The upcoming 2020 Jeep Cherokee is a very popular and versatile model. It is one of a few compact SUVs that offer a V6 engine. Besides that, Cherokee is offering two more drivetrains. Also, a Grand Cherokee variant is available as well. The 2020 model comes with mid-cycle upgrades and refreshments. We can expect for new Cherokee to arrive later this year. You can count on small but numerous exterior upgrades.
This SUV is available in numerous trim levels. However, Sport trim is gone and Latitude Plus model is now available. On top of that, Grand Cherokee will bring more significant updates. This larger variant will ride on new-generation.
2020 Jeep Cherokee Cosmetic Changes
Current Cherokee model suffered more tweaks than the new model will. However, there is no need for significant upgrades at the moment. The 2020 Jeep Cherokee comes with plenty of premium features and some of them are standard. The attractive LED headlights are standard. Also, daytime running lights will feature the same LED technology.
A seven-slat grille remains and even the fog lights are standard. New wheels are available too. Wheels will change its design and dimensions through the trim levels. A special Trailhawk variant comes with numerous blacked-out features and black hood inserts. Jeep will introduce a couple of new exterior paints.
Interior Design and Technology
The compact SUV offers two rows of seats with a room for five passengers. Interior layout won’t change at all. That even includes the order of the buttons and controls. There won’t be dimensional changes, so the room from the inside remains the same. Comfort is great and the seats are very supportive.
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee adds a 7.0-inch touchscreen unit as standard. The infotainment system is up to date and it supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Cargo area is rated at 54.9 cubic feet with the second-row seats folded flat. Safety will be better now as the base model now offers more safety aids as standard. Higher trim levels are premium in every possible way.
2020 Jeep Cherokee Powertrain
The all-new 2020 Jeep Cherokee offers the same engine lineup as its predecessor. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is standard once again. This engine is producing 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel-drive is standard. Fuel economy is rated at 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. All-wheel-drive setup delivers 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
An optional 3.2-liter V6 generates 271 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is rated at 20/29 mpg with the FWD system. Third engine option is a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit. This four-cylinder turbo engine cranks out 270 horses and 295 lb-ft of torque. You may expect a lower fuel economy figures but that is not the case. The turbocharged unit delivers 23/31 mpg.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review
If the upcoming Jeep Cherokee is too small for your standard, Jeep is offering a larger variant. The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is in the offer as well. This SUV is longer and wider than its smaller sibling. However, it also offers a room for five or seven passengers.
Grand Cherokee offers up to five engine options and the high-performance SRT variant. Arriving Grand Cherokee will be the new-generation model so expect significant upgrades. One of the most significant upgrades will be the new platform. Grand Cherokee will from now on ride on a famous Alpha Romeo “Giorgio” underpinnings. A 3.6-liter V6 is the standard engine and it produces 295 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the SRT model rides on a 6.4-liter V8 that provides 475 HP and 470 lb-ft of torque.
Price and Release Date
The price of the all-new 2020 Jeep Cherokee will stay intact. That means the all-new model will cost $26,000. The price of a fully-loaded Cherokee is slightly below $40,000. On the other hand, the Grand Cherokee variant will be priced at $35,000. Cherokee SUV will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2019.