Compact crossovers and SUVs continue to be top-selling vehicles thanks to their stellar versatility mixed with impressive fuel economy and on-road manners, and the 2019 Jeep Cherokee offers those characteristics and more. This Jeep compact SUV lives up to its namesake with rugged styling and legitimate off-road capabilities that are often lacking in small crossovers and SUVs.
Even if you are not planning to hit the trails in your new SUV, you may be shopping the Jeep Cherokee against competition like the Ford Escape and Honda CR-V. Community CDJR Of Bloomington invites you to learn more about the new Cherokee and how it compares to other compact SUVs, then visit us from nearby Bedford or Martinsville, Indiana for a test drive.
When it comes to power and performance, the 2019 Cherokee is a tough act to follow, not only due to its available Trail Rated status, but also thanks to its choice of three potent powertrains. The Ford Escape also offers three engine choices, but at each level you'll find they don't live up to the stellar horsepower and torque of the Jeep. The Cherokee's standard 2.4-liter outmuscles the Escape's standard 2.5-liter engine, with 180 HP and 168 HP respectively. For added power in the 2019 Escape, you'd need to upgrade to the 179-HP 1.5-liter turbo or the 245-HP 2.0-liter turbo engine, both of which are dwarfed in comparison to the 270-HP 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder and 271-HP 3.2-liter V6 engines available in the new Cherokee.
In the Honda CR-V, drivers have a choice of just two engines with nearly identical performance, a standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder rated at 184 HP and a 190 HP, 1.5-liter turbo-four. While the CR-V offers commendable fuel economy, it can't come close to delivering the level of performance you'll find with the new Jeep Cherokee lineup!
If you're looking for a new SUV with smart efficiency features like an automatic engine start/stop system, you'll want to take a close look at the new Jeep Cherokee. Every 2019 Cherokee boasts this smart tech that allows the engine to automatically turn off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The Honda CR-V doesn't offer this feature, and Ford only offers auto start/stop on Escape SUVs equipped with a turbocharged engine.
Motorists seeking to maximize fuel efficiency can turn to the Jeep Cherokee FWD over a similarly equipped Ford Escape. The Cherokee's smaller yet more powerful 2.0-liter turbo and 2.4-liter engines deliver greater EPA-estimated fuel economy than the Escape's 1.5-liter turbo and 2.5-liter engines, proving that you can have performance and efficiency when you choose the Jeep!
When you're planning to tow with your new SUV, you'll want to make sure it's up to the task. Drivers shouldn't be surprised to discover that the more powerful Jeep Cherokee lineup of compact SUVs outperforms both the Ford Escape and Honda CR-V on the towing front. While the Honda can tow up to a maximum 1,500 pounds and the Ford is rated up to 3,500 pounds, the new Cherokee boasts a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds, making it the clear choice for drivers seeking a compact SUV that can tow above its weight class.
Turn to Community CDJR Of Bloomington for your chance to commandeer a new Jeep SUV like the 2019 Cherokee near Franklin, IN. Here, you'll find an array of new Jeep Cherokee SUVs for sale in a variety of trims and configurations, all priced competitively.
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