2019 Jeep Cherokee
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is shaping up to be pretty nice. The second Jeep vehicle to sport the all new turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, and with the new Jeep Five-Year Plan, we’re going to be seeing a lot of changes coming to the lineup. Learn more about what’s new by reading on below.
Avail. Engine Type
Active Drive Lock
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Some features of the redesigned 2019 Jeep Cherokee are the same as they were for 2018 Jeep Cherokee models, but there are a lot of new changes. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is available with two drivetrains, and trims vary depending on the drivetrain. The two drivetrains are front-wheel-drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD). 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 consumers opt for the AWD drivetrain, then they will find the same trim lineup with the addition of the Cherokee Trailhawk and Trailhawk Elite trims, which are powered by the V6 engine. The Cherokee Latitude and Latitude Plus are still powered by the Tigershark MultiAir2 engine. On either drivetrain, the brand new engine from FCA is available. It’s a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that 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 4x4 Systems
The above configurations can change the options available to the 2019 Jeep Cherokee in more than one way. When powered by the 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 engine and equipped with FWD, then the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is capable of looking at a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. With the same engine on a 4x4 drivetrain, or the V6 engine on a 4×4 drivetrain, the maximum towing capacity is bumped up to 4,500 pounds. If opting in for the new turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, that has a maximum towing capacity of 4000 pounds.
A 4x4 drivetrain also opens some off-road options. 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.
The style of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is pretty similar throughout the lineup. 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. The real changes between trims shows up with the CommandView dual-pane panoramic sunroof, available on all trims but the base trim (Cherokee Latitude), and exterior mirrors with memory and turn signals that come standard on the Cherokee Limited and Overland trims. Automatic high beam headlamps control is optional on the Cherokee Limited and Overland trims.
The 4x4 drivetrain makes the Trailhawk trims and their options available. Aside from the standard options seen above, 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.
Whether choosing FWD or 4x4, the interior options don’t change all that much. Standard features include 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, an active noise-control system (available on all trims but the Cherokee Latitude), and reading lamps. Heated front seats (and second-row on the Overland), driver seat/radio/exterior mirror memory, dual-zone automatic temperature control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a powered liftgate, and a heated steering wheel can be found on the Cherokee Limited and Overland trims. 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.
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.
All four trims come with Uconnect 4 (4C with Navigation on the Cherokee Overland). The difference between trims is mainly 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. 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 ( this is also an option available to the Cherokee Limited and Latitude Plus trims). Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto are lineup standards, along with Bluetooth integrated voice command.
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.