5 Things to Love About the 2019 Jeep Cherokee
The Jeep Cherokee hadn’t had any major platform changes since its revamped 2014 model, but the 2019 model year marks the first significant update. With the revision comes a new-and-improved look, additional powertrain options, added features, and even more cargo space to make the 2019 Jeep Cherokee a viable competitor in the compact SUV market. Let’s rank the added features that make the 2019 Jeep Cherokee the go-to choice when shopping for compact SUVs, here are five things we love:
- The interior of the 2019 Cherokee has additional piano-black finishes, with a larger bin in the center console among other touches that make it a class act. Its design is considered “near-luxury” by a slew of automotive publications and its editors and the 2019 Cherokee consistently ranks among the top spots for interior quality. High-quality leather, accent stitching, and adequate plastic choices that aren’t impossibly hard to the touch are some of the reasons to love the interior of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee.
- Not only is the interior near-luxury, but the cabin of the 2019 Cherokee is also very quiet, especially while on the highway. Those who opt for the turbo 2.0-liter or the V6 engine can rest assured that their inherent power will not be invading the cabin – the engine and gear-step transmission work in tandem to avoid the buzzy nature found in rival compact SUVs with similar features.
- Powertrain choices in the 2019 Jeep Cherokee run the gamut from a standard engine to a new turbocharged one. The base engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that generates 180 horsepower, there’s also a 271-horsepower 2.3-liter V6 engine and the all-new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 270 horsepower as well. The V6 engine we just mentioned is the standard in high-tier trims, while the base models are powered by the 2.4-liter engine instead.
Infotainment systems are hot commodity features nowadays and the 2019 Cherokee steps up to the plate with one of the best infotainment systems in the market. The 2019 Cherokee is equipped with the fourth-generation Uconnect infotainment system that’s enhanced to be fast and intuitive. A 7-inch touchscreen is the standard, but there’s also an even larger 8.4-inch touchscreen that’s optional for sharper images. Power outlets include USB and USB-C ports and a household electrical outlet as well. Uconnect also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto services for easy connectivity and navigation.
Assembled in Belvidere, Ill. the Cherokee is one of the last few vehicles built in the USA. Much of the materials that go into it are also made in the USA. In fact, the previous model ranked No. 1 in Cars.com’s American-Made Index. This study analyzes where vehicles are assembled, how many of the components are domestic parts, where the engines and transmissions are manufactured and how many U.S. laborers the automaker employs relative to vehicle sales. The fact that the Cherokee is American made means it’s got a relatively affordable MSRP $25,490 (plus destination fee) for such a hefty and reliable SUV. Additionally, maintenance and repairs down the line won’t break the bank as the parts are domestic and easier to source if the need arises.
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