2018 Jeep Cherokee Virginia Beach VA

2018 Jeep Cherokee

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2018 Jeep Cherokee at Starr Motors

The compact SUV segment is extremely crowded with many good options, but none stand out as much as the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. This model is everything you want in a Jeep and continues the legendary tradition that Jeep has created. Every trim model is ready and willing for an adventure, not to mention has the right equipment for such adventures. But the 2018 Jeep Cherokee is more than just an off-road vehicle. The Cherokee is perfect for commuting as well, giving you a quiet ride with a comfortable interior, and even the technology and amenities that you expect in a commuter vehicle. 2018 brings a few updates to the Cherokee mostly revolving around moving around the trim levels. Jeep has removed the Sport trim and made the Latitude the standard trim. To make up for the loss of the Sport trim, Jeep has also added a more premium Latitude Plus trim. Finally, blind-spot monitoring and rear parking sensors have been included as standard features with the Limited and Trailhawk trims.

Engine Performance

  • Towing capacity of 2,000 pounds
  • Standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque

Safety Features

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Standard rearview camera monitor
  • Lane-keep assist

Vehicle Design

  • Bluetooth
  • 5-inch touchscreen interface
  • 17-inch wheels

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Which trim option is right for me?

From off-roading trims, to premium trim options perfect for commuting, the 2018 Cherokee gives you the option to find the perfect compact SUV. The most basic Cherokee has plenty of features to keep you and your family happy with a USB charge-only port, a six-speaker audio system, a rearview camera, a 5-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth, 60/40-split folding seatbacks, height-adjustable front seats, a folding front passenger seat that includes a storage compartment, 17-inch wheels, and xenon headlights. If you are more interested in a Cherokee with exceptional off-roading features, then perhaps you should consider the Trailhawk. The Trailhawk offers increased ground clearance, 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, a locking rear differential, off-road-oriented suspension tuning, skid plates, hill ascent and descent control, tow hooks, leather and cloth upholstery, a larger driver information display, Siri Eyes Free, smartphone-app integration, and an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen interface. The highest and most premium trim level is the Overland. This trim offers HD radio, a navigation system, ventilated front seats, a nine-speaker audio system, upgraded leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, sound-deadening windshield and front windows, wood steering-wheel inserts, a leather-wrapped instrument panel, and cornering lights.

What are some of the safety systems available?

There are many different safety systems available with the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. The biggest and most prominent standard safety feature is the rearview camera monitor that comes with the Uconnect infotainment system. If you are looking for more special safety systems you can find them on higher trims, and those include automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and even adaptive cruise control.

What are the two powertrains offered with the 2018 Cherokee?

There are two different powertrains offered with the 2018 Cherokee. Both of these powertrains come standard with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Overland, Limited, and Latitude trims come with the option between all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive. The Trailhawk trim comes with all-wheel drive as a standard feature. The standard engine is the 2.4-liter four-cylinder, coming in with 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. In regular front-wheel drive with the 4-cylinder engine, the Cherokee receives 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. The other powertrain available is the 3.2-liter V6. This engine produces 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque. As for fuel efficiency, in regular front-wheel drive, this engine will give you 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. If you are looking for the towing capacity, look no further! With the 4-cylinder powertrain, the 2018 Cherokee has the ability to tow up to 2,000 pounds. The V6 powertrain has the capacity of up to 4,500 pounds.

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Jeep Cherokee

Off-roading, commuting, long trips to the beach–the 2018 Jeep Cherokee is perfect for every occasion. The compact SUV segment has its work cut out for it with all of the options available in the Cherokee, including the added opportunity to include a V6 powertrain which is not often found in this segment of vehicles. If you want to feel the sort of power that is offered with this SUV, schedule a test drive with us today!

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