Compare 2020 vs 2019 Jeep Cherokee

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Jeep Cherokee
2020 Jeep Cherokee 2019 Jeep Cherokee


2.4L I-4 2.4L I-4


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  MPG (City/Highway)

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2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Jeep Cherokee

Serving Austin, TX

Jeep calls the 2020 a “stylish adventure SUV,” which is a deserving description for the legendary off-road vehicle. Although it belongs to a highly competitive class, the 2020 Cherokee holds its own by taking the #5 spot among midsize SUVs. Although the Cherokee has impressive amenities and head-turning style inside and out, its impressive off-road capabilities set it apart. While the Cherokee has accumulated more safety features and technology over the years, it remains a top choice for those wanting an SUV that can take on trails. From the Trailhawk trim, which is the most well-equipped for off-roading, to the assortment of packages available for rugged conditions, the Cherokee is ready for adventure. There are not any significant changes to the Cherokee this year, in part because it got a fresh new exterior look, an upgraded infotainment system, and an available 2.0L turbo engine in 2019. Both model years have several engine options, a smooth suspension, a user-friendly infotainment system, and many safety amenities.


Both the 2020 and 2019 model years of the Jeep Cherokee have the same mechanical configuration with a standard engine and two available engines to meet your driving needs. The standard engine is a 2.4L with four cylinders. It is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission that provides plenty of power and versatility. Efficiency is a highlight of the base engine, which generates up to 180 HP at 6,400 RPM. One available engine is the 3.2L V6. This engine reduces emissions with start/stop technology that turns off the engine when the car is stopped. This engine is also connected to an automatic transmission with nine speeds. It gives the Jeep a maximal towing capacity of 4,500 pounds (a “Best-in-Class” rating) and produces up to 271 HP at 6,500 RPM. The second available engine is a 2.0L turbo that produces up to 270 HP and 295 LB-FT of torque. Various four-wheel-drive configurations are a bonus.


The Jeep Cherokee got a new look in 2019, which means that the 2020 version looks virtually the same. The 2019 Cherokee features a more polished and refined look from its predecessors with chrome accents, a more elegant front end, and a power liftgate. Although the Cherokee had LED lights in the past, their design and performance improved for the latest model year. Red tow hooks, also included in the 2019 model, add to the Jeep’s sporty look. The 2019 and 2020 model years have numerous options for wheel size and paint colors.


The 2019 Cherokee has an updated infotainment system, but the two model years have the same features. From a standard seven-inch infotainment screen to an available 8.4-inch screen, available WiFi with a 50-foot radius around the vehicle, high-end sound systems, and luxurious touches such as leather seats and climate control. Over 70 standard and available safety features are a plus in both model years.

A new look, more powertrain options, and updated technology make the 2019 Jeep Cherokee a quality choice for an SUV. The 2020 Cherokee, which remains mostly consistent, is equally appealing. Contact our dealership today to learn more and arrange a test drive.

* Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.