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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Jeep Cherokee
Altitude 4WD
MSRP
$29,390
Invoice
$28,754
Average Price Paid
$27,868
1,770 listings nationwide

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2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
MSRP
$33,445
Invoice
$31,774
Average Price Paid
$31,668
5 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2019 Jeep Cherokee
Altitude 4WD
Fair Price
$28,683
Good Price
$27,037
Great Price
$26,097
2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
Fair Price
$32,508
Good Price
$30,780
Great Price
$29,793

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Jeep Cherokee
Altitude 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$29,984
2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,717

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Jeep Cherokee
Altitude 4WD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

The Jeep Cherokee, in its various forms, is not like the rest of the compact crossover set. While most rivals offer rugged, capable vehicles, the Cherokee delivers more. Its 4-wheel-dr...

2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Remember New Coke? Coca-Cola, and the rest of the product development and marketing industry, learned a valuable lesson from that reformulation of a classic and beloved recipe: Don’t d...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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  • Look and Feel 10
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 5
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Jeep Cherokee
Altitude 4WD
20
writes:
Purchased the 2019 because it drove well, the price was good and found Lithia of Spokane that had great select...
Back Seats Ranked 2018 GMC Terrain better.
"Had a little better back seat....."
2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
40
writes:
Lively , agile and fun .
Power Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD worse.
"Pentastar V6 engine accelerates quicker ."
Handling Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD worse.
"Short 8 foot wheel base turns on a dime ."
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD worse.
"Classic Jeep utilitarian look , rather than comfortable suburban look ."
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD worse.
"More leg room ."
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD better.
"Wider and easy to fold down ."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD better.
"Long wide cargo capacity , like a Tacoma ."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD better.
"Can hold more family members than two . "
Value Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD worse.
"Cheaper in price by 12K ."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD worse.
"Fun , Fun , Fun ."
10
writes:
Its a 4x4, so I Love it. Hope to own one soon.
5
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited worse.
"The 2018 Rubicon JL is rusting out on the frame after only 2600 miles and has been in the shop for electrical and computer issues. First the frame is rusting at major weld points and will not hold paint on the frame. I have looked at 3 other Wrangler JLs to check for the same issues and it they all have the same poor weld issues. Currently I am battling Jeep to get this vehicle returned under the lemon law and there customer service and attitude has been horrible. I cant believe I have done business with such a poor company representing a great brand. The second issue is pretty major. 6 times now the vehicle has flashed an error message about the Vehicle is about to stop and pullover soon. Before I can get somewhere safe to stop the vehicle loses power, the 4x4 system randomly seem to try and engage and the sway bars disengaged. The screens go black and then the jeep loses all power to the drive train while I am going down the road. The 2018 JL Wrangler is an abyssmal POS and higly recommend everyone do not buy and stay away until the issues have been worked out. "
Would Buy Ranked 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited better.
"The JK is more reliable and trustworthy than the JL. I am demanding a buyback from Jeep for my 2018 Rubicon. The new JL is a POS I want my JK back. "

Specs

2019 Jeep Cherokee
Altitude 4WD
2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
4X4
4X4
4X4
4X4
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
--
--
--
17 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
--
--
21 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 18.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
270 hp @ 5,250 RPM
271 hp @ 6,500 RPM
180 hp @ 6,250 RPM
285 hp @ 6,400 RPM
285 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
239 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
171 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10.7:1
10:1
10.2:1
10.2:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
3,200 cc
2,400 cc
3,600 cc
3,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.54 in
3.58 in x 3.27 in
3.46 in x 3.82 in
3.78 in x 3.27 in
3.78 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.1 in 41 in
Back Legroom 40.3 in 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 22.7 cu ft 31.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,000 lbs 880 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 4,500 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 182 in 164.3 in
Width 73.2 in 73.7 in
Height 66.2 in 72.6 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 95.4 in

Available Options

2019 Jeep Cherokee
Altitude 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Light Brownstone Pearlcoat
  • Olive Green Pearlcoat
  • Pearl White Pearlcoat
  • Sting-Gray Clearcoat
  • Velvet Red Pearlcoat

Option Packages

  • Engine: 2.0L I4 DOHC Di Turbo W/ESS
  • Engine: 3.2L V6 24V VVT W/ESS
  • 9 Amplified Speakers W/Subwoofer
  • Cold Weather Group
  • Comfort/Convenience Group
  • Trailer Tow Group
  • Quick Order Package 26N Altitude
  • Quick Order Package 2BN Altitude
  • Quick Order Package 2YN Altitude
  • Power Front/Fixed Rear Full Sunroof
2018 Jeep Wrangler
JK Altitude 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Baja Yellow Clearcoat
  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Black Clearcoat
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Chief Clearcoat
  • Firecracker Red Clearcoat
  • Gobi Clearcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Rhino Clearcoat
  • Xtreme Purple Pearlcoat

Option Packages

  • Alpine 9-Speaker with All-Weather Subwoofer
  • Radio: 430
  • 3.73 Rear Axle Ratio
  • Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle
  • Swing Gate Reinforcement
  • Radio: 430 Nav
  • Connectivity Group
  • Dual Top Group
  • Quick-Order Package 23L Altitude
  • Quick-Order Package 24L Altitude
  • Body-Color 3-Piece Hard Top
  • Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic (W5A580)

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