Jeep® Cherokee features front and rear independent suspensions that provide outstanding on-road driving dynamics and a fun-to-drive experience. A speed-sensitive electronic power steering system helps improve efficiency and automatically adjusts for sporty handling on the road or limited effort maneuvering during parking.
The Jeep® Cherokee features a nine-speed automatic transmission that, when mated to the 2.4L MultiAir® II Tigershark® I4 engine, achieves up to 489 hwy miles on one tank. The powertrain features a Best-in-Class disconnecting rear axle for maximum fuel efficiency while providing superior 4×4 performance.
Standard on 2015 models equipped with the 3.2L Pentastar® V6 engine, Stop-Start technology is estimated to lower CO2emissions and improve fuel-economy by 9% from the previous model. The technology uses sophisticated control strategies that reduce fuel flow as the vehicle brakes to a stop – saving fuel and cutting emissions. Paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, the V6 engine boasts 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque for a towing capacity of up to 4,500 lbs, with the available Trailer Tow Group.
The Jeep® Cherokee features leading capability with three innovative 4×4 systems. The Jeep® Active Drive II 4×4 available system with low-range is great for rock crawling and has a neutral mode for flat towing behind an RV. The single-speed Jeep® Active Drive I 4×4 system with brake traction control is ideal for those who want something easy-to-use with all-weather capability. The Best-in-Class rear axle disconnect+ feature only engages 4×4 when necessary for greatly improved fuel efficiency+. Cherokee Trailhawk® features its standard Trail Rated® Jeep® Active Drive Lock 4×4 system with 4-Low and a rear locker.
Jeep® Cherokee offers legendary Jeep®vehicle capability that matters where and when it counts: on any road, in any environment, and even in extreme conditions with the Trail Rated® Trailhawk®. Making things easier is the available Selec-Terrain®traction control system with up to five customized settings: Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock modes. Just spin the dial to match the conditions. Or just leave it in Auto for confident 4×4 performance on any road or in almost any weather condition.
The Cherokee Trailhawk® has a solid, powerful look to it. The standard skid plates, one-inch suspension lift, all-season tires, aluminum wheels and front and rear tow hooks look great, but serve a higher purpose. All of the features tie back to being Trail Rated® – always ready for almost any weather or terrain.