2018 Jeep Cherokee
2018 Jeep Cherokee
The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is the only small crossover to perform double duty as a comfortable urban hauler and an off-road weekend warrior.
Why Buy the 2018 Jeep Cherokee?
In rugged terrain, the Cherokee leaves the rest of the small crossover segment behind. And, in addition to its sturdy all-wheel-drive off-road performance, the 2018 Cherokee’s smooth suspension offers a composed daily drive. The cabin is home to all the latest infotainment and comfort features, so you can cruise anywhere in total style. When you choose this crossover, you’ll enjoy both a comfortable commute to work and an exhilarating trip through the underbrush.
Which Jeep Cherokee Should I Buy?
The best Cherokee is the one that’s best suited to your personal needs. The 2018 Jeep Cherokee comes in five trim models: the Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Trailhawk, and Overland. The Trailhawk comes standard with an off-road-ready all-wheel-drive system. The other models come standard with front-wheel drive, but offer optional all-wheel drive for increased traction on the trail.
With the Cherokee Sport discontinued for the 2018 model year, the Latitude is the new base model. It’s nicely equipped with everything you need on 21st-century roadways, including a USB charge port for your smartphone and Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calls. There’s a nifty storage compartment inside the front seat cushion, so you can stow valuables out of sight and the rearview camera has become nearly essential in today’s vehicles and comes standard here. Add the new Tech Connect package to your Latitude, and you’ll enjoy the latest in modern infotainment and convenience, including the easy-to-use Uconnect touchscreen, Amazon Alexa integration, and remote access.
When you step up to the Latitude Plus, you’ll enjoy a little extra luxury. With leather inserts in the upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, this model gives you the upscale treatment, on-road or off. One of these additions is passive keyless entry with push-button engine start, indispensible for easy, hands-free access to your vehicle.
If you’re looking for an off-road-ready compact crossover, there’s no better option than the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. This model comes standard with everything you need to hit the trail, including Jeep’s Active Drive II all-wheel drive system. This performance technology includes low-range gearing and a locking rear differential, giving you maximum precision over difficult terrain. Inside, the Trailhawk cabin provides luxurious space for off-road exploration, with high-end features like leather upholstery and a leather-wrapped shift knob. This rugged model also includes the Uconnect infotainment system and Siri Eyes Free voice controls, so you can stay connected without taking your eyes off whatever snow, sleet, mud, or sand lies ahead.
Is the Cherokee 4WD or AWD?
Most models come standard with front-wheel drive, but you can add Jeep’s Active Drive I all-wheel-drive technology to the Latitude, Limited, and Overland Cherokee models. This system detects slippage in the rear wheels, and sends power as needed so you can keep your footing on soft surfaces – including your favorite trail. If you’re looking to do some serious off-roading, test-drive the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. This model comes standard with the Active Drive II, an advanced all-wheel-drive system that includes low-range gearing to help you tackle especially difficult terrain. Active Drive II also offers a neutral mode, giving you the ability to tow the Trailhawk behind your family motorhome.
How Much Can the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Tow?
With the tow package and the V6 engine, your Cherokee can tow up to 4,500 pounds. That makes it an attractive choice for anyone with a boat or a couple of Jet Skis at home. Models with the Active Drive II all-wheel-drive system can be flat-towed behind a motorhome, so you can bring them along on your next family trip into the mountains.