QOTD: What's Next for the Jeep Cherokee?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

We've reported about Stellantis idling the plant where the Jeep Cherokee is built, and today Matt wrote about how the options list for the vehicle is narrowing. It appears that the current generation will be finished after the 2023 model year. So, what's next?

Should Jeep continue to build the Cherokee, bringing forth a next-gen vehicle (it should go without saying that if a fourth-generation Cherokee is set to be unveiled soon, it would already be under development)? Should Jeep not bother? Should Jeep take a few years off from the segment and then return the Cherokee? Should the next Cherokee, if there is one, be an EV?

For what it's worth, one of my parents drives a 2021 Cherokee and has generally been happy with it.

What say you, B and B? Sound off below.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Midnite_clyde Midnite_clyde on Jan 16, 2023

    Yeah, but I love that new car smell although the payments last 5 years longer than the smell.

  • John J McKnight John J McKnight on Jan 16, 2023

    Funny how this name existed for nearly 30 plus years now somehow some snowflake liberal is offended by this name and Chrysler decides to change it because someone is offended grow thicker skin

    • VoGhost VoGhost on Jan 16, 2023

      The name was racist long before you realized it's racist. Calling people snowflake liberals as you get yourself all wound up over it is a little thing we call irony.

  • John J McKnight John J McKnight on Jan 16, 2023

    Hey El Scotto I’am Irish and Scottish and I am not offended by this at all if someone is offended by this or anything i say grow up and grow thicker skin because someone can’t handle reality

    • VoGhost VoGhost on Jan 16, 2023

      Maybe, just maybe, John, the Irish and Scottish experience in America is essentially that of white supremacy for many decades, while the experience of indigenous peoples has been one of genocide, imprisonment and discrimination. Can you see how those are different?

  • 3SpeedAutomatic 3SpeedAutomatic on Jan 22, 2023

    Just drove a rental for 5 days in Florida. Ran just fine , good acceleration (V6), comfortable interior, 24 MPG (mostly city), etc.

    My current SUV is over 10 yrs old. Seriously considering a Cherokee as replacement considering new & used car prices are falling back to earth. Only concern is the 9 speed automatic (it did buck one or twice in Florida, but this is considered "normal" now days), but the major bugs are out of the way in later editions. Parts should be no major issue with 1.4M sold in the US.🚗🚗🚗