Jeep Cherokee - Reasons to buy

Jeep Cherokee - Reasons to buy

SUVs have always been extremely attractive and highly preferred in almost every part of the USA. However, not all the models from all automakers could be a blockbuster in the market and it takes something special to make it to the top of the list.

The Jeep Cherokee is one such SUV that no one can deny for excellence and a strong presence. It has a grand appearance with the typical Jeep front fascia. The 7-block front grille is the highlight and could be something to love.

Jeep Cherokee front

It is path-breaking inside out, the luxurious and spacious interior is perfect for long hauls and sporty drive. It distinguishes itself from the other showroom siblings with its great off-road capabilities. However, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee has just one room for improvement - it has a smaller cargo space than the Mexico-made Cherokee.

The  2020 Jeep Cherokee price in the US starts at $25,935, which makes it quite competitive in the segment.

What makes the 2020 Jeep Cherokee a must buy?

The Jeep Cherokee holds a lot of positives for prospective buyers to consider while making a decision. Here are some reasons why you should consider the Cherokee for your next SUV buy.

Multiple engine options


2.4-litre, unleaded

2.0-litre, turbo-charged

3.2-litre, V6, unleaded


180 hp at 6,400 RPM

270 hp at 5,250 RPM

271 hp at 6,500 RPM


232 Nm at 4,600 RPM

400 Nm at 3,000 RPM

324 Nm at 4,400 RPM

Jeep Cherokee side

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee specs sheet consists of multiple engine options. The base 2.4-litre unleaded engine feels a little underpowered. It makes a maximum power of 180 hp at 6,400 RPM, along with a peak torque of 232 Nm, which comes at 4,600 RPM. This engine feels a little underpowered on the highway but does not lag in city roads.

The top-of-the-line 3.0-liter V6 engine boasts on the power output of 271 hp at 6,500 RPM, along with a peak torque of 324 Nm, coming at 4,400 RPM. However, the mid-spec turbo-charged 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine produces 270 hp at 5,250 RPM, besides churning out a whopping 400 Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties are handled by an automatic gearbox, along with the addition of a manual mode.

The two powerful engines feel lively on the open roads and can challenge any car in the segment or price bracket. The throttle response is amazing and can bring out the youth in every driver.

Jeep Cherokee front

Excellent safety as standard

When it comes to the safety features, the Jeep Cherokee excels. The standard safety features include everything that one would expect in a car of this class, or even above its class. The cabin is complete with a host of safety airbags for the front driver and front passenger, front and rear head protection and front and rear side.

Disc brakes are added for all the wheels, and so is the anti-lock braking system, that too as a standard fitment. But besides this, there are a plethora of other assistance programs, including brake assist and electronic stability system. There is a blind spot monitor too, along with lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist and traction control. However, these features are not offered as standard in all the variants.

Great occupants’ comfort

Jeep Cherokee interior

The comfort level for the occupants is from a different level in the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. Though fabric upholstery is standard in the base models, the top models get leather wraps for the seats as standard. The driver gets a cooled seat, while the front passenger gets heated technology. Lumbar support is a standard fitment in the top models, and so are memory seats.

High-tech cabin

Jeep Cherokee cabin

The cabin feets extremely rich with amazing additions. The infotainment system gets FM as standard, though other forms of connectivity and entertainment are also offered in higher grades. The audio from the infotainment system is routed through premium surround sound in the mid-spec and top models.

Dual-zone automatic climate control is another value addition, though the base models miss out on the same.

Good technology additions

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee sees the addition of a lot of tech-savvy features. The most basic feature the buyers will witness in the SUV is cruise control, which is standard in all the engine variants. Automatic-off headlamps and fog lamps also make it to the standard list.

Rear parking assistance is optional in lower variants while the mid-spec and higher models get it as standard. The leather-wrapped steering wheel is good to hold, thanks to the adjustability and heating feature. The rain-sensing wipers get variable speed feature too. The mirrors have the heating feature and memory function for the utmost effectiveness during adverse weather conditions.

Jeep Cherokee side

Variants & Pricing

The Jeep Cherokee is available in 9 different trim levels. The prices start from $25,935 and extend up to $37,895. The price for the 4x4 drivetrain of the variants is priced slightly higher than the FWD versions.

Variant name Price
Latitude (FWD) $25,935
Upland (4x4) $30,815
Latitude Plus (FWD) $27,395
Altitude (FWD) $28,585
Limited (FWD) $31,545
North Edition (4x4) $31,700
Trailhawk (4x4) $34,505
High Altitude (FWD) $35,285
Trailhawk Elite (4x4) $37,895

Finishing up

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee is an excellent SUV to consider for the American market. However, that said, the base engine (2.4-litre) isn’t the best for experienced buyers, though an excellent option for first-timers.

Hence, the final verdict would mean that if any buyer can afford the higher engine spec or variant, it would definitely be a plus point. If not, the base variant is good to go too.

Also read: 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon special edition leaked

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