aside it does have some good points. It's very comfortable and well kitted out. It is well built and sturdy.

Offroad or in treacherous conditions it's no pretender.

It will tow anything or plough through the deepest snowbound roads without fuss.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th September, 2010

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 1 review