The 2018 Jeep Cherokee will be more aerodynamically favorable and the front is set to have a major makeover. The Jeep Cherokee was launched in the year 2014 and its revamped version will be launched in the upcoming year. Many changes are being expected in this new model including a new engine. It is being marketed as the downsized version of the Grand Cherokee.
2018 Jeep Cherokee – Redesign
When the Cherokee was launched 3 years back, the Jeep did away with their signature upright grille design. The Jeep Cherokee will come with a seven-slot grille. The headlights will be just below the daytime running lamps and the turn indicators. There will be a definite upgrade in the design of the bumper and the design of the taillights will also be changed. It is a compact crossover, however, there will be ample room for passengers in the car. There will be lesser cargo volume though in the new Jeep Cherokee.
As far as the new features are concerned, unfortunately, the addition of new ones is not expected. It will come with a heated steering wheel and the front seats will have automatic cooling. The entire upholstery will be done up in leather. The Jeep Cherokee will come with a panoramic sunroof while the side mirrors will be power folding. There will be various driving assist features like parallel and perpendicular park assist, front collision warning, emergency automatic braking, automatic lane departure warning etc.
The central infotainment system will be a standard 8.4-inch screen with U- connect. It will have USB ports and point for auxiliary input. The navigation system is also standard but the speed of the navigation is expected to be higher in the upcoming version. The suspension of the Jeep Cherokee and the steering are expected to improve in the new year. The new Jeep Cherokee will have more control over the turn radius.
2018 Jeep Cherokee – Engine Options
The engine will be standard of 2.4-liters. The torque output will be 174 lb. – ft. while it will give 180 hp. It will have a turbocharged V-6 engine. There will be another engine option which will give 239 lb. – ft. at 239 hp. The engine will come with a Front Wheel Drive. All- Wheel Drive will be an available option. The engine is expected to be improved significantly and it will come with nine- speed automatic transmission.
2018 Jeep Cherokee – Availability and Price
The Jeep Cherokee will be available in the first half of 2018. The price of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee will vary from one trim to another. The price of the Sport is $25000, $27,000 for Latitude, $31000 for the Limited, $33,000 for the Trailhawk and nearly $38000 for the Overland. The price of each trim will vary according to the feature one chooses to get in the Jeep Cherokee. For example, the sunroof may cost nearly $1700; while the price of U- connect may be around $900. Therefore, these prices are only estimates and they will change according to many features.