2018 Jeep Cherokee Houston TX
2018 Jeep Cherokee at Clear Lake
With the Sport trim gone, the new 2018 Jeep Cherokee lineup now has the Latitude as its new base trim. Additionally, the Latitude Plus trim has added new features like body-color mirrors and door handles, 17-inch aluminum wheels, roof fails, bright daylight opening moldings, and much much more. A bunch of new safety features have been made standard for 2018. Many standalone options has also been made available including ambient lights, SiriusXM Radio, passive entry/keyless go, and a ton more.
- Best-in-class tow rating of 4,500 pounds
- Nine-speed automatic transmission
- Four-wheel drive
- Automatic parking system
- Radar-based cruise control
- Forward Collision Alert
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Siri Eyes Free
- Sound-deadening windshield
Which models are available for the 2018 Cherokee?
In 2018, the Cherokee has an all-new lineup of Latitude, Latitude Plus, Trailhawk, Limited, and Overland. While the Trailhawk is not the base trim it is the best off-roading option. The Trailhawk comes with skid plates, tow hooks, all-terrain tires, off-road-oriented suspension tuning, and if you are looking for the luxury items as well it comes with rear-cross traffic detection, parking sensors, Siri Eyes Free, and a dual-zone automatic climate control. The base trim is actually the Latitude with standard features such as fold flat rear seats, a passive keyless entry with push-button start, a six-speaker audio system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a 5-inch touchscreen, and satellite radio. The Latitude Plus then adds ambient interior lighting, an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, a 115-volt outlet, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Trailhawk typically enters here on the lineup and is then followed by a less off-roading capable trim. The Limited may be a step down in the off-roading department but is a step up for features. The Limited comes with wiper de-icer, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, and leather upholstery. The trim above this is the final trim, the Overland with upgraded leather upholstery, cornering lights, a sound-deadening windshield, and a navigation system.
What are the standard safety features?
Cross-path detection, ParkSense rear backup warning, and blind-spot monitoring are just a few of the new standard safety features on the 2018 Cherokee. Additional safety features can be added through packages like the Safety-Oriented package. This package comes with an automatic parking system for aid in parking parallel or perpendicular, lane departure warning, radar-based cruise control, auto high-beam, and forward collision warning with crash mitigation.
What engines are available under the hood?
The standard 2.4-liter Tigershark engine comes with 184 horsepower. The optional 3.2-liter V6 with 271 horsepower is available to all models and is the standard for the Overland model. The standard engine can tow a maximum weight of 2,000 pounds, while the optional engine has a best-in-class towing rate of 4,500 pounds. These engines both come with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Each engine also has the opportunity to choose between front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive with the four-wheel drive having three additional systems to choose from. The three systems are Jeep Active Drive I with a single-speed transfer, Active Drive II with a two-speed transfer, and the Active Drive Lock. The Active Drive lock is available to all models but comes with an additional rock mode for the Selec-Terrain system when paired with the Trailhawk.
Final Thoughts on the 2018 Jeep Cherokee
This Cherokee is beyond perfect for day to day tasks with the family and for the best off-roading adventures as well! Come see our lineup today!