2020 Jeep Cherokee
Things are different this time around for the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. With more trims and choices, consumers can get the right small SUV for them. With some of the finer amenities standard, the Jeep Cherokee has a wide selection of trims to give some of their consumer class the chance for an upscale SUV. Drive with a little class when behind the wheel of a Jeep Cherokee.
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Engine and Trims
Growing the lineup for 2020, the Jeep Cherokee comes with a number of configurations with two drivetrains (front-wheel drive/FWD and 4×4) and three engines. If consumers choose a Cherokee with FWD, the trim choices are a 2020 Jeep Cherokee Latitude, Latitude Plus, Altitude, Limited, and High Altitude. If choosing 4×4, the following trims open up on the 2020 Jeep Cherokee – Upland, Trailhawk, Trailhawk Elite. On FWD, a 2.4-liter Inline Four-Cylinder Zero Evap MultiAir Engine with Electric Start/Stop technology is the standard engine on the Latitude through the Limited, and up to the Altitude trim on a 4×4 drivetrain.
Optional on those trims, and standard on the High Altitude with either drivetrain, is a 3.2-liter V6 24-valve engine with VVT, able to generate 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also standard on the Upland, Trailhawk, and Trailhawk Elite; on a 4×4 drivetrain, the Limited trim comes standard with this engine. Optional on all trims but the Latitude and Upland is a 2.0-liter DOHC turbocharged engine that can generate 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
Towing and 4×4
This year, it doesn’t really make a difference what engine the 2020 Jeep Cherokee has if towing capability is the main reason for purchasing this small SUV. Every 2020 Jeep Cherokee trim has a 2,000-pound towing capacity on FWD and a best-in-class 4500-pound towing capacity on 4×4. It comes down to the drivetrain.
Because this is the Cherokee, don’t expect any extreme 4×4 systems. Still, on the Trailhawk and Trailhawk Elite trims, consumers will find Active Drive II. This system encompasses its sibling, Active Drive I, able to send torque to all four wheels when driving conditions call for it, such as one wheel slipping or losing traction. In addition, Active Drive II adds a low range and neutral mode for added capability, and Active Drive Lock 4×4, which includes a mechanical rear axle lock and the exclusive Rock mode for the Selec-Terrain Traction Management system.
Many of the same standard features return for the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. Regardless of trim, consumers will find automatic on/off headlamps, LED daytime running headlamps, fog lamps, high beams, and tail lamps, and heated exterior mirrors. An option for automatic high beam headlamps control can be found on the Limited and High Altitude trims. A full sunroof is optional on all trims. All trims but the Latitude and Upland come with exterior mirrors that have supplemental turn signals. The 2020 Jeep Cherokee may ride on 17-, 18-, or 19-inch wheels with various designs and tires depending on the trim and options chosen.
As usual, Jeep keeps things pretty tame with their vehicles until the high-tier trims. Features like automatic temperature control (standard on Trailhawk), a power liftgate, a heated steering wheel, and heated front seats can only be found on the Limited, High Altitude, and Trailhawk Elite trims. Only the Trailhawk Elite comes with ventilated seats. There are a number of standard interior features however, including: a rear 40/60 split-folding seat, rear seat heat ducts, and cargo tie-down loops. Ambient LED interior lighting, a leather-wrapped shift knob, and a leather wrapped steering wheel can be found on all trims past the base Latitude.
Jeep doesn’t make it too hard for consumers to enjoy themselves in the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. Uconnect 4 comes standard on a 7-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, integrated Bluetooth voice command, and a six-speaker system. Steering wheel-mounted controls are standard on all but the base Latitude (optional), and Uconnect 4C is optional on the Trailhawk, Limited, and Trailhawk Elite trims, standard on the High Altitude trim. The Trailhawk, Limited, and Trailhawk Elite trims also get an 8.4-inch touchscreen display (standard on the High Altitude with Uconnect 4C).
Safety Features and Warranty
Consumers will find many standard features on the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, such as 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. There are also some advanced and automatic safety features available on select trims, including blind spot and cross path detection, lane departure warning plus, full-speed collision warning with crash mitigation, keyless passive entry, 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.