Tuesday, January 16, 2018

More on the revised 2019 Jeep Cherokee









 The Cherokee lost its original front end. Which was expected.
But it also gained a classier interior. Even though that has not been redesigned.
Instead, trims have been revised. The metal plastic isn't as shinny anymore. And the plastic trims aren't as thick.
Small changes that actually make quite a difference.

Look at the side vents on the 2018 model above.
And the plastic metallic trims round the screen. the console also looks much nicer (Although I am surprised it isn't getting the rotary shifter)

Everything seems a bit more upscale in the 2019.

The new 2.0 Liter Turbo is a new option. With 270HP.
Otherwise the old 2.4 Liter (180HP) and a new 3.2 Liter V6 (271HP) are still on the menu.
What it doesn't get is the new 8 speed automatic.
The Cherokee sticks with the 9 speed, which has been criticized since it came out.
Although now they claim it has been "upgraded". Whatever that means...

On sale in the first quarter of 2018 (which means "very soon")

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking very sharp!

Anonymous said...

While the Cherokee may have lost it's original front end, it wasn't a very good front end. I tried very hard to like it but never did. The Trailhawk was the only bearable on in my opinion. Hyundai did a much better job with the Kona front end than FCA did with the Cherokee front end.

This new one looks way better to me. Way more classy. I would actually consider buying one now.

Anonymous said...

The front definitely looks much better!

Anonymous said...

Too bad they couldn't do anything about that front overhang.

Anonymous said...

I'm very happy to see the split light look gone. THIS is what the Cherokee should have looked like all along! FCA did a fantastic job with this refresh. I'm surprised they are keeping the V6 option with the new 2.0 liter turbo now available.

Vince Burlapp said...

I was thinking the same thing. Their V6 is powerful and very smooth.
But it does seem to clash with the new Turbo.

Anonymous said...

Keeping the 3.2L V6 doesn't seem to make much sense (unless you plan on towing). Since the Cherokee is the only FCA product that uses it, it would have made more sense to drop it and offer the 3.6 instead.

Anonymous said...

It needed to be updated. Particularly on the front. But they should have given it just a little bit of character. Now it looks exactly like the Compass and the Grand Cherokee. A little quirkiness wouldn't hurt.