My 2015 Cherokee 2.4 FWD finally reached 50,000 miles and continued to throw "shifter errors" after numerous times into the dealer + all the quirky issues the transmission had been re-flashed for numerous times to only partial avail. I started a search for other vehicles and even considered a 2017 Cherokee, knowing that many of the issues have been resolved through manufacturing improvements..... although the trans remains a little quirky.
In the end I could not pass up a 2017.5 Nissan Murano S, with the only option being an upgraded radio and navigation. Its got the V6, AWD, push button start, Apple Car Play, a .31 coefficient of drag and CVT that is smooth as butter, with only a few less MPG's than the Cherokee's I4. To top it off they had 6,000 off the MSRP which brought the vehicle down to 27,500 US. I have had other Nissans in the past so I'm comfortable with the reliability. Only 500 mile so far, but a huge and welcome step up.
I must say it felt good to know I did not throw FCA any more dollars. If they had actually fixed their manufacturing problem and not dumbed down my transmission to save a buck I'd likely have kept the vehicle because the Cherokee, in all other regards is a great driving vehicle. Just was not willing to see "what happened next". Hopefully they get the 2018 Cherokee right before it reaches the dealers lots.