After six years, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee will present the first redesign of the fifth generation. After the compact SUV appeared as Jeep Liberty in the past, the last couple of editions are coming with the old name. And there are also some classic parts that make this crossover SUV so special. But, the redesign will change some things. Unfortunately, we won’t see the debut of these modifications at Detroit’s Auto Show 2019. However, by the end of the year, fans will find out everything about the 2020 Cherokee.
As we can hear, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee could introduce another trim level. Could that be Trackhawk? Well, not exactly the same one we can find on its larger stablemate, Grand Cherokee, but some other, lighter version… We will see. However, wide offer of 2020 Cherokee configurations will definitely stun you. These picky buyers will have at least one good to start with. On the other hand, there are options for drivetrains and extra packages of equipment to boost the appearance and performance.
A new engine which came out with 2019 season model will be there as well, to boost gas mileage of the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. Apple CarPlay and other accessories are checked, and the new CUV is almost ready for a debut.
2020 Jeep Cherokee Release Date
Let’s check first available information about the 2020 Jeep Cherokee release date. Although many fans were thinking the SUV is coming to Detroit, this is not going to happen. Well, some fans went even further, announcing the 2020 edition of Jeep Cherokee for LA Auto Show. It is likely that we will see this SUV in the second half of 2019. The redesign is going to be worth of waiting. The number of changes will require the big show for the debut.
What Do We Know About the 2020 Jeep Cherokee Redesign?
Not too much. There are a few things that are certain, but the FCA is still quiet about official statements. Well, the new arrivals Wrangler and Scrambler have priorities. Also, Dodge Durango is preparing big changes for the upcoming season. Some of them are a new generation, platform, and place of production. So, the compact class is not in the focus right now, although its sales are saying the company should change its priorities.
Yes, the vehicle went to a facelift process in 2019, but now it is time for bigger changes. For the current edition, designers changed front fascia. The new look includes higher positioned headlights and grille, with revisited bumper and air intakes. Now, designers will turn to other parts of the SUV. Mainly interior will get a brand new look.
2020 Jeep Cherokee Configurations
When you decide to buy the 2020 Cherokee, be ready for many more questions about it. Which engine would you like? How many options include your perfect ride? How much are you ready to pay? There are too many 2020 Jeep Cherokee configurations, but everything starts with the entry-level Latitude and Latitude Plus versions. Cherokee Altitude will still cost under $30,000, while the Limited edition is the first trim level above this mark.
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk should be one of the most exciting models. It is a 4×4 SUV with excellent off-road capabilities. A Pentastar engine, Uconnect infotainment of the latest generation, and a huge touchscreen display are making it expensive too. If you want to splash more money for additional options, there are Trailhawk Elite and Overland trim levels. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not among accessories available from the base models. But, high-end Cherokee SUVs will offer these, and many other services.
2020 Jeep Cherokee Specs, Gas Mileage
Under the hood of the 2020 Jeep Cherokee engineers are still using two reliable units. For the 2019 season, they added another one, a 2.0-liter turbo-four mill. In pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission, it can produce 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. In Cherokee Trailhawk the engine returns 20/26 mpg. For other trim levels, its gas mileage can go up to 31 mpg on the highway.
The base setup includes the same transmission and a 2.4-liter inline-four engine. This one is good for 180 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Whatsoever, inline-4 powertrain comes with the same gas mileage rating as the turbocharged one.
The last, but not the least attractive engine is a V6. A Pentastar unit is creating 270 hp and 340 lb-ft of torque. Although it is a V6, a 3.2-liter mill can return 29 miles per gallon on the highway. Again, with 4×4 and Trailhawk configuration, the fuel economy drops to 18/24 mpg.
2020 Jeep Cherokee Price
After the redesign, the price of the 2020 Jeep Cherokee will jump slightly compared to its predecessors. However, the new SUV will be in an area where we expect compact SUVs to be – under $26,000. Well, if you load your ride with premium features, both for cabin and engine room, the price will jump over $28,000 for Trailhawk Elite model. Latitude, Latitude Plus, and Altitude will be priced under $30k.