The 2019 Jeep Cherokee gets more traditional styling this year and includes an effective turbo-4 engine. It maintains its off-road prowess, particularly in the Trailhawk model, and it’s comfortable on pavement too. Interior room is an issue although interior materials are not. Crash-test outcomes are less than excellent, though Jeep makes lots of active security features available.
The Cherokee made its launching for the 2014 model year and it is updated for 2019 with new styling, a new engine, an updated infotainment system, and modified transmission and suspension tuning. In addition to Trailhawk, Jeep uses the Cherokee in Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, and Overland trims.
2019 Jeep Cherokee Design
The Cherokee’s makeovers get rid of the oddball six-eyed appearance of the previous model and bring the lighting together where it’s expected to be. The headlights are now LEDs with incorporated daytime running lights, and fog lights are located below. The front end is just various enough from the Grand Cherokee to look unique, however the household similarity is apparent. The remainder of the body is rather generic, nevertheless.
Inside, the Cherokee is appealing and functional but lacks the area of rivals. The interior color choices are named after unique locations, and Jeep upgraded the infotainment system with faster processors, a larger 7.0-inch touchscreen on base models, and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The rear seat moves on and back up to six inches, but moving it completely back cuts into an already little cargo area. Jeep carved out a little additional space back there by expanding the cargo hold, however at 54.9 cubic feet with the rear seats down, it’s at least 15 cubic feet smaller than roomier rivals. The Cherokee likewise isn’t as broad as some rivals, so residents will not have as much breathing space.
2019 Jeep Cherokee Engine
Under the hood, Jeep included a new 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine that makes 270 horse power and 295 pound-feet of torque. It’s the fastest Cherokee and quicker than the 271-hp 3.2-liter V-6. The base engine is a rather weak 2.4-liter 4-cylinder. All three are mated to a 9-speed automated that is less frustrating this year. The V-6 can tow as much as 4,500 pounds and the new turbo-4 can pull 4,000 pounds. New suspension tuning makes the Cherokee slightly smoother on the road, and the handling remains controlled but far from stylish.
With three all-wheel-drive systems, no competitor offers the off-road expertise of the Cherokee. That’s especially real in the Trailhawk model that includes knobbier tires, additional ground clearance, improved method and departure angles, and skid plates. All AWD Cherokees likewise have a Selec-Terrain system to handle difficult surface areas. Jeep provides 2 kinds of low-range tailoring to deal with climbing up and hill descent responsibilities too.
2019 Jeep Cherokee Safety
While crash-test scores are less than ideal, Jeep provides numerous active safety features. The facilities list is long, too, with things like nappa leather, a heated guiding wheel, aerated front seats, and a configurable LED gauge screen.