2020 Jeep Cherokee

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2020 MODEL
$25,740 - $38,495

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2020 Jeep Cherokee Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: March 9, 2020
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The Jeep Cherokee has always been one of the most renowned SUVs in its segment especially for its tremendous off-road abilities along with its impressive practicality traits. People, however, expect more from Jeep in terms of what they add next to their Compact SUV and Jeep hasn't disappointed.

For 2020, Jeep has introduced a refreshed version of the Cherokee which adds a New Engine, Suspension Tweaks and Features updates. The 2020 Jeep Cherokee starts at just $25,240 for the base Latitude FWD Trim and goes over $38,000 for the Top of the Line 4WD Overland Trim.

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Pros

Well-Tuned suspension setup

Intuitive infotainment system

Superb off-road ability

Premium in-cabin feel

Plethora of standard safety features

Multiple engines to choose from

Cons

Below average MPG figures

Low cargo capacity

Underperforming base 2.4L engine

What's New?

New Steptronic automatic transmission

Rear Camera now standard across the lineup

Paddle Shifters now available


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25045

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

118 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

144 cu.in.

horsepower

180 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

171 lbs.-ft @ 4600 rpm

transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.7/63.1

dimensions

wheelbase

106.2 in.

length

182 in.

width

73.2 in.

height

65.7 in.

curb weight

3655 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

38.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

54.9 cu ft.

towing capacity

2000 lbs.

payload capacity

1000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/31 mpg

highway range

489.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.



Styles

 2020 Jeep Cherokee in Billet Metallic Clearcoat color  2020 Jeep Cherokee in Bright White Clear Coat color  2020 Jeep Cherokee in Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat color  2020 Jeep Cherokee in Firecracker Red Clearcoat color  2020 Jeep Cherokee in Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat color  2020 Jeep Cherokee in Hydro Blue Pearlcoat color
Billet Metallic Clearcoat

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Ratings

Features

8.8

Engine And Performance

7.6

Interior

8.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Latitude

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$25,740 - $27,240


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $27,240 MSRP (21/24/29) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $25,740 MSRP (22/25/31) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus

Latitude Plus

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$27,395 - $28,895


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Latitude Plus 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $27,395 MSRP (22/25/31) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
Latitude Plus 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $28,895 MSRP (21/24/29) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Cherokee Altitude

Altitude

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$28,390 - $29,890


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Altitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $28,390 MSRP (22/25/31) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $29,890 MSRP (21/24/29) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Cherokee Altitude Limited Edition

Altitude Limited Edition

power
TBD
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$28,585


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Altitude Limited Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $28,585 MSRP TBD 3.2 L, V-6,
TBD TBD TBD

 2020 Jeep Cherokee Upland

Upland

power
271 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$30,620


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Upland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $30,620 MSRP (19/22/27) 271 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.2 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Cherokee Limited

Limited

power
271 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$31,350 - $34,595


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $34,595 MSRP (19/22/27) 271 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.2 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $31,350 MSRP (22/25/31) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Cherokee North Edition Limited

North Edition Limited

power
271 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$31,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
North Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $31,700 MSRP (19/22/27) 271 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.2 L, V-6, regular unleaded
TBD TBD TBD

 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

Trailhawk

power
271 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$34,505


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $34,505 MSRP (18/21/24) 271 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.2 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Cherokee High Altitude

High Altitude

power
271 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
23 combined

$35,090 - $36,390


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $36,390 MSRP (19/22/27) 271 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.2 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
High Altitude 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $35,090 MSRP (20/23/29) 271 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.2 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Cherokee High Altitude Limited Edition

High Altitude Limited Edition

power
TBD
fuel
Gasoline
mpg
22 combined

$35,285


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
High Altitude Limited Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $35,285 MSRP (19/22/27) 3.6 L, V-6, Gasoline
TBD TBD TBD

 2020 Jeep Cherokee Overland

Overland

power
271 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
23 combined

$36,995 - $38,495


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Overland 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $36,995 MSRP (20/23/29) 271 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.2 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $38,495 MSRP (19/22/27) 271 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.2 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Elite

Trailhawk Elite

power
271 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$37,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Trailhawk Elite 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $37,700 MSRP (18/21/24) 271 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.2 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.9

Overall Rating


The Jeep Cherokee gets a lot of its lineage from the legendary Grand Cherokee SUV, which gives the Cherokee a bit of a cult status. The 2020 Cherokee gets a lot of updates in terms of equipment and vehicle dynamics. A new Turbocharged, 2.0L, 4 cylinder motor makes its way into the 2020 Cherokee and delivers power similar to the already existing V6 but it now generates more torque than ever.

All said and done, the Cherokee, despite its favorable specifications doesn't quite match up the sales numbers of a Honda CR-V. However, come 2020, do the new additions in the Jeep add any weight to its stature in the segment? Let's move ahead and find out.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Front Three-quarter View
2020 Jeep Cherokee Rear Three-quarter View

8.8/10
Features

 

7.6/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

8.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2020 Jeep Cherokee Features

8.8/10

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee comes in a lot of Trim and variants with a lot of features and engine option. The base Latitude trim gets a 2.4L Naturally Aspirated Motor while the other get a Standard 3.2L V6 which produces a lot more power than the former. For 2020, Jeep has also added a new 2.0L turbocharged motor that delivers 271HP and 291lbs-ft of Torque while returning a combined MPG of over 23.

Trims

Latitude

Latitude Plus

Altitude

Trailhawk

Price(FWD)

$25,240

$26,895

$27,890

-

Price(4X4)

$26,740

$28,395

$29,390

$33,695

Features

Automatic LED Headlights

Adds/Upgrades these from “Latitude”

Adds/Upgrades these from “Latitude Plus”

Adds/Upgrades these from “Altitude”

 

Fog Lights

17” Alloy Wheels

18” Alloy Wheels

Off Road Suspension

 

Roof Rails

Cloth and Vinyl Upholstery

Gloss Black Grill Surrounds

Active Drive Lock 4WD

 

8 Cargo Area tie downs

4 Way Powered front Passenger Seats

Ambient LED Interior Lighting

Start-Stop System

 

6 Way Manual Adjust Seats

8 Way powered Driver Seat

18” Alloy Wheels

17” Of Road focused Alloy Wheels

 

60/40 Split Folding Rear Seats

Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

Illuminated Entry

Rear Fascia Skid Plate

 

6 Speaker 7” touchscreen infotainment system

Cruise Control with Keyless Ignition

Temperature and Compass Gauge

 
 

USB, Aux Input, Bluetooth and 2 12V Outlets

Satellite Radio and 1 extra USB Port

Rear Reading/ Courtesy Lamps

 
 

Apple Car Play & Android Auto

     

Trims

Limited

High Altitude

Trailhawk Elite

Overland

Price(FWD)

$30,590

$34,490

-

$36,495

Price(4X4)

$34,195

$35,990

$36,890

$37,995

Features

Adds/Upgrades these from “Trailhawk”

Adds/Upgrades these from “Limited”

Adds/Upgrades these from “Trailhawk”

Adds/Upgrades these from “Trailhawk Elite”

 

Powered Lift gate

Sirius XM Radio with Traffic Service and Travel Link Service

Heated and Ventilated Seats

Hands Free Power Tailgate

 

Memory Setting for Driver Seat

9 Amplified Speakers with Subwoofer

All Weather Floor mats

Rear Tonneau Cover

 

Exterior Mirrors with Memory

Infotainment System with Navigation

6 Way Manual Adjust Driver’s Seat

Perforated Heated and Cooled Nappa Leather Seats

 

18” Alloy Wheels

HD Radio

6 Speaker System

19” Alloy Wheels

 

7” Info Display

Bluetooth with Voice Command

17” Polished Aluminum Alloys

9 Speaker Alpine Audio System

 

Dual Zone Auto AC

Gloss Black Roof Rails

Front Suspension Skid Plate

 
 

Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror

Body Color Door Claddings

Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shield

 
 

Napa Leather Upholstery

 

 2 Front and 1 Rear Tow Hook  
 

Heated Front Seats with 4 Way Power Lumbar Adjustment

 

   
 

Heated Steering Wheel

   Underbody Skid Plate  
 

Remote Start

     
 

8.4” touchscreen infotainment system

     
 

Universal Garage Door Opener

     
 

Rear Cross Path Detection

     

We Recommend

The Limited trim offers a lot of premium features for its price and is the most feature friendly option among the rest for the price it's offered at.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Engine and Performance

7.6/10
With three all-wheel-drive systems, no competitor offers the off-road prowess of the CherokeeTheCarconnection.com

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee comes in a total of 3 Engine configurations with the base Latitude Trim getting the same old and dull 2.4L 4 Cylinder motor. It is a weak engine in terms of the power and performance that it occurs and isn’t very responsive to drive as well.

The Next Engine available as Standard is a 3.2L V6 that generates 271HP and 239lbs-ft of Torque. Its way more Punchier in response than the base trim and offers quicker acceleration and towing capacity as well.

For 2020, Jeep has also added a 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbocharged Motor in its lineup as an offering to the customers who want some more power. This Engine may not be standard equipment across all trims but it is a worthy upgrade over the other motors as it offers a massive 295lbs-ft of Torque and MPG figures of 23 in the city.

Models

Jeep Cherokee Latitude suv

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Kia Sorento L

Nissan Rogue S

GMC Terrain SL

Subaru Forester 2.5i

Ford Escape S

Mitsubishi Outlander ES

MSRP

$25,190

$25,190

$24,795

$25,345

$25,345

$26,545

$26,980

$25,795

$26,195

$24,295

$25,100

$25,690

Engine

2.4L i4 Regular Unleaded

2.0L I4 Intercooled TSI

1.5L I4 Turbocharged

2.4L I4 i-VTEC

2.5L I4

2.4L I4

2.4L I4

2.5L i4

1.5L i4 Turbo Gas/Ethanol

2.5L Flat 4

2.5L i4 Regular Unleaded

2.4L i4

Transmission

9 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

CVT

6 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

CVT

9 Speed automatic

CVT

6 Speed automatic

Continuously variable automatic

Horsepower

180 hp@ 6400rpm

184hp@ 4400rpm

170hp@ 5600rpm

184hp@ 6400rpm

187hp@ 6000rpm

185hp@ 6000rpm

185hp@ 6000rpm

170hp@ 6000rpm

170hp@ 5600rpm

182hp@ 5800 rpm

168 hp@ 6000rpm

166 hp@ 6000rpm

Torque

171 ft-lbs@ 4600rpm

221ft-lbs@ 1600 rpm

203ft-lbs@ 2000rpm

180ft-lbs@ 3900rpm

186ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

178ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

178ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

175ft-lbs@ 4400rpm

203ft-lbs@ 2000rpm

176ft-lbs@ 4400rpm

170 ft-lbs@ 4500rpm

162 ft-lbs@ 4200rpm

All the Engines come paired to a 9 Speed Automatic transmission which is very smooth in terms of operation but may take some time of its own to respond, when there is a need to change the gears.

Acceleration

The Base 2.4L Motor is slow to accelerate and respond to throttle inputs, with the sluggish transmission and weight of the Cherokee piling on to the misery.

The Cherokee’s V6 Motor on the other hand betters the acceleration by a significant amount but is again held up by the Slow to respond transmission and the heft of itself.

Models

Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Ford Escape S

Mitsubishi Outlander ES

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 SPORT

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Kia Sorento L

Nissan Rogue S

GMC Terrain SL

Subaru Forester

0-60 MPH

7.6 sec

N/A

7.1 sec

N/A

N/A

7.7 sec

8.7 sec

8.9 sec

7.3 sec

N/A

6.8 sec

9.6 sec

Quarter mile

16.0 sec

N/A

16.7 sec

N/A

N/A

16 sec

16.7 sec

16.7 sec

N/A

N/A

15.4 sec

17.3 sec

Engine

2.4L i4 Regular Unleaded

2.0L i4

2.5L i4 Regular Unleaded

2.4L i4

1.5L I4 Turbocharged

2.4L I4 i-VTEC

2.5L I4

2.4L I4

2.4L I4

2.5L I4

1.5L I4 Turbocharged

2.5L flat4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

7.0

3721

3552

3329

3274

3307

3541

3591

3810

3456

3449

3499

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

7.7

7.3

6.5

6.3

N/A

6.3

N/A

N/A

6.1

N/A

N/A

Understandably, the Cherokee’s motor ranks somewhere in the middle of our comparison table in terms of the acceleration it offers. Had the Cherokee got a fast to respond transmission and a lower weight under its belt, things could have been very different.

Ride and Handling

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee offers a pleasant ride experience even if it doesn’t offer the most comfortable one. The Suspension does a good job of absorbing the less deep potholes and speed bumps with ease. The Big Potholes are where the Jeep’s suspension fails to impress as the lack of damping in the suspension isn’t enough, to sustain those bumps.

In terms of the Handling, the Cherokee surprises with its Sporty handling. The Body roll is well controlled at high speeds or while changing directions. The Chassis feels poised and balanced at highway speeds despite the Cherokee’s massive weight.

Braking

The 2020 Cherokee also comes with a good set of Brakes which perform better than most would expect them to. The Brake Pedals offer good response while not feeling much squishy and spongy in feel.

Model

Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Ford Escape S

Mitsubishi Outlander ES

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 SPORT

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Kia Sorento L

Nissan Rogue S

GMC Terrain SL

Subaru Forester

Brake Front (in.)

13

13.4

12.8

11.6

N/A

11.1

11.7

12.6

12.6

11.7

11.6

11.8

Brake Rear (in.)

11

11.8

12

11.9

N/A

10.2

11.9

12

12

11.5

11.2

11.3

60-0 MPH (ft.)

128

N/A

112

N/A

N/A

115

136

130

N/A

N/A

130

129

The Stopping distance of 128ft helps the Cherokee to tank among the top half of our comparison table in terms of Braking performance while out performing several lower weighted SUV’s.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Fuel Economy

One of the areas, where the heft of the Cherokee hampers its parameters is in terms of its MPG figures. The Standard 2.4L Motor on the Cherokee is one of the most lethargic motor in terms of the rivals and fails to redeem itself in the fuel economy terms as well.

Model

Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Ford Escape S

Mitsubishi Outlander ES

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 SPORT

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Kia Sorento L

Nissan Rogue S

GMC Terrain SL

Subaru Forester

MPG (city)

22

22

21

25

26

26

25

22

22

26

26

26

MPG (highway)

31

29

29

30

32

32

31

29

29

33

32

30

MPG (combined)

25

25

24

27

28

28

28

25

25

29

28

28

Range (city/highway)

(miles)

348/490

337 / 444

330/455

415/498

387 / 477

364 / 448

370 / 459

414 / 545

414 / 545

377 / 479

387.4/447

431.6/547.8

Tank Capacity (gal)

15.8

15.3

15.7

16.6

14.9

14.0

14.8

18.8

18.8

14.5

14.9

14.9

With an overall MPG figure of just 21, the 2020 Cherokee ranks among the lower half of our comparison today. One of the redeeming points for the Cherokee is its Turbocharged 2.0L Unit that delivers an excess of 23 MPG in terms of the overall MPG figures.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Interior

8.0/10
The Cherokee’s Interior materials are a notch above the competition and Jeep has updated the look this year with contrasting lighter colors on lower panels–TheCarConnection.com

Seating and Comfort

The Jeep Cherokee can seat 5 People with the Cabin being easily accessible to most people for access. There is a generous amount of Headroom and Legroom on offer for both the Front and Rear Passengers. Taller Passengers will more so appreciate the good amount of Headroom on offer while other will like the good amount of Glass Area that elevates the roominess of the Cabin.

Model

Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Ford Escape S

Mitsubishi Outlander ES

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 SPORT

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Kia Sorento L

Nissan Rogue S

GMC Terrain SL

Subaru Forester

Passenger capacity

5

7

5

7

5

5

5

5

7

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.4/57.6/41.1

39.6/57.0/40.2

39.9/55.9/43.1

40.6/56.4/40.9

40.0/57.2/40.9

40.1/57.9/41.3

39.7/57.1/41.0

41.2/59.1/44.1

39.5/59.1/44.1

41.6/56.6/43.0

41.2/58.2/43.3

40.0/57.2/40.9

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.5/55.1/40.3

39.1/55.9/36.5

39.0/55.2/37.3

38.4/56.0/37.3

38.5/55.5/39.7

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.0/54.8/39.6

39.2/58.3/40.9

39.3/58.0/39.4

38.5/55.9/37.9

39.6/57.2/39.4

38.5/55.6/39.7

The Seat Cushioning is mostly Soft for the most part while the padding on them being adequate for most passengers. People will also appreciate the Quality of the Materials used for the Seats which adds to the plushness of the overall dull cabin.

Infotainment

Jeep has comprehensively updated the Infotainment System of the Cherokee for 2020. The Infotainment System is one of the Most Intuitive and Responsive Systems in the segment with good graphics and connectivity.

These are the list of Features available from the infotainment system of the 2020 Cherokee

  • Android Auto and Apple Car Play Compatibility
  • 4” Touchscreen Infotainment System with Navigation
  • SiriusXM Radio and Travel Link with 5 years Subscription
  • 9 Speaker Music System with Subwoofer
  • FM/AM Radio connectivity with HD Radio
  • USB and 3.5mm Jack Aux connectivity
  • Bluetooth with Integrated Voice Command
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls

Interior Features

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee comes loaded with a host of features to keep you relaxed on the inside. We have already discussed about the features inside the Infotainment System above and will now be enlisting some of the Important Interior Features.

  • Heated Front and Second Row Seats
  • Front Seat Active Headrests
  • Height Adjustable Front Shoulder Belts
  • Memory for Radio, Driver Seats settings
  • 8 way Power Adjustable Driver Seats and Lumbar Support
  • Leather Seating and Upholstery
  • 60/40 Split Folding Rear Seats
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Start/Stop System
  • Ambient LED Lighting
  • Sun Visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • 12V Power Outlet in Instrument Panel and Cargo Area
  • Dual Zone Auto AC Climate Control

Cargo Capacity

The 29.1 cu. Ft. of Cargo Capacity in the Cherokee is one of the smallest cargo spaces in the entire segment. This reduces to just 24.6 with the rear seats pushed all the way back.

Model

Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Ford Escape S

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Mitsubishi Outlander ES

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 SPORT

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Kia Sorento L

Nissan Rogue S

GMC Terrain SL

Subaru Forester

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

29.1

34.0

37.6

10.3

29.9

39.2

30.9

35.9

11.3

39.3

35.4

29.6

The Cherokee has Split Folding Rear Seats that adds to the Cargo Capacity of the Compact SUV and a Cargo Management System allows handy luggage to be tied down to 8 hooks present in the SUV.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Exterior

The funky, separated lighting that gave the Cherokee a sleepy face is gone–TheCarConnection.com

Design

Jeep got mixed responses when they first showcased the 2020 Cherokee to the public because of the unconventional use of Plastics around the front bumper and the weird design of the Headlamps.

This design however now looks very similar to the Grand Cherokee and that is a good thing. The Rear also has some unique elements like clear lens tail lamps and skid plates that accentuates the character of the SUV.

Exterior Dimensions

The Jeep Cherokee ranks amongst the most compact SUV’s in the segment in terms of its dimensions. This yields it advantages while parking in tight spaces or moving through crowded spaces.

Model

Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Ford Escape S

Mitsubishi Outlander ES

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 SPORT

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Kia Sorento L

Nissan Rogue S

GMC Terrain SL

Subaru Forester

Curb weight (lbs.)

3655

3721

3552

3329

3274

3307

3541

3591

3810

3456

3449

3499

Length(in)

182.0

185.1

178.1

184.8

183.1

180.6

179.1

187.8

189.0

184.5

182.1

182.3

Width(in)

73.2

72.4

72.4

71.3

72.6

73.0

72.5

74.4

74.4

72.4

71.5

72.4

Height(in)

65.7

66.3

66.3

67.3

65.4

66.1

66.2

66.1

66.3

66.3

68.1

65.4

Ground clearance (in)

8.7

7.9

7.8

8.5

N/A

7.8

7.5

N/A

7.3

7.8

8.7

6.9

Wheelbase (in)

106.2

109.8

105.9

105.1

107.3

104.7

106.2

108.9

109.4

106.5

105.1

107.3

Track width (in) F/R

62.7/63.1

62.2/61.8

61.5/61.6

60.6/60.6

62.2/62.2

62.9/63.5

62.8/62.8

64.3/64.7

64.3/64.7

62.8/62.8

61.6/61.8

62.2/62.2

The Cherokee also has one of the Best Ground Clearances in the segment of 8.7inches. This gives it edge over the competition in terms of water wading abilities and lower possibilities of damage to the underbelly of the SUV.

Exterior Features

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee comes with a host of Exterior features that separates it from the competition in terms of the looks. Some of those features include 19” Aluminum Wheels, Off Road Wheel Flares, Roof Rails and more. Some of the other noteworthy features include

  • Automatic Front LED Headlamps with Led Daytime Running Lamps
  • Front LED Fog Lamps
  • LED Tail Lamps
  • Powered Exterior Mirrors with Turn Indicators, Courtesy Lamps, Memory Function and Heating Element
  • Rear Window Defroster with Wiper and Washer
  • Windshield Wiper De-Icer
  • Acoustic Windshield
  • Front Suspension Skid Plate
  • Fuel Tank Skid Plate shield
  • 3 Tow hooks (2 Front and 1 rear)

2020 Jeep Cherokee Safety

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee comes with a good amount of Safety features which consists of 10 Airbags, Anti-Lock Brakes with Electronic Brake force Distribution and more. The IIHS and NHTSA have not rated the SUV yet but the 2018 Ratings suggest that the SUV matches the other SUV’s in its class in terms of Safety Performance.

Some other Safety features include

  • Rear View Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Blind Spot Monitors
  • Rear Cross-Path detection
  • LATCH Child Seat Anchor Points
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2020 Jeep Cherokee Competition

Jeep Cherokee vs Honda CR-V

There is no denying the Fact that the Honda CR-V is one of the Best SUV’s in the segment. It flaunts an easy to understand infotainment system and best in class storage space. The CR V additionally has a rich lodge that offers two lines of seating and has enough space to oblige grown-ups. The Cherokee however is a more practical Off-Roader of the 2 as it offers 8.4” of Ground Clearance, Superb 4WD Setup and a very intuitive and easy to use infotainment system.

Jeep Cherokee vs Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is one of the most Sportiest SUV’s in the segment. The Mazda offers one of the Best 2nd Row Seating arrangement in the class as well. When it comes to the off road ability, both the SUV’s are nearly matched and have potent 4WD systems. The Cherokee however manages to match the Mazda in terms of the Riding Dynamics and the Off-Roading Ability. The Jeep also beats the Mazda when it comes to the infotainment system and its usability.

Jeep Cherokee vs Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox is one of the popular choices for people who want an American Crossover SUV in the market. It offers an Amazing Engine, Great Infotainment System and a Stylish Exterior. The Cherokee however comes with the pedigree of the Grand Cherokee and manages to beat the Equinox in terms of the Off Road Ability and the Infotainment System as well. The Cherokee also has many functional exterior components that aid while doing off road stuff like multiple tow hooks, Skid Plates and a high ground clearance.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Final Verdict

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee has got a lot of updates for 2020, to keep it fresh among the rising heat from competitors. The Standard Motor doesn’t pack a lot of punch but the V6 and Turbo 2.0L Motor pack in a whole lot of punch. It offers good ground clearance and has got some of its SUV lineage directly from the legendary Grand Cherokee. So, if you want a Proper SUV but in a compact proportion, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee is definitely, one of the Top Contenders to be checked out.