Jeep Active Drive I features a single power transfer unit (PTU) which is fully automatic and delivers seamless operation in and out of four-wheel drive at any speed. The system does not require any driver intervention or feedback and is ideal for those who want an SUV with an all-weather-capable 4x4 system that is easy to use. Jeep Active Drive I offers balanced torque distribution with brake traction control. The four-wheel-drive performance results from a fully variable wet clutch housed in the rear drive module. The clutch supplies the proper amount of torque for any driving condition, including slippery conditions, aggressive starts and dynamic driving. Sophisticated algorithms enable the system to contribute to the driving dynamics while interacting with the electronic stability control (ESC) system when approaching the traction limits of the road surface.The rear axle disconnect feature only engages the 4x4 system when necessary for improved fuel efficiency.
The Jeep® Active Drive II 4x4 system with low-range is great for extra low-speed traction. It also has a neutral mode for flat towing behind an Recreational Vehicle.
Jeep® Cherokee Trailhawk® and its standard Trail Rated® Active Drive Lock 4x4 system provides exceptional 4x4 capability. Jeep Active Drive Lock includes II includes a two-speed PTU with torque management and low range and adds a locking rear differential to provide increased low-speed power when driving over extreme off-road trails. In the 4-Low mode, the system locks the front and rear drive shafts to ensure more power at low speeds and greater towing capability. Low range provides a 2.92:1 gear reduction that enhances climbing ability and offers outstanding crawl ratios for severe off-road conditions. The locking rear differential is selectable in any low-range terrain mode, but will lock automatically when in certain modes, such as “Rock,” to maximize tractive effort, which the tire patch can support. Jeep Active Drive Lock is standard on all Trailhawk models.
All the 4x4 systems of the Jeep Cherokee feature the Jeep brand’s renowned Selec-Terrain traction control system with four modes (five for the Trailhawk model, which adds the Rock mode to Auto, Snow, Sport and Sand/Mud). Selec-Terrain allows the driver, with a push of a button on the Selec-Terrain dial, to choose the on- and off-road setting best suited for optimum performance on any particular surface and is designed to optimize the four-wheel-drive systems for unsurpassed control and capability. Selec-Terrain electronically coordinates and optimizes up to 12 systems on any terrain providing enhanced vehicle control, including: drivetrain control module, electronic brake controller, ESC, transmission controller, powertrain controller and Selec-Speed Control (Hill-ascent and Hill-descent Control).
The new Jeep® Cherokee is also the first mid-size SUV to feature rear-axle disconnect, resulting in reduced energy loss when 4x4 capability isn’t needed and improving fuel efficiency. The rear-axle disconnect seamlessly switches between two- and four-wheel drive for full-time torque management and does not require input from the driver.
Warm seats on a cold winter day are a delightful luxury. When you add the Cold Weather Group to your Jeep® Cherokee, you'll get heated front seats, a heated steering wheel as well as a windshield wiper deicer, remote vehicle start and all-weather floor mats. For Trailhawk models, we throw in an off-road accessory kit.
Jeep® Cherokee offers more than 70 standard and available safety and security features including full-length side-curtain and side-thorax airbags, Lanesense Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-path Detection.
Parking can be difficult sometimes. To help make things a bit easier, Cherokee features an advanced system that recognizes openings and prompts you with commands on how to park in a space. Just push a button to engage the ultrasonic sensors for parking assistance. This system works with the ParkSense® Front and Rear Park Assist System to add an extra measure of safety and security.
The All-New Cherokee offers a cocoon of Safety and Security features as well as coaching aids to help you be in control and make better decisions. Just a few of the many available systems include: Blind Spot Monitoring+, a ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera with dynamic grid lines and Electronic Stability Control.
Keyless Enter’n’Go allows to unlock the vehicle by touching the front door handles when the key fob is on your body. Once inside you just press the START/STOP button while stepping on the brake pedal to start the engine.
The ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera helps you back out with confidence. The system displays a rearview video image with dynamic distance gridlines when in reverse. During parking and other similar maneuvers, this system helps bring previously hidden rear objects to your attention on-screen.