2019 Jeep Cherokee
We’re not even halfway through 2018, and the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is already available for orders and heading to dealerships around the country. Check out everything there is to know about the new Jeep Cherokee.
Avail. Engine Type
Active Drive Lock
Avail. 4×4 System
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee comes with two drivetrains – front-wheel drive (FWD) and 4×4. Depending on the drivetrain, four or six trims are available, respectively. FWD trims include the Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, and Overland, and three of those trims are powered by the 180-horsepower 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 engine. The Jeep Cherokee Overland is powered by the 3.2-liter V6 24-valve engine with VVT, generating 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque.
If opting for the 4×4 drivetrain, then consumers will find the Latitude and Latitude Plus still powered by the Tigershark MultiAir2 engine, but the rest of the lineup (including the addition of the Trailhawk and Trailhawk Elite), are powered by the V6 engine. On either drivetrain, the brand new future-proof engine from FCA, the turbocharged 2.0-liter can generate 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. In the coming years, this engine is said to become the next standard, replacing the Tigershark.
Towing and 4×4 Systems
Depending on the engine and drivetrain, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee can tow a number of things. If powered by the 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 engine and equipped with FWD, then the consumer is looking at a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. If powered by the same engine, or the V6 engine, on a 4×4 drivetrain, then the maximum towing capacity is bumped up to 4,500 pounds. The new turbocharged 2.0-liter engine has a maximum towing capacity of 4000 pounds.
If opting in for a 4×4 drivetrain, then the Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, and Overland trims come with a full-time 4×4 system, Active Drive I, that can send torque to all four wheels when driving conditions call for it. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and Trailhawk Elite come with Active Drive II, that includes Active Drive I plus a low range and neutral mode for added capability, and Active Drive Lock 4×4, that includes a mechanical rear axle lock and the exclusive Rock mode for the Selec-Terrain Traction Management system. Read up on it with our “Performance Parts Explained” mini-series.
Exterior features on the 2019 Jeep Cherokee change a little bit in between the FWD and 4×4 drivetrains. Standard with FWD are automatic on/off headlamps, LED daytime running headlamps, fog lamps, high beams, and tail lamps, heated exterior mirrors, and solar control glass. Automatic high beam headlamps control is optional on the Cherokee Limited and Overland trims, a CommandView dual-pane panoramic sunroof is available on all trims but the base trim (Cherokee Latitude), and exterior mirrors with memory and turn signals come standard on the Cherokee Limited and Overland trims.
If choosing the 4×4 drivetrain, the lighting options do not change, plus the Cherokee Trailhawk and Trailhawk Elite come with the same standard options. For the Cherokee Elite, buyers are able to opt-in for the automatic high beam headlamps control. In addition, the Cherokee Trailhawk and Trailhawk Elite come with exterior mirrors with memory and turn signals, standard. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee may ride on 17-, 18-, or 19-inch wheels with various designs and tires depending on the trim and options chosen.
Inside the 2019 Jeep Cherokee FWD, consumers will find a manual six-way adjustable drivers and front passengers seat, a rear 40/60 split-folding seat, rear seat heat ducts, a day/night rearview mirror, floor console, overhead console, and reading lamps all standard. The Cherokee Limited and Overland trims also come with heated front seats, driver seat/radio/exterior mirror memory, dual-zone automatic temperature control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a powered liftgate, and a heated steering wheel. Heated second row seats came on the Cherokee Overland. A power 8-way driver seat is only found on the Cherokee Latitude Plus, and the Cherokee Latitude Plus, Limited, and Overland trims come with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
A 4×4 drivetrain doesn’t change this much. The Cherokee Trailhawk comes with a six-way manual adjusting front passenger seat, a powered 8-way adjustable driver seat, the 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat, dual-zone automatic a/c temperature control, rear-seat heat ducts, all-weather floor mats, a day/night rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, the overhead console and full-length floor console, and ambient LED interior lighting. The Cherokee Trailhawk Elite does not come with the powered 8-way adjustable driver seat, but does come with ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a heated steering wheel, and everything listed for the Cherokee Trailhawk. An active noise-control system is available on all trims but the base trim (Cherokee Latitude).
With FWD, all four trims come with Uconnect 4 (4C with Navigation on the Cherokee Overland), with the main difference being the size of the touchscreen display; a 7-inch display on the Cherokee Latitude and Latitude Plus, and an 8.4-inch display on the Cherokee Limited (optional for 4C with Nav) and Overland trims. Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto are lineup standards, along with Bluetooth integrated voice command. The Cherokee Latitude, Latitude Plus, and Limited trims come with a six-speaker system, whereas the Cherokee Overland trim gets a 9-amplified speaker system with HD Radio – the speaker system is an option available to the Cherokee Limited and Latitude Plus trims.
On a 4×4 drivetrain, the Cherokee Trailhawk and Trailhawk Elite come with the same six-speaker system, but get Uconnect on an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Upgrading to the 9-amplified speaker system is optional on the Cherokee Trailhawk Elite. Both Cherokee Trailhawk trims have the option to opt-in for Uconnect 4C with navigation and HD Radio.
Safety Features and Warranty
In the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, consumers will find many standard features, including – an advanced multistage front airbag system with supplemental airbags all around the cabin, stability and traction control systems, an enhanced accident response system, a ParkView rear backup camera, and a LATCH-ready child seat anchor system. Some advanced and automatic safety features available are blind spot and cross path detection, LaneSense lane departure warning, full-speed collision warning with crash mitigation, keyless passive entry with enter-n-go technology, a security alarm, and a remote start system.
All Jeep vehicles are covered by a 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for five years or 100,000 miles.