I can’t believe it’s been 20 months since I picked up my 2019 Jeep® Cherokee Trailhawk already! Since the 2020 models are already showing up on dealer lots, I figured I would provide an update on how my Cherokee Trailhawk is doing, almost two full-years into ownership.
I am inching my way towards the 35,000km mark (or about 21,750 miles), which puts me around the average mileage most buyers put on their vehicles a year. As I mentioned back in my 9-month update because the Cherokee Trailhawk is such a useful vehicle, I tend to use it more than my previous vehicle (a Dodge Caliber SXT). That is because I enjoy driving it so much.
I have been fortunate to have a short commute to work, however, I have been busy traveling back and forth to Tennesse from the Toronto, Ontario suburbs. Although that means about 12 hours of driving, the Cherokee Trailhawk is a pleasure to drive long distances. The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) feature provides some much-appreciated assistance.
On one of my return trips from Tennesse, I was able to get my best fuel mileage yet with a result of 26.3 mpg. I consider that was pretty good, considering I was doing anything special and was still able to get a better result than what was advertised on my window sticker (24 mpg). This was done driving a vehicle that I find quite comfortable and capable.
As I have mentioned in my past reviews, my old Dodge Caliber got great use out of its warranty support. In contrast, the Cherokee has been the opposite. In March of 2019, the factory battery was deemed faulty and it was replaced by the dealer. Not too long after that in April 2019, the Cherokee threw a check engine light (CEL) with the code P0116, which indicated a dead coolant sensor. The dealer replaced that with no charge as well.
While ownership has gone pretty good thus far, there are a few complaints that I have about my 2019 Jeep® Cherokee Trailhawk. The first has already been mentioned in my earlier review, which is that Jeep® had promised its Uconnect-based Off-Road Pages would be coming to the Cherokee Trailhawk and so far they still haven’t. Updates have gone silent, which leaves me doubtful that Jeep will ever come through on this promise. The only other complaint I have is with the transmission is that the 9-speed automatic seems slow to downshift when you need to pass, otherwise, I am very happy with it.
As for new modifications since our last update, there really hasn’t been much. One thing I did, was to get rid of the Trailhawk’s red-themed Trail Rated badges and replaced them with OEM silver ones found on the 2019 Jeep® Wrangler (JL). It gives the vehicle a cleaner appearance in my opinion, especially since the vehicle is painted in Billet Silver.
So for those of you who are interested in a 2019 or 2020 Jeep® Cherokee and have questions that I may be able to answer, leave your comments below. If you are a current 2019 or 2020 Cherokee owner, we would love to hear how your owner experience has been so far. So be sure to leave those comments below as well.