2018 Jeep Cherokee Review

Whether your next adventure takes you on- or off-road, you’ll find a wide range of Jeep vehicles that are up for the task. One of them is the 2018 Jeep Cherokee, a compact crossover with impressive performance

At Rockwall CDJR, we want to help drivers near Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie explore the specs and features of this crossover SUV with our 2018 Jeep Cherokee review. Read it and feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

2018 Cherokee: Bold Exterior Style 

With that classic 7-slot grille, it’s hard to mistake the 2018 Cherokee for anything other than a Jeep—but, it’s a Jeep that balances classic styling with modern technology and features. For instance, that grille is framed by high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, which run more efficiently than traditional halogen bulbs. 

The Jeep Cherokee blends style and function well, and nowhere is that more apparent than the roof rails. They not only accentuate the sharp roofline and silhouette of the vehicle in eye-catching silver paint, but they also add to utility. The rails are ready to help you take more along for the ride, if you equip them with the available Jeep roof racks and cargo carriers.

Engine Performance Specs 

The base engine in the Jeep Cherokee is a 2.4L I-4 engine. It pairs with a 9-speed automatic transmission to put out 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. That’s plenty for around-town driving, but if you want to really feel that acceleration out on the highway, consider the available 3.2L V6 engine, which produces 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque.

With the V6 under the hood, the Cherokee towing capacity can reach an impressive 4,500 pounds when properly equipped. There’s a lot you can do with trailering capacity like that. Hitch up a couple of jet skis or even a small boat and drive out to Lake Ray Hubbard for an eventful day of play out on the water!

Off-Roading Performance in the Cherokee 

You’ll find that the 2018 Cherokee is a capable off-roading vehicle across trim levels. It has standard front-wheel drive, but you can add four-wheel drive to any trim level. If you pick the Trailhawk trim, you’ll find an upgraded standard four-wheel drive system designed to help you maintain traction on a wide range of terrain types.

Every Cherokee equipped with four-wheel drive also has up to five traction modes to choose from, letting you add a bit of custom flavor to your ride. Depending on the ground under your wheels and the weather conditions, use a Selec-Terrain®Traction Management System to cycle between Auto, Snow, Sport, Rock, and Sand/Mud modes for the ideal drive.

Experience the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Yourself 

Now that you’ve read our 2018 Jeep Cherokee review, the drivers of Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie are ready to get behind the wheel to try it for themselves. Luckily, at Rockwall CDJR, we have a large inventory of the new crossover available whenever you’re ready. If you’re looking to get a first-hand look at the new Cherokee, then schedule a test drive today!