The Cherokee retains many of the same design features as previous versions of the fifth generation. Small details like the front grill and headlights, along with the rear lights, received some minor tweaks in appearance. The biggest change, however, is the restructuring of the available trims. Losing the popular Sport baseline trim, the line now comes in five major trim families: Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Trailhawk, and Overland.
The Latitude serves as the Cherokee’s baseline model for people wanting a simple, more affordable setup. Starting at $25,490, the trim features 17in aluminum wheels for a small degree of weight saving performance. On the front, this version comes with the high-intensity discharge headlights, fog lights, and daytime running lights. On the inside, a 5in touchscreen controls the six-speaker audio system, rear view camera, trailer sway control, and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Latitude Plus retains much of the same design and performance of the base model. Most of the upgraded features are on the inside which include a larger 8.4in touchscreen with Amazon Alexa compatibility, satellite radio, keyless entry, and leather seats/steering wheel. This trim also offers more storage space with the addition of a front passenger fold-flat design.
The Cherokee’s Limited trim adds many creatures comforts to the interior of the car for people wanting more. Leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, and a heated steering wheel make the interior more comfortable for the daily commute or long trips alike. Safety upgrades include blind spot sensors, rear parking sensors, and an automatically dimming rearview mirror. The wheel’s increase to 18in in diameter for a small performance boost.
The Trailhawk is the upgraded, off-road oriented, trim that changes the SUV’s overall handling and ground clearance for better performance. The off-road-specific suspension increases the height by an inch so the vehicle gains a total of 8.7 inches of ground clearance. The sophisticated all-wheel drive will monitor wheel/traction performance for better control while driving on challenging terrain.
The top-of-the-line Overland package, starting at $35,190, has an upgraded look with matching colored fascias and cladding. The trim retains the Limited’s 18in wheels with a polished alloy finish. Inside, the front seats are powered and heated. The controls are adorned with wood on the steering wheel and leather upholstery on the dashboard. Many of the Cherokee’s optional systems such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring system, and automatic braking come standard in this package as well.