Are you an adrenaline junkie looking to escape the city on the weekends? While you might need a family crossover for everyday duty, with a Jeep you get that and a lot more.

If that sounds like you, then the 2018 Jeep Cherokee might be your perfect vehicle. Its the perfect combination of rough and tough and sleek design. And the Trail Rated Trailhawk trim with its exclusive off-road equipment allows Jeep models to handle trails better than any other crossover.


The Jeep Cherokee is one of the best compact SUVs on the market today, and is joined by its little brother the Jeep Compass and the larger Grand Cherokee. All three models seat five people comfortably, and can be available with cloth, vinyl, or Nappa leather upholstery. The 2018 upgrades to Jeep models include a larger touch screen, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Going with the Cherokee will net you an award-winning interior, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, side rails, fog lamps, and the Jeep Cargo Management System.

The 2018 Cherokee comes standard with a four-cylinder engine at 184-horsepower and a nine-speed automatic transmission. There is an option to upgrade to the more powerful V6 engine at 271-horsepower. Both engines have an EPA-rating of 21 mpg in the city, the four-cylinder gets 30 mpg on the highway and the V6 drops to 29 mpg on the highway.

The Cherokee is a smooth ride on paved roads and gives you multiple four-wheel systems to choose from, making the 2018 Cherokee one of the best off-road vehicles in its class. It also has five traction modes: auto, snow, sport, sand/mud, and rock to get through any type of environment or weather condition.

But don't think the Compass is any slouch off-road due to its smaller size. Punching well above its weight, the Compass Trailhawk is perfect if you need a small crossover that can get you out to the campsite on weekends. And if you step up to the Grand Cherokee, you're in for a treat. With a beautiful interior as well as one of the most powerful V8 engine options on the market, the Grand Cherokee can go from refined street vehicle to off-road powerhouse. Sometimes, only a Jeep will do.

Smart Technology and Safety

There are a number of advanced safety features available. Adaptive Cruise Control automatically adjusts its speed to remain the same distance from the car ahead. Park Assist recognizes an opening and assists you in parking your vehicle by taking over the steering wheel and prompting you through the process.

Other features include auto-dimming rearview mirror, Rain-Sensing windshield wipers, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning, Blind-Spot Monitoring notifies you when another vehicle is too close, Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, Advanced Brake Assist with automatic emergency braking, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Jeep's Uconnect system keeps you connected so you can easily get directions, keep track of off-road adventures, and more. SiriusXM Guardian allows you to call for help in an emergency, get Roadside Assistance, and find your vehicle in a crowded parking lot.


When it comes to versatility, there's no SUV like a Jeep. Combining beautiful design and best-in-class off-road capabilities, Jeep's latest lineup is something truly special. Jeeps can handle trails better than any other SUV, but still provide great comfort and interior luxury for families and commuters alike. So, if you're looking for a Monday through Friday commuter vehicle that's capable of hitting the trails on the weekends, remember that the best SUVs are Jeeps.