The 2020 Jeep Cherokee doesn’t follow the around-town utility vehicle fashion as most of the SUV compact class rivals. This model stays on the off-road path. In particular, the Trailhawk version of new Cherokee will conquer the harsh terrains with ease, and in the town, it will ride smoothly as well. Furthermore, the new engine options and redesigned body will definitely be the indication of good news regarding the vehicle’s future.
Surely, the most interesting version of the upcoming Cherokee is the top trim – Trailhawk. This model offers one of the best all-wheel-drive system and features like flashy red tow hooks, and rock-crawling mode. Moreover, the company’s Active Drive Lock is available, exclusively for the Trailhawk trim. The Cherokee also gets an upgraded suspension, an advanced AWD system, and new under-body skidplates.
2020 Jeep Cherokee Changes
The forthcoming 2020 Jeep Cherokee will go through some serious changes. The remodeled front end gets a similar design language as Compass and Grand Cherokee. The cabin is remarkably upgraded with plenty of modern materials. and cargo space is larger as well. Furthermore, under the bonnet of Jeep Cherokee will be a brand-new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.
Also, this compact SUV offers almost 55 cubic feet of the cargo space, and it will be able to take in up to five passengers. That’s a really significant step up from the previous model, but still way behind the segment leaders like Honda CR-V. Generally, 2020 Jeep Cherokee is a perfect vehicle for weekend country trips, as well for everyday city life.
The Michigan-based company will deliver fresh, inventive exterior design for the upcoming 2020 Jeep Cherokee. Before we continue, bad news for folks who liked the old-school look of 3-level headlights. The company decided to say goodbye to this type of headlight, which was around since 2014. The Cherokee gets a new nose with refreshed LED headlights in the thin enclosure, quite similar to the headlights on the Jeep Compass. In the rear end, the taillights are remodeled as well, the license plate is now closer to the tailgate, and the overall look is very slick. Moreover, the old trusty plastic bumper will be replaced with a massive black bumper with chrome trim.
Furthermore. the available color palette for new Cherokee is just impressive. The customers will have a hard time to pick the right color between seven different tints. Available exterior colors are Bright White, Biller SIlver Metallic Clearcoat, Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat, Olive Green Pearlcote, Light Brownstone, Blue Metallic, and Velvet Red Pearlcoat. The Cherokee will roll on 17-inch wheels that come as a standard option, but for higher trims, there will be a special package available. Furthermore, the Trailhawk version gets the more aggressive appearance, with bulky tires, black hood, and tow hooks extruding from the lower-profile bumper. Maybe this compact SUV isn’t as shiny and modern like Mazda CX-5, with all the edges and rough shapes, but new Cherokee is still one damn fine looking vehicle.
The interior of the upcoming 2020 Jeep Cherokee can be described with just one word – classy. The cabin is updated and actually, it is the focal point of the whole redesign and new bright look. The dashboard is gently refreshed with larger air vents, additional soft-touch materials, and larger storage place. Furthermore, the infotainment system is upgraded as well, with a 7.0-inch touchscreen that contains Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. On top of that, the display for the rearview camera, Bluetooth and three USB ports are available as well.
The seats are capped with a durable cloth and nicely padded, and 6-way manually adjustable. Standard Jeep air-conditioning system is part of the equipment, as well as the hill-start assist, rear-cross-path detection, and blind-spot monitoring. The brand-new Cherokee is a 2row/5-passengers SUV with the classical trapezoidal central console. Also, the second row can be folded to increase legroom and if it is folded flat, you’ll get a bigger cargo space.
2020 Jeep Cherokee Specs
Under the hood of 2020 Jeep Cherokee will be a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder powertrain that is able to produce 185 horsepower. However, even the mild throttle can give this engine hard times. So, the major upgrade for this model is the possibility of choice. Now, the customers can choose between the 3.2-liter V6 powertrain and 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine. The V6 engine can produce 271 hp and the 2.0-liter turbocharged powertrain 270 hp.
But, the turbo-4 have the apparent advantage in the torque. This unit delivers up to 295 lb-ft of torque, and the 3.2-liter engine 239 lb-ft of torque. Yet, the towing capacity is better for the V6. This engine can tow 4,500 pounds, almost 500 more than the turbocharged unit. The standard transmission is a 9-speed automatic. This gearbox has certain issues, and it’s slow to respond to the standard engine. Although this transmission shows better results on the V6 and turbocharged engine, we will see if the engineers will keep it, or replace with other, more dependable gearbox. The all-wheel-drive will be available for all three engine types.
Release Date and Price
The new 2020 Jeep Cherokee will have suggested price starting around $26,000, for front-wheel-drive with destination charge included. The upper-trim levels come with a starting price tag just above $28,000, while the Trailhawk model will cost around $35,000. If you want all.wheel drive, it will add an extra $1,500 to the price.
However, the optional V6 engine will raise the sum for $1,750, and the turbo powertrain adds $500 more. The price of new Cherokee is in line with the rest of the compact SUV class vehicles. That includes Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, and Honda CR-V. As a final point, the company announces that the new model will make a debut in the first quartal of 2020.