The segment of compact crossovers is probably the most competitive segment in the automotive industry today. There are numerous amazing models in the class, but this model definitely has found the way to stand out. Despite that some reports were suggesting 2020 Jeep Cherokee redesign, it didn’t happen. Moreover, it came without any notable change. Things are pretty much the same as in the last-year model, which received a facelift.
Therefore, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee continues with a familiar design, which is practically the same as in the initial model that debuted in 2014. Of course, the styling has been updated, but the overall layout is pretty much the same. This SUV relies on off-road capabilities primarily and that is its main advantage compared to competitors. The engine lineup has also remained the same, as well as the list of standard equipment. This also means pretty much the same price tag.
2020 Jeep Cherokee Design
In terms of base design characteristics, this model is pretty much the same as the model that debuted five years ago. Of course, we are talking about the Compact US Wide platform, which ensures strong off-road performances, but decent on-road characteristics as well. Most rivals feature much smoother ride but no other rival can match the 2020 Jeep Cherokee‘s off-road performances.
When it comes to the styling, the recent facelift has brought some quite interesting changes. That experiment with the initial version of this generation wasn’t quite successful, so the company decided to make changes that will bring this crossover closer to its roots, to a more conventional, typical Jeep styling philosophy.
2020 Jeep Cherokee Interior
On the inside, things are pretty typical. We haven’t seen too many changes in the last update, so the cabin design is generally the same. This means you can count on a well-built cabin, which utilizes some pretty fine materials, though the aesthetics aren’t particularly attractive. Many rivals offer more attractive dashboards, though we are pretty sure that Jeep lovers don’t mind that at all, especially if we consider the amazing infotainment system this model offers.
When it comes to the 2020 Jeep Cherokee interior space, you may count on the quite comfortable rows of seats. The front seats are particularly comfortable and supportive. The second row is spacious as well, though you may find rivals that offer more. On the other side, the cargo area is smaller compared to most rivals. You may count on about s 25.8 cubic feet of space with the rear seats up and 54.7 cubic feet with them folded.
2020 Jeep Cherokee Engines
When it comes to the powertrain lineup, there are three engine options in the offers. Base models are equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which is good for about 180 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. This engine is decent, but optional units are a far better choice. One of the engines you can get is a 3.2-liter V6, which is good for about 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there is a new 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for 270 horsepower and quite impressive 295 pound-feet of torque.
All engines come in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to either front or all wheels.
When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine returns around 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Of course, the V6 engine is the thirstier and you can count on 20/29 mpg city/highway. Finally, the turbo-four features similar ratings as the base four-cylinder unit, around 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
Trim Levels and Pricing
When it comes to the 2020 Jeep Cherokee configurations, there are five trim levels in the offer.
The base model goes around 25.700 dollars and it is called the Latitude. It comes with the base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, but you may count on a pretty decent list of tech goodies, which includes a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, a 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker audio system.
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus is a bit of an upgrade. It adds things like simulated-leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Also, you get additional USB ports, a blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors. This version costs around 27.500 dollars.
The Limited trim brings loads of additional standard features. Of course, the thing we like most is a bigger 8.4-inch touchscreen, but you can also count on things like leather upholstery, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, upgraded instrument cluster, 9-speaker audio system etc. The model goes around 31.000 dollars.
The Overland is the most expensive version of Cherokee. It costs around 36.700 dollars and fo that money, you get a lot of interesting upgrades. Some of the highlights are things like upgraded leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a navigation system, and HD radio.
Finally, there is the 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, which an off-road version that goes slightly over 34.000 dollars. It features a lot of mechanical upgrades, such as wider wheels and all-terrain tires, increased ground clearance, off-road-oriented suspension tuning, a locking rear differential, hill ascent and descent control, skid plates.