New 2019 Jeep Cherokee Highlights and Changes


Among the many SUVs available on the market, few have gathered a following as strong as Jeep’s Cherokee brand. A bold decision to change the iconic headlamps backfired and this new image shows Jeep has refreshed the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. Now a distinctly different design has transformed various areas both inside and out of this beloved vehicle.

New Engine + Upgrades

With a brand new engine choice, the 270 horsepower, 2.0-litre turbo four engine, owners will have another option with an engine that boasts strong performance for a vehicle that maintains its unique power, stylish comfort and off road capabilities. This engine pairs with the TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission, which has revamped software to allow for more refined shifting while driving.

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee maintains independent suspension with three different 4×4 systems available for the newest Cherokee version. A lighter vehicle overall, Jeep finds ways to continue shaving off weight, while making the vehicle just as powerful. While the knowledge of the towing capacity of the 2.0-Turbo engine is unknown, the V6 engine allows up to 4,500 pounds of towing capacity.

Further Design Upgrades

Starting with the front of the vehicle, the headlights have changed immensely, returning back to their original elongated and wider look and going away from the narrow, smaller headlamp that was on the last Cherokee model design.

The new 2019 Jeep Cherokee also receives design changes to the rear of the vehicle by moving the license plate from the bumper to the liftgate, adding updated taillights. The taillights have stayed in the same spot, but now have a small underline light under them. Other changes include updating the exhausts tips while refreshing the rest of the front of the vehicle a further upright hood that creates a smooth look from front to back of the entire 2019 Jeep Cherokee.

Aside from changes made to the headlights and the small changes to the rear of the vehicle, the new 2019 Cherokee design is fairly similar to the last Cherokee design, which first came out in 2013. This new generation has come a long way with an even sleeker, modern design that should continue to attract customers.

Modern Tech Interior

The interior also has been revamped. Less plastic is noticeable inside the cabin space. Not much more space was added the interior, but a better infotainment system is a welcomed upgrade. The new available 7-or 8.4-inch touchscreen that uses the latest UConnect system responds faster to users, which offers a much better user experience. Finally adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionalities, 2019 Jeep Cherokee owners will enjoy more standard modern amenities.

When Will the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Arrive?

Though the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is still not available yet, Miami Lakes Automall is stocked up with 2018 Jeep Cherokees. Stop by and visit us to test drive any of the vehicles we carry. Our professional staff is knowledgeable, courteous and can’t wait to help you take home your very own Jeep.

If you’re not in the market for a new vehicle, but have any vehicle problems you’d like help with, don’t wait to make the right choice by choosing our team to help out. Our service center is open seven days a week to help everyone get their vehicle serviced and have you back on the road safely.

Miami Lakes Automall Jeep Adventure Reality App

Build a Jeep with the New Jeep Adventure App

Miami Lakes Automall Jeep Adventure Reality App

Are you ready for your own Jeep® adventure? Ready to take an off-road trip and do some rock crawling? Or how about hopping in the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL and hitting the beach? Ever since its debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, off-road enthusiasts have been itching to build and take a ride in their very own Jeep Wrangler JL. Still in production, this off-road warrior may not hit dealership showrooms soon, but that doesn’t mean potential buyers and lessees can’t start building their own. It may just not be in the conventional sense.

The All-New Jeep Adventure Reality App

When a customer wants to build a vehicle, the process is relatively simple. Go to the dealership website, choose what model to build, choose the trim level, engine options if available, the paint job and interior color, a package to spruce it up if available, maybe some aftermarket accessories, and that’s it. Straightforward, and the most the customer gets is a digitally-rendered image of what their new car will look like. Not very flashy.

What if that customer could see what that same vehicle will look like in their driveway? Or on a dirt road? Or even hop into the driver’s seat without leaving their couch? All of that is possible with the Jeep Adventure Reality App.

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What Does Jeep’s Trail Rated Badge Mean?

2018 Jeep Cherokee Capability Trail Rated

Trail Rated Jeeps first were introduced in 2004 to signify which Jeep vehicles were trail worthy, according to strict Jeep specifications. Among the five criteria each vehicle is rigorously tested and evaluated by includes vehicle traction, maneuverability, ground clearance, water fording and off road articulation.
The only vehicles holding a Trail Rated status currently are the Jeep Wrangler, Compass, Renegade, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. Jeep has since established with the help of their Nevada Automotive Test Center, which vehicles earn the right to be Trail Rated. While many drivers never imagine taking their vehicles off-road, that’s not going to be the experience for owners of a Trail Rated Jeep vehicle.

Jeep Trail Rated 4×4 vehicles are able to overcome bad weather with their superior traction. Their unique maneuverability is due to precise steering and optimized wheels bases that allow drivers to navigate their way effectively. No matter the terrain, they can push ahead.
Even with water in your path, a Jeep Trail Vehicle can go ahead. Water fording is the ability of a Jeep Trail Rated vehicle to plunge ahead through up to 19-30 inches of water. Carry on over large puddles and creeks in your way.

Tested in areas of the frigid cold and rocky area of Northern Michigan that many other vehicles wouldn’t dare try to conquer, Jeep Trail Rated vehicles are certified. These vehicles have the ground clearance and ability to go over hills, uneven terrain and rocks, tree stumps and more without damaging the undercarriage of your vehicle. Maximum vehicle suspension helps allow for a Jeep vehicle to handle each rocky off-road adventure.

Understanding why a Jeep owner loves their Jeep, proud Jeep owners embrace all a Jeep provides. For many, that Trail Rated badge symbolizing what makes owning a Jeep so much fun as not every vehicle on the market offers the versatility and capabilities of a Jeep vehicle.

Rush over to Miami Lakes Automall to experience with a full scale test-drive with any of the Jeep Trail Rated vehicles we have available. You won’t regret your great experience with our friendly and knowledgeable staff and our line-up of fully capable Jeep vehicles.

Differences and Similarities: Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and Durango SRT

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The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and Durango SRT are two powerful luxury SUVs with great features and enough engine power to satisfy anyone. So which one is for you? Let’s compare these two vehicles to see if one meets your needs better than the other. If you want to get a closer look and take them both for a test drive, both models are available at Miami Lakes Automall.

With a starting MSRP of $62,995 (plus destination fee), the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT provides a 475-hp 6.4-liter HEMI V-8, with all wheel drive (AWD) through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Complete with gaping front air intake, 20-inch wheels and 4-inch tailpipes, the Durango SRT has an aggressive muscle-car inspired look that matches its roaring strong HEMI engine.

Though the Dodge Durango SRT is powerful, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has an even stronger engine. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has a starting MSRP of $85,900 (plus destination fee) and it is equipped with a 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine that provides up to 707-horsepower. Thanks to the powerful engine, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has an incredible 0-60 mph acceleration time of just 3.5 seconds and it completes a quarter-mile in a mere 11.6 seconds. Not bad for a midsize SUV.

One reason for consumers to pick one model over the other is seating capacity. The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT can seat the driver and six passengers and the Jeep Grand Cherokee is only suitable for five passengers plus driver.

Leather interior comes standard for both vehicles, as most luxury vehicles will include, but the finish is what makes both brands quite nice. The SRT Interior Appearance package provides rich painted accents, micro suede headlines, carbon-fiber trim and an impressively stitched dashboard cover; a first for any Durango model.

Buyers looking for a performance SUV that also has great towing capabilities may be more inclined to go with the Durango SRT. While the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has an excellent maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds, the Dodge Durango SRT has an increased max towing capacity of 8,700 pounds for towing capabilities.

 There’s no doubt the reason you’d want either of these upscale SUVs is to provide a luxurious, powerful driving experience. The place you can go to test one for yourself is Miami Lakes Automall, where you can comfortably test drive a 2018 Dodge Durango SRT and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.