2018 Jeep Cherokee Review

Though there are many options in the class of compact SUVs, few vehicles offer the off-road dominance of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. In addition to that, the Cherokee is a comfortable and refined vehicle that provides all the modern creature comforts that SUV drivers expect.

Drivers in Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan can learn all about this model in our in-depth 2018 Jeep Cherokee review. Contact us at Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram with any questions.

2018 Jeep Cherokee Specs

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee comes standard with a 2.4L MultiAir® engine that can produce 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. Although the standard engine is impressive on its own, the available 3.2L Pentastar® V6 delivers even more power with 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque. For an exhilarating ride, both engines are paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. 

The Cherokee is composed for daily driving, but to truly appreciate its handling, it needs to hit the trails. It can outperform with the best of its rivals, especially its off-road-ready Trailhawk trim and its legendary off-road specs:

  • Crawl Ratio: 56:1
  • Water Depth: Up to 20 inches
  • Turning Diameter: 38.1 feet
  • Approach Angle: 29.9o
  • Departure Angle: 32.2o

In addition, the Cherokee Trailhawk is equipped with many trail-ready features to improve its capability. Jeep Active Drive I, a standard 4x4 system on the Trailhawk, utilizes a rear axle disconnect feature to enhance its efficiency. Plus, there's also the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System that comes in four modes-Auto, Snow, Sport, and Sand/Mud-to adapt to various road conditions.

2018 Jeep Cherokee Safety 

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee includes a rearview camera and parking sensors on all models, but additional safety features are optional and include:

  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning, for alerting you of any unintentional lane drifting.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring, for warning you of any cars approaching or entering your blind spot zones.
  • Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, for detecting and alerting you if the Cherokee is advancing on another vehicle too quickly.

Jeep Technology


The 2018 Jeep Cherokee comes standard with Jeep's Uconnect® infotainment system, which is regarded as one of the best current systems available. This includes a 5-inch touchscreen, a 6-speaker audio system, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a USB port, as well as a customizable menu and satellite radio.

That's only scratching the surface of all the available technology features of the Cherokee, though. Other convenient tech features include:

  • Alpine® Premium Audio System: With nine speakers and a 506-watt amplifier, you'll hear your favorite artists like never before.
  • Uconnect® Access: Stay connected to the Cherokee on the go. Find it in a crowded parking lot with Vehicle Finder and navigate to local points of interest with Send 'n Go™.
  • Uconnect® Voice Command: Use the power of your voice to choose a song, send a text, make a hands-free phone call, and more.

Jeep Cherokee Interior


 The 2018 Jeep Cherokee seats five people with ample head- and legroom. Upholstery options range from standard cloth to the luxury Nappa leather, though all the materials are high-quality. The seat cushions are also comfortable, heavily padded, and provide enough space for larger passengers to relax.

For cargo space, the Cherokee has a spacious bay that offers 54.9 cubic feet of cargo volume, with many features to configure the space. The back seats slide forward or fold flat for more room; the front seat folds flat for long or oddly shaped cargo; and a power tailgate makes loading and unloading easy.

Test Drive the 2018 Jeep Cherokee at Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram

With its modern technology, comfortable interior, array of safety features, and incredible on- and off-road performance, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee is a perfect choice for an all-around SUV.

Drivers in Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan can explore the 2018 Jeep Cherokee for themselves when they visit Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram to get behind the wheel for a test drive. Stop by today!

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