2018 Jeep Cherokee Review

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is back and better than ever. This off-road-ready SUV is known for its impressive capabilities on and off the pavement. However, the 2018 Cherokee takes everything drivers in the Dallas, Garland, and Arlington areas love about this model, and makes it even better.

To introduce you to just a few of this vehicle’s many incredible features, we at Dallas DCJR have put together this detailed review. Read ahead to see what the 2018 Jeep Cherokee has in store for you when it comes to performance, off-roading, and technology!

2018 Cherokee Performance Specifications

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee offers two high-performance engines in its powertrain lineup. Standardly, you’ll have a 2.4-L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 engine leading the way. When paired with the standard 4×2 drivetrain, this engine puts out a respectable 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque.

For even more power, opt for the 2018 Cherokee’s available 3.2-L PENTASTAR® V6 engine. This engine, which can also be paired with the 4×2 drivetrain or the 4×4 drivetrain, delivers a remarkable 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque.

This power from the available V6 engine opens a lot of doors when it comes to trailering. When equipped with this engine and other optional towing equipment, the Cherokee can tow a best-in-class towing capacity1 of 4,500 pounds.

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee’s Impressive Off-Road Capabilities

As a Jeep, the 2018 Cherokee is designed to handle gravel as well as it handles pavement, if not better. On top of its impressive powertrain lineup and towing capabilities, this SUV sports quite a few adventure-ready features and specifications. This Trail-Rated® vehicle offers the following specifications and dimension for easy off-roading:

Crawl Ratio


Water Depth

Up to 20 inches


107.0 inches

Overall Length

182.0 inches

Turning Diameter

38.1 feet

Approach Angle

29.9 degrees

Breakover Angle

22.9 degrees

Departure Angle

32.2 degrees

The Jeep Cherokee also offers an available smart Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System. This available system gives you five different drive mode options to help you perfectly customize your drive for your current driving conditions. Choose between Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud, and Rock modes.

2018 Cherokee’s Advanced Technology Features

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee isn’t just powerful and capable—this SUV is tech-savvy, too. Inside the Cherokee, you’ll find a variety of advanced convenience and entertainment features starting with a standard Uconnect® 3 infotainment system. This system includes a 5-inch color touchscreen and Bluetooth® connectivity with voice command recognition for safe hands-free phone calling.

This system can be upgraded to unleash its full potential. Opt for the available Uconnect® 3C system for a large 8.4-inch color touchscreen and smartphone app integration. Upgrade once more to the premium Uconnect® 3C NAV system, which includes easy turn-by-turn navigation and SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link.

Explore the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Today!

Now that you’ve had a taste of what the 2018 Jeep Cherokee has to offer, it’s time to get behind the wheel and get the full experience for yourself. You can test drive the Cherokee at Dallas DCJR, which is just a short drive from the Dallas, Garland, and Arlington areas. Just give us a call before you head over to let us know you’re on your way!


1 Jeep® Brand Midsize SUV Subsegment based on 2017 and 2018 cross-shop activity: Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport (five passenger), Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, Chevrolet Equinox and Kia Sorento. Excludes vehicles with third row seating.