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Used 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited SUV Review

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited SUV.

5 star(57%)
4 star(19%)
3 star(8%)
2 star(5%)
1 star(11%)
4.1 out of 5 stars
37 reviews

Most helpful consumer reviews

2 out of 5 stars
Beware of 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited
Jason,01/11/2019
2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A)
Bought a 2019 Jeep Cherokee a few weeks ago. Within 78 hours of owning the car, I went to start it up and the the car made a stalling noise. I tried to jump it and was unsuccessful. The next morning I made another attempt to start the car and it started up fine... two days later same thing happens.... I go to start the car to leave for work and the car stalls. After 15 minutes of yelling … and cursing, the car finally starts up. I went to the dealership to tell them about the stalling problems and they hooked it up to a computer. They told me the “computer” showed no issues. They kicked me loose without doing a thorough inspection of the problem. So I continued to drive it thinking I will have to record the issue with my phone next time it happens. Well, last night I was driving on a busy road and stopped at a stop light (with only 400 miles on the ODO). The light turned green and when I stepped on the gas, the engine stalled again. I literally almost got killed as approaching vehicles nearly rear ended me. Brought it to the dealership next morning where the car didn’t start for them... Went online and googled 2019 Jeep Cherokee stalling problems and saw a tremendous number of links to bad reviews from people experiencing similiar or identical issues with the car stalling. The company needs to do a recall on this car before they face a lawsuit. Be cognizant of this issue before you drop 30-40 grand on a new Jeep Cherokee, and heed the reviews online.
4 out of 5 stars
17,000 miles in so far so good. (Long review)
Cameron,03/17/2019
2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A)
Car Review So I’m gonna break this down into category’s. But here’s a little background info.. I bought the car August of 2018 so I’ve owned the vehicle for roughly 7 months now. Currently I’m at 16,500 miles and will probably be around 33,000 by the end of the year. ( I commute to about 30 miles one way to work so roughly 300 miles a week. Gas Proficiency - I would say when I first … got the car I was commuting so the gas mileage was horrible but now that I commute I can easily get 378 miles worth of gas each week. - I usually only fill up once a week and it cost me about $30-$35 a week (when the tank is close to empty ) Comfort - this car is so comfortable ! It makes commuting a breeze! Performance wise: 1. This is the first new car I’ve owned, I used to own a 2005 Jeep Liberty. So compared to the liberty this Cherokee is BEYOND better. 2. My mother owns a 2009 Grand Cherokee Limited with a V8 engine and I still think the 2009 accelerates better than the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. (Then again it is a grand Cherokee and it’s a v8) Basically what I’m trying to say is that you would think a car that is 10 years newer would accelerate better. Also highway wise once you tap the gas it accelerate pretty nice. The problem is when your doing errands around town, the car can be so slow especially when you have to stop frequently for traffic lights. 3. Since I’ve had the vehicle the infotainment screen has blacked out 3 times. I took it to the dealer and they ran some test and rebooted it. Since then it’s restarted once while driving Brakes 1. When I first got the car the brakes were fabulous lol. 7 months after they’re still pretty good but I’ll probably get new brake pads before the summer. It just takes a little longer to brake Transmission 1. It shifts too hard sometimes and it’s annoying because you’ll think something is falling from the car Start stop feature 1. That [non-permissible content removed] is annoying. The car doesn’t accelerate as quickly as it would if the start stop feature was disabled. Fun fact: you can turn it off permanently. You have to click the button every time you get in the car ( it’s second nature to me now) Cabin noise 1. Loud, the engine is loud inside but outside it’s quiet as a whistle Speakers 1. Love them! I’m glad you can adjust the base and the all that Jazz Different Driving Modes 1. Sport - I’ve only tested it a few times and the car does accelerate better but it’ll drain your gas like no tomorrow 2. Snow- I LOVE the snow feature , we recently had a bad snow storm and it was plowing through the snow with ease. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A FULL TANK..this burns so much gas 3. Sand- haven’t tried it Overall- I give the car a B. Only because I’m biased about repairs but I mean after owning the car for 7 months I think that needing new brakes and other maintenance is pretty standard, especially with the mileage I’ve already accumulated.
4 out of 5 stars
Never thought I’d like a Jeep so much
Rob,08/16/2018
2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A)
My last two cars were Audi A4s and I always thought I’d get a Q5 when it came time to get a family hauler. But the thing is, when you realized an expensive child is coming into your life, maybe you start thinking of ways to be a little more thrifty about your car payments. So buy a CR-V right? Wrong. The things are hideous to look at and that whiny, weak little 1.5T is the … antithesis of a “fun ride.” Look, there are more reasons to drive a vehicle than reliability scores and fuel economy. My Limited 4X4 in white is sexy (in a non-showy kind of way), comfortable and has good old American-engine cojones. The leather smells and feels good enough. Interior plastics are either soft to the touch or glossy. The Audi feels like a space ship. This feels more normal and understated, but premium. Infotainment is a bit cluttered, but easier to use than most systems. Suspension is really quite nice for its class. The stock sound system is, well good. Not great. But very good for a stock, non-premium option. The 2.0L Turbo has great pickup. It delivers all the power a small truck should need to deliver. Gearing is a bit weird getting used to. First and/or second gear seems very tall. Under hard acceleration, the transmission prefers to keep you in the same gear even after you’re over peak torque. I wonder if that’s an off-road thing. Look it’s good enough, but that transmission isn’t winning any awards. I don’t mind it all that much. Hell for the deal I got, I can deal with a car that’s only major flaw is inefficient shifting. Either way, mash the pedal and you’re off at a good clip. Remote start gets the seat vents pumping cold air while I’m still putting my shoes on. Ride is super plush and the car has all the stuff in it I really need. And all for less than $370 a month with no money down. Definitely solid value in my book. Hell, Volvo told me they’re leasing XC40s in the $500s! And it’s not all that much better. So yeah, if you want a family SUV that can handle some mud and actually has some balls - without breaking the bank, the Jeep is a solid option.
5 out of 5 stars
We love our Jeep Cherokee
Kevin Kastner,01/18/2019
2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A)
We had a few options that I wanted on a new vehicle and my wife had a few. I wanted 4 wheel drive, the 6 cylinder, and the towing package. I found that most SUV's have very low towing specs. The Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus has all of these features. The towing package with the 6 cylinder bumps up the towing from 2000 to 4500 lbs. My wife wanted heated leather seats, something easy for … her 80 year old mother to get in and out of and navigation. This fit the bill for both of our wants and needs. We only have about 2000 miles on it so far but it's been flawless. It drives great. We haven't seen any of the transmission issues that are in some reviews nor have we had any problems with it dying at a stop. We did get the cold weather package for remote start and heated steering wheel. Never knew how much I would like that feature but it's great. This is our first Jeep and if this vehicle performs this well, years into the future, I might just go get another Jeep. Only this time for me. :) Overall, it's a really solid vehicle that drives and handles great. The only downside I see is that it averages about 22 miles to the gallon which is not great but then again, it is a 6 cylinder. We knew that going in.

Edmunds Summary Review of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited SUV

What’s new

  • New exterior look
  • New optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Upgraded standard infotainment system
  • Part of the second Cherokee generation introduced for 2014

Pros & Cons

  • 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


Which Cherokee does Edmunds recommend?

The best reason to buy the Cherokee is because you want a small SUV that can go off-road, so we recommend the Trailhawk for its exclusive features and surprising capability. It also looks cool. But if off-roading isn't your thing, the Limited offers a nice feature set for the price, and access to more options. We highly recommend the new 2.0-liter turbo engine, which is more fuel-efficient than the lackluster base 2.4-liter engine, and delivers near-V6 horsepower and towing capacity. We think buyers who plan on serious towing should still opt for the V6 with the towing package, though.

Full Edmunds Review: 2019 Jeep Cherokee SUV

What’s new

The Jeep Cherokee has been updated for 2019. Highlights include an exterior restyle with bigger headlights, a few interior upgrades such as a storage cubby for phones, and a new optional turbocharged 2.0-liter engine.

Vehicle overview

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.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee (3.2-liter V6 | 9-speed automatic | 4WD).

Driving

7.5
We're pleasantly surprised by how well this Jeep steers and handles on the pavement, given the brand's association with off-road prowess. The V6 in our test vehicle pulls strongly when called upon but lacks low-end response. A new turbo 2.0-liter engine is offered, which outperforms the V6.

Comfort

7.5
The Cherokee does a fine job of softening harsh roads, but it's less adept at controlling the ups and downs of smoother undulating roads. We found the seats to be comfortable even if they don't provide a lot of lateral support. The climate control system is both effective and easy to use.

Interior

8.0
The high-mounted cabin is easy to climb into and see out of, and there's ample headroom. Backseat passengers will appreciate the generous legroom. However, those who struggle to see small type might want to upgrade to the larger infotainment screen.

Utility

8.0
Despite the trunk's small volume dimensions, its layout is clever and useful. There's a good variety of cabin storage options for common items. For those who tow trailers, an optional tow package increases the Cherokee's capacity to a useful 4,500 pounds.

Technology

8.5
The array of technology in the Cherokee is impressive. Many of the advanced driver aids are optional, however, and the standard infotainment screen is small by modern standards. The upgraded audio system delivers great sound, and there are lots of ways to keep many mobile devices charged.

Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2019 Jeep Cherokee in Virginia is:

$60.50 per month*
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