2018 Jeep Cherokee Atlanta GA

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The Jeep Cherokee continues to reimagine what it means to be a mid-size SUV with the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. This vehicle maintains the technology that remains synonymous with Jeep. For 2018, Jeep has shifted the trim levels, and added Latitude as the base trim while not forgetting the premium features like fog lamps, roof rails, rear backup camera,and 17-inch aluminum wheels. Besides the base trim of Latitude, they have additionally given more options to upgrade with Latitude Plus, which builds on the base layer to give you SiriusXM Radio, mood lighting, a leather steering wheel that can control the audio, and a keyless function to make getting in and going that much easier. The Trailhawk has been given newer standard features which make the already safe vehicle that much safer with ParkSense Rear Backup Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring, and Cross Path Detection. The Limited was given upgrades as well, adding the bonus choice of a power liftgate. The old Jeep Cherokee is still a part of this 2018 version including the 4x4 capability, handling in less than ideal conditions,smooth ride on rough terrain,incomparable design, and the ever changing and ever functional features that make the Jeep Cherokee a Jeep Cherokee.

Engine Performance

  • Standard 2.4-liter Tigershark 4-cylinder engine
  • Optional 3.2-liter V6 engine
  • 4WD with Active Drive

Safety Features

  • Standard rearview camera monitor
  • Standard rearview camera
  • Optional safety package including blind-spot monitoring and forward collision warning

Vehicle Design

  • World-class craftsmanship
  • Standard 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Standard body-color mirrors and door handles

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How much power can I except from the 2018 Jeep Cherokee?

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is available with two different engines. The standard engine is the 2.4-liter Tigershark 4-cylinder which produces 184 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. The gas mileage on the Tigershark varies depending on whether the model is FWD or 4WD, and which Active Drive mode is on. FWD city is 21 mpg, FWD highway 30 mpg. The 4WD Active Drive I city is 21 mpg, highway 28 mpg. The 4WD Active Drive II city brings it to 21 mpg, while the highway gives 27 mpg. Lastly, the 4WD Trailhawk city is 19 mpg, with the highway being 25 mpg. The other engine option, which is standard on the Overland 4x4, and is optional on all of the other trim models is the 3.2-liter V6, which creates 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque. This engine also has different fuel economies that are dependent on FWD, 4WD, and Active Drive. FWD in the city is 21 mpg, and on the highway becomes 29 mpg. In the 4WD Active Drive I city the miles per gallon is 20, and on the highway it is 27 mpg. 4WD active Drive II brings the city mpg to 18, and the highway miles per gallon to 26. The last driving option, 4WD Trailhawk, puts out 18 mpg in the city, and 24 mpg on the highway. There is a standard nine-speed automatic transmission that comes with both engines, with the only difference being whether you choose to get either FWD, or 4WD. The 4WD offers three different options to choose from, Jeep Active Drive I being the base system, giving a single-speed transfer case. Active Drive II is the second, which is a 2-speed transfer case. The last one can only be used with the Trailhawk, and adds the Selec-Terrain system. The towing capability of the 4-cylinder engine is up to 2,000 pounds, while the V6 engine sits at up to 4,500 pounds.

What sets each trim level apart for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee?

With five different trim models, Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Trailhawk, and Overland, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee is giving you the option to make this car truly your own. The standard model, known as the Latitude, comes with front seats that can be adjusted for height, a rearview camera, a front passenger seat that can fold to create more storage, Bluetooth, rear seats that can slide and recline with 60/40-split folding seatbacks, USB port, and a six-speaker audio system with a 5-inch touch screen. The next level in this trim family is the Latitude Plus, which, with addition to everything included in the Latitude, adds a 8.4-inch Uconnect information and entertainment system, easy ignition and entry with no keys necessary, leather inserts, mood lighting in the interior, a leather-wrapped steering wheel,115-volt outlet, and a power driver seat. The Trailhawk is the next trim level, made for the off-roader in you, which comes standard with more clearance from the ground, all-wheel drive, bigger all-terrain tires, both cloth and leather upholstery, unique trim on the exterior, the same large touchscreen interface as the Latitude Plus, and skid plates. It would be impossible to forget the other features that are important especially for safety. They include blind-spot monitoring, automatic climate control in dual-zones, sensors for parking, and rear cross-traffic detection. The second to last trim level, known as the Limited has some similarities to the Trailhawk but adds leather upholstery, a power liftgate, heated seats for the front two passengers, heated steering wheel, an additional remote ignition, de-icer for the wiper, parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring. Last but not least is the Overland, with windshield and front windows that are sound-deadening, exterior trim that has a unique body-color,a nine-speaker audio system, an instrument panel surrounded in leather, memory functions for the driver's seat, ventilated front seats, and of course, a radio and navigation system. Storage should be no problem in the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. Rear seats may be folded in the Jeep Cherokee to create 54.9 cubic feet of space, and even more space can be made by folding down the passenger seat in Latitude Plus trims or higher. If you would like to further the customization and put an even more unique spin on these trim models there are twelve color options for the Exterior of each model, including Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Patriot Blue Pearl Coat, Diamond Black Pearl Coat, Hydro Blue Pearl Coat, Pearl White Pearl Coat, Light Brownstone Pearl Coat, Firecracker Red Clear Coat, Rhino Clear Coat, Olive Green Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, and Velvet Red Pearl Coat.

What safety features can I expect in the 2018 Jeep Cherokee?

Starting with the standard rearview camera monitor, and rearview camera, there are up to 70 security and safety features available in the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. The Limited, Overland, and Trailhawk all offer the option to add-on an additional safety package that includes lane departure warning, forward collision warning, Blind-spot monitoring, and even an automatic parking system. A few additional options include automatic braking and lane-keep assist.

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Jeep Cherokee

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee continues to outpace its competitors in the mid-size SUV segment by keeping what you love most about Jeep, and giving you even more reasons to love Jeep. With beautiful design, easy-to-use technology, and even more trim options, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee is the car for you. Still don't believe us? Stop by our dealership for a test drive, or simply send us your questions! We'd love to help you on your search to find your perfect car.

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