New 2018 Jeep Cherokee in Plaquemine near Baton Rouge, LA

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Brings Trim-Level Updates and Feature Upgrades to the Baton Rogue Area

The popular and stylish Jeep Cherokee is back for 2018, with some big--and welcome--changes for 2018. The usual "Sport" base trim level has been retired, replaced with the Latitude trim as the new entry-level option for Plaquemine and Baton Rouge drivers. An all-new "Latitude Plus" trim has been added for even more variety, making this the most well-equipped Jeep Cherokee in recent years.

Read on to learn about what else the new 2018 Jeep Cherokee brings along; for a full trim-level rundown, check out our overview at the bottom of the page.

That Classic Jeep Look, With a Modern Sheen

In classic style, the overall look and feel of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee doesn't change for the new model-year. Gonzales fans can still enjoy the iconic seven-slot grille design, complemented by a subtle hood scoop and an aggressively muscled body. To deliver on what you'd expect from a smart, capable new Jeep SUV, even the base model comes standard with xenon headlights and roof rails. Select trim levels--like the Trailhawk--feature exclusive exterior equipment to let you further customize the look of your new compact crossover.

Jeep 4x4 System Capability & Utility

What's the main reason that any Prairieville driver is going to choose the Jeep Cherokee over any other competing compact SUV in Louisiana? Capability and off-road chops.

Non-Trailhawk trim levels come standard with front-wheel drive to allow for better standard efficiency and lower starting prices--but if you want to be seeking out adventure outside of Baton Rouge, you'll want a model with four-wheel drive. The new 2018 Jeep Cherokee lineup can be equipped with one of three unique Jeep brand 4WD systems. Most models offer either Jeep Active Drive I 4x4 System or Jeep Active Drive II 4x4 System as optional equipment. Jeep Active Drive Lock 4x4 System is exclusively offered on the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk model, and this 4WD system comes standard.

Engine Options & Performance

Standard power for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee comes from a fuel-efficient 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that's good for 184 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque and pairs to the Jeep brand's smooth 9-speed automatic transmission. Port Allen drivers who are looking for more power can opt for a 3.2-liter V6 engine on the Jeep Cherokee Overland, that delivers 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 model can tow up to 4,500 pounds when properly-equipped with tow package equipment and the V6 engine.


2018 Jeep Cherokee Trim Levels & Model Options

Cherokee Latitude

The new base model, the Jeep Cherokee Latitude is a great option for Addis drivers and families looking for value. Standard gear includes 17-inch wheels, Bluetooth, rearview camera vision, USB charging port, and Uconnect 5.0 system with a five-inch touchscreen and a six-speaker audio system. The rear bench seat and front passenger bucket seat can be folded nearly flat to optimize for equipment storage, and the 2018 Jeep Cherokee gives up to 58.9 cubic feet of cargo space.

Cherokee Latitude Plus

Everything you love--plus a little. The Latitude Plus offers all of the features of the base Latitude, and adds a larger, 8.4-inch screen to the Uconnect system, standard satellite radio, keyless entry and push-button start, and a 115-volt charging outlet, along with some subtle amenities like ambient lighting, leather wrapping on the steering wheels, and leather inserts for your seat uphostery.

Cherokee Limited

The Limited option boats comfortable, premium features like heated seats, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control for unique driver and passenger temperatures, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a wiper de-icer for those cold early mornings, and a larger information display in your line of sight.

Cherokee Overland

Go big or go home in Plaquemine, with the fully-loaded 2018 Jeep Cherokee Overland. Trim-specific 18-inch wheels mean this model rides higher than the others, and other exclusives--like exterior trim design, cornering lights, and acoustic glass in the windshield and front windows--really set this model apart. The Overland also offers driver-seat memory, premium leather seats, ventilated driver and passenger seats, and a premium audio system.

Cherokee Trailhawk

This is the big one--if you want full off-roading prowess in Baton Rouge, you need to choose the Trailhawk. It offers many of the convenience features of the Limited trim level, but stacks the deck in favor of the Jeep "go-anywhere" attitude. The 2018 Trailhawk trim brings wider wheels and all-terrain tires as standard, higher ground clearance than its fellow Jeep Cherokee models, off-road-tuned suspension, hill ascent and descent control, skid plates, tow hooks, and trim-exclusive exterior and interior designs and accents. And that's just the beginning.


Visit A.J. Dohmann Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram near Baton Rogue 

Stop by our dealership at 24845 Highway 1, Plaquemine, LA, to find out more about the 2018 Jeep Cherokee SUV, take it for a test drive and then talk to one of our financing experts to learn more about your loan and leasing options.

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