Jeep brought the Cherokee nameplate back in 2014 along with a controversial face. The 2019 Cherokee now wears a family grille that's closer to the ones on Grand Cherokee and Compass. Tom Voelk travels to Southern California to drive the 2019 Trailhawk and Limited models with Jeep’s powerful new engine, a 2-liter twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder.




Porsche 911 Turbo S ➜
2012 Range Rover ➜
2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport ➜
2012 Audi A6 ➜
Dodge Challenger ➜
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S ➜
2017 McLaren 570GT ➜
2016 Ferrari 488 GTB ➜
2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 ➜
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet ➜

About Tom:
Tom Voelk is an award-winning automotive contributor to The New York Times. His podcast was the first to win an Emmy Award. He also married way out of his league. Now, stop reading this promotional copy bragging about Tom's photography and editing skills and watch a couple episodes. It's much more interesting.


    • Dauniki Dhar
      Dauniki Dhar

      my dream car

      about 1 day ago
    • dxdjoshua

      Hopefully the transmission is better

      about 24 days ago
    • microtechmachineshop

      I have had 2 cherokees one was a 99 and my newest was a 04 love them they got me through everything and anything

      about 2 months ago
    • Пётр Романов
      Пётр Романов

      I envy the Americans!
      In Russia:
      Sport - from 34000$
      Longitude - from 40000$
      Limited - from 45600$
      Trailhawk - from 46500$
      Overland - from 50750$

      about 4 months ago
    • SycoDad

      So how can you call this trail rated when you can not even get a real trail tire for it? Don't get much response from jeep. they just say we will void your warranty if you put a bigger tire on it. 1500 miles on my 2018 trailhawk and I am ready to get rid of it. This CAR is for trail rides.......Paved bicycle trails.

      about 5 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 5 months ago
    • Rich Smith
      Rich Smith

      Great review. Love the Cherokee Trailhawk.

      about 5 months ago
    • carlosbishig1

      Excellent and beautiful video guys and hello from Puerto Rico 🇵🇷

      about 6 months ago
    • Robert Christopher Smith
      Robert Christopher Smith

      Perfect review. Please review the rest of the competition. Thanks you.

      about 7 months ago
    • wayne owen
      wayne owen

      Great review Tom. Thanks for all you do! I have owned two Jeep Cherokee's, both were 2014 models with the 2.3 L V-6 Pentastar engines. Both were very capable, and dependable. First one was purchased new, second one was purchased as a repo, that had ALL the extra equipment in it.

      about 7 months ago
    • Rhino Armor
      Rhino Armor

      I have a 1998 Jeep Cherokee XJ. I don’t think a car will ever be as good as the XJ, but when I’m older I can’t wait to buy one of these

      about 8 months ago
    • MsPoseidon13

      Honestly I like the 2014-18 look better it was more uniqe and the new one looks a lot more like the grand cherokee now,

      about 8 months ago
    • Nikki Madison
      Nikki Madison

      you buy a 4x4 to fucking 4x4! this is what they are meant for, what do you mean you'd never buy one to do this with it. stick to your Toyota Prius if you never plan to do this shit lol.

      about 8 months ago
    • Matthias Mandl
      Matthias Mandl

      Mom car. Just buy an XJ.

      about 9 months ago
    • The Great Abyss
      The Great Abyss

      @Driven Car Reviews - Was the non TH version you showed at the end going over rocks ADI or ADII?

      about 9 months ago
    • The Great Abyss
      The Great Abyss In reply to The Great Abyss

      Thanks Anyway - I'm debating whether I need ADI or ADII when I go to purchase it. I don't go "off-roading" as an activity, but I do a lot of winter driving and I'm often on sketchy dirt hill roads covered in snow and ice.

      about 9 months ago
    • Driven Car Reviews
      Driven Car Reviews In reply to The Great Abyss

      It was months ago and I don't remember. Sorry.

      about 9 months ago
    • mwinner101

      The Jeep Trailhawk looks good. Nice review.

      about 10 months ago
    • BrianScott2133

      My Grand Cherokee WJ can do everything the Trailhawk can do, plus more. Also, mine looks better.

      about 10 months ago
    • J Thor
      J Thor

      The Trailhawk trim is very impressive! It'll give my 2nd gen Tacoma a good run.

      about 10 months ago
    • Chris C.
      Chris C.

      We still love our 2016. We have 29k miles on it now.

      about 10 months ago
    • David Coro
      David Coro

      Thank you. Good review.

      about 10 months ago
    • Earl Rogers
      Earl Rogers

      A subaru forester can do all of this more reliably and for less money

      about 10 months ago
    • Fantasy101

      Excellent review

      about 10 months ago
    • Sassy Welder
      Sassy Welder

      No they made it worse. Changed too much. Gave it dinky fenders. Yuck. The 2016 is way better.

      about 1 year ago
    • douglas clodgo
      douglas clodgo

      If jeep would still build the classic cherokee and make it affordable , no frills, just solid , square and badass, they would sell millions. Nothing built today can equal the offlroad performance of the classic cherokee, these new cherokee's cost too much, aren't as capable and have too many electronics. Jeep has lost its way, it used to be the everymans 4x4, now its all marketing.

      about 1 year ago
    • james hartline
      james hartline

      I got a 2018 trailhawk love the hell out of it , great SUV Will go anywhere.

      about 1 year ago
    • Richard T
      Richard T

      These vehicles are built with shitty parts and will fall apart quickly. ..

      about 1 year ago
    • Abdul Rauf
      Abdul Rauf

      I want that Cherokee trailhawk elite 4x4

      about 1 year ago
    • URMyTorment


      about 1 year ago
    • Matthew Hybel
      Matthew Hybel

      Overpriced junk. You want a good SUV get a 2018 Ford Escape. More economical, better on gas and tires more family friendly in general.

      about 1 year ago
    • Matthew Hybel
      Matthew Hybel In reply to Matthew Hybel

      JJM Channel the 2019 Kia Sorento is another option I'd greatly stand by besides the 2018 Escape. Reason I like both of these over the Jeep is cheaper on gas, insurance, and cost to own or lease in the long run. And both are quite capable of not even more capable off road.

      about 10 months ago
    • Matthew Hybel
      Matthew Hybel In reply to Matthew Hybel

      Gonzo21 seriously! The 2018 Escape is a great SUV, not just saying that either because my Dad and Brother have them, my wife has a 2019 Cherokee TrailHawk 4x4 in white and it's nice and love the tires/wheels package on it, but the fuel economy sucks and the transmissions are rough and sometimes lagging on these. The Ford's are better on gas and shift better. And most of all better on the wallet. ( cost wise to lease and or own in long run)

      about 10 months ago
    • BrianScott2133
      BrianScott2133 In reply to Matthew Hybel

      Matthew Hybel you've got to be kidding. I wouldn't take a Ford if you gave it to me. Actually, I would but then I would sell it and buy a Jeep or a Dodge.

      about 10 months ago
    • JJM 05
      JJM 05 In reply to Matthew Hybel

      I live in the mountains so this Jeep will work over the escape.

      about 11 months ago
    • 1337 rulez
      1337 rulez In reply to Matthew Hybel

      How is the escape on rock crawling and soft roading in sand and mud?

      about 1 year ago
    • Froggey

      You can no longer get the larger screen in the latitude or latitude plus trim as well as the adjustable rear seats and the front passenger seat doesn’t fold flat either... bummer those took those features away for the latitude trim. Always making you pay more...

      about 1 year ago