The 2019 Jeep Cherokee in Trailhawk and Limited trim feel equally at home in the great outdoors. Inside, you can expect all the comforts of home. Photos courtesy Jeep.
By Vince Bodiford
Legendary Cherokee is reworked into a package that is authentic Jeep
The new 2019 Jeep Cherokee is among the most capable mid-size sport-utility vehicles, and they are arriving at select dealers early, including Monroe Superstore locally. It boasts a new, authentic and more premium design, along with the addition of an all-new, advanced 2.0-liter direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine.
The Cherokee name has a storied and long history with Jeep. My family owned one of the early models back in the 1970’s. I drove this newest model recently for a week-long test drive, and found it to be a worthy keeper of that same Jeep brand identity. The new Jeep Cherokee’s evolution offers more interior comfort and convenience, delivering everyday practicality with outstanding ride and handling characteristics.
“A stunning, more premium design and the addition of our new fuel-efficient 2.0-liter turbo engine make the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee even more desirable in the mid-size SUV segment,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “In addition, Cherokee builds on its benchmark 4×4 capability and on-road dynamics with refinement and style, a host of new attributes, powertrains and the latest technology that is perfectly situated for consumers worldwide.”
Available in five different trim configurations – Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Overland and the rugged Trail Rated Trailhawk, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee production has moved from Toledo (so they can make more Wranglers) to the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois.
The new Cherokee features an extensive new exterior design that highlights a completely fresh appearance and includes a major restyling of a number of signature components.
Drivers and passengers will command road presence with an all-new front exterior that is consistent with classic Jeep design. The Jeep design team has created a distinguished new look that aligns on the premium side of the Jeep family, along with iconic Jeep styling.
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee stays true to its heritage with a wide and commanding stance and an aggressive wheel-to-body proportion for a distinctive identity.
The updated interior of the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee receives a fresh touch while remaining a practical and comfortable environment. Premium hand-sculpted forms tie signature Jeep design cues and high-quality materials together with precision craftsmanship.
Powered by the all-new 2.0-liter direct injection turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, it’s rated at 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a high-efficient nine-speed automatic transmission. Two additional high-efficient engines options are available in the 2019 Jeep Cherokee: the 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 and 2.4-liter PZEV Multiair2 Tigershark I-4 – both mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee highlights a choice of three innovative 4×4 systems that have been enhanced for unmatched 4×4 capability for all weather conditions. Available on the Cherokee Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited and Overland models, Jeep Active Drive I features an all-new design for Cherokee.
I’ve long been a fan of the Jeep brand and product. Built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.
The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler.
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