Most significant changes: More advanced safety features are available across the lineup
Price change: Base Latitude models start $795 higher and the Trailhawk is $560 more; other trims see minor price increases
On sale: Now
Which should you buy, a 2019 or 2020? 2020, but only if you plan to add the optional safety features that were previously unavailable on some model-year 2019 trims. Other than that, the changes for 2020 are mostly cosmetic and not worth the price bump.
Jeep updated its Cherokee compact SUV for model-year 2019 with a powerful new turbo engine option. For 2020, it returns with a handful of small changes, including the wider availability of advanced safety features and some cosmetic enhancements.
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