I don't. Wrangler is too uncomfortable and uses to much gas for daily use. Cherokee I can't get over that front end. To me it goes in line with the Juke and Aztec. The Renegade is the only way to go for me.Found this old thread to dig up just as I was about to start a new one on the very same subject...
Once I started looking at the Renegade and found that the cargo area was just a touch smaller than I'd hoped for I looked for an alternative in the Cherokee. I haven't had a chance to measure one up (that's on this week's to-do list) but I began looking around for other comparisons, particularly on the subject of their capability.
I found this:
Interesting to say the least. (I think this was also covered elsewhere on this forum... I just don't remember where.) Despite the numbers I'd really like to see someone do a proper off-road comparison test. 4 cylinders vs. 4 cylinders and 4 cylinders vs. 6 cylinders. I think the power of the V6 (not to mention the much lower crawl ratio gearing on the Cherokee) will still put it ahead of the Renegade... but at what level of trail. I'm no hardcore off-roader, but I would like to go further off road than what I presently do.
In terms of price, I could afford a decently equipped Cherokee Trailhawk, but obviously I'd rather spend less if I can.
One of the most significant advantages of the Cherokee that I can see is the V6 and it's towing ability. 4500 pounds is a lot... while the 4 cylinder Renegade can only pull 2000. A small-ish pop-up trailer comes in just under 2000 pounds, while a decent camper-trailer will be 3500+. It could be a little frustrating to buy a vehicle capable of towing, equipped with a hitch... only to find that very very things can be towed.
Looks: I'd take the Renegade over the Cherokee any day without a second thought.
What other aspects of these two does anyone else think about?