In 2014, Jeep reintroduced the iconic Cherokee after a 13-year hiatus. Even though sales were decent, many argue that its looks weren’t so great. It seemed as though Jeep strayed away from their classic and successful design. With squinty-eyed headlamps, the 2014 Cherokee looked like it was ready for a trip to the grocery store as opposed to an off-road adventure.
With 2019 right around the corner, Jeep has reportedly stepped up the Cherokee’s game with a more rugged look, an option for a new engine, and excellent on-road handling to go along with the off-road capabilities you would expect from Jeep.
The new Cherokee features daytime running lights and a set of Bi-LED headlamps held within the confines of a sculpted sealed beam housing unit that has external driving lights in the bottom half of the front fascia. The grill on the new Cherokee now has seven slots and sits upright in the aluminum hood, giving a more mature appearance.
In addition, the 2019 Cherokee comes with a back-end which has been completely restyled with an updated bumper, and lowered dual exhaust ports. Jeep is also now providing five new wheel options along with 12 color choices for the car’s exterior.
Once you step inside, you will see plenty of renovations to the Cherokee’s interior. Jeep’s use of new colors and new materials gives the 2019 model a luxurious and roomy feel. The higher-end models come with leather-clad, ventilated, and heated front seats, as well as a heated steering wheel.
Jeep has certainly upped their game on the tech side of things as well. The new Cherokee features the fourth generation UConnect touchscreen infotainment and navigation system, which is available in either a 7.0 or 8.4-inch screen.
With its new 2.0-liter turbo inline-4 engine that has start-stop technology, and the option for three different 4×4 systems, Jeep’s newest Cherokee is a highly-capable off-road machine, complemented by luxurious and comfortable interior qualities.