The compact SUV segment is a crowded field with offerings from many of the world’s leading carmakers. With every company wanting to get in on the lucrative compact SUV market, competition has continued to be fierce. But even with all of the available options and competition, there is still plenty of repetition in the market. If you are looking for a compact SUV that is truly set apart from the field, you might have to consider the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. Just like all of the other compact SUVs out there today, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee has a powerful engine, seating for five, and plenty of cargo room. But it doesn’t settle for being a run-of-the-mill SUV. No, the 2020 Cherokee, like all of the great SUVs in the Jeep lineup, is designed to be unique and offer a driving experience that is unparalleled in its class. With its ability to handle the day to day driving of individuals and families alike, its off-roading capability makes the Cherokee an adventurous ride that can feed your wild side. To show you why you shouldn’t settle for many of the ho-hum compact SUVs on the market today, read on to see what makes the 2020 Jeep Cherokee so great.
The first thing about the 2020 Jeep Cherokee that makes it so great is its stunning variety. With ten different trims, there is truly a Cherokee for everyone. While other SUVs may have a high number of trims, only the Cherokee runs the gamut of choices and offers solid base models, and top of the line trims that are versatile both on the road and off it.
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Latitude
The base model Cherokee Latitude gets things started off nicely. It has a reasonable starting price of $26,085 and comes equipped with plenty of features. You can comfortably fit five passengers in the Latitude with a passenger volume of 128 cubic ft. And if you need to haul something on the inside of the Latitude, there is room for that too, with a max cargo area of 54.7 cubic ft. when you fold down the back row seats.
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Upland
For those with a truly adventurous streak, the Upland provides an even more exciting driving experience than the Latitude. With a powerful 3.2L V6 engine that can produce up to 271 horsepower, paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission, the Upland attacks the road and trails with vengeance. The Upland is also a 4×4, which translates to exceptional handling and stability. This trims starts at $30,965.
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus
The Latitude Plus has the same great engine as the Latitude, a 2.4L I-4 engine that is capable of generating 180 horsepower. It includes some great bonus features too, like a power sunroof, premium Alpine speakers, and cloth/premium vinyl front bucket seats. The Latitude Plus is clearly a stylish ride that can be had for an affordable price. It starts at $27,595.
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Altitude
What sets the Altitude apart from the lower trims is the upgrades found on the exterior. With 18” wheels and all-season tires standard on the Altitude, you really are riding higher than you do on the other trims. The gloss black exterior badging, moldings, and grille also contribute perfectly the fantastic look of the Altitude. The starting price for the Altitude is $29,035.
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Latitude LUX
The final Latitude trim is the LUX, and it comes as a FWD or 4X4 vehicle, adding even more choice to the Cherokee lineup. Coupled with its luxurious look and feel is the same 3.2L V6 engine, which gives the Latitude LUX trim excellent power. And with 2,000 pounds of towing capacity, you can tow some of your lighter tools and toys when you need to. The FWD Latitude LUX starts at $30,145, and the 4X4 LUX starts at $31,645.
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Limited
Two of the features that make the Limited, well limited, are the hands-free power liftgate, which makes loading and unloading a breeze, and the automatic high beam headlamp controls, which increase the safety of the Cherokee considerably. The Limited is just a shade above the Latitude LUX, starting at $31,845.
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee North Edition 4X4
The North Edition is even more prepared to take you off-roading with its off-road wheel flares, and its stunning black badge and other accents make it look sleek and athletic. As a 4X4, the North Edition has an unbeatable starting price at just $31,800.
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee High Altitude
The second of the Altitude trims, the Cherokee High Altitude, is as great as you would expect. With its fantastic fuel efficiency of 22 miles per gallon in the city, 31 on the highway – a combined rating of 26 MPG -the High Altitude won’t break the bank on gas. It also has a reasonable starting price of $35,785.
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and Trailhawk Elite
Once you get to the Trailhawk and Trailhawk Elite trims, you know you have made it to the top of the line. These two trims that are trail rated (meaning they have passed tests in the categories of traction, water fording, maneuverability, articulation, and ground clearance) give you the opportunity to explore the places no other compact SUV can even dream of reaching.
With its best in class max towing of up to 4,500 lbs when properly equipped, the Trailhawk and Trailhawk Elite trims are simply on another level. The Trailhawk starts at $34,755 and the Trailhawk Elite at $38,195.
Safety and Technology
The sheer variety of trims and the performance of each and every one of them, especially the Trailhawk and Trailhawk Elite, make the 2020 Jeep Cherokee a spectacular compact SUV. But the safety features and latest technological advancements put it over the edge. With over 80 safety features that are either standard or available, including the Lanesense Departure Warning system, which alerts you if the Cherokee begins drifting into the oncoming lane, and Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection, which lets you know what is going to the side of and behind the vehicle, the Cherokee is one of the safest vehicles on the road today.
On the inside, the Cherokee boasts the latest and greatest infotainment technologies, including its brilliant 7” touchscreen and what Jeep calls Uconnect, a voice-controlled system that can run Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
Finally, with remote start capabilities, you can get your Cherokee ready and going before you even leave the house. With its vehicle health report, you can get monthly updates on the Cherokee’s key system, so you always know how it is doing.
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee is the perfect blend of compact SUV and off-road adventure vehicle. No other SUV in its class lets you explore the way a Cherokee does. With its long list of advanced safety features, its powerful engine options, and towing capability, you will be hard-pressed to find a compact SUV that outperforms a Cherokee. With a Cherokee, you know your vehicle is trail-rated and can handle anything mother nature throws its way. So you can also relax and enjoy the spacious, luxurious interior and get where you’re going in style. Happy driving.