Highly Impressed with High Altitude
January 23, 2019
I've owed my 2019 Jeep Cherokee High Altitude V6 4x4 for about a month. I am the type of person who has held on to vehicles for the long haul and typically opted for a well-maintained used vehicle versus a new vehicle and had a been a loyalist to a single manufacturer and never owned a FCA vehicle before. I finally decided to take the plunge on purchasing a new vehicle and I am very happy that I picked the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. As other reviewers mentioned, the 2019 redesign has literally "saved" the Cherokee and I also would have overlooked the Cherokee in prior model years. I use to think of Jeeps as basic and utilitarian, but the 2019 Cherokee feels elevated and premium with the exterior and interior re-design/refinements. Especially if you opt for the Limited, High Altitude or Overland trims there are touchpoints and features which arguably rival some of the luxury brands. In addition, I have also been impressed with my Cherokee's performance. The ride is smooth, my gas mileage has matched the stated ratings and personally I am not bothered by the automatic shut off at stoplights (and for those who are bothered, there is a button to turn it off). In addition,with living in the Midwest, it was important to me to have a vehicle which could handle well in a variety of weather conditions. My previous vehicle had one of the more positively reviewed AWD systems (Acura's SH-AWD) and I thought it handled well, but I must say after recently driving my Cherokee 4x4 in the snow, I felt it handled better. Now, given my length of ownership, I can't speak to any long-term experiences quite yet, but from what I have experienced so far I am optimistic that I will still be pleased with my 2019 Cherokee in the years to come.