2018 Jeep Cherokee Performance

2018 Jeep Cherokee on road

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The experts at Edmunds call the 2018 Jeep Cherokee performance “nicely balanced,” particularly the Trailhawk, which they say is a “cut above any other crossover.” We think Shawnee and Mustang, OK drivers would agree thanks to features like:

  • Two Potent Engines
  • Trail-Rated Off-Road Capability
  • On-Road Performance Features
  • Jeep Active Drive
  • Best-in-Class Towing

Keep reading to explore these features further and see why when you’re ready to tackle the wider world, AutoMax Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM is the place to begin.

Engine Specs

Drivers can choose from two capable engines for the ideal balance of power and capability:

  • 2.4L Tigershark: The 16-valve 2.4 L Tigershark MULTIAIR 2 four-cylinder powerplant delivers as much as 184-hp and 171 lb.-ft. of torque and a maximum towing capability of up to 2,000 pounds.
  • 3.2L Pentastar: Drivers can also select the 3.2 L Pentastar V6 powerplant for up to 271 hp and 239 lb.-ft. of torque and best in class towing capability of as much as 4,500 pounds.
  • 9-Speed Transmission: Both engines are mated to Jeep’s impressive smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission for superior control and maximum performance.

Other Jeep Cherokee Performance Highlights

Powerful engines and capable transmissions aren’t the only reason to get excited about a new Jeep. These advanced performance features have Mustang drivers ready to hit the road: 

  • Active Drive Lock: The standard Jeep Active Drive Lock 4WD system features terrain selection, low mode, and a rear locker allowing drivers to customize their ride for the terrain they find.
  • Increased Ground Clearance: Selected models benefit from an additional 1-inch suspension lift and skid plates for better off-road clearance and undercarriage protection.
  • Independent Suspension: Front and rear independent suspension provide a flexible ride that easily adjusts to absorb the jarring impact of most road imperfections for a smooth or more controlled ride.
  • High-strength Steel: Every Jeep Cherokee body is built of high-strength steel for better handling, shock absorption, and security no matter what the road throws at it.

Test-drive the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Today!

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee engine specs are just the beginning for adventurous Shawnee and Mustang, OK drivers. Explore the comfort and capability of a Jeep when you schedule a test drive at AutoMax Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM today. Contact us at (888) 974-0688 or stop by our showroom at 4141 N. Harrison Ave in Shawnee, OK to get started and learn more about your financing options.