2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Jeep Cherokee
While competing crossovers continue to focus their attention on creating a mild daily driver, the Cherokee doubles down on its Jeep roots with a package that can do it all. This Jeep favorite is prized for its ability to offer a comfortable ride around town and also trek through rough terrain. After a thorough refresh for 2019, let’s see what updates this model has in store in this comparison of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2018 Jeep Cherokee.
From first glance, you can tell the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a whole new beast. The model’s new design comes across more well-mannered than the outgoing model. The restyled front fascia draws inspiration from its Jeep relatives with a pair of narrow LED headlights reminiscent of the Compass and Grand Cherokee lineups.
2019 Jeep Cherokee
2018 Jeep Cherokee
|7-inch or 8.4-inch display||Infotainment System||5-inch or 8.4-inch display|
|22 city / 31 highway mpg||Fuel Economy||21 city / 30 highway mpg|
|271 hp / 295 lb.-ft.||Max Horsepower / Torque||271 hp / 239 lb.-ft.|
What Differences Are There Between the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2018 Jeep Cherokee
As you can see, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee climbs in fuel efficiency. A 150-lb. drop in weight is largely to thank for the 1 mpg city and highway increase. A 2.4-liter Turbocharged engine also gets added into the mix, offering a substantial increase in max torque to 295 lb.-ft.
2019 has proven to be a big year for infotainment for the Cherokee. In the 2018 lineup, we see a standard Uconnect 3 system with a 5-inch display followed by an optional 8.4-inch Uconnect 4 system. On the 2019 Cherokee, the standard system gets upgraded in both size and software to a 7-inch Uconnect 4 system. The 8.4-inch Uconnect 4 setup remains the model’s alternate infotainment option.
A few convenience features make a first-time appearance on some Cherokee models as well. The new model year brings an available hands-free tailgate to the lineup. Now standard on all Cherokee models is a set of heated exterior mirrors and a capless fuel filler.