Buyers looking for the compact SUV that has everything should take a close look at the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. The Cherokee provides great road manners on the highway, off-roading chops that leave the competition in the dust, and head-turning rugged looks. The folks at the Bridgman Jeep dealer tell us that customers are surprised when they discover the number of high-tech features inside the Cherokee. Other reasons to love the 2020 Cherokee include its two powerful available engines and outstanding towing capability.
The 2020 Cherokee comes with a standard four-cylinder engine, but buyers at dealerships like the Jeep dealer near Bridgman who want more power can choose the available turbocharged four-cylinder unit or a V6. There are multiple all-wheel-drive systems to choose from, including the Trailhawk trim’s advanced AWD system, which can handle off-road driving better than most rival crossovers. The Cherokee leads the class in towing capacity, with the ability to tow up to 4,500 pounds when properly outfitted.
Reviews for the 2020 Jeep Cherokee are positive, with the automotive experts at Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com writing: “When it comes to compact-crossover SUVs, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee stands apart with numerous trims, cutting-edge features and true off-road capability. ... In the Trailhawk model buyers will find a rugged SUV with surprising off-road credentials and a cabin every bit as comfortable and technologically advanced as the best-in-class.”
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee is available in five trim levels, known as Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Trailhawk and Overland. All models come with standard front-wheel drive and optional AWD except the Trailhawk, which gets standard AWD.
The Wrangler is powered by a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission or an available eight-speed automatic. Buyers can choose an available turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant that develops 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, connected to a an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The Sahara trim can get these engines with an optional mild hybrid eTorque system. Engines without the eTorque feature come with a start/stop system. A 3.0-liter diesel engine is expected later in the model year.
Standard features on the base Sport trim include Jeep's Command-Trac four-wheel drive, fog lights, push-button ignition, underbody skidplates, Jeep's new Sunrider Soft Top, and an eight-speaker stereo system with USB and AUX inputs. Wrangler Unlimited models seat five and come with extra luggage space, as well as an additional set of doors.
Available technology features include Apple CarPlay, adaptive cruise control, and forward-collision warning and avoidance.