While most of the SUV compact leaders switch to around-town utility vehicles, 2020 Jeep Cherokee stays in the off-road zone. Moreover, new Trailhawk gets along very well with the rough terrain and in the town provides a smooth and comfy ride. The new engine options and modern design upgrades are definitely a harbinger of the good news regarding the Cherokee’s future
The jewel in the crown of new 2020 Jeep Cherokee is certainly the top trim – Trailhawk. With the cars like these, there’s always some reputation that must be maintained. The Trailhawk offers the first-rate all-wheel-drive system and features like rock-crawling mode and dazzling red tow hooks. Also, the Jeep Active Drive Lock is included with this trim level. To become more capable off-road, the Trailhawk model will have new under-body skidplates, more advancing AWD system, and upgraded suspension. Besides the tough look that this Jeep already has, the Trailhawk model will surely bring better overall off-road experience.
New 2020 Jeep Cherokee Changes
The upcoming 2020 Jeep Cherokee is getting some serious refreshment. The redesigned front end will bring similar visual aesthetic of the Compass and Grand Cherokee to the new model. The interior is notably upgraded with a lot of new, nicer materials and cargo space is a bit larger. Moreover, under the hood, there is a new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The new model will have almost 55 cubic feet of the cargo capacity and will be able to stock up five passengers. That’s a fine improvement from the previous model, but it’s still way behind the class leader Honda CR-V. Altogether, Jeep Cherokee 2020 is a perfect choice for weekend country trips and camping, as well for everyday city life.
2020 Jeep Cherokee Redesign
The American automaker is coming with a freshly cutting-edge design for the new 2020 Jeep Cherokee. Before we go any further, bad news for few of you who actually liked the old odd-looking 3-level headlights. This type of headlight been there since 2014 but now it’s time to say goodbye. New nose with new LED headlights in the slim enclosure will give similar look to the Compass and the Grand Cherokee. In the rear, the taillights are reshaped, the license plate is moved to the tailgate and overall look is neat. The license plate will regret moving because the old plastic bumper is replaced with imposing black bumper with chrome trim. Tough luck, eh? Furthermore, the color palette is impressive. You can choose between seven different tints and decide which one is just perfect for you.
Available colors are Biller Silver Metalic Clearcoat, Bright White, Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat, Olive Green Pearlcote, Blue Metallic, Light Brownstone, and Velvet Red Pearlcoat. The wheels are standard 17-inch and for the upper trim levels, there is a special package available. The Trailhawk model brings more jagged look, with its burly tires, black hood a tows hooks extruding from the lower-profile bumper. Although this compact SUV is not prom-beauty-queen like Mazda CX-5, new Cherokee is a pretty fine looking vehicle.
„Stay classy“ is very likely the formula which perfectly describes new 2020 Jeep Cherokee. The interior updates carry most of the improvements of the glittering visual design. The dashboard is gently revived with larger air vents, extra soft-touch materials, and larger storage space. The infotainment system is upgraded with 7-0 inch touchscreen that includes AppleCare Play and Android Auto. Also, Bluetooth, three USB ports and the display for the rearview camera are available. The seats are 6-way manually adjustable, covered with durable cloth and nicely padded.
Standard air-conditioning system is included, hill-start assist, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection are also part of the package. The new 2020 Jeep Cherokee is a 2 row/5 passenger SUV with the classical trapezoidal central stack. Second-row can be folded to increase legroom space and also can be folded flat, for bigger cargo space.
2020 Jeep Cherokee Engine Specs
The standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine can manage 185 hp but even the lightest throttle can give this drivetrain hard times. So, the big thing on the new 2020 Jeep Cherokee is that you can also choose between 271 hp 3.2-liter V6 and 270 hp 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. The new turbo-4 have a noticeable advantage in the torque, delivering up to 295lb-ft versus 239 lb-ft of the V6. However, towing capacity is better on the V6. This powertrain can tow 4,500 pounds, nearly 500 more than the turbo-4. The transmission is 9-speed automatic, that has some issues and it’s slow to respond to the standard engine.
The much better performance this gearbox shows on the V6 and turbocharged engines. All-wheel drive is available with all three engines. The EPA fuel economy for the 2.4-liter inline-4 is 22/31 mpg city/highway for FWD system and 21/29 mpg for AWD. For 3.2-liter V6 numbers are 20/29 mpg for FWD system and 19/27 mpg for AWD. With Active Drive II system fuel economy is 18/26 mpg and for Trailhawk 18/24 mpg city/highway. And for the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 fuel economy is 23/31 mpg FWD, 21/29 AWD. With Active Drive II and Trailhawk mpg is 20/27 and 20/26.
2020 Jeep Cherokee Price and Release Date
The MSRP for the new 2020 Jeep Cherooke with front-wheel drive starts around $26,000 including the destination charge. Higher-trim levels start at about $28,000 and Trailhawk around $35,000. All-wheel drive adds $1,500 to the price of the new Cherokee. On the top of that, V6 raises the price for $1,750 to the bottom line and new turbo adding $500 more. The price of the new model is pretty aligned with the compact SUV class. That includes Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5, just to mention few of the rivals.
Lastly, as the news on the web is confirmed, all-new Jeep Cherokee will arrive in the first quartal of 2020.