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2020 Latitude 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $25,840
2020 Latitude 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $27,340
2020 Latitude Plus 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $27,595
2020 Latitude Plus 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $29,095
2020 Limited 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $31,600
2020 Trailhawk 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $34,755
2020 Limited 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $34,845
2020 Overland 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $36,995
2020 Overland 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $38,495
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2.8 (Fair)

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Overview

What's New

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee sees only minor updates. The biggest is the increased availability of advanced safety tech, which can now be added to any trim except the Trailhawk. Otherwise, the Cherokee gets an expanded repertoire of rim and color options, plus connectivity with Amazon Alexa is available.

Choosing Your Jeep Cherokee

The Jeep Cherokee comes in five trims: Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Trailhawk, and Overland. Prices start at $27,235 including destination for the Latitude and extend up to $38,490 for an Overland.

Engine Choices

The Cherokee comes with a choice of three engines: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder, a 3.2-liter V6, or a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.4L 4-Cylinder180 hp171 lb-ft25 mpg
3.2L V6271 hp239 lb-ft23 mpg
2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder270 hp295 lb ft26 mpg

The Latitude, Latitude Plus, and Limited come standard with the 2.4-liter unit, but offer the V6 for $1,745. The Latitude Plus and Limited are also available with the 2.0-liter turbo-four for a $2,245 premium. The Trailhawk and Overland come standard with the V6 and make the turbo engine available for $500.

All three engines use a nine-speed automatic transmission and can power either the front or all four wheels. Four-wheel drive is $1,500, except on the Trailhawk where it is standard.

The turbocharged engine is the winner in nearly every respect – it has more torque than the V6 and better fuel economy than the base engine. The only win for the V6 is towing capacity: it can tow 4,500 pounds to the turbo’s 4,000.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

All Jeep Cherokee models can seat five passengers. Rear leg room is fairly good at 40.3 inches, although the Cherokee is narrower than some rivals.

Cargo capacity, however, isn’t inspiring. The Cherokee can fit only 24.6 cubic feet of baggage behind the rear seats, and only 54.7 with the seats folded. These numbers don’t compare well to the competition — the Ford Escape and Nissan Murano both swallow around 67 cubic feet of cargo.

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Safety Features

The Cherokee has a mixed record in the safety department. There are no standard active safety features on the base trim, but additional features are now more widely available for 2020. We applaud the increased availability, but as more competitors make these features standard, keeping them locked in packages looks old fashioned.

The Latitude Plus trim and up get standard blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors. These three features are available on the base Latitude through the $695 SafetyTec package.

On the Limited and Overland, the available Technology Group ($1,595) adds adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, park assist, and automatic high beams. These features aren't available on the Trailhawk.

The Cherokee has a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.

Connectivity

The Cherokee starts with a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Trailhawk and Limited upgrade to an 8.4-inch touchscreen, where navigation is an $895 upgrade. The Overland gets the navigation-equipped 8.4-inch touchscreen, which includes Amazon Alexa compatibility this model year.

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Latitude - From $27,235

The Cherokee Latitude keeps things basic with manually adjustable seats and cloth upholstery, but it does include 17-inch aluminum wheels, LED headlights and taillights, tinted sunscreen glass, and keyless entry.

Heated front seats are bundled with remote start and a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel in the Cold Weather Group ($895).

For 2020, Jeep offers an Upland appearance package for the Latitude. A $4,680 upgrade, the Upland includes the V6 engine, all-wheel drive, aggressive fascia, and blacked out trim.

Latitude Plus - From $28,890

The Latitude Plus trim adds a few creature comforts for a relatively modest price increase. The seats are upholstered in cloth and vinyl, the driver’s seat is eight-way power adjustable, the steering wheel is wrapped in leather, and the blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors come standard.

Dual-zone automatic climate control still isn’t standard. It requires the Comfort and Convenience Group ($995), which also includes a power liftgate and remote start. An Alpine audio system is available for $695, while a sunroof is $1,595.

The Latitude Plus gets its own blackout package, here dubbed the Altitude. It’s similar to the Upland, but it adds 18-inch rims and doesn’t include the engine or four-wheel drive upgrade. That means it’s cheaper, costing just $995 extra.

Limited - From $32,845

The Cherokee Limited adds some luxury features, like 18-inch rims, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, a power passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and the 8.4-inch infotainment screen.

This is where Jeep's full offering of active safety features becomes available in the Technology Group ($1,595). A hands-free liftgate is available as well, bundled with ventilated front seats and more in the Luxury Group ($1,345).

The premium sound system isn’t available on its own at this trim – getting it means selecting the Limited’s blacked-out trim, the High Altitude. Costing an extra $3,540, the High Altitude adds 19-inch wheels, the V6 engine, black leather upholstery, navigation, and unique exterior trim.

Trailhawk - From $36,000

The V6-equipped, 4WD Trailhawk is Jeep’s off-road version of the Cherokee. It comes with the usual barrage of all-terrain upgrades: extra clearance, knobby tires, a lockable rear differential, a beefier suspension, and sophisticated traction software. Of course, the Trailhawk gets Jeep’s usual aggressive exterior cues, including the flashy two-tone hood.

It doesn’t entirely skimp on creature comforts, including automatic climate control and the larger infotainment screen, but it's back to cloth/vinyl upholstery and a manually adjustable passenger seat.

The Trailhawk shares the available Comfort and Convenience Group ($995) and the Cold Weather Group ($895) of the lower trims, but it can’t get the more advanced safety tech.

Overland - From $38,490

The Overland trim is the closest Jeep has to a luxury crossover SUV. It comes with Nappa leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, 19-inch wheels, a hands-free liftgate, the Alpine audio system, and the 8.4-inch infotainment system with navigation.

The best active safety tech still isn’t standard, although it’s cheaper here at $1,095. Otherwise, just about everything except the sunroof is included with the Overland.

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CarsDirect Tip

The Trailhawk is as capable a crossover as you’ll find away from pavement. For the best value in the 2020 Jeep Cherokee lineup, however, look to the Latitude Plus trim.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Rugged Trailhawk model
  • Great optional engines
  • Well-equipped cabin
Cons
  • Tiny cargo area
  • Throwaway base engine
  • No standard safety tech
Expert Rating
2.8 (Fair)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Once polarizing crossover is now just boring. When the Jeep Cherokee returned from its 13-year hiatus in 2014, it abandoned the boxy look it was known for and adopted a swoopy design with striking split headlights. This caused some polarization among buyers, as some loved it and others hated it. At the very least, it stood out and was a conversation starter.

In 2019, Jeep lost a game of style chicken with customers and released a revamped model with a more traditional (read: yawnfest) nose that sucked all the personality from it. Despite its “meh” appearance, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee still has tons to offer in interior space, off-road prowess, and premium amenities.

Sliding rear seats offer flexibility, and you’ll need it. The Jeep Cherokee is all about flexibility, and it shows this with its sliding rear seat. With the seat all the way back, it can accommodate even the longest-legged individuals with up to 40.3 inches of legroom.

Are you hauling around short-legged folks and need extra room for cargo? Slide those rear seats forward and unlock more cargo space. While this is great, you may find yourself sliding those seats forward more often than not, as with the seats back, the Cherokee only offer 24.6 cubic feet of cargo room.

This is almost a laughable amount of cargo room when compared to the Honda CR-V’s 39.2 cubic feet, the Toyota RAV4’s 37.6, and the Subaru Forester’s 34.7. Even with the rear seat slid forward, the Cherokee only offers 29.1 cubic feet.

Folding the rear seat doesn’t shift the balance either, as the Cherokee offers just 54.9 cubic feet in this format. With their seats folded, the CR-V and Forester deliver 75.8 and 76.1 cubic feet, respectively.


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Cherokee is two for three in the engine department. The Jeep Cherokee’s two optional engines deliver the goods where you need it and offer some flexibility between power and efficiency.

The 3.6-liter V6 engine delivers 270 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque for smooth acceleration on top of a 4,500-pound towing capacity, and it does this without a turbocharger.

The optional 2.0-liter turbocharged engine delivers 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. This engine trades 500 pounds in towing capacity for an extra three miles per gallon city, two mpg highway, and three combined relative to the V6 engine, compared to the EPA.

The Cherokee does, however, strike out with its base 2.4-liter engine that delivers a wheezy 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque and a 2,000-pound towing capacity.

While its power isn't too far off from its competitors, the 2.4-liter-equipped Cherokee comes up way short on fuel economy. The CR-V and Mazda CX-5 get three more mpg combined compared to the Cherokee, while the Forester and its standard all-wheel drive earns four mpg more.

The Cherokee offers a unique twist most competitors lack in the off-road-ready Trailhawk model, and this is no aesthetic package either. It has legit off-road prowess with a lifted suspension, knobby tires, angle-enhancing bumpers, skid plates, special four-wheel drive, and more. The problem is, the Trailhawk pushes the $45,000 mark, making it a pricey machine for off-roading.

Feature-packed cabin, but safety takes a hit. Arguably, the Jeep Cherokee’s interior is a bit plain, but it makes up for this with a great assortment of standard and optional features.

As standard, the Cherokee features a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The CR-V and CX-5 make buyers step into their second-tier trims for these features. The RAV4 pulls off the same size screen and standard Apple CarPlay, but it doesn't offer Android Auto.

Moving into the higher trims, the Cherokee gets downright luxurious with its available Nappa leather seating, heated and ventilated seats, 8.4-inch touchscreen, and more.

A ride in the Cherokee is plenty safe with its four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA (five stars when equipped with AWD), but it falls short in safety tech. Unlike its rivals, which offer automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, and more standard, the Cherokee offers them as options.

Final thoughts. The 2020 Jeep Cherokee is a mixed bag, for sure. On the one hand, it is a snoozer to look at and misses the mark in cargo hauling. On the other hand, it has great engine options and an amazing off-road variant.

This makes its target market pretty narrow, and they include folks who plan to tow heavy or travel off the beaten path at least a few times a month and will benefit from the Cherokee’s Trailhawk, turbocharged, and V6 models.

Otherwise, the traditional family will likely prefer the roomier cabin in the CR-V or CX-5, or their range of standard safety goodies.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.4L I-4 / 180 HP / 171 ft.lbs.
Available: 3.2L V-6 / 271 HP / 239 ft.lbs.
Transmission
9-spd Autostick w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 31 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.4L I-4 / 180 HP / 171 ft.lbs.
Available: 3.2L V-6 / 271 HP / 239 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 31 / 26 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel / Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
15.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$60
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
54.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
128 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
182.0 "
Exterior Width
73.2 "
Exterior Height
65.7 "
Front Headroom
39.4 "
Rear Headroom
38.5 "
Front Legroom
41.1 "
Rear Legroom
40.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.6 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,590 Lbs. / 3,710 Lbs.
Wheel Base
107 "
Turning Radius
18.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Front Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Armrests
6-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver / Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Warning-plus Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Monitoring System Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Warning-plus Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense With Stop Rear
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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