Engineering,Jeep | June 04 2018

2019 Jeep® Cherokee offers off-road capability and improved on-road performance

When work began on the mid-cycle enhancement of the Cherokee, the Jeep® team not only worked on the exterior styling of the vehicle but also improving its capability on and off-road.

“What we’ve done in the mid-cycle action has maintained (the Jeep Cherokee’s) off-road capability while tuning for a better on-road performance,” said Mike Downey, vehicle executive, Jeep Cherokee.

He added that shock and suspension tuning were a focus on the 2019 Cherokee to give the vehicle “better ride and handling.”

2019 Jeep® Cherokee Overland

Not only does the 2019 Jeep Cherokee have better ride and handling, it has an available all-new, advanced 2.0-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine that enhances performance and fuel efficiency.

“It is a great fit for the Cherokee because it provides us with the fuel economy of a four-cylinder while providing the performance of a six-cylinder,” Downey added.

In addition, when it’s time to go off-road, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk model offers best-in-class capability with aggressive approach and departure angles to allow “the driver to get in, and out of, difficult situations as it goes off-road in Trailhawk situations,” Downey said.

To learn more about the various capabilities of the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee, view the attached video and visit the Jeep web site.

Edward Cardenas

Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it
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Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it as a communications professional. I have also experienced the thrills of the industry while riding in a race car at nearly 200 miles per hour. Having this breadth of experience, I look forward to drawing upon my experiences to bring a wide range of stories, photos and videos about Chrysler, FIAT and Alfa Romeo to FCA Digital Media. When I’m not covering my brands, I’m spending time with my wife and two boys.