Inside the Redesigned Look of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee

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Jeep fans are celebrating the 2019 Cherokee’s redesigned look, which tones down the controversial front-end headlight arrangement introduced in the 2014 model year. The result of the redesign is a more handsome, more Jeep-like SUV whose styling is consistent with that of the Cherokee’s larger sibling, the Grand Cherokee.

But the 2019 Cherokee’s upgraded exterior styling is only the most visible sign that the new Cherokee is better than ever. For 2019, Jeep’s engineers have packed a slew of substantial upgrades into the Cherokee in terms of new engine choices, more advanced available safety features, and improved interior appointments. Let’s take a look at them:

Trim and Engine Choices
Jeep buyers love personalizing their vehicles to a T, and Jeeps’s designers went out of their way to satisfy them with plenty of configuration choices for the 2019 Cherokee. Five trim levels (Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Trailhawk, and Overland) are available; their base-model MSRP’s range from $25,195 for the entry-level Latitude to $37,475 for the luxurious Overland.

Three different engines (a 180 HP 2.4-liter V4, a 271 HP 3.2-liter V6, and an all-new 270 HP 2-liter turbocharged V4) are available for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, along with three different 4WD systems and a RWD option. While the 3.2-liter V6 and the 2-liter turbocharged V4 provide nearly identical horsepower, the turbo has the edge in torque (295 lb. –ft.  vs. 239 lb.-ft.), making it the preferred choice for Cherokee owners desiring off-road muscle. A 9-speed transmission with upgraded software is standard across all trim options.

The 2019 Cherokee won’t ever be mistaken for a Wrangler, but the terrain-conquering potential represented by its Trailhawk trim option (MSRP starting at $33,320) boosts the 2019 Cherokee’s off-road prowess well into Wrangler territory. The Trailhawk provides Jeep’s Active Drive Lock system, a 1-inch suspension lift, underbody skid plates, all-terrain tires, and a choice between the robust 3.6-liter V6 and the torque-optimized 2-liter V4 turbo engines. These features make the 2019 Cherokee Trailhawk a worthy mountain climbing machine.

Interior Enhancements
The Cherokee’s interior didn’t receive a radical revamp for 2019; just a few tasteful and ergonomic refinements. The new interior sports rich interior fabrics and leather-trimmed touch points, the dashboard has a new design, and cargo space (with seats retracted) has been increased from 24.6 to 28.0 cubic feet. Mobile devices are more easily stowed in a redesigned front row storage console. Infotainment options now include both 7-inch and 8.4-inch touchscreens for FCA’s well-regarded UConnect, with full Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration.

State-of-Art Safety Features
Standard safety equipment in the 2019 Cherokee includes 8 airbags, electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, and tire-fill alert. LED headlamps and fog lamps are standard. Advanced safety features are available through the SafetyTech and Technology Option Groups. The first includes Blind-Spot and Cross-Path Detection, exterior mirrors with turn signals and courtesy lamps, and the ParkSense Rear Park-Assist with Stop system. The second includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Advanced Brake Assist, Full Speed Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation, Lane Keep Assist, and the LaneSense Departure Warning system. Also included in the Technology Option Group is Chrysler/FCA's innovative ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, which uses ultrasonic sensors on the bumper to help guide the vehicle into an available parking space.

2019 Jeep Cherokees are on Long Island (and Merrick’s got them)
The Cherokee’s 2014 reboot was a major hit for Jeep, with more than 770,000 Cherokees hitting the road in the past four years. It appears that the 2019 Cherokee will continue this record of success with buyers looking for a great SUV with Jeep-class off-road adventure potential.

If you’re interested in test-driving Jeep’s latest and greatest Cherokee, come on down to Merrick Dodge Chrysler Jeep’s dealership in Wantagh, call us at 516-415-0449, or use our website’s online contact form. We’d love to put you behind the wheel of one of these exciting new Cherokees, which carry on Jeep’s proud reputation as an off-road performer while offering the convenience, usability, and safety of a well-appointed SUV.


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