2020 Hampton Roads International Auto Show

Virtual Showroom


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Jeep Cherokee
STATUS: Unchanged for 2020 - The Cherokee is built on a platform developed in Italy by the Fiat division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Recent updates include a strengthening of the body structure ahead of the windshield and a retuning of the suspension for a more compliant ride. Perhaps the most significant change was the addition of an optional 270-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. It joined the base 180-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder and available 271-horsepower 3.2-liter V-6. Each powerplant mates to a nine-speed automatic transmission with a manual-shift mode. The optional four-wheel-drive systems begin with Active Drive I that automatically engages whenever tire slip is detected. The Active Drive II uses a two-speed transfer case with a low-range gear for big-time torque multiplication. Lastly, Active Drive Lock adds a mechanically locking rear differential to Active Drive II for clambering up steep grades where loose, slippery rocks and gravel can wreak havoc with traction. The latter is standard in the off-road-capable Cherokee Trailhawk that also comes with a slightly increased ride height, protective undercarriage skid plates and 17-inch off-road-rated tires. For the 2020 model year, a more complete array of active safety tech available.Base price (incl. destination): $26,550
Type: Midsize utility vehicle
Engines (h.p): 2.4-liter I-4 (180); 3.2-liter V-6 (271); 2.0-liter DOHC I-4, turbocharged (270)
Transmission: Nine-speed automatic
Drivetrain: Front- /four-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 21/30/25 (2.4 FWD)
Base weight (lb.): 3,650