Review: 2019 Jeep Cherokee North – Part 1

Two weeks ago my world got turned upside down when I was rear ended at 80 Km/h on the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto. I was uninjured, but it sent my 2016 Hyundai Tucson which just finished taking us to the east coast and back into the shop for repairs. My insurance company then put my wife and I into a similar vehicle while ours was being repaired. The vehicle that we got was the 2019 Jeep Cherokee North:

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The one thing that is immediately apparent is that Fiat Chrysler has moved away from the polarizing styling of the previous model. I didn’t mind it, but sections of the Internet exploded with rage upon seeing it. But it’s still recognizable as a Cherokee. Even from a distance.

Now I haven’t reviewed a Fiat Chrysler product in a while so I decided to take the opportunity to see what the company had been up to. Now one thing to keep in mind is that usually a car company will give me a fully loaded model with all the toys to drive for a week. In this case, I got a base model which is not surprising as this came from a rental car company. It will be interesting to see how that goes.

My review of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee North is made up of five parts:

  • Exterior
  • Engine, transmission, handling, fuel economy, and driving comfort
  • Interior
  • Technology in the vehicle
  • Wrap up

The next part of this review will cover the engine, transmission and driving comfort. There’s a lot on that front to unpack, so tune in tomorrow to see what I have to say.

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