Should you’re choosing the 2020 Jeep Cherokee over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip right to the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. You get a much better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2020 Jeep Cherokee happens to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee affords ruggedness and high towing capability that only this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction once you want it most.
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of vehicle. Cargo space is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Jeep Cherokee’s experience and driving expertise start to fall in line with more trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest checking out the 2020 Jeep Cherokee’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at extra cost. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Jeep Cherokee are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2020 Jeep Cherokee also affords power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Jeep Cherokee recent by adding a budget-conscious Normal Edition Worth Package deal as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Jeep Cherokee, which pushes the 2020 Jeep Cherokee into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.