The Cherokee may have reached the peak of its capabilities with the 2018 model, thanks to an incredible amount of improvements and fine-tuning since its origination in 2011. The result is a transformation into one of the most capable all-purpose and off-roading vehicles around. The 2018 Jeep Cherokee’s vast customization options, raw power, and advanced technology make it an ideal choice for many car owners.
Here’s why we’re celebrating this incredible vehicle at Bloomington Jeep!
Customization Is King
Perhaps the greatest benefit of improving upon a six-year-old model is the resulting perfection of the Cherokee design. They’ve found every way imaginable to optimize and upgrade the base form. Jeep has formed a master list of customizable options for their beloved Cherokee through trial, experimentation, and reinvention.
The 2018 Cherokee has 15 different base models to choose from, providing you with unprecedented amounts of tailoring options. Its starting model runs at $30,595 and is more than capable of handling most drivers’ needs. Choose from numerous upgrade packages or even more individual additions to get the most out of your Cherokee, regardless of which model you begin with.
No Terrain Is Too Tough
Few obstacles can hinder the 2018 Cherokee and the multiple transmission systems available to it. The Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II 4×4 systems provide mastery over many environments. You can also use their patented traction management systems to tailor the Cherokee’s performance to a specific terrain. Snow, rock, sand, or mud—nothing can stand in your way.
A traction system is only as good as the engine it’s paired with. Luckily, there are some real powerhouse options available in the 2018 Cherokee. The standard 295 horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine can get the job done for most cases. Its higher end 6.4-liter V8 option and 475 horsepower provides plenty of torque for those that need a bit more power.
Finally, the top tier Trackhawk model’s V8 engine puts out 707 horsepower and 645 ft-lb of torque. The Trackhawk is truly one of the more intimidating off-roaders around. With its 3.5-second acceleration from zero to 60, it’s fit to challenge racer cars.
These Cherokee engines don’t always gain power at the expense of fuel efficiency, either. Its 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 is optimized for conserving fuel when applying the brakes. Most Cherokee models also have a 3.0-liter turbodiesel option for those who want that extra bit of efficiency.
Safe and Sound
Your engine can have all the power in the world, but at the end of the day it needs to be safe. Jeep is well aware of how important safety is. They’ve added over 70 available safety features to the Cherokee, making it one of the safest vehicles around.
Modern airbags cover every angle to protect all passengers. The Cherokee’s structure is modified to crumple at the front and rear to absorb and redirect energy away from the driver and passengers. High-tech driver assist systems aid in safe driving by alerting the driver of impending collisions and when they’re veering from the lane. Sensors cover all blind spots to detect potential hazards, as well as aiding in parallel parking.
The 2018 Cherokee has improved dramatically since its inception in 2011. While rumors spread about the Jeep Cherokee model coming to an end in the next couple of years, it certainly won’t be leaving behind a final legacy just yet. The Cherokee won’t stop blazing trails in the off-roads anytime soon. Witness the power for yourself at your local Community Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Bloomington Indianapolis dealership.