More refined exterior styling, a new turbocharged 2.0L engine, and new tech features make the 2019 Jeep Cherokee more appealing to compact crossover buyers. While the Trail Rated Trailhawk trim gives you nearly 9" inches of ground clearance and a real 4WD system for those who actually plan to use their Cherokee off road. However, those who plan to keep it on paved roads will find that its on-road dynamics continue to place it behind rivals and its frustrating 9-speed transmission still needs further improvements in shift response and smoothness.

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    • KitKat Kitty
      KitKat Kitty

      Will u review the 2019 renegade

      about 1 day ago
    • Mike G
      Mike G

      Its an SUV not a porsche. These morons who do these reviews for a living are a joke.

      about 2 days ago
    • Martin Schmidt
      Martin Schmidt

      coming across a bit snooty. i think the engine has lots of character based on my drive in it.

      about 4 days ago
    • To ishome
      To ishome

      Is it casual Friday???

      about 14 days ago
    • Mike 223
      Mike 223

      I like all his videos on cars but he doesn't really understand what it is about Jeeps. When he first starts the video he says the trail rated badge is because of the tires, later he also mentions the 4X4 options. The trail badge means it has skid plates to protect against rocks, also has the air filter in a position to stay dry for water crossings, a transfer case for lower gearing to crawl out of places you get stuck in with regular gears. On the Cherokees you have the option to electronically lock rear end to a posi. Watching his videos I know he likes the Porsche and BMW's for powerful motors, Jeep is made for trails first and being comfortable on paved roads second. I love my '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 318 motor, it is so comfortable on and off road. It takes care of me in Colorado for the last 20 years. Once you own a Jeep, you learn to appreciate what they can do. If you just want to drive on the streets buy a Honda, hehe. Sorry, I had to throw the last part in, no offense to Honda lovers. I can take my Jeep up mountain trails over boulders with ice and my Jeep doesn't slip but if I have to get out and unlock a gate, I can barely keep my feet under me.

      about 15 days ago
    • Fadeyi TITUS OLAKUNLE
      Fadeyi TITUS OLAKUNLE

      can you enlighten me is it that there is a cherokee aspect of trailhawk and another one for grand cherokee trailhawk? or are they the same

      about 17 days ago
    • Fadeyi TITUS OLAKUNLE
      Fadeyi TITUS OLAKUNLE In reply to Fadeyi TITUS OLAKUNLE

      Are you saying the trail hawk of Cherokee is diferrent from trail hawk of grand Cherokee ?

      about 15 days ago
    • Mike 223
      Mike 223 In reply to Fadeyi TITUS OLAKUNLE

      Grand Cherokees are bigger with more luxury and options with interior, 4X4, motors. If you don't know you need to go to a dealer and have them explain it to you. I am looking at the Overland models, more specific the High Altitude, with 19 speakers, air shocks that you can raise and lower the vehicle. The trail hawks are a cheaper version of the Overland Jeep which is the more off road version of Jeep, then the High Altitude and Summit are the more luxurious version of Overland. Also look at all the videos of the different models on your computer. I don't think I want a 4 cylinder in a Jeep, 6 cylinder is the smallest I would go. I have a '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee now with the v8, 318 motor and I love it.

      about 15 days ago
    • FXHunterZimbabwe
      FXHunterZimbabwe

      The redline is actually quite high for a diesel.

      about 18 days ago
    • Tom Macaluso
      Tom Macaluso

      I love my 2019 cherokee trailhawk. No problems with the transmission. With the active drive II option I'm able to tow it behind a motorhome.

      about 21 day ago
    • roadwarrior280
      roadwarrior280

      You should have tested the turbo in a lighter Cherokee , not the trail hawk

      about 24 days ago
    • R C
      R C

      i like the red hooks, you gonna need them

      about 25 days ago
    • Garnopolis X
      Garnopolis X

      1:49 hahaha he literally says flip fuck and proceeds to correct himself

      about 26 days ago
    • Pentastar Nate
      Pentastar Nate

      You only drive the Acura with 9 speed in sport and call it great then don’t put this in sport and say the sport doesn’t make a difference when it does I own a 200 w 9 speed. I can’t believe this man.

      about 28 days ago
    • Pentastar Nate
      Pentastar Nate

      Why would you be surprised a 2019 SUV has a lot of tech? “It has lane assist FCW ETC , which I was surprised to see in .. THIS car “ is it Because it’s a chrysler??? You are a VERY mean person when it comes who FCA products when fca has had these tech features since 2011. Come on times have changed they’re not with Daimler anymore. Move on people. Their back on the map 100% and people only give them credit for those stupid SRT cars.

      about 28 days ago
    • ggolds5
      ggolds5

      AND... lastly, I had a 90 Wrangler new, a 92 Wrangler new, a 95 Wrangler new, a 97 TJ Wrangler new. Consumer Reports hated them. Yet, all 4 were really reliable oddly enough. Bunches of rattles that drove me nuts, otherwise they held up really well and I put over 50K miles on each one while I was in sales at the time. Then I had Toyotas, Hondas, Range Rovers, Ford and Chevy pickups. A Mini Countryman, even a couple of Mazda's and Kia Sorrento SXL-V6. After all that, I just purchased a new 19 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited 6CYL. Auto, 8spd. I love it and I'm enjoying it more then any of the other cars and trucks I ever had. I'll take the FCA risk. You only live once and I'm going to enjoy this. Then again, we may live more then once, there's a lot to be said for reincarnation. HA.

      about 1 month ago
    • ggolds5
      ggolds5

      My 19 Wrangler has the 8spd. tranny. It's amazingly good, shifts excellent, smooth, perfect. I can't understand why the 9spd is so mismatched. We have a Mazda CX-5. Great car, but we want something different this time, per usual. Drove the Honda CRV, Toyota Rav4, Ford Escape. Now a 19 Cherokee. The Cherokee feels the most comfortable, most well appointed, quiet, tranny seems to have been much improved. It really was the nicest of the bunch. Hopefully reliable!. I think this may be our next choice for her. 6cyl. ONLY. EDIT: Picked up our 19 Cherokee Limited on Saturday. Tranny is VERY smooth, no issues, 300 miles. Perfect. Love it.

      about 1 month ago
    • TJ Shine
      TJ Shine

      I am 5'7 and 140lbs and CANNOT find a comfortable seat either! Fords are made for 200lbs and above, GM's are made for 6' tall people.

      about 1 month ago
    • Don’tGetScaredTV
      Don’tGetScaredTV

      Flip fucking lol

      about 1 month ago
    • Rob Bamford
      Rob Bamford

      The 9 speed is garbage. I have a 2014 with the V6. Ive had several tranny ecu updates. Still poor. High number of recalls. Leaky sunroof. Sub par for the $30K price bracket. High depreciation rate. Avoid it!

      about 2 months ago
    • Justin Fontaine
      Justin Fontaine

      Hard to believe they can get 40k for that rig. Looks so cheap on the inside. If I really wanted a SUV that I was going to take off road it would be a 4Runner. It will still be running in 10 years. Wouldn't bet this will be.

      about 2 months ago
    • ed low
      ed low

      My biggest complaint is the A pillar visibility.

      about 2 months ago
    • Trail Hunter
      Trail Hunter

      I bought 2019 and at 5000 miles it sits at the dealer with manufacturer's best engineers trying to fix it. Day 15 at time of post. Beware of the bells and whistles and transmission

      about 2 months ago
    • Earl Kovacs II
      Earl Kovacs II

      wow your test model must be fucked up. I have the same model with the 2L turbo and it has never ever seemed sluggish at all and the 9 speed auto at least in mine doesn't seem to have any issues shifting. Also android auto does not overheat my s9+. And one more point the fuel is recommended at premium but almost all modern cars say in the owners manual that its recommended to use premium fuel. It runs just fine with regular unleaded!!! I really feel you went into this review hating this jeep!

      about 2 months ago
    • Agent piggles
      Agent piggles

      wait wait wait wait my mom got one of these as a rental cuz they had no good cars at the place, i hate it coming from a tesla model x and mine is a trailhawk, and i think its new but how come mine has a manual liftgate wth????? i hate it so much is it an option oh cuz mine is probebly not loaded at all

      about 2 months ago
    • Agent piggles
      Agent piggles In reply to Agent piggles

      ya mine also doesnt have remote start it probebly doesnt have any options at all

      about 2 months ago
    • Anthony Dyer
      Anthony Dyer

      You lost me around me 2:30 when you said ,“I really like the wheels and tires you get on the trailhawk..... I mean, this is what makes the Cherokee trial hawk an actual off road vehicle”
      ..... never mind the rear locker, or the lift.....
      I know you know that the tires and wheels have nothing to do with what makes trailhawk anything special.....tire barn solves that problem.

      about 2 months ago
    • Roki Anonim
      Roki Anonim

      Cargo space is a dealbreaker for me. Much smaller compass has bigger cargo room. Why???

      about 3 months ago
    • Jon Becker
      Jon Becker

      I wonder why the towing capacity is lower than the v6 that has less torque? He said that the torque is down lower than the v6 so that’s not the reason. Surely the 2.0 engine is not heavier than the v6?

      about 3 months ago
    • Wilhelm Shultz
      Wilhelm Shultz

      At least it has good tires. Not those Kumho pieces of garbage

      about 3 months ago
    • KareemAbawi
      KareemAbawi

      Fuck that ZF 9 Speed Transmission.... Been struggling with it for 3 years! It's a real shame... Because other than the shitty transmission the Cherokee TH is the perfect off-road worthy crossover.

      about 3 months ago
    • james styres
      james styres

      This man should have done this review with the Limited or Overland model. The Limited and the overland models would compare nicely to the other competition reviews. The Trailhawk Elite is in a league of its own (off-road). POOR CHOICE BY THE REVIEWER . I drive the 2019 Limited and I am very pleased these last 8 months, comfort, design, engine performance (v6 3.2L) and the 4x4 in the Limited model is great for my Western New York winter that has hit us so far. I originally was looking at the Trailhawk but I have a family now and a budget. 4x4'ing (off road) in any Vehicle will cost you money and my bright white limited with chrome rims, less aggressive tires (MPG) and panoramic roof is my stress reliever these days. its a treat to drive! Its my first Jeep and I LOVE IT!Thank you for your time.

      about 4 months ago
    • Mike 223
      Mike 223 In reply to james styres

      +jamesdewer I watch his videos, he likes the Porsche and BMW's turbo 6's and 8's. He doesn't know what Jeeps are made for, off road capable first and on road comfort second. I have been driving Jeeps for 20 years since I moved to Colorado and really enjoy my 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 318 motor.

      about 15 days ago
    • jamesdewer
      jamesdewer In reply to james styres

      Exactly, his videos are geared more for the sophisticated Asian market. Typical Americans love Jeep. Yeah it's a domestic.

      about 3 months ago
    • carlosbishig1
      carlosbishig1

      Beautiful video and hello from Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 guys

      about 4 months ago