The 2019 Cherokee still retains the uncooperative transmission, stiff ride, and sluggish handling of the previous model. But, Jeep enthusiasts may appreciate the upscale feel of the cabin, simple controls, and the UConnect infotainment system.

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    • Keith Gray
      Keith Gray

      A lot of these car reviewers drive Ferrari and Mercedes and then they get in a "regular humans car" and complain that it isn't as luxurious or isn't that fast as they are used too....they are just spoiled most people don't spend 100,000 dollars on a car!!!! .......I went from a 2012 Pickup to a Jeep Cherokee and I love it !!! I am 100% happy with it.

      about 1 month ago
    • Will Yang
      Will Yang

      Assembled in the USA...

      about 1 month ago
    • Kyle Phillips
      Kyle Phillips

      I just bought a 19 trailhawk Cherokee I hope the transmission problems are fixed like Alfonso says. A transmission is as important as the engine that’s why I can’t ever own a ford or Mazda again transmission issues.

      about 1 month ago
    • Google User
      Google User

      The Cherokee has the best transmission, ground clearance,
      and AWD system in it's class for sure.
      ......
      But since the rest run CVTs, it doesn't take much to dominate
      that class.
      ......

      about 2 months ago
    • Google User
      Google User

      Cherokee continues to dominate it's class and sales are off the charts because it's a smash hit with soccer moms and beta males.
      ......
      Like ALL new vehicles, i don't like all the plastic instead of steel and i have zero interest in cheap chinese electronics.
      ........
      It's a shame that EPA standards have so destroyed the auto market.
      .......

      about 2 months ago
    • tom wiesner
      tom wiesner

      I bet if FCA sponsored CR. This would get a better rating. Money money 💰 money 💰!

      about 2 months ago
    • elton john
      elton john

      Ryan, Jennifer, and Jon Linkov are my favourite reviewers by far. I miss Tom Muchler though.

      about 2 months ago
    • erich84502ify
      erich84502ify

      4 spd auto from the early 2000s were better

      about 3 months ago
    • The Adventure Mazda
      The Adventure Mazda

      If Jeep would just go back to a traditional 6 speed automatic that had even moderately good reliability, it would be an appealing option. I sell these and some with less than 10k miles are banging into gears. Give up on the 9 speed already.

      about 3 months ago
    • Tyler Harvey
      Tyler Harvey

      Why was the foglight off when it was parked on top of the rocks?

      about 3 months ago
    • Ivan Vojt
      Ivan Vojt

      Typical FCA garbage. The Daimler days were just as bad.

      about 3 months ago
    • Ivan Vojt
      Ivan Vojt

      No amount of software coding is going to fix that POS ZF 9 speed.

      about 3 months ago
    • gene978
      gene978

      But Ryan no matter what, you know they will sell like HOT CAKES. Because JEEP. Thanks for the Honest Review Ryan

      about 3 months ago
    • Angel Vargas
      Angel Vargas

      I always hate the old Jeep Liberty, i think it was just a overpriced Chrysler/Dodge crappy SUV with Jeep logos, well, since 2014 the Cherokee make me miss the Liberty.

      about 3 months ago
    • Kevin Breen
      Kevin Breen

      I disagree, in the past I owned a 2014 Trailhawk and a 2015 Lattitude.Both had terrible 9 speed trans.I now have a 2019 Lattitude Plus,the redesigned 9 speed is terrific and the vehicle is a very comfortable driver.This one has the 6 cyl and averages 23 to 24 MPG in mixed driving.

      about 3 months ago
    • Google User
      Google User In reply to Kevin Breen

      Your 9 speed is exactly the same.
      The only difference is they reprogrammed it.

      about 2 months ago
    • Pentastar Nate
      Pentastar Nate In reply to Kevin Breen

      I really appreciate you giving the Cherokee a THIRD chance and ended up seeing they actually got the trans right. Good for you I hope you love it.

      about 2 months ago
    • B B
      B B In reply to Kevin Breen

      Kevin Breen go back to your desk in the Jeep marketing department and read the huge pile of customer complaints and readability dealer data. That’s all.

      about 3 months ago
    • lunisce
      lunisce

      Is this video $$ Sponsored $$? They didn't even touch on the GARBAGE reliability!

      about 3 months ago
    • Blake Swan
      Blake Swan

      The 9 speed auto is always the problem with the Cherokee. No idea why they don't get a different transmission.

      about 3 months ago
    • Michael Alfonso
      Michael Alfonso

      Just another bias review CR... I drive the new cherokee all the time since I work at a Chrysler dealership. All transmission issues the 9 speed had are gone. The 19 shifts so much smoother and the ride is perfectly comfortable. Also that 2.0 has almost 300 hp and they’re calling it sluggish... yeah okay. Go review a boring Toyota and rave about. We are selling the Cherokees so fast we can’t keep them on the lot. Go look at sales year over year... you wanna go over some rocks buy a trailhawk cherokee. That’s why those are trail rated and the limited trim is not.

      about 3 months ago
    • Connor D
      Connor D In reply to Michael Alfonso

      I agree. I have heard that Jeep sales have gone up quite a bit, and i absolutely agree with your statement about them reviewing Toyota’s. True story; i went and test drove a rav 4 and a Cherokee about two weeks ago, current models. I was blown away by how utterly unexcitng the rav 4 was. Interior felt cheap, and talk about actual sluggish acceleration. Said what the hell, the Jeep dealership was the closest on the way back to my place so i tested the Cherokee. Base engine; acceleration was fine, and in sport mode you could actually tell a difference i personally thought. Also much nicer interior. I guess the moral is don’t always listen to reviews. I would have bought a Toyota completely online just going off reviews, now you can’t pay me to test drive anything but a Lexus from that company. Brands are specific to taste, and every review channel has different tastes . I do plan on getting a limited with the V6 in June. If you look at consumer reviews that are most recent, it would imply that the bugs may have been tweaked ? Because the only negative comments about the transmission are from initial buyers, like in March and April of 2018 when it first came out. Can’t wait for a Jeep man. Fuck the haters G

      about 1 month ago
    • Tony Jacob Hightower
      Tony Jacob Hightower In reply to Michael Alfonso

      I just bought a 19 V6 3 days ago and hate the transmission already. Cluncks when shifting up and in reverse the car lunges backwards if I have to give it any gas at all. Already regretting the purchase

      about 2 months ago
    • Bendy and Mace DeMarco
      Bendy and Mace DeMarco In reply to Michael Alfonso

      Michael Alfonso, I thought the same. I own a 2015 Lattitude 2WD; liked it so much, when I sold my truck, I bought a 2019 Lattitude 4WD, now I have 2. Love them both, no trouble out of either vehicle. In a few months, I plan on trading the 2015 2WD for a Trailhawk 4WD V6.

      To show a rock pile, and say the Cherokee isn’t’t capable is outright lying. The Limited is designed for the street, but the Trailhawk is more than capable.

      about 2 months ago
    • Blaner Naner
      Blaner Naner In reply to Michael Alfonso

      Michael Alfonso Just another biased* review CR... Dumbass

      about 3 months ago
    • Ivan Vojt
      Ivan Vojt In reply to Michael Alfonso

      Buy or Lease a Jeep to keep Michael Alfonso employed. Be sure to wait until your Jeep is out of warranty before taking it in so the stealership can really stick it to you.

      about 3 months ago
    • K. Theodos
      K. Theodos

      Anyone interested in the Cherokee should drive one themselves before writing it off based on this video. I drove a friend’s for over a week and thought it was amazing. And I’ve seen other video reviews that agreed it is smooth and luxurious. So just check it out yourself.

      about 3 months ago
    • Kip Paseo
      Kip Paseo

      Wow he didn't even mention it's worse than average reliability record

      about 3 months ago
    • Mike DeMarco
      Mike DeMarco In reply to Kip Paseo

      Kip Paseo, I've not had a problem with either of mine.

      about 1 month ago
    • David G
      David G In reply to Kip Paseo

      It went up to above average this year

      about 2 months ago
    • Trenton_ A
      Trenton_ A In reply to Kip Paseo

      Kip Paseo that's because every single Jeep Cherokee is not unreliable

      about 3 months ago
    • Mentally Challenged Viking
      Mentally Challenged Viking

      Yeah Dodge will go bankrupt unless they adress reliability, Shame.

      about 3 months ago
    • Amtrak 2523
      Amtrak 2523

      CR is a bit picky. They seem to only like Japanese cars.

      about 3 months ago
    • B B
      B B In reply to Amtrak 2523

      Amtrak 2523 they seem to like reliable cars. Shocker.

      about 3 months ago
    • Shaun Rutherford
      Shaun Rutherford

      It looks so good in and out. How I wish this was reliable and comfortable. What a waste!

      about 3 months ago
    • Adam Zempa
      Adam Zempa

      144 unread messages? Geez man get your crap together.

      about 3 months ago
    • Justin Ragland
      Justin Ragland

      Not at all surprised consumer reports blasted the Cherokee. It seems as though Jeep pays little attention to its smaller offerings.

      about 3 months ago
    • monzx3
      monzx3 In reply to Justin Ragland

      Aren't they just reporting the feedback they're getting from Jeep owners tho? Let's face it, the amount of data out there regarding all the issues these vehicles have is pretty compelling.

      about 3 months ago
    • Nathan Pardy
      Nathan Pardy

      Also not a fan of FCA's new rear brake light/signal light application. When you have your brakes on and turn on your signal light, it turns from a red steady light to an amber flashing light. So you lose the red light on whichever side you're turning. Strange.

      about 3 months ago
    • B B
      B B

      I owned a Cherokee trailhawk, it was the worst transportation appliance I ever owned. It left me stranded on the side of the road twice with catastrophic transmission failures. It spent over 30 days in the dealership being repaired ( at my expense for a rental). Consumer beware. I traded mine off at 26k miles after , 3 transmission repairs, 8 recalls, 3 transmission software updates and a leaking moonroof that had to be resealed by the dealer. The headlights are also underpowered and offer poor visibility at night. I appreciate consumer reports being honest and direct with the public about their impressions, thanks CR.

      about 3 months ago
    • Miguel Ircontar
      Miguel Ircontar

      Ryan is fine hands downs
      Marry me already

      about 3 months ago
    • John Doe
      John Doe In reply to Miguel Ircontar

      How dare you sir!!! Must you reduce everything to your primitive sexual urges.

      about 1 month ago
    • Benjamin Burkhardt
      Benjamin Burkhardt

      I prefer the torquey 2L turbo over the 3.2L tbh. Wouldn’t consider the base engine. Would prefer a dual clutch or even a standard manual transmission. But I doubt we’ll see a Cherokee or Grand Cherokee with either. These are luxury focused SUVs.

      about 3 months ago
    • Alim Felix
      Alim Felix

      Jeep fails again 😔

      about 3 months ago