Detroit Auto Show is lucky to see the newly revamped 2019 Jeep Cherokee, and based on the images initially released back in December, the updated model’s design seems to be more appealing compared to the earlier crossover.
Making a change that will not upset fans, Jeep removed the current model’s odd front fascia, such as the weird headlights, and replaced it with a more appealing and traditional design. This time, there is a pair of sleek looking new headlights with a shape that resembles the ones from Jeep Compass.
The rear part also has apparent changes. The most notable is the different taillights complete with LED accents, the revised tailgate, as well as the blacked out bumper. The new look is made complete with the roof rails.
Under the hood, three different engines are available for 2019 Jeep Cherokee. Its entry level is going to have a 2.4 L Tigershark inline-four complete with 180 horsepower. The new addition to this range is the 2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder from all-new Wrangler which delivers the powerful 295 pound feet of torque and 270 HP. Finally, there is the familiar 271 horsepower of the brand with 3.2 L Pentastar V6.
Aside from having the highest torque out of these three, the 2.0 L turbo adopts a stop-start technology, direct injection, and the lightweight materials in camshafts and pistons for improved fuel economy. The figures for EPA are still going to be released.
There are at least 3 trim levels that are going to be released, the Trailhawk, Overland, and Latitude. The Latitude trim is going to be the most budget-friendly. If you want to amp up things, both the Trailhawk and Overland variants are going to be more expensive when optioned with several accessories.
It is expected that the 2019 Cherokee will hit the dealerships in the US in the next few months.