The Jeep Cherokee is now available with 2.2-litre MultiJet Diesel engine, with option of two power outputs 185 hp or 200 hp. It replaces the 2.0-litre 170 hp auto Diesel engine and joins the 2.0-litre 140 hp manual edition in the current Cherokee line-up.
The 2.2-litre MultiJet Diesel engine is mated to Jeep’s nine-speed automatic transmission with Active-Drive I four-wheel-drive; the 200 hp can be specified with Active-Drive II. The Active-Drive I allows the rear-axle to disconnect under normal road conditions effectively making it front-wheel-drive until four-wheel-drive is needed – the Active-Drive II adds a two-speed power transfer unit, with both low and high range ratios for more demanding off-road use.
The 200 hp engine is only available on the Limited editions where the lower output engine is only available on the Longitude and Longitude+ models.
The 185 hp 2.2-litre MultiJet Diesel with Active Drive I has a top speed of 125 mph, with 0-62 mph in 8.8 seconds – emissions are 150 g/km with a combined fuel figure of 49.5 mpg.
The 200 hp Active Drive I model can reach 127 mph with 0-62 mph taking 8.5 seconds with NEDC figures indicating 49.6 mpg on the combined cycle with emissions of 160 g/km – with Active Drive II this changes to 126 mph, 0-62 mph in 8.7 seconds, and combined fuel consumption of 46.3 mpg, with 160 g/km of CO2 emissions.
Standard equipment across the range now includes electric tailgate, windscreen wipers with rain sensor, dusk sensor, eight-position electrically adjustable seat, four-position lumbar adjustment and automatic dipping rear-view mirror.
Options on the 2.2-litre Limited editions include the option of the 'Technology Group' pack comprising Advanced Brake Assist, Lane Departure Warning Plus, Smartbeam automatic main beam dipping function, Full Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus, Adaptive Cruise Control, as well as Start&Stop, mirror with Blind-Spot Monitoring function, and a rear parallel parking assist system.
Jeep Cherokee prices start at £26,095 for the 2.0 MultiJet II 140 hp Longitude FWD manual edition and rise to £37,995 for the 2.2 MultiJet II 200 hp Limited 4WD automatic.Published 13 August 2015