It's Official: 2014 Jeep Cherokee Gets 31 MPG

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With the EPA reporting new fuel-economy ratings for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, Chrysler has made good on its promise to deliver a fuel-efficient replacement for its Liberty SUV. The front-wheel-drive four-cylinder Cherokee will get an estimated 22/31/25 mpg city/highway/combined, according to the EPA.

That 31 mpg benchmark is attached to the new Cherokee's base engine, a 184-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder. The EPA also announced fuel-economy figures for the other two-wheel-drive version: the 271-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 will get an estimated 19/28/22 mpg. Both engines pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The EPA in August reported figures for the four-wheel-drive versions of the Cherokee: 21/28/24 mpg for the four-cylinder version and 19/27/22 mpg for the V-6. All versions improve on the outgoing Liberty's best fuel-economy figures of 16/22 mpg city/highway.

The 2014 Cherokee has a starting price of $23,990, including a $995 destination charge. It is expected to hit dealerships in early fall. In the spring, the automaker announced it was delaying the vehicle's launch in part due to continued work on the new nine-speed automatic.

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By Matt Schmitz | September 6, 2013 | Comments (7)

Comments 

panayoti

Why do you people (and the motoring press) keep posting highway numbers for vehicles that are seldom used as long distance vehicles? Let's get real here. Most people use SUVs to go shopping and hauling their kids to dance classes or sporting events. This kind of vehicle will never see a number much past the pitiful 21 mpg figure listed. I realize this is a press release but please don't make it sound like this vehicle gets decent gas mileage. That figure is awful for a 21st century vehicle.

Steve

Yes, a FWD SUV four banger with a NINE speed transmission and 31mpg is average at best. Aside from it's less than stellar looks, what makes this so special? Oh yeah, it's a Jeep.......well sort of. At least that's what the grill tells me. The rest of it I'm still trying to figure out.

jyd

I have to agree with both of the above posts. Jeep puts in a 9 speed tranny (does that make anyone else nervous?) and quote a 31 hwy mpg for the front wheel drive model!?! Why do they even have a front wheel drive Jeep?

Of course you could go the other way and get it fully spec'd but that'll run you over $40k. For a Cherokee.

Card13

Steve,

The number one thing that makes a Jeep is off-road ability. Find any review that doesn't declare this the most capable off-roader in its class. If you're looking for a vehicle that's just pretty, there are plenty of options from other brands.

Ra

If I wanted a front wheel drive 4 banger I'd buy a Civic.

Seriously bragging about putting in an economy car drivetrain configuration in an SUV is hardly something to brag about.

john

panayoti, just what basis are you saying this is a car only intended for city driving? I bought it for the sole reason of its highways mileage plus towing capacity. Then again, perhaps you were only speaking for yourself. Also, I need off road capability. This fits the bill. I did opt for the 4x4 v6 config which is 27 mpg.

Joe Mama

31mpg is not all that impressive, since they were getting 32mpg from the first year of the Jeep Cherokee XJ, with a 2.5l 4-cylinder. That was a carbed engine and a 5-speed; very crude in comparison. Plus, using Jeep and FWD in the same sentence makes me nauseous!

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