Jeep Cherokee to cost around £25,000

Jeep Cherokee Limited 2014 front static
9 Apr, 2014 4:29pm Luke Madden

The new Jeep Cherokee will cost from £25,500 when it launches in the UK in May

The Jeep Cherokee is set to cost from around £25,500, right up to around £35,500 when it goes on sale in the UK towards the end of May.

Jeep says that will help the new mid-size SUV cover off rivals from volume manufacturers like the Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan while also tackling premium models like the Audi Q3.

The range will kick off with basic 138bhp 2.0-litre diesel Cherokees with front-wheel drive in entry-level Longitude trim. Topping the line-up will be the off-road-focused Trailhawk version, complete with a V6 petrol engine and a locking rear-differential.

UK buyers will be able to choose a unique Longitude Plus trim level, which takes the normal Longitude kit list – 17-inch alloys, LED running lights, rear parking sensors and dual-zone climate control – and adds things like sat-nav. Above that are Limited models, which come with heated and cooled leather seats, a wireless charging pad, a reversing camera and a powered tailgate.

Jeep claims the Cherokee created the mid-size SUV segment back in 1984 and now it’s grown to be one of the biggest markets in the world. As the market has grown and new rivals introduced, the last iteration of the Cherokee struggled to make an impression in the UK when it was introduced in 2007.

This new model is aiming to change that, closing the gap on competitors with a focus on improving on-road dynamics, introducing plenty of hi-tech features and with that controversial design. A top rating from Euro NCAP in 2013 will help things along, too.