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2018 Jeep Cherokee Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 8.2

Travelers will enjoy comfortable accommodations inside the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. Seats are stylish and nicely cushioned, and except for the base trim, every passenger seat can slide, recline, and fold for extra comfort and cargo versatility. Cargo capacity is small, however. Jeep's infotainment system is easy to use.

  • "It looks well-built inside and out, but a couple of the interior trim pieces are simpy (sic) average. Still, nothing is likely to disappoint." -- Edmunds
  • "First impression: great cabin materials. Plenty of soft-touch surfaces. The overall look is one of quality and sophistication, particularly with the attractive and easy-to-use Uconnect 8.4-in touchscreen. The steering wheel, however, has a rather steep upward tilt, even at the lowest setting. Buyers should make sure they can find a comfortable driving position." -- Autotrader (2017)
  • The 2nd-row seats adjust forward and backward for better legroom, and split 60/40 for maximum cargo flexibility. We were particularly fond of the available wireless-device charging pad, plus the enormous glove box. However, we do wish the Cherokee offered more room overall inside." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)

Seating

The Cherokee has five seats and comes standard with cloth upholstery, six-way manual adjustments for the front seats, and a 60/40-split-folding rear seat. Upgraded upholstery includes a mix of cloth, leather, and vinyl, as well as Nappa leather. Power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, a fold-flat front-passenger seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a heated steering wheel are also available.

Both the front and rear seating areas are comfortable enough for a full day of driving. The second-row seats slide and recline, and you can adjust them to create more legroom for back-seat passengers or to expand the cargo area.

For child safety seats, there are two full sets of lower anchors in the back seat, plus a third anchor for the middle seat. To install a car seat here, you'll have to borrow one anchor from the adjacent seat. The Cherokee's lower anchors are easy to find and use. Three tether anchors are also in the back seat, two of which can be tricky to distinguish from other hardware.

  • "It's easy to find a comfortable driving position. The front seats proved supportive and comfortable throughout an all-day off-road trip, and our backseat passenger was equally impressed." -- Edmunds
  • "The seats offer good support and come trimmed in either attractive cloth or soft Nappa leather." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • "It's a quiet SUV, with a comfortable backseat and a state-of-the-art infotainment system." -- Consumer Reports (2016)

Interior Features

The standard infotainment system in the Cherokee consists of Jeep's Uconnect infotainment interface, a 5-inch touch screen, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, and a USB port. A rearview camera, parking sensors, and keyless entry are also included.

The Cherokee's highly praised infotainment system is straightforward and easy to learn, and the upgraded system is even better. It features an 8.4-inch touch-screen display, a customizable menu bar, satellite radio, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Other interior options for the Cherokee include air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, a nine-speaker Alpine premium audio system, navigation, a wireless charging pad, a proximity key, and push-button start.

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  • Jeep's Uconnect system is well liked among many drivers. Its large graphics are clear and easy to read. Pairing with your phone is straightforward, and operation for regular entertainment functions requires no manual." -- Edmunds
  • "Even if you don't opt for the big screen, there's a tastefully designed LCD screen between the gauges that displays information including fuel economy, off-road modes, and even adaptive cruise control if so equipped." -- Popular Mechanics (2014)

Cargo

The Cherokee has 24.6 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seat and 54.9 cubic feet total when you lay down the 60/40-split-folding rear seats. Both of these measurements are on the low side for a compact SUV. For most trim levels above the base, the front passenger seat can fold flat, which is helpful for hauling long items. A power liftgate is available.

  • "The rear cargo space is a good size but not class-leading, probably because there's a full-size spare tire under the floor. … The door pockets are small but can hold a small water bottle." -- Edmunds
  • "With the rear seats up, cargo space is 24.6 cu ft., about 5 cu ft. short of average. With the rears folded down, it's still only 54.9 cu ft.; many rivals have at least 10 cu ft. more." -- Autotrader (2017)

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