Jeep long ago kicked off of the military exterior, but the absolute rugged power still remains and lends itself well to Jeep’s new image, which is pure adventure. The Cherokee fills the gap where families and the adventurous type want to enjoy wild exploring, but still have a practical car that takes them from A to B. Check out some of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee features to see why this is a popular option among many different car lovers.
Although the Cherokee still manages to maintain that formidable grille and tough exterior, the edges have been smoothed a little to appeal to a wider crowd. Drivers also have a number of trims to choose from, and the Altitude starts off the range as the base model. The other five are the Latitude Plus, Altitude, Trailhawk, Limited, and Overland. Where the Trailhawk features a more rugged bumper, the Overland sports additional touches of chrome and 19-inch aluminum wheels.
As if six trims isn’t enough to choose from, the Cherokee range also sports three different engines. The first option is the 2.0-liter I4 DOHC DI engine that features a turbo for added power. All trims have this engine as an option except the Latitude. The standard option for the Latitude, Latitude Plus, and Altitude is the 2.4-liter I4 MultiAir. The final engine in the range is the 3.2-liter V-6 24-valve VVT, which drivers of the Trailhawk, Limited, and Overland have as an option. All the engines pair up with a nine-speed transmission, however, key changes differentiate the transmissions from each other for the different trims.
There is much to get excited about when it comes to the performance statistics, and the 2.0-liter engine starts it off with an impressive 270 horsepower and 294 pound-feet of torque. The 2.4-liter pushes out 184 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque, while the 3.2-liter boasts 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque.
Entertainment is an important element in the Cherokee, as the various SiriusXM options prove. Drivers of the Overland can look forward to a five-year subscription to the SiriusXM travel and traffic services. The rest of the trims in the range have the SiriusXM satellite radio system as standard except for the Latitude, which has it as an optional feature. The first three models also feature the Uconnect 4 with the 7-inch display, and the last three models sport the Uconnect with an 8.4-inch display.
Jeep spared no expense in ensuring that the best safety features are present in the Cherokee range. Included are the Park-View rear backup camera and a number of air bags in strategic locations, to ensure sufficient cushioning in the event of a collision. Those who wish to take on the roads less traveled while still making the ride a little easier can rely on the all-speed traction and electronic stability controls. Those who want to bump up the security some more should consider the Overland, as it provides full-speed collision warning and a crash mitigation feature.
Now that you’ve gotten acquainted with the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, discover it for yourself. Just schedule a test drive