2019 Jeep Cherokee

2019 Jeep Cherokee
2019 Jeep Cherokee

2019 Jeep Cherokee


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 22 mpg City, 31 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.4 L Regular Unleaded I-4, 180 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The Cherokee is a compact SUV competing with vehicles such as the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V. Like the Cherokees that came before, the 2019 model maintains the tradition of competitive pricing and strong off-road capability starting at just under $26,000. While the Cherokee and its competitors are often offered with all-wheel drive, the Cherokee offers more aggressive off-roading equipment, such as a locking rear differential.

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What's New For 2019

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee benefits from a re-styled front fascia that aligns it more with the Compass and Grand Cherokee visually but also includes the addition of a turbo-charged powerplant that brings excellent torque and fuel economy. Throw in an improved interior with more space and excellent use of materials and the Cherokee makes a statement in a hot crossover market.


  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 4 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 5 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2019 Jeep Cherokee

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • ParkView Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Radio: Uconnect 4 w/7" Display
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Voice Activation, Radio Data System and Uconnect External Memory Control
    • 6 Speakers
    • Streaming Audio
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 17" x 7" Painted Aluminum
    • Tires: 225/60R17 BSW All Season
    • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Black Rear Bumper
    • Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Fender Flares
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum/Composite Panels
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
    • Front License Plate Bracket
    • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Roof Rack Rails Only
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Front Fog Lamps
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
  • Interior Features
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Voltmeter, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Temperature, Transmission Fluid Temp, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Compass
    • Valet Function
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Manual Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Vinyl Door Trim Insert
    • Urethane Gear Shifter Material
    • Cloth Bucket Seats
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Smart Device Integration
    • Covered Dashboard Storage, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
    • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
    • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
    • Sentry Key Engine Immobilizer
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • 6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
    • 6-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
    • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Cloth Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.4L I4 Zero Evap M-Air w/ESS
    • Transmission: 9-Speed 948TE Automatic
    • 3.734 Axle Ratio
    • Normal Duty Suspension
    • GVWR: 5,050 lbs
    • 50 State Emissions
    • Transmission w/Autostick Sequential Shift Control and Oil Cooler
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • Engine Oil Cooler
    • 700CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 160 Amp Alternator
    • Stop-Start Multiple VSM System
    • Towing Equipment -inc: Trailer Sway Control
    • 1000# Maximum Payload
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 15.8 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
    • Upfitter Switches

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - 4-Wheel Disc
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.6
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 41.4
    • Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 36.1
    • Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 30.7
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 54.7
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 25.8
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 25.8
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 700
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 160
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - EDE
    • Engine Order Code - EHK
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded V-6
    • Displacement - 2.4 L/144
    • Displacement - 3.2 L/198
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 180 @ 6400
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 271 @ 6500
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 171 @ 4600
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 239 @ 4400
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 106.5
    • Length, Overall (in) - 182
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 73.2
    • Height, Overall (in) - 65.7
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62.7
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 63.1
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 15.8
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 128
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.4
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.1
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.6
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 53.8
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.5
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 40.3
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55.1
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 49.9
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 25
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 23
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 22
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 20
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 31
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 29
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 37.6
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Jeep Cherokee
    • Body Style - Sport Utility
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - TRA
    • Rear Tire Order Code - TRA
    • Spare Tire Order Code - TBC
    • Spare Tire Order Code - TBB
    • Front Tire Size - P225/60TR17
    • Rear Tire Size - P225/60TR17
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
    • Spare Tire Size - Full-Size
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 2000
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 200
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 2000
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 200
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 2000
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - DFH
    • Trans Type - 9
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.71
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.84
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.91
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.38
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.81
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.81
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.73
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.25
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.70
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.58
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.0
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.7
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3590
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3710
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Full-Size
    • Front Wheel Material - Steel
    • Rear Wheel Material - Steel
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

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  • PT6
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Dormant until its 2014 revival, Cherokee is a name that has a special place in Jeep history as the vehicle that essentially launched the sport-utility boom back in 1974. Prior to the Cherokee most SUVs were either Jeeps (CJ5, CJ7) or rugged wagons designed to perform in unpaved terrain (think Ford Bronco).

The original Cherokee was a game-changer. Cherokees began showing up in suburban driveways and supermarket parking lots, owned or at least driven by women. The phenomenon did not go unnoticed by the rest of the industry. Chevrolet soon responded with the Blazer II, Ford with the Bronco II, and it was game on.

For 2019, the latter day Cherokee gets an extensive refurbishing. Though the updates don’t extend to the basic architecture (chassis dimensions carry over from the 2014 revival) the exterior has been restyled, the interior is a little more upscale, cargo capacity makes an incremental gain, the engineers have pared as much as 150 pounds from curb weights (depending on model), there’s a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine option, and a new turbodiesel on the horizon.

Basics: like every Jeep but the Wrangler, the Cherokee is a unitbody (the frame and body are unitized), basically a front-wheel drive design with the option of four-wheel drive. It competes with compact crossovers such as the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.

And of course as with any Jeep, off-road competence is part of the deal, particularly in the Trailhawk model.

The standard engine continues to be a 2.4-liter SOHC four-cylinder, 180 horsepower, 170 pound-feet of torque, and the traditional upgrade continues to be the equally familiar 3.2-liter V6 (271 hp, 239 lb-ft). Shared with the new Jeep Wrangler, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four (270 hp, 295 lb-ft) also joins the option list. All three engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, and two levels of four-wheel drive are available.

Despite the turbo’s big edge in torque, the V6 is the towing champ, rated up to 4500 pounds. The turbo maxes out at 4000 pounds.

All three engines have stop/start technology. The 2.4-liter four and 3.2-liter V6 run on regular fuel, while the new turbocharged 2.0-liter requires premium.

EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2019 Cherokee: 23/31 mpg City/Highway, or 26 mpg Combined with the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine and front-wheel drive, 21/29/24 mpg with all-wheel drive; 22/31/25 mpg for the 2.4-liter automatic, 21/29/24 with all-wheel drive. The 3.2-liter V6 rates 20/29/23 mpg. A Trailhawk 4WD V6 is rated 18/24/21. The turbocharged engine requires Premium gasoline. The 2.4-liter engine can use less-expensive Regular. Splitting the difference, the V6 likes at least Midgrade.


There are five Cherokee trim levels for 2019: Cherokee Latitude ($24,690); Latitude Plus ($27,995); Limited ($30,375); Trailhawk ($33,320); Overland ($36,275).

Trailhawk comes with four-wheel drive, the other models come standard with front-wheel drive; Active Drive I and Active Drive II are optional.


There’s no mistaking the Cherokee for anything other than a Jeep (something that’s true for all Jeeps). The seven-slot grille is familiar, but the design team has made it slightly beefier. But the most immediately visible change is the front end lighting layout, which places the squinty new LED headlights (standard on all trims) high with the fog lights below.

The bumper is new, as is the aluminum hood, and the rear end has a new composite tailgate operable by the popular hands-free foot-swipe feature. LED taillights are also new, as is the capless fuel filler.

The Trailhawk front fascia was redesigned to offer an improved angle of approach for tackling abrupt inclines. Its Trail Rated badge indicates the Trailhawk is capable of traversing the Rubicon Trail without sustaining damage.


Updates inside the Cherokee are subtle: improved materials, new color-coordinated decor with fancy names such as Storm Blue (inspired by the Icelandic landscape), and new trim details such as piano black plastic and satin chrome.

The center console has been redesigned and shifted slightly rearward, creating a space for stashing a cell phone near a USB port, enhancing connectivity. There’s also a 115-volt outlet, as well as the latest version of FCA’s Uconnect infotainment system.

Available premium touches include heated and ventilated seats clad in Nappa leather and a heated steering wheel. Approach your locked Cherokee with the key fob and it’ll automatically unlock when you try to open the door.

For 2019, Jeep has designed more volume into the rear cargo area, which expands to 26 cubic feet, wide enough to accommodate a pair of golf bags lying side by side, according to Jeep. With the rear seats folded flat, max cargo is 55 cubic feet.

And a nifty Jeep touch: in Cherokees equipped with ParkSense parking assist, when the system is engaged little electronic images of the original 1941 Willys Jeep appear on the dashboard screen.

Driving Impressions

Our test drives employed two of the Cherokee’s three available engines: The new 2.0 turbo four and the tried-and-true 3.2-liter V6, both paired with the recalibrated nine-speed automatic. While the turbo is rated for gobs of low-end grunt, the transmission’s programming make it reluctant to kick down, and when the turbocharged engine is out of the sweet part of its powerband it’s sluggish.

The V6 fares a bit better in this respect, but the transmission still requires determination of the driver’s part to downshift. Paddle shifters would give the driver more control, but they’re not offered with any of the Cherokees.

On the winding, mountainous Mulholland Highway west of Los Angeles, we found the new Jeep delivers smooth ride quality and is devoid of surprises. It doesn’t rank at the top of its class in terms of on-road agility, however, stacking up as dynamically average among mid-size crossovers on pavement. Transient responses are deliberate and the driver doesn’t have to push very hard to provoke protests from the tires.

It’s a different story when the pavement ends. On a short but severe off-road drive, we benefitted from Jeep’s Selec-Speed crawl control, a sort of off-road cruise control that successfully maintains low speeds, down to about 0.6 mph, no matter how much the vehicle may be jumping around over rocky terrain. We think it’s fair to say that even a basic Latitude model with the Active Drive I four-wheel drive will go places no other vehicle in this class can tackle.


There are many attractive players in the increasingly popular compact crossover game. While Jeep cachet gives the Cherokee an edge versus the competition, it may be hard to see it as best-in-class for everyday driving. If serious off-road use is on the menu the Cherokee holds the high ground. With four-wheel drive, the Cherokee is highly capable in wintry conditions, particularly in the case of the Trailhawk model with its Firestone tires.

New Car Test Drive founding editor Tony Swan filed this report.

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