The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is a compact midsize SUV that’s among the top of its class for its comfortable ride and impressive midrange off-roading capabilities. The Cherokee comes equipped with multiple four-wheel drive systems and is the ideal adventure partner for excursions off the beaten path.
More than just another crossover, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee stands out for its ruggedness. Its exterior design was molded to ensure maximum aerodynamic efficiency. The SUV shares a unibody platform with the Dodge Dart, Chrysler 200, and Chrysler Pacifica. Size and style is on point with customer expectations of a crossover. Standout exterior features include daytime running lamps with signature LED lighting, a curvaceous rear tailgate, and a large rear spoiler to aid in aerodynamics, all adding to the SUV’s dynamic styling.
The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is available in five trims: Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Overland, and Trailhawk. Each level has been updated for the 2018 model year so that each vehicle now has more advanced standard features. For the exterior, the new base Latitude features 17-inch aluminum wheels, fog lamps, HID headlamps, roof rails, a rear backup camera, and bright daylight opening moldings, complete with body-color mirrors and door handles. The exterior of the new Cherokee Latitude Plus trim features passive entry and 17-inch aluminum wheels with a unique finish. The Cherokee Limited features a standard power liftgate.
The densely packed Jeep Cherokee is powered by a standard 2.4-liter engine with 184-horsepower or an optional 271-horsepower 3.2-liter V-6. Each is matched with a nine-speed automatic.
Front-wheel drive is standard for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee, and four-wheel drive is optional. The 3.2-liter V-6, matched with a nine-speed automatic, powers this densely packed machine, which weighs over 4,200 pounds. The Cherokee delivers an approximate 0-60 time of 7.5 seconds and a quarter-mile performance of 15.8-seconds. The braking system responds well even in the snow or rain. The capable Trailhawk is most suitable for outdoorsy types, as it does well in handling more serious terrain.
The interior of the new Cherokee Latitude Plus trim features an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system with a color touch-screen, SiriusXM Radio, cloth seats with leather inserts, a leather steering wheel with audio controls, an eight-way power driver’s seat with four-way power lumbar support, ambient lighting, and a 115-volt AC outlet. The raised roof of the Cherokee allows more space for luggage, and the high seating position (28.9 inches) allows for a straight slide in when entering the vehicle rather than having to climb up or drop down to the seat. Overall, the interior of the Jeep Cherokee is nice, comfortable, and well designed.
The robust body structure of the Jeep Cherokee is designed using high-strength steel, which maximizes crash protection and optimizes the vehicle’s dynamics and weight. Other safety features include 10 advanced air bags, which include full-length side-curtain air bags and driver, front passenger, and knee bolster air bags to protect occupants. Blind spot monitoring, cross path detection, forward collision warning with active braking, and a ParkSense rear backup warning system are also among the Cherokee’s safety features.
Now that you’ve gotten acquainted with the 2018 Jeep Cherokee, take the next step and schedule a test drive