2019 Jeep Cherokee
Few upgrades are in order for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, with the only exterior change a revamped front-fascia that’s less slanted than the controversial past design. On the inside, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee features additional tech and safety features, while under the hood buyers can now choose a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is one of the most robust offerings in the mid-size SUV segment.
Avail. Engine Type
Prospective buyers interested in the 2019 Cherokee have the option to choose from six different trims: Latitude, Latitude Plus, Altitude, Limited, Overland, and Trailhawk. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is also offered in two drivetrains, either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. Standard under the hood of the Latitude, Latitude Plus, Altitude, and Limited trims is a 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 engine, with 180 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. The Overland and Trailhawk trims feature a more powerful 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 engine that generates 239 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque instead. A new offering for 2019 is the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine that’s rated at 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter is available as an upgrade engine on every trim but the Limited trim. All engine options are mated to a standard nine-speed transmission.
4×4 Systems & Towing
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee comes standard with the Active Drive I system, a full-time 4×4 system that sends torque to all four wheels when driving conditions deem it necessary. The Trailhawk trim features Jeep’s Active Drive II system instead as it’s the most off-road oriented trim in the lineup. Active Drive II offers everything that Active Drive I offers plus a neutral mode and a lower range for added capability. The 2019 Cherokee Trailhawk also offers Active Drive Lock 4×4, with a mechanical rear axle lock and an exclusive Selec-Terrain Traction Management system. Towing capabilities vary across trims and depend solely on the engine choice. The all-new turbocharged inline-four engine is rated to tow up to 4000 pounds, while the V6 engine is the best option with a capacity of 4500 pounds. The Tigershark engine has a capability of 2000 pounds, but a towing package can increase that figure.
Standard features of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee include LED daytime running headlamps, automatic on/off headlamps, heated exterior mirrors, solar control glass, and fog lamps. There’s a CommandView dual-pane panoramic sunroof that’s available on all trims except the base Latitude trim. High-tier trims such as the Limited and Overland trims offer buyers high-end features such as automatic high beam headlight control and exterior heated mirrors complete with memory positioning and turn signals.
All trims of the 2019 Cherokee include the following features on the inside — 60/40 folding split recline seats, manual six-way adjustable driver’s and front passenger seats, an overhead console, a floor console, rear-seat heat ducts, a day/night rearview mirror, and an active noise-control system that’s not available on the Latitude trim. The Limited and Overland trims have high-tier features such as heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, memory settings for the driver’s seat and exterior mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a power liftgate. The only trim equipped with Jeep’s power eight-way driver seat is the Cherokee Latitude Plus.
All 2019 Jeep Cherokee models feature the latest-generation Uconnect 4 infotainment system, complete with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities, and integrated Bluetooth voice command. The 2019 Cherokee Latitude, Latitude Plus, and Altitude trims all come standard with a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen display, while Jeep reserves its top-of-the-line 8.4-inch touchscreen display for the Trailhawk and Limited trims. The Cherokee Overland comes standard not only with the 8.4-inch display, but it also comes equipped with navigation (available as an upgrade on the rest of the lineup). A six-speaker audio system is standard on the Cherokee Latitude, Latitude Plus and Limited trims, while the Cherokee Overland comes with a nine-amplified speaker system with HD radio.
Safety Features and Warranty
Stability and traction control systems are standard on the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, as is an advanced multistage front airbag system with additional airbags strategically scattered throughout the cabin, a ParkView rear backup camera, and an enhanced accident response system. Some of the advanced safety features present on high-tier trims include a remote start system, keyless passive entry, Blind Spot and Rear Cross Path detection systems, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning System, and Full-Speed Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation.
All Jeep vehicles are covered by a 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year / 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for five years or 100,000, respectively whichever comes first. The Jeep Cherokee has a starting MSRP of $25,740 (plus destination fee).