Jeep Cherokee is a compact-SUV vehicle with great off-road capabilities and well-equipped interior. The exterior looks rugged like on the previous model, but Cherokee is a great adventurous vehicle. Now, in order to compete with rivals like Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V, Jeep is preparing the all-new 2019 Jeep Cherokee Hybrid.
Furthermore, Cherokee is one of a few small SUVs that offer a V6 powertrain. It is clear now that new Jeep Cherokee is going under the knife and the hybrid model will come as an improvement for sure.
2019 Jeep Cherokee Hybrid Exterior Review
Jeep Cherokee will head into 2019 with new polarizing headlights. On top of that, a 7-slot front grille is added and it folds into the hood. The Trailhawk model is available with a higher ride, front tow hooks are red-painted, just like skid plates and some both front and rear treatments.
The 17-inch wheels are standard, the same stands for roof rails. Tech Connect package bring plenty of interior features, also gives the exterior gloss-black trim, and lower cladding colored in Diamond Black Crystal. Also, 18-inch wheels are available with this package. The Limited model offers a power liftgate.
2019 Jeep Cherokee Hybrid Interior
The interior of 2019 Jeep Cherokee Hybrid is traditional Jeep’s. With 2-row/5-passenger setup, this SUV comes with a trapezoidal “center stack”. The layout is upscale with some modern touches. Front seats are well-padded and are comfortable too. Top trim comes with a ventilated and heated front seats and with power adjustments. The interior will be now right with colors such Gray, Black, White, and one can combine them. We also expect more in the final version.
The legroom is 2nd row is improved thanks to adjustable seats. Also, 2nd-row seats can be folded for additional cargo space. On Latitude Plus and higher models even the front seat folds. 54.9 cubic feet is a good cargo area but it’s nothing compared to Honda’s CR-V with 75.8 cubic feet.
The infotainment system is basic Uconnect, and it includes a 5-inch display and rearview camera monitor, a 6-speaker audio system and seats wear cloth materials, while leather is optional. Plenty of safety features like adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking are there. Dual-pane sunroof is optional as well.
2019 Jeep Cherokee Hybrid Engine Specs
There is a more than a good chance that the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Hybrid will rip off Wrangler’s 2.0-liter engine. This turbocharged four-cylinder unit makes 270 HP and 300 pound-feet of torque. This powertrain uses the mild hybrid system with an electric motor and its 48-volts. The gearbox will be the same as on Jeep Renegade, that means a nine-speed automatic transmission is in line.
While nothing is official yet, this engine will replace the current 3.2-liter V6, or V6 will remain as an option. This four-cylinder V6 can tow up to impressive 4,500.
2019 Jeep Cherokee Hybrid Price and Release Date
The base price of 2018 Jeep Cherokee is somewhere around $26,000. It means that the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee Hybrid will cost a couple of thousands more. Top-range Overland model starts at $43,000, so make the calculations by yourself.