2020 Jeep Cherokee

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2020 MODEL
$25,740 - $38,495
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2020 Jeep Cherokee Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: January 7, 2020

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As comfortable as a sedan on the highway, solid like a ninja on the trail, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee is an SUV like no other. Promising more than what you should expect out of a comfortable crossover that can tackle off-road tracks like a pro, the Cherokee comes with outstanding features and capabilities.

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Pros

Turbocharged engine provide ample power

Amazing suspension system

4 inch touch screen in the cabin

Off-road capabilities with great aesthetics

Cons

Not so good transmission system. May feel sluggish at times.

Bad fuel economy

What's New?

Advanced safety group package which include Lane departure warning system, Forward collision warning system and rain sensing windshield wipers.

Two new colour options (Sangria, Spitfire orange)


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25740

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

144 cu.in.

horsepower

180 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

171 lbs.-ft. @ 4600 rpm

transmission

9 speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

dimensions

wheelbase

106.4 in.

length

182 in.

width

73.2 in.

height

65.7 in.

curb weight

3655 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

54.9 cu ft.

towing capacity

2000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/31 mpg

ev range

347.6 mi.

highway range

489.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr./ 60000 mi.


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
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 2020 Jeep Cherokee Review video
 2020 Jeep Cherokee Interior video

Styles

 2020 Jeep Cherokee in Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat color  2020 Jeep Cherokee in Bright White Clear Coat color  2020 Jeep Cherokee in Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat color  2020 Jeep Cherokee in Light Brownstone Pearlcoat color
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.8

Interior

8.0

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OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Latitude

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$25,740 - $27,240


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $25,740 MSRP (22/25/31) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $27,240 MSRP (21/24/29) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus

Latitude Plus

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$27,395 - $28,895


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Latitude Plus 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $27,395 MSRP (22/25/31) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
Latitude Plus 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $28,895 MSRP (21/24/29) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Cherokee Altitude

Altitude

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$28,390 - $29,890


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Altitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $28,390 MSRP (22/25/31) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $29,890 MSRP (21/24/29) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Cherokee Upland

Upland

power
271 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$30,620


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Upland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $30,620 MSRP (19/22/27) 271 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.2 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Cherokee Limited

Limited

power
271 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$31,350 - $34,595


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $31,350 MSRP (22/25/31) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $34,595 MSRP (19/22/27) 271 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.2 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

Trailhawk

power
271 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$34,505


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $34,505 MSRP (18/21/24) 271 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.2 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Cherokee High Altitude

High Altitude

power
271 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
23 combined

$35,090 - $36,390


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
High Altitude 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $35,090 MSRP (20/23/29) 271 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.2 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $36,390 MSRP (19/22/27) 271 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.2 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Cherokee Overland

Overland

power
271 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
23 combined

$36,995 - $38,495


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Overland 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $36,995 MSRP (20/23/29) 271 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.2 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $38,495 MSRP (19/22/27) 271 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.2 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Elite

Trailhawk Elite

power
271 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$37,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Trailhawk Elite 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $37,700 MSRP (18/21/24) 271 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.2 L, V-6, regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.0

Overall Rating


The 2020 Jeep Cherokee is available in 3 engine options, namely, a non-turbocharged four cylinder, a standard turbocharged four cylinder and a V6 engine. All available engines are strong performers, with the turbo engine being the most admired one. Jeep provides various all-wheel-drive systems to choose from, including a highly tuned system used in the Cherokee Trailhawk. Jeep also has a class leading towing capacity out of all the sports utility vehicles in the segment.

2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Front View
2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Front View
2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Rear View
2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Rear View

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2020 Jeep Cherokee Features

8.8/10

The legendary Jeep has been an icon of off-roading mobility all around the globe. With numerous options to choose from, Jeep present an array of 4 wheels according to your required setup under the hood as well as body type.

Priced between $25,740 to $38,495, the Jeep Cherokee is available in 9 trims powered by standard 4 cylinder and an optional V6 engine.

Trims

Price

Latitude 4dr Front-wheel Drive

$25,740

Latitude 4dr 4x4

$27,240

Latitude Plus 4dr Front-wheel Drive

$27,395

Latitude Plus 4dr 4x4

$28,895

Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive

$31,350

Limited 4dr 4x4

$34,595

Trailhawk 4dr 4x4

$34,505

Overland 4dr Front-wheel Drive

$36,995

Overland 4dr 4x4

$38,495

We Recommend

Powered by a 3.2 litre V6 engine, we recommend the 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr 4X4 SUV because of its versatility and adaptability in any kind of terrain. A top of the range suspension mechanism makes the Cherokee Trailhawk adapt to the kind of terrain you find thrill in and makes the drive comfortable. Because it’s based on a typical city SUV chassis, the Cherokee proves to be an all rounder even on city commutes.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Engine and Performance

Peeping through Cherokee Trailhawk’s chrome and black grill is a 3.2 liter V6 engine which hauls the SUV at 271 horsepower at 6500rpm. The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk makes 239 lb./ft. torque at 4400 rpm.

The kind of performance you would expect out of a Jeep is what the Cherokee Trailhawk stands for. Stiff and strong on the tarmac, the SUV performs perfect on the roads. Turn the steering steep on a curve and Cherokee communicates its performance versatility in all its glory. It doesn't feel like it's going to roll over the curve like most full size SUVs. Firm suspensions under the chassis holds the car like the Atlas holding the planet and adapting to all its bumps and curves. Nicely weighted steering wheel responds smoothly on any kind of surface and feels soft and edgy on the curves.

2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Engine Bay
2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Has a 3.2-liter V-6 (regular gas) Engine

Sudden speed bump on the road won’t scare you if you are behind the wheels of a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk due to its firm braking pedal.

Models

2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr 4x4

2019 Mazda CX5 Signature 4dr All-wheel Drive Sport Utility

2019 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr All-wheel Drive

MSRP

$34,505

$36,890

$31,250

Engine

3.2-liter V-6 (regular gas)

2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)

1.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)

Transmission

9-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

2-speed CVT w/OD

Horsepower

271 hp

227 hp

190 hp

Torque

239 lb./ft.

310 lb./ft.

179 lb./ft.

 Acceleration 

Zero to sixty in breath seconds is not how you measure the performance of an SUV of Cherokee’s size and capability. Although, if measured, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk accelerates zero to sixty in under 8 seconds. Quarter miles range stands at 16 seconds at 85.9 miles per hour. A maximum cruising range of 284.40 miles makes the Cherokee a perfect long route SUV.

2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Front View
2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV 0-60 MPH In just 7.6 sec

Models

2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr 4x4

2019 Mazda CX5 Signature 4dr All-wheel Drive Sport Utility

2019 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr All-wheel Drive

0-60 MPH

7.6 sec

6.4 sec

7.5 sec

Quarter Mile

16 sec

14.9 sec

15.8 sec

Engine

3.2-liter V-6 (regular gas)

2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)

1.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)

Emission (g/km of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.3 tons/ year

130 g/km

6.1 tons/ year

 Ride and Handling

Smooth as it is supposed to be, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee breaks the stereotype people have when it comes to ride quality of off-roader SUVs. Although, the 4 cylinder standard engine feels a bit dull and underpowered on the freeway, the V6 is a trailblazer under the hood.

2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Rear View
2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Rear View

Due to the underpowered engine, the towing capacity of the Cherokee takes a toll. The standard 4 cylinder engine has a towing capacity of 4000 pounds while the V6 engine can tow up to 4500 rpm. Tests have proved the capabilities of the Cherokee in terms of handling at various levels. When Compared with its competition in the segment such as the 2019 Mazda CX5 and 2019 Honda CR-V, the 2020Cherokee Trailhawk drives nearer to the road and performs razor sharp on the trickiest of turns.

Braking

You may break a thing or two while trekking through the Sierra Nevada but this 4250 lbs. monster can come to halt from 60 miles per hour in under 120 ft. 13 inches front brake discs and 12.6 inches on the rear provides amazing grip and safety to the 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk.

2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Brakes
2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Front Brake is 13 in.

Models

2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr 4x4

2019 Mazda CX5 Signature 4dr All-wheel Drive Sport Utility

2019 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr All-wheel Drive

Brake Front (in.)

13

12.6

11.1

Brake Rear (in.)

12.6

11.9

10.2

Curb Weight

4250 lbs.

3825 lbs.

3492 lbs.

60-0 mph

116 ft.

125 ft.

N/A

2020 Jeep Cherokee Fuel Economy

The V6 engine powering the 2020 Jeep Cherokee is not the most fuel efficient engine available in the market. Clocking 18 miles per gallon in the city and about 24 miles per gallon on the highway, the Cherokee Trailhawk makes a combined fuel economy of 21 miles per gallon.

Model

2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr 4x4

2019 Mazda CX5 Signature 4dr All-wheel Drive Sport Utility

2019 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr All-wheel Drive

MPG (City) m/g

18

22

27

MPG (Combined) m/g

21

24

29

MPG (Highway) m/g

24

27

33

2020 Jeep Cherokee Interior

8.0/10

Comfortable and supportive seats coupled with easy-to-use controls makes Cherokee's cockpit a great place to be in. Mimicking the plush and extravagant dashboard console of the costlier Jeep Grand Cherokee, the console on the Cherokee Trailhawk feels smooth and functional.

Leather upholstery adds the luxurious charm in the SUV with high end infotainment features.

Large body size of the Cherokee adds that much needed spacious feel in an SUV.

2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Front Seats
2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Front Seats

Pull Up its rear and you will notice, the Cherokee Trailhawk’s cargo area is much smaller than most SUVs in this segment. High liftover height of the Trailhawk adds to the complexity of carrying load for you long trips as well as short commutes.

Seating and Comfort

No matter where you are headed to, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee is well equipped to accommodate upto 5 people. Wide body and high roof makes its cabin stand out among its competitors in terms of space and comfort.

12 way power adjustable seats and 4 way lumbar support provide ample scope to customize the seating according to your comfort.

Model

2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr 4x4

2019 Mazda CX5 Signature 4dr All-wheel Drive Sport Utility

2019 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr All-wheel Drive

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

Front (in.) Head room

39.4

39.3

38

Front (in.) Shoulder room

57.6

57.1

57.9

Front (in.) Leg room

41.1

41

41.3

Rear (in.) Head room

38.5

39

39.1

Rear (in.) Shoulder room

55.1

54.8

55.6

Rear (in.) Leg room

40.3

39.6

40.4

Infotainment

2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Infotainment System
2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Has a 4" Touchscreen Display
  • 4" Touchscreen Display
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Systems Monitor
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Uconnect 4 w/8.4" Display
  • 6 Speakers
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Cargo Capacity

Cargo carrying capacity is not the most dominating feature of the 2020 Cherokee. Scoring way too less than its competitors in the segment, the SUV can carry upto 7 standard size bags in its trunk. While if you put the rear seats down, the trunk expands to about 68.3 cubic feet which is enough for airport trips and short road trips.

2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Cargo Space
2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Cargo Volume is 68.3 cu ft.

Model

2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr 4x4

2019 Mazda CX5 Signature 4dr All-wheel Drive Sport Utility

2019 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr All-wheel Drive

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

68.3

30.9 (Expandable upto 59.6)

39.2 (Expandable upto 75.8)

Interior Features

  • Front Seats w/Cloth Back Material and Power 4-Way Driver Lumbar
  • 12-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt and Power 4-Way Lumbar Support
  • 40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Cloth/Vinyl Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Front and rear Cupholder
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Illuminated Glove Box
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Covered Dashboard Storage, Driver And Passenger Door Bins

2020 Jeep Cherokee Exterior

Walk down a parking lot and you can’t miss the iconic design aesthetics of a Jeep. The seven-slot grille in the front introduces the SUV in all its grandeur. The 2020 spec of the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk comes with slightly beefed up grills which makes it stand out among other products in the lineup. One of the most traceable changes you will notice in the 2020 Cherokee is the new front lighting system which features a new LED headlamps with fog lights.

2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Three Quarter View
2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Three Quarter View

Other than this, the SUV has received newer bumpers, a new aluminium hood and a new composite tailgate. The tail bumpers also features hands free foot swipe feature which lets you open the rear cargo door by sensing your foot. The front nose of the Trailhawk is now improved and represent more aggressive and angular design language.

Dimension and Weight

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee is definitely one of the heaviest SUVs among its competitors in the market. Not just the weight, the dimension figures of the Trailhawk are also on the positive side due to its large wheelbase. The SUV also stands high from the ground then its competitors.

Model

2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr 4x4

2019 Mazda CX5 Signature 4dr All-wheel Drive Sport Utility

2019 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr All-wheel Drive

Curb weight (lbs.)

4250

3825

3492

Length(in)

189.8

N/A

180.6

Width(in)

74.9

72.5

73

Height(in)

67.8

65.3

66.5

Ground clearance (mm)

8.7

7.5

7.8

Wheelbase (in)

107.1

106.2

104.7

Track width (in) F/R

63.6/63.5

62.8/62.8

62.9/63.5

 Exterior Features

  • 17" x 7.5" Painted/Polished Aluminum wheels
  • P245/65R17 OWL All Terrain tires
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Black Front and rear Bumper w/Colored Bumper Insert and 2 Tow Hooks
  • Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Fender Flares
  • Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Black Grille w/Metal-Look Surround
  • Dual Bright Exhaust Tips
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off

2020 Jeep Cherokee Safety

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Selec-Terrain ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • ParkSense with Stop Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System Blind Spot Sensor
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks

2020 Jeep Cherokee Competition

2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr 4x4 VS 2019 Mazda CX5 Signature 4dr All-wheel Drive Sport Utility

Jeep has done a tremendous job is making the Cherokee one of the most admired 4 wheels in the segment. Motorads can trust the versatility of this SUV and expect performance like no other. When compared with the 2019 Mazda CX5 Signature 4dr All-wheel Drive Sport Utility, the Cherokee Trailhawk stands out for more horsepower and low price range. Although, the Mazda CX5 makes more torque than the Cherokee, it doesn't provide much off-roading capabilities and stands low in terms of towing capacity.

2019 Mazda CX5 Signature
2019 Mazda CX5 Signature

If looking for an SUV with maximum versatility in terms of performance and capabilities, the Cherokee Trailhawk wins the race withmany miles.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr 4x4 VS 2019 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr All-wheel Drive

The iconic Honda CR-V has its own fan base not just in America but all over the world. It's been in the market for way too long to be able to compete with the newer suvs. But, when parked next to the Cherokee Trailhawk, the CR-V lacks the much needed off roader capability. The CR-V is priced lower than the Trailhawk but also is much underpowered both in terms of horsepower and torque. CR-V definitely scores higher than the Cherokee in terms of comfort and ride quality. If you are looking for a go anywhere SUV, Jeep has done a great job in making Cherokee your choice. If comfort is your calling, go for the Japanese SUV and you won’t be disheartened.

2019 Honda CR-V
2019 Honda CR-V

 

2020 Jeep Cherokee Final Verdict

Agree or not, there is nothing the Jeep Cherokee lacks. It definitely is not the best in all the segments which include ride quality and comfort but it scores average. This makes the 2020 Jeep Cherokee a perfect SUV for any type of terrain.