So, you’ve seen the mainstream mid-size SUV players, and you’re looking for something… a little different.
Maybe you’re even looking for something with some off-road ability, and that’s maybe caused you to steer away from segment heavyweights like the Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4, or Mazda CX-5.
Am I right so far? Maybe you’re just curious to find out what one of Jeep’s main models offers in 2020. Either way, I spent a week in this top-spec Trailhawk to find out if it’s the semi-off-roader it looks to be, or if it stands a chance against the mainstream players.
We'll look at the Cherokee's relative value, comprehensively cover off what features come in the box, and utilize its multimedia functions, as well as consider how it compares to mainstream rivals like the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, and Toyota RAV4.
The Trailhawk is one of the few non-ladder-chassis based SUVs to come with a low-range transfer case and rear-locking differential, to add to its off-road credentials alongside an off-road suited suspension tune, sensible 17-inch alloy wheels, all-wheel drive, and recovery hooks.
We'll also look at the Cherokee's boot, including its features, capacity, and spare wheel.
Finally, the Cherokee will be analysed for its drive qualities, including handling, engine response and suspension feel. Its warranty, cost of ownership and active safety features will also be considered.