2018 Jeep Cherokee Review

In line with the Jeep tradition, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee made significant improvements to its already remarkable safety features and off-road capability. With its improved technology, exceptional engines, and intelligent safety features, the Jeep Cherokee is a highly capable and versatile vehicle.

Drivers in Ontario, Wayne County, and Sodus can explore all the new upgrades by reading our in-depth 2018 Jeep Cherokee review.

2018 Jeep Cherokee Standard Features

There are several trim levels in the Jeep Cherokee, including the Latitude, Trailhawk, and Overland. With each trim level, the Cherokee comes packed with different features, so you can choose the model that’s the best fit for your driving needs.

The base level of the 2018 Cherokee, the Latitude, comes with an array of impressive standard features, including 17-inch aluminum wheels, the Uconnect® 3 system with a 5-inch display, Bluetooth® connectivity, and the Jeep Active Drive I 4×4 System. This 4×4 system features the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, which provides you with four modes for all-weather capability. That way, whether the Jeep Cherokee is climbing up a muddy hill or traversing over snow-covered streets, it can manage the terrain with ease.

With the Cherokee Trailhawk, more advanced safety features now come standard, such as Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection, the ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System, and Hill Descent Control. With these high-tech safety systems, you’ll be alert and aware of all your surroundings, ensuring both a fun yet safe driving experience.

The high-end Cherokee Overland continues to add upgraded features, which includes a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, exterior mirrors with a memory function, the Uconnect® 3C NAV system with an 8.4-inch display, and GPS navigation.

Jeep Cherokee Off Road

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee off-road capabilities are exceptional, thanks to its Active Drive 4×4 system and Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System. However, if you truly want the strongest and smoothest off-roading experience, then choose the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. This trim level comes standard with Jeep Active Drive Lock 4×4 System and Selec-Speed™ Crawl Control.

With the upgraded 4×4 system, you’ll receive a mechanical rear axle lock, along with the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management ROCK mode, so the Cherokee can handle any obstacle thrown its way. By helping the Cherokee crawl at slow speeds, Selec-Speed™ Crawl Control lets it focus on its power when ascending or descending deep inclines. It also comes with Hill Ascent Control and Hill Descent Control, so you’ll be able to travel on any rough terrain.

Jeep Cherokee Towing Capacity

Thanks to standard Trailer Sway Damping, the 2018 Cherokee can also tow heavy loads of cargo. This feature uses sensors to adjust the throttle and apply brake pressure to keep both the hooked-up trailer and the Cherokee under control. With this feature, along with the Jeep Cherokee’s robust powertrain, this car can tow up to a maximum of 4,500 pounds, when properly equipped.

2018 Jeep Cherokee Performance

No 2018 Jeep Cherokee review would be complete without highlighting the powerful V6 engine. With its standard 2.4L MultiAir® engine and 9-speed automatic transmission, the Cherokee produces 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. If you want even more power, then opt for the incredible 3.2L Pentastar® V6 engine, which delivers 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque. To boost its fuel efficiency and reduce its emissions, the V6 engine also comes with Engine Stop/Start Technology.

Jeep Cherokee Style

One of the more noticeable differences in the 2018 Jeep Cherokee is its departure from the utilitarian design of the past. Drawing inspiration from European SUVs, the Cherokee softens its lines and focuses on ideal function and high style. The double-vented bulged hood, four exhaust tips with black gloss variance, and smoked headlight covers lend just the right amount of style and class to the exterior. Plus, it comes in a variety of colors, such as Diamond Black Crystal Pearl, Light Brownstone Pearl, Bright Silver Metallic and Bright White, as well as Patriot Blue, Pearl White, Olive Green, and Velvet Red.

Test Drive the 2018 Jeep Cherokee at Peake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT

To compete with the modern class of SUVs on the market, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee combined its rugged capabilities with modern tech and style. Whether you want a dominant off-road vehicle, a tough towing vehicle, or a decked-out SUV with high-end tech, the Jeep Cherokee has an option for everyone.

Drivers in Ontario, Wayne County, and Sodus can explore all the new features and upgrades for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee by visiting Peak Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT to schedule a test drive. Contact us today!