The 2018 Jeep Cherokee can be best described as a vehicle that is fully equipped with great off-road capability. It provides a comfortable ride in a civilized way and contains all those elements which should be present inside a modern vehicle.
The vehicle is designed for acting as a treat for those who love aggressive style of riding and its main highlight is the comfort, which it provides. Also, new 2018 Cherokee comes with a refined and sophisticated V6 engine and also comes in wide range of configuring options.
Is there something new?
Changes for the 2018 model year are minimal. However, they include some equipment regrouping like now standard xenon lights on all versions except the entry Sports trim.
2018 Jeep Cherokee: Design, Specs
The 2018 Jeep Cherokee comes with familiar exterior styling. Its front end is defined with seven-piece grille and curvy front bumper. Slim headlights are adorned with eyebrows like LED DRLs. It also sports soft lines and rounded surface in its side panels and tailgate. Nice taillights and attractive wheel designs will also complement its look.
The model’s proportions are: wheelbase is 106.2 in, length is 182 in, width is 73.2 in, and their height is 65.7 in. The interior volume is approximate, 158.3 cu ft. It weighs 5050 pounds and Cargo Volume with all seats in place is 24.8 cu ft.
The 2018 Cherokee is being offered in Billet Metallic Clear Coat, DB Black Pearl Coat, Deep, Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Bright Brownstone Pearl Coat and White Knuckle Clear Coat.
Trims and features:
The Jeep will be offered in the form of a vehicle that can accommodate a total of 5 passengers. The trims in which it is being offered are Base Sport, Latitude, off-road Trailhawk, Limited and Overland.
All models will include features like tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, remote keyless entry, 5-inch display interface, reclining and sliding rear chairs with 60/40 folding functionality, etc.
Alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights fog lights, roof rails, leather-wrapped steering wheel, an 115-volt output and more will be available on next level Latitude trim.
However, the Trailhawk versions will benefit from off-road hardware like special suspension, Active Drive II all-wheel drive, a rear locking differential, underbody protection, off-road themed exterior and more. It will also include an 8.4-inch screen based Uconnect interface, satellite radio, Siri Eyes Free, etc.
Furthermore, on the top trims will be more interior convenience like leather upholstery, heated, ventilated and power adjustable front seats, driver memory setting, dual-zone climate control, more safety options, etc.
2018 Jeep Cherokee: Performance
For the 2018 Jeep Cherokee base engine is the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. This engine produces 171 lb-ft of torque and 184 hp.
There is also an optional 3.2-liter V6 engine. This powertrain is loaded with the potential of producing 271 hp and torque of 239 lb-ft of twisting.
Along with both of these engines default system of transmission is 9-speed auto. Both front- and all-wheel drive are available. Maximum towing capacity offered by V6 engine is 4, 500 pounds.
For 2018 Cherokee the estimates for the 4-cylinder engine is 21/30/25 mpg in city/highway/combined. However, with V-6 fuel economy is 24 mpg combined with FWD or 21 mpg combined with AWD.
2018 Jeep Cherokee: Availability, Price
There are reports which suggest that 2018 Jeep Cherokee will be released by the end of the year 2017. If you have plans of purchasing this vehicle then it will cost around $23,595 for the base version.