Jeep Cherokee is a small and popular crossover from Jeep. This car falls in the segment of compact SUVs which is currently the fastest growing section of the new cars segment. The 2018 Jeep Cherokee has sustained heavy competition in order to survive the market and to become the first choice of families looking for an SUV. Read on to know more about this crossover SUV that can easily become a family car inside the city limits.
- Exterior styling
The styling of this SUV is considered forward-looking and bold. The company has now offered a new fascia, hood, LED headlights, and new fog lamps. At the back, there is a new lightweight hands-free power liftgate and latest tail lights. The 2018 Jeep Cherokee also offers as many as five new wheel designs which include upgraded 19-inch wheels.
Interiors of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee haven’t changed much from the previous 2017 Jeep Cherokee models. This SUV looks very much like Grand Cherokee on the inside. It comes with a standard 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen and 8.4-inch navigation system. It connects smoothly with a smartphone to help you choose your destination through it.
The 2018 Jeep Cherokee has 25.8 cubic feet of cargo space. If the back seats are folded, this space doubles up to 54.9 cubic feet. Cherokee also has a cargo management system which allows the owners to attach features like first aid kit, storage locker, collapsible cooler, and roadside assistant kit.
The new Jeep Cherokee offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine which produces an impressive 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The base engine of 180 horsepower is also available. The 2018 Jeep Cherokee comes in two drivetrains; a front-wheel and four-wheel.
- Fuel economy
The latest model of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee has lightweight aluminum components and a composite liftgate which adds to the fuel efficiency greatly. A front-wheel-drive Cherokee model easily gives out 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. These numbers are one of the best in the compact SUV range.
- Comfort and handling
The 2018 Jeep Cherokee has a MacPherson strut front suspension and a four-link rear suspension. This combination provides a composed on-road handling and an ability to go off the roads without thinking. The suspension also helps in the overall weight reduction. Cherokee’s standard model has the front wheel drive, and four-wheel drive is optional.
Jeep Cherokee is one of the best compact SUVs for offroading. This SUV’s suspension has been designed to allow its owners to leave the beaten path and enjoy the countryside. It features off road skid plates, off-road tires, higher fender flares, and new 17-inch wheels. Cherokee also offers a good ground clearance of 8.7 inches.