The 2023 Jeep Cherokee Is Only Hanging on by a Thread

To be honest, we’re a little worried about the Jeep Cherokee. It hasn’t received an update in a long time, and now more models are being cut. It’s getting harder to find, and prices are rising. Check out what’s going on with the 2023 Jeep Cherokee

What’s new for the 2023 Jeep Cherokee? 

Blue 2022 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Crawling on Rocks
2022 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk | Jeep

Not much is new for the 2023 Jeep Cherokee. It’s pretty much the same as the 2024 model. According to Car Expert, the 2023 Cherokee is cutting even more options. The Base Altitude trim was recently cut. 

Now the Limited and Trailhawk trims are getting the axe. This leaves a single trim option available in Australia. Plus, the Cherokee was already phased out in Europe, as non-electrified models are being cut. 

This could serve as a preview of the Cherokee’s future in America. Jeep is aware that the current KL Cherokee entered production back in 2013 and got mild updates in 2018. It’s in need of a replacement. 

Jeep CEO Christian Meunier shared that the mid-size SUV segment is the largest in the world, and products are getting smaller and smaller in volume. The current Cherokee is getting less and less competitive in an extremely competitive class. 

Is a new Cherokee on the way?

The 2023 Jeep Cherokee might have to hold on a little longer. Some rumors suggest that we won’t see a new model until 2025. That means the 2024 model could be a carryover option too, but sales have already been declining. 

Interest in this Jeep is on the decline. It barely makes up for 3,500 sales a month. Plus, production at the Belvidere, Illinois plant has been slowing down. Shifts are being dropped, and workers are getting cut. 

Jim Morrison, head of Jeep Brand North America, and Christian Meunier shared that there are no plans to drop the Cherokee. The sixth-generation Jeep Cherokee will continue competing in the number one segment. 

It’s expected to be bigger and better. Perhaps the tiny Jeep Avenger fills the need for creating something with less volume in other countries.

When it does get much-needed updates, there will be tons of electrification. It’s currently unclear if the new Jeep Cherokee will continue to be offered with an internal combustion engine (ICE). It could follow the release of the Jeep Wrangler EV as an affordable family option. 

The new Cherokee could have a similar design to the Jeep Wagoneer and come with standard all-wheel drive. But we’ll have to wait to learn more. 

How much power does the 2023 Cherokee have? 

What's new for the 2023 Jeep Cherokee
2023 Jeep Cherokee | Jeep

The 2023 Jeep Cherokee has a standard 3.2-liter V6 engine with 271 hp and 239 lb-ft of torque. You can upgrade to the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 6.9 seconds. 

When properly equipped, the Cherokee can tow up to 4,500 lbs. This is great for towing smaller campers and recreational vehicles. 

The Cherokee features a locking rear axle, upgraded off-roading suspension, skid plates, tow hooks, and all-terrain tires for off-roading. 

Pricing for the 2023 model hasn’t been released, but it could start at about $32,000. This Jeep is still worth buying, but the interior could feel a bit dated. 

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