One of the aspects Jeep fans appreciate about their beloved brand is the automaker’s ability to improve on its classic design with innovative additions that enhance the vehicle’s functionality. One example is the inclusion of Android Auto.
Like its larger, mid-size cousin, the Grand Cherokee, the compact crossover Cherokee also features the latest in technology. Through the Uconnect system, you’re able to integrate the information you have on your Android smartphone into the vehicle’s operating system.
Developed by Google, Jeep’s infotainment system provides Android users access to hands-free navigation through the Android Auto menu. Conversely, the touchscreen offers crisp, clear graphics and easy-to-read guidance for seamlessly moving from one app to the next.
Google Maps assistance is one of the key features of Android Auto that drivers appreciate. Using voice command to find the destination, get route options, and traffic delays saves time and frustration. The system provides the driver with verbal directions allowing him to stay focused on the road.
Additionally, Google Assistant’s use of verbal commands allows the driver to respond verbally to texts, search through a saved list of contacts, make phone calls, and listen to music.
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot allows you to connect up to eight devices.
Jeep Cherokee’s well-rounded tech system
With the Uconnect system, Apple CarPlay, as well as Android Auto, are standard features. The same crisp screen clarity with icons aligned with those on the phone provide easy navigation on the 8.4-inch touchscreen. Like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay can also be navigated through voice recognition.
The available SiriusXM Guardian generates a whole new level of innovation. With it, you’re able to remotely start your vehicle, get a vehicle health report, display locations on the Uconnect touchscreen, and access an SOS call.
You can also improve the interior comfort by adjusting the seat placement and the seat and steering wheel’s actual temperature. The interior’s dual climate control system allows you to adjust the temperature for the driver and front-seat passenger individually.
Jeep provides the driver with options to adjust the personal settings to suit your needs. For instance, you can select how you want to access the vehicle’s doors and locks using the key fob.
Headlights are adjustable as well. You may opt for them to illuminate immediately upon starting the vehicle or request a delay. Conversely, you may want to keep the lights on long enough to get to the door when you arrive at your destination. Other alternatives include turning on running lights and windshield wipers with the lights.
Car and Driver rated the “Jeep’s available Uconnect system as among the best in the business.” Its menus are well-organized, and beginning with the Latitude Plus trim, the models include two USB ports on the back of the center console for rear-seat passengers’ use.
2020 Jeep Cherokee’s safety and technology
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee utilizes technology to create safety features that include blind spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection, full-speed forward collision warning with active braking, Lanesense lane departure warning system, and electronic stability control.
Additionally, parking just got easier with the use of Jeep’s ParkSense rear park assist with stop, Parkview rear backup camera, and parallel and perpendicular park assist with full stop.
The rear ultrasonic detects an open space, measures it, and displays prompts for the driver to follow, such as engaging the gears. The vehicle controls the steering, and the driver controls the brakes.
The Jeep Cherokee keeps you on the road and safe with keyless entry, adaptive cruise control, automatic headlamps, and rain-sensing wipers.