For the second year in a row, the Jeep Cherokee is ranked number one on the Cars.com annual American-Made Index! In deciding this, the AMI considers major factors to zero in on the economic impact of a given model such as assembly location, domestic-parts content determined by the American Automobile Labeling Act, engine sourcing, transmission sourcing, and factory jobs provided by each automaker's U.S. plants. Manufactured in Belvidere, Illinois, the Jeep Cherokee competes in the largest SUV segment in the United States and sells more than 2 million annually. 

Many factors lead to this decision as the 2019 Jeep Cherokee boasts a brand-new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower to go along with the 2.4-liter and the 3.2-liter V6. This year's Cherokee also delivers an authentic and more premium design with the additions of larger air vents, more soft-touch materials, and more storage room than ever before. The Cherokee's infotainment system also gets an upgrade with a 7-inch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The exterior includes a new nose with new LED headlights and reshaped taillights. The top-rated Trailhawk also gets a more rugged look with its beefy tires, black-out hood, and red tow hooks.First produced in 1974 the Jeep Cherokee arrived as a replacement SUV for the Jeepster Commando and was designed to appeal to younger drivers though the Wagoneer it had been based initially off was intended to be a family SUV. The Jeep Cherokee holds an essential place in the history of body styles as the first time anyone used the term "sports utility vehicle" was with the 1974 Cherokee brochure. 

The first generation of the Jeep Cherokee was produced until 1984 when a more lightweight version with a unibody design took over. This version of the Cherokee would go on to create the modern SUV and lead to much more competition within the community. From 2002 to 2007 the Cherokee changed to the Liberty to not be confused with the Grand Cherokee. Continuing with the unibody construction, this was the first Jeep with rack and pinion steering and was also the first Jeep to utilize the new Powertech engines. Still going by the name Jeep Liberty in its fourth generation, the demand was higher for a smaller, more efficient SUV, so Jeep decided to discontinue the four-cylinder engine in favor of a V6. Now in its fifth generation, the Jeep Cherokee has gone back to its nameplate in 2014 and went from a compact SUV to midsize.

You can find a terrific selection of new and used Jeep Cherokees here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM! We also offer all the latest Mopar parts and accessories ranging from spark plugs to brake rotors. Need your Cherokee to get a tune-up? All you need to do is head to the dealership and schedule an appointment with one of our friendly and knowledgeable mechanics! And if you would like to learn more about the Jeep Cherokee feel free to browse our inventory and then come down and take a test drive!  

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