2020 Jeep Cherokee

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Although the current Jeep Cherokee has nothing at all in common with the boxy original except its name, it continues to hold a special place in the off-road brand’s stable of SUVs. And even if it doesn’t achieve quite the level of capability as the Wrangler or even Grand Cherokee, the Cherokee offers enough off-road equipment to make it stand out as different amongst a segment full of car-based compact crossovers.

Since the Cherokee underwent a major redesign for the 2019 model year, there aren’t many changes for 2020. An Advanced Safety Group is available, as are Sangria and Spitfire Orange paint colors. The Cherokee is offered in seven trim levels: Latitude, Upland, Altitude, Trailhawk, Limited, High Altitude and Overland.

The Cherokee isn’t much bigger than the cheaper Compass that it shares space with on the showroom floor. In fact, the cheaper model actually has more cargo room, though neither comes close to holding as much inside as popular competitors like the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester or Toyota RAV4. But unlike any of those other crossovers, Jeep offers the Cherokee with a V6 engine. Producing 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque, the Cherokee’s optional 3.2-liter six-cylinder can tow as much as 4,500 pounds. That’s far more than most competitors can manage.

Cherokee models equipped with the standard 180-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine can tow up to 2,000 pounds, but it’s an underpowered and unrefined engine with unimpressive fuel economy. We’d opt for one of the two upgrades. Besides the V6, a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is also optional, producing 270 hp and 295 lb-ft, and towing up to 4,000 pounds. The turbo engine requires premium fuel but achieves up to 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined, making it the most efficient option.

The most interesting of the Cherokee’s trim levels is the Trailhawk, which features an off-road-capable four-wheel-drive system and extra ground clearance for rocky trails. But it’s also the least-efficient option, delivering just 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 21 combined with the V6 engine.

You can use the rest of this page to find more in-depth information about the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, including features, specs and where to find a good deal near you.

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Although the current Jeep Cherokee has nothing at all in common with the boxy original except its name, it continues to hold a special place in the off-road brand’s stable of SUVs. And even if it doesn’t achieve quite the level of capability as the Wrangler or even Grand Cherokee, the Cherokee offers enough off-road equipment to make it stand out as different amongst a segment full of car-based compact crossovers.

Since the Cherokee underwent a major redesign for the 2019 model year, there aren’t many changes for 2020. An Advanced Safety Group is available, as are Sangria and Spitfire Orange paint colors. The Cherokee is offered in seven trim levels: Latitude, Upland, Altitude, Trailhawk, Limited, High Altitude and Overland.

The Cherokee isn’t much bigger than the cheaper Compass that it shares space with on the showroom floor. In fact, the cheaper model actually has more cargo room, though neither comes close to holding as much inside as popular competitors like the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester or Toyota RAV4. But unlike any of those other crossovers, Jeep offers the Cherokee with a V6 engine. Producing 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque, the Cherokee’s optional 3.2-liter six-cylinder can tow as much as 4,500 pounds. That’s far more than most competitors can manage.

Cherokee models equipped with the standard 180-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine can tow up to 2,000 pounds, but it’s an underpowered and unrefined engine with unimpressive fuel economy. We’d opt for one of the two upgrades. Besides the V6, a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is also optional, producing 270 hp and 295 lb-ft, and towing up to 4,000 pounds. The turbo engine requires premium fuel but achieves up to 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined, making it the most efficient option.

The most interesting of the Cherokee’s trim levels is the Trailhawk, which features an off-road-capable four-wheel-drive system and extra ground clearance for rocky trails. But it’s also the least-efficient option, delivering just 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 21 combined with the V6 engine.

You can use the rest of this page to find more in-depth information about the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, including features, specs and where to find a good deal near you.

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$25,840 - $38,495 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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$663 - $1,411 Nat'l avg. savings off MSRP
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Engine 2.4L I-4
MPG 22 City / 31 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 9-spd w/OD
Power 180 @ 6400 rpm
Drivetrain front-wheel
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