2023 Jeep Cherokee
Setting the record straight for what a small SUV can do, the Jeep Cherokee is one amazing example. Able to take consumers off-road and keep the interior up to speed in terms of modern car tech, the lineup has also condensed into two trims to make it easier for consumers to decide and still get a great offer on features. See what’s new for the 2023 Jeep Cherokee.
Avail. Engine Type
The new 2023 Jeep Cherokee lineup is made up of two trims – the Altitude LUX 4×4 and the Trailhawk 4×4. Under the hood of the Altitude LUX 4×4 is a 2.4-liter I-4 engine capable of generating 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. Powering the Trailhawk 4×4 is a 2.0-liter I-4 turbocharged engine, capable of generating 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
Driving and Handling
Standard on both trims is the Jeep Selec-Terrain traction control system with up to five customized driving modes (Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud; Trailhawk model adds Rock). Available 4×4 trims include Active Drive 4×4, Active Drive II 4×4, or Active Drive Lock 4×4, with the Trailhawk trim usually equipped with all three. A 51:1 crawl ratio for low-range traction is possible, and the Jeep Cherokee has a best-in-class max towing of 4,000 pounds. Engineered with an industry-first, the rear-axle disconnect, the power of the engine is transferred through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The fuel economy for the Altitude LUX 4×4 engine was last reported as 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. An EPA for the new 2.0-liter I-4 turbocharged engine (Trailhawk 4×4 EPA is yet to be reported).
Standard features included heated exterior mirrors with supplemental turn signals, automatic headlamps, rain sensitive windshield wipers, deep tint sunscreen glass, a rear window wiper/washer, and side roof rails. The new Cherokee Altitude LUX 4×4 already starts off with premier features, such as LED projector headlmaps, a Gloss Black grille, and 17-inch Gloss Black painted aluminum wheels with 18-inch Gloss Black wheels optional New for 2023, the Trailhawk 4×4 includes automatic high-beam headlamps, auto-dim rearview mirror, a new security alarm, and a universal garage door opener.
Inside, the Altitude LUX 4×4 starts off with black Nappa leather seats, Piano Black interior accents, a 7-inch multi-view, full-color thin-film transistor (TFT), and a heated steering wheel and front seats for added comfort. Both trims come standard with a manual driver and passenger adjustable seats, and a 60/50 folding split rear bench seat and the option of a dual panoramic sunroof. Upgrades include a power adjustable driver and passenger seats, automatic a/c climate control, heated second-row seats, and ventilated front seats, most likely found on the Trailhawk trim.
The standard setup is an 8.4-inch display with Uconnect 4C NAV is the standard. A step up is Uconnect 5. This means both trims come with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities, and integrated voice command with Bluetooth. Also standard is a six-speaker system. Last year, the upgraded system was a premium Alpine speaker system, plus HD Radio, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot could be installed.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2023 Jeep Cherokee comes with many basic safety 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. Advanced features available include as blind spot and cross path detection, full speed forward collision warning plus, lane departure warning plus, Parksense rear park assist with stop; and Park & Unpark Assist with Stop, push button start, and remote proximity keyless entry.
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.