The 2019 Jeep Cherokee sport utility vehicle has a well-rounded lineup of capable trims, including both front-wheel and four-wheel-drive models. With up to eight configurations available, it can seem challenging choosing the right one to suit your lifestyle. Fortunately for Cherokee enthusiasts, this guide highlights some of the top trims we think you’ll find most fitting for a test-drive.
The base trim of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is the Latitude, great for those who want just enough accessories in a $25,240 package. This model starts off with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and nine-speed automatic transmission. Next comes performance-tuned features such as four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and electric power steering plus outer embellishments such as LED lighting and 17-inch painted aluminum wheels.
The interior layout further includes a 7-inch multimedia touch screen, full-length floor console, and foldable reclining rear seat. Rounding out the Latitude are some safety features one would find as fitting companions for any road trip. These include front inflatable knee-bolster airbags, a rear backup camera, and an enhanced accident response system.
The Altitude comes in at a starting price of $27,890 and features the same powertrain as before with the addition of a slightly upgraded appearance. You now have access to cloth and premium vinyl bucket seats, an eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. On the optional side, you have active noise-canceling capabilities and a one-year trial to SiriusXM satellite radio plus an exterior fitted with 18-inch gloss-black aluminum wheels and available power sunroof.
The Limited jumps to $30,950 and offers a nice package of elegant accessories. Those looking for a polished interior can appreciate this trim’s leather-trimmed bucket seats with front heating, updated 8.4-inch infotainment touch screen, and dual-zone automatic climate control. On the outside sits a power liftgate for convenient grocery and luggage hauling and a windshield wiper de-icer for a clear winter weather view.
You’ll also find a handful of available systems designed to improve your Cherokee’s safety performance. These range from a standard security alarm to optional features such as lane-departure warning and full-speed collision warning with bonus crash mitigation.
If you don’t mind splurging $36,495 for the top trim in the front-wheel-drive lineup, the Overland is a great choice for those who want a luxurious ride. It keeps the standard transmission but upgrades to a 3.2-liter V-6 engine. It also happens to boast 19-inch polished aluminum wheels and a foot-activated power liftgate with hands-free functionality. Finally, you have an interior that’s incredibly posh thanks to a wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel and premium floor mats.
Those who prefer a Cherokee specially tuned for off-roading can opt for the Trailhawk, which starts at $33,695 for all-wheel drive and runs well alongside an available 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. It also has the capacity to effortlessly tackle rough trails thanks to a higher-lifted suspension, all-terrain tires, and a 32.2-degree departure angle. Plus, the Trailhawk packs dual red front tow hooks allowing up to 4,500 pounds and finishes off with all-around skid plates to protect your Cherokee’s most critical components.
If you’re in the market for a dependable SUV, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee has the tools and tailoring for both simple and demanding road adventures.
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