2018 Jeep CherokeeChange Year or Vehicle
of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Refined ride
- V-6 power
- Steering feel
- Uconnect 8.4 multimedia system
- Roomy cabin
- Sliding, reclining rear seat
- Sometimes-clunky nine-speed transmission
- Transmission slow to kick down
- Brake-pedal feel
- Blurry backup camera image
- Navigation system's map graphics
- New Latitude Plus trim level available
- Five-seat compact SUV
- Four-cylinder or V-6 power
- Nine-speed automatic transmission
- Three four-wheel-drive systems available
- Automatic emergency braking available
Just one week after the updated 2019 Jeep Cherokee made its debut at the 2018 Detroit auto show, I got the chance to get behind the wheel to see how those changes translate to the road.
Our preview has a more detailed rundown of the 2019 Cherokee's changes, which are comprehensive. The exterior styling has been reworked to make the Cherokee appear more conventionally Jeep-esque, similar to the Compass and Grand Cherokee. There is also updated technology, improved cabin materials and a brand-new optional engine.
The changes are nice, but what held the previous model back in my mind was value. It was just too expensive to compete with like-sized and -featured competitors. Along with a chance to get behind the wheel, Jeep also announced pricing for the Cherokee's five trim levels (Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Overland and Trailhawk).
The Cherokee's most exciting addition is under the hood. Joining the two carryover engines from last year is a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (out of the Alfa Romeo Giulia) that makes 270 horsepower and 295 pounds-feet of torque. The other two engines are a 180-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder making 171 pounds-feet of torque and a 271-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 making 239 pounds-feet of torque. All three engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
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EXCELLENT IN ALL WAYS
THIS CAR IS ABSOLUTELY THE TOP OF THE LINE FOR ME. IT IS NOT TO BIG OR TO SMALL. IT IS JUST RIGHT AND I LOVEEE ALL OF THE GADGETS ON THE PANEL. NOW ALL I HAVE TO DO IS LEARN HOW TO USE THEM THE VIDEOS ... Read full review
Very well equiped SUV
I was surprised how much pep it had, the interior is well designed and the equipment great. I love the U Connect system with bluetooth etc. Easy to park with the all around viewing on the screen and ... Read full review
The 2018 Jeep Cherokee currently has 0 recalls
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
24-hour roadside assistance, Carfax vehicle history report, rental car and 24-hour towing, and first day rental
7 years / 100,000 miles7 years/100,000 mile warranty on all certified vehicles
Under 5 years / 75,000 milesVehicles receive a 125 point inspection and reconditioning.