2018 Jeep Cherokee Review

There’s no denying that the small crossover SUV segment has become increasingly competitive in recent years, particularly with a very crowded playing field. Among this field, however, a few makes and models really stand out, the Jeep Cherokee chief among them.

2018 Jeep Cherokee ReviewIt’s no wonder for us here at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram why Chicago, Skokie and Park Ridge drivers are drawn to this sharp little crossover. Discover the complete range of specs and features you should expect in this 2018 Jeep Cherokee review.

2018 Jeep Cherokee Performance Specs

Over the years, the Jeep brand has become well known for packing a lot of power into even the smallest of its vehicles. So, while the 2018 Jeep Cherokee falls into the crossover class, you shouldn’t be surprised to discover it still packs a wallop.

Under the hood, you’ll find a 2.4L MultiAir® inline 4-cylinder engine. Thanks to those MultiAir® enhancements, this engine is able to generate as much as 184 HP and 171 lb-ft of torque.

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee also comes standard with a 9-speed automatic transmission. In eschewing a standard manual, the 2018 Cherokee transmission helps it to boost its mileage up to 28 MPG highway and 21 MPG city.1

Off-Road & Towing Abilities

2018 Jeep Cherokee ReviewGiven that the Jeep brand started out creating military style vehicles, it’s no wonder that the current lineup maintains some very rugged qualities. The 2018 Cherokee, for instance, is very well-suited for off-road adventures.

Both the Selec-Terrain™ System and Jeep Active Drive I come standard in the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. If you’re wondering just what they do, it’s pretty simple. These terrain management systems just help you to maintain traction and stability on hazardous roads, they also help the SUV adjust to changing road conditions.

That kind of traction is really going to come in handy during your next towing job. The 2018 Cherokee comes with a 4,500-pound towing capacity, so there’s a good chance you’ll be hauling quite a bit. Included trailer sway damping will also help to moderate this added weight.

Jeep Cherokee Interior

Despite being a crossover, the 2018 Cherokee remains roomier than many vehicles in its class. In total, it has 103.4 cubic feet for passengers. This includes 54.9 cubic feet of cargo room behind the front row, which is made all the more functional by the Jeep Cargo Management system.

Jeep Cargo Management is mainly a system of hooks and tie-downs that make it easier for you to rearrange seating and secure your cargo items. This feature is especially handy on those long road trips.

Test Drive the Cherokee at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

If you’re in the Park Ridge, Chicago or Skokie regions and you’d like to check out the 2018 Jeep Cherokee yourself, stop into Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and schedule a test drive today.


1 EPA estimated mpg with 2.4L engine and nine-speed automatic transmission, 4×2. Actual mileage may vary.