For 2023, Jeep plans significant changes to its Cherokee small crossover's grade levels and powertrain. The Cherokee only comes in two trims now: Altitude Lux and Trailhawk. The base model, which used to come with front-wheel drive as standard, is no longer available, which has a big effect on the vehicle’s starting price. The 271-hp V-6 is also gone, replaced by a 2.7-liter 270-hp inline turbocharged, available only in the Trailhawk trim, which has been designed primarily for off-road use. The Altitude Lux offers a heated steering wheel, leather seats, and a remote start as standard. The current KL generation of the Cherokee, which debuted in 2014 and has remained mostly unchanged since then, will be discontinued in 2023. The Trailhawk trim is the pinnacle of Jeep Cherokee ownership, but it also comes with the highest price tag. Its powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine not only has a better towing capability, but it also has a higher EPA rating than the Altitude Lux's naturally-aspirated 2.4-liter engine. Jeep Active Drive Lock, which includes a locking rear differential and unique traction mode for getting out of especially muddy or rocky situations, comes standard on the Trailhawk and contributes to the vehicle's rougher appearance. Also, the Trailhawk gets more aggressive tires, a bigger infotainment screen, and a higher ground clearance by nearly an inch. To learn more about the payment options available for the 2023 Jeep Cherokee, please feel free to contact the finance department at Cranbrook Dodge.