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2023 Jeep Cherokee Down to Two Trims, Loses V6 Engine

After a decade-long run, the Jeep Cherokee should die but it’s not dead


  • There were seven trims in 2022.

  • The 3.2L V6 is no longer offered.

  • 2023 may be the final year of production for the current Cherokee.


The current Jeep Cherokee went on sale in late 2013 and received a number of updates and new trims over the years. The Cherokee enjoyed some success however interest is waning and the model is facing an uncertain future.

 

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

For the 2023 model year, the Jeep Cherokee drops five (out of seven) trims from 2022. As well, the 3.2L V6 engine option will no longer be available. As such, only the Altitude 4×4 and Trailhawk 4×4 will make up the Cherokee’s entire lineup.

The base Altitude version of the 2023 Cherokee will come equipped with the 2.4L 4-cylinder engine good for 180 hp and 171 lb.-ft. of torque. Standard for all is the Jeep Selec-Terrain traction control system that delivers up to five customized modes for any condition (Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud; Trailhawk model gains Rock) and the nine-speed automatic transmission and industry-first rear-axle disconnect. The Trailhawk will feature the 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces an astounding 270 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.

 

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

Furthermore, the 2023 Cherokee is a perfect blend of style and performance. The refined front design, including the front fascia, hood, premium LED headlamps, daytime running lamps, and fog lamps all contribute to the vehicle’s modern look. Its lightweight aluminum hood has evolved to closely resemble the new Jeep brand styling with its signature waterfall grille, while the bi-LED projector headlamps feature a single component for chic signature Cherokee daytime running lamps.

At the rear, you’ll find a lightweight composite along with an available hands-free power liftgate which opens up to ample rear cargo space. It doesn’t end there as all Cherokee models come standard with Uconnect 4C systems boasting easy-to-use features like enhanced processing power and dynamic touchscreens with high-resolution graphics plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and available navigation, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and much more.

 

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

The head of Jeep Brand North America, Jim Morrison, has said that the next-generation Cherokee will be “bigger and better than ever,” All that remains to find out is how much electrification will be involved.

 

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

2023 Jeep Cherokee | Photo: Jeep

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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