2005 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

2005 Jeep Cherokee Sport 2.4L Power Tech from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4L Power Tech Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired20100 kilometres
Most recent distance28800 kilometres
Previous carLeyland Mini

Summary:

Extremely reliable and value for money

General Comments:

Excellent to drive virtually anywhere.

Extremely comfortable, feels like sitting on a recliner in the front and sitting on a lounge in the back.

Tonnes of space inside, Very quiet engine especially when going on a long trip with a lot of power and torque.

Excellent list of Safety features including, Airbagsx6, ABS Brakes, Electronic Brake Distribution, Traction Control, Limited Slip Differential plus more and also electric everything you can think of (Windows, Mirrors) etc.

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

Review Date: 13th May, 2008

2005 Jeep Cherokee Limited 3.7 from United Arab Emirates

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.7 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired19 kilometres
Most recent distance30000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Acceptable, and reasonably good value for the price, but relies too much on past reputation

Faults:

Engine warning light came on - dealer could not give a reason.

Rear flipper glass began rattling during normal driving.

Serious brake judder that took several trips to the dealer to finally get fixed.

General Comments:

I love the exterior design - it's very modern and much better than the old-style boxy Cherokee.

However, the overall build quality is disappointing. I am used to German and Japanese cars, and even a cheap, low-end Nissan or Mazda feels much better built than this.

The cabin looks attractive at first glance, but on closer inspection the plastics and finishing are cheap, and the controls - especially the gear shift - feel tacky and lack positivity.

On-road performance is adequate, but I expect better from a 3.7-litre V6. Gas mileage is terrible, but fortunately gas is extremely cheap here in the UAE.

Off-road performance is where this car really shines, and it fully lives up to the Jeep reputation. However, since most owners will do most of their driving on-road, much more needs to be done to improve its on-road characteristics.

I bought this car primarily on the Jeep reputation. It's okay, but with the benefit of hindsight I would probably go for something like a Toyota Prado (aka Landcruiser) instead - the Toyotas are much better built, more comfortable, have more equipment, are more reliable, have better on-road and equally good offroad performance, and *much* better gas mileage. They're also more expensive, but you get what you pay for.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2006

2005 Jeep Cherokee 2.8 crd from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.8 crd Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired15 kilometres
Most recent distance105 kilometres
Previous carHolden Vectra

Summary:

I am impressed with the overall package

Faults:

The voltage regulator malfunctioned and over charged the battery casing it to fail and release battery acid in the engine bay.

General Comments:

I have added the optional 60w sub-woofer which I now LOVE, the car drives very well (lots of power) and the diesel is amazing on fuel compared to my last car. jeep has been great and have loaned me another cherokee until I receive mine back.

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

Review Date: 8th October, 2005

28th Oct 2009, 20:26

Can we get more comments on the towing ability of this diesel?

It sounds great, not too thirsty like its petrol version.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 3 reviews