What’s New for Jeep’s 2019 Mod­els

Jp Magazine - - Dis­patch -

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?

Rene­gade

Com­pass

Grand Chero­kee

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