2023 Jeep Cherokee: A Trim Comparison

2022 Jeep Cherokee

There are three Jeep models with the Cherokee name. The name has been around since 1974 across various models. Jeep has recently come under fire for continuing to use it, but so far, they’re sticking with it.

2023 Jeep Cherokee Trims

We’ll be looking at the smaller compact crossover: the 2023 Jeep Cherokee. It’s a full 7 inches shorter than its big brother (the Grand Cherokee) but no less capable. There are just two different trim options for this compact Jeep crossover, but what’s the difference? To set things straight, we are breaking them both downs, so you know what features are included at which price point.

2022 Jeep Cherokee

Cherokee Altitude Lux

First up is the base trim, the 2022 Jeep Cherokee X. It has a starting MSRP of $37,695. The base engine for the Jeep Cherokee is a 180-horsepower 2.4L four-cylinder engine, capable of 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle sits on 17-inch aluminum wheels and it comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission. This model comes with all-terrain tires, off-road suspension, and higher ride height.

Some of the top features are a 8.4-inch infotainment display with six audio speakers and four USB ports. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio and navigation are all included, which is already a pretty big deal for a base trim, but there’s even more.

Leather upholstery comes standard, along with dual-zone climate control, and a power liftgate. There’s also a 7-inch digital gauge cluster.

2022 Jeep Cherokee

Unlock your vehicle with proximitely keyless entry and start it up remotely. A rear backup camera is also standard, as are safety features like forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and adaptive cruise control. Lane departure warning and lane keeping assist are standard as well.

The Cherokee LUX Elite package adds a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, a hands-free liftgate, ventilated seats and driver’s seat memory settings. Best of all, you’ll get a premium nine-speaker Alpine audio system.

2022 Jeep Cherokee

Cherokee Trailhawk

The 2023 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is built for the open doors. The Trailhawk includes an upgraded four-wheel drive system. It boasts a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.  It has exclusive off-road themed design elements, along with off-road enhancements like a locking rear differential, off-road suspension, all-terrain tires, a rear skid plate and low-speed crawl control.

On the downside, you’ll be missing some of the comofrt features in the base trim such as leather upholstery,  Here you get cloth upholstery, starting at $41,295. The good news is that you can load up your Trailhawk with more features to make up for those losses.

Optional packages offered are the Premium Leather package ($895) with leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, ventilated seats, and a hands-free liftgate. The Sun and Sound bundle adds the nine-speaker premium audio system and the panoramic sunroof.

2022 Jeep Cherokee

Lastly, there’s the Trailer-Tow group with a hitch receiver and wiring harness, as well as superior engine cooling and more transmission oil.

(Featured images via Jeep)