JEEP CHEROKEE

Design

The first, the Jeep Cherokee , a model that has difficulty entering our Spanish market but will not be for its qualities and benefits. This model has a gate that now integrates the space for registration and whose new design seeks to increase the sense of perceived quality in the interior with front seats leather and heated steering wheel. In its exterior design , transmits the essence of the brand with its grill of 7 curved grooves providing an aerodynamic look. In addition, you will feel safe at all times with its revolutionary LED daytime running lights and night bixenon headlights with 18 “wheels. An all-rounder that we can find in the market with a price from € 33,800.

Measurements

Another of its most prominent differences are the measures. Both have a similar appearance but when putting it in the garage will have to take into account its dimensions.

Jeep Cherokee:

Height: 1,669 mm

Length: 4.623 mm

Width without mirrors: 1,859 mm

Trunk: 412 liters

Trunk with the seats folded down: 1267 liters

Motorization and Traction

Regarding the engine, the new Jeep Cherokee has a total traction system and a turbocharged version of 2 liters and 140 HP with a manual transmission. It also has a gasoline version V6 of 271 HP and with two types of traction:

Traction system 4×4 Jeep Active Drive I

4×4 Jeep Active Drive II Traction System

Technology

First, the new Cherokee Jeep incorporates state-of-the-art systems such as:

  • Uconnect system
  • Sound equipment Alpine
  • Alert in case of lane change
  • Front collision warning
  • Blind camera
  • Parksense

Overview

The majority will be limited to family excursions and work-week traffic, the Cherokee has the Jeep brand name and a handsome exterior as selling points. Its optional powertrains are highlighted by a V-6 that can tow up to 4500 pounds and a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine that improves fuel efficiency. The Cherokee also has an impressive ride, but its acceleration performance is mediocre and every model suffers from subpar fuel economy and limited cargo space. Those who want the most rugged, most recognizable ute will appreciate this Jeep portable rv cover.

Jeep Cherokee Pricing and Which One to Buy

Latitude: $26,040

Altitude: $29,385

Limited: $32,245

Trailhawk: $35,190

High Altitude: $34,240

Overland: $37,990

Engine, Transmission, Performance, and Towing

The standard four-cylinder engine and optional V-6 are joined by an all-new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. It makes 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque (56 more than the V-6) and slots at the top of the powertrain pyramid. While we’ve yet to test the new engine at the track, we’ve spent time with it during our first drive. We found the turbo four to be lackluster compared with the V-6 due to its dull responses to throttle inputs; the new four-cylinder Cherokee also has less towing capacity (4000 pounds maximum towing capacity versus the V-6 Cherokee’s towing capacity of 4500 pounds). While the nine-speed automatic transmission has been revised for 2019, it was hesitant to make deliberate downshifts.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The Cherokee has among the worst fuel economy in its compact-crossover and SUV segment, according to both the EPA and our real-world testing. While we’ve yet to subject either four-cylinder version to our highway fuel-economy test, their EPA estimates aren’t much higher than those for the V-6. Although the six is unchanged for 2019, the standard nine-speed automatic has mild updates that coincide with Jeep’s efforts to reduce the crossover’s weight. Compared with the last Overland we subjected to our testing regimen, the latest version earned 25 mpg highway—or 1 mpg more than before.

Interior, Infotainment, and Cargo

With supportive seats and easy-to-use controls, the Cherokee’s cabin is comfortable. An attractive dashboard that mimics the larger and more expensive Grand Cherokee’s layout helps cultivate an upscale feel. However, given that the Cherokee is larger on the outside than many of its competitors, we’d expect it to feel more spacious on the inside. Small windows and high windowsills contribute to the feeling of confinement. The Jeep’s available Uconnect infotainment system is among the best in the business, with well-organized menus and ample features. Starting on the Latitude Plus trim, every model adds two USB ports on the back of the center console for use by rear-seat passengers. Now that every Cherokee has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, too, all that’s missing is a way to have it read your thoughts. The Cherokee’s cargo area is smaller than most vehicles this size, and interior cubby storage is average at best. It’s more difficult to load items into the rear than into some of its rivals due to the Jeep’s high lift-over height. For 2019, the rear cargo area is now about three inches wider, which increases cargo volume behind the rear seats by three cubic feet, up to 28 total. Still, that’s significantly smaller than top rivals such as the Ford Escape (34 cubes) and the Honda CR-V (39).

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The 2019 Cherokee has not been crash tested by either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Jeep offers a full range of optional driver-assistance features, but most of them are only available on the more expensive models that are equipped with an optional package, meaning you’ll spend more than $30,000 for the safest Cherokee. Key safety features include:

Available forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking

Available lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist

Available blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Competitors such as the Kia Sportage and the Hyundai Tucson are the only rivals that offer significantly longer powertrain warranties. The Jeep Wave program is standard and Overland and Trailhawk models, but customers of lesser Cherokees can opt-in by paying a fee.

Limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles

Powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles

Complimentary maintenance is covered for four visits over 2 years

The 2019 Cherokee is an update of the model that Jeep launched in 2014 ( more information ). This 4,62 meters long SUV receives changes in appearance (especially in the exterior) and more elements of safety and comfort. It can be very effective outside the asphalt, it is comfortable on the motorway and has a wide interior, of normal quality and with several practical solutions. It is already on sale from 44 200 euros with a diesel engine of 194 HP and traction on the front wheels. The most affordable version with all-wheel drive costs 50 800 euros ( all prices ). The standard equipment is abundant from the access version. At the moment, the only available engine is a 2.2-liter diesel engine that now gives 194 hp of power (six less than in the model it replaces, due to the modifications that have been made to adapt it to the regulations of Euro 6D Temp emissions) and that is always associated with a nine-speed automatic gear change. In 2019 Jeep will add to the range another variant of the same engine, with less power (150 hp, can also be chosen with manual transmission), and also a new gasoline engine of 2.0 liters and 270 hp. The Cherokee is available with front-wheel drive (now also with automatic transmission) or three all-wheel drive systems. Automatic gear shifting works smoothly; Jeep says it has been revised to offer a more uniform response and reduce fuel consumption. For the few references that we could take, the consumption seems good (around 8.0 l / 100 km making frequent accelerations, in a route of about 200 km that included areas with many slopes).

CABIN

The cabin is very well insulated from the noise produced by the rolling and the contact of the body with the air, making it a comfortable car to travel. The suspension holds the body well and gives a good level of comfort, although it seems a bit hard in compression. With the unit with the basic total traction system (without reducer or slope descent control), we made a small off-road circuit of little difficulty, but that served to check the proper functioning of the electronic delivery system of the pair between both axes. In Driving Impressionsof the 2014 model we delve into all the details of this vehicle.

MULTI MEDIA SYSTEM

The available multimedia systems are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and can be associated with a 7 or 8.4 inch screen. According to Jeep, both have more resolution and the system is now faster. There are many practical slots holes, but in the new model has disappeared a hole that was located in front of the shift lever and instead there is a narrower and longer

INTERIOR

The interior is made of materials of normal quality, but we do not think that this is a reason for discarding its more luxurious alternatives or, simply, with a higher quality of adjustments, such as the Mazda CX-5. The space is good for both front and back occupants (comparative table of interior measurements). Again, the section Impressions of the interior of the 2014 model is fully applicable to the Cherokee 2019. The assistants of help to the driving of series are very numerous:  braking of emergency with reconomiento of pedestrians , notice by involuntary change of lane ,  detector of objects in the blind spot ,  system of alert by crossed traffic rear  and rear camera of aid to the parking . The Limited level has a parking assistance system and an  active speed controller . The Moparcompany sells more than 90 accessories for the Cherokee. The customer can choose which ones he wants to install before the delivery of the vehicle or install them after the purchase. Among them there are trims, cargo separators, luggage racks and supports for bicycles, canoes or surfboards, for example. Mopar has also developed a mobile application (Mopar Connect) that is complemented by the UConnect multimedia system. Among other things, it allows you to consult different vehicle data (such as the location or level of fuel and battery). It also gives access to various functions, such as roadside assistance (also after a collision),

COLORS

There are two new colors for the body (out of a total of ten). They are called Olive Green and Pearl White. We have used our insurance comparator to calculate a full-risk policy for a Cherokee with the 194 hp engine and Limited equipment level. As the 2019 Cherokee still does not appear in our database (it will soon do so), we have taken as reference the 2014 model. The policy holder is a 40 year old man who lives in the city of Madrid, carries out up to 30,000 km a year and Park the car in a community garage. Both the lowest price (430 euros) and the best ratio between quality and price (7.9 points out of 10) are offered by the Mapfrecompany, which insures the vehicle for 430 euros.