Test Vehicle: 2019 Jeep Cherokee Overland
MSRP: $24,195 – 37,775, Price as Tested: $41,510
Overall NHTSA Rating: New, Not Yet Rated
MPG: 18-23 City / 24-31 Hwy
Should I add it to my car shopping list? Yes!
2019 Jeep Cherokee Overland Review
|Pros & Cons||Updates for 2019|
|Just plain easy to drive. It goes the way you want it to, stops the way you want it to and turns the way you want it to. That’s not always the case with their competition.||This is the 5th generation of the Jeep Cherokee. The new generation came out in 2013. For 2019 the Cherokee receives mid-life-cycle style and feature updates.|
|Selec-Terrain traction control / 4WD management system is one of the absolute best systems available adding a lot of safety to the equation.||The significant design change is the new front end. The original 5th gen. Cherokee had a pointy, shark/beak like nose which was very polarizing. This new 2019 front end is much better looking.|
|Wonderful center-stack infotainment system & controls. Very easy to use uConnect system.||150lbs of weight savings for better performance and fuel economy.|
|The only real con is that Jeep’s reliability isn’t as strong as a couple of their competitors.|
Q. Should I put the Jeep Cherokee on my car shopping list?
A. Yes! The Cherokee is a go-anywhere, fully capable mid-size SUV which comfortably seats 4 or 5 passengers. Jeep’s Selec-Terrain traction control system is one of the best in the business and will enable you to go places you didn’t think were possible. The infotainment system is also one of the best in the business. It sounds silly to say but the Cherokee is just easy to drive. Everything is where it’s supposed to be and things work as expected and that’s not always the case with some of their competition. Definitely add the 2019 Jeep Cherokee to your car or SUV shopping list.
While you’re shopping make sure to visit Jeep’s website. It’s the best place to go over the various configurations available and also the best place to learn about special finance and rebates available.
My friend Roman Mica from TFLCar talks with Jeep Cherokee Chief Engineer Paul Smith and goes over some of the key improvements in the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee.
|Features & Specs: Jeep Cherokee|
|Vehicle Type:||4-door Crossover SUV|
|Seating:||2 rows, 5 passengers|
|Gas Mileage:||18-23 City / 24-31 Hwy|
|Drivetrain:||FWD or AWD|
|Engine Options:||Tested: V6, 3.2 liter, gasoline, 271 hp, 239 lb-ft torque
New Option: 2.0 Liter turbo, 270hp, 295 lb-ft torque
Available: 2.4L 4-cylinder
|Wheels & Tires:||Overland: 235/50/19 All-Season|
|Towing:||V-6 towing capability: 4,500 pounds|
|0-60 MPH:||7.0 seconds|
|Warranty:||3 yr/36,000 mi basic
5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain
MotorWeek has another take on the updated Cherokee.
To help with your car shopping here’s a copy of the window sticker for our Jeep Cherokee test vehicle. Click the following link to download a PDF of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Overland window sticker.