Jeep Cherokee Named Most American Vehicle by Cars.com
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) vehicles have been earning top spots recently, and Dodge isn’t the only one. Following the 2019 J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study, Dodge landed in the Top Ten list for the 2019 model year. Soon after, another FCA vehicle earned a top spot on the list of another well-known name in the automobile industry. It was Cars.com no less, and they named the Jeep® Cherokee as the “Most American” Vehicle in their American-Made Index for the second consecutive year.
In case Cars.com is actually not a household name for those who are car shopping, here’s the down low on the organization. Leading a two-sided digital automotive marketplace that connects car shoppers with sellers, since 1988, Cars.com informs shoppers by providing them with the data, resources, and digital tools needed to make informed buying decisions. In a digital market, Cars.com connects buyers to automotive retailers and makes the connected digital experience one that can also incorporate the buy and sale of automobiles.
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Cars.com named the Jeep Cherokee – the most capable midsize sport-utility vehicle – as their annual Most American-Made based on their American-Made Index (AMI). Now going on its second consecutive year of earning such recognition, some may wonder what makes the Jeep Cherokee any more American than the Jeep Wrangler that started it all. The AMI takes into account five major factors when measuring the economic impact of a given model: assembly location, domestic-parts content as determined by the American Automobile Labeling Act, engine sourcing, transmission sourcing, and factory jobs provided by each automaker’s U.S. plants.
Ah, so that’s what they mean by “American”. The Jeep Cherokee is manufactured at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois and provides plenty of competition in the largest SUV segment in the United States. With more than 2 million sales annually, the Jeep Cherokee is doing plenty fine.
“As we approach the Fourth of July holiday, we are especially pleased to celebrate Cherokee’s place as the most American vehicle on Cars.com’s American-Made Index for the second consecutive year…We salute the dedicated employees who build the Cherokee, the most capable midsize SUV on the planet, as well as all the loyal Jeep owners who drive it.” – Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – North America.
For 2019, the Jeep Cherokee returns with a refreshed fascia, lightweight hood, and LED headlamps that help complete the new look. With three powertrains available, consumers can get behind the wheel of an SUV powered by a 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir four-cylinder engine, the 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 engine, or the new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, able to offer 270 horsepower when equipped with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The turbo engine can also generate an impressive 295 lb-ft of torque for towing capabilities that match its power. That, and 31 mph on the highway.
Offering a new standard for technology, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee comes standard with a six-speaker system, 7.0-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capabilities, Bluetooth with voice command, and Uconnect 4. Wow! Jeep must be changing some things with all of those great tech features available from the base trim up.
Starting at $25,490 (plus destination fee), the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a great deal. Come find your new Jeep Cherokee at Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.