2019 Jeep Cherokee
2019 Jeep Cherokee
A prettier face makes the 2019 Jeep Cherokee a true off-roading crowd-pleaser.
Lots of crossover SUVs like to claim that they can off-road. But, unlike most others in its class, the Jeep Cherokee puts its money where its mouth is. In fact, the Cherokee comes into its own when splashing through streams or barreling down dirt roads. The Jeep’s confidence on the off road hasn’t changed with its 2019 redesign–the Cherokee continues to be the best off-roading crossover on the market.
What’s New for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee?
Not many liked the face of the Jeep Cherokee. Some critics said it looked upside-down. Others complained that the headlights were squinty or the taillights were too high. Still others said it looked bored or sleepy. Jeep listened and responded with a facelift that subtly put all of these concerns to rest. Now sporting taller standard LED headlights, fog lights, seven squatter front-facing vents and bolder styling, the Jeep seems to have emerged from its quirky adolescence into a mature attractiveness.
The hood is made of lighter aluminum now, saying goodbye to extra weight no one will miss. The rest of the look is like a conventional crossover or a smaller Grand Cherokee. Most drivers will be proud of the Cherokee’s new look.
Can the 2019 Cherokee Off-Road?
If you’re serious about off-roading, get the Trailhawk trim. It doesn’t just cruise down dirt paths, its standard all-wheel drive, 8.7-inch ground clearance, and off-roading Selec-Speed crawl-control system can do some real bouldering. Even when a wheel or two isn’t touching anything, the Trailhawk keeps creeping forward. You can expect to pay $9,000 more for the Trailhawk than the cost of the base Cherokee trim, but if you want what only a real off-roader can do you’ll be happy to pay it.
How Much is the 2019 Jeep Cherokee?
For all the improvements of the 2019 Cherokee over previous years’ models, it actually costs less. The front-wheel-drive Cherokee Latitude comes in at $25,190, $400 lower than the 2018 equivalent. The trim levels also include Latitude Plus, Limited, Overland, and Trailhawk models. We recommend upgrading from the anemic base engine to one of the better options, like the V-6. The best of them all is the new turbo-4 engine that provides great acceleration.
If you’re looking for tech options, the Cherokee now comes standard with a larger 7-inch Uconnect touch screen. You can upgrade to an 8.4-inch screen with navigation and Send & Go and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.