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Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

The Cherokee’s interior is not lacking in an element of rugged charm, but it appears a generation or two behind its rivals. The steering wheel adjusts only for height and while the hard-plastics seem in-keeping with the Jeep’s no-nonsense image, the market was already evolving by the time this Cherokee arrived in 2001.

Interior comfort is adequate, although rear seat passengers might be forgiven for expecting a little more room, and air conditioning and electric windows are standard. However, the engines are loud, and the Cherokee’s relatively bluff profile contributes to wind noise at speed.