What’s New for Jeep’s 2019 Models
There are big and slight changes to the various Jeeps for the 2019 model year. Here are a few things you might notice as different:
Grand Cherokee: Like it or not, all Grands now have blind-spot monitoring with rear-crosspath detection for your safety. There’s also the new Limited X, which gets a performance hood, unique fascias, and Heritage perforated seats.
The Overland also gets a pinch of Heritage, a new 20-inch wheel. The Summit gets a special-optional 20-incher.
Cherokee: There’s a new 2.0L turbocharged inline-four under the hood
(so, expect better acceleration and fuel economy over the V-6). Looks-wise, the front end got a redo, including a new lightweight aluminum hood and a fresh take on the fascia. Jeep Active Drive I was retooled and shed 17 pounds in the process, and the rear suspension was improved for ride quality. There’s also more rear cargo space.
Compass: Meet the Upland edition, which has 17-inch rims, a Trackhawk fascia, and a black theme, including the roof, grille, and towhooks. It also features a bright-chrome exhaust tip and skidplate up front. The Limited models have access to the High Altitude Appearance Package, which is essentially Gloss Black meets Satin Gloss Granite.
Renegade: Engine news here—the all-new 177hp 1.3L with the nine-speed trans is standard for Trailhawk and
Limited. The exterior got some newness, in the form of the fascia and grille surround and the aluminum wheels. With the exception of the Trailhawk, there are now active grille shutters and engine start-stop.
Wrangler: You expected an improvement to the Wrangler? As in, 2018’s complete overhaul wasn’t enough for you?