2019 Jeep Cherokee Debuts in Detroit with Prettier Face & Turbo Power

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Its ‘interesting’ former face didn’t hurt sales, but refreshed Jeep’s inoffensiveness can only help brand’s bottom line.

When the modern Jeep Cherokee was introduced in 2013 for the 2014 model year, the community was slow to accept it. Not only did it lack the boxy qualities that made the old Cherokee so popular, but it also featured a split-style headlight design that was unlike anything in the Jeep lineup. Hell, it was unlike anything in any American lineup, and the front end design drew heavy criticism from the media and the public alike.

2019 Cherokeee Trailhawk Rear

Even with the controversial front-end styling, the Cherokee has proven to be one of the brand’s best-sellers, but plenty of people are still quick to complain about the exterior design. That ends with the debut of the 2019 Cherokee. The star of this show is the refreshed front end, but this new Jeep is more than just a prettier face.

The Face of the 2019 Cherokee

As you can see in the images here, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee departs from the unique split-style headlights, combining the low beams, high beams and LED trim into one lens assembly mounted high on the front end. The fog lights have been moved up to the middle of the bumper area and the lower fascia has been redesigned in the absence of the old fog light assemblies.

2019 Cherokee Debut

The seven-slot grille has also been restyled a bit, with a new contour as it approaches the hood, but the bottom line here is that the unusual headlight setup is gone and the new look fits much better with the rest of the Jeep lineup.


2019 Cherokee Trailhawk Front

We do not dislike the current Cherokee with the split-style headlights, but we have little doubt this new front end will appeal to far more Americans who are shopping for a new midsize SUV.

Longtime auto journalist Patrick Rall contributes to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Rennlist , Club Lexus, F-150 Online, and YotaTech.

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