2020 Jeep Cherokee
The 2020 model year brings forth a few new things for the 2020 Jeep Cherokee model, including an expansion of trims and other optional upgrades. In an attempt at offering buyers more personalization, Jeep has also given them the opportunity to upscale their Cherokee with plenty of upscale amenities.
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Engine & Trims
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee lineup offers buyers two different drivetrain options — front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive — which can then be configured with three different engine options. Front-wheel drive 2020 Cherokee models include the following trims: Latitude, Latitude Plus, Altitude, Limited, and High Altitude, while those who opt for all-wheel drive (4×4) can also choose from the following trims: Upland, Trailhawk, and Trailhawk Elite. Front-wheel drive 2020 Cherokee vehicles are powered by a 2.4-liter Inline Four-Cylinder engine with electric start-stop (ESS) technology. Optional engines on the aforementioned trims, and standard beginning with the High Altitude trim, is a 3.2-liter V6 24-valve engine with variable valve timing technology (VVT), capable of 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque. The 3.2-liter V6 is also standard on the Upland, Trailhawk, and Trailhawk Elite trims. There’s another engine, the 2.0-liter DOHC turbocharged engine that generates 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, that’s optional on all trims minus the Latitude and Upland trims.
4×4 Systems & Towing
Every 2020 Jeep Cherokee vehicle, regardless of trim, comes standard with 2,000-pound towing capacity on front-wheel-drive and 4,500-pound towing capacity on 4×4 drivetrains. The Trailhawk and Trailhawk Elite trims come with the Active Drive II 4×4 system, a system that not only includes all the features of the Active Drive I system, but also adds a low range mode and a neutral mode for additional capability. This system also includes Active Drive Lock 4×4, which engages a mechanical rear axle lock and an exclusive Rock mode designed for the Selec-Terrain Traction Management System.
Standard on the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, regardless of trim, are automatic on/off headlamps, fog lamps, heated exterior mirrors, and LED daytime running headlamps. Automatic high beam headlamps control is available as an upgrade on the Limited and High Altitude trims. All trims — except for the Latitude and Upland trims — come with exterior mirrors with turn signals, while a fun sunroof remains an optional feature on all trims. Depending on the trim, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee comes standard with either 17-, 18, or 19-inch wheels.
The best features are saved for the high-tier trims such as the Limited, High Altitude, and Trailhawk Elite trims, which offer buyers perks such as automatic temperature control, heated front seats, a power liftgate, and a heated steering wheel. Ventilated seats are reserved for the top-tier Trailhawk Elite trim. Standard features include a rear 40/60 split-folding seat, cargo tie-down loops, and rear seat heat ducts. All trims except the base Latitude trim come with a leather-wrapped shift knob and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
A 7-inch infotainment touchscreen display comes standard on all 2020 Jeep Cherokee trims along with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, a six-speaker sound system, and integrated Bluetooth voice command. All trims also offer steering wheel-mounted controls except for the base Latitude trim. The Trailhawk, Limited and Trailhawk Elite trims feature a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen display, while the High Altitude trim not only enjoys the larger screen size, but it’s also got the latest Uconnect 4C infotainment system.
Safety Features and Warranty
Buyers can enjoy standard safety features such as an advanced multistage front airbag system, supplemental airbags throughout the cabin, an enhanced accident response system, stability and traction control systems, and a ParkView rear backup camera. Advanced safety features are optional on select trims, including full-speed collision warning with crash mitigation, a remote start system, cross path detection, lane departure warning plus, and blind-spot monitoring.
All Jeep vehicles are covered by a 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for five years or 100,000 miles.