2018 Jeep Cherokee
Why the 2018 Jeep Cherokee?
The Jeep Cherokee offers both off-roading capability for the weekend getaway and a smooth ride for the weekday commute. The Cherokee is one of the few compact SUVs that offers the V6 engine. The Jeep might be a wilderness wanderer, but it also holds a lot of creature comforts in the cabin. Its Uconnect infotainment system is one of the best in the business and the spacious back seat will mean everyone is a happy camper. The Cherokee’s got the right look and brand name to project a thirst for adventure no matter where it goes.
Which Jeep Cherokee is the Best to Buy?
Jeep changed up the names of their trims in 2018, making this a bit confusing. But we’ll break it down here so you can get exactly what you want. First of all, the Jeep Cherokee has five trims this year: the Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Trailhawk, and Overland. The hardware is the same in each trim (the standard 4-cylinder engine with V6 optional and front-wheel drive with four-wheel drive optional). The interior changes from trim to trim, and the best way to tell which trim is right for you is a test drive at Swope Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
In 2018, Cherokee did away with the Sport trim, so the Latitude is the base trim now. In the Latitude, you’ll find cloth seats, Uconnect infotainment system with 5-inch touchscreen, six speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry, USB port, and rearview camera. The Latitude Plus adds leather and vinyl to the interior, a push-button start, proximity key, satellite radio, and AC. The Limited adds heated front seats and steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, and two safety features. The Trailhawk is outfitted for off-roading, while the Overland adds wood trim, a navigation system, Alpine audio system, and ventilated front seats.
What Can the Jeep Cherokee Tow?
The Cherokee comes with two engine options, unusual for a compact SUV. The 4-cylinder engine can tow 2,000 pounds. The more powerful V6 engine can pull an impressive 4,500 pounds, about the same as a trailer with two adult horses and riding gear inside.
Are Jeep Cherokees 4WD?
If you want to go off-road, the Jeep Cherokee has you covered. Front-wheel drive comes standard but four-wheel drive can be added to any Cherokee. The Trailhawk trim is ideal for this, as it was designed with off-roading in mind.