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2017/18 Jeep Cherokee drive-away pricing announced

Jeep has announced drive-away pricing for the superseded MY17 and MY18 Cherokee, as it prepares to introduce the facelifted 2019 Cherokee in October. The range kicks off with the Sport, priced from $32,450 drive-away – down from $35,950 before on-roads. Power comes from a 2.4-litre petrol engine making 130kW and 229Nm, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission...

2019 Jeep Cherokee pricing and specs

Jeep has revealed pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2019 Cherokee, which has touched down from $35,950 before on-road costs. The range kicks off with the Sport, powered by a 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol with 130kW and 229Nm, put to the front wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission. It'll tow 1500kg with a braked trailer, and claims 8...

2019 Jeep Cherokee recalled

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee has been recalled over a potential issue with the rear brakes. According to FCA, the rear brake calipers could have an incorrect chrome coating on their pistons, which could make gas pockets form in the brake system. In some cases, the pedal may go long or feel soft after the car is started...

Jeep recalls several models for stalling fix

Jeep Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 Cherokee, Compass and Grand Cherokee, along with the 2017-18 Wrangler, over concerns vehicles could suddenly stall while driving. The manufacturer reports the powertrain module could fail, leading to a condition that could see the vehicle not start, start and immediate stall, or stall while driving...

2018 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Jeep Australia has issued a recall for two examples of the 2018 'KL' Cherokee over concerns their all-wheel drive systems could be faulty and cause a sudden loss of power. The company reports that a fault within the half-shaft assembly can result in a "loss of power or inability to park the vehicle"...

2014-18 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the 2014-2018 model-year Jeep Cherokee, over concerns a faulty Power Control Module (PCM) could make cruise control to lock or accelerate unexpectedly. The manufacturer reports the PCM's computer software is faulty, and could cause the "possible locking of speed or cause acceleration of the vehicle" when cruise control is activated...

2004-07 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the 2004-07 Jeep 'KJ' Cherokee over concerns the rear suspension lower control arms could break. The manufacturer reports that affected vehicles may experience "excessive corrosion" on the rear control arm and, if broken, the vehicle could be harder to control – posing a hazard to drivers...

2018 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the 2018 'KL' Cherokee equipped with the 2.4-litre petrol engine over concerns a faulty fuel tube could cause a leak. According to Jeep, affected vehicles may be fitted with an "incorrectly manufactured" fuel tube, which may result in a fuel leak and "potentially a subsequent engine compartment fire"...

2018 Super Bowl LII car ads: Watch them all here

Sometimes, advertisements are the only thing keeping us engaged in the Super Bowl. Thankfully, the on-field entertainment was up to scratch in yesterday's Philadelphia Eagles win. In this writer's opinion, yesterday's crop of automotive ads were a bit, well, flat. One piece will be remembered for being a bit tone deaf, and for using words deeply out of context...

CarAdvice podcast 88: Our CEO talks cars we own

In the studio, this week with Mandy Turner is Mike Costello and Mike Stevens. Included in car news, stricter fuel standards are set to bring cleaner cars to Aussie roads, Jeep designer says Cherokee was ready for a makeover, and the Lancer will be gone by the end of 2018...

Jeep Cherokee was ready for a makeover: designer

Despite disagreeing with CarAdvice that the outgoing Cherokee was somewhat unattractive, Brian Nielander, Jeep design studio chief, admitted the medium SUV was 'ready for a redesign'. There's little doubt the styling of the old model was a love or hate proposition, and with a focus more on premium styling and refinement for the new model, that 'shark style' front end has gone the way of the dodo...