Jeep Cherokee Has Enough Cargo Room for All Its Awards

Since its beginning, Jeep has focused on making vehicles that are functional. That spirit has never been lost though they’ve also made sure to create vehicles that are comfortable as well. The Jeep Cherokee is a prime example of this intersection and everyone from Motorweek to KBB to IIHS has taken notice. The Cherokee is a world-class SUV.

A Powerhouse

The base model Cherokee Sport comes with a 2.4-liter, in-line four-cylinder engine that delivers 184 horsepower and 171 pounds of torque. If you opt for the Latitude, Trailhawk, or Limited trims, you can also get yourself a 3.2-liter, 24-valve V6 that cranks out 271 horsepower and 239 pounds of torque. With four-wheel drive, there’s little the family of Cherokees can’t handle, including a towing capacity of a solid ton.

Why People Love It

Power and utility aren’t always enough to win the people over. What makes the Cherokee the favorite of so many is the multi-stage airbags, the Selec-Traction System for any road condition, and the electronic roll prevention. Or maybe it’s the spacious interior with climate control, cruise, and Bluetooth connectivity with voice command.

Excellence from Tip to Tails

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the Cherokee a Top Safety Pick and has given the 2015 a Superior rating in front crash prevention. Kelley Blue Book has named the Cherokee one of the best value SUVs for under $25,000. Finally, AutoGuide and Motorweek have both recognized the Cherokee’s abilities, naming it one of the best utility vehicles on the road.