2019 Jeep Cherokee Review


The 2019 model year isn't quite upon us yet, but drivers across the Philadelphia and Delaware County areas, from Center City to South Jersey and beyond, are looking forward to seeing what it will bring. Among the most exciting new models on any given year is the latest Jeep Cherokee. This is a small SUV with a legacy that reaches back farther than almost any other, and it continues to deliver outstanding performance, towing, and off-roading.

New updates are always exciting, but what should Jeep fans expect when it hits showroom floors? Let's check out everything you'll get when the updated 2019 Jeep Cherokee arrives in dealerships this coming fall.

2019 Cherokee Updates

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee sees a number of updates for this year's mid-cycle refresh. It will see a thorough exterior re-styling, including bigger headlights and a streamlined profile. It's also getting a number of upgrades for the interior, including extra storage designed specifically for smartphones. Finally, there's a new, optional turbocharged 2.0-liter engine for those who can't get enough power out of their small crossover.


Just because the Cherokee excels at off-roading doesn't mean Jeep left out impressive automotive tech. Inside this crossover, you'll find a rearview camera and a 7-inch Uconnect® touchscreen infotainment system standard. With Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, it's easier than ever to connect your smartphone to your Cherokee.

The Cherokee's technology isn't restricted to the interior, either. You'll find quite a few handy pieces of tech all over, like xenon automatic headlights that are sure to light your way forward. The Cherokee also comes standard with heated side exterior mirrors, allowing you to clear any fogginess during those cold winter mornings. 

Learn even more in this 2019 Jeep Cherokee Features article 

Interior Space & Comforts

When it comes to interior space in the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, Philadelphia drivers will certainly be pleased. This vehicle offers an expansive cabin with 128 cubic feet of passenger space that can easily accommodate five passengers. Riders in the front get 39.4 inches of headroom and 41.1 inches of legroom, while the passengers in the rear get 38.5 inches of headroom and 40.3 inches of legroom.

The Cherokee even offers 24.6 cubic feet of space for your cargo or materials. The rear seat includes the 60/40 split bench, which can be folded partially to make room for some longer equipment, or it can be completely folded flat to open up the cargo space to a spacious 54.9 cubic feet.

The 2019 Cherokee offers a variety of seating materials and styles with its varying trim levels. It offers smooth and sophisticated upholstery, with options like cloth/premium vinyl and even premium leather with vinyl door trim panel. The Cherokee interior also includes some added comforts like the available heated and ventilated front seats to accommodate for the brisk or hot weather outside.

Learn about the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trim Level Options 

Performance Numbers

There are three engine options for the new Cherokee. The base is a 2.4-liter MultiAir® 2 Tigershark 4-cylinder which gives you 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft for torque.  Drivers looking for more power can opt for the 3.2-liter Pentastar® V6, which is capable of producing 271 horsepower with 239 lb-ft.

However, drivers looking to really push their vehicle further may want to include the new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. This impressive engine puts out 270 horsepower with 295 lb-ft. All of these engines come paired with the 9-speed automatic transmission, which offers numerous gear ratios that result in flawless transitions and smooth accelerations. Front-wheel drive or AWD are available on all trims except Trailhawk®, which is AWD only.

When it comes to hauling, the new Cherokee offers best-in-class towing. The Cherokee, when equipped with its 2.4-liter 4-cylinder or its 3.2-liter V6, can tow 2,000 lbs of materials. When properly equipped with the towing package and the 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder or the 3.2-liter V6 (with 4x4 drivetrain) it can handle up to 4,500 lbs. That's enough capability to carry a small camper, dirt bikes, a speed boat, and much more. No other crossover this size even comes close, so don't hesitate to bring some extra cargo on your next adventure.


As expected, the Cherokee will offer best-in-class off-road performance at the Trailhawk® trim level with Active Drive II and Active Drive Lock AWD, off-road suspension tuning, locking rear differential, underbody skid plates, hill descent and ascent control, tow hooks, increased ground clearance, and a range of other features geared towards trailblazing.

All these features cultivate an off-roading experience you'll only find in a Jeep vehicle. In fact, the Trailhawk® trim earned the coveted Trail-Rated® Tough badge, which is only awarded after the vehicle passes a crucible of off-road tests. The Trailhawk® passed them all with flying colors like only a Jeep can. The Trailhawk® is capable of water fording, handling up to 19 inches of water, and has an expansive ground clearance capable of tackling the toughest terrain in the area.

2019 Jeep Cherokee Philadelphia Accessories & Custom Options

Part of the fun of owning and operating a Cherokee is the accessories that you can include to customize your vehicle how you see fit! For the interior, you've got plenty of Cherokee accessory options like pedal kits, premium carpet mats and all-weather slush mats, cargo organizers, and key covers.

For the exterior, you've got a lot to choose from, like splash guards, side steps, door sill guards, roof racks, and you can even opt for a car cover to protect your 2019 Jeep Cherokee in Philadelphia from the weather and the elements! You can make your vehicle more personalized and an extension of you.

Test Drive the New Cherokee in Philadelphia at Family CDJR

If you're in the Philadelphia, Delaware County, South Jersey, or Center City areas, and you'd like to see the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee for yourself, Family CDJR is the place to go. Stop into our showroom or give us a call today to find out when you can get behind the wheel for a test drive. We're proud to help drivers find the vehicle that's perfectly suited to their lifestyle.

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