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2019 Jeep Cherokee Gets Fresh Face, Turbocharged Engine

2019 Jeep Cherokee Gets Fresh Face, Turbocharged Engine

For 2019 Jeep is giving its midsize Cherokee a few enhancements to go along with the new face it showed off last month. The list of changes include the addition of a new turbocharged engine, which should prove a nice option of the revised Jeep.

Jeep has decided to slot in the same turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that is found in the Wrangler JL, into the 2019 Cherokee. In this application the engine will generate 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, which is just shy of the current Cherokee’s 3.2-liter V-6 that offers 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque. The V-6 option is hanging around for 2019, as is the current Tigershark base engine. The base engine has lost a tiny bit of power output, down to 180 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque.

The reduction in power will probably not be noticed. FCA has managed to shed about 200 pounds off the 2019 Cherokee by switching to an aluminum hood and composite tailgate.

Inside, the new Cherokee has been fitted with the latest version of FCA’s UConnect infotainment system to keep those tech savvy buyers satisfied.

So, with a less polarizing face and turbocharged power, the 2019 Cherokee seems like a very respectable offering from a brand that will likely have a good 2018. Expect the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee to arrive in dealerships later this year.





 

About Nick Saporito

AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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  1. germeezy1
    The additional low speed torque should prevent much of the highly annoying gear hunt present with the ZF 9HP, and the 3.2 V6.
    arutherford
    nsaporito
    I have driven the V-6 recently and found it to be a nice little package. I think the turbo 4 and new face will go along way here.

    It's really an underrated product.


    My parents' went through two transmissions in two years...
    nsaporito
    I have driven the V-6 recently and found it to be a nice little package. I think the turbo 4 and new face will go along way here.

    It's really an underrated product.
    carnut
    No more strange looking eyes. This front goes more with the rest of the line up.
    Andrew_L
    The 2.0 seems to be a better fit for the Cherokee than the 3.2.
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