2019 Jeep Cherokee Review
Which Cherokee does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Available V6 and turbocharged engines provide smooth and assertive power
- Absorbent suspension smooths out rough surfaces
- Capable and user-friendly 8.4-inch touchscreen on many models
- Trailhawk offers unique off-road capability for a small crossover
- Sluggish acceleration with the base 2.4-liter engine
- Less cargo capacity than other small crossovers
- New exterior look
- New optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
- Upgraded standard infotainment system
- Part of the second Cherokee generation introduced for 2014
Overall rating7.8 / 10
If you want a small SUV that can tow or go off-road, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is worth a look. Thankfully, that look will be much more pleasant this year, too. Jeep has given the exterior styling a much-needed refresh and included some upgrades in the cabin and under the hood.
Beyond the obvious changes to the Cherokee's sheet metal, Jeep has added a few nice interior upgrades, such as a storage bin for phones in the center console and a few upgraded trim options. There's also a new optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that's more powerful than the Cherokee's base four-cylinder and more fuel-efficient than the optional V6 engine. You can read more about it in our 2019 Jeep Cherokee First Drive.
The Cherokee still doesn't offer as much cargo capacity as rivals, and even with the new 2.0-liter engine, fuel economy falls a little short of class leaders. The ever-practical Honda CR-V remains an easy choice for buyers who don't need the Cherokee's particular strengths thanks to its exceptional cargo space and efficiency. If you're going to be spending most of your time on the road, the Mazda CX-5 both feels more upscale inside and is more engaging to drive.
Overall, though, the Cherokee's off-road and towing capabilities along with its 2019 improvements make it a solid choice for a small SUV.
What's it like to live with?
Edmunds' editorial team acquired and lived with a 2014 Jeep Cherokee for a year, putting 22,000 miles on the odometer. We tested the Cherokee's off-road capability, on-road comfort, cargo space and more. There are some differences between the 2014 and 2019 worth noting — the 2019 model received a styling refresh and some interior updates and added an optional turbocharged four-cylinder engine. But the 2019 is in the same generation as our test Cherokee, so many of our observations still apply.
2019 Jeep Cherokee models
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a small crossover SUV offered in five main trim levels. The Latitude is the base trim, and the Latitude Plus adds premium equipment, but you have to go up to the Limited and off-road-focused Trailhawk trims to get standard safety equipment. Finally, the top-of-the-line Overland comes with all the interior and exterior amenities.
Standard on the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. You can also get an optional 3.2-liter V6 that makes 271 hp and 239 lb-ft of torque or a 2.0-liter turbo that makes 270 hp and 295 lb-ft. A nine-speed automatic transmission is standard with all engines. The Latitude, Limited and Overland are available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, while the Trailhawk comes standard with all-wheel drive.
Standard equipment highlights for the Latitude include 17-inch wheels, automatic xenon headlights, heated side mirrors, height-adjustable front seats, 60/40-split folding rear seatback, a folding front passenger seat with a storage compartment inside the seat cushion, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, a USB port, a new 7-inch touchscreen interface and a six-speaker audio system. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration is standard across the range for 2019. There's also a variant for 4WD models called the Upland, which adds black exterior trim and all-terrain tires.
The Latitude Plus trim adds keyless ignition and entry, leather inserts in the upholstery, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Satellite radio is standard as are two extra USB ports. The Altitude variant includes 18-inch wheels and gloss-black exterior trim.
The Latitude Plus has one notable package available, the Comfort and Convenience package, which adds features such as an auxiliary household power outlet, dual-zone climate control, a power liftgate, auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start, and a universal garage door opener.
The Limited trim includes the Latitude's Comfort and Convenience package, and also adds 18-inch wheels, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, a power front passenger seat, leather upholstery, an upgraded driver information display in the gauge cluster, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The High Altitude version adds 19-inch wheels, body-colored body accents, dark gray exterior trim and a navigation system.
These three trim levels all come standard with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder. The turbocharged 2.0-liter and V6 engines are available as an upgrade for the Latitude Plus and Limited trims.
The range-topping Overland comes standard with the V6, with the option to add the 2.0-liter, and has its own 18-inch wheels, unique body-colored exterior trim, cornering lights, sound-deadening windshield and front windows, driver-seat memory functions, a leather-wrapped instrument panel, wood steering-wheel inserts, upgraded leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable passenger seat, sliding rear seat, a nine-speaker audio system, a navigation system and HD radio.
The nine-speaker stereo and sunroof are available as standard features in lower trim levels.
The off-road-themed Trailhawk comes with an advanced all-wheel-drive system (Active Drive II with Active Drive Lock) and also boasts slightly wider 17-inch wheels and all-terrain tires, increased ground clearance, off-road-oriented suspension tuning, a locking rear differential, hill ascent and descent control, skid plates, tow hooks, unique exterior trim, and unique cloth and leather upholstery. Its equipment otherwise largely mirrors the Limited trim level's equipment, though it lacks the power liftgate, remote start, and auto-dimming rearview mirror. These are part of the Trailhawk Comfort and Convenience package. As on the Overland, the V6 is standard while the 2.0-liter is optional. Navigation is available for both the Limited and the Trailhawk. The Trailhawk Elite adds most of the Overland's features.
The more advanced Active Drive II AWD system from the Trailhawk is available as an optional extra on AWD-equipped Latitude Plus, Limited and Overland Cherokees.
Many of the higher trims' features are available on lower trims via optional packages or as stand-alone extras. If you're planning on towing, equip your Latitude Plus, Limited or Trailhawk trim with a Trailer Tow group package. This package includes a stand-alone transmission cooler, Class III hitch, trailer wiring harness for both four- and seven-pin systems, as well as a full-size spare. V6-equipped models also receive additional engine cooling.
Jeep also offers the Technology group package on the Limited, Trailhawk and Overland trims. Included in this safety-oriented package is forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, traffic-adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic wipers, auto high-beam headlights, and an automatic parking system that works on both parallel and perpendicular spots.
|Overall||7.8 / 10|
Noise & vibration7.0
Ease of use7.5
Getting in/getting out8.0
Child safety seat accommodation8.0
Audio & navigation8.0
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Features & Specs
Our experts like the Cherokee models:
- Uconnect Access
- Automatically connect to 911 in an emergency, track the vehicle in case of theft, and send an email or text alert if the alarm goes off.
- Trailer Sway Control
- Helps mitigate trailer sway by selectively applying brakes and reducing power to keep the trailer in line with the car.
- Rear Cross Path Detection
- Helps prevent collisions by alerting when a vehicle approaches from the side while you're backing up.
NHTSA Overall Rating4 out of 5 stars
- Frontal Barrier Crash RatingOverall4 / 5Driver4 / 5Passenger5 / 5
- Side Crash RatingOverall5 / 5
- Side Barrier RatingOverall5 / 5Driver5 / 5Passenger5 / 5
- Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsFront Seat5 / 5Back Seat5 / 5
- RolloverRollover4 / 5Dynamic Test ResultNo TipRisk Of Rollover17.4%
- Side Impact TestGood
- Roof Strength TestGood
- Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintGood
- IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
- Moderate Overlap Front TestGood
Used 2019 Jeep Cherokee Overview
The Used 2019 Jeep Cherokee is offered in the following submodels: Cherokee SUV. Available styles include Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A), Latitude Plus 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Latitude Plus 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A), Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A), Trailhawk Elite 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A), Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A), Altitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A), High Altitude 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 9A), Overland 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 9A), and Upland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A). Pre-owned Jeep Cherokee models are available with a 3.2 L-liter gas engine or a 2.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 271 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2019 Jeep Cherokee comes with four wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2019 Jeep Cherokee comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What's a good price on a Used 2019 Jeep Cherokee?
Price comparisons for Used 2019 Jeep Cherokee trim styles:
- The Used 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited is priced between $21,999 and$35,995 with odometer readings between 5149 and80134 miles.
- The Used 2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus is priced between $20,999 and$30,499 with odometer readings between 8679 and100028 miles.
- The Used 2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude is priced between $20,499 and$28,499 with odometer readings between 6316 and74268 miles.
- The Used 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is priced between $24,999 and$38,999 with odometer readings between 5227 and70989 miles.
- The Used 2019 Jeep Cherokee Altitude is priced between $21,998 and$28,590 with odometer readings between 11795 and76376 miles.
- The Used 2019 Jeep Cherokee High Altitude is priced between $28,990 and$30,990 with odometer readings between 16372 and36012 miles.
- The Used 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Elite is priced between $32,590 and$34,990 with odometer readings between 17398 and35819 miles.
- The Used 2019 Jeep Cherokee Overland is priced between $32,499 and$36,990 with odometer readings between 11770 and36410 miles.
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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Jeep Cherokee?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.