2019 Jeep Cherokee
2019 Jeep Cherokee
Posted on January 26, 2018
We got to see the 2019 Jeep Cherokee last week at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Amongst all the trucks and concepts on the floor was a new Jeep. No, not the Wrangler we have all been waiting for, but something almost as good, a new Cherokee.
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee’s most important job was to silence critics about the front end. While I and many others didn’t mind the new design introduced in this generation, it also had many critics. While nothing huge has changed, minor tweaks to that grille should be enough to satisfy everyone.
There is a definite look of the Volvo XC60 and XC90 about the new design but it is definitely a Jeep. The new lights stand apart and include everything in a single unit. A modified Jeep grille is still the trademark size and shape but has been brought more into line with fan expectations.
The same can be said for the rear, with modified taillights and a hands-free liftgate introduced for the first time. Along with some new wheel designs, a new hood and slight tweaks all over, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is miles ahead of the old one.
Inside, cabin materials looks to have been improved significantly. There is also a redesigned instrument cluster and centre stack and the option for a double sunroof. Seats have been modified slightly and the body lengthened to add more space in the rear.
Under the hood of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee
There are three engine options available for the new Cherokee. There is a 2.0-litre turbo four that produces 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, a 2.4-litre four that produces 180 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque and the ever-present 3.2-litre Pentastar V6 that produces 271 hp and 239 lb-ft of torque. All use the same nine speed automatic transmission to send power the front or all wheels.
As this is a Jeep, there are three different AWD systems on offer to deliver off-road capability. These systems ensure you will always be able to go where you want to go regardless of terrain.
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee will come in the familiar variants, Sport, North, Limited, Overland and Trailhawk in both FWD and AWD with varying levels of those AWD systems. We expect the new Cherokee to begin arriving in Q1 2018 but the exact date and price has yet to be revealed.
Visit Unique Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 915 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON L7N 3V8 to stay up to date with the new Cherokee.