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Cherokee Looks To Continue It’s Success Into 2020 Model Year:

Cherokee Brings A Few New Features To The Plate For 2020...

Last year, Jeep® rolled out a revised Cherokee that featured updated styling, a new powertrain, and some impressive new technology features. Sales soared with the refreshed 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the brand is looking to continue the vehicle’s success into 2020 with some new features and the same great lineup offerings.

2020 Jeep® Cherokee Trailhawk. (Jeep).

The Jeep Cherokee returns with five core trim levels, Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Overland, and Trailhawk.  All models except for the Trail Rated Trailhawk model which comes standard with four-wheel-drive (4×4), offer front-wheel-drive (4×2) or 4×4 offerings. Cherokee also returns with three special edition models…

2020 Jeep® Cherokee Overland. (Jeep).

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee a new Advanced Safety Group package that includes Lane Departure Warning-Plus, Forward Collision Warning-Plus, and rain-sensing wipers, the same features that made the 2019 Jeep Cherokee a Top Safety Pick rating from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This package will be available on Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, and Overland models. 

Cherokee models equipped with the popular 8.4-inch Uconnect 4C and 4C with Navigation units will now be equipped with Alexa Skill Technology. 

2020 Jeep® Cherokee Limited. (Jeep).

Buyers will be able to choose from three engine options, the 2.4-liter “Tigershark” inline-four-cylinder, the 3.6-liter “Pentastar” V6, or the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder. The 2.4-liter produces 180 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque and is equipped with engine stop-start (ESS) technology and is standard on Latitude, Latitude Plus, and Limited models.

The award-winning 3.6-liter “Pentastar” V6 is standard on Upland, Trailhawk, and Overland models, while being optional on Latitude, Latitude Plus, and Altitude models. The V6 engine with ESS technology delivers 271 horsepower and 239 lb.-ft. of torque and best-in-class towing capability of 4,500 lbs. But our choice is the turbocharged 2.0-liter. The turbo-four makes 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque equipped with ESS and is a perfect match for the mid-size Cherokee. The 2.0-liter is optional on Latitude Plus, Altitude, Limited, Trailhawk, High-Altitude, and Overland models. 

All engines are paired with a ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Jeep® Cherokee Trailhawk. (Jeep).

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee features legendary Jeep 4×4 capability with three 4×4 systems, that makes the Cherokee the most capable midsize SUV off-road. Those three systems are…

  • Jeep Active Drive I with next-generation rear drive module reduces weight while enhancing fuel efficiency and performance.
  • Jeep Active Drive II with two-speed Power Transfer Unit (PTU) and low-range gear reduction.
  • Jeep Active Drive Lock with two-speed PTU, low-range and mechanically locking rear differential which is standard on Trailhawk.

Jeep’s Selec-Terrain traction control system features up to five customized modes depending on the condition – Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud, and Rock (a Trailhawk exclusive).

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee comes standard with latest and most advanced LED lighting technology with its front Bi-LED projector headlamps that incorporates it’s signature Cherokee DRLs (Daytime Running Lights).

2020 Jeep® Cherokee Limited. (Jeep).

Inside, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee receives a fresh and elegant touch while remaining a practical and comfortable environment. Premium hand-sculpted forms tie signature Jeep design cues and high-quality materials together with precision craftsmanship. A driver-oriented cockpit loaded with easy-to-use, useful technology, clever, thoughtful storage features and more than 80 available safety and security features that include eight standard airbags.

There are 12 available exterior colors for the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. Those colors include Billet Silver, Blue Shade, Bright White, Diamond Black Crystal, Granite Crystal, Hydro Blue, Light Brownstone, Olive Green, Sangria, Spitfire Orange, Sting-Grey, and Velvet Red.

We will be breaking down each of the 2020 Jeep Cherokee models, at a later time. If you are interested in more information, be sure to check out Jeep.com or contact your Jeep dealer.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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