2019 Jeep Cherokee

MSRP $24,795 - $38,245

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Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Jeep as a brand has bestowed upon us some fantastic vehicles and the Jeep Cherokee has served to be one such iteration. Although the elder sibling, the Grand Cherokee is the one the most people tend to lock their eyes on, the Cherokee might just be the most underrated vehicle for this manufacturer. In a segment that consists of dignified mall crawlers, the Cherokee offers the consumers to actually experience the Jeep life which genuinely intrigues us.

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Pros

Appreciable Ride and Handling

Legitimate Off-Road Pedigree

Quirky Exteriors

Cons

Steep Price Tag

Lukewarm EPA Estimates

Cramped Cargo Bay

What's New?

Refreshed exterior styling

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay 

New optional 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$24795

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

180 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

144 cu.in.

horsepower

180 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

171 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm

transmission

9 speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

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

dimensions

wheelbase

106 in.

length

182 in.

width

73 in.

height

66 in.

curb weight

3655 lbs.

ground clearance

11 in.

capacity

passenger volume

128 cu ft.

cargo volume

54.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

2000 lbs.

payload capacity

1000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

11.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/31 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Latitude$24,795 onwards

  • 60/40-Split folding rear seatback
  • 7-Inch touchscreen interface
  • Apple carplay & Android auto
  • Automatic xenon headlights
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Height-Adjustable front seats
  • Rearview camera
  • Six-Speaker audio system

Latitude Plus$27,145 onwards

  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather-Wrapped steering wheel
  • Power-Adjustable driver's seat
  • Satellite radio
  • Two extra USB ports

Altitude$27,395 onwards

  • 18-Inch wheels
  • Gloss-Black exterior trim

Upland$29,725 onwards

  • Black exterior trim

Limited$31,200 onwards

  • 8.4-Inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Blind-Spot monitoring
  • Power front passenger seat
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Upgraded driver information display

High Altitude$31,450 onwards

  • 19-Inch wheels
  • Body-Colored body accents
  • Dark gray exterior trim
  • Navigation system

Trailhawk$33,945 onwards

  • Cloth and leather upholstery
  • Hill ascent and descent control
  • Locking rear differential
  • Off-Road-Oriented suspension tuning

Trailhawk Elite$34,195 onwards

Overland$36,745 onwards

  • Cornering lights
  • Driver-Seat memory functions
  • Leather-Wrapped instrument panel
  • Nine-Speaker audio system
  • Sound-Deadening front windows
  • Sound-Deadening windshield
  • Upgraded leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats

Colors and Styles

2019 Jeep Cherokee in Billet Metallic Clearcoat color
Billet Metallic Clearcoat

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.0

Engine and Performance

7.6

Fuel Economy

6.5

Interior

8.0

Exterior

7.8

Safety

8.2

Competition

7.0

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.5

Overall Rating


The 2019 Jeep Cherokee comes in numerous trim options including five main trim options and many other sub trim and special edition options. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee competes with the Volkswagen Tiguan, Chevrolet Equinox, and the Honda CR-V. For its 2019 MY, the Cherokee has received certain updates that are aimed to refresh its exterior while also adding in certain goodies in the options list. Are these updates enough to make the Cherokee enticing? Let’s find out! 


7.6/10
Engine and Performance

6.5/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

7.8/10
Exterior

8.2/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2019 Jeep Cherokee Features

The Jeep Cherokee has had a rather comprehensive line-up of trims and even for 2019, the Cherokee continues to offer five main trim and four other sub-trim options for the consumers which could feel a little excessive. The main trim options offered with the Cherokee are Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Trailhawk, and the top-of-the-line Overland. The special editions and sub trim options include Altitude, Upland, High Altitude, and Trailhawk Elite. The hierarchy consists of the following trims in their respective order:

Trims

Latitude

Latitude Plus

Altitude

Upland

Trailhawk

Limited

High Altitude

Trailhawk Elite

Overland

Price(FWD)

$25,240

$26,895

$27,890

$29,725

-

$30,590

$34,490

-

$36,495

Price(4X4)

$26,740

$28,395

$29,390

$31,900

$33,695

$34,195

$35,990

$36,890

$37,995

Features

Automatic LED Headlights

Adds/Upgrades these from “Latitude”

Adds/Upgrades these from “Latitude Plus”

Adds/Upgrades these from “Altitude”

Adds/Upgrades these from “Upland”

Adds/Upgrades these from “Trailhawk”

Adds/Upgrades these from “Limited”

Adds/Upgrades these from “Trailhawk”

Adds/Upgrades these from “Trailhawk Elite”

 

Fog Lights

17” Alloy Wheels

18” Alloy Wheels

271 bhp 3.2L V6

Off-Road Suspension

Powered Liftgate

Sirius XM Radio with Traffic Service and Travel Link Service

Heated and Ventilated Seats

Hands-Free Power Tailgate

 

6 Way Manual Adjust Seats

Cloth and Vinyl Upholstery

Gloss Black Grill Surrounds

 

Active Drive Lock 4WD

Memory Setting for Driver Seat

9 Amplified Speakers with Subwoofer

All-Weather Floor mats

Rear Tonneau Cover

 

8 Cargo Area tie-downs

4 Way Powered front Passenger Seats

Ambient LED Interior Lighting

 

Start-Stop System

Remote Start and Universal Garage Door Opener

Infotainment System with Navigation

6 Way Manual Adjust Driver’s Seat

Perforated heated and Cooled Nappa Leather Seats

 

60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seats

8 Way powered Driver Seat

18” Alloy Wheels

 

17” Of Road focused Alloy Wheels

Napa Leather Upholstery with Heated Front Seats

HD Radio

2 Front and 1 Rear Tow Hook

19” Alloy Wheels

 

7.0-inch Touchscreen with 6-Speaker Audio

Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

Illuminated Entry

 

Rear Fascia Skid Plate

8.4” touchscreen infotainment system

Bluetooth with Voice Command

17” Polished Aluminum Alloys

9 Speaker Alpine Audio System

 

Apple Car Play & Android Auto

Cruise Control with Keyless Ignition

Temperature and Compass Gauge

   

Dual Zone Auto AC

Gloss Black Roof Rails

Front Suspension Skid Plate

 

Which Trim should you buy?

Trying to decipher the entire line-up of the Jeep Cherokee could prove to be a little cumbersome but if we were to recommend just one trim only, it would have to be the Trailhawk. Not only does it get the meatier V6 under the hood as standard, but it also gets the more advanced AWD system that is coupled with a rear locking differential. The Trailhawk also gets a slew of trail-rated features such as an off-road suspension, couple-inch lift, and all-terrain tires. If one wants, $500 could also upgrade you to the turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but we don’t think that would be necessary.

2019 Jeep Cherokee Engine and Performance

7.6/10

The base 2.4 L Four Cylinder that is available in the Latitude trim is supposed to be avoided like the plague. The 180 bhp and 171 lbs. ft. of torque that it generates feel just too inadequate for the bulk of the Cherokee period. The low torque output also means that the 2019 Jeep Cherokee does feel sluggish even when doing city speeds and overtaking is a chore in itself. The 3.2 L V6 pushes out 271 bhp and 231 lbs-ft. of torque though is a different proposition altogether. The Cherokee feels instantly better off the line as it is eager to move when the right foot is flexed. 

Gone is the choked-up feeling and the Cherokee feels rather great to drive. If one wants an even more exciting setup, the optional turbocharged 2.0L 4 Cylinder which although has a similar 270 bhp output but bumps the torque output to 294 lbs. ft. which is definitely noticeable. The 9 Speed Automatic that is standard is a charm in itself as it is buttery smooth in operation and doesn’t seem to crank even when going off-road. All in all, we would recommend you to skip out on the base engine and all should be smooth sailing.

Models

2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan S

2019 Chevrolet Equinox L

2019 Honda CR-V LX

MSRP

$25,190

$25,190

$24,795

$25,345

Engine

2.4-liter inline-4

2.0-liter turbo inline-4

1.5-liter turbo inline-4

2.4-liter inline-4

Transmission

9 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

CVT

Horsepower (hp @ rpm)

180 @ 6400

184 @ 4400

170 @ 5600

184 @ 6400

Torque (ft-lbs @ rpm)

171 @ 4600

221 @ 1600

203 @ 2000

180 @ 3900

0-60 MPH (sec)

7.6

8.2

8.4

9.1

Quarter mile (sec)

16.0

16.7

16.3

16.0

Top Speed 

164 MPH

156 MPH

130 MPH

155 MPH

When looking at the figures of the lot, it is surprising to see that even the base engine of the Cherokee does have a considerable leg-up when it comes to performance. Although on paper the base engine might seem enough to some, we would still highly recommend you to opt for the V6 instead. The Tiguan might be the slightly more powerful option, but the Cherokee is definitely the one that dominates the speed game. 

How well does the 2019 Jeep Cherokee handle?

The Cherokee can appear to be quite a surprise for many when behind the wheel as it is deceptively agile and sporty. The steering rack is very precise and the Cherokee is quick to switch directions. The proportions of the Cherokee seem to melt away when you start to drive a little spiritedly which is a great confidence booster. Even though the Cherokee is a heavy machine, it surprises with its great and sporty handling.

The Ride Quality is also great by Jeep standards as the Cherokee feels planted on the road with decent suspension over broken roads. The deeper trenches do catch its suspension out but for the most part, the occupants stay in relative comfort. Although a little vertical movement is present, the body roll is thoroughly well contained. The Cherokee is also a good performer off the road and the Trailhawk trim enhances the off-road capabilities very much. 

2019 Jeep Cherokee Braking Performance

Although many Crossovers and SUVs do struggle when braking is concerned, the Cherokee is on the fairer side of the spectrum. The brake pedal feel is predictable and devoid of the usual spongy feel that is common in most high riders. The braking potential is also quite decent as the Cherokee comes to a halt in a sure-footed manner. The Cherokee stops from 60mph at just 116 ft. This is a superb distance and is among the best in the segment. 

Models

2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan S

2019 Chevrolet Equinox L

2019 Honda CR-V LX

Brake Rotors Front

13"

13.4

11.8

11.1

Brake Rotors Rear 

12.6"

11.8

11.3

10.2

Curb weight (lbs.)

3655

3721

3274

3307

60-0 MPH

116 ft

124 ft

119 ft

115 ft

Even with significantly smaller brakes, the Honda manages to out-brake the Cherokee by just a foot making it the better braking vehicle but under practical applications, we doubt if anybody would be able to notice the difference. The Tiguan is the worst performer even while having slightly larger rotors in the front. The Cherokee performs impressively in the braking department. 

2019 Jeep Cherokee Fuel Economy

6.5/10

Even with the base engine which is the most in-efficient of the lot, the Cherokee delivers about average fuel economy figures. With a claimed 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, the Cherokee falls short of the class leaders and even with the most fuel-efficient turbo 4 banger, the combined cycle doesn’t manage to cross 25 mpg which is a couple of steps behind the segment leaders.

Model

2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan S

2019 Chevrolet Equinox L

2019 Honda CR-V LX

MPG (city)

22

22

26

26

MPG (highway)

31

29

32

32

MPG (combined)

25

25

28

28

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

15.8

15.3

14.9

14.0

Range (city/highway)(miles)

348/490/395

337/444/382

387/477/417

364/448/392

Although both the Chevy Equinox and Honda CRV have better EPA estimates than the Cherokee, with the help of a much larger fuel tank it does claim the top spot when the range is concerned. Although the Cherokee would return poorer efficiency, one would still not have to make too many trips to the gas station. The Equinox with a slightly larger fuel capacity delivers the most range and happens to be the best option in terms of fuel efficiency. 

2019 Jeep Cherokee Interior

8.0/10

The interior of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a typical FCA affair on the inside as there is the varied use of hard touch plastics that can be spotted but for the most part, it is an ok affair. Don’t expect luxury touches from the Cherokee’s cabin and you are going to be all set with a rather ergonomic dash and cabin design. The overall design of the interior is pretty well appointed and as one climbs the trim ladder, the plushness does get better as more soft-touch materials are introduced.

The seats provided are also on the wider end which makes them generally very accommodating although at the cost of a little bolstering. The sliding rear seats on the higher ends models provide an extra layer of customization for the rear passengers which isn’t a very common feature. The cabin proportions can also be dubbed highly accommodating since even taller passengers fit with ease. The Cherokee has a considerably lower cargo capacity of 24.6 cu-ft which is much lower than the competition. 

Model

2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan S

2019 Chevrolet Equinox L

2019 Honda CR-V LX

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

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

39.4/57.6/41.1

39.6/57.0/40.2

40.0/57.2/40.9

40.1/57.9/41.3

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

38.5/55.1/40.3

39.1/55.9/36.5

38.5/55.5/39.7

39.2/55.6/40.4

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

24.6

37.6

29.9

39.2

The CR-V and Volkswagen Tiguan manage to annihilate the competition when it comes to the cargo space on offer in the segment. Both the vehicles offer exceptional boot space while the Cherokee comes in dead last. The roomier proportions on the Cherokee are genuinely appreciated but the lack of cargo space in front of rivals could be a deal-breaker for some. Otherwise, the Cherokee is a spacious and comfortable option with a good quality interior. Some of the interior features in the 2019 Jeep Cherokee include:

  • Memory for Radio, Driver Seat 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

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 7 Inch UConnect system on the Cherokee has been refreshed for the 2019 MY and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have been added in as standard to make it that bit more usable. The user interface and touch response of this system have always been great and with the newer update, the system glides through its interface. 

The standard 6 speaker audio system is also very potent and has some appreciable sound quality but the 9 speaker setup on the higher trims is the one that literally booms. The higher trims also get a bigger 8.4-inch display with satellite navigation which is otherwise identical to its smaller sibling. The upgraded driver’s display on the top-tier trims also does elevate the tech quotient of the cabin but it isn’t something that we would deem extremely necessary. Some of the more notable infotainment features are mentioned below:

  • Android Auto and Apple Car Play Compatibility
  • 7" Touchscreen Infotainment System
  • SiriusXM Radio and Travel Link with 5 years Subscription
  • 6/ 9 Speaker Music System with Subwoofer
  • Bluetooth with Integrated Voice Command

2019 Jeep Cherokee Exterior

7.8/10

When it debuted, the Cherokee’s exterior design did receive some mixed reactions from the audience as it is definitely on the quirkier side. As time has progressed, the design seems to have grown on people as more and more manufacturers are incorporating similar facia designs on their newer crossovers. The quirky design does seem to work for the Cherokee’s benefit now as with the newer front-end design for 2019 MY, it does look quite striking.

The exterior of the Jeep Cherokee differs according to the trim and packages are chosen. The wheels on the Cherokee are 17-inch ones in the lower trims and get upgraded to 18-inch ones in the Limited trim while the top-end Overland trim gets 19-inch wheels. The Cherokee is definitely not the most beautiful looking one in the segment, but it has a distinct look that might seem attractive to some. 

Model

2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan S

2019 Chevrolet Equinox L

2019 Honda CR-V LX

Curb weight (lbs.)

3655

3721

3274

3307

Length(in)

182.0

185.1

183.1

180.6

Width(in)

73.2

72.4

72.6

73.0

Height(in)

65.7

66.3

65.4

66.1

Ground clearance (in)

8.7

7.9

7.6

7.8

Wheelbase (in)

106.2

109.8

107.3

104.7

The higher ground clearance available on the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a testament to its much superior off-road performance when compared to the rest. The shorter wheelbase also makes it a tad bit more maneuverable when going off-road which can’t be discounted. The heavier weight is a disadvantage when wading in snow and slush but the Cherokee still shines through due to its more sophisticated AWD system. Some of the other exterior features that make the Jeep Cherokee stand out are as follows:

  • LED Headlamps with Led Daytime Running Lamps
  • LED Fog Lamps
  • Dual rear bright in-fascia exhaust tips
  • 19-inch Polished Aluminum with Hyper Black-Painted Pockets 
  • Acoustic Windshield
  • Front Suspension Skid Plate
  • Fuel Tank Skid Plate shield

2019 Jeep Cherokee Safety

8.2/10

With a 2019 Top Safety Pick Award from the IIHS and a 4 Star Safety Rating from the NHTSA. We are confident to state that the Jeep Cherokee is well built enough to keep your loved ones safe even in case of a tragedy. It comes as standard with a superb set of safety features. The 10 airbags on offer are a highlight when compared to other vehicles on the road and the following active safety features only add up on top of its credentials:

  • Rear View Camera
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Blind Spot Monitors
  • Rear Cross-Path detection

2019 Jeep Cherokee Competition

7.0/10

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

If you are looking for great interior quality, refinement, and overall fantastic on-road manners, one must not look any further than the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Tiguan is genuinely a fantastic machine on the road but the moment you bring into the picture of foraying into the rough lands, the Cherokee sweeps out its competition. Between the two it is more of a choice between your own priorities as one is unbeatable off the road while the other is very sophisticated when kept on the road.

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox offers great value for the average American buyer but its sheer popularity can also be a downside to some. Although the Equinox is a very practical and efficient vehicle, it lacks any sort of character and off-road pedigree which are the core strengths of the Jeep. Choosing between the two, we would recommend you to go for the Cherokee if you have any sort of affinity towards the outdoors but the Equinox should suffice if urban duties are what your next purchase is going to be relegated to.

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is one of the best-selling vehicles in the segment due to its fuss-free ownership experience and family hauler-oriented mechanicals and interiors. As has been the trend, the CR-V is much better than the Cherokee when we take into account efficiency and daily driveability, but the Cherokee’s other side is something that the CR-V can’t match up to in the slightest which makes the CR-V only a one-trick pony that can strut only on the road.

2019 Jeep Cherokee Final Verdict

The Jeep Cherokee is the only option one should consider in its segment if they have any sort of fun activities in their mind. Unlike most vehicles in this domain, the Cherokee manages to go off the road, and also do it rather well! Even when talking about its on-road manners, the Cherokee thoroughly impressed although the interior could do with a little livening up. The Cherokee, therefore, makes for an excellent purchase and receives a double thumbs up from our end!

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