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Monday’s Cherokee rendering

by David Zatz on

What would the week be without a rendering of the next-generation Jeep Cherokee? With a “more conventional” face and more finished rear, the midsize Jeep is reportedly to keep its basics intact, and to still look fairly unusual on the street.

2018 Jeep Cherokee

As for functional differences, since the current model is electronically current, we’d wonder if it will be the first target for the Hurricane turbocharged four-cylinder engine, perhaps in its lower output form, likely around 240-280 hp. This would provide V6-like power with better gas mileage.

2018 jeep cherokee

We also wonder if Jeep has invested in replacing the current AWD system, with its efficient but perhaps unwise dog clutches, with a more conventional setup. The Cherokee’s system has not been used on the Renegade or Compass.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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