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Jeep Cherokee Station Wagon review

2001 - 2007 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 52.5

At a glance

Price new £17,830 - £23,855
Used prices £477 - £2,255
Road tax cost £395 - £695
Insurance group 22 - 28
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 293 - 508 miles
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Available fuel types



Pros & cons


Strong off-road ability, good standard equipment levels, decent diesel models


Thirsty petrol engines, dated and low-rent interior, not particularly spacious, lacks sophistication on road

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The 2001 Cherokee was a departure from the endearingly boxy design of its predecessor – so much that the company had to give it a different name, Jeep Liberty, in North America. The rounded styling at the front gives the Cherokee a less rugged look than before, but it’s certainly as capable an off-road tool as ever. Marketed as a rival to top-end first-generation Land Rover Freelanders and Toyota RAV4s, the Cherokee feels a rather less sophisticated performer, being noisy, thirsty and feeling top heavy.

It also lacks the interior space of cars like the Honda CR-V and Nissan X-Trail while few of the engines manage to return acceptable economy.