2015 Jeep Cherokee Limited Diesel on sale from $49,000

Josh Bennis

The 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee range has just been bolstered with the arrival of a new turbo-diesel member, promising lower fuel consumption and increased torque over its petrol counterparts.

2015 Jeep Cherokee Limited Diesel on road

The Cherokee Limited Diesel sits alongside the Longitude, Limited, and Trailhawk models, which all use the award-winning 3.2-litre Pentastar V6 engine. There’s also a Sport model which comes with a 2.4-litre petrol engine.

Jeep’s 2.0-litre turbo-diesel punches out 125kW and 350Nm and comes with stop/start fuel-saving technology. Combined fuel usage is rated at 5.8L/100km – the 3.2-litre V6 uses 10.0L/100km and the 2.4-litre petrol consumes 8.3L/100km. Coupled with the new diesel is the nine-speed automatic found in the rest of the Jeep Cherokee range.

The Limited Diesel model is equipped with Jeep’s Active Drive II, which uses a two-speed power transfer unit with torque management and low range that is unique to the new engine.

The Cherokee also features a rear axle disconnect function for reduced friction and energy loss when 4×4 isn’t needed. Maximum towing capacity is rated at 2393kg, which is the highest in its class.

Standard equipment includes a leather trim with heated front seats, a Uconnect 8.4-inch touch-screen with satellite navigation, remote start, Xenon headlights with washers, and an Alpine nine-speaker surround sound system.

Safety-wise, the new Cherokee has been awarded a five-star ANCAP safety rating, and is fitted with seven air bags, electronic stability control, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, rollover mitigation, and ABS that has on- and off-road calibration.

Jeep Australia is only offering the diesel in the ‘Limited’ trim level, with prices starting at $49,000 (excluding on-road costs).

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