Jeep Cherokee for Sale in Nigeria
Doggedness and tenacity are some of words that can be used to describe the Jeep Cherokee. When it debuted in 1984, its body design and off road capabilities ensured it was an instant hit with off-roading enthusiasts, but dark times would come with the expansion of the SUV and CUV segments, where Japanese brands would provide cheaper and more stylish alternatives to the Cherokee. However, in 2002, the people at American Motors would release a revolutionary Jeep Cherokee that would match the standards the Japanese brands had broughtto the segment. Currently in its fifth generation, the Jeep Cherokee is admired by many individuals in various countries, and the Nigerian automobile market also plays host to a wide array of Jeep Cherokees. Jumia Car Nigeria, part of Africa’s online premium vehicle marketplace, offers listings of the Jeep Cherokee available locally in the country.
What to know when buying a Jeep Cherokee
Performance and Specifications of the Jeep Cherokee
Through the years, the performance and specifications of the Jeep Cherokee have changed, but there are some common features that have stood the test of time, such as its two engine types, a 2.4 litre four cylinder engine which produces 184 horsepower and a 3.2 litre V6 which doles out a whopping 271 horsepower. On the current models of the Jeep Cherokee, power is transmitted through a nine-speed automatic. Older models saw a four speed, five speed or six speed manual or automatic transmission fitted with the engine. The Jeep Cherokee comes standard with front wheel drive, but four wheel drive is also offered with three different set ups. With the recent Jeep Cherokees, you are sure to get a torque of 570 Nm, which brings the top speed to 202km/h.
How is the design of the Jeep Cherokee?
The recent models of the Jeep Cherokee have taken a more modern outline than their predecessors. With an all new grille design and streamlined body, it resembles a Honda CR-V, except it has a brute look. Older models had the box like body design and a different grille. The Jeep Cherokee with the most unique body design has to be the third generation model, with its frog-like eyes. On the inside, the Jeep Cherokee has seen many modifications, especially in terms of gadgetry and electronics. What you would have gotten in older generation Jeep Cherokee models would have been a stereo system, and leather seats for higher trims, but now coming in the basic package in newer generations are; heated and leather-trimmed seats, Satellite navigation and a Comfort and Convenience package which is merged with rear-view camera on a screen that provides entertainment controls, power lift gate, keyless entry and go, and a power driver’s seat.
What are the best/stand out features of the Jeep Cherokee?
We would say that safety is the best feature of the Jeep Cherokee. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee has a five star rating with the European NCAP safety tests. With regard to adult occupant safety, you are assured 93% safety, for the child occupants, 79%, for a pedestrian, 67% and with regards to the safety assist system, 74%.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Jeep Cherokee in Nigeria
When going through the city and highway roads in Nigeria, spotting a Jeep Cherokee is not hard. Over the years, the Jeep Cherokee has been imported into the country either as brand new or fairly used. There is still a large number of them coming into the country as brand new or Tokunbo, which is a good alternative to purchase as they have been properly maintained. On the other hand, the “registered” versions are also available for sale, and they are cheaper because they have been used locally in Nigeria. Depending on the previous user, the registered models might actually be in very good road condition.
The best Jeep Cherokee year to buy
One feature that stands out in the Jeep Cherokee is its strength. One of the strongest vehicles available since its inception, the brand has ensured that the Jeep has remained a powerful vehicle. With regards to the best year to buy, it depends on customer preference, but with the 2014/2015 year, there is the provision of strength, style and opulence. For these reasons, we would recommend the 2014/2015 Jeep Cherokee as the best one to buy.
Jeep Cherokee Price in Nigeria
An average price of the most recent Jeep Cherokee model in the Nigerian automobile market is around N6,000,000. For an efficient and stylish CUV, that’s a relatively pocket friendly price. However, that’s a high price tag for many individuals; hence the availability of the foreign used and registered Nigerian used ones. Below is an estimated price range of previously owned Jeep Cherokees for sale in the Nigerian automobile market, based on landing cost, port of entry, mileage readings, engine capacity and other factors.
· Foreign Used (Tokunbo) Jeep Cherokee for sale in Nigeria
2008 Jeep Cherokee – 2013 Jeep Cherokee: N1,800,000 – N2,500,000
2002 Jeep Cherokee – 2007 Jeep Cherokee: N1,000,000 – N1,700,000
· Nigerian Used (Registered) Jeep Cherokee for sale in Nigeria
2008 Jeep Cherokee – 2013 Jeep Cherokee: N1,000,000 – N1,500,000
2002 Jeep Cherokee – 2007 Jeep Cherokee: N700,000 – N1,000,000
1984 Jeep Cherokee – 2001 Jeep Cherokee: N400,000 – N800,000
Overall impression of Jeep Cherokee
The Jeep Cherokee is facing rivalry from impressive vehicle models such as the Nissan Xterra and the Toyota Rav4, and has shown that it is also a good off roader. What the Jeep Cherokee has over its rivals is the fact that it has stood the test of time, and is still regarded as one of the best CUV off roaders in production. Jeep have also moved with the times by making the vehicle modern in style and design, but not compromising on the old reliable features. The Jeep Cherokee would be a likely candidate for anyone looking for a vehicle whose lifestyle fits the above specifications.