“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. “In addition, Cherokee builds on its benchmark 4x4 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.”
Staying true to iconic Jeep styling, Cherokee’s evolution offers a new, fresh design with all-new front fascia, hands-free power liftgate, five new wheel designs and the open-air freedom of an available dual-pane sunroof. The latest model delivers everyday practicality with outstanding ride and handling, independent front- and rear-suspension systems with world-class body torsional stiffness, as well as a choice of three different engine offerings mated to an enhanced, high-efficient nine-speed transmission.
Along with the new 2.0-liter turbo engine with 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, additional powertrains include the highly popular 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with best-in-class towing, 271 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, and the fuel-efficient 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 engine; each equipped with engine stop-start (ESS) technology to optimize fuel economy and minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Every Cherokee 4x4 is equipped with the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, including the exclusive Rock Mode on Trailhawk®, matching capability to the driver's adventurous nature and road conditions. Cherokee Trailhawk arrives with Trail Rated® Jeep Active Drive Lock 4WD, with the improved traction capability to dig in deep off road, thanks to its electronic rear axle lock.
The Selec-Terrain system provides up to five customized modes of Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock. With best-in-class Jeep Trail Rated capability, enhanced four-wheel-drive systems set the benchmark for mid-size SUVs, including a next-generation rear-drive module reducing weight while enhancing fuel efficiency and performance.
Premium design features tie signature Jeep design cues and high-quality materials together with precision craftsmanship. The updated interior receives an elegant approach with new Satin Chrome and Piano Black accents while remaining a practical and comfortable environment. A driver-oriented cockpit loaded with easy-to-use, useful technology, clever storage and more than 80 available safety and security features – including eight standard airbags – provide occupants everything they need for any adventure they undertake.
Cherokee drivers will experience greater reassurance with available new active safety features. These technologies provide automatic reactions and alerts to driving and parking situations through object-detection sensors, such as Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist, as well as Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Path Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go.
The available fourth-generation Uconnect system includes easy-to-use features, enhanced processing power, faster start-up times and touchscreens that display high-resolution graphics. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto provide a smarter and safer way for North American drivers to use their phones in their vehicles. The choice of 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreens with pinch-and-zoom capability allow hands-free phone calls or texts while built-in radio options enable turn-by-turn navigation, internet radio streaming and the use of compatible personal devices.
Available in five different trim configurations – Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Overland and the rugged Trail Rated Trailhawk, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is manufactured in the United States at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois.
As the newest mid-size SUV from Jeep, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee competes in the largest SUV segment in the United States with more than two-million sales annually.