Jeep® Brand at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show

Jeep® Brand at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show

  • Two EMEA premieres: the all-new Wrangler, the fourth generation of the legendary Jeep® icon, and the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee, the latest evolution of the most capable, mid-size SUV that made history in its category
  • European debut of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the most powerful Jeep SUV ever
  • The three Jeep debutants were revealed during the Jeep press conference
  • The new Jeep Compass Night Eagle special-edition model showcased along with the latest news in the Renegade and Grand Cherokee lineup
  • Four Mopar-accessorized Jeep vehicles on display, including the new five-door Wrangler Sahara sporting a one-of-a-kind customization that enhances its off-road performance

March 6, 2018 , Geneva – Today, the Jeep® brand had three major premieres at the annual Geneva International Motor Show. The new Wrangler and Cherokee took the spotlight, making their EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) debuts, while the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is on display for the first time at a motor show in Europe. The news showcased in Geneva marks the beginning of yet another chapter in the extraordinary history of the American brand that has become synonymous with off-road driving since 1941.

The all-new Jeep Wrangler is the star of the Jeep stand in Geneva. Now in its fourth generation, the iconic Jeep retains legendary 4×4 capabilities and the DNA of the iconic original, while adding new, advanced engines, more open-air driving options and a host of advanced technology features for added safety and connectivity. To enhance its iconic heritage, the all-new Wrangler will be joined on the stand by the 1941 Willys-Overland MB, the vehicle that is universally acknowledged as the first Jeep and the model that established the legend of the American brand.

The new Jeep Cherokee also made its regional debut in Geneva with a new, premium design, which stays true to the Jeep DNA while introducing new technological contents and advanced engine options. Displayed for the first time in Europe, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk — the most powerful and quickest Jeep SUV ever — is powered by the supercharged 6.2-litre V-8 engine delivering 700 hp and 868 Nm of torque.

The Jeep brand also introduced in Geneva the Jeep Compass Night Eagle, a new special-edition model that introduces Gloss Black accents and exterior finishes, which provide a more aggressive flair and sporty appeal to the sophisticated design of the compact Jeep SUV. The new special-edition completes the Night Eagle special series lineup, which over the past three years has been successfully offered in Europe on Renegade, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Wrangler.

The most recent product arrivals and additions to the European range will also be on display, including the 2018 model-year Renegade, now more connected and functional than ever, thanks to an upgraded infotainment system offering the choice of 5-inch, 7-inch or 8.4-inch screens, new navigation, entertainment and hands-free communication features, and new content designed to enhance both the driving experience and passengers’ onboard comfort. The top-of-the-range Limited trim on display on the Jeep stand boasts a Carbon Black exterior with a new Polar Plunge interior and is powered by a 170-hp 1.4-litre MultiAir2 engine.

The new Grand Cherokee S — the exclusive sports-inspired special-edition model that adds a new sporty appeal to the world’s most awarded SUV — will also be on the Jeep stand in Geneva. It will feature a 250-hp 3.0-litre Multijet II diesel engine and a Bright White Clear Coat exterior, which is complemented by a black Nappa leather and suede interior.

Completing the Jeep display in Geneva are four vehicles featuring Mopar accessories, the official service partner responsible for the Jeep brand after-sales assistance and customer services. These are the new Jeep Wrangler Sahara (five-door configuration), which is sporting a special customization that enhances its off-road performance, a Jeep Renegade Longitude featuring a Hyper Green exterior, a Jeep Compass Trailhawk with Spitfire Orange exterior and a Grand Cherokee Trailhawk with Rhino livery.

EMEA premiere of the all-new Jeep Wrangler
The iconic Jeep Wrangler is now completely new while remaining true to the original and offering unmatched, legendary off-road capabilities that have been further improved versus the previous generation.

Now in its fourth generation, Jeep Wrangler reaffirms its position as the undisputed off-roading champion, while delivering at the same time the comfort and driving dynamics required for everyday use. Depending on the model, the all-new Wrangler offers specific technical features, including two advanced 4×4 systems: Command-Trac 4×4 system with a two-speed transfer case and a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio (standard on Sport and Sahara) and Rock-Trac 4×4 system with a “4LO” ratio of 4:1, Tru-Lok locking differentials and an electronic sway-bar disconnect (standard on Rubicon models). Both are active, on-demand, full-time 4×4 systems that allow for a continuous monitoring and optimal distribution of the torque on front and rear wheels, to confidently face any driving condition.

The all-new Wrangler’s distinctive exterior design includes an instantly recognizable keystone-shaped grille, iconic round headlamps and square tail lamps that provide distinctive Wrangler character and now featuring LED technology available on Sahara and Rubicon models. A convenient fold-down windshield and various top combinations, including a new premium soft-top, a lighter and easy-to-use Freedom Top and new Sky One-Touch power top, ensure even more open-air freedom.

Jeep Wrangler’s interior combines authentic styling, versatility, comfort and intuitive feature use. Precision craftsmanship and high-quality materials are found throughout the cabin. Available comfort features include cloth or leather-contoured seats with accent stitching, now featuring adjustable bolster and lumbar support, heated front seats and steering wheel and rear cup holders.

Jeep functionality and versatility are celebrated in the newly designed center console, now housing the gear shift selection, transfer case and parking brake. Clever storage solutions are found throughout the all-new Wrangler, including durable mesh pockets that extend the entire length of the doors and numerous phone storage areas. The available all-new Trail Rail cargo management system allows easy access to the contents in the cargo area and provides additional storage options to organize and secure cargo. Two USB ports up front and two in reach of occupants in the rear seat provide connection to the media center.

The all-new Jeep Wrangler offers three new Uconnect systems: Uconnect 5.0, 7.0 and 8.4 NAV, featuring the choice of 5-, 7- or 8.4-inch touchscreens, and delivering communication, entertainment and navigation features that drivers and passengers desire, including a full-color 7-inch LED instrument cluster on Sahara and Rubicon. The new, fourth-generation Uconnect system includes easy-to-use features, enhanced processing power, faster startup times and touchscreens that display high-resolution graphics.

The all-new Jeep Wrangler, equipped with the Uconnect 7.0 or 8.4 NAV system, offers a high-definition capacitive touchscreen and new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features, thus complementing iconic design with advanced technology.

Safety and security were key elements in the development of the new generation of Jeep Wrangler, offering an array of active and passive safety and security features, including Blind-Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, front and rear Park Assist, Park View rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines.


EMEA debut of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee
The evolution of Jeep Cherokee, the most capable mid-size SUV and the model that established the category, boasts a new, authentic and premium design, which is true to the Jeep DNA and introduces additional comfort and functionality features for all occupants.The 2019 Cherokee delivers everyday practicality with outstanding ride-and-handling characteristics, independent front and rear suspensions, world-class body torsional stiffness, advanced engine options paired with an enhanced nine-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox and an array of safety and security systems, including Active Forward Collision Warning, Active Lane Departure Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control Plus.

For 2019, Jeep Cherokee features a new exterior design that takes on the premium side of the brand, yet stays true to iconic Jeep styling. The new exterior highlights a completely fresh appearance with a new fascia, lightweight hood, LED headlamps, daylight running lamps (DRL), fog lamps and taillamps and is complemented by an updated interior that has been redesigned for both comfort and convenience. The updated interior of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee receives a fresh and elegant touch while remaining a practical and comfortable environment. Premium hand-sculpted forms tie signature Jeep design cues and high-quality materials together with precision craftsmanship. A driver-oriented cockpit, loaded with easy-to-use, useful technology and clever, thoughtful storage features, provides occupants everything they need for any adventure they undertake. Rear cargo capacity has also been improved and now offers additional, convenient storage space that can easily accommodate gear for everyday adventures. Access to the cargo area is easier thanks to the availability of the hands-free power liftgate operated by making a kicking motion under the bumper to open.

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee also receives the latest Uconnect systems, delivering communication, entertainment and navigation features.

Depending on the trim, Jeep Cherokee can be equipped with Uconnect 5.0-inch, 7.0-inch, 8.4-inch or 8.4-inch NAV, which includes enhanced processing power, faster start-up times and touchscreens that display high-resolution graphics. The system allows the driver to control many onboard features, including climate and audio, directly through the Uconnect display. Jeep Cherokee models equipped with the Uconnect 7.0, 8.4 or 8.4 NAV systems also include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

To those customers looking for the pleasure of enjoying the open-air driving experience that only Jeep can ensure, the 2019 Cherokee continues to offer the CommandView dual-pane power sunroof, available as an option on all trim levels. CommandView extends from the windshield to the rear of the vehicle allowing for perfect views both on- and off-road.

Available with a choice of three all-wheel-drive systems (Jeep Active Drive I, Jeep Active Drive II and Jeep Active Drive Lock) that have been enhanced for unmatched 4×4 capability for all weather conditions and rear-axle disconnect technology that improves fuel efficiency when 4×4 capability is not needed, the Jeep Cherokee maintains its place as the benchmark mid-size SUV.

European preview of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
The third major Jeep product news revealed at Geneva Motor Show is the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the most powerful and fastest Jeep SUV ever, which will be introduced in Europe at the end of the first semester.

Powered by the supercharged 6.2-litre V-8 engine, delivering 700 hp at 6000 rpm and 868 Nm of torque, combined with the upgraded high-torque capacity TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk delivers ground-breaking performance: 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, top speed of 289 km/h, and a 100-0 km/h braking distance of 37 metres, thanks to its new Brembo braking system. World-class on-road driving dynamics and handling come courtesy of the Selec-Trac system with five dynamic modes and Bilstein adaptive dampening suspension.

The exterior of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is both aggressive and functional, and is further set apart with body-color wheel flares, a sculpted hood with dual heat extractors and quad exhaust tips. The signature seven-slot upper front grille is flanked by adaptive, bi-xenon headlamps that are surrounded by an LED character lamp treatment. The headlamps on the Trackhawk model feature a unique Gloss Black background to accent their jewel-like appearance.

The exterior look is completed by the new 20″ x 10″ titanium finish wheels, revealing distinctive yellow Brembo brake calipers, a “Supercharged” badge on both front doors and a “Trackhawk” badge on the liftgate, both featuring a Liquid Titanium Chrome outline on a Matte Black background.

Drawing inspiration from the racing world, the racing-inspired interior is designed to provide a comfortable environment: it is crafted in premium quality soft-touch materials and enhanced by exclusive Light Black Chrome finishes and carbon fiber inserts. The dashboard features a 7-inch driver information display (DID) instrument cluster, which features the tachometer in the middle, while the 320 km/h speedometer is on the left side of the cluster.

The instrument panel center stack with new 8.4-inch Uconnect display features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Trackhawk-exclusive Performance Pages that showcase immediate feedback on the car’s performance.

The Trackhawk features standard Nappa leather and suede seats with an embroidered “Trackhawk” logo. A new Premium Metal Package is standard and enhances the vehicle’s interior with various upscale real metal accents. Additional premium interior features include: standard Active Noise Cancellation; premium headliner; leather stitched instrument panel, doors, center console and armrest; Berber floormats with Trackhawk badge and available dual-screen rear-seat entertainment center with Blu-ray and two different sound systems, including the 825-watt Harman Kardon system with 19 speakers and two subwoofers.

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk offers more than 65 safety and security features, including Trailer Hitch Camera View at Speed, which allows owners to view trailered items through the rear-mounted camera while moving; a Valet mode that allows for a personalized, selectable driving experience; Adaptive Cruise Control with stop function; Advanced Brake Assist; Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection; Full-speed Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation; Front and Rear Park Assist; Lane Departure Warning-Plus and Ready Alert Braking.

On top of the standard content, the Trackhawk model on display on the Jeep stand in Geneva features Redline exterior, optional 20″ x 10″ black wheels and black Laguna leather interior.

New Jeep Renegade MY 18: even more connected and functional
Recently introduced in several markets across Europe, the new 2018 Renegade features major updates in terms of infotainment, functionality and personalisation, making the most capable SUV in its category even more appealing.

The major advancement is the introduction of the next-generation Uconnect with 5.0-, 7.0- and 8.4-inch screens, the last two with high definition, which offers a wide array of navigation, entertainment and hands-free communication features, in addition to a host of innovations designed to enhance both the driving experience and passengers’ on-board comfort.

The interior environment has been made even more functional with a redesigned central console and additional storage solutions, while new seat upholstery and a new interior finish provide a more modern and sophisticated feel.

Visitors to the Jeep stand will be able to take a closer look at the top-of-the-range Limited with Carbon Black exterior matched to Polar Plunge interior. The vehicle boasts light grey leather seats and full equipment, including 18-inch alloy rims, Uconnect 8.4-inch NAV, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning safety systems (both as standard). Optional packs include the Winter Pack, which comes with heated front seats and steering wheel, and the Parking Pack, designed to assist parking manoeuvres using Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection, Rear Parking Camera and Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist.

Special Edition Models
Jeep Compass Night Eagle
The new Compass Night Eagle special-edition model is making its EMEA debut on the Jeep stand in Geneva. The new special edition adds a specific aesthetic treatment that contributes to make the look of the compact Jeep SUV even more exclusive. Introduced in Europe last summer, Jeep Compass has redefined the standards of its segment, combining user-friendly technology with the legendary off-road capability of the American brand. In 2017, it was the second best-selling Jeep model in Europe, a result that is even more impressive considering that it was achieved in only six months since its commercial launch.

The Night Eagle ‘treatment’ delivers to the Compass a darker and sportier appeal through the clever use of black styling cues. On the outside, the front end sports a Gloss Black grille and fog light bezels. The looks of the new special edition are completed by Gloss Black 18-inch wheel rims, tinted windows and dedicated Night Eagle badge. The same “blacked-out” treatment is found inside where the vehicle sports black vinyl and fabric seats with lumbar adjustment.

In Europe, the new Compass Night Eagle will be available starting from the second quarter of this year with a choice of three engines, including the 1.4-litre MultiAir2 Turbo petrol engine with Stop/Start, 140 hp of power at 5000 rpm and 230 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm, paired with a six-speed manual transmission and 4×2 configuration. The diesel offer includes two MultiJet II engines: the 1.6-litre with Stop/Start, delivering 120 hp of power at 3750 rpm and 320 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm (paired with the six-speed manual transmission and 4×2 configuration) and the 2.0-litre engine, which delivers 140 hp at 4000 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm (paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual and 4×4 configuration). Outside Europe, the model’s engine lineup will include a 2.4-litre engine delivering 150 or 175 hp with 4WD and nine-speed automatic transmission.

Sporting a Redline livery and Black vinyl/fabric interior, the new Compass Night Eagle on display in Geneva is powered by a 140-hp 1.4-litre MultiAir2 petrol engine, mated with a six-speed manual transmission and 4×2 configuration. Its full equipment is designed to create a comfortable and high-tech environment and includes the “Night Eagle Tech Pack,” offering Uconnect 8.4 NAV, ParkView rear camera and automatic climate control. For an even sportier appeal, the vehicle displayed in Geneva also features a Mopar gear knob.

Jeep Grand Cherokee S
The Jeep Grand Cherokee will be in the spotlight in Geneva with the exclusive S special edition, the new sporty interpretation of the most awarded SUV ever.

The new limited-edition model builds on 26 years of sales success and technological records, during which time the Grand Cherokee has come to define the premium SUV segment it created in 1992 and contributed to make it more appealing to different customers around the globe.

Available in Jeep showrooms across the major European markets since January, the new S adds to the premium design of Jeep Grand Cherokee a new sporty look with a distinctive exterior enhanced by Low Gloss Granite Crystal accents on badging, grille bezels, step pad, tail lamps and 20-inch wheels. Other features include Gloss Black grille and full windows surround (DLO), and a dual exhaust with Black Chrome finish.

The model’s athletic character is further enhanced with sports suspension, included in the standard performance handling group.

Inside the cabin, Jeep Grand Cherokee S offers Anodized Gun Metal accents, Black wood finishes and Black instrument panel accent stitching. Mopar bright metal pedals and Black Nappa SRT-like perforated leather seats with Black accent stitching add to its sporty character.

In addition to its specific stylistic cues, the new special edition includes an array of advanced user-friendly technology features, such as the latest version of the Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen radio that incorporates Apple CarPlay, is compatible with Android Auto and allows the driver to control many onboard features, including climate and infotainment. There is also a 7-inch customer configurable multi-view display cluster and a 506w subwoofer Alpine audio system with standard active noise cancellation to enhance the quality of the listening experience onboard.

The engine lineup includes a 3.0-litre Multijet II diesel capable of delivering 250 hp and two petrol engines; the 3.6-litre V-6 (286 hp) and the 5.7-litre V-8 HEMI® (352 hp). All are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Visitors to the stand in Geneva will have the opportunity to see a Grand Cherokee S with Bright White Clear Coat livery, black Nappa leather and suede interiors and 3.0-litre, 250-hp Multijet II diesel engine with eight-speed automatic transmission.

Jeep vehicles customized by Mopar
Debuting in Geneva is the new five-door Jeep Wrangler Sahara, featuring Steel Blue-Metallic exterior and a special customisation created by Mopar to enhance the legendary off-road capabilities of the iconic Jeep. The specific off-road outfit includes 2-inch lift kit, Road Gear 17-inch off-road wheels, molded splash guards, off-road lights, black tubular side steps and skid plates. The vehicle on display is enhanced by a special cosmetic kit featuring grille and mirror covers, black door sills, “Flag” hood sticker and “Moab” body graphic, snorkel, mesh sun bonnet, black fuel cap, 32-inch tyre cover and Mopar badging. These accessories provide an exclusive look to the Sahara trim and improve its off-road prowess. Adding to the Wrangler’s functionality are additional features, including tailgate table and special grab handles for open-air journeys, while Katzkin leather seats with distinctive stitching give an exclusive and stylish look to the cabin.

Based on the Longitude trim level, the Jeep Renegade on show in Geneva sports Hyper Green exteriors and a special off-road customisation with 1-inch lift kit, 16-inch alloy wheels and several aesthetic and functional accessories, including side skirts and front and rear splash guards, grey satin hood decal and “U.S. Army Star” door decal, and grey satin mirror caps, front grille and light frames. The Mopar customization is completed by grey satin dashboard bezels and all-weather rubber mats. The vehicle displayed on the Jeep stand is fitted with a 2.0-litre, 140-hp MultiJet II diesel engine paired with the six-speed manual transmission and Jeep Active Drive 4×4 system.

In the spotlight is also a Jeep Compass Trailhawk with Spitfire Orange exterior equipped with specific Mopar accessories that include roof rack and ski carrier. The interior has also been customised with a focus on functionality and features a practical cargo organiser. This vehicle also features rock rails, black leather interior and a 170-hp 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine matched with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The most awarded SUV ever will also receive a unique Mopar “treatment:” the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk on the Jeep stand features exhaust tip and rock rails, roof bars, ski and snowboard carrier and a handy cargo tray. Sporting Rhino exterior and two-tone Black/Ruby Red leather and suede interior, the vehicle on display is powered by a 250-hp, 3.0-litre MultiJet II V-6 turbodiesel engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment that enables benchmark off-road performance includes Quadra-Lift Air suspension and Quadra-Drive II four-wheel-drive system with a rear Electronic Limited-slip Differential.

For more on Jeep news in Europe, please visit http://www.jeeppress-europe.com/.

FCA Debuts Record Five Spots During Super Bowl LII Telecast – Jeep® Takes the Spotlight

Jeep® and Ram Brands Take the Spotlight

  • Sixty-second “Jeep Jurassic” video stars Jeff Goldblum and the all-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler
  • Thirty-second “Anti-Manifesto” puts spotlight iconic all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler capability
  • Thirty-second “The Road” video features the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee
  • Sixty-second Ram Truck brand “Built to Serve” spot features narration from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from February 4, 1968, speech
  • Sixty-second “Icelandic Vikings” spot utilizes the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 to humorously pay tribute to the setting of this year’s big game
February 4, 2018 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC set the stage for the arrival of its three newest and highly anticipated vehicles — the all-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler, the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 and the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee — on Sunday night during the Super Bowl LII telecast. The Company debuted a record five spots during the Big Game.

“The launches of the all-new Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 and the new Jeep Cherokee represent the collective efforts of the men and women at FCA who instinctively recognize their responsibility to these authentic brands,” said Sergio Marchionne, Chief Executive Officer, FCA. “These vehicles, and these commercials, reflect our continued commitment to each brand and serve as a validation to our actions to realign our industrial output in the United States to meet customer demand.”

Jeep Brand’s ‘Jeep Jurassic (the 60-second spot aired during the third quarter):
The 60-second “Jurassic World” commercial pays homage to the iconic scene in “Jurassic Park,” in which Dr. Ian Malcom (Jeff Goldblum) escapes danger while in the back of a Jeep Wrangler — as he is being chased by a rampaging Tyrannosaurus rex. The video is directed by “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow, who returns as co-writer and executive producer of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” arriving in U.S. theaters on June 22, 2018.

Jeep Brand’s ‘Anti-Manifesto’ (the 30-second spot aired during the fourth quarter):
The 30-second “Anti-Manifesto” speaks of the endless automakers that make declarations or promises of what their brand or vehicles deliver, “A Manifesto.” The Jeep brand takes an approach that only it can unquestionably deliver while introducing the all-new 2018 Wrangler. The brand instead chooses to show the world that there is only one vehicle that needs no words to demonstrate the true meaning of “Manifesto.”

Jeep Brand’s ‘The Road (the 30-second spot aired during the second quarter):
The 30-second “The Road” spot introduces the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee — the most capable mid-size sport-utility vehicle — now boasting a new, authentic and more premium design, with superior on-road performance with unmatched Jeep 4×4 capability.

2019 Jeep® Cherokee: Authentic, Premium Jeep Design and New Advanced Global Turbo Engine Enhance Evolution of Renowned Mid-size SUV

  • New, more premium design stays true to iconic Jeep® styling
    • All-new front fascia, hood, LED headlamps, daylight running lamps and fog lamps
    • New lightweight, handsfree power liftgate
    • Five new wheel designs, including premium 19-inch wheel on Overland models
    • Open-air freedom with available dual-pane sunroof
  • Premium, refined interior functionality and design with new Satin Chrome and Piano Black high-gloss accents
    • Improved rear cargo volume and more convenient storage space
  • All-new 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque equipped with engine stop-start (ESS) technology to optimize fuel economy and minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with ESS technology delivers 271 horsepower and 239 lb.-ft. of torque and best-in-class towing capability of 4,500 lbs.
  • Fuel-efficient 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 engine with ESS technology delivers 180 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Enhanced nine-speed automatic transmission tuned to match the performance of all-new 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine
  • Best-in-class Jeep Trail Rated capability:
    • Enhanced four-wheel-drive systems set benchmark for mid-size SUVs
      • All-new Jeep Active Drive I with next-generation rear drive module reduces weight while enhancing fuel efficiency and performance
      • Jeep Active Drive II with two-speed Power Transfer Unit (PTU) and low-range gear reduction
      • Jeep Active Drive Lock with two-speed PTU, low-range and mechanically locking rear differential
    • Jeep Selec-Terrain traction control system with up to five customized modes – Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock
    • Up to a 51.2:1 crawl ratio
  • Fourth-generation Uconnect system includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and the choice of 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreens with pinch-and-zoom capability
  • Packed with more than 80 available advanced safety and security features
  • Interactive website for 2019 Jeep Cherokee



January 16, 2018 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The new 2019 Jeep® Cherokee – the most capable mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) – boasts a new, authentic and more premium design, along with the addition of an all-new, advanced 2.0-liter direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine that enhances performance and fuel efficiency.

Jeep Cherokee’s evolution offers more interior comfort and convenience, delivering everyday practicality with outstanding ride and handling characteristics, independent front- and rear-suspension systems with world-class body torsional stiffness, a choice of three different engine offerings mated to an enhanced, high-efficient nine-speed transmission and more than 80 safety and security features.

“A stunning, more premium design and the addition of our new fuel-efficient 2.0-liter turbo engine make the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee even more desirable in the mid-size SUV segment,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “In addition, Cherokee builds on its benchmark 4×4 capability and on-road dynamics with refinement and style, a host of new attributes, powertrains and the latest technology that is perfectly situated for consumers worldwide.”

Available in five different trim configurations – Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Overland and the rugged Trail Rated Trailhawk, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is manufactured in the United States at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois. It will arrive in Jeep showrooms in the first quarter of 2018.

As the newest mid-size SUV from Jeep, it competes in the largest SUV segment in the United States with more than 2 million sales annually.

AUTHENTIC JEEP DESIGN

Exterior
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee features an extensive new exterior design that highlights a completely fresh appearance and includes a major restyling of a number of signature components.

Drivers and passengers will command road presence with an all-new front exterior that is consistent with classic Jeep design. The Jeep design team has created a distinguished new look that aligns on the premium side of the Jeep family, along with iconic Jeep styling. Complete with a new fascia, lightweight hood, LED headlamps, daylight running lamps (DRL), fog lamps and liftgate, the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a vehicle that offers a fresh look, and maintains its unmatched capability in all weather conditions, on the road or trail.

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee stays true to its heritage with a wide and commanding stance and an aggressive wheel-to-body proportion for a distinctive identity. Aggressive approach and departure angles contribute to best-in-class capability. A main feature is maintaining the signature waterfall hood mated to the seven-slot grille. As a single piece, the sloping new lightweight aluminum hood projects clean visual lines that separate from the front fenders, further contributing to the distinctive, premium look.

The latest and most advanced LED lighting technology is prominent on the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. New front Bi-LED projector headlamps incorporate its signature Cherokee DRLs, which have been refined as one fixture, providing a fresh look.

The new re-sculpted front fascia completes its wide stance with dual LED fog lamps surrounded by bright trim details and adaptive cruise control radar sensor positioned below. Overland models receive new standard bright chrome steel tow hooks.

Consumers will also appreciate new features, such as a new push-push fuel door and capless fuel fill that eliminates the need to touch and turn the vehicle’s gas cap when refilling – keeping their hands clean of fuel smell.

A new contemporary look highlights the 2019 Jeep Cherokee rear profile with re-sculpted design cues, creating a more harmonic flow to the rear of the vehicle.

The new Cherokee’s tail lamps remain an integral part of the rear backlight graphic, which includes a signature red “Feature Light” – a thin homogenous LED light strip that wraps individual stop, turn and reverse tail lamp applications.

A new and redesigned lightweight composite liftgate includes an integrated light bar with release handle repositioned higher for added customer convenience. Additionally, the available handsfree liftgate is operated by making a kicking motion under the bumper to open.

The new Trail Rated 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk model offers unmatched off-road capability within the segment with a redesigned aggressive front fascia, improved approach angle,anti-glare hood decal and standard red tow hooks. Customers can embrace adventures on rugged terrain as Trailhawk models include protective steel skid plates underneath, which complement its rugged exterior appearance, exemplary departure angles, higher fender flares and ride height plus dedicated 17-inch off-road tires for class-leading 4×4 capability, resulting in the most capable mid-size SUV in the market.

Cherokee stays true to Jeep open-air freedom by offering the dual-pane sunroof with motorized sunshade that minimizes glare.

The new 2019 Jeep Cherokee standard lineup receives five new wheel offerings in its portfolio including a 19-inch premium polished aluminum wheel on Overland models.

Consumers will have a choice of 12 different exterior colors: Blue Shade, Sting-Gray, Velvet Red, Firecracker Red, Olive Green, Hydro Blue, Light Brownstone, Granite Crystal, Billet Silver, Diamond Black Crystal, Pearl White and Bright White.

Interior
The updated interior of the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee receives a fresh and elegant touch while remaining a practical and comfortable environment. Premium hand-sculpted forms tie signature Jeep design cues and high-quality materials together with precision craftsmanship. A driver-oriented cockpit loaded with easy-to-use, useful technology, clever, thoughtful storage features and more than 80 available safety and security features – including eight standard air bags –provide occupants everything they need for any adventure they undertake.

Drivers and passengers will immediately notice refined and elegant features in the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee. The use of new high-gloss Piano Black, complemented by premium Satin Chrome tracer accents, add a delicate touch around the radio, air vent, and gear shifter bezels, creating a tailored and harmonious look. The electric park brake button has also been enclosed around the center shifter bezel for ease of operation.

The resculpted center console front media center hub (USB port and 115-volt outlet) has been repositioned rearward creating additional space with the enlargement of the front storage pocket, perfect for placing mobile smart phones and other devices next to the integral USB port for easy access to connected services.

Cherokee maintains premium materials abound through the door panels, armrests and upper instrument panel. Interior trim that is soft to the touch and pleasing to the eye is found throughout the cabin. Designers also freshened the interior with lighter color tones on lower trim panels that match seating and create a pleasant and welcoming environment.

Ergonomically designed seats that support the contour of the body are trimmed with premium cloth or quality Nappa leather and come available as power adjustable, heated/ventilated seats with memory. Premium cloth fabrics include a unique “Hex” interlocking graphic. The available 60/40 split second-row seats adjust fore and aft for increased passenger comfort and cargo flexibility.

Unique features such as the available heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, plus much more will delight both drivers and passengers alike.

Rear cargo capacity has also been increased over three inches in width and now totals more than 27 cubic feet, offering additional storage space that can easily accommodate golf clubs or groceries for every day adventures.

The new Cherokee interior adds two new color themes, which were inspired by adventurous locations throughout the world and aligned with the Jeep DNA blueprint and foundation of lifestyles that inspire Jeep customers across the globe.

Available in Latitude and Latitude Plus models, the new Storm Blue interior was inspired by Iceland with its dark volcanos and black ash contrasted with blue skies. That is reflected in the black seats that are contrasted with Storm Blue stitching throughout. Also, available on Cherokee Overland models, a new Dark Sienna interior theme offers earth tones that were inspired by the earth’s clay and outdoor freedom reflective of unmatched off-road capability that only Jeep can provide.

New 2.0-liter direct injection turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with engine stop-start (ESS)
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee offers a practical and dependable choice for everyday adventures with premium on-road manners and impressive fuel efficiency – courtesy of three engine offerings. One of the most technologically advanced engines in the automotive industry, the all-new 2.0-liter direct injection turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine is rated at 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a high-efficient nine-speed automatic transmission. Benefits of the new engine include outstanding fuel economy with engine stop-start (ESS) technology, low emissions, quick 0-60 miles per hour (mph) launch performance, and enhanced drivability.

The all-new 2.0-liter I-4 features a twin-scroll, low inertia turbocharger with an electric actuated waste gate for exceptional responsiveness and performance, even while traversing over difficult terrain. The turbo is mounted directly to the cylinder head to reduce emissions and improve durability. A dedicated cooling circuit lowers the temperature of the intake air, throttle body and turbocharger.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine is part of the Global Medium Engine architecture family and features double overhead camshafts (DOHC), dual independent camshaft timing, and a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (C-EGR) system. This is the first time that the combined use of a twin-scroll turbocharger, C-EGR system, central direct injection and the independent liquid cooling intake of air, throttle body and turbo have been employed together. This combination of technologies enables the high levels of performance and reduces fuel consumption.

Direct injection, coupled with turbocharging, enables more efficient combustion, reduced emissions and increased performance. The 2.0-liter I-4 engine’s fuel pump supplies the engine’s 2,900-psi high-pressure common-rail injection system. These high pressures produce better fuel atomization and allow for more precise fuel delivery than port fuel-injected systems, which in turn improves both performance and efficiency.

The cast aluminum alloy cylinder head features a central injector and high tumble intake ports. This combination provides high charge motion and balanced air flow to improve fuel efficiency and performance. Integrated into the cylinder head is a water-cooled exhaust manifold to reduce emissions while providing increased engine reliability.

The 2.0-liter I-4 engine features a low-pressure, sand cast-aluminum block with cast-in iron liner with an 84mm bore and 90mm stroke for a total displacement of 1,995cc. Cast-aluminum pistons, with a 10:1 compression ratio, have four valve pockets to accommodate the dual variable-valve timing [VVT] system. Each cylinder bore is fitted with gallery-mounted piston oil cooling jets to limit piston temperatures, reduce spark knock and increase piston durability.  Select-fit main and rod bearings enable reduced clearances to help lower system oil demand and oil pumping effort. In addition, floating piston pins utilize diamond-like coating (DLC) for reduced friction.

The high-energy ignition system includes a high-energy ignition coil for better fuel efficiency. Precious-metal spark plugs with iridium and platinum provide lasting durability. Located in the center of the cam cover, the spark plugs are easily accessible when service is required. Sodium-filled exhaust valves and plasma-coated piston rings also help extend the engine’s life and bolster durability.

A variable displacement two-stage oil pump provides high oil pressure under high speed but switches to a low-pressure mode for improved fuel economy during typical driving conditions.  The piston cooling is also managed by the two-stage oil pump to enhance fuel economy under normal driving conditions while improving durability under demanding, high-load engine operation. A large capacity oil cooler extends the oil change interval and ensures engine durability.

An inverted tooth primary chain drives both the intake and exhaust camshafts and minimizes noise. Camshafts are robotically assembled using hollow shafts and have polished cam journals to reduce weight and improve durability for engine stop-start operation. The use of hollow shafts provides a 3.5-lb. weight reduction when compared to an equivalent solid shaft.

High-efficient powertrains
Two additional high-efficient engines options are available in the 2019 Jeep Cherokee: the 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 and 2.4-liter PZEV Multiair2 Tigershark I-4 – both mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

3.2-liter Pentastar V-6
The 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is available across the Cherokee lineup producing 271 horsepower, 239 lb.-ft. of torque and delivering best-in-class V-6 towing of 4,500 pounds. The engine blends a balance of efficiency, power and refinement from the same innovations that earned its larger displacement predecessor industry-wide acclaim, while reducing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) for occupants.

The engine retains its individual exhaust-manifold runners that are integrated into the aluminum cylinder-head casting and are a key Pentastar-family differentiator. This feature not only reduces weight and produces packaging benefits; it also increases manufacturing efficiency.

The 24-valve engine’s 10.7:1 compression ratio aids in lowering fuel consumption and improves performance while the variable-displacement oil pump further reduces parasitic losses to maximize fuel economy. The pump is programmed to operate as needed, staying in low-pressure mode at rpms below 3,500, and then bumping up pressure as demand follows engine speed.

2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark I-4 
The fuel efficient and refined 2.4-liter PZEV MultiAir2 Tigershark I-4 engine is standard in the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee. The 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark I-4 engine produces 180 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque.

For 2019, engine oil heater and weight-reduced components were achieved, which improved fuel economy during warm-up cycles. Also, changes to air intake applications have resulted in noise vibration and harshness (NVH) improvements.

The acclaimed electro-hydraulic fully variable valve-lift system uses a column of oil in place of the traditional mechanical link between the camshaft and intake valves. It delivers precise control of the intake-valve events – beginning and end – delivering reductions in engine-pumping losses and increases in volumetric efficiency.

In addition to reducing carbon-dioxide emissions, MultiAir2 accounts for a fuel-economy boost of up to 7.5 percent, compared with engines with conventional valve trains.

Nine-speed transmission
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee benefits from an upgraded TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission. The gearbox features new software that further refines drivability.

The nine-speed transmission delivers numerous benefits, including aggressive launches, smooth power delivery at highway speeds and improved fuel efficiency versus a six-speed automatic transmission.

The transmission is engineered to ensure the vehicle is always in the appropriate gear. Its 4.71 first-gear ratio contributes to launch performance, while the small steps between mid-range gears ensure smoothness.

Higher gears enable lower engine speeds – a primary operating condition for superior fuel efficiency.

The gearbox also contributes to design efficiency. Its nested carrier configuration affords packaging advantages.

Superior on-road performance
A front independent suspension with MacPherson struts and a rear independent multi-link suspension absorb on-and off-road obstacles while providing superb comfort for vehicle occupants. The front suspension provides 6.7 inches of travel, while the rear suspension provides up to 7.8 inches of travel for better articulation. The isolated rear cradle, high-strength, low-alloy front crossmember and superior torsional rigidity all contribute to the quieter, smoother ride and superior handling characteristics drivers will experience in the Cherokee.

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is equipped with an electronic power steering system (EPS), which improves fuel efficiency and contributes to the Jeep Cherokee’s nimbleness with a turn circle radius of more than 37 feet in 4×2 models and approximately 38 feet in 4×4 models. With EPS, the power assist is provided via an electric motor system rather than a traditional hydraulic system. Because the system is fully electronic, the driver experiences optimal steering effort at all vehicle speeds, and there is less noise and better fuel efficiency since there is no parasitic loss from a power steering pump. This technology also enables active safety features, such as LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist.

Unmatched Jeep 4×4 capability
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee highlights a choice of three innovative 4×4 systems that have been enhanced for unmatched 4×4 capability for all weather conditions. Jeep Cherokee maintains its place as the benchmark mid-size SUV with rear-axle disconnect technology that results in reduced energy loss when 4×4 capability isn’t needed, while improving fuel efficiency. The rear-axle disconnect seamlessly switches between two- and four-wheel drive for full-time torque management and does not require input from the driver.

Jeep Active Drive I
Available on the Cherokee Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited and Overland models, Jeep Active Drive I features an all-new design for Cherokee. Jeep engineers set out to reduce weight and enhance efficiency of the next-generation rear drive module (RDM), which is fully automatic and delivers seamless operation in and out of four-wheel drive at any speed. The result of this new state-of-the-art technology is reduced weight of nearly 17 lbs., and a reduction of low-speed system drag torque by 50 percent, which improves fuel savings. The system does not require any driver intervention or feedback, delivers yaw correction during dynamic events, and improves during both understeer and oversteer conditions.

Jeep Active Drive II
Available on the Cherokee Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited and Overland models, the recalibrated Jeep Active Drive II includes a two-speed Power Transfer Unit (PTU) with torque management and low range. The 4-Low mode locks the front and rear driveshafts for low-speed power or towing. Low range provides a 2.92:1 gear reduction that allows for enhanced climbing ability, as well outstanding crawl ratios for severe off-road conditions. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee with Jeep Active Drive II gives the off-road adventurer a ride height increase of one inch, a crawl ratio of 51:2:1 when powered by the 2.0-liter direct injection turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, and a crawl ratio of 48.3:1 when powered by the 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. Also, the system has a Neutral state that allows for flat-towing with all four wheels on the ground.

Jeep Active Drive Lock
Jeep Active Drive Lock includes all the features of Jeep Active Drive II and adds a locking rear differential for superior low-speed traction for severe off-road conditions. Jeep Active Drive Lock is standard on all Trailhawk models.

All 4×4 systems feature the Jeep brand’s renowned Selec-Terrain traction control system, which allows the driver to choose the on- and off-road setting for optimum performance. Five customized settings are offered: Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock. Through the use of algorithms that enable unsurpassed control and capability, Selec-Terrain electronically coordinates and optimizes up to 12 systems on any terrain, providing enhanced vehicle control including: drivetrain control module, electronic brake controller, electronic stability control (ESC), transmission controller, powertrain controller and Selec-Speed Control (Hill-ascent and Hill-descent Control).

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk: Trail Rated
Jeep 4×4 capability is at the forefront of the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Featuring an aggressive look and stance, it exemplifies trail readiness as the most capable mid-size SUV in the segment. Loaded with Jeep off-road hardware, the Trailhawk includes standard equipment, aggressive approach and departure angles with unique front and rear fascia, one-inch factory lift. Its unmatched 4×4 capability is produced with Jeep Active Drive Lock and its locking rear differential, skid plates and signature red tow hooks. The locking rear differential is selectable in any low-range terrain mode to maximize tractive effort at the tire patch that can support it.

The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk boasts an approach angle of 29.9 degrees, a departure angle of 32.2 degrees and breakover angle of 22.9 degrees. Running ground clearance is 8.7 inches.

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk models with the standard off-road package are Trail Rated. The “Trail Rated” badge on the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk indicates that the vehicle is designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented performance categories: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording.

World-class architecture
The new 2019 Jeep Cherokee is built on the proven Compact U.S. Wide (CUS-wide) platform’s modular architecture that results in better quality and reliability, as well as lower costs, less development time and tooling. The architecture Cherokee is built on is comprised of common, modular and interchangeable components and allows for modularity of the wheelbase, front track, rear track, front overhang, length and width across vehicle lines.

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee’s body structure has a high-strength steel content of approximately 65 percent.  Hot stamped-, high-strength- and ultra-high-strength steel are used to construct a strong, lightweight, solid vehicle architecture.

Fourth-generation Uconnect systems
The new 2019 Jeep Cherokee receives the latest Uconnect systems, which include easy-to-use features, enhanced processing power, faster start-up times and touchscreens that display high-resolution graphics.

Consumers will have the choice of 7.0-, or 8.4-inch touchscreen displays in the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee.

The Uconnect systems available in North America are:

  • Uconnect 7.0
  • Uconnect 8.4
  • Uconnect 8.4 NAV

Available features and services include:

  • Handsfree phone calls or texts
  • Built-in radio options, which allow drivers and passengers to stream internet radio through Bluetooth or plug-in compatible personal devices in to USB or AUX ports
  • Uconnect Navigation with turn-by-turn directions
  • Touchscreen with customizable menu bar, using the Drag and Drop feature
    • Drag and drop the most used app icons to the main menu bar for one-screen usability
  • SiriusXM Radio, Travel Link, Traffic and SiriusXM Guardian connected services provide real-time information and a variety of entertainment options:
    • The vehicle can be commanded from virtually anywhere, allowing owners to remotely lock, unlock doors or start their vehicles via a smartphone app
    • In the event of a minor collision, medical or other emergency, the occupant can press the SOS button located on the rearview mirror to be connected to a trained call center agent who can send emergency assistance to the vehicle’s location
    • Send & Go sends the destination directly to the Uconnect Navigation system before entering the vehicle. Should the vehicle run out of fuel, get a flat tire or need a tow, pushing the Assist button can pinpoint vehicle location, sending help as quickly as possible

2019 Jeep Cherokee models equipped with the Uconnect 7.0, 8.4 or 8.4 NAV systems include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto:

  • Apple CarPlay provides drivers with a smarter, simpler way to use an iPhone inside a vehicle. Apple CarPlay seamlessly integrates an iPhone with the car’s built-in display and controls in addition to featuring Siri Voice control. iPhone-equipped drivers can make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, receive voice-guided navigation optimized for traffic conditions and more, while staying focused on the road
  • Android Auto automatically provides drivers with a safer way to use Android phones while driving. The system will share useful information when driving and makes it easy to access the best of Google. It features Google Maps with free voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance; on-demand access to 30 million songs with Google Play Music; the ability to place phone calls or send and receive messages while keeping hands on the wheel; and the ability to ask Google to search any question. Android Auto also makes it easy to access popular apps and content from the Uconnect system’s touchscreen

The world-class thin-film transistor (TFT) LED 3.5-inch grayscale or 7-inch full-color reconfigurable instrument cluster allows the driver to enjoy a customized user experience and receive information and vehicle feedback in the format they prefer while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

The easy-to-use instrument cluster displays the basic information for drivers at their fingertips, but also allows them to add information they desire.

Drivers can select from a multitude of information, which can be displayed in the center of the gauge cluster, including turn-by-turn navigation, speed, real-time fuel economy, safety warnings, available Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus, audio information and Jeep-specific features, such as Selec-Terrain.

The available ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist System is displayed in the center of the gauge cluster and operated with buttons on the steering wheel and the shifter. The graphic walks drivers through the steps necessary to utilize the park assist system. A Jeep designer’s passion for the brand shines through in the park assist screen, which features a 1941 Jeep Willys graphic on each side of the open parking space.

Safety and security
The new Jeep Cherokee was engineered with more than 80 available safety and security features. The Jeep Cherokee starts with a strong foundation constructed with 65 percent high-strength steel. Engineers then added both active and passive safety and security features, including ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus, Forward Collision Warning-Plus, and LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus; SOS button; Electronic Stability Control (ESC); Electronic Roll Mitigation; Blind-spot Monitoring; Rear Cross Path detection; ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines and eight standard air bags.

The ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist feature remains a highlight in the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee. Using ultrasonic parking sensors on the bumper the system will find and guide the customer into an available parking space when the driver initiates the parking maneuver. The parking guidance system controls the steering angle automatically and the driver controls the gear position, brake, and accelerator. Parallel parking is possible on either side of the car.  During perpendicular parking, the vehicle is backed into the space.  Additionally, a new side-distance warning feature now adds greater awareness to drivers of side objects while the vehicle is at low speed and in a parallel parking sequence.

Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus is significant for its ability to bring the vehicle to a complete stop without driver intervention, in certain conditions. Radar and video sensors identify the locations of vehicles traveling ahead of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. The sensors also help ensure the vehicles are separated by a gap determined by the driver. If the gap is dramatically breached, the ESC system can aggressively deploy the vehicle’s brakes to affect a full stop, even if the driver never touches the brake pedal. To resume travel, the driver need only press a button on the steering wheel or tap the accelerator pedal.

Forward Collision Warning-Plus addresses traffic-gap changes when Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus is inactive. When radar and video sensors detect a fast-closing obstacle ahead, the system pre-fills the brakes to prepare for emergency driver intervention. If collision risk remains, Forward Collision Warning-Plus correspondingly ratchets up the response with:

  • audible and visual warnings
  • a brief brake deployment to alert the driver
  • a 1.5-second brake deployment to quicken the driver’s reaction time
  • deployment of Advanced Brake Assist, if the driver is not braking aggressively enough

Lane Departure Warning-Plus uses a camera-based vision sensor to establish the Jeep Cherokee’s position on the road. If an unintentional lane drift occurs, determined by trajectory change and the absence of turn-signal activation, the system will deliver a visual warning and a haptic warning – the subtle introduction of torque from the electric power steering (EPS) system. If the driver unintentionally drifts too far, the system provides a secondary visual warning.

2018 Jeep® Cherokee Fact Sheet

JP018_012CHkblp1gh3sdu2dmjcdc71m69921__midAuburn Hills, Mich. Sep 1, 2017  –  The 2018 Jeep® Cherokee redefines the mid-size SUV segment, delivering legendary Jeep 4×4 capability, superior on-road ride and handling, world-class craftsmanship, clever functionality and versatility, more than 70 available safety and security features and advanced user-friendly technology. The Jeep Cherokee stands out against competitors with unmatched off-road capability while still providing on-road ride and handling comfort and segment-leading features.

New for 2018

  • For 2018, Jeep Cherokee includes realigned trim levels with enhanced standard equipment providing exceptional value to consumers
  • New for 2018, the base trim is the Latitude, which includes premium standard features such as: 17-inch aluminum wheels, fog lamps and high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, roof rails, rear back up camera, bright daylight opening (DLO) moldings as well as body-color mirrors and door handles
  • Addition of new Latitude Plus trim adds popular features as standard equipment at a price customers will appreciate: 8.4-inch Uconnect radio with color touch screen, SiriusXM Radio, Passive Entry/Keyless Go, cloth seats with leather inserts, leather steering wheel with audio controls, eight-way power driver seat with power four-way lumbar support, ambient lighting, 115-volt AC outlet at the back of console and 17-inch aluminum wheels with a unique finish (late availability)
  • Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk also adds new standard features for 2018, which include Blind-spot Monitoring, Cross Path Detection and ParkSense Rear Backup Warning plus Dual-zone/Automatic Temperature Control
  • Jeep Cherokee Limited trims now feature standard features such as Blind-spot Monitoring, Cross Path Detection and ParkSense Rear Backup Warning as well as a power liftgate

Highlights

  • Best-in-class capability:
    • Choice of 2.4-liter I-4 or 3.2-liter V-6 engines, three available four-wheel-drive systems that raise the standard for mid-size SUVs, Jeep Selec-Terrain traction control system with up to five customized modes (Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock), best-in-class V-6 towing capability: 4,500 pounds, up to a 56:1 crawl ratio for low-range traction
  • Fuel economy:
    • Up to 30 miles per gallon (mpg) highway on standard 2.4-liter I-4 engine; optional 3.2-liter V-6 engine with stop-start technology delivers best-in-class V-6 fuel economy (29 mpg highway); standard nine-speed automatic transmission; industry-first rear-axle disconnect resulting in reduced energy loss when 4×4 capability isn’t needed, improving fuel efficiency
  • More than 70 available advanced safety and security features

Model Lineup

  • For 2018, the Jeep Cherokee lineup consists of five models:
  • Latitude (4×2 and 4×4)
  • Latitude Plus (4×2 and 4×4)
  • Limited (4×2 and 4×4)
  • Overland (4×2 and 4×4)
  • Trailhawk
  • Altitude Black-Out Appearance Packages available on Latitude and Limited

Exterior Colors

  • Hydro Blue Pearl Coat
  • Firecracker Red Clear Coat
  • Diamond Black Pearl Coat
  • Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
  • Bright White Clear Coat
  • Pearl White Pearl Coat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
  • Light Brownstone Pearl Coat
  • Olive Green Clear Coat
  • Rhino Clear Coat
  • Velvet Red Pearl Coat
  • Patriot Blue Pearl Coat

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