Kelley Blue Book
  • Home
  • Car Values
  • Cars for Sale
  • Car Reviews
  • Awards & Top 10s
  • Research Tools


2019 Jeep Cherokee

Change vehicle
MSRP Range :
$26,135 - $39,220
Make sure you get a fair price.Get Kelley Blue Book® Pricing
Get Kelley Blue Book® Pricing
Combined Fuel Economy
24 MPG
180 HP
KBB Consumer Rating
Write a review
Other Years
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • Less years


If your weekend plans could range from simple grocery shopping and movie watching, all the way up to camping in the back country to that little place by the lake that's just hard enough to drive to that you know you'll be the only one there, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a rock-solid choice.


If off-roading isn't your jam, and you'd rather have peppy performance, solid fuel economy and class-leading cargo space, you might be better served with a Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue or any number of other competitors.

What's New For 2019

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee benefits from a thorough refresh. Updates include a restyled front end that brings the Cherokee closer to the Compass and Grand Cherokee design aesthetic, an updated interior with nicer materials and a bit more cargo space, and a new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.

Read less

2019 Jeep Cherokee Pricing

MSRP Range :

$26,135 - $39,220

Get Kelley Blue Book® Pricing

See how style, options and other factors can impact pricing in your area.

For Buyers
You'll get:
Fair Purchase Price
Local Inventory Listings


2019 Jeep Cherokee Expert Review

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee solidifies the Jeep crossover SUV as a unique proposition in the compact-SUV class. While segment leaders like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue -- along with virtually every other player in the class -- have concentrated on around-town utility, the Cherokee stays true to its Jeep roots with a Trailhawk model that is surprisingly capable off-road. It's a good trick, and the Cherokee Trailhawk is comfortable on terrain that would send its competition running for the soft comfort of smooth asphalt. Yet it's not a one-trick pony, offering a V6 engine that can tow up to 4,500 pounds, a new turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes the Cherokee feel almost peppy, and, at last, rugged Jeep good looks. We wish it weighed less, and that there was more cargo space, but if you want a comfortable around-town ride and still want to hit rough terrain in your compact-crossover SUV, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is in a class of one.

Driving the 2019 Jeep Cherokee

As a city-dwelling competitor to the Honda CR-V and others, the Cherokee has its shortcomings. It's heavy, which means fuel economy generally lags competitors. The weight also means that even with the available V6 engine it never feels quick; as for the base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, just skip over that. The Cherokee comes more alive with the new turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder thanks to its better torque delivery. All three engines come connected to a 9-speed automatic that occasionally lags downshifts and upshifts, but at least it's much smoother than it was when the current Cherokee debuted in 2014. With the extra weight -- we're talking hundreds more than an equivalently equipped CR-V -- comes poor fuel economy. However, ride and handling are spot-on, and even though the Cherokee isn't quick, neither are its competitors. Once you head off-road though, the Cherokee really shines. The Cherokee Trailhawk with its Active Drive Lock all-wheel-drive system is the most rugged choice, but even standard Cherokee models with Active Drive II and its low-range offer capability that most others can't match. Throw in the available 4,500 pounds of towing capacity with the V6, and the case for the 2019 Cherokee gets clearer.

Favorite Features

It seems like every automaker is introducing a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder these days, and Jeep is no exception. The same basic engine that Jeep recently debuted in the all-new Wrangler, the new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder offers up just as much horsepower as the V6, but more torque, giving the Cherokee decent acceleration at last.

This is a Jeep after all, and there are reputations to be upheld. The Trailhawk increases the ride height, offers the most sophisticated all-wheel drive system, and includes things like a rock-crawl mode and bright red tow hooks. It's not just appearances though, as the Trailhawk really does acquit itself surprisingly well over the rough stuff.

2019 Jeep Cherokee Interior

Simple but classy, the 2019 Cherokee benefits from a handful of interior upgrades. The subtle dash redesign includes larger air vents, more soft-touch materials, and a bit more storage room as well. The standard infotainment system gets an upgrade to a 7-inch screen that now includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The front seats are comfortable enough, but the driving position takes a hit thanks to a steering wheel that neither tilts high enough nor telescopes enough. Rear-seat passengers get decent leg- and headroom, and the seatbacks recline a tiny bit as well. Surprisingly, Jeep found an additional three cubic feet of cargo space, although the resulting 25.8 cubic feet still trails many competitors.

2019 Jeep Cherokee Exterior

Gone at last are the odd 3-level headlights that have drawn curious looks since the Cherokee debuted in 2014. Instead there's a new nose, with new LED headlights sandwiched into a slim enclosure that looks much more similar to the Compass and Grand Cherokee. In back, the license plate moves from the bumper to the tailgate, there are reshaped taillights, and the overall appearance is tidier. The 2019 Cherokee is a solidly handsome compact SUV, even if it's not a beauty queen like the Mazda CX-5. We especially like the rugged looks of the Trailhawk, with its beefy tires, black-out hood, and red tow hooks projecting from its lower-profile bumper.

2019 Jeep Cherokee Standard Features

The base-model 2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude comes standard with front-wheel drive (FWD), the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and 17-inch steel wheels. The 7-inch Uconnect 4 screen includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with Bluetooth, three USB ports, and the display for the rearview camera. Along with hill-start assist and start/stop, the base Latitude also comes with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection standard; those last are usually upgrades at this price level. There's also standard air conditioning, the 6-way manually adjustable seats covered in durable cloth, a black-and-white digital info display between the gauges, and keyless entry. If you get all-wheel drive (AWD), Jeep's Selec-Terrain traction-management system is part of the package.

2019 Jeep Cherokee Options

The most obvious options are related to the drivetrain. The base 4-cylinder can (and should) be skipped in favor of either the V6 or, even better, the new turbocharged 4-cylinder. Various AWD systems are also available, with the Jeep Active Drive Lock reserved for Trailhawk models. Other options come as you climb the trim ladder. Limited models get a larger Uconnect screen, leather upholstery and power driver and passenger seats. The luxurious Overland comes standard with the 3.2-liter V6, plus navigation, an upgraded audio system, and generally nicer interior trim. The trail-rated Trailhawk model adds under-body skidplates, a more aggressive AWD system, upgraded suspension, and other enhancements to make it more capable off road.

2019 Jeep Cherokee Engine

The 2.4-liter 4-cylinder manages 180 horsepower, but it has a lot of Cherokee to haul around, and it strains under any but the lightest throttle. Instead, skip it entirely and pick between the 271-horsepower 3.2-liter V6, or even better, the 270-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that's new this year. While the horsepower numbers are nearly identical, the new turbo-4 has a distinct advantage in torque, offering up 295 lb-ft versus the 239 lb-ft of the V6. However, the V6 can tow 4,500 pounds, 500 more than the turbocharged 4-cylinder. All engines come connected to a 9-speed automatic that's reasonably smooth, but often slow to respond; it's better with the V6 and turbocharged engines. All-wheel drive is also available with all three engines, depending on which model you choose.

2.4-liter inline-4
180 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm
171 lb-ft of torque @ 4,600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/31 mpg (FWD), 21/29 mpg (AWD)

3.2-liter V6
271 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
239 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/29 mpg (FWD), 19/27 mpg (AWD), 18/26 mpg (Active Drive II), 18/24 mpg (Trailhawk)

2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
270 horsepower @ 5,250 rpm
295 lb-ft of torque @ 3,000-4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/31 mpg (FWD), 21/29 mpg (AWD), 20/27 mpg (Active Drive II), 20/26 mpg (Trailhawk)

How Much Does the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Cost?

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude with front-wheel drive starts at about $25,900, including the surprisingly high $1,195 destination charge. But you'll probably skip it, and the $27,700 Latitude Plus in favor of the Limited, which starts at $31,600. A Trailhawk will put you back about $34,500, while the luxurious Overland starts at about $37,500. All-wheel drive adds about $1,500 to the price of the Cherokee, and the V6 adds about $1,750 to the bottom line, with the new turbo adding $500 over that. Jeep gets a little wonky with its drivetrain options; for example, for AWD on a Limited you must get the V6. Still, the prices are largely in line for the compact-SUV segment, which includes the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4 and many others. Before buying, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price to see what others paid in your area, and note that the Cherokee generally has lower resale value than many of its competitors.

Read less


2019 Jeep Cherokee Consumer Reviews


Overall Rating

5 star


4 star


3 star


2 star


1 star



2019 Jeep Cherokee

"Having driven 4 cylinders for 8 years the V-6 is"

A real world car for all applications in life.
None so far.
A welcome enjoyment. I stepped up from a renegade trail hawk, pretty loaded. It is what I could afford jeep wise and the optional equipment is what made that experience fine. But jeep always offers great incentives so when that happened I jumped to step up. I got a Cherokee High altitude which is always a limited with extra options. Usually a more aggressive appearance which I prefer. Not a chrome guy. only wanted GPS a nice stereo and an engine I could count on. The pentastar v-6 was one of wards best when it was introduced. I only lost 2 miles per gallon for what seems like a rocket propelling forward when needed. Well thought out premium vehicle! love it.Read less
Was this review helpful?Yes|No

Jeep P
2014 Jeep Cherokee

"Good off-road SUV BUT poor reliability"

fun car
poor reliability
Mine is trail hawk. It's fun car with good looking and great off road capability. But the 9 speed transmission is poor - very rough transmission. Had more than 10 recalls and many times engine lights on. VERY poor reliability.
Was this review helpful?Yes|No

2016 Jeep Cherokee

"Excellent SUV and Looks Great"

Quick Acceleration, Low Maintenance and Low Cost
I have owned several American cars in the past and that was years ago but went off to Japanese and German cars due to quality issues I had with my American cars, but this Jeep is great. Looks great and performs great too. I have the V6 Trail Hawk and have owned it about a year and half. I've driven all kinds of SUVs including the Japanese luxury brands (Lexus, Infiniti, Acura, Mazda) and German brands like BMW and Mercedes. They are all about the same and not very special to me, specially considering the expensive repair and maintenance costs, but there is something special about this Jeep that I just totally love. V6 certainly helps with great quick acceleration, it has comfortable seats, only needs regular gas (not permium) although the gas mileage is not excellent but I drive it like I'm driving my sports Mercedes!!! :) The sound system could be better but still good. I've only had to change the oil and that too is much more reasonable than any foreign made I have and still own. I could not be happier with this SUV and still love after a year and half!!!Read less
Was this review helpful?Yes|No

2019 Jeep Cherokee

"Phenomenal SUV"

Stylish, comfortable, 4x4, interior is amazing
Needs more cargo space, acceleration could be fast
The jeep cherokee is fantastic. Ive always been a sedan person my whole life but living in new England my whole life, also came the reality of needing a 4x4 for harsh weather conditions. I needed an SUV that could get the job done but also was stylish and not a "soccer mom" SUV and also not strange looking like the rest of compact suv market. Enter the cherokee admittedly not quite as dashing as the grand cherokee full size SUV but still just as capable and dashing in its own right. So far so good and will definitely be re-leasing another cherokee once this lease is up.Read less
Was this review helpful?Yes|No

2016 Jeep Cherokee

"32 MPG"

MPG , comfort , power
engine shutting down everytime we stop at a light
We bought the Limited and took off to Saint Louis and was surprised with 32 MPG overall on our trip from Cleveland , Ohio then through the hills of SE Ohio on our way home . It's fully equipped and has the V6 . We're still getting used to the engine shutting down at stop lights but it takes off as soon as the peddle is touched . I passed on the other brands with the 4 cyl engines because I like knowing the power's there when needed . It's not as spunky as my Hemi Grand but better than the others we drove out on the open highway . Once up to speed it drops to a 4 cyl. but kicks right back to 6 when needed . That took a little getting used to as well . Over all we are very pleased so far . We'll see how it does this winter in the hilly snow country .Read less
Was this review helpful?Yes|No

1 - 5 of 243 reviews
Collapse all

2019 Jeep Cherokee Photos & Videos (67)

2019 Jeep Cherokee Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - Uconnect
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - Uconnect
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Smartphone Interface
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port
  • Voice Recognition System


  • AM/FM Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack


  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Cloth Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Power Driver's Lumbar Support Seat
  • Power Driver's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front & Rear Air Conditioning
  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Heated Steering Wheel

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 21 mpg
  • EPA Class - Small Sport Utility Vehicles
  • EPA Hwy - 30 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 25 mpg


  • Horsepower - 180 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6400 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.82 inches
  • Torque - 171 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4600 rpm


  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 115V Power Outlet
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Compass
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel


  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Conventional Spare
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Roof Rails
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P225/60R17
  • Wheel Type - Steel
  • Sidewall Description - BSW
  • Fog Lights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Headlights
  • LED Tail Lights


  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 60000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 5 years


  • Alternator Amps - 160 amps
  • Axle Ratio - 3.73
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.4 liter
  • Bore - 3.47 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.1
  • Fuel Induction - Multi-Port Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Single Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • Max Engine Speed - 6500 rpm
  • # of Speeds - 9 speed
  • CID - 144 cubic inches
  • CCAs (Cold Cranking Amps) - 700 amps
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Hill Start Assist

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3655 pounds
  • EPA Total Interior - 128.0 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 15.8 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 39.4 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 38.5 inches
  • Height - 65.7 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 41.1 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 40.3 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Overall Length - 182.0 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 57.6 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 55.1 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 4500 pounds
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 54.9 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 37.6 feet
  • Wheel Base - 106.5 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 73.2 inches
  • GVWR - 5050 pounds
  • Cargo behind last seat - 25.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo with all seats down - 54.9 cubic feet
  • Hip Room: Front - 53.8 inches
  • Hip Room: Rear - 49.9 inches
See less

2019 Jeep Cherokee Safety

Crash Test Rating
Frontal Crash
Side Barrier
Rollover Rating
Side Crash
Provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2019 Jeep Cherokee Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Rear Side Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Emergency & Security Services
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Knee Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera


2019 Jeep Cherokee Rankings

180 HP
MPG Combined
24 MPG
Consumer Ratings
3.9 Rating
2019 Jeep Cherokee
180 HP

People Who Viewed This Also Viewed

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Starting at
Combined Fuel Economy
15 MPG

2019 Jeep Compass

2019 Jeep Compass

Starting at
Combined Fuel Economy

2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab

2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab

Starting at
Combined Fuel Economy
17 MPG

2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Starting at
Combined Fuel Economy
19 MPG

2019 Jeep Renegade

2019 Jeep Renegade

Starting at
Combined Fuel Economy
See more

Other Compact SUVs

2020 Kia Sportage

2020 Kia Sportage

Starting at $25,035

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

Starting at $24,995

2019 Subaru Crosstrek

2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Starting at $22,870

See more

Also from Jeep