The new 2019 Jeep Cherokee is out. Refresh of the flagship SUV will bring excitement and joy of the ride. Looking at the new crossover, we will spot few modifications on its body. We won’t see the major change. It is under the hood. The new engine is added to the lineup. It will be the smallest one, a 2.0-liter four-banger with the best in class outputs.
The crossover is one of the best-selling vehicles by Jeep. Its reliability and the great performance are beyond the compact class. Now, with a new powertrain, it can match outputs of some mid-size crossovers. However, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee keeps its recognizable agility, although a nine-speed transmission has some bugs.
2019 Jeep Cherokee exterior changes
The current Cherokee was not one of the prettiest models out in the market. However, the facelift will help the new edition to draw more attention. With modifications, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee looks like smaller version of Grand Cherokee. Daytime running lights, LED lamps, and fog lights will be multifunctional – by boosting the visibility, the lighting system will improve the safety. The radiator grille is larger making the Cherokee more aggressive. Of course, special Trailhawk edition is coming with unique styling and features.
The offer of interior features depends on trim levels. Overall, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is not as big as its competition. Also, it comes with the third row. It is pretty tight. Well, folded, it can increase trunk volume. The crossover will make it up with more comfort and premium materials inside the cabin. Also, adjustable seats can move back and forth. The new SUV adds new materials for better comfort. Previous owners will note that dashboard and panel wrapping is now reflecting less light.
2019 Jeep Cherokee dimensions
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is 182 inches long, and the wheelbase takes 107 inches. Front leg room is 41 inches. Rear leg space measures between 34-40 inches. Travel of the adjustable rear seats is 6 inches. Depending on that, we can create more or less cargo space. The maximum is 55 cubic-inches with seats folded down. Minimum trunk volume is 25 cubic-ft with seats pushed back.
2019 Jeep Cherokee drivetrains
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is going to keep two engines from the previous edition. However, engineers are adding one more unit to the lineup.
So, the base 2019 Jeep Cherokee will use a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that is capable to produce 185 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard and 4WD is at buyer’s choice. The transmission for this drivetrain and remaining two is a nine-speed auto. Sometimes, it has annoying lags, according to first testing.
Jeep is making a V-6 present again. This option is using a 3.2-liter displacement. Power output is 270 ho and torque level is at 240 pound-feet. It will make 2019 Jeep Cherokee with this engine much faster. So, Cherokee can sprint to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds. It is 3 seconds faster than 2.4-liter I-4 can do.
Finally, the premium offer comes with a new 2.0-liter turbo-four mill. Maybe the smallest, but it is the most potent. The drivetrain bursts 270 horses and 300 lb-ft of twisting power. Extra torque will make the SUV move faster with a turbo engine. Not only that 2019 Jeep Cherokee is going to sprint to 60 mph in just 7 seconds, but it will be also more capable for tough off-road situations.
2019 Jeep Cherokee price
The entry-level of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is Latitude. It’s price starts from $24,000. Nevertheless, the crossover comes in few more trim levels. For next season, we can Cherokee as Limited, and of course Trailhawk. Whatsoever, top of the class models are Overland and Trailhawk Elite. Without any upgrades, these two cost over $36,000.